More interesting things I’ve found over the last week …

The Way of the Peaceful Parent
So totally one of these pieces that inspire, and promise to make things so much easier if only you manage to implement the recommendations. This from a chap who has six – SIX!!! – kids: “there is no such thing as stress-free parenting”. He’s got that right, and he’s also got lots of ideas how to make it less fraught. I do quite a few of them already but there’s always room for improvement.

Simple projects to improve your photography
I absolutely loathe the term “Momtographie” (too American and twee for my liking), but there are some really useful yet simple ideas in here. Target practice, for one!

I’ll do it tomorrow
From one of my internet heroes, Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple, a look at why we procrastinate and how to actually get important stuff done.

Co-operation over competition
I definitely belong to Camp Co-Operation rather Camp Competition, though that’s not to say I can be competitive now and again in something I know I’m good at. If you’re the co-operative type you’ll relate to this piece on how much better life feels when you work with the folk in your life rather than against them.

Monday mornings – get your week off to a great start
I get up early (cause I have to), I leave behind a clean house, I have a to-do list, but I’d rather die than exercise. What do you do on Monday mornings to help your week go well?

Sweet potato chip thingies done in the microwave
I try not to eat normal tatties (they make me FAT) and I definitely don’t eat crisps, so it’s nice to know there’s a lower-carb alternative to white tatties and not cooked in nasty vegetable oil that’s overloaded with unhealthy omega-6 and polyunsaturated fatty acids. This is a great savoury snack that’s also very easy to make.

I want a house like this
Unfortunately I think the chances of me ever actually having a house like this are zero but I’m putting my order in now for my next lifetime.

Ever stuck what to write about?
Great inspiration and heaps of ideas in here – fill in the blanks!

Until next week … :-)

The danger of making assumptions
Sticking a toe out of the comfort zone