This Week’s Warm Link Hugs: April 3

I have an addiction to my Google Reader. So to justify it, I’m sharing some of my favorite blog posts and articles that I’ve come across. I’m joining it up with Authentic Parenting’s Sunday Surf.

So, warm up your clicking fingers and please share your comment love to my warmest link hugs this week:

This week, I was thinking about blog quality vs blog quantity and whether there is a compromise between the two. While thinking about this, I read a bunch on traffic driving and it’s got me thinking about whether actively growing a blog is always a goal. A great guest post on Problogger about: Why Mom Didn’t Make It As A Blogger has some good advice for how to do it, if you choose to go that route.

If you’re looking to green up your life and take advantage of the accompanying frugal benefits, Authentic Parenting has a good post on Green Living: 25 Tips on Waste Reduction

If you’ve ever felt at the end of your rope with gentle sleep practices, The Connected Mom has a reassuring post that it isn’t any easier using CIO methods in Four Lies Sleep Trainers Tell You and One Truth They Won’t

Raising My Boy Chick points out the problems in the oft-used dichotomy between raising kids who are productive members of society and those who follow their hearts without regard  to fitting in: “Happy” kids or “productive” kids. The question is flawed.

I’m thinking about some future blog projects from some lists I’ve read recently. I love these Happiness Posts: Elephant Journal shares 32 Unusual Ways to Bring Abundance into Our Lives. And from Illuminated Mind: Your Dissatisfaction Is A Gift

I had a suggestion to branch out a bit in future posts and share some more home-related things like my favorite homemade foods, cleaning products, and homeschooling ideas. So, while I’m twisting my chicken into lotus pose for a photo, here is one of my favorite Perfect Roast Chicken recipe from Elana’s Pantry (and, it actually doesn’t have almond flour in it!)

“I am a breastfeeding Nazi.” Lay Baby Lay puts it all out there in Mommy Wars. She makes some great points about how being in the minority automatically places whatever you say under the extremist label.

This post from Think Body Electric is long but well-worth the read (especially good if you’re looking for several contemplative writing prompts) about valuing and integrating both our reason and spirit in: Thinking & Dreaming Yoga: Integrating Both Left & Right Brains to Change the World

From NVC, a great parenting article about hearing the “yes” in the “no.” There are a ton of great parenting and relationship articles here to explore

My favorite Imperfect Happiness Post I stalked enjoyed this week was Please and Thank you. And not because she references my post (Thank you, IP!) but because it shows how bloggers vibe off one another, refining and often improving upon different ideas we come across. I am passionate for print media, but electronic media has stolen me forever because it is alive!

Looking for more great reads? Please check out my Facebook Page and Follow my Google Reader where I share my even more of my favorite posts (and of course, surf on over to Authentic Parenting. She’s always got something good to read)

Did you make to the end? If you’ve got a List of Favorite Links that you blog, feel free to link it up below in the comments section!

I love comments and try to reply to each one. I look forward to connecting with you. Namaste

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