Best of the Web – February 13

Hi everyone, time for some weekend reading!  Don’t forget- I’m hosting a giveaway for a $25 Amazon giftcard.  Click HERE.

Usually I only post my favorite links from the past week, but since we were away for 3+ weeks, you’ll get a few older ones.

Most popular Instagram photo of the week. My big 6-yr-old at the top of Mt. Wellington, Hobart.


The Rare Case When a Woman Gives Birth In Flight – Am I the only one who has thought about this?  Interesting read!

Family-Friendly Places to Stay in London–  London is expensive, here are some options for every budget.

Saving Money

15 Things to Buy at Trader Joe’s– I don’t shop at Trader Joe’s often (it’s 30 minutes away).  However, when I do go, I’ve never had much of a strategy.  This is a good post to help you buy only the best products.

The Challenge of Getting Rid of Stuff– I love this so much.  Spending time in Australia made Brian and I realize that Australians live with way less STUFF.  There are no basements or attics, so it’s difficult to hoard.  We got rid of about 8 small boxes of things right after Christmas.  I’ve already started another box. Clutter sucks.  “Remember, an ideal life is one where you get a lot of fulfillment out of how you spend your time and that you have possessions that support that fulfillment. Possessions that don’t support that fulfillment are unnecessary. They just soak up your money and your financial freedom. They fill up space and make you live in a larger home than necessary. They require you to spend more time doing maintenance – dusting, moving things around, and so forth.”  Amen


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Best of the Web- Columbus Day edition

This weekend was crazy busy but wonderful!  In the barrage of family time, food, and GARTH BROOKS, I didn’t have time to share my favorite links!  So alas, here they are, just two days late.  Some of you have the day off, so you’ll have the time to read!



There are so many ways to die via Lisa-Jo Baker

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“Sending the message to women entrepreneurs that we must leave our emotions at home is an outdated concept that needs revision… Often, men are praised by the same women who berate other women for being vulnerable enough to show emotion. If there is going to be a hard-and-fast rule, it must be applicable to everyone. We all have tear ducts.”   I cried on ‘Shark Tank’ last week, and I’m not sorry about it via Inc.  I watched the episode and while I thought Miss Bey’s pitch was weak, it had nothing to do with her tears.  



Saving ALL THE MONEY- personal upkeep via Our Nest in the City

My state made the list!  **sigh**  The 9 Best State 529 College Savings Plans via Wise Bread



A round-up of fall activities based on your locale.  Fun Fall Activities across the US, Canada, and the UK via Kids are a Trip

6 Ways to Spend a Day in Oxford via Finding the Universe.  I’ve done 3/6 of these, and the photojournalism alone on this blog is enough to make your mouth water for a day in Oxford!


Have a great Monday and a great week!