As I mentioned yesterday, courtesy of my Internet provider, I was able to go through a stack of books and magazines on the corner of my desk. The November 2009 issue of Parents magazine had several pages turned down, so I looked to see what had piqued my interest whenever it was that I read the magazine. The article entitled Life in the Slow Lane by Doug Most was bent on every page! (I checked to see if I could link to the article yet, but the website only has up to July on-line.)
The message is really nothing new . . . lots of parents want to slow down their lives and the lives of their children, tips on how to do it, etc. But what I really loved was the link to the Slow Family Living website, a really beautiful website with numerous suggestions, ideas, e-books, workshops and classes. (This also reminded me about my post on bumbling.) Although it might be a bit late now, you can order and download their e-book, Creating YOUR Slow Holiday. Might need to get that to look at next year! There is a section about creating your family mission statement which I think is a fabulous idea! I see that as such a great way to have a conversation (or two or three!) with my husband about this family that we are continually creating! I also think that one of the best things about this website is that they advertise Brain, Child magazine, truly my most favorite magazine at this time. I only wish that it came out monthly instead of quarterly!
For me, in spite of the blogging about Hundred Dollar Holiday, there is something in the air that is really starting to stress me out! Maybe a few more deep breaths and a little more yoga will help! Or a few more trips to Slow Family Living!