I made these tonight, using natural peanut butter, honey, coconut, oatmeal, cinnamon, vanilla, golden raisins, and mini chocolate chips (and no seeds).  They were so delicious, like cookie dough but without the raw egg and all the sugar.  Next time I’ll use a smaller kind of oatmeal.  I used the old fashioned oats in tonight’s batch and their large flake made it difficult to gets the balls formed.  And there will definitely be a next time for these.


Project for this weekend: chore chart cards good for readers and pre-readers alike.

I’d like a homemade option for the pre-packaged oatmeal bars we’ve been eating lately.  I want the same convenience with less preservatives.  These look just about right.

German photographer Christoph Gielen’s photographs amaze me.  They look natural, even though the subjects are man-made and infrastructural.

I crave articles and discussions about how different women juggle the various demands of home, children, and work.  Maybe because I am always striving to balance it all better, more efficiently, more …?

Recently A Cup of Jo posted an amazing series  focused on moms who work from home or work for themselves.  I devoured each post, and reread many of them a few times over.

Today Girl’s Gone Child posted an interview with working mom Molly Stern that touches on some issues of juggling work and motherhood (and also makeup) (and also insightful thoughts on celebrity women).  I devoured it too, and bookmarked it for later re-reading.

Do you know of any other series or posts like this?  How do you juggle it all?

I know what we’re having for breakfast tomorrow.

Quite possibly the most perfect living room ever.  I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time studying it.

I watched the Blairs’ House Hunters International episode on YouTube this morning.  It was so neat to see my favorite blogger and her family in action!

This is how I’m wearing my hair today.  It step one in an attempt to try different things with my style.  It was easy enough to do, but now I’m having trouble keeping the scarf from sliding off my head.  Any suggestions?

I found these portraits of rich Russian children to be stunning but also slightly haunting (via A Cup of Jo).  The accompanying interview with photographer Anna Skladmann was interesting reading.