Links we’ve loved #9

Fun love.

This is awe inspiring.

Little Fearse has been getting real kick out of Pixar Shorts this week. Some of them are that perfect length to maintain a 15 month olds interest. Here is her favourite so far.

This article made us chuckle, but it hides an issue worth considering. Not buying stuff we do not need is only one consideration in a journey towards responsible citizenship. We really need to consider where our world is headed, what we can do to help it and what we will do if it gets to that sad place.

This article was linked in the comments of the previous article. It has us thinking differently about our own clothes washing habits already. Often something will be washed when it might just need an air. Any reading that can change our mindsets for the better is worthy reading.

Little Fearse is popping out the teeth like there is no tomorrow. It’s got us thinking a bit about how we’re going to keep them clean. She has enjoyed brushing her teeth with her finger sitting on the bench in the bathroom while we clean ours. We considered it a good opportunity to introduce her to the idea of the toothbrush, rather than forcing it on her when she’s not interested. A bit of research unearthed this company who make natural toothpaste (we’re not getting that yet) and biodegradable / recyclable toothbrushes for littlies. We picked up a toothbrush which Little Fearse uses to brush her tongue and a finger brush which she will sometimes let us run over her teeth and gums.

It has also led to more pinterest browsing of crafts Mama will never do.

Aubrey Plaza would make an adorable Daria and we wish this was real.

Happy weekend – got any links you can recommend?

Love,

The Fearses

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Links we’ve loved #9

We have had a gorgeous and busy weekend. Hopefully these links will lead you nicely into a bright new week.

If you are not inspired to get started by at least one of these terrific decluttering resources then you should probably sign up for your own episode of Hoarders now, because you’re incurable.

Seize your mornings! We don’t necessarily agree with all of this advice, but the idea of developing a great relationship with mornings appeals to us.

How to be a cheap bastard. What would you do with the savings? We’d like to travel…or (says the sensible voice on the shoulder) pay off more of our mortgage.

We have started to notice a huge improvement in our happiness. We’re normally pretty happy people but lately we’ve felt radiantly happy. This advice is really great advice for those of you who would like to be happier. Happiness is really worth striving for. It makes everything easier and better.

Some great tips for living simply with kids.

Hip hop humour. This reminds Mama of the time we ‘accidentally’ went to a medieval festival in New York and one of the referees of the quiddich match was wearing a t-shirt with the slogan “I’ve got 99 problems but a snitch ain’t one”. Clever and dorky. (Clorky?)

Surprising things that the writers of Back to the Future correctly predicted. Was Back to the Future written by secret scientists? Or is technological development just really boringly predictable?

A great article about Big Poppa’s favourite artist at the moment.

This is an issue that really upsets us as parents of a daughter and makes us both glad that we’re able to pass on to Little Fearse many toys from our own childhood that don’t suffer from skankification.

Kids are funny, these parents know.

And finally, Little Fearse’s video of the week.

Have a great Monday.

Mama, Big Poppa and Lil Fearse xoxox

Links we’ve loved #8

If you are, or ever were a Seinfeld fan (we all know they jumped the shark eventually, but some people managed to push through and maintain their love) you will probably think this is amazing.

On a related note, we have really been enjoying Jerry’s latest project, even though Mama gets rage from the bad stock coffee making shots.

This article explores the reason why Aboriginal Hip Hop isn’t given more attention in Australia – something that needs to change.

A list of minimalist don’t haves (not ours). Meanwhile, we kind of love the simplicity of this page. Our layout bothers us, but is the only one we can find that has a print large enough for Dad to read, and that, to us, is more important than how it looks.

Although neither of us are into the idea of dropping your butts, this is a pretty innovative idea.

If you’re renting the conundrum of hiding ugly fittings won’t be new to you. We like these solutions!

This entry really resonated with us. That feeling that no matter what you’re doing that feels right there are a million other things that you know you should be doing better. Also helps to reiterate the need to stop comparing. What we are doing is what we are doing. It’s not what we are recommending you do and you know, the other way ’round.

If you have a quiet moment you may enjoy these inspiring TED talks. Mama has just watched the first one so far and was blown away. Looking forward to hunting own some half hour patches to watch the rest (maybe when cooking, aye?).

This kind of freaks Mama and BP out but Little Fearse likes to sing along…in a kind of babbly way.

Have a great weekend,

Mama, BP and Lil’ Fearse xoxox