Abby met her new niece on a recent trip to Portland.
Sarah is looking for listener tips on how to make the walk home from school more fun.
Abby read Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, and while she found value there she is also realizing that she may need to take a break from fiction for younger readers.
Sarah finished We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates. If you aren’t ready to commit to the whole book, she recommends reading The Case for Reparations.
Exercise and fitness
We discuss our philosophy around fitness, what we like to do for exercise, how we incorporate movement in our families, and what we do to get back on track when we’re in a slump. Last year we talked about our participation in organized activities and sports, so if you’d like to hear more about that you can listen here.
Sarah’s been instituting casual dinners when Neil is working late–snacky food, fewer rules.
Abby made an udon noodle soup that was okay, but what she really wants is an easy-to-make yet amazingly delicious ramen recipe. If listeners know of such a thing, please share!
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