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Quotable Friday & Weekend Links: Anna Quindlen Edition

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Love this from Anna Quindlen.

Here are some other things from around the web I found worth bookmarking:

In her informative, entertaining TED Talk, Kelly Corrigan explains why we should read more, and also helps us with what to read: “read personal narrative, read poetry, read op-ed, read Doris Kerns Goodwin, and Louisa May Alcott, and Captain Underpants.”

Trying out slow parenting is about life with young kids, but it has lessons for all of us.

Similarly, Gretchen Rubin gives us 13 tips for being happier in your new home, but they work equally well if you’ve been in your home a while, even a long while.

Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Julie, loved reading the 13 tips for your new home….”Keep something purple in every room.” For our household, and many family and friends, this is our GO TO color!
    With the simplify system you have been sharing with us, I wanted to share a book that is kept (with a porcelain teapot) on the bottom shelf of a small table in our den. A friend gave it to me, so I always think of Peggy (her family was transferred away from KC 8 years ago.) “Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy” by Sarah Ban Breathnach published back in ’95. She gave this book to me the year I began teaching at the young age of 50! It was such a blessing to me during that very difficult year of transition of working full time after being home to raise our children.

    1. Kathy, I know that book! I think I owned it at one time. What a wonderful gift. And how inspiring that you began teaching at 50. I love that example.

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