Friday Five: Fun Things This Week

Friday Five: Fun Things This Week

This week has been a little slower, which is nice.

It’s about time to slow down. I’ve been able to rest some, do some cleaning, and get a few things done.

Here are 5 things from this calm week:

  1. I saw this shirt on Zulily. It looked like Pippin and I HAD to have it. It may be slightly inappropriate, but I had to have it.

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2. There are two new podcasts that I found this week that I’m liking:


The Room Where It’s Happening is a great Hamilton fan podcast. They are featuring celebs talking about Hamilton. The first episode had Adam Savage from Mythbusters!  Also, Science VS is great. It’s from Gimlet (who has several great podcasts) and goes into scientific arguments about hot topics. I enjoyed their gun debate and the talk about attachment parenting.

3. I’m trying to eat dates. Some research has shown that eating dates can help you go into labor naturally…so I’m eating dates (anything to help get this bebe out!).  They are a little sweet for me to eat straight up, and some of the date ball recipes have too many carbs.  I’ve adapted this one to fit my gestational diabetes diet…and the lemon cuts the sweetness perfectly.  Pretty good! I am digging my lemon date bites.

4. This week I’m loving Bethany at Doulas of Northwest Arkansas. We hired her to do some in-home birth classes (I was worried Tyler would have to miss the traditional hospital class due to work) and we have LOVED getting to know her and learn from her.  While we aren’t using her for traditional birth doula services, we are taking advantage of some of the pre- and post-partum support they offer.  This is not sponsored, I have just really enjoyed the partnership with her and their company. Super professional, understanding, and not overly “crunchy hippie” as far as doulas go. She has been very supportive and understanding and open. If you’re having a baby in NWA or the River Valley, call them.  Even if you don’t want a doula at your birth, they have lots of supportive options.

5. The funeral for Cpl Bill Cooper was this week. Tyler actually had to work on the day of the funeral, so he didn’t get to attend…and I didn’t think I could attend my first LEO funeral alone. I was able to listen to the livestream online. Many officers came to town for the procession, which was over an hour of police and law enforcement vehicles from around the country (Tyler says he saw Chicago and Florida!). There were pictures of people lining the procession route to pay respects to him, his family, and the LEO community. The most touching photo was of children from a school- and the photographer said they stood saluting and with hands over hearts for the entire hour procession.  Brings tears to my eyes! Sweet kids. 13995504_1048885335207122_1627546974558491485_o.jpg

How was your week? We have big weekend plans- hospital birth class and a baby shower! Woohoo!





  1. OMG that shirt…. I need that! I missed it on zulilly…

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