Week in Review

Week in Review 3/16/18

I hope everyone had a great week. Thanks for checking out my weekly series, Week in Review, posted every Friday. Enjoy a recap of how the week went down and tell me about yours.

1) What’s gotten my attention this week?

On Open Letter to the Keyboard Warrior Sanctimommies. After reading comments on a random parenting article on Facebook this week, coming across this Keyboard Warrior post really resonated with me.  I’m floored by the way grown adults interact with each other. I don’t care if it is online. There are actual people on the other end of whatever is being typed. There is no way we would let our kids speak to each other the way moms (or just people in general) do to one another online. No way.

2) What blog post should you check out?

Planet Simon is a fun, creative blog to follow. It’s full of all things fantasy, sci-fi, and science. For example, this post Creating my Own Universe where Simon walks us through turning a drawing of a spaceship into digital art. How flipping cool is that? Check it out.

**I had a Meet and Greet recently where I asked bloggers to share their favorite posts from 2017. I’m going to a highlight a post a week from the links left. If you would like to leave a link and have a piece highlighted on a Week in Review post, click here and leave it in the comments.**

3) What’s been going on this week?

It’s been a busy week. Work has been busy, and daylight savings is the devil. That pretty much sums it up.

4) What’s going on this weekend?

I don’t know yet. Spring break is starting, and I have lots of stuff I would love to do with the kids. Of course though, we will be gauging my pregnancy energy and playing it by ear. Are you doing anything for spring break? Also, can we do a nationwide implementation where grownups get a spring break too?

5) Did you miss this post?

I HATE getting my oil changed. I feel like they are trying to take advantage of me. Anyone else experience this or feel this way?


6) What did my kids create?

In between some cold weather, we have had some pretty weather too. So during a good weather window I cleared off the back porch, put a bunch of different paint colors in coffee filters, and let the kids have free reign. There was no guidance or direction. They just got to do whatever they could come up with.

Back porch kid paintings using coffee filters


If it’s not his idea, my 5-year-old son usually loses interest in any arts and crafts project within minutes of starting. He spent an entire hour quietly and thoughtfully making piece after piece.

Back porch kid paintings


My 3 year daughter was VERY proud of her splatter paint experiment.

Splatter painting


She also painted the bottom of one of her feet pink and the other purple. Then she stomped on the paper until she created this, which I think turned out beautifully.

Foot stomp painting

I am impressed and so proud with what they created. In fact, any time I’ve needed a pick-me-up this week, I’ve pulled up these pictures to look at. They just make so happy.


Thanks for reading. How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?

– Lacey 

19 thoughts on “Week in Review 3/16/18

  1. Omg “Sanctimommy”… the name alone is genius 😂

    I had to read that and she makes some great points. There really is a ton of outraged rants instead of civil discourse these days… I’m suffering outrage fatigue myself, lol.

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  2. Much loving to you, Lacey! This is such a great post. 🙂 Your kids create such masterpieces — how cool is it that your daughter made a painting with her feet, and your son painted for an HOUR?

    I hope you are having the greatest start to your Spring Break. I’m at a spiritual retreat this weekend in the beautiful Santa Barbara, CA. Lots of mountains, peaceful meditation, and good friends. ❤ Much love to you and your family, Lacey! Blessings, Debbie

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  3. Feet painting!! Your kids are the best!! Love that they were engaged for so long– it shows how much they love it. And I think Spring Break (and Christmas time too) should be open to all adult jobs! I’m with you on that! Hope your Easter is a memorable one– Do yo do the egg hiding thing?? (we have them ready for the grand-girls here!). hugs hugs Lacey.

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    1. Me too (about spring and Christmas break)! I think it would make people happier and it would be easier on families.
      We go to an egg hunt where my dad and step mom live, and we usually dye them too. I’m hoping to make it to church Sunday. I haven’t been in months!


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