I really want to make this 5 Ingredient Meatless Monday dish from Carrots N Cake.
The most amazing blackout curtains ever are on sale for 50% off. I just bought a set for our bedroom (we already have them in Henry’s room). SUPER EXCITED.
I have a car seat question… Henry (who is 2 in a few weeks) is still rear-facing. Wahoo! (The AAP recommends you rear-face until 2 years.) I was thinking about flipping him around because I know he’d enjoy it a lot more, and we have a lot of tantrums over getting into the car… But I guess I’m scared to flip because rear-facing is so much safer. Do any parents have any thoughts on this? When did you flip?
Peter Hollens and his wife did a Phantom of the Opera medley! My life is complete.
I recently discovered that Swim Bike Mom has a Facebook group called Tri-Fecta. It’s really awesome, highly active, and involves tons of supportive women who are involved in triathlons. Whether you’re a newbie or doing you’re second Ironman, I think you’d love this group if you love triathlons!
I wanted to share this oldie but goodie: Cease Fire on the Mommy Wars. Good food for thought.
And lastly – a quote of the day!
See you in a bit – I have a fun announcement about this weekend coming up.
“In Sweden, it is standard practice to keep their children rear-facing up to the age of 5, or as much as 55 lbs. From 1992 through June 1997, only 9 children properly restrained rear-facing died in motor vehicle crashes in Sweden, and all of these involved catastrophic crashes with severe intrusion and few other survivors.” – CPSafety website
There are car seats that will work for rear-facing children for as long as possible. It would be safest for all of us to ride rear facing, but someone has to drive the car! Diono Radian is one brand of seat that will rear face as long as you want and will never have to buy another car seat again. I wish I knew that before buying our Britax Marathon 70.
Keeping children rear facing is a real parenting choice, and that’s it. Again, it’s safer for all of us to ride rear facing, so parents need to decide if and when to turn their kids around. It’s purely a personal decision, beyond the law of keeping children rear facing until 1 year.