As someone who identifies as a Boston lifer, April 15, 2013 changed how I feel about and experience this city; I'm sure that's the case for many. In the immediate days following the Boston Marathon bombings, I experienced many moments of clarity and dissonance. And every day since, I have experienced small touch points (e.g., errands on Boylston, communication with family in Watertown, runner friends training for April 21, my own modest runs) that make me think about the tragedy and its intense, penetrating ripple effect.
When it comes to holidays, I'm all about pretty and simple. I do admire the aesthetics of fancy egg decorating projects, but they're just not practical when you're trying to execute (and also have fun with!) craft projects with kids. As I was prowling for ideas to work on with the girls this coming weekend, I decided to share 10 easy Easter egg ideas where the steps are few and the results are beautiful. The hard part will be narrowing down which options to try!
Happy Monday, I hope you had a great weekend! One of our weekend events was participating in our school's garden/grounds cleanup, and I have to say it was one of the best things we've done as a family in recent memory! If your school or community has a cleanup coming up, participate! It was so fun to be part of a community/nature effort and have the kids helping out and running around outside for several hours! Meanwhile, I hope you have a great week on tap; here's a roundup of events to enjoy via the Weekly Blueprint:
It has felt amazing to get back out running these last couple of weeks; it’s pretty much the only time when I'm alone with my thoughts! A couple of years ago, after reading reviews and trying them on in-store, I bought my first pair of Mizuno Wave Prophecy runners and they are awesome. I have cranky feet (bunions, etc.) and these shoes are wonderfully lightweight and supportive (and colorful!). I bought my second pair last fall and am eyeing these colorful new models when it's time to replace my current pair!
Happy Friday everyone, I hope you're enjoying the warmer temps; it's been so fantastic to shed the winter layers! Hopefully the rain will hold off this weekend and we all can spend plenty of time outside. On that, enjoy this roundup of 20 fun event picks for the weekend. And be sure to enter to win these Listen To Your Mother tickets; it's going to be a great show and will make for a fun night out with friends!