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Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Show and Tell

I cannot believe it’s Friday already! We have a fun weekend ahead. Our good friends Brandon and Wendy are in town with their kids, and my mom and sister come later today. It’s a party at the Maynard’s! As a result of the impending visitors, my house is spic and span clean. Feeling good!

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Here are some of my “Babbles” from this week!

Nate had me watch a documentary called The Crash Reel this week and it was fantastic. Click here to read more about it. Everyone should see it, especially parents and teens/young adults who play sports.

Dexter and Breaking Bad are both killing me right now. In a good way. Mostly. (I think I may have increased blood pressure by the time these shows are done.)

The very first song that I posted on Kitchen Tunage was from this totally cool music video by a Norwegian singer. It wasn’t on Spotify so I couldn’t ever listen to it except if I put the video on. I discovered this week that it’s now available on Spotify! Woohoo! (I think I might be the only person in the world who cares about this, but I am really excited!) Also, I am once again posting almost daily on the music blog, so the playlist keeps getting better and is keeping me great company when I cook!

Enough rambling from me (man, I’m talkative today!). Please share anything you’d like! Your own blog posts, stuff you found this week that you love, whatever!


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    Thanks for the info on Crash Reel. I’m going to look into it. Pre-kids I worked in a children’s hospital with TBI kids (among other kids). Plus, I have 2 boys who play tackle football, which always gets a bad rap among people whose kids don’t play tackle football. Never hurts to be cautious, I know…

    Anyway, I have to show & tell this week about how I am learning to “chill out” over school lunches! The truth of the matter is that middle school BOYS do not care if you are sending them to school with reduced sugar, organic, healthy, whatever. They want “cool” food like beef jerky, bags of chips, processed cookies, and gatorade. It really hit me this week that as my children get older and change that I also need to adapt and change along with them in certain ways (and I’m not just referring to school lunch, but since this is a food blog I will stick to food related content ;)). I cook the majority of our food from scratch and we always have a healthy breakfast and dinner every day. I can let my 6th grader have a little junk food in his lunch if that’s what makes him happy. I no longer believe that he will die from it (so easy to hyperventilate as a parent!). I’m just glad he still likes wheat bread!! Haha!

    Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jane Maynard

      feeding kids is my least favorite part of parenting – it’s complicated and it sounds like it doesn’t get any less so as they get older! moderation in all things, right? I think that’s the only way to make it work! thanks for sharing all of your thoughts!!

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    Nikki CB

    I love your post on kids snacks you loved and your kids love now! Very fun. Hmm, something to share? I’m reading The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene for my new book club. It’s the first book of his I’ve read. BUT I have lost it! (yes, library book). Cross your fingers for me that I can find it soon. I would like to go to the first book club! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Jane Maynard

      I will have to check out that book. and I am definitely crossing my fingers you find the library’s copy!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Love your blog so much,I love Jason’s Deli 3 bean salad so I recreated it at home ๐Ÿ™‚

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