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I made it to the border of my Settler Shawl! It has a fun stitch pattern that I’ve never tried before. I can’t wait to get this finished and see how the finished shawl looks!
I’m barely reading at all lately, but have been sneaking in little bits of Rachel Balducci‘s Raising Boys Is a Full-Contact Sport (This version doesn’t seem to be in print, but the same book under a different title is available here.) It’s a fun read, short essays on raising boys, humorous and not at all complain-y. I bought the book this summer after hearing Rachel speak at a conference. She helped me to let go of some things, namely thinking I needed to do x, y, or z, because “better” moms do those things,etc. and feel more confident about my own style of parenting. I approached her after her talk all silly and gushy saying something along the lines of, “I think that hearing you speak is the real reason I was supposed to be at this conference.” She handled my gushing very graciously. 🙂