• Hallie @ Daily Bites

    posted on October 12, 2013 at 7:01 am

    I’m reading Daring Greatly right now. Definitely worth the read! :)

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    Amy Reply:

    @Hallie @ Daily Bites, You’ve already been Daring Greatly, my sweet friend!! I am so excited to see what comes next for you. xoxo

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  • Kathy

    posted on October 12, 2013 at 11:22 am

    How People Grow by Henry Cloud and John Townsend is a great book and one I think you would really like Amy, it really made a difference in my life. Probably the best spiritual growth book I have ever read. The other book I love is One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, short, but packed with inspiration and the challenge to be thankful daily. That being said, I am thankful for all I have learned from you about living gluten and sugar free. You have made such a difference in my life! Bless you!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Kathy, Thank you for the suggestions. I’ll add them to my list. I’ve never heard of either books. I do, however, believe firmly in the power of gratitude. It has literally transformed my life. I appreciate you sharing that my work has helped you. And, I am grateful for you reading my blog and participating. It is the highlight of what I do. Hugs!!

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  • Susan

    posted on October 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I second what Kathy said about How People Grow. Excellent book. Actually anything by Henry Cloud and/or John Townsend is worth reading. They are two authors who really have helped me on my life journey. The Gifts of Imperfection sounds absolutely wonderful. I’ve added it to one of my wish lists. I read Rick Warren’s book ages ago, seemingly in another life…

    I’m glad you share things like your reading list and similar things. That kind of sharing can seriously enrich the life of others.

    Now I feel totally guilty for finishing my pantry project… Hope yours gets better soon, and that Nate does, too.

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    Amy Reply:

    @Susan, You are a riot!! I am going to finish mine. But it’s just taking longer than I’d like. I am very excited to see your finished product. :)

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  • Barb

    posted on October 12, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    If you have too much to do on your list, it’s because you have 2 children under the age of 3! Cut yourself a break! Just from your posts, it’s obvious that you’re a terrific mother and that is the first priority. As they get older and need less hands on help, there will be time for the other things. Pat yourself on the back once in a while!

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    Amy Reply:

    @Barb, You hit the nail on the head, Barb! The truth is that I take on way more than I should – and then I either can’t finish it or I am frantic. Yes, they’re my first priority. Always. Now I just need to stop sliding in things I don’t have time for. And, just like you said, with two little ones you don’t have much time for anything else. They are my ‘on purpose.’

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  • Ricki

    posted on October 12, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Nate looks so sweet and peaceful in that photo–hope the li’l guy is feeling better! And thanks for the mention of my “porridge” recipe! Very kid-friendly, too. ;)

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    Amy Reply:

    @Ricki, I should make it for Nate, Ricki. He loves pumpkin. Adding that to my meal planning (and yes, I’m doing it late on a Saturday night!)

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  • Wendy

    posted on October 13, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I second what Barb said. You are in such a precious time with your boys being so little. You are wise to recognize that now is the time to eliminate excess “stuff” that we are all so tempted to let creep in. It may not feel like it now – when days can sometimes seem long – but you are going to blink and the boys will be older and you’ll be left wondering what happened to your babies. I said yesterday that I’d give anything for another day with the two of them when they were 2 and 3.

    Great book suggestions, I will check them out!

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  • Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free

    posted on October 13, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    My suggestion: Don’t let anything get in the way of PURPOSEfully hugging your little ones while you can — they grow up so fast! And somehow the peanut butter will turn up.

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