A Few Things

October 7, 2011

Hello, Friends. How are you? Was it a good week for you? I’m ready for the weekend! We have family coming to town tomorrow — my sister-in-law Carol and my niece, Lindsey. We can’t wait! They’re bringing an empty suitcase and we have big plans to go shopping and fill it up. : )

In addition to the grocery list and touristy stuff, here are a few things that I’ll be discussing with Ben Blair this weekend:
- My bro-in-law, Paul Ferney’s new site! (His piece at top is called California Fall.)
- LOVE this article. Makes me think about the words I use with my kids.
- A new site that caught my eye.
- Marriage advice from a happy couple.
- My brother Salem sent me a link to this wild street art.
- Work Life Balance (plus me!) on the Huffington Post.
- So many good Kirtsy slideshows this week. This one is all about neon.

I also write for Babble.com. Here are this week’s posts:
- Ten cozy cardigans for fall!
- These are at the very top of my wishlist right now.
- I’m already a fan of Wee Gallery. Look what else they made.
- A new in-print mag for kids. (Their site is gorgeous!)
- Gorgeous new line for your daughters at Anthropologie.

Have a wonderful weekend! I hope you have some fun discussions at your house too. I’ll meet you back here on Monday. I miss you already.

kisses,
Gabrielle

P.S. — Did I tell you I’m headed to NYC next Wednesday? I’m so excited!

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jennifer October 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Loved the ‘praise’ article and posted it to my blog for working parents. Thanks so much!!

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2 Damaris October 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Loved the marriage article. Thanks for posting it.

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3 Amanda October 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I love the advice about marriage! I’m not anywhere close to being married but it seems like sound advice to me!

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4 Ana October 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I know I always say I love your lists, but i DO.

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5 Jenny P October 7, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Love everything :) As usual.

Yay for NY visits! The weather here is pretty amazing right now, hope it stays that way for your trip!

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6 Michelle October 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

The wired article is from a chapter in Nurture Shock. A great book that will change the way you parent. I highly recommend it.

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7 Stephanie Grey October 7, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Dear Gabrielle, Thank you for these great resources. I loved reading the article about praise and children. I am currently reading ‘Between Parent and Child’ (Dr. Haim Ginott), and there is a lot of focus on some of these same ideas. And I love the marriage blog! This comes at a great time, when I need to be reminded of what’s important. hope all is well with you and your family.

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8 Jen October 7, 2011 at 8:53 pm

It’s thanksgiving here in Canada and we took a road trip from Quebec to see our friends in Ontario for the weekend. My husband is attending his high school reunion as well and I plan to shop in English stores (!) and spend time in the pool with the kids!!! And it’s supposed to be around 25 degrees (celcius) all weekend! What luck! Anyways I hope you have as much fun with your family this weekend as we are going to. Toodles!

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9 Alison Fennell October 8, 2011 at 8:07 am

That landscape is so potent and autumnal! I love this season. Sounds like you have a rich mix of fun things to do – have a great weeekend – Alison

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10 Sara October 8, 2011 at 8:10 am

I need those cardigan ideas this morning! First snow of the season in Denver today :)

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11 Jewels October 9, 2011 at 11:21 am

Did you HAVE to tell me about the new Anthropology kids line??? My baby clothes addiction is growing up.

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12 wordplayhouse® October 10, 2011 at 6:30 am

Stunning paintings by Mr. Ferney you linked to here.

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13 Juan October 10, 2011 at 9:13 am

That wired article is really interesting. It goes to show that giving kids an over inflated ego really may not be the most healthy choice.

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14 Kathleen October 10, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Perfect time to come to NYC – the weather here is getting better every day!

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15 Kathleen October 10, 2011 at 6:12 pm

P.S. Your BIL’s paintings are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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