Caring for and talking to children all day can limit your conversation skills so I try and squeeze in time to do learn about something different to talk about.
- Game of Thrones passes the time but a big commitment!
- Rich Dad Poor Dad makes you think about how you can invest your talents to become a business owner rather than employee.
- Might be hard to find but the Wealthy Barber covers the basics of financial planning with a Canadian outlook. Have you got your will, life insurance, pension all sorted?
- Girls Will Be Girls: Dressing Up, Playing Parts and Daring to Act Differently – makes you question why you think the way you do about gender.
- No regrets parenting – the first part is worth a read on reminders on what parenting can be about but the ideas are largely for older children and aligned to what I would hope to do. Main message I took was trying to be as present as possible when you are with your child ‘in the moment’ rather than ticking off/creating the mental to do list. But also scheduling time together so that you have time to create memories.
- First aid course book – worth an annual reread.
- I Love You But You Always Put Me Last: How to Childproof Your Marriage – makes you assess how you invest into different areas of your life with your marriage taking priority. I recall one stat being for every one negative interaction you need 20 positive ones to keep the marriage in balance!
- Toxic Childhood: how modern life is damaging our children…
and what we can do about it – talks about the impact of over protection and too much screentime.
- Quarterly Essay – Dear Life edition is well worth a read, especially if you have older family members to care for.
- Frankie – lots of lovely things.
- Barking up the wrong tree – “This site brings you science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life.”
- ABC babytalk – good topic specific episodes
- Serial – review of an old murder case
- The Moth – quick stories from lots of different people
- BBC radio 4 podcasts – I like ‘books and authors’, ‘book club’ and ‘Women’s hour’
- longest shortest time – good short articles mainly aimed at parents
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