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What I’ve Been Reading: February 2015

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I thought it might be kind of fun to let you guys see what I’ve been reading lately.  At the beginning of each month, I’ll post any book titles I’ve been reading and memorable articles I’ve read this month.

…not that we don’t all waste too much time browsing the internet already.  Here’s to a few more articles!

If you read/have read any of the articles, feel free to leave some feedback in the comments.  I always love to hear other opinions.



Why We Quit Homeschooling Admittedly, both my kids are years away from school, but this was an interesting read since I was a homeschooler. (And the follow up article: What I Discovered When We Quit Homeschooling)

We Are Wealthy. And Why It Matters. Great article to change your perspective a bit. (Also, I love this blog – I have his book Clutterfree with Kids and, so far, it’s great.)

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Touching article and great reminder to get involved.  Sponsor a child through Compassion today!

12 Ways to Go Disposable Free Great reminder and practical suggestions for cutting down on your waste.

Fake Olive Oil What??!!!  So I may actually be putting canola oil (or some other oil) on my face and in my food??  I couldn’t let it rest with this article, so I found…

Look for the Cultivar When Buying Olive Oil, which has 3 tips for finding genuine olive oil. (Ps. I did the refrigerator test on my cheap Aldi olive oil and it didn’t solidify at all. I guess I should have known it was too good to be true.)

Can Your Food Affect Mental Health? I love Wellness Mama and this was an interesting read, as usual.

The Ministry of Funfetti Sometimes we all need a reminder that things are a little more simple than we realize.

Why You Need Jumper Cables And finally, a cute printable/infographic on how to “jump” your car with jumper cables.  Print and leave it in your car’s dashboard!


The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are (affliate link) by Brene Brown – This book was pretty good; the author’s references to her work on shame research were interesting but it didn’t keep me hooked til the end.

Steve Jobs (affliate link) by Walter Isaacson – I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would, considering I have never been a Steve Jobs fan.  However, it is a bit hard to follow, as it jumps around from year to year and then back again with the result that I am never quite sure what year I am reading about.  It definitely could have been organized better. Even so, I found it interesting enough to read the whole book.

4 thoughts on “What I’ve Been Reading: February 2015”

  1. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown I thought was good.

    Fake olive oil now that’s the pits. It’s on my list for
    the grocery store.

    1. I’ll have to check that one out Carole. Yes, I immediately went out and bought some California Olive Ranch oil. I’ve been using olive oil for a facial cleanser, so who knows what I’ve actually been putting on my face!!

  2. i keep my aldi olive oil in the fridge and it solidifies completely, it just takes a little time. Of course, there’s no telling if it’s actually diluted with other bad oils, but at least it solidifies.

    1. Not sure which Aldi oil your buy, but I mean the cheaper kind (it doesn’t say extra virgin) in a clear glass container. Anyway, I found some California Olive Ranch oil that is COOC certified, so hopefully that is better!

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