January 2017

Internet Menagerie

January 17, 2017

Rose by Maja Petric

I’ve been trying to keep track of the thought-provoking and fun items I’ve been seeing on the internet and wanted to share them with you. I’d love to hear about anything you’ve spotted lately that’s worth sharing!

  • Speaking of which, a friend posted this ratatouille tart recently and it caught my eye. (Eat Live Travel Write)
  • Couldn’t help but roar at this (while also being fascinated and grossed out all at the same time): The enema within (The Guardian)
  • The dark Side of chocolate:


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Well, hello, and happy new year!

You may have popped by during the past week or so and noticed that Slow Mama was hacked. At least the hacker left an “xo” in his message rather than something nasty, but it was still no fun. Thankfully my tech-savvy husband was able to help get everything running again. Phew! Guess that’s what happens when you’re a world famous blog. Haha.

It’s been hard to get moving after the holidays, especially now that it’s wintertime. At this time of year I just want to sit in front of our fireplace curled up in my long johns all day reading a good book. Alas, we are back to our homeschooling schedule and work has ramped up and I’m taking a big breath as I look at the year ahead…

And what does 2017 look like for me and for SlowMama? Well, in my personal life there’s one big goal on the docket and that is… moving! After 12 years (I can’t believe it’s been that long) in our charming little row house on the harbor in downtown Baltimore, we’re way overdue for a change. How it’s all going to go, I can’t say for sure, but the first step is prepping our house so we can get it on the market this spring. We’ve already tackled some small projects and more will be happening in a couple of months. We’ll be staying in the area, but we’re leaving the city (sniff, sniff) and not exactly sure where we’ll end up — right now we’re exploring a few target areas.

As for this little blog, it’s no secret I haven’t been posting much this past year. I’m just not able to devote the time I’d like to blogging right now and I don’t foresee that changing this year. So what I’ve decided to do is switch gears a bit and prioritize social media since I have to be there a lot for work anyway and it takes less time. I’ll still post content here on SlowMama, especially longer pieces, but some of the little things I come across or want to say will go on the Facebook page (and on Instagram at @slowzoe). So I hope you’ll join me on either or both platforms. I hope to still be here one and off, though, so please keep coming back!

I’d love to hear about what you might want to read at SlowMama this year when you stop by. Are you in need of ideas or tips? Inspiration? Escape? Commentary? If you’ve got any input, I’m all ears!

Whatever’s on your to-do list this year — and I expect mine to be very long — I hope each of us will make sure we don’t get swallowed up by the busy-ness and speed of it all and that we’ll find moments to be mindful, breathe deeply, seek beauty, stay connected, and be true to what’s most important.

As always, thanks for visiting my little spot in the cyber world and I look forward to staying connected with you in 2017!

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