Friday, February 5, 2021

Friday Faves

Guys, every member of our family is struggling these days. Work, school, home, etc... its all hard.
So lets talk about some great things we've been watching & reading to unwind...

Adult TV Show: Ted Lasso on Apple TV. Seriously, watch this. Its amazing. Its funny but has, as they say, "a lot of heart". Very mature take on relationships of all kinds. I've watched the whole thing twice already. You can get a free week of Apple TV and finish the 10 30 min episodes in that time. Worst case scenario---you have to pay $5 for the month.

Family Show: Its so completely weird but we all love "Wanda Vision" on Disney plus. And they are releasing one episode per week so we actually have something to look forward to watching on Friday night! 

Books I've read: I've read several amazing ones this year so far. My faves: 
  •     Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi. I LOVE her writing. This is a tough one, though.
  •     Gravity is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty (is she Leanne's sister? I think so?) More lighthearted, completely weird and unexpected. 
  •     The Most Fun We've Ever Had by Claire Lambordo Multi-decade family drama with varying points of view, all very insightful 
  •     The Antidote to Everything by Kimmery Martin. Ooh this one was a page-turner, and also covered some important issues, and I liked the focus on friendship. I didn't love the ending, but I'd still recommend it. 
Books I'm reading to the kids: Front Desk by Kelly Yang, and the sequel, Three Keys. Really fun book dealing with tough topics, written in the point of view of a 10 year old. My kids LOVED the first book and we are making our way through the sequel.

I also love that my 9 and 11 year old children still like to be read to every night. Its one of my favorite times, even though I'm usually exhausted, and getting them to actually get ready for bed is...a challenge. 

I hope you all are keeping on as best you can. 


  1. We're struggling big time over here too. Solidarity.

    I love that you still read to your kids. E asks me to read to him maybe once every two weeks (I always say yes!)

  2. I also really liked Gravity is the Thing! Memorable. And yes I think I've read she's Liane's sister.
    I need to watch Ted Lasso!

  3. Ana, thanks for WandaVision rec! We've been talking about it and haven't started. Really hard to find things that 48/17/9 all like :)

    Also, The Most Fun We've Ever Had sounds up my alley. I like fiction that shifts POV a lot.

  4. This year is just Not Great in so many ways.