While filling out the my version of Erin’s Blogmopolitan quiz, I came to the prompt “the best advice I’ve ever given” and stalled. My best advice? I’m 25! Certainly you should look elsewhere for advice. I’m not old enough or wise enough. I haven’t lived long enough to have worthy words of wisdom! So I went with “wear sunscreen” as my best advice. It certainly is fantastic advice but not nearly epic or life-changing.
And then in one twitter conversation, I realized what my very best advice is. Are you ready?
Put a cup of hot water in the microwave when re-heating pizza. It will keep the crusts from getting all dry and crunchy.
I know. Mind = Blown. I discovered this somewhere several months ago (pinterest or lifehacks or somewhere) and it has changed my life. And now, perhaps, I’ve changed yours. After I shared this on Twitter, Princess Burlap dubbed it the Back East Reheat. Some people have buildings, museums, or streets named after them. I have a pizza reheat method. Talk about winning at life.
So to continue on the excellent advice train today, I’ve got Laura here from Mice in the Kitchen to share a couple of other brilliant tidbits.
So Laura, what is something people don’t usually tell you about parenthood?
I think when you are expecting your first child the thing that everyone tells you over and over again is…”get some sleep now because when the baby is here you’re not going to get much.”..which I find so funny. I mean if I could have stored up sleep I think I would still be good from when I was a teenager. Really what they should tell you when you are expecting a baby is that there will come a day when your new bundle of joy has a diaper blow out and you sit there for a second and wonder…do I clean the baby first or me. Having four children and one turning 13 this past summer I cherish when my little people tell me they love me…because once they hit that magical number 13 they no longer think you are cool anymore. Also, I apparently on her birthday I lost complete use of my brain because she tells me all the time I don’t know anything. 🙂
What book did you read most recently? Would you recommend it?
I would love to read more but don’t get much time. Everyday I read my devotional that is emailed to me. It sometimes shocks me how it speaks to exactly what is going on in my life.
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
Hmmmm…that’s a hard one. There are so many good Christmas movies. First, I don’t like to watch movies that make me cry…I love to laugh! So I might cheat here a bit and say my favorite(s) happen to be Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty The Snowman. I remember watching them as a kid and still love watching them with my kids. I don’t know why but there seems to be something so magical about them.
I’ve recently shared some of my own thoughts on marriage. What is your best marriage advice?
Having God as the center of our marriage I would say has made a world of difference. Know that marriage, like life, is seasonal. If you expect that the whole time you are married things will always remain the same you are in for a hard road. Allow yourselves to grow together and make sure that you always remain best friends by putting the other person first in your life. I can’t imagine my life without my Tim. We will be married for 17 years soon and have been together 22 years. He is my rock when I am weak and I do the same for him. Believe that your love is worth fighting for because there are times when you will have to dig in deep and work hard.
What would the title of your memoir be?
First, it would be a comedy….I don’t think there is another way you could write it really. I think the title would be something along the lines of “Because I said so” or maybe “Mother doesn’t always know what’s best.” It would come with a warning inside the front cover that reading the book may cause uncontrollable laughter and leave you feeling more sane.
Laura also wrote a super interesting post today about bitcoins, a new type of currency. It sounds like a crazy sci-fi novel and will give you an interesting story to share at your next holiday party so hop on over to Mice in the Kitchen and learn more or follow Laura on Bloglovin.