Summer Site Round-Up

summer round-up

Summer is winding down and soon my kids will be back at school. There will be some changes, of course, but it won’t be long before we’ll all be settled into our new normal. This has been the hottest, driest summer I can ever remember in this part of the world and I can’t say I’m sad to see it end. And yet there’s always something about this time of year and all the new things it brings that always makes the changing of the seasons a little bittersweet.

I’ve learned a lot this summer and I’ll be writing about some of that in the weeks to come. If you’ve been following bumblebird the last few weeks you know I’ve been thrilled to have guest posters on the blog share their insights with me. If you missed those posts you can catch up on them here, here, and here. I thought, in light of the great perspective these guest posters have brought to bumblebird, that I would do a round-up of sorts here to finish off the series. I wanted to share with you some of the other great sites I’ve been following the last couple of months.

Here’s just a few of the great Facebook pages I follow (most link to the owner’s sites). For the most part, I haven’t already discussed any of these on bumblebird. I’ve got some great recommendations for you (and, as a side note, I am not an affiliate of any of these sites nor do I receive any kind of compensation from any of them):

for some really great household tips: The Humbled Homemaker

for an inspirational story about a woman who is making the most of the time she has left: Driving Miss Norma

for good, non-judgmental, parenting advice (and tasty recipes!): Yummy Mummy Club

for some great info on how to slooooow down (her newest book, Present Over Perfect, is a must-read on this subject!): Shauna Niequist

for inspiring stories of people doing good things: Love What Matters

for down-to-earth perspective on parenting with the added challenges of depression and anxiety: Bunmi Laditan

for beautiful, custom made home decor (at very reasonable prices!): The Rustic Word

for wisdom that gets to the point: Bob Goff

for a group that offers helpful info on writing and blogging without being “smarmy”: Create If Writing

for intelligent discussion on faith: Sarah Bessey

and, of course, for lots of interesting things from these sites as well as many others: bumblebird

I hope you’ve had a good, relaxing summer and that you’re looking forward to whatever adventure awaits you in the Fall, whether you’re starting a new journey or continuing one. Feel free to share your favourite sites in the comments so I can check them out, too. May your coffee be strong and your burdens be light!

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