Every month, Like Mother Like Daughter brings its readers 3 generations of favourites. These include things we read/watched/purchased/listened to….you get the idea. Our exclusive list of panellists includes my mom, my two year old daughter (she has very discerning tastes….) and myself. We hope you enjoy!
How is it April already? March seemingly flew by….here are some of our favourites from the past month.
My Mom’s Picks
Favourite Read: Gloria Steinam’s “My Life on the Road” has been an amazing read and the timing of my reading it is impeccable. While the television is filled with election news from the U.S., I have been embracing the many efforts and contributions of this women’s rights (quite honestly, human rights) activist. It is such a reminder of the great foundation that has been laid by the efforts of so many to build a society that exercises equal rights for all.
Favourite Video: “Sisters of ’77“….a documentary about the National Women’s Conference of 1977 in Houston, Texas where 20,000 delegates came together to make changes to the Equal Rights Amendment….a truly inspiring piece of history.
Favourite Recipe: Breakfast Egg Roll
- 8 eggs
- 1 green onion chopped
- 1 medium tomato chopped
- 4 cubes of frozen spinach
- 3 tbsp salsa
- 1 avocado chopped
- Cheese (optional) 1/2 cup
- Line medium cookie sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil (I sprayed with oil).
- Press paper/foil into pan and have edge of foil hang over all four sides of pan by one inch.
- Mix the first 4 ingredients together. Pour egg mixture into pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
- When done (should looked raised) remove from oven.
- Spread salsa on and cover with chopped avocado and cheese.
- Gently peel back paper/foil from edges and roll into long log-roll. Cut into serving portions.
- Serves 4.
My Daughter’s Picks
Favourite Reads: A few months ago, while researching children’s books for a blog post, I read a book by Todd Parr to my daughter. Since then, we rarely leave the library without checking out one of his books. The list of topics that this author covers include grief, adoption, peace, different kinds of families, becoming aware of our feelings, taking care of the earth, and the list goes on. The colourful pictures and simple language never fail to engage my toddler. Todd Parr’s books are a hit in our house.
Favourite Festive Activity: At two, Miss K is still a bit young for traditional Easter egg decorating, but I didn’t want her to miss out on the fun, so I found some imitation eggs at Walmart that allowed her to colour, dye, and smash them for hours while keeping the mess to a bare minimum. Parenting win.
Favourite Netflix Show: Miss K recently became enamoured with the cartoon Super Why, which is on cable and Netflix. The show follows a group of three kids and a pig who become “super readers” and solve their own problems through entering into fairy tales, and learning about different words and lessons that assist in “saving the day”. Miss K now runs around the house with her books yelling “to the bookclub!” and other adorable lines from the cartoon. Any show that includes book clubs, superheroes, princesses, and lessons on literacy is a winner in my books. Two thumbs up.
Favourite Snack: Easter brings about all sorts of delicious and festive treats. My favourite was a snack I made for a blog post on UrbanMommies.com. Pop’n Choc will now be a staple of mine for all major holidays and various other days in between.
Favourite Reads: I love Kate Hudson, and was thrilled to find out that she recently wrote a book titled “Pretty Happy” that focuses on health and lifestyle. Though not all of the book appealed to me, I did appreciate her sections on meditation and found parts on eating and different body types to be very interesting. I listened to the audio book version, and loved that Kate read it herself. It felt like I was listening to a friend speaking to me every time I pressed ‘play’ (wishful thinking perhaps).
I also read Marie Kondo’s New York Times best-selling book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and the follow up “Spark Joy”. Although I don’t forsee myself following Kondo’s method at this point in my life, I do love the idea of keeping only those possessions that ‘spark joy’. I love that phrase and agree that when you are surrounded by things that you love you can’t help but be filled with joy internally. Also, I have to admit that while I was reading these books I was inspired to do some tidying of my own.
Favourite TV show: I love Chelsea Handler. I have read all of her books and watched her stand up comedy on tv. I was thrilled to discover her new Netflix series titled “Chelsea Does.” This four part series explores issues that Chelsea wants to know more about, so she embarks on a journey to become more educated (I use that word loosely) on topics such as marriage, racism, and drugs. Viewers beware: Chelsea’s humour and language can be vulgar and some of her “research” methods are controversial. Essentially, you will find her highly hysterical or highly offensive. I found myself highly entertained.
Those are our favourites for this month! Next month I am looking forward to some new releases on Netflix, and hopefully some better reading material.
What were your March favourites?