For your lazy weekend reading, a few good choices that I recommend:
My post about Eat, Pray, Love was picked up at 5 Minutes for Parenting.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Or Not): Back to School for Parents is over at Fraser Valley Pulse. This was one the result of talking to other parents since my eldest is just starting 2 day a week preschool right now.
No matter your views on feminism, this is a raw and emotional piece worth reading in its entirety by Alice Walker’s daughter, How My Mother’s Fanatical Feminist Views Tore Us Apart. When she dared to have a baby, her mother disowned her.
Probably the most kick-you-in-the-gut-and-leave-you-crying thing I’ve read in ages. This mama has been to hell and back but she gets it.
101 Things to Do Instead of Yelling or Spanking from Code Name: Mama. So practical and useful.
Here’s something fun to do with those broken bits of crayon laying around the house via Mothering. We did it this week and it turned out pretty well. Finally subscribed to Mothering magazine as well this month – so looking forward to it.
If you’re in the Lower Mainland, check out this cool cooking contest. There is a great prize available for making a short 3 minute video with two generations together (you and your kid, I imagine), cooking together.
Spirituality and Faith
Rachel Held Evans wrote a powerful piece about the mosque being built in New York City, near Ground Zero, Loving Our Muslim Neighbours as Ourselves. Great antidote to most of what I’ve heard about this.
If you only read one link out of all of these, make it this one from Ann Voskamp. She’s on a trip to visit her Compassion child (anyone else with a few little faces taped to their fridge?) and gracious, if you ever wonder if that $30 or $40 you give every month makes a difference, you won’t wonder any longer.
Now THIS is an example of a church completely out of touch with the culture. *snort* (h/t @kinnon)
For the win!
Gotta cut loose! A video about dancing in movies. Makes me so happy! (if reading in email or a reader, you might need to click through to watch it – and trust me, you’ll want to!)