Weekend Reads: April Awareness, Paternity Leave, Parenting Merit Badges, etc
Well hello hello! How is your weekend so far? Here in Boston it has (maybe) (finally) stopped snowing, so I’m happy.
In addition to ushering in warmer temperatures in some areas, April also brings a few interesting awareness months:
The American Association of School Librarians has School Library Month.
The US DOD also designates April as Month of the Military Child.
Okay, now on to other things….
If you’re looking for….a great defense of fatherhood and paternity leave:
Read/watch the rant by Chris Hayes (currently on paternity leave) in response to Mike Francesa’s assertion that paternity leave was a “gimmick” and a “scam”.
If you’re looking for….some justification for loving puzzles and encouraging your kid to love them too:
If you’re looking for….a problem technology NEEDS to solve:
The NYTs wants us to acknowledge how loud and clunky breast pumps are. I hear you NYTs, and I agree.
If you’re looking for….a gold star for all your efforts:
Buzzfeed has created parenting merit badges. I totally have the theater one in the bag.
If you’re looking for….some math encouragement:
Are our kids being underestimated and unchallenged in their math classes?
Featured Image Credit: Ben Andreas Harding