Weekend Reads: Mother’s Day, LGBT Parents Legal Discrimination, Study Tips, etc

Happy Mother’s Day everyone!  If you are a mother, have a mother, or love a mother here are a few links for you:

First, for the science-ish among us, a biologist’s mothers day song.

For the techie, here’s 5 cool mother’s day gifts.

And if you need a quick present idea, here’s a fun science experiment that results in a fizzy scented bath bomb.

And from the animal world, here’s a few interesting mothering habits.


Alright, now what else are you in the mood for?

If you’re looking for….study help:

Ways your teenager might be studying wrong, and suggestions to do better.

If you’re looking for….some outrage:

Drexel University research shows that LGBT parents still face discrimination in custody disputes.  Not surprising, but still infuriating.

If you’re looking for….some work/life balance:

Five highly successful women share parenting tips.  Good advice is gender-neutral.

If you’re looking for….a good reason to do some art with your kids:

Why art matters in elementary school education.

If you’re looking for….someone to restore your faith in humanity:

A mom whose son was denied lunch at school due to an unpaid balance makes good by paying off her own debt ($4.95), but also the debt for every other kid owing money.


Featured Image Credit: Mez Love


Bethany is a perpetual student who just won't stop taking classes. She's gone from engineering to psych and family systems to applied statistics, and is really fascinated by how people feel about numbers. She blogs about this over at Graph Paper Diaries, and experimenting with contingency tables at Two Ways to Be Wrong.

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