Weekend Reads: Science for Summer, Parenting Hacks, Adventure Parenting

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  It’s raining here, but hey, long weekend.  To celebrate, I got to find a mouse in my dog’s food this morning.  Moments like those make me wonder who put me in charge.  My son just looked on calmly.


Now, what are you in the mood for today?

If you’re looking for….some science:

A new blood test may give warning about preterm birth.  Interesting stuff.

If you’re looking for….some anger:

The USA is one of the only countries in the world where maternal death are rising.  In 1990, it was 12.4 per 100,000 births.  Now it’s 17.6….not okay (from Lou)

If you’re looking for….some hacks:

22 DIY tricks to make parenting easier.  Mostly for those with smaller children, but who doesn’t love a good cupcake ice cream cone?

If you’re looking for….some adventure:

Stories of adventure parenting.  Sounds like fun.

If you’re looking for….some summer science:

PBS has some fun summer science projects for kids.  Explore explore explore.

For older kids, here’s a reading list of summer biographies.


Featured Image Credit: Amy B


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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