Weekend Reads: Accessible Playgrounds, Vaccine Hypocrisy, Learning on the Train, etc

Happy weekend everyone!  May your day be filled with fun and laughter.  If you want a bit of reading in the meantime….here’s a few things to get you going.


If you’re looking for….some moral advice:

Ways to help raise a kind child.  None of them involve religion.

If you’re looking for….some politics:

A Congressman who has opposed mandatory vaccination now is concerned about immigrant kids….because they may not be vaccinated.  Also, they might have ebola.  Next he’ll be claiming they’re zombies I’m guessing. (from JG Hovey)

If you’re looking for….something in Boston:

Okay, this one is pretty local, but it was designed by a friend of mine (a very cool mama with two young kids), and it’s pretty cool.   Boston public transportation has rolled out a variety of brain building activities for young children taking the train.  I’ve taken Boston public transportation for about 15 years, and the number of bored kids I’ve seen accompanying their parents is pretty high.  Having built in activities for kids on the train is a GREAT idea.

If you’re looking for….a birth plan:

McSweeney’s has got you covered. (from Mary)

If you’re looking for….some gender neutral shirts:

Land’s End promises they’ll have some this fall, after a mom wrote an awesome post about their gender disparities.  Her girls were looking forward to the science t-shirts they saw in the boys section, only to find out that there were no girls science shirts.

If you’re looking for….an accessible playground:

A cool article on making playgrounds accessible to kids with disabilities.  A good reminder that kids of all abilities have one thing in common: they love to play.


Featured Image Credit: Hamish Irvine


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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