Weekend Read: Tina Fey, the NFL, Plant Science, Beautiful Science, etc

Well good day to you all!  How is everyone doing this weekend:


If you’re looking for….some thoughts on breastfeeding:

Our very own Steph was interviewed over The Momivist about her thoughts on breastfeeding campaigns.  Steph’s original GP article is here.

If you’re looking for….some football news:

We’re not even two weeks in to the season, and the NFL has already sparked a national conversation about domestic violence with Ray Rice.  Now Adrian Peterson has been charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child.  Details are still emerging, but my guess is there will be a LOT of talk about what constitutes discipline and what constitutes abuse in the coming weeks.

If you’re looking for….some Tina Fey:

Tina Fey talks about how working with Alec Baldwin improved her parenting skills.  I think she’s only sort of joking.  Still, it leads to an interesting conversation regarding how work can make you a better parent, and parenting can make you better at work.

If you’re looking for….some indoor plant science:

How to make an edible mini garden.  There’s something about planting a plant and watching it grow that does good things to people, especially kids.  No space required, just a pie pan.

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

A new meta-analysis shows that turning traditional parenting classes in to online resources didn’t render them useless.  This is good news for reaching those who may not have the resources to attend a class.

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

Exploring science through art.

Also, two new science based board games, reviewed.

If you’re looking for….some tips on low-tech parenting:

How Steve Jobs did it.  (from Mary)


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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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