Weekend Reads: Dangerous Toys, Parenting Cliches, etc
Well hello hello! How’s everyone doing this weekend? Things are good here, my little one started pre-school last week and that is just bizarre to me. Time kinda whooshed by on that one. Anyway, what are we looking for today?
If you’re looking for….some toys:
Maybe don’t try these: 10 dangerous toys from years past, and the commercials that marketed them. (from Mary)
If you’re looking for….parenting cliches:
This mom shares the one she hates. What’s your least fave?
If you’re looking for….the other side of the story:
A few years ago Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote about trying to have it all. Now her husband speaks out, drawing attention from a different angle. Whatever you think of their philosophy/ideas/set up, I think it’s a net good when we ask more male voices to join in the work/life balance conversation. Otherwise it leaves the impression that balance is just a “woman problem”.
If you’re looking for….parenting and politics:
Specifically migration and parenting, and all the politics surrounding it. One of those moments where I realize how privileged I am.
If you’re looking for….how you spend your time:
The new American Time Use Survey is out, and includes some interesting tidbits on how parents spend their time.
If you’re looking for….military moms breastfeeding photos:
Look here. I had no idea the US Army did not specifically protect breastfeeding mothers.
If you’re looking for….discipline tips from a teacher: