Much thanks to my friend and reader Blythe for pointing out the commenting glitch that is plaguing my blog! I thought Blogger had the issue sorted, but clearly not! (I was honestly believing that 500 people read my Wednesday post and no one wanted to comment…)
Hopefully the comment sections will be working soon, sorry for the inconvenience! Onto the links!
Loving this worm unit from Aimee at Montessori Works — can’t wait to be moved and start our own worm bin!
Lupita Nyongo’s speech on beauty has gone viral, but just in case you haven’t clicked through, I must say that it is a must watch regardless of your, or your child’s, cultural heritage.
Jewish blog Kveller featured this piece by Alina Adams about why she tells her daughter that she’s pretty but not that’s she’s smart. Its a bit of a sensationalist title (I suppose they have to be) but it is backed by good research. My personal motto with Ella is “I am confident and I am capable” — it sometimes leads her to take liberties that other parents might not be so comfortable with, but I love that at almost 3 years old there is little that she believes she cannot do.
A better article on the subject was published by the NY Times last month.
I always love reading Janet Lansbury’s RIE blog articles, and am so excited that she just published her first book! Available in Canada and the US, I’m pretty sure that this will become my go-to baby shower item.
Celebrities Read Mean Tweets they are not, but this series from Chef Feed featuring chefs reading and responding to their own yelp reviews is bang-on. I’ll trust customer reviews for toys, hotels, etc, but when it comes to food I’m going to a reliable critic — not someone who refers to a roulade as “frankenchicken.” (Even if that does invoke hilarious images.)
As my blog grows I feel increased pressure to join various social media platforms and put out not just (hopefully good) content on my blog, but also create an image via social media… Personally, I find Pinterest and Facebook enough, and while I hope to engage more on Google+, I find it daunting to consider joining Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, et al, and I question whether this constant engagement is truly worth it. I enjoyed this piece that looks at a different aspect of the social media celebrity, and was a bit shocked when I discovered who the author was.