On alternate Fridays, I will post links about the things that I’m thinking about, reading, watching, or doing, and of course, they’ll be content that I love. In this practice, I’m hoping to curate my own storehouse of media that showcases my interests. You can find all of the Links I Love posts here.
Frank Bruni, one of my favorite former food writers, wrote an interesting piece in the New York Times where he compared the portion culture of the U.S. to other (mostly European) countries. I don’t think he’s covering new ground here, but it’s an good reminder…for me.
Body Love for New Mamas
From Mothering, a gentle reminder to love your postpartum body. It’s been through a lot. I don’t know if I am past the stage that I can call my body a postpartum body or if my body is forever a postpartum body, but I appreciated this article.
Generation Y & Employment
This may be a little of my work seeping through, but I loved the point-counterpoint of these two articles on Generation Y and our challenging employment experiences. The first is a Huffington Post article that identifies entitlement as they reason why Gen Y workers are unhappy. The second article from Adam Weinstein argues that it could be income inequality and poor work environments that make us unhappy. I tend to side a little bit more with the second article, but it’s a good conversation.
Screen Time & Kids
Let’s do another point-counterpoint, because apparently that’s my mood this morning. In one corner, Tinker Taylor Moldy Rye had a great blog post about why screen time can save a parent’s sanity at times. In the other corner, Offbeat Families shared an equally great post about how removing screen time improved a family’s life and general mood. We’re a limited screen time family – Nora gets one or two YouTube videos a day, and we don’t have cable or antenna TV, just Netflix and Hulu Plus. I’m not sure how we’ll do screen time after she turns 2.
Higher Education for Your Children
Keeping with the point-counterpoint model, Carrots for Michaelmas shared a tongue-in-cheek response to a Catholic blog’s post on why daughters shouldn’t be sent to college, called 6 Reasons Not to Send Your Son to College. I read several Catholic parent’s blogs, which is kind of weird since I’m very not Catholic, and I don’t agree with everything they write, but I so appreciate how this family looks at education as a way to live out your faith. Just as a warning, don’t read the original post if you’re at all feminist (I didn’t link it) – you will go Hulk Smash in a heartbeat.
What links did you love this week?