I have an addiction to my Google Reader. So to justify it, I’m planning to share my favorite blog posts and articles that I’ve come across. I’m joining it up with Authentic Parenting’s Sunday Surf, although I have yet to decide when posting this will best fit into my schedule.
So, warm up your clicking fingers and please share your comment love to my warmest link hugs this week:
Elephant Journal had a post about Homebirth: The Future of Birth! Lets encourage more of this by commenting, please
Kim Rogers guest posted at Post Partum progress about what your in-laws think about postpartum depression. It’s more than you know.
Curvy Yoga makes the point that making overweight kids feel badly about themselves is not the way to encourage healthy eating. And talks about how US policies can actually increase acceptance of fat bullying in: Bullying, Buses, and Boldness
Think Mama, Think breaks down all those infuriating references that belittle babies, parents and their needs in her post, Asininity
No Time For Flashcards has a list of non-fiction books for preschoolers. Amber Strocel talks about reading Little House on The Prairie with hew six year old. I think the comments on both are interesting, as well, because they address some of the challenging issues that come up in the classics
This is one not to miss: From Babycenter Blogs: 5 smart toys for brainier kids (and only one on the list has a battery)
For the Love of Learning has Alfie Kohn’s response to the question: Should students be paid to learn?
Rockin’ Mama has two posts this week that I think are worth checking out. The first is about the often less than peaceful behavior of peaceful parents and the second is about parenting your own children when you find your inner child needs some positive parenting, too. What’s wrong with the Ghandi approach? and How do I break the cycle?
Purple Peas in a Pod wrote this amazing confessional about dealing with depression while in relationship with those we love: The Thief Among Us
And finally, my favorite Imperfect Happiness Post of the week: Introversion and the Virtual Community
I hope you enjoy these reads and leave them some comment love. If you’ve got your own recommendations for things you’ve read feel free to add the link below (and of course, surf on over to Authentic Parenting. She’s always got something good to read)