That's what she said: hipster children, post-partum progress, young men and urge ownership, vacationing with kids, and more . . .
Postpartum Depression: One Mom's Mission To Stop It | CNN
While Stone believes there is more awareness today than when she started what has become a mission ten years ago, and that women are finding a safe place to connect with other women who know exactly what they’re going through, she still believes there is a lot more work to do. She still hears stories from women who said their doctors told them they were suffering from the baby blues, which would eventually go away, or not to take medication because it could shrink their brains or who told them they were fine as long as they didn’t want to kill themselves or their baby.
Young Men, Sex, And Urge Ownership (And Why It’s Not The Girl’s Problem) | John Pavlovitz
I know you’ve grown-up reading and hearing that since guys are really “visual”, that the ladies need to manage all of that by covering-up and keeping it hidden; that they need to drive this whole physical relationship deal, because we’re not capable. That’s a load of crap. You and me, we are visual.
We do love the shape of women’s bodies. We are tempted and aroused by their physicality. And all of that, is on us, not on them.
Mom Spends Beach Vacation Assuming All Household Duties In Closer Proximity To Ocean | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Continuously doing laundry, cooking, or vacuuming in her family’s rented beach cottage this week, area mom Catherine Yardley has spent a much-needed vacation performing all her usual household chores while in closer proximity to the ocean, sources confirmed. “Isn’t it nice to just get away for a while and relax by the water?” Yardley said as she wiped down the kitchen counter and then took out the garbage, tasks she would normally perform at a distance of 200 miles from the beach instead of 50 feet. “I just love that I can be scrubbing the bathroom, look out the window, and see the tide coming in. We should do this every year!” At press time, Yardley was reportedly busy preparing a meal identical to what she would have made back home, except that she planned to serve it on paper plates.
30 Signs Your Kid Is Turning Into A Hipster | Our Urban Playground
17. They are taking banjo lessons from that old guy in the park. 18. Their favorite T-shirt has Bill Murray’s face on it. 19. They start requesting obscure French cartoons for family movie night. 20. Somehow they acquired their own sourdough starter and plan to open their own pop-up bread stand in their friend’s garage.
“What Is A White Personality?” And Other Questions From Young Transracial Adoptees | The Adopted Life
Hipster Finds Lifestyle Too Expensive, Reverts Back To Mainstream | Lettuce Fold
“I tried my best,” said Loy, “I really did. I was juicing regularly, eating local and organic, and was doing my best to only drink craft beer. Unfortunately, my bank account just couldn’t handle hipster living.”
1. Poppet bracelet | 31Bits
2. Hi-top sneakers | Gap
3. Handpainted still life monograms | Anthropologie
4. Seabuck Wonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn deep hydrating serum | Amazon
5. Sauteed zucchini with mint, basil, and pine nuts | Alexandracooks
6. Striped 3/4 sleeve dresses | Old Navy
7. Boy's clothing | Zulily
8. Moto sweater jacket | Gap
9. Claro candles social justice cause | Claro
The next time you’re waiting in line or hanging out at the park this summer, look around you. You’ll see a bunch of parents texting, tweeting, Facebooking, or Instagramming on their smartphones. Chances are, you may also see a few smartphone-less kids looking miserable.
It might be our fault. We adults have forgotten how to handle boredom. We’re never bored, because: technology. So it makes sense that our kids—who follow our lead and are on their iPods or iPads or iPhones just as much as us—get used to always having something to attract their attention. They need something to do. Without technology, they might run out of stuff to do. Heaven forbid.
These are monsters of our own making. I’m just as guilty as any other parent. We over-schedule and over-plan for our kids so that they never really have any downtime. The problem with this is that they never really have any unstructured time. They don’t learn how to deal with boredom. I wrote a post a while back about the Beauty of Summer Boredom. It’s important for kids to learn how to handle time on their hands.
So when one of my kids comes up to me and says, “I’m bored,” I try to be prepared with a few responses. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite comebacks at my column over at Lifetime Moms. You can read it here.