For the year’s end, I decided to peek at my stats to figure out the most popular posts (based on pageviews) of 2012. Here are the top ten.
This is a post I wrote in reaction to the brouhaha over the attachment parenting/breastfeeding story in Time magazine. I was so sick of watching mothers fight over parenting issues of privilege, while ignoring the kids who have no parents at all. I love that this one was so widely shared since it’s something I am so passionate about. I’m glad it resonated with others.
Well well well. Looks like I’m not the only Downton Dork out there who couldn’t wait for it to premiere in the US. In this post I detail how to legally watch the series early in the US.
This post listing good educational apps for the kindergarten set went a little crazy on Pinterest
I actually wrote this post last year, but I included some disheartening updates about the progress (or lack thereof) the chocolate industry is making towards reducing child labor and slavery in their supply chain.
This post resonated with adoptive parents and wrankled some non-adoptive parents. It was reposted at Huffington Post and ended up getting hundreds of angry comments from people who feel that my choice to adopt outside my race means that my kids should just have to suffer through prying questions. Not gonna lie, the comments on this one made me lose faith in humanity a bit. I still think that we as a society can do better in informing our kids that families come in all shapes and sizes.
In this post, I expressed my concerns about a “mental-health only” approach to reducing mass shootings, and articulated some practical ideas for keeping guns out of the hands of madmen.
This post was an exploration of the questions I asked myself as I decided not to tell my kids about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.
This was a silly post about how flummoxed I was when my kids asked me what the word “sexy” means.
In this post I explored my cognitive dissonance about sending my kids to a coveted charter school that I had initially opposed, as well as my feelings about much of the self-segregation I observe in the schools in my area, which are sharply divided by race and socio-economic status. Some interesting and informative dialogue on this post in the comments section.
Woah – who knew a random question about reclining seats would provoke such passionate comments? Mark and I were surprised to learn that many of you consider us rude and obnoxious for occasionally reclining our seats. We read the comments with interest . . . and then continued to recline our seats on long flights. Just like the people in the row in front of us did. But now with more guilt.