It's that time of the week again, everyone! Mommy Brain Monday, here we go:
Sure, you look crazy. But it works! It’s hot. Really hot. Convincing kids to get into a hot, humid car...yeah, good luck with that. I’m telling you, this bizarro door-flapping method to cool down a hot car quickly, WORKS. You may look like a lunatic, but your car will be cooler, faster.
Crazy, Uptight Parent + Snarky Commenters = My Idea of Heaven
This post about Chuck E. Cheese flipping off a little kid inspired 100+ high-quality comments from what must be the snarkiest people to surf the Internet. Love, love, love!
Fuel for Human Bodies: Our Complex Relationship with Food. Love that this blogger took the time to put together this lengthy, thoughtful post, and craft meaningful responses to the very earnest feedback in the Comments section. A great read all around if you’re interested in the very real, very complex issue of food and families today. She opens with: “This is a post about families and food, poverty and privilege, accessibility and convenience, taste and nutrition, consumerism and profit, affordability and sustainability. This is a post about our complex relationship with the way we fuel our bodies that cannot begin to do the topic justice.” Intrigued? Take a moment to read the full post.
I love JT. And I love rap. And I love funny things. Agree? This video includes all of these things, rolled into one:
Kids on the computer can be a really good thing. This list of social good websites aimed at kids is AWESOME. Especially since outdoor activities are more limited in Miami in the summer, and sometimes the kids just want to chill in the AC and web surf. Let them surf around one of these sites and get excited about doing something meaningful for others.
The Dangers of “Dangerizing” Childhood: From the Free-Range Kids blog, in response to the recent murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky. Thought provoking read.
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