Friday, May 11, 2012

Best of the Blogs

This Friday, we're going to revive an old, occasional feature: Best of the Blogs. From here on out, my Friday posts will be a round up of some of the best stuff on the 'Net.

Today's Best of the Blogs:

Sexism and The Early Learning Centre. A Facebook friend pointed me to this post after she read my recent post, "Helping Boys in a Sex-Soaked Society." In my post, I mention the insidious nature of mass media images, and how they worm their way into our sons' brains and affect their self-image, beliefs and preferences. This blog post shows you how that happens. It's kind of long, but definitely worth a scroll-through. The author includes lots of images from a common catalog, and let me tell you: the pictures make her point.

Nurturing or Ambition: Do Moms Have to Choose? I love Meagan Francis, aka The Happiest Mom. Her latest blog post is a common sense look at the internal struggle many moms feel -- the kind of struggle that fuels the Mommy Wars, if you ask me. As far as Meagan is concerned, there's not need to choose. Moms, she says, can be nurturing and ambitious all at the same time. Amen, sister!

Experiment That Lets Kids Get Messy: Learning About Catalysts.  How could I not love the title of this post? As you know, I'm all about hands-on education, and as far as my boys are concerned, the messier the better! This post, by fellow Blogathoner Danielle promised a science experiment that is "a big step up from the old  baking soda and vinegar trick." AND it makes something called Elephant's Toothpaste!

Are Men Attracted to What They Think Other Men Approve Of? Ok, this article by Hugo Schwyzer may not technically be a blog post. But it does include a mention of my blog, and I think that's pretty cool!

What do you see on the 'Net this week that struck you as fun, interesting or worthwhile? Share a link in the comments!


  1. I should probably direct my daughter over to Meagan's blog. DD is beginning to deal with the Mommy War struggle. She could learn a lot from women who are dealing with this now. When I was a mom of young kids, I didn't feel this internal struggle at all. There were times in my life when I had to work, and I did. And there were times in my life when I didn't. So I didn't. To me, I kept it that simple. But she's struggling at times. Thanks for reminding me about Meagan's blog, Jenny.

  2. Thanks for the recommendations, I love it!

  3. Thanks so much for the shout-out, Jenny! And Jackie, it's nice to see you around! :)