I have a ton of links lined up for you. A more conscientious blogger might split these into a couple of posts, but I just can’t restrain myself.
WAMC had an interview with Kristine Barnett about “The Spark,” her book about raising her genius autistic son and focusing on children’s individual strengths instead of trying to get all kids to “measure up” to the same standards.
Buzzfeed offers up a list of 41 Camping Hacks that range from obvious to brilliant.
If being mama is tough right now, you’ll particularly appreciate Renegade Mothering’ post called You Blissed-Out Mothers Are Ruining Futures, in which she responds to all those people who chastise her for admitting that being a mother is hard.
If you’re looking for a light at the end of the tunnel or if parenting hasn’t been hard lately, it might be time to appreciate The Sweet Spot like Julianna Miner of Rants From Mommyland.com just did on Huffington Post.
If you still don’t “get” Twitter, here’s another example of it’s weird and sometimes wonderful intimacy with NPR’s Scott Simon’s Tweets from his mother’s deathbed. So wise and poignant and, because it’s Twitter, concise.
If you’re a teacher, GiftCardGranny.com has a list of 66 different teacher discounts.
If you’re not a teacher and need an education, check out this post on Female Intel.com on Why Teaching is Harder Than It Looks.
If you have (or may have) a baby son who’s uncircumcised, Huffington Post had a blog post warning you to be careful at well-baby checks.
If you are a rabid Gilmore Girls fan like me, you will love checking out the List Challenges.com’s Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. Oh, that child was brilliant.
Oh, my gosh, I love-love-love this tampon ad. I am not even kidding.