Reads From Around the Web

by Ginger on February 12, 2012

in Blogging & Social Media

Oh, Sunday. How I both love and loathe you. The last weekend day, such a blessing and a curse. Ah well, let’s enjoy it while it’s still the weekend, shall we? And as part of looking on the bright side, here are some of the posts I enjoyed this past week. It’s always worth looking back on the good stuff eh?

Over at Taming Insanity, The Myth of the Superwoman tackles head on, that most insidious of myths–that any one of us can do it all. This really spoke to me this week (uh, make that EVERY week), as I’m trying to keep in mind that sometimes I have to just be happy with getting by. It’s always nice to see other women admit they can’t do it all.

Over at San Diego Momma, Deb gives us Oversharing. As a blogger, I can of course relate to Deb’s position–I write a ton about my life (and my kid, and my husband) here and on other social media sites, and I’ve definitely faced the questions of “how much is too much?” and “where is my line?” If you’ve ever felt those questions, you really do need to check this post out.

Over at What She Said, a plea to Do Unto Others. Kristin shares a story that could happen to any of us, which makes it all the sadder to see how everyone is conditioned to turn away from someone who needs help. I’ve been lucky to have people help me from similar situations, but I’ve also had people completely ignore me. I can only hope to keep these stories in my head so that *I* don’t turn away when someone needs help.

Over at The Happy Home, Emily writes When Pinterest Steers Us Wrong. Emily made one of the concoctions I’ve seen floating around Pinterest, and her experience led her to question blogger choices and personal responsibility. The post is fabulous, but make sure you check out the comments too–the discussions there are just as great.

And finally, over at Amalah, a practical one for you: The Ultimate Master List: PLAGUE & PESTILENCE EDITION. I have to admit, I’ve been that person who just waits until the disaster strikes and then hopes that CVS is still open, but this has some of those great tips that can only come from personal experience. Everyone tells you what to put on the baby registry, but *THIS* is the kind of list that you can really use!

And in case you want to get your dose of cartoonish parenting, this week at Noodle Knobs I’m sharing the craziness that is The Race Before Bed and N.C. and I get a little ranty in Quiet! The Adults Are Talking…About the Roles of Moms AND Dads in Caring for Kids.

Enjoy, and as always, if you’ve read something awesome–share it!

Life As Wife February 12, 2012 at 10:22 am

As always, thanks for introducing me to some amazing posts/blogs.

Devon Riesenberg February 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Love scouring the bloggosphere for new and cool reads!
One of my favorite pastimes!

Thanks for sharing 🙂

Christa the BabbyMama February 13, 2012 at 6:08 am

Sunday is my big freelance working day, so I can’t exactly sympathize. I always disliked Sunday evenings because they meant a new week, but now I kind of like them because they mean that my heavy freelance stuff is done and I can finally relax!

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