This week has been weird, what with the dental work (yay, the big long nasty appointment is done, and all I have left is a couple of shorter 1-2 hour appointments!) and some strange goings on at work, and some other stuff that I’m still processing, but I’m hoping that next week will be LESS weird. In the meantime, here are some good reads for your enjoyment.
I know I’ve featured Wandering Scientist a lot in this space, but seriously, she writes so many things that speak directly to me. I kind of feel like I should just put a permanent link in these weekly posts that just say, “and don’t forget to go read Cloud this week.” If you’re a working mom in particular, she’s got a TON of great stuff to say, and the two posts of hers that I’m featuring this week are no exception (though I would also say they’re just good for women in the workplace in general). No One’s Gonna Stop Me From Having It All & On Ambition and Motherhood.
Over at Seriously, Lisa shares Groupon wants to give you cancer on the cheap. As someone who was diagnosed with skin cancer, this is a cause that is near and dear to Lisa’s heart. Knowing what I know about Groupon’s business model, I’m not surprised by their part in it, but I do find it appalling that these businesses are allowed to say whatever they want to get customers in the door.
Over at Pseudostoops, The new normal is another side/view of what Cloud was talking about. While Cloud was talking about how you can still have ambition during motherhood (though you may have to adjust timelines and expectations), this post is about what it feels like when you step off that upward escalator to have a “smaller” career in order to facilitate work/life balance.
Over at Schmutzie, We Can Become Known is the post that has probably given me the most to think over, to chew on, to mull about in my brain this week. Talking about being true to YOU (in the post, it’s a lot about being true to you as a creator, but I personally think it goes beyond just creating and into being true to you in all areas of life), I sense that this post will be with me for a while. This question is the one that hooked me, and spoke right to the piece of me that I’m wrestling with right now:
How can we know what is important and why it is important to us when we are so often consumed with appealing to and meeting the needs of a question we only imagine people are asking?
And finally, a little fun for those of you who live with small children where you may get snow. Over at Suburban Snapshots, Brenna presents the Snow Day Drinking Game. I’m thinking if you play, you’re gonna get wasted really fast, so play at your own risk. 😉
And to round things out, this week at Noodle Knobs, I talked about how I’m tired of being bossed around by the kid with You’re Not the Boss of Me, and N.C. showed us why the dog hangs out beneath the kid’s chair at dinner with A House Full of Scavengers.