We’re 37 weeks along, now! Want to see a picture? Tough. I’m huge. That’s all you need to know. I’ll be happy to post pics when I get back down to 120 lbs–a weight I haven’t seen since I was 23 and not yet pregnant with my first, so don’t hold your breath.
Our second child had his fifth birthday last week, and one of his gifts was a nifty ant farm. I’m thinking these Ant Activities and Nature Journal will be perfect for getting him excited about preschool science!How about a couple of scripture memorization things? We’ve been using the Charlotte Mason method for memorizing everything from poems to Bible verses. Amanda Pelser’s scripture memory box printables are fantastic, and gave me a chance to really break in my laminator!
I’m sure you’ve heard enough about the Time Magazine breastfeeding cover kerfuffle by now, right? No? Well here’s some more. The Head Girl says the media fails all parents when they pull stunts like this. Dr. Melissa Clouthier has some good thoughts about attachment parenting and the media, too. Personally, I’m a little miffed at the mother on the cover for letting herself be treated this way. As I said in the comments at Baby Center:
If breastfeeding women don’t want to be treated like exhibitionists just for breastfeeding, perhaps it would be better if they didn’t allow people to take pictures of them wherein they look like they’re breastfeeding just for the shock value of it.
If you’re interested in anthropology or environmental issues, or just in seeing Jared Diamond humiliated (and who in her right mind wouldn’t be?) here’s a pdf of From Genocide to Ecocide: The Rape of Rapa Nui about what really happened to Easter Island.
I found that link at The Other McCain, which blog I swore I was going to stop reading because of some of the ads and content. You’ve heard of missionary dating, where you date a boy in the hope that you can convert him? I guess this is missionary linking. I expect missionary linking to be about as effective as missionary dating.
Yes, I’m ashamed of myself.
And finally, another link to The Common Room, because The Weeds of Convenience in the Garden of Frugality got me back on track after a couple of weeks of reaching for the corndogs just a little too often. (Shocked that I can call myself frugal and still buy corndogs instead of making my own? You ought to see my Koolaid packet collection!)