Saturday, August 8, 2015

Oh, Internet... {74}

Yeah so I didn't blog at all this week.  Oops.

But lots of other people blogged this week!  And they wrote things that are way more interesting than anything I could come up with anyway :-P  So check 'em out!

Kendra at Catholic All Year talked about things she doesn't do with her newborns (anymore).  I really think our culture has turned pregnancy and child-rearing into cute hobbies or fun status-symbols as opposed to, you know, life, and as such, we've made it into a high-maintenance exercise full of specific do's and don't's that just don't fit every family.  They say babies don't come with instruction manuals; in reality, there are thousands of manuals out there, and it can be overwhelming to pick the right one, so it's refreshing to hear that you really can just write the book yourself.

Better than Eden gave some wonderful tips about breastfeeding she's picked up in her 8 years of practice.  I think the major takeaway here is, once again, books and doctors and the internet can provide you with a wealth of information, but you have to figure out what's right for your child.

Carrots for Michaelmas hit the nail on the head yet again when she wrote about how you should totally take your kids to places where you're not supposed to take kids- because children are people, too.

A Knotted Life talked about why she is a Mrs Mom and not a First Name Mom and it really made me pause and think.  Growing up, my mom was sometimes Mrs LastName and sometimes Ms FirstName depending on the context (my friends from school tended to call her Mrs and she introduced herself as Ms FirstName as a Girl Scout leader and band mom) and I think that when Chief is in school, I'd like her friends to call me Mrs Geek (well, you know, my real name).  Right now, at daycare, all of the teachers are Miss FirstName and so it's sort of easy to stick with that naming convention- I've introduced Chief to my friends by their first names, because that's what I call them in her presence.  But they don't seem to enforce the honorific at school, so she calls her teachers Amy and Stephanie and Trina and Cathy (well, Amy and Samedi and Tweena and Caddy) and I really do think it's important to show respect to these adults by at least adding the Miss at the front.  I think I'm going to make more of an effort with the way I introduce Chief to people (although my friends don't seem to care and would probably be a tad weirded out by having a toddler call them Mrs, even if that is how they've chosen to be known as married women).

And then on the not=baby-related-front:

When's the last time I raved about Jamie at Petite Panoply?  I feel like I don't do that enough... (I mean seriously her hair.  It's like I need a little eyedropper tool in real life so I can just steal her exact hair color and plop it on my head.)

A Beautiful Mess talked about the purchases and decor in their various houses that they have no regrets about- since it's easy to have regrets when making bold decorating choices.  I cannot wait until we buy a house (you know, a century from now, when we can afford it) so we can make our own bold decorating choices...

What awesome things did you read on the internet this week?

Much love,
The Geeks

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