Worth Sharing

Raise your hand if you've already started thinking about a Halloween costume for your little one(s)? We sure have - we're debating how cliche it would be to play into the glasses or not ... we'll see. Last year, Eli was a baby Ewok. It's okay if that sounds familiar but you don't know what that is. Or if you've never heard of it at all. It's from Star Wars - and I guarantee your husband knows exactly what it is. My husband was thrilled when I agreed to this costume. Here's how we did it semi-homemade. 

Why you should actually care about the Ebola outbreak. 

A nostalgic post on motherhood. 

Confused about ISIS? Here's how it works. 

While this is an article about comments on interior design blogs, I think it's applicable for the entire internet. It's amazing to me the things people say online and even if you have pretty thick skin, the comments can still sting. I love what it says here, "It’s worth noting that it’s not the debate itself that presents the problem, it's the tone of the debate and the way we speak to each other. When we gather on open platforms, like blog comments or Facebook pages, we are leaving our discussion in the hands of that platform ... if you can’t say anything nice, say it in a smart, informed way." Preach it. 

Six reasons women should study theology. 

Last week I shared my new method for organizing Eli's clothes over on Twin Cities Moms Blog. I got so sick and tired of sifting through mountains of clothes each day and not knowing what fit him and what didn't. Here's how I keep track of what works and what doesn't - without a lot of work. 

The mystery of the Obama's coffee. An embarrassingly-lengthy article on the mystery of the White House's coffee-consumption habits. But entertaining none-the-less.

Need a laugh? All the comments on recipe blogs. So true. This is totally one of my pet-peeves and I don't even write recipes on this blog! 

Suing for "Wrongful Birth" - have you heard of the term? Essentially, it's parents that sue a healthcare practice, "for the harm their child's existence has caused them." Sounds terrible, right? Here's an interesting take on it about parents who are doing just that. Basically, a healthcare worker misread genetic testing results to the parents and their daughter was born with a rare genetic disorder. The parent's claim had they known they would have aborted her. But like most parents of children with disabilities, they admit that now that they have her, they couldn't imagine life without her - and so they feel terrible admitting it. So many thoughts here - I can't even. Read it. 


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