Well, it's been quite a week in the blogosphere!
"Quidditch in the Yard" - Happy Hippie Homemaker
Okay, so Rachel may suddenly have become my role model with this idea. My children are still too young for Harry Potter, but I hope that in a few years I can share my addiction with them. And let's be clear- the movies? Awful. We will be sticking to the books 100%. I plan to tell them that the movies are to the books what carob is to chocolate.
"The Crime Scene" - The Hossman Chronicles
Hossdad delivers another hilarious story from the Hoss family files.
"554" - the Kopp Girls
Kyle has been blogging for three years now, and the changes in his life are astounding and beautiful. By all means, read this.
"The Purple Purse" - The Family Pants
Did you know it was Domestic Violence Awareness Month? I know, Breast Cancer Awareness takes all the charitable spotlight in October, but domestic violence is no less a real and terrible problem. This incredibly thoughtful post might help bring some of it home, and also shares a way that you can help. I urge you to read it.
"Talking with boys about sex and masturbation: Keep Calm and Spank On!" - Moms Who Drink And Swear
I don't have boys, so I don't know if I'm ever going to be in the market for advice on this sort of conversation, but I think that Nicole did an AMAZING job! It's funny, it's light, and she covered pretty much all the bases. Most important, she started a dialogue that might one day make all the difference to a teenager having trouble coping with their budding sexuality. So, kudos! And read it!
"a baby story" - googiemama
A lovely and thoughtful post on Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day.
"Song" - Good Times Dad
This is so sweet. My kids occasionally request "Come Sail Away." We're those kinds of parents.
"A Tale of Two Playgrounds" - Short Fat Dictator
I know all about this problem. I've had it myself. There are a few playgrounds I just can't STAND to take my kids too- simply too judgmental.