What I’ve Been Reading

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Chris liked his Father’s Day present!

You know, transitioning back to work with a three-year-old and infant is kind of hard!  Who would have thought? While I now have my commute time on the train to draft posts, this transition has put a big dent in my editing and posting time. Nonetheless, here’s a rundown of some of the best articles I’ve read in the past few weeks.

My love of over-explanation means that I’ve never resorted to “Because I say so” yet. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be tempted to, so here are some great, more productive alternatives.

Little Bird was going through a period where he would only sleep in the stroller or the carrier. 32 minutes may not be a nap, but I think Chris would have been grateful for even that.

Girls and boys both deserve to watch movies with strong, complex female characters that do more than just support the dudes.

Does that black-and-white book about animals spark joy? Or does it inspire irritation, because really, how on earth could somebody be the “author” of something that is just a list of eleven nouns?”

Getting your kid outside really is one of the most important things you can do with them. Turns out nature can help you be happier and kinder!

This is What Transgender Looks Like – possibly someone you love.

How does making money off of Instagram affect your parenting? Very interesting conversation with bloggers, including one of my favorites, Ilana Wiles of Mommy Shorts. (Speaking of which, her photos from Copenhagen are making me extremely jealous.)

“Sometimes being a Scout and a Muslim in the age of Trump has been like building a campsite on unsteady ground.”

Being a kid is a hell of a lot harder than adults remember it being.

Frog and Toad have always been a model of a beautiful, loving friendship.

Preventing prejudice in our own lives and choosing to not pass it down to our children isn’t some passive magic. It is a fight that we need to take seriously.

Who made the first feature length animated film? Hint: it wasn’t Disney.

Speaking of awesome women, if you’ve never read Rejected Princesses, you owe yourself to.

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