Here's some reading homework for the weekend. Can you tell how behind I am on reading? Lots of these articles are from January 8th!
The Gifts of Motherhood and the Ordinary Places I Found Them
Great article that makes you appreciate those moments where you feel like you hit the pause button on life and you couldn't be happier.
'Am I Ugly?' Videos: Young Teens Ask YouTube Users Whether They're Pretty Or Not
This is so disturbing. It breaks my heart for these young girls.
Why French Parents Are Superior
"While Americans fret over modern parenthood, the French are raising happy, well-behaved children without all the anxiety. Pamela Druckerman on the Gallic secrets for avoiding tantrums, teaching patience and saying 'non' with authority."
The Lives They Lived: Vann Nath, b. 1946
"The terms were clear you would be painting for your life."
How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body
"Popped ribs, brain injuries, blinding pain. Are the healing rewards worth the risks?"
Where an Internet Joke Is Not Just a Joke
"In China, it’s a form of defiance – and the government is not amused."
The End of Girl Land
"A pair of bracelets passed from mother to daughter tells of a deeper link — and loss."
And a great granola recipe to whip up this weekend. My friend Dana said to watch it though because the cook time seemed too long. You don't want it to burn.
Eleven Madison Park Granola
"The rolled oats are golden with brown sugar and a hint of maple, with salt and a wisp of olive oil for depth. Coconut chips and shelled pistachios provide a hint of whimsy, pumpkin seeds a leathery crunch. Dried sour cherries peek out from here and there, bits of softness to complete the whole."
Finally, here is an audio link to an interesting story about The Man Behind 5-Hour Energy. I don't drink them but I know people who love them.