Finds of the Week:
- Breast Pumps in Jail: Kudos to Taos!, Sustainable Mothering — A County jail in New Mexico is providing accommodations for a breastfeeding mother to pump her breasts every few hours and have the product picked up by a family member for her four month old daughter. Awesome! (There’s a video from a news report here too.)
- Getting stuffed: a tale of love and taxidermy, The Guardian — An excerpt from David Sedaris’ new book about buying a stuffed owl for his partner.
- The History of Mister Rogers’ Powerful Message, Slate — In case you missed this link in my Boston piece
- How not to say the wrong thing, LA Times — “It works in all kinds of crises – medical, legal, even existential. It’s the ‘Ring Theory’ of kvetching. The first rule is comfort in, dump out.”
- How to Raise Kids Who Love Winter: Sixteen Tips, Literary Mama — seems relevant and useful since we have more snow forecast through this whole weekend…
- Instagram’s Envy Effect, Relevant Magazine — Why social media can cause us dissatisfaction in our own life and what we can do about it.
- Pollan Cooks!, NY Times — Mark Bittman’s discussion about Michael Pollan’s latest book and why we should return to cooking our own meals.
- The Power of Talking to Your Baby, NY Times — Why talking to our babies is incredibly important to their development.