I didn’t get a chance to put this up yesterday, which I’d like to claim was because I was catching up on emails or cleaning house or being otherwise productive, but instead I’ll admit it was because I was finishing up season three of my latest discovery and love, Downton Abbey. I can’t believe I now have to wait until January for season four! At least there will be one less distraction to keep me away from the blog…
Finds of the Week:
- The Case For Vegetarianism Delivered By A Toddler, NPR — Video (in Portuguese with subtitles) of a little boy who is realizing that the octopus on his plate used to be alive. I’ve been thinking a lot about raising kids as vegetarians and hope to get a post out on this soon.
- Genetic and Environmental Influences on Daytime and Nighttime Sleep Duration in Early Childhood, Pediatrics — This study found that nighttime sleep duration is largely influenced by genetic factors with an environmental time-window influence at ∼18 months, which just goes to show how important nighttime parenting is — no matter what sleep training or not you try to do with your baby, it may not do a single thing to change baby’s sleep patterns before 18 months.
- The Gift of Siblings, NY Times — Nora has taken to telling me lately that she wants 10 babies in our family. While I don’t expect that to happen, I’d love to give her lots of siblings.
- Welcoming Theodore, Documenting Delight — I love Georgia’s videos and photos. Next baby, I want a birth video like this!