Links to go with your coffee. Let me know what you're reading!
I've been really interested in the moon and astrology, and I love the above chart about what you might feel and could do during each of the moon phases. It's for business people, but I think it's universal advice. I found it on Pinterest and can't track down an original source- please let me know if you know where it's from!
I have a long way to go in understanding everything about gender and kids, but these were some good tips for avoiding stereotyping your children, especially if you have younger ones. I like that the tips were for parents of both girls and boys.
Maya Angelou died recently, and I realized that I mostly know her work in quotes and snippets. I added one of her books to my summer reading list, and I really enjoyed reading this transcript of an interview she gave. I love hearing about her approach to writing (the actual, physical day-to-day) and her honesty about herself and what makes her tick.
There has been a lot of talk about Levar Burton and his campaign to get Reading Rainbow started again. I was obssessed with Reading Rainbow as a child, and still get a thrill if I book I come across has that little logo on it. I'm pretty sure the Kickstarter is already funded at this point, and I can't wait to see where the project goes next.
I didn't realize I missed taking quizzes until I starting taking them again on Buzzfeed. I got a perfect score on this Disney Song one, obviously.
It's time for my biweekly Yes and Yes link. She did the best post of awesome women and their awesome quotes. These ladies are rad and the things they say are rad. It's a little burst of girl power, and I would normally feel super gross using that phrase, but it might be okay here. You be the judge.
I already have a Steve Zissou finger puppet, and now I want the Tennenbaums and obviously all the Potter characters I can get my hands on.
More shopping: Milo is named after the lead singer of The Descendents, and I've been searching for a good tshirt for him. There are some okay ones, but I'm very particular. This one is PRETTY GOOD, but still not THE ONE.
I got some great responses to my recent post about fairy tales. My friend Jen recommended this podcast from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour, which gives some perspective about why fairy tales come across the way they do, and my friend Anna pointed me in the direction of this scholarly fairy tale expert, who may lead me to more understanding as I look into her work.
I put together my Summer Syllabus- books, movies, TV, music, and a few miscellaneous activities. Ben and I already watched Point Break, which was deliciously terrible and incredibly quotable. You can follow my reading progress on Goodreads.
This was my favorite link of the week (month? year?) and made me misty-eyed while I read it. I was a total Book Girl before there was a cool culture built around it, and I still enjoy every aspect of this crowd despite being a teacher, wife, and mom.