Weekend Web Wandering – June 13, 2015

Blogging has been on hold for the last few days. Our newest baby boy made a memorable entrance into the world. After an uneventful (natural) birth in the hospital with a fantastic nurse and midwife and my amazing husband, it seemed like everything couldn’t have gone better. But a situation with his lungs appeared early and required a four day stay in the NICU. (The diagnosis was “spontaneous bilateral pneumothoraces” if you want to look it up. We had none of the usual causes or risk factors of such a diagnosis. It’s just one of those things that seems to happen for no reason, or at least no reason a doctor can find.)
This is him in the hospital: healthiest looking baby in the NICU (and one of the biggest, too!).

And now, we’ve been home for a week and we also survived our church’s VBS. Crazy times. He and I pretty much want to do this all the time:

baby boy

but I have a few links saved up from the past few weeks so let’s get on with it:

weekend web wandering




That will do for now. Next week I hope to return to my usual blogging schedule. Watch Monday for a review of a fun educational product for kids.

What caught your eye this week?

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  1. Congratulations On the birth of your baby! He is gorgeous! Oh, my!

    You have an amazing set of links this week considering all that you have been doing. I read the Leaning into Your Grief. This is a statement that has been told to me. I don’t understand it. I try. It is difficult. It is true that our culture wants us to move on quickly. Get things back to normal. I try to do the leaning in thing, and it escapes me.

    I also read the STEM one. I was a little irritated by the whole thing. The mindset that there is nothing to be gained from a liberal arts education feeds into the idea that education is merely for employment. If someone doesn’t want to pay you, it isn’t worthwhile. Unfortunately, this is becoming true, and we are losing beautiful things. Of course, it doesn’t t help when literature classes study modern, agenda-driven literature. My husband studied English and you know how much Shakespeare he read? None. So that says a lot. I think a true liberal arts education is worthwhile.

    Hope you are getting lots of rest!

  2. Oh, Karen, you make gorgeous babies!

    Continued prayers for his health ….. congratulations, momma!

  3. Congratulations! Good to hear the little fellow is home – he looks wonderful.