Weekend Web Wandering – March 14, 2015

weekend web wandering
Happy Pi Day! If you need some pie inspiration, I shared some of my favorite Pie Themed Pinterest boards yesterday.

Learning

Living

  • The Fairytale of Friendship by Amber Van Schooneveld. Makes sense. (And since I didn’t spend much of my life waiting for Prince Charming – married at 18 here – I think something like this is definitely true for me. I didn’t learn the lesson early.)
  • Why You Should Stop Giving  Your Kid a Bath Every Night by Lauren Knight in The Washington Post. Done. It actually amazes me that this qualifies as radical parenting these days. Do parents really need permission to do away with daily bathtime? (This INTJ mother’s mind boggles. Wash the kid if he’s visibly dirty, stinks, or the weekly bath night has rolled around, whichever comes first. Otherwise, leave him be. It’s not that hard.)
  • Women Can’t Have it All but They Can Have What Matters by Nicole Russell for The Federalist. “You can have it all” is right up there with the top lies told women today.
  • The Millennial’s Guide to Reaching Adulthood by Joy Pullmann for The Federalist. Our grandparents and great-grandparents would be astonished that a piece like this needed to be written. “Common sense” is, perhaps, not so common these days.

Loving

  • The first Single from Mumford and Sons new album: Believe. I’m not sure about this yet. I liked Mumford the way they were. This sounds like Coldplay, only not.
  • A Girl, A Shoe, A Prince: The Endlessly Evolving Cinderella by Linda Holmes at NPR. Long, but packed with interest.
  • Finding Truth in our Fairy Tales by Kristen O’Neal for Relevant. Loved this paragraph:

    Fairy tales should not just be vessels for morals, dryly prescribing our own behavior, but they should reveal truths about life and our inmost desires. The stories that inspire us most deeply have deep truths about human nature buried beneath the magic (and sometimes cheesiness).
    Read more at http://www.relevantmagazine.com/culture/film/finding-truth-our-fairy-tales#fgSxRuh5fppiDmRL.99

That’s all for this week. After the last few lengthy lists, this one will hopefully give you some food for thought and some time left in your day to, you know, go bake a pie.

What caught your eye this week?

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