Saturday, September 29, 2012

Weekend Links - September 29, 2012

For Thinking:
  • I think I've mentioned before that I love Auntie Leila's advice posts. This one is no exception: What Does Nursing the Baby Mean? I love breastfeeding, but even after four children, I've never had anywhere near the challenges that some mothers have. I suspect I would have given up if I'd ever had a bout of mastitis. I do, however, have experience with the "tongue-tied" issue (more than one of our babies was diagnosed with this) and I will say that Philip and I chose not to have our pediatrician intervene and everything turned out fine. We followed our instincts on that one. (Not entirely easy when you're 20 and 24 and holding your first baby in your arms!)
  • Tricky People are the New Strangers. This is tough in our time. How do we teach children to respect adults, be aware of dangerous "tricky" people, and still have fun?
  • I love stories like this: Arkansas Town Rethinks High School. Their new plan just makes so much sense to me.
  • Great one for married Christians to read: Did I Marry the Wrong Person? (Hint: you might be asking the wrong question if you're asking yourself this.)
  • Where is God When it Hurts? This one is long but so worth it. Dana and her family have lived through unbelievable tragedy. Their testimony is real, their faith is real. I highly recommend you take the time to listen (or read) what Dana's husband wrote. And then read Dana's posts, too.
  • How to Safeguard the Love of Learning by Karen Andreola.
  • Some Things are Better Left Unsaid. Wise warning for these "let it all hang out" times.
For Fun:
Pins of the week:
Speaking of Fall treats, these need to be on my "To Make ASAP" list:

Oh, and these too, even though they're not specifically "Fall":

And, just to prove that I don't just pin dessert recipes:

Homemade color catchers? Who knew?

What caught your eye this week?
This post will be linked to Saturday Linky Love at Vanderbilt Wife.