Friday Links

A diverse range of things today!

Women in the field of war photojournalism have a unique perspective.

After the internet has lit up with #YesAllWomen, here’s an article on talking to your children about consent in age-appropriate language.

Pictures of animals breastfeeding. This makes me happy.

Tips for getting the most out of your kids’ wardrobes.

Rage Against the Minivan posted a lifestyle blog. Reality!

And if you haven’t seen this dad and his baby having a giggle fit, your life is not complete.

Don’t forget about Thursday mornings at Vimy! It’s been lovely. And I heard a rumour that the splash pad is opening soon.

Have a great weekend! It’s almost June!

~Annemarie

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Friday Links

I came across this quote on A Cup Of Jo and thought it was so important that it should get Friday Links to itself.

…Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen. Repent just means to change direction—and NOT to be said by someone who is waggling their forefinger at you. Repentance is a blessing. Pick a new direction, one you wouldn’t mind ending up at, and aim for that. Shoot the moon.

~Anne Lamott, Bird By Bird

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Friday Links

I have lots of links this week, so party on!

Look up from your phone.

But it’s also okay to ignore your kids sometimes. (Hey-o! It’s about balance!)

Words to teach your girls to help their voices be heard.

Have you heard about the documentary Fed Up? Here’s the trailer. It’s about sugar and the obesity epidemic.

This Book Was a Tree looks really interesting. It’s about relearning how we are connected to nature.

If you don’t know Honest Toddler you’re missing some good laughs. The Open Letter to the Child I Hit at the Park cracked me up.

It’s supposed to be lovely this weekend – I hope you get outside to enjoy it! And don’t forget that we’ve started Summer MOMs. Meet us at Vimy Ridge Park on Thursday mornings! If it’s raining and gross, both Lisa-Joy and Gabrielle have volunteered to be backup hosts, so if the weather looks questionable, check here for an update.

~Annemarie

Friday Links and Summer MOMs

..on Saturday. I’m sorry if you were up all night refreshing your browser and waiting for me. I have a random assortment for you this week!

Are you a Harry Potter fan? Why Molly Weasley exemplifies hospitality.

A beautiful interview with a woman who can’t have babies and isn’t adopting.

Yes, this is from a sewing blog, but they just did a serious on being a “wardrobe architect” that I found really useful, and this post on editing your closet is helpful for the process of decluttering anything.

You are a very quiet bunch over here. That’s fine, but I’d love some feedback on whether you like the content I’m linking up on Fridays or if you’d like something different.

Finally, and this is big news, the snow has finally gone, so we’re starting the not-very-official summer meetups at Vimy! Thursday morning, around 10:30ish (although it doesn’t matter at all). It’s sometimes a bit iffy in May since it’s still chilly or raining, but come anyway! Kids are waterproof!

Welcome to May, and to spring, and to the weekend.

~Annemarie