In Case You Missed It Edition! Volume 14

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Each week I’ll give you links to posts that made me laugh, cry, think or at least raise an eyebrow. Please click the links and check out the posts. You may find something that rocks your world too.

Leave me some feedback in the form of comments below on what you liked, what you hated and what you’d like to see more of. I’m here to help you find the best of what is online.

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My Best Of…

Have you read the WSJ article (via The New Perfect) on Amy Chua’s new parenting memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother? It has clearly touched a nerve, more than 6,000 comments so far and has started a firestorm of articles and blog posts.

I found the article shocking, yet intriguing. I don’t agree with a lot of what she says and does (quite frankly I’m a little afraid of her), however I do agree kids could benefit from more practice and focus on learning. There has to be a middle place.

What do you think?

Do you think she goes too far or is she just helping her kids succeed?

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Mrs. Mimi writes one of my favorite blogs – It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages (there’s a book too!). In this post she takes on class size.

Perhaps We’ve Confused “Innovation” With “Insanity”

I couldn’t agree more.

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Frugal Babe pretty much sums it up with Why I Don’t Make New Years Resolutions.

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I don’t know about you, but there was a time in my life when I believed that if something didn’t fit there was something wrong with my body. I was too fat and completely misshapen. I would feel horrible about myself and quite honestly ususally console myself with food.

Somehow I finally got over that (I think it’s a combination of getting older and all the yoga). When I saw this post from The Connection Revolution, I wanted to cheer.

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Cleanse update: It’s been a quite a week of learning. Boy, there are a lot of opportunities to eat not-so-good-for-you foods. I was able to resist most and have found support within the bigger group.

Some things I noticed: I don’t miss sweets as much as I thought I would, I am fantasizing about eating yogurt (pretty sure this means I still love dairy), I am feeling remarkably more alert and have lost an inch from my waist – that wheat allergy is the real deal.

Someone asked me why I am doing this cleanse and the best answer I could come up with is I’m tired of being sick so much. Between the 4-5 colds a year and the horrible hay fever I feel like crap most of the year.

If I can feed myself differently and feel better, I am in.

Check out this post from Gluten Free Girl – it’s long, so if you want the part I really like go down to the “Food Lovers’ Cleanse” section.

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BONUS! This Swear Word Canister from Bows and Sparrows just made me laugh. I could make some seriously big money from my sailor mouth.

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That is the In Case You Missed It Edition for this week, folks.

Remember to click the links and leave some comments. This is a conversation, you know.

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5 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It Edition! Volume 14

  1. I read the Chua article, but then later I read another response from her where she said it was bits taken out of context and not representative of the book. I find any argument that if you do ____ your kids will come out perfect problematic, to be honest.

  2. My mom told me about Amy Chua and then I read about it on npr.org. I was curious because, though it’s really not my style, so many of my students have been raised that way or are older parents and find their Americanized kids resisting the traditional Eastern ways of parenting. Interesting, and it’s good for Americans to know that our way is not the only way.

      • Just a follow up…I’ve read a few more articles about this, and as Lorin mentioned, we certainly have to remember that her points are taken out of context and we should read the whole book, but…….I really disagree with Chua’s approach. While it’s important for people to recognize that there are different ways of parenting in different cultures, and there are advantages to those ways, her focus on grades and skills and all that just really turns me off on a human and spiritual level. Ick. ;)

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