Odds and Ends


1. Use Gmail and/or Chrome? These tricks are game-changers.

2. Haha, love these comics illustrating the daily struggles of women.

3. Shel Silverstein quotes mean so much more as an adult, right?

4. OMG. You must read this and then tell me there’s no sexism in the workplace.

5. Gorgeous wildflowers. Purdy.

6. Photographer tracks down subjects of his photos 40 years later. So cool.

7. Hip hop + ballet. Amazing.

8. Really important read on protecting your child from sexual abuse.

9. Why a CEO shouldn’t run the country. Pretty much.

10. This song has been proven to reduce anxiety.

11. This box of cookies meant for Texas ended up in Guam. So funny.

12. Here are the ages you peak at everything in your life. Um, looks like those of us in our early forties are in for a lull.

13. This is simultaneously the WEIRDEST and oddly satisfying video ever.

14. The strongest girls are the ones with anxiety. Love this.

15. Hahaaa. Best post about dinnertime with kids ever.

16. A guy’s wife was fired from Cracker Barrel and the internet went crazy. Absolutely hilarious.

Happy weekend to you! It’s Friday! And Spring! What is there to be down about? (Wait. Don’t answer that.)

  1. Bre

    March 24, 2017 at 10:12 am

    As someone who was sexually abused and never said anything until 10 years later, I can honestly say that my amazing supportive parents taught me all those things for protecting a child from sexual abuse but when it happened my body was so shocked that it buried the event deep to protect me. Also, as a child it is near impossible to explain in words what happened because I didn’t understand it. I couldn’t explain it until I started being sexual with boyfriends myself. I have heard the same story time and time again from people who were also abused as a child.
    My advise is still talk to your child with these tips but don’t put down your guard with the thought that they will come to you if they are touched. Please, if you have a bad feeling about someone don’t hold back from not letting your child be around them even if it is a family member. When I came out with my story no one was surprised by which uncle had committed the abuse. Also, if your child is showing signs of abuse (change in eating habits, new anxiety, headache or tummy ache consistently for no reason, nightmares, different mood swings then normal, reluctant to go with someone, inappropriate play with stuffed animals or toys) or your parent senses are saying something is not right then ask non leading questions and maybe take them to see a councilor. Worst case senerio is they get some counciling for no reason.