Weekly Link Love

Time for a round of weekly links. These are no ordinary links. These are pages I bookmark, articles I read, videos I watch, places I would like to visit, pictures I would like to frame, and recipes I try to replicate (mostly with disastrous results).

Frank Bruni, NYT columnist, unleashes the wrath of parents. His Op-ed piece, aptly titled “A Childless Bystander’s Baffled Hymn” has been met with criticism. Well, mostly. After we are done discussing the pros and cons of Tiger parenting and are tired of revering French parenting (I don’t know about you but I sure am), we can now look for more advice by just googling (yes, it’s a verb now) “Frank Bruni parenting.”

If you have a thing for TED Talks, I doubt you have missed this talk by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. It’s a good talk, makes a lot of sense, and I will have you know, her book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead is great too. Of course, where there is an opinion, there is bound to be some backlash. Good heavens, who knew democracy could be so exhausting?

There’s been a lot of excitement this weekend about how Spring has finally sprung and all that, so if you are looking for something free and fun to do and you don’t live too far from Connecticut, drop by at the Daffodil Festival in Meriden’s Hubbard Park. Word on the street is they have a pretty rad fireworks display among other things.

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2 Comments on “Weekly Link Love

  1. Nice piece by Frank Bruni. As a meddling aunt with really no qualifications to give parenting advice, I have to put in my two cents anyway and largely agree with what he says :). This piece puts things into perspective and seems to ring true. Good advice for parents and for life in general.

  2. Meddling or not, you are one truly amazing aunt!

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