What We’re Reading This Week: February 1st

Join us each Wednesday for a collection of stories, blog posts, and whatever else we’ve found interesting to check out.

HUMOR

Mommy Shorts: Passive Aggression Via Flowers
This is the kind of Valentine’s Day I could get behind.

Scary Mommy: Pin This.
Because really – Doesn’t Pinterest make most of us feel like we suck?

NEWS

New York Times: With Mayhem At Home, They Call A Parent Coach
Cheaper than therapy and you can do it by phone. I’m intrigued. Would you use a parent coach?

Periwinkle Papillion: Buy This, Not That: Barbie Houses
You might be surprised to see this post show up under “NEWS.” But to those of us parents whose own homes are in imminent danger of being overrun with Barbie shoes, houses, cars and outfits… This is urgent material.

THIS AND THAT

Chronically Distracted: Month One: Vitality
This is a new blog on the scene based upon The Happiness Project. And, for the writers out there, there are weekly prompts and link-ups!

MommyNaniBooBoo: Hello Depression. 1, 2, 3, Down They Go.
When Jenny is being funny, she makes me laugh HARD. When she opens up about these most personal details, she’s just got me. Raw, beautiful honesty, as usual. Send her some love. #PPD #PPA

KludgyMom: 5 Ways To Build A Blog Community {That Don’t Involve Commenting}
For the bloggers. Because personally, I know that 90% of the time that I get to read blogs, I’m looking at them on my phone. So, I am the world’s worst when it comes to commenting. Anyone else out there need some other vehicles?

Mommy Words: Go Green With EBay For A Chance To Win $1000
I’m not a huge contest person. But $1000 just for making good choices? That’s worth passing along.

Counting My Kisses: Things I Love: Parenting A Toddler
This post, aside from being full of adorable pictures, is a great reminder of why it’s all worth it.

Dances With Chaos: Parenting: I’m Totally Winging It
I just like to read posts from those parents who *don’t* have it all figured out. Because I totally do.

Riding In Cars With Ducks: After
I found this post through the Just.Be.Enough. weekly link up. It’s a thoughtful post about the aftermath of a suicide attempt.

Have you come across a great read? Tell us where to find it in the comment section! (Yes, it can be your own post. But it’d better be good, or we’ll flog you.)

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  • Anonymous

    WOOT! 

  • San Diego Momma

    Enjoyed reading so many of these…thanks for rounding up such great posts.

    • http://www.itbuildscharacter.com ChiMomWriter

      Thanks, Deb, for coming by to read! Love seeing you here.

  • Anonymous

    So excited to be included in this week’s reads. :) Thanks, guys!

  • http://www.mommywords.com Brittany at Mommy Words

    Thanks so much!  I don’t enter many either but I really do like eBay Green and what they are doing!

  • http://writingwithchaos.com/ Kelly K @ Dances with Chaos

    I’m honored to be on the list. You have some great posts highlighted here. Thank you!

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