you know, one of the more challenging bits of being outspoken about the dangers of tech overuse … my kids have zero tolerance for a hypocritical mother. (Yummy blog post HERE from the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood about the Camp Grounded experience). So school hols are a difficult time to get to my computer and do even the bare minimum.
But OH! The links I have to share!
Here come a flurry thereof: First, from the Washington Post, this is AMAZING on so many levels! This is your brain on Art … enjoy. Next, further evidence, it seems, of our profound interrelatedness. This is a snippet about some research done at Penn State, demonstrating how a mother’s relational wellbeing with her partner may have implications for her baby’s state.
Speaking of research: this is PROFOUND … it’s from MIT. Behold the poetry of the academic abstract! Wade through for useful insights. Shared meals, touch. Yup.
OH MY GODDESS I just loved this, from Mothering.com, about Mother Culture. Sign me up. I reckon Podcasts go a long way toward filling my head with juicy content.
Here is a small local piece of news (I think it’s from Rhode Island?) where students are requesting screen-free time in classrooms. Poor buggers. And it’s so modest, what they’re asking for. Meanwhile check this out … an organisation called Protect Young Eyes, who are all about digital safety for kids. As am I.
For the Halloween inclined, this is a list of costumes for girls … non-slutty costumes, non-princess-dependent costumes, thanks to the awesome “Mighty Girl” website. In a totally different direction, here is a sheet for teachers … what you oughta know about adoption.
This is a link to an odd and cool take on the relationship between sleep and brains (oooh! Jellyfish!) and another conversation about brains and other creatures … what the heck, pusscats, poop, and brain parasites. YOWZER. Finally, and this is from Mothering as well, an article about what Self Care looks like when Mama is depressed. Thank you.
Anyway, I have to share a pic of the most recent OhBaby, which has an article I wrote about Technoference … but the rain is relentless and my office (in a separate building, albeit on the same property!) seems a long way away. So bear with, K?