…and we’re back with 2013’s first Caught my eye Friday. By the looks of things most of the blogosphere is well and truly back in the swing. To be honest I was surprised how many of you never got out of said swing in the first place!
Bringing up daughters
There was a great opinion piece here about a soon to be released book by Steve Biddulph who wrote the book raising boys. After selling 40million of those he’s decided to have a crack at raising girls.
I’ve made it my job to ensure I raise a tomboy (if she wants to be one), that can be the prime minister or CEO (if she wants to) or anything else she puts her mind to. This article, in talking about the book, raises some interesting perspectives about that fact that no matter what I do, when miss 2.5 become miss 7+ (or earlier – feel free to let me know your experience) she’s going to be bombarded with a whole lot of reasons to feel like she’s not good enough or can’t have everything she wants because… she’s a female. Before I had my little girl I wouldn’t have cared or even read the article. Now I’m getting my head around the fact that teaching her to ride a scooter isn’t the hard bit.
My first Blogging Blush
A few weeks ago I was out for dinner with some friends who were asking me what I was doing reading mum blogs. The general thought being that all they wrote about was baking, knitting and nappies.
I couldn’t help but click on the post titled Face down, ass up when it popped up on EssentiallyJess this Tuesday and was blushing from the first paragraph. As Grace commented to my response to the post, I got to know a whole lot more about what goes in your genteel minds! Well done Kyla!
Best new of the week
One of my favorite bloggers came out with some cracking news about her new, impending arrival in her 1000th post.
Boo-yeah Kyle’s. It’s great when awesome things happen to awesome people. Judging by your following post everything is going normally. Pregnancy – designed by guys.
That’s all for now. Keep a look out for a new series of posts on this blog by Mums about Dads which will have its first contributor this week. If you have a story that you want to tell about a Dad let me know.
Sharing with our favorite Friday linky: FYBF at withsomegrace.