This has been one of those weeks when while I believe my kids are not overscheduled, everything seemed to happen all at once. If I had the energy, I would have literally done a happy dance that it’s finally Friday. If you’ve had a hectic week, too, here are some reads you may have missed:
Standardized tests give me a headache. Especially the third grade tests here in NC because it’s pass them or get held back… and I don’t get how my child could make the honor roll every grading period and then be told oh, no, you didn’t learn what you needed to. It’s not about what he learned, it’s what he can show on ONE test on ONE day out of the whole year. Ugh. Amber shares Are Standardized Tests Ruining Our Kids?
I get emotional over my third baby,too. “Thanks for letting me hug you until I’m finished,” from Alexandra’s This Third Baby.
10 Tips for Raising Confident Boys Yes, most of these could work for girls, too. But there are a lot of articles out there about building up our girls while saying eh, our boys are fine. But boys need to be built up, too.
“It doesn’t mean I wish he were different, I just wish things were different – does that make sense? Wishing doesn’t make me a bad mom. I don’t want to feel guilty about what I want for my kid. I don’t think any parent should. It’s the things that I wish that give me something to hope for. And hope is something I never want to lose.” Read Lisa’s It’s Okay to Wish.
Finishing off this week’s reads with one of the funniest things I’ve read lately: I Tried a Diva Cup and Now I Hate Life from Totally the Bomb.