Hi there reader
I’m introducing a new feature to my blog. Now, in addition to a weekly book review I’m curating a weekly roundup of parent culture. I love to dive deep into topics and I want to share with you what I’m learning about what’s relevant for parents today. SO here it is…
The whole conversation around childcare in the run-up to the US elections was kicked-off when Warren introduced the idea of universal childcare. I’ve been wanting to get a deeper understanding of the issues and this article in The Cut helped me do that.
Have you heard of matrescence? Like adolescence, it triggers a massive structural shift to the brain. Only this one happens when a woman first becomes a mother. Knowing about this change in our brains should be as fundamental as learning about our bodies. This article in The Boston Globe explains it brilliantly, or watch Dr. Alexandra Sacks on TED
Singer-songwriter and mother-of-two Ani DiFranco, has published her memoir No Walls and The Recurring Dream. It was released on May 7, 2019 and I can’t wait to read it! Listen to her NPR interview or watch her on PBS News Hour
I took a flight home to Minneapolis recently and watched RBG, the documentary about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. If you haven’t seen it yet, do it. She is a powerhouse advocate of women’s rights, a lyrical writer, and a mega inspiring human being. Watch the trailer on YouTube
US Soccer player Abby Wambach wants women to lead by their own rules. I’m excited to read her new just-released book Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game. Read a short interview in NYT By the Book or a longer one in NYT here