Web Time Wasters

How was your week, friends? I mean besides the, uh, slow-motion coup we appear to be witnessing? I spent the week calling and faxing a million politicians, trying virtual reality games for the first time (fun!), meeting friends for lunch picnics and OF COURSE watching the new Netflix Anne Of Green Gables.

A few things from my awesome sponsors:

Are you a birth photographer, a doula, a lactation consultant, or any other sort of birth worker? Traditional business advice probably doesn’t apply to you! This does! Also: thoughts on due dates, mortality, and infants’ emotional needs.

Oh, Christy. WHY IS YOUR STUFF ALWAYS SO GOOD? The art of the staycation and the difference between intentions and goals.

Ahhhh! FASCINATING. This 90-Year-Old Lady Seduced and Killed Nazis as a Teenager.
The Oversteegen sisters would flirt with Nazi collaborators under false pretenses and then lead them into the woods, where instead of a make-out session, the men would be greeted with a bullet.

It’s tiny so obviously, I’m into it.

Oooooh!  A good, non-obvious question to ask yourself if you’re considering a career move.

A round up of great outfits worn by a funny, sweet writer.

A travel blog devoted exclusively to Nordic destinations!

What the hell is creativity anyway?

I loved this post about personal responsibility and ‘natural consequence’ parenting: Why I’m letting my teenager flunk out of high school … if he wants to.

Adding this to my library queue.

Swooooon! 10 incredible home libraries.

This checks all my boxes. Linguistics? Check! Prairie dogs? Check? Anthropomorphism? Check!

An important, honest essay about loss and fighting for yourself.
Everyone around me was the adult, while I was suspended in time as the child, and I deferred to everyone. From bosses to friends to foes to the parking lot attendant, I obeyed orders and nodded like a good girl, desperate to stay in the world’s good graces. (I mean, can you imagine what would happen if the parking lot attendant didn’t like you?)

It wasn’t until much later, when the world’s mercy finally failed me, that I discovered a much better alternative: Agency. My own.

It’s harder to be eco-friendly when you’re on the road. Erin has some great tips!

Art lovers! The Guggenheim Museum just shared over 200 free art books through the internet archive!

This is heartbreaking: What Happens When One Fat Patient Sees A Doctor

The flush of my face when I say yes, I eat vegetables, and I cook my meals at home. The familiar look of skepticism that follows, often paired with a long sigh. Look, I can’t help you if you’re not going to tell me the truth. The providers who seemed so quickly certain that I didn’t want to be healthy, or was too stupid to know how.

If you don’t read anything else today, read this.

Dessert dip trio? I AM INTRIGUED.

I love Melissa advice on planning a capsule wardrobe.

Hope you guys had a great week!



Solid roundup today! I especially enjoyed the Fat Patient article and the Oatmeal article (of course). And oh! The travel blog!

Vanessa Brune

Thanks so much for including my blog in the round-up! So much great stuff to read! 🙂 The interview with the Oversteegen sister is especially fascinating and still so important today…


Thanks for featuring that post, Sarah. I really appreciated it. (And apologies it has taken so long to get to this.) x


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