some links ive been digging.
–Rookie Magazine ok seriously why did this not exist when i was a teenager? its smart, beautiful, hip and very honest. written by teenagers for teenagers (and 20 somethings still working on all that teenage stuff because they read too much Seventeen and Cosmo). it has all that fashion and beauty and whatnot, but also Interior Design from the 60s and 70s and How to Make Strawberry Jam and stuff like that. and sweet user submitted art and writing. i really hope this is still around when jo is a teenager (shudder).
– cool paper crane mobile soon i will have some time and i will make this for jolene. probably when i start my full time summer nanny job (!!). i will probably have loads more time for extra crafts.
–Life as an Elizabeth Warren Intern my friend from high school is writing about, you guessed it, life as an Elizabeth Warren intern. If you want this inside scoop on the campaign, this just might be the place.
–BPA, PVC and Phthalate Free Teether List one day i got super paranoid and threw out half of jolene’s teethers. this list helped me. i guess she puts most things in her mouth, whats are a few extra phthalates really going to do… the answer is we have very little idea. also maybe cancer.
– Mean Lady i am obsessed with this band. thank you anna.
–Feminist Pigs and How to Bring Your Kids Up Queer… my friend erika sent me these and i’ve only skimmed them, but so far they are amazing. they are about queer things and parenting and queer parenting! also the first one might be about farming.
-RECIPE ROUND UP! I have been sticking to my menu planning and am finding lots of new recipes. i am particularly obsessed with Eggplant and Beef Stir Fry (throw some green peppers in at the end, it needs freshening up) Spicy Chicken Thighs with Rhubarb Cucumber Salsa and Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas and Feta . yum.
–Depression Test obviously it is not that simple, but the Center for Epidemiological Studies has a depression scale that they have developed and a quick online test that puts you on the scale. i discovered the link in an article i was reading and i think that its real important.