~ Best Modern Love in a while:
~ I hate food trends (most trends, really), so I liked this article. Although I agree with the author--it was missing cheese. That and red meat, a must for women, I think.
“If you are Nikolina from Mostar then I have been your boyfriend since 5th grade. Please get back to me, so we can figure out what to do.”
~ Not a fan of this trend, which seems motivated by social media. The time after you have a baby is for resting and recovering and nursing. All of which are tricky and take a lot of time. I feel so fortunate that I had people to take care of me and no one to bother me in the week after Baby Leopard arrived. Because childbirth is physically and emotionally taxing and it's nothing that a blowout and a makeup job are going to fix. (There are pictures of me and the baby in the birth center, but no one will ever see them: I'm white as a sheet and utterly wiped out--I'm not sure I even managed a smile.)
~ The sanest thing (shock! it's from Simcha) I've read on parental leave in a while:
Women can't have it all, and neither can men. Working and raising a family means making sacrifices -- but, if employers are willing to be more flexible and imaginative, those sacrifices don't need to be intolerable. The goal of making life easier for working moms is a very pro-life goal.~ Also love this from Simcha on a community fridge.
~This is great; he sounds insane.