Friday Snacks {4.5.13}

April 5, 2013


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‘Momma Love’ By Photographer Ali Smith Depicts The Highs And Lows Of Motherhood Through 40 Women’s Lives




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This Etsy shop.

These recipes.

This mantra.


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Cosleeping and Biological Imperatives: Why Human Babies Do Not and Should Not Sleep Alone by Dr. James McKenna. When done safely, mother-infant cosleeping saves infants lives and contributes to infant and maternal health and well being. Merely having an infant sleeping in a room with a committed adult caregiver (cosleeping) reduces the chances of an infant dying from SIDS or from an accident by one half. (Thanks Jenny)

Homosexuality and Biblical Authority: Different Crisis, Same Problem on Patheos. Leaving aside the specific issue of homosexuality, Keller’s observation about evangelical notions of biblical authority is correct but also concerning. In my opinion, Keller has, perhaps unwittingly, put his finger on the entire problem evangelicals face when confronted with any issue that runs counter to evangelical theology: “You’re asking me to read my Bible differently than my tradition has prescribed, and so I can’t go there. If I do, my faith is kicked out the door.”  (Thanks Bridget)

Beauty Is Only Skin Deep, But Instagram Is To the Bone by Hollee Actman Becker on Huffington Post. Checking our kids’ news feeds to see what they are viewing, scrolling through their profiles to see what they’re posting, investigating the people who want to follow them, finding out who they’ve given their password to and monitoring all of their accounts (because most kids have more than one Instagram account, in case you didn’t know) doesn’t make us helicopter parents. It makes us smart parents. And there is nothing more beautiful than being smart.


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Rules of Inheritance by Claire.


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I’ve started telling my daughters I’m beautiful by Amanda.

To The Young Ones by John.

Kicking bipolar’s ass by Jennifer.

For Jessica by Jennifer Lawler.


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A Virtual Fist-bump 


And finally, our Friday Funnies from the Internets

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Best Satire Reviews On Amazon


Celebs Without Teeth


 Happy Friday.


9 thoughts on “Friday Snacks {4.5.13}

  1. Christine

    Nice collection of links. I loved the James McKenna book (and many more about the pros of cosleeping) and am working on a post about the reality of it. There are a lot of books promoting it without giving details about how your life with a family bed will go. I find it sweet and terrible.

    And, yay, Cynthia Nixon quote!

  2. Candis

    1. Thanks for the link love to our shop. You da best. (do people say that? I don’t care.)

    2. The blog post about telling my daughters I’m beautiful? Well that was awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Meggie

    Just wrote a long comment and accidentally x-ed out of the screen. Perhaps a sign. I love Friday Snacks. I didn’t love the Patheos article. Full disclosure, my husband works for Tim Keller so I’m sure I’m biased. I just though the article was broad-stroked and quoted Keller out of context to serve an agenda. It’s fine if the author thinks the only way evangelicals can hold certain views is if they refuse to engage critically with scripture, but Keller is the antithesis of unengaged and unthinking and it’s far from what he promotes as a pastor. The author could find a better example.

    Anyway, I’m breaking my rule of Things I Don’t Talk About on the Internet so I’m just going to stop.

    In other news, ‘Momma Love’ made me cry.


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