Parenting in the Loop Weekend Picks
Welcome to a warm Sunday here in Chicago.
Our daughter and her baby made it here without any delays last weekend and are enjoying themselves and so am I. How lucky we are to have our little grandson grinning at us in person rather than on FaceTime.
The Pockit Stroller was a huge success as a must with a baby, especially when you are traveling alone. He was also super on the plane which was a huge relief.
There were so many good reads on my feed this week! It was difficult to pick just three but here goes.
Do you have to give up “your creative self” when you become a parent? Or does the creativity get woven into the the new fabric of your life.
A portrait of the artist as a young mom.
Source: Is Parenthood the Enemy of Creative Work? — The Cut
An in-depth exploration of the menstrual cycle and the difference between training bras and sports bras at this age wasn’t part of my Master Parenting Plan.
Puberty Girl visits our home frequently these days. She’s 13 years old, and she wears a bra, smears deodorant under her arms and drags a razor across her legs. She gets her period, and frequently changes her pad or knots a sweatshirt around her waist to cover up an unsightly stain.
My 5-year old daughter created Puberty Girl. The juicy details of adolescence have also captured the attention of my 7-year-old, but she has yet to create an imaginary representation of her curiosity.
This weekend read is just so interesting as it deals with a topic that so many parents dread and have difficulty with as their children get older but how young is too young for this discussion?
Source: How a social worker ended up talking to her young daughters about puberty – The Washington Post
My wishes to you all for a somewhat relaxing Sunday…the weekend is almost over. It simply goes to fast for me!