“Week in Review” from Parenting in the Loop

A Day at the Beach…Martha’s Vineyard

Here are my Friday suggestions.

Motherload has an amusing post especially for me because I spend a fair amount of time in Rhode Island and am also amazed at all the Native American historical names of rivers and towns. One Massachusetts town always brings about a funny banter between me and my husband when we see its road sign…guess which one it is?

On the brink of my eighth year of marriage I’ve discovered the key component of successful matrimony: that both parties find stupid, ongoing jokes hi-larious.This is what it is like in my marriage.

There are things that are so horrendously obtuse–absurd things that we’ve joked about for years—that we still laugh wine out of our noses about. Yes, it’s the spewing of wine from our nasal cavities–a sort of pinot noir neti pot cleansing—that keeps our love alive.

This is a meeting that I would love to have attended this year…a very large group of bloggers from many diverse areas…mostly women….along with a ton of wonderful sponsors. Ah…maybe next year!

BlogHer’s 8th Annual Conference is headed back to New York City in 2012. Thousands of bloggers will come together to connect, learn and inspire. Join us!

On Thursday, August 2, President Barack Obama addressed the BlogHer ’12 conference live, via video. Watch this clip now, and come back soon for the entire address!

A very thought provoking topic…the development and health of our children and grandchildren related to stress. This is a topic all of us can relate to our own lives but what about the next generation…What can we teach them?

 The future of any society depends on its ability to foster the healthy development of the next generation. Extensive research on the biology of stress now shows that healthy development can be derailed by excessive or prolonged activation of stress response systems in the body (especially the brain), with damaging effects on learning, behavior, and health across the lifespan.

Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!