April and May Link Love

May 31st, 2010 by Dionna | 3 Comments
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This is a monthly post referring you to some sites/articles/posts that I’ve found helpful, amusing, and/or otherwise redeeming in some way. If you know of something you think might be worthy of inclusion, comment or email!

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Did you know that talking to a snowflake can actually alter its physical appearance?! Something similar happens with cooked rice. Katherine at Momioso.com made a brilliant analogy between this fascinating scientific discovery and the way that we talk to our children. If you read nothing else in this list, please go read Katherine’s post entitled “Watch Your Language.”

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If you wonder why many of us blog, Amy’s post at Science & Sensibility about the societal impact of bloggers is enlightening. (She’s also gearing up for the last Healthy Birth Blog Carnival – join her!)

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Have you ever wondered how much education nurses receive about breastfeeding? You might be surprised how very little they get. Melodie at Breastfeeding Moms Unite featured a guest post from a nurse who tells more. (I’d also be interested to know how much education doctors receive. I’d be willing to bet it isn’t much more than nurses.)
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Have you ever gotten a little worried because your child did not reach a developmental milestone by the “average” age? Did you know that you can be normal but not average? Lauren at Hobo Mama wrote an excellent article that will put your fears to rest and explain the difference between these two concepts.
While you’re at Lauren’s site, check out her awesome idea for volunteering with your kids!
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If you haven’t seen this yet, please go read Annie at PhD in Parenting’s list of 50 Reasons for Breastfeeding Anytime, Anywhere. Can you think of any more reasons?

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Did you catch Megan’s guest post on 6 Ideas for Eating Wholesome Foods Without Breaking the Bank? One of her tips was to eat food grown/produced locally. Amber at Strocel.com wrote about another reason to eat meat from local farmers: so you can talk to them first about their antibiotic usage. 70% of antibiotic usage in the US is on animals. That’s pretty nasty. Read more from Amber!
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If you missed the Carnival of Gentle Discipline from Paige at the Baby Dust Diaries, you should really go look at the Gentle Discipline Index she has created. I was also happy to find out that she will link to more gentle discipline posts every month! Visit her site to find out how to submit a post.
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Research that demonstrates how babies breastfeed (hint: it’s nothing like milking a cow!).
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What articles or websites have you stumbled across this month? Please leave a link in the comments!

3 Responses to:
"April and May Link Love"

  1. Melodie   bfmom

    Thank for including me in this great list. I think I read all but one of these this past month. I’m looking forward to going to read the Momioso post now.

  2. Amber   AmberStrocel

    Aw, thanks for the link love! You made my (rainy) Monday morning. :)

  3. Lauren @ Hobo Mama   Hobo_Mama

    Thank you from me as well! I will be rounding up the ones I missed.

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