I have some recommendations for you today if you’re into that sort of thing. And, if you’re not, you’re basically telling the world that you know everything there is to know. And you want to hear something? You don’t. Open your mind. Open your heart. Listen to the birds. Listen to that guy on the corner who is screaming, “The world is going to end at two o’clock today!” Actually, do not listen to him. He’s nuts. Where was I? Oh yeah. Some recommendations…
Rookie Moms: David Vienna told his readers about Rookie Moms so I started scrolling through their new Tumblr and loved it. They have ideas, tips, links, thoughts, activities and funny things to say about the first few years of being a parent. You may already know them because it turns out their other blog is quite popular (and they have a book, pictured) but this is the special Tumblr version in 3D. Oh. It’s not in 3D?! That’s lame!
PhillyTude: My buddy, Jana, has a new Tumblr as well. She already had a blog called, An Attitude Adjustment, which I’ve been following for years (since I was 3; she’s really, really old!) but this is her brand-new Tumblr which is less focused on parenting and more focused on…. everything else. Yes, as a Tumblr-er, I have a special place in my heart for other Tumblr-ers. Go Jana! Go Tumblr!
Native Kids Shoes: I think you know I don’t usually talk about products on here but they rock my world, y’all. They’re like Crocs except they’re a slip-on sneaker. I bought them for the boys, and, well, I’m in love and the wedding’s next summer. (I am not being paid to say this. I’m not even being paid for the sandwich board I’m wearing right now with their picture on it.)
Tiny Beautiful Things: Cheryl Strayed is the author of Wild, and this is her new book. It’s a compilation of her advice columns for The Rumpus. If you like writing that will punch you in the gut, make you laugh, make you cry, make you want to be a better person, and make you want to rock back and forth gently, this is the book. She is one of the most authentic, empathetic, fierce and thought-provoking writers I’ve ever read ever. Yes, I just used the word “ever” before and after the word “read.” Perhaps, if I keep reading Cheryl’s books, I’ll learn not to do stuff like that.