A random collections of blog posts, articles and other things I think are worth sharing.

Purple Clover: When parents text back (LOL…hey, if you’ve got to pay their cell bills, may as well have a little fun with it, right?)

Hands-Free Parenting: The 10 minutes that changed my life

Salon: My illegal abortion

Zen Habits: The busy person’s guide to reducing stress

“Accept people & smile. We get upset at other people because they don’t meet our ideals of how they should act. Instead, try accepting them for who they are, and recognizing that, like you, they’re imperfect and seeking happiness and struggling with finding happiness. They’re doing their best. Accept them, smile, and enjoy your time with this person.”

Salon: Buy less, do more: 5 reasons why experiences make us happier than things