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

New York Times: Let’s Cool it in the Bedroom (I’ve come to love a cold bedroom…prefer it actually. The good news is, researchers say it can be beneficial to your metabolism. Winning!)

Salon: 4 sordid tales of selfishness from the super-rich (Maybe some hyperbole here, but….numbers 1 & 4 are worth reading.)

A Napper’s Companion: Thanksgiving Letter to My Late Mother (Stay with it…the end is great)

New York Times: The Homework Parent Trap and Don’t Bother, Homework is Pointless (couldn’t agree with these two more….it’s stupid and unproductive and ruins the time our family actually has together in the evenings.)

Huffington Post: 10 Things Your Mom Never Told You (sniff…and all true)

5. She knows she’s not perfect. She is her own worst critic. She knows all her flaws and sometimes hates herself for them. She is hardest on herself when it comes to you, though. She wanted to be the perfect mom, to do nothing wrong — but because she is human, she made mistakes. She is probably still trying to forgive herself for them. She wishes with her whole heart that she could go back in time and do things differently, but she can’t, so be kind to her, and know she did the best she knew how to do.

Blog Her: Six Totally Rad ’80s Things Your Kids Need to Know (Our family loves The Goldbergs — um, if you’re not watching that show, you totally should be…like for reals –so I’ve been sharing some of this knowledge with my girls regularly. They seem enamored with the decade of my youth…which is amusing to me…and also makes me feel very, very old).