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

Blog her: 10 Things I Thought Were Caused by Bad Parenting Before I had My Own Kids (I, too, thought I could do it better. Ha…ha….my kid is the one going to gymnastics in -8 degree weather in shorts and boots with no socks because at some point, you just don’t care anymore and natural consequences — cold legs and feet — is an effective parenting technique).

The Militant Baker: Why People Hate Tess Munster (And Other Happy Fat People) I think this blog post just changed my life.

Time: What Niagara Falls Looks Like Frozen (If you’re an Erieite…you should really just take the time to make the trip and see it yourself…it’s incredible).

Reader’s Digest: 19 Facts About the Sound of Music that Just Might Blow Your Mind

The New York Times: Great! Another Thing to Hate About Ourselves (I’m so sick of this shit. I just. I can’t. I just can’t take much more. This quote — below — about says it all:)

“Show me a body part, I’ll show you someone who’s making money by telling women that theirs looks wrong and they need to fix it. Tone it, work it out, tan it, bleach it, tattoo it, lipo it, remove all the hair, lose every bit of jiggle.”