Mom Must-Reads :: Week of October 23


Want to know what other moms are reading about? We’ve pulled the top 5 posts from across our Sister Sites just for you!

It’s Man Cold Season… Are You Prepared?

It’s that time of the year…the sun is setting earlier, the nights are getting colder, and the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air. It’s Fall – my favorite season!

We Need To Talk

A few months ago, I attended a small regional conference here in Madison for the first time, and was not at all surprised to find I was one of very few people of color present, as I often am. The keynote speaker was a former colleague, who was speaking on behalf of the Madison Police Department. I was pleased to see his talk was about unconscious (or implicit) bias.

“This Is My Tribe” :: Why I’ll Never Say That Again

We’ve all seen it. We’ve probably been guilty of it. It’s trendy these days, especially in the mommy world. Labeling your group of friends as your “tribe” which inadvertently sends the message of either “you’re NOT in my tribe” or “you should now feel insecure about whether you have a tribe or not”. I’m not pointing fingers. I’m staring straight at my own guilty mommy face.

How to Disagree Without Punching People in the Face

Some wise marriage advice I once heard was, “Always fight naked.” Disagreements just seems to resolve themselves more quickly this way.

The Day I Took My Son’s Toys Away

It was a typical Sunday afternoon. The sun was shining, the TV was blasting Disney tunes, the house smelled of Pine Sol as I cleaned the house, and my boys were playing contently in their rooms. Or so I thought.

What were some of your favorite posts from our Sister Sites this week?