Clickery for February 15, 2013

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I’ve written about this here, and it’s all over the Internet (the mom stays in the picture) but this essay on the same subject is so beautiful; I really loved it. So You’re Feeling Too Fat to be Photographed. A favorite part of mine:

“Accept this reality . . . you gained weight . . . the truth is you’ve gained a lot of other things too (a career, a family, some kids, a house, a love for travel, the ability to coordinate your separates . . . )

I’ve got a tween and he’s got a five-year-old brother who wants to do everything his big brother does. So screen time is a big issue around here. I appreciated this article on Huffington Post: “Why Screen Time Doesn’t Really Mean Anything Anymore.” It confirmed something I’d suspected: screen “time” is just too simple to be useful. Activities that happen on a screen are like food — some is nutritious and some is junk. It is up to the parents to figure out which is which.

I’ve been home with a sick kindergartner this week, and yesterday he was fascinated by the very large group of birds hanging out in our front yard. So I remembered that I’d pinned something like these bird feeders made in cookie cutters months ago. We happened to have all the materials in the house and made some of our own. Ours are not quite so pretty, but it was a fun and fast kid project.

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