Sunday Surf: January 15, 2012

[box]Welcome to Sunday Surf!  My favorite reads from around the blogosphere this past week.  You can always see what I’m reading on my homepage (middle column below Popular Posts) or you can follow my Google Reader Page!

Sunday Surf with Authentic Parenting and Hobo Mama

Authentic Parenting and Hobo Mama are now hosting Sunday Surf. Share your best reading of the week, and link up your post at either blog!

For more great reading, visit Hobo Mama or Authentic Parenting for the latest Sunday Surf and linky.

Happy Surfing!



  • My first link today is from a blog I follow simply because the owners, David and Elizabeth, were in our Bradley Birth class when we were pregnant with Aellyn.  David writes so eloquently about Marrying into Diabetes: A Husband’s Perspective.  His words apply to marriages in so many ways beyond just physical conditions.  A must read!

I am married to a beautiful woman with type 1 diabetes. On many days, diabetes has churned the waters in our relationship. I’ve argued with low blood sugars and lost. What woman can be responsible for being snippy when her blood sugar’s at 35 mg/dl (2 mmol/L)? I’ve watched date night…

  • I LOVE this blog by a unschooled girl and I wanted to jump up and down clapping when I read 5 Ways to Help Someone HATE Reading.  She really hits for me why so many kids these days hate to read.  Notice too that she says she started reading at 8 or 9 years old which is completely normal and healthy unlike the forced reading at age 5.

I’ve often heard complaints and worries, from a wide variety of people, about how many people, especially youth, don’t like to read.  Blame is placed on a variety of things, from texting on cell phones to uninvolved parents to class sizes in school.  But rarely is the actual way reading…

When things are going smoothly, it’s easy to say “Yes! Positive parenting really works!” You feel confident in your decision to raise your child this way and confident in your abilities as a parent. But what about when things aren’t going smoothly? What about when your child is acting…


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