Weekend Reading: January 26, 2013

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“I have a dream that one day my four little children will be judged
not for the color of their skin but for the content of their character.”

~Martin Luther King, Jr.

We kicked off our week by watching Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the presidential inauguration, an inspiring diversion from our typical history work. This was the first year that the big girls and I have really talked about racism and civil rights, and I was glad to see the list of books that Kristen at Rage Against the Minivan shared to extend the conversation (first link below).

On another note — like most of the country, we’re also experiencing some of the coldest temperatures I can remember, and so we stayed bundled up inside for most of the week. Even the snow we’ve gotten over the past few days isn’t enough to keep the girls outside for very long because they get so cold out there, despite an abundance of layers! Stir crazy anyone?

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Here are some of my favorite posts from this week. As always, check out what I’m reading to see the other posts that make me stop and think. You’ll find new posts all week long!

Life {On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day}

  • Resources for Talking to Kids About Race and Racism | Rage Against the Minivan

Food {For Kids…And Husbands Too}

  • 5 Strategies to Help Your Husband and Kids Transition to Real Food | Keeper of the Home
    *This week I shared some more of our real food journey at Keeper of the Home
  • 5 Ways to Get Kids to Love Helping in the Kitchen | Life As Mom

Family {Raising Independent Kids}

  • Please Don’t Help My Kids | Alameda, CA Patch
  • 25 Reasons We’re Taking Our Kids Around the World | EntreFamily

Have a great weekend!