Weekend Reading: September 14, 2013

Getting Her Ears Pierced

I just realized all of my weekend reading pictures have been of our littlest for the past month or so. What can I say? Her 4th birthday and the upcoming birth of our new baby are tearing me apart; I’m not quite ready for her to give up her position as Baby Girl!

Despite our best attempts, we couldn’t convince her not to have a birthday this week, so we celebrated that exciting milestone on Thursday. In our family, you can get your ears pierced when you turn 4, and she has been anxiously awaiting the day she could get them for months. She was so brave, and she only cried when the piercing technician messed up and had to push the earring through with her hand (her mama almost cried too!). She was excited to check out her sticker and lollipop when it was all over with, and her earrings are thankfully not bugging her too much.

I’m actually not a fan of the 3s (which I think are so much harder than the so-called terrible 2s), and I’m looking forward to having a 4 year old in the house again, but I still can’t quite believe she’s 4 already. I’m coming to terms with it, though!

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

Work {Make Things Happen}

Homeschooling {More Than School at Home}

  • Getting Your Child to Love Reading | Unschoolery

Family {The Great Modesty Debate}

I think this conversation is an important one. Modesty is important to us, but I also believe it’s about self-respect, not about how men view you (which, frankly, is their responsibility). And I think it’s just as — if not more — important to teach our boys not to ogle women or view them as sex objects. I’m not entirely sure how we’ll approach this as our girls get older, but I thought this original post and some of the responses that followed added a lot of food for thought to the conversation.

  • FYI (If You’re a Teenage Girl) | Given Breath
  • Seeing a Woman: A Conversation Between a Father and Son | From One Degree to Another

And because I think this is another important topic (and one that affects us all), be sure to read Seth Godin’s thoughts on how to stop people from texting while they drive: This isn’t going to work.

Have a great weekend!