By: Revanche

Just a little (link) love: sea otters edition

September 27, 2017

The aftermath of the earthquakes in Mexico is devastating.

In the wake of multiple natural disasters, David’s comprehensive list for emergency preparedness is important reading. I think there’s a lot more we need to do with younger children.

I was wondering why it was considered a kid’s first lie is a cognitive milestone. I’m pretty sure that JuggerBaby’s already committed that about ninety seven times already.

Sherry’s post on photogenicity made me wonder why I despised the camera as a kid. Now I remember – it was a Big Deal to take pictures back in the days of film, and being poor, so every picture had to be as close to perfect as possible. And that meant everyone had to SMILE!!! and when kids were involved, all the adults would be staring and trying to get you to smile. I hated attention to begin with but even then, being told to smile set my every hackle up and I ended up scowling like Godzilla in most photos.

Brooklyn Bread’s done some legwork for us with finding B Corps: “B Corps are for-profit companies that meet certain social and environmental standards. They care about the environment. They don’t treat workers like garbage. In short, they are generally a better receptacle for your money. ”

We read to JuggerBaby every night and I recognize that we are incredibly privileged to be able to do that. I’d like to give back a little and maybe that means volunteering for this Bay Area Literacy program next year.

And in related news, this is cool: Barber supports young children’s reading at his shop

Why sea otters hold hands & wrap pups in seaweed

7 Responses to “Just a little (link) love: sea otters edition”

  1. I’ve got a series of earthquake-kit posts in my archives; I’ll tweet them out again. I also keep running shoes and socks everywhere; in the house, in each car, in my office. If I’m currently wearing a pair, great. If not, I should be near one.

    On lying: I’ve caught Baguette telling me things that aren’t true. I’m reluctant to call them lies, because I don’t think she’s intending to deceive me. I’m pretty sure that she’s trying to make me happy by telling me what I want to hear. But if the statements aren’t true, I’m talking to her about why it’s more important to be honest than to say what I want to hear.

    • Revanche says:

      It’d be great if you shared them again – this is an evergreen sort of topic.

      Good point on the lying or not lying. Sometimes I can tell ze is just playing pretend but other times it seems like a deception intended for zir profit. But we’re working on how to teach zir to navigate that.

  2. Thank you for the love here, friend! Loved the emergency preparedness story on Zero Day Finance – I have been thinking about this so much lately, though I am still overwhelmed and uncertain of where to begin…

    • Revanche says:

      You’re welcome! I felt a bit overwhelmed with all I have left to do, too, but here’s a quick tip: start with water! Then food and medical supplies. Then it’ll be a little easier to approach the rest of the list, I think.

  3. Aww all the link love! David’s a great guy and a big heart. Those otters are adorables!

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