6 Things- Language, Feminism, and Sesame Street

by - Tuesday, September 16, 2014

1.Fighting about language- Being reminded how much it matters. Knowing this job came along for a reason, even if there are no kids involved.

2.Feminist Inspiration- both of these come from the often shared buzzfeed list, but I love them. Also, the Diana Vreeland quote anout not owing prettiness to anyone is particularly hard to accept, yet it is so true! I love connecting with this rich population and history of feminists, ebcause I always come out of it fired up and challenged.
3."If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:17-18 This is the verse that is on my mind this week, and I think it ties so well into the theme of stewardship, so I thought I might share. I have been thinking a lot about loving others (especially those in need) with actions and in truth. 

4. Lupita and Elmo on skin- Gah, so so cute. Sesame Street has been killing it with viral videos lately (did you see Janelle Monae's "Yet" video last week?). Sweet and inspirational without laying it on too thick.
5. Children on Kasmir Malevich- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/16/kids-talking-about-art_n_5806614.html- Basically, the cutest thing ever (and what I used to see everyday at work), this video shows the hilarious insights kids can have about art, but also their curiosity and enthusiasm. It has never been more important to encourage children to be critical thinkers, and engagement with art, especially difficult art, facilitates a type of thinking they may not have access to otherwise.
6. Baking blitz- This week is the Boy's fifth anniversary at his job, so tomorrow he is taking 5 different treats with him to work. You know the tricky part of baking multitasking? Everything bakes at different times and temperatures! It turned out to be a night-dominating team effort, but a fun one. Plus, I got to make my Mom's cinnamon rolls, which is the strongest card I have to play as a baker.

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