Here are the things that made me smile, rip my hair out, and think this week.
Colorlines has a post about the importance of supporting breastfeeding that has some heartwarming pictures of moms feeding their babies.
And here's a video song and dance number addressed to YouTube commenters (NSFW language):
EcoSalon has a "City Girl's Guide to Urban Hiking" that's a lot of fun. I think I'm going to set up a themed hike for my family--we walk a lot on the weekends, but a theme could help us explore some new parts of the city.
I can't imagine taking a three-year-old to Bonnaroo, but that's probably because my ability to go to all-day concerts seems to have vanished around age 22 (I don't know--I got old at some point) so chasing a toddler around at one just sounds maddening. However, I really loved this piece on Offbeat Mama about one mother's (great) experience taking her three-year-old son.
Food Babe's look into whether or not Subway serves real food made me sad, and I don't even eat at Subway. It's just that if you're slogan is "Eat Fresh," maybe some of your food should be, I don't know, food?
This book about how horrible breastfeeding is because it is unfair to dads and makes women's boobs look ugly is just about disgusting.
The Feminist Mystique's commentary on Bloomberg's sugary soda ban made me think, especially her take on exploitation:
while some think Bloomberg's ban smacks of classism, I think the ban sends a powerful message to corporations that they are not going to be allowed to exploit people and sell them things that are harmful to their health.
Rebecca Kelley at xoJane is blogging about her efforts to feed her family of three on $129.99 a month--the cost of an iPhone family plan.
Disney announced a plan to self police their advertising in efforts to stop marketing junk food to kids. The Lunch Tray has some commentary on the policy.
Julieanne at xoJane writes about shapewear, and how it isn't really anyone's business or a commentary on the state of the patriarchy when she wears it.
Musing Mama has a great post on how to tell when your kid is ready for more free-range privileges, and it made me think about how I will make these decision for my own child, especially since we're in an urban environment.
Colorlines has a fascinating post on how income inequality is visible from space--because of the trees.
That's what I've been reading. How about you?