Hopefully, the posts this week, so far, have made you laugh and made you cry (or have some other emotion somewhere in between). What came next, for me, were posts that made me stop and think. Some of it was the kind of thinking where you say “Wow!” or “great idea” or simply “I didn’t know that!”. And while there may be humor or emotion attached to some of these posts, these were the posts that made me say “Hmmmm.”
When I was categorizing these posts, I usually put words next to them like informative or interesting or smart. I hope at least some of them make you stop and think.
Best Post for Explaining Why the Heck That Strange Lady Was Talking About That Word in My Heading Being the Wrong Colour by Broot from Craving a Little Perspective
How could Broot have possibly known that I’ve seen a documentary about synethesia and find it totally fascinating? I get it. I have weird spatial associations with words but it’s nothing like this. I just wish she’d tell me what color my name is:
Best Post That Makes You Want to Dive into a Mud Pit with Several Thousand Almost-Naked Strangers by Kim from House of Prince
I know there are some young bloggers and readers out there. I should tell you there was a great big event back in 1969 called Woodstock. And then, in an attempt to capture the magic and spirit, they held another event in 1994, also called Woodstock, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original. I attended neither (I wasn’t quite born for the first one thankyouverymuch) but 1994 would have been right in the prime of my life. Although I missed the grungy, angsty, muddy event in 94, Kim took us back to that time in a beautifully written memoir about it:
Best Rant Against a Site and Meme Bigger than You Are by KeAnne from Family Building With A Twist
Everyone loves a good rant, usually because it’s sparked something in us that we feel very passionate about. Such is the case with KeAnne who had finally had enough of the “secret Facebook status” game that is meant to raise awareness of cancer. I tend to agree with her but she offers her uniquely personal perspective on it:
Best Post About Surviving Primary School Maths by Broot from Craving a Little Perspective
This is not the post you might expect. I know a thing or two about math. I’m good at numbers. I fully anticipate helping my son become a math whiz. Or not. Not if math is anything like the crazy stuff Broon is talking about here:
Best Freaking Mom in the World Post by Connie from Brain Foggles
You never know how strong of a mom you can be or will be until you have to be. Connie and her daughter have their share of medical ups and downs but one this is certain, she is strong because she wants to be.
Best (Not So) Subtle Metaphor for Life As a New Mom by story girl from Sometimes it’s hard
If you’re a mom, have you ever had those moments where you seriously wonder how in the world someone gave you permission to be a mom? Oh wait. Don’t answer that. I already know it’s yes. Motherhood is hard but we find strength when we need it and that’s what pulls us through:
Best Post for Writing About Getting Organized Without Actually Being Organized by Andrea from Just is a four letter word
Revisiting Andrea’s post about getting organized couldn’t be more timely. Now is the time when we make all our resolutions for the next year, most of which we won’t keep. Andrea doesn’t organize us. She gives us only 3 guiding principles to keep us in line. I just might try them on for size:
Best Post to Help Sick Kids and Their Parents Everywhere, in the Whole Wide World by Connie from Brain Foggles
If you read number 12 above, you can probably guess that Connie has been dealing with her fair share of doctors. I am a strong believer in YOU being your own best advocate when it comes to your health or your child’s health. Connie clearly believes the same and offers some great advice here:
Best Opportunity for a Teacher to Safely Rant by Dominique from Dominique’s Desk
As a former teacher, Dominique’s list is near and dear to my heart. But as a parent, I realize that teaching and parenting aren’t all that different:
Exhausted yet? Yes, there is a lot of good content out there. We’ve worked our way through 60 posts. Today’s 20 hopefully made you stop and think for at least 7 seconds. Only 20 more to go tomorrow. Keep reading and keep writing. It’s what makes this blogging thing all so fun!
Want to do more than think? If you missed it, yesterday I highlighted the 2011 Top 20 Posts to Make You Feel.