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About Tsh and Sarah

Tsh compiled today's list of links. Today's poem is by our poet-in-residence, Sarah Dunning Park, whose book, What It Is Is Beautiful, contains poems about the complexities of being a mom. Writing this poetry sometimes helps her be a better mother, and sometimes leads her to yell at everyone to let her think in peace. Sarah and her husband, Charlie Park, run PearBudget.com, and attempt to be good parents for their three daughters.

Weekend links & poetry

Like everyone, my heart has been torn in two the past few days. My mama mind and heart has been restless, feeling weak (and yet hopeful) that the most I can do right now is pray for everyone affected. These few links reflect that, and Sarah’s poem today makes me all the more grateful for my children.

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The Simple Mom Podcast

In case you missed the link on Facebook or Twitter, there’s a new Homefries podcastIn this episode I’m talking to my friend Kat of Inspired to Action. We’re talking about fizzy drinks, working out in the cold, music, and more. And just so you know, there will be a new Simple Mom Podcast ready for you (almost) every Thursday evening, to kick-start your weekend. Hope you enjoy!

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This month’s poem by Sarah Dunning Park is from her book, What It Is Is Beautiful. Enjoy!

Their Eyes All Aglow

What, I wonder,
will they remember
from their childhoods?
If everything experienced
is somehow stored—
stitched into the brain’s cortical folds
like a heap of colorful rags
carefully braided and coiled
to make the rug underfoot—
which bits and pieces of memory
will present face-up,
to be felt and seen
and trod upon daily?

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Weekend links & poetry

5 unexpected ways to help a new mom :: The Happiest Mom Target: Take the high road and save Thanksgiving :: Change In case of emergency :: Joy the Baker Dads and daughters :: The Lettered Cottage The moistmaker :: The Simple Mom Podcast (it’s the latest episode with Emily!) Here is our monthly poem (read more…)

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Weekend links & poetry

Avoid child labor-sourced chocolate this Halloween :: Roadside Assistance How to be a more patient mom in just 24 hours :: Inspired to Action Exhaustion is not a status symbol :: Washington Post Making Facebook a more useful online community and resource :: Gidget Goes Home The winner of the giveaway for a print of (read more…)

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Weekend links & poetry

The 33 most inspiring photos of the Paralympics :: Buzzfeed From 0 to 100 years in 150 seconds :: YouTube A call for privacy :: A Deeper Story 18 household tips that will blow your mind :: Babble Dear me: a letter to your teenage self :: Chatting at the Sky (tons of great reads!) (read more…)

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Weekend links & poetry

Hello stranger on the street, will you please tell me how to take care of my baby? :: Timothy McSweeney Tricky people are the new strangers :: Checklist Mommy You won’t benefit from anonymous criticism :: Seth Godin 17 tips for the first weeks with a newborn :: B-Inspired Mama 10 ways to be a (read more…)

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