A couple of themes emerged again in my blog reading this week, along with the good old Miscellaneous:
I’m illustrating with one of my own photos this week, because I found a lot of parenting posts worth highlighting, and I have somehow raised this girl to think leather and crinolines are good gardening gear (win?).
More from the parenting files:
- On I Dig Your Girlfriend, Janelle Aker shares tips on talking to your children about sexuality and gender diversity.
- Jenna Pryor on the Polished Plum blog is making some rules for herself around technology and presence.
- Maki Blazevski devises a clever Minecraft ice cream cake for her daughter.
- Trent Wilkie describes the hero’s test that is early infancy.
- Lori at Frugal Edmonton Mama is sorry-not-sorry-but-a-little-bit-sorry that her eldest is about to start school.
- At the Stay At Home Feminist, Natasha Chiam is not ready for summer to end after a traumatic beginning.
Infill, another topic near to my heart, turned up a lot:
- Mayor Don Iveson outlines where he stands on upcoming infill-related decisions, and acknowledges some of the challenges.
- Mack Male argues for the end of the kind of zoning that allows for single-family-home-only neighbourhoods.
- John Richardson argues against such a blanket approach, though he supports infill. (There’s a useful exchange in his comments, including thoughts from Coun. Michael Walters.)
- Elise Stolte crowdsources examples of and opinions on garage suites.
And more miscellaneously:
- At Gig City, Mike Ross examines what happens when Fringe artists review their reviewers.
- Gillian Thomson looks back at her first few visits with noteworthy Edmontonians.
- At Oilers Nation, Jason Strudwick tells a good story about his brush with Gino Odjick.
- And the aforementioned Mack Male is marrying Sharon Yeo soon — Bruce Clarke shares some beautiful engagement photos.
That’s not even everything I liked, but I’ve gone on long enough. You can find much more on ShareEdmonton.
If you’re a Flipboard enthusiast, here’s a magazine of my picks.
What local blogs would you like more people to read? Comment, or send your favourites to @karenunland.