Combing through the blogs each week yields such a variety of treasure. I’m grateful to all who take time to write.
Elizabeth Withey’s visit to the Valley Zoo with her son’s daycare class inspires poignant observations. “For aren’t we all waiting for something to happen, and when it doesn’t, at least hoping lunch will be soon.” (Photo of the Siberian tiger fetched from Frock Around the Clock, used with permission.)
Parenting — it’s not for the faint of heart, as these bloggers know:
- Laura Frey’s recent reads have her wondering how her kids will remember her.
- Natasha Chiam is mad at Lego and the judgmental world her daughter is growing up in.
- Lori Godin recommends the 10 best parenting books she’s read.
Not to get too meta, but I’m fond of blogging about blogs:
- Adina J. asked her readers what they value about Blue Collar, Red Lipstick, and boy did they respond.
- Lillian Tse recalls how macarons got her into blogging, and where it has taken her since.
- Nicole Rowan has relaunched her VV Boutique Style blog as The Spirited Thrifter.
It’s officially spring, but it looks like winter again, so…
- Sydney Lancaster captures the flux of this time of year, written on the river.
- Stu Kehrig looks back at the winter festivals he and his wife have taken in.
- And Elyse Williams looks forward to when we can garden again, together.
- Vickie Laliotis’s DIY tote bag inspired by The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt makes me extra-double want to watch that show.
- Liv S. Vors applies diffusion theory to food in a review of Sandwich & Sons.
- Michelle Peters-Jones visits with Chef Michael Stadtlander, chef-in-residence at NAIT.
- Paula E. Kirman reviews Gary Garrison’s Human on the Inside, a book that grew out of his visits to inmates at the Edmonton Institution.
- Elise Stolte asks whether the city should protect trees in mature neighbourhoods.
- Kendyl Lauzon is inspired by fond memories of The Log Driver’s Waltz, which pleases this girl completely.