What are you up to this weekend? I’ve been reading a lot and it makes me feel focused. If you’re looking for a new book to cuddle with, I’m halfway there Breasts and eggs By Mieko Kawakami, which is cool. (I also love the cover.) Take good care of yourself, mom says, and if you’re in the mood for reading blogs, here are some links from all over the web …
Looking forward This dinner recipe.
Is Taylor Wolf the funniest person On Instagram now?
Gallbladder intervention training – It’s one hour and it’s free.
“My Persian Grandma shows my favorite brandsIncluding Trader Joe’s and Peleton. (The New Yorker)
What comes after the pandemic?. “I miss the way my mom, whom I haven’t seen in over a year, pulls my face close to her to kiss on my cheek when I lean into her hugging. I miss the enthusiastic bear hug I share when I visit my old roommate Jason who now lives across the country. Meeting my friend Irene, who I know doesn’t like hugging at all, at a comedy club, making a friendly and respectful head nod across the table, which I think is her kind of intimacy. Here’s a humiliating truth about me: I’m a very flexible hugger, and when someone pulls me close to his body I often end up standing with my forehead on their shoulder, worried that they think I’m about to start crying. Which – which. (New York Magazine)
new Pasta shape.
Gorgeous, This green sofa.
this book It looks really beautiful.
Plus three comments for our readers:
Tony says 15 comments from our readers on parenting: “I was waiting to pick up my daughter from school, and a four-year-old girl was with her mother. The little girl was crying and her mother kneeled to wipe her face, but the daughter raised her hand and said: Do not wipe my sadness. I have not finished being sad yet. This made me by itself.” .
Olivia says Being an Asian American todayA close friend of mine is an Indian American born and raised in Massachusetts. She happened to be one of two infectious disease doctors in the hospital where we work. Once, an older doctor asked her, “Where are you from?” She replied, Massachusetts. He said, “No, where are your parents from? She replied, “Oh, you mean why am I brown.” Burn, man.
H. on Being an Asian American today: “As a Chinese and Vietnamese immigrant child, it was firmly in myself to respect authority and elders, not to argue in response, to be the biggest person and to ignore the aggressor when verbal attack, to put my head down, study and work hard because, sooner or later, I would be recognized for all My Achievements (As if the accomplishments could erase all the harm caused by countless overt assaults and partial assaults by ignorant racist people). Now as an adult, I have realized the mistake my parents inadvertently made in teaching me to be an obedient child. My inner voice traded for the approval of my parents, my teacher, and my authority. Growing up in the United States, it was difficult to speak up for myself in many places. For example, in high school (early 1990s), a white teacher allowed children in my class to share racist jokes against Minorities, I was very uncomfortable and refused to participate while the students around me were laughing.However, I did not speak out against this teacher due to the power dynamics of the teacher-student relationship and the inherent respect that I have to show my teacher. I felt it in my chest and stomach. I am very sorry for not speaking out against it. I’m a mom now, and I know my girls that their voice matters, and their opinions matter as much as their parents or anyone, even if that person is the President of the United States. They are allowed and encouraged to disagree. I hope they use their voices to speak for themselves and for anyone experiencing any form of racism or aggression. Their voice is their strength. “
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