From parenting to the Olympics, and from lots of great writing to a really trippy video, here’s the best of the week from around the blogosphere.
Best Parenting Post. “Why Parenting Has Gotten More Difficult” by Anna Sutherland at Family Studies.
Best Commentary. “Why Middle-School Girls Sometimes Talk Like Babies” by Jessica Lahey at The Atlantic.
Best Special Needs Post. “Diversity in Language” by Robert Rummel-Hudson at Support for Special Needs.
Must Read. “A Mom and a Dairyman Plead: Don’t Feed Children Raw Milk” by Cookson Beecher at Food Safety News.
Best (and Funniest) Olympics Post. “Cross-Country Skiing, or Why You’ll Never Be a Secret Scandinavian” by Spencer Hall at SB Nation.
Most Heartbreaking. “Broken Stride” by Luke Cyphers at SB Nation.
Best Advice. “Feed Yourself First” by Elizabeth Esther.
Most Honest. “I Don’t Want to Stand on Your Shoulders” by Natalie Trust.
Best Video. “Pharrell Mashup (Happy Get Lucky)” by Pomplamoose (via YouTube).
Kind of freaky in parts, but really amazing.