Summer is halfway over. We’ve gone on our Oregon Coast vacation, and Anna has finished both her art camp and her first Girl Scout camp. Now we have two down weeks before her next day camp, and she wants to call all her friends from school and set up times to play with them. That’s where we begin this week’s list, with a brewing controversy over the “play date.”
Best Point. “Banish the Playdate” by Chris Bernholdt at DadNCharge.
Best Counterpoint. “Preserve the Playdate” by Jeff at OWTK.
Best Question. “Wait … I’m a Feminist?” by Carl Wilke at Big Cheese Dad.
Most Honest. “Unpacking” by Alice Chaffins at Knitting Soul.
Best Dad Post. “What People Think When You Have Four Kids” by Rob Stennett at The Perfect Father.
Best Mom Post. “Five Minute Friday: Finish” by Ashley Larkin at Draw Near.
Best Special Needs Post. “This Day” by Kara Dedert at Not Alone.
Most Inspiring. “Juliette: The Bravest Little Girl I Know” by Rachel Held Evans.
Best Question. “Are You Raising Nice Kids?” by Amy Joyce at The Washington Post.
Best Idea. “A Growing Movement to Spread Faith, Love,—and Clean Laundry” by Lisa Napoli at NPR.
Best Essay. “Arctic Man” by Matt White at SB Nation.
Best Video. “Job Interview Tips” by Glove and Boots (via YouTube).
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