Best Parenting Post. “10 Parenting Moves That Aren’t As Smart As They Seem” by Deanna King at Scary Mommy.
Bravest Post. “This is a Story About Mental Illness” by Elizabeth Esther.
Best Profile. “Rocket Man” by Patrick Radden Keefe at The New Yorker.
Best Commentary. “The Right’s Sham Christianity: How an Attack on John Kasich Exposes the Fraud” by Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig at Salon.com.
Best Pregnancy Post. “Can Fetal Movements Predict a Baby’s Sex or Temperament?” by Alice Callahan at Science of Mom.
Best Article. “The Book in Every Iranian Home” by Diana Darke at BBC News Magazine.
Best Dad Post. “Anna, You’re a Frozen Princess I Need to Apologize To” by Mike Reynolds at Puzzling Posts.
Worst Pastors. “Mars Hill Church leadership – Giving Members the Finger to the Very End” by Robthain Smith at Musings From Under the Bus.
Best Special Needs Post. “Uncertainty in a Special Needs Life: Surviving its Ups and Downs” by Kelli Ra Anderson at Not Alone.
Best Update. “Phase 2 of the Pope Francis era: The Honeymoon is Over” by John L. Allen Jr. at Crux.
Best Essay. “No Guarantee of Safety: Inside the Belgrade Derby” by Kirsten Schlewitz at SB Nation.
Best Halloween Video. “The Headless Horseman Blog” by Glove and Boots (via YouTube).
You may ask yourself “How did I get here?”
The beginning of Lent, the first year of a beloved Pope, a week of great writing, and a song you can’t get out of your head—here’s the best of the week.
Best List. “40 Ideas for Lent 2014” by Rachel Held Evans.
Best Advice. “Getting Dirty on Ash Wednesday” by Gregory Houck at the Order of Carmelites Blog.
Best Retrospective. “How to Really Measure the ‘Pope Francis Effect’” by Daniel Burke at CNN.com.
Best Commentary. “Undressing Misogyny” by Natalie Trust.
Best Invention. “Local Musician Invents Music Technology” by Stacey Kafka at KEZI 9 News.
Best Guest Post. “Staying Silent No More: I Am a Christian Ally” by Evelyn Shoop at Believe Out Loud.
Best Brew. “Pilot Batch Release: Stay at Home Dad by Stephen Weber” at The Bruery.
Best Parenting Post. “Minimalist Parenting: Another Trend I Don’t Have the Time For” by Elissa Strauss at Raising Kvell.
Best (and Worst) Earworm. “Why You Can’t Get That Song From ‘Frozen’ Out Of Your Head” by Laura Shocker at Huff Post Healthy Living.