Friday Reads

Here’s a little link roundup to close the week. I haven’t done one in ages because I’ve been so busy at work (I’m doing two jobs, training students, etc.) that when I get home I just want to read. Lately it’s been Ilona Andrews’ new release White Hot. Ignore the cover and ignore the title. This book, the second in the series, is SO good. Thanks to Lag Liv for introducing me. (P.S. I can never comment on her blog because she’s on Blogger and I’m on WordPress and even though I’m very tech savvy, I just can’t figure it out, so “hi!” LL!)

This Design Mom conversation about sex is a must-read if you were raised in a conservative religion. She is so thoughtful in her answers to the 18-year old who wrote her to ask about sex. 

Why are donut boxes pink? And who makes the little clips that close the loaf of bread you bought at the grocery store? Life’s mysteries, answered

Read about the woman, who despite being deaf, blew the socks off of Simon Cowell. And watch the video of her singing the song she wrote. I watched it in Starbucks and started crying right there. 

This punctuation card is everything. As is this anniversary card

My baby finished Kindergarten today. We have a 1st grader in the house! I am simultaneously awestruck and sad. 

Happy weekend, friends. 

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MILP Roundup #352

The weekly Mothers In the Legal Profession Roundup is hosted on a rotating basis on the following blogs: ButterflyfishGraceBJJ, Law, and LivingMommy and the Sin CityMagic CookieThe Reluctant Grownup; and right here at Perspectives of a Hard Boiled Egg.

This roundup includes posts between Monday, June 16 and Monday, June 23. Ready? Let’s go!

Baby Watch 2014:
CM is thrilled she isn’t joining the growing list of MILPs that are pregnant (again).
Frenchie makes it to 16 weeks and is feeling much better health wise, but not as good when it comes to baby names.
I’m fretting just like Frenchie, because at 24 weeks we don’t have a name picked out.

Learning is Hard but Rewarding:
Alice joins a playgroup, hoping her son will have an easier time learning Mandarin Chinese.
Grace wonders how to pass on her hard-won backbone to her daughter.
Kate, on lessons from Shakespeare. Is it ever too early to start reading his plays to kids?
The Queen of Hats sets up a chemistry set and pH gets to work.
Daisy and her family try to survive without hot water. Is there a lesson in there somewhere?

Lawyering is Hard but Rewarding, too:
Cee gets ready to go to trial.
LL contemplates the return to BigLaw.
What’s in a name? kderoll contemplates lawyering as Mrs. Husband or Ms. Maiden.

Next week: Butterflyfish is up!

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MILP Roundup #345

The weekly Mothers In the Legal Profession Roundup is hosted on a rotating basis on the following blogs: ButterflyfishGraceBJJ, Law, and LivingMommy and the Sin CityMagic CookieThe Reluctant Grownup; and right here at Perspectives of a Hard Boiled Egg.

This roundup includes posts between April 28-May 5. Ready? Let’s go!

Alice gives me a preview of what life will be like with two adorable boys – one minute they’re playing, the next they can’t get along. But they sure are cute.

But I Do hosts a guest blogger who is thankful for her law degree because it prepared her for motherhood.

Cee gracefully handles her son’s new pet and out-cooks the rest of us with this amazing deep dish pizza.

CM celebrates two milestones: K’s first sleepover and her graduation from beginner swimming lessons. Go, CM!

Dinei adjusts to becoming a mother of two. Congrats!

Frenchie gets a brief respite from first trimester nausea. It’s the little things that count!

Kate and her daughter celebrate prom. Go Seahawks!

LL makes us Pacific Northwesterners a little jealous with her pool pictures. Hooray for summer!

The Queen of Hats reminds us it’s not always easy but that meditation might help a little with the stress of living.

Daisy makes a birthday list, which would make a great Mother’s Day wish list, too!

Next week: Butterflyfish is up!

Would you like your blog to be considered in the weekly Mothers in the Legal Profession Roundup? Leave a comment or send an email to any of the hostesses listed.