Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fighting the culture

It's Amelia Earhart's birthday today. That incredible woman was not only a pilot in a time when women weren't supposed to strive for more than being a good wife, but was also a feminist and challenged gender stereotypes all her life.

In that same vein, I urge you to read this intelligent post by Ryan at Pacing the Panic Room railing against the abominable princess culture that is choking the life and creativity out of little girls. The discussion is ongoing in the comment section too and is quite interesting. As a mother of two girls, it's a daily struggle to push back against the stereotypes and ideals that my 3 year old's head is being filled with. I bet good old Amelia would have a lot to say about it.

Food:

This is on my dinner to-make list for tomorrow. Cashew Chicken Stirfry from Manger.

I'm intrigued by these Shrimp Burgers with Chipotle Cream and Coconut Peach Salsa at How Sweet It Is.

A lot of the food bloggers are talking about slave-free tomatoes and how the consumer has the power to stop the horrific conditions that migrant workers (including children) work under. Check out the post on this topic by Ashley at Not Without Salt.

Fashion/style:

A Beautiful Mess has a $100 gift card giveaway to spend at vintage clothing store Ruche. Just tell them what you'd spend your gift card on to be entered to win.

I love the idea of handmade / homemade gifts for the holidays and what better than the ultimate in relaxation: bath salts. Liz at the charming blog Say Yes to Hoboken has a super easy recipe for making your own colorful bath salts with ideas for jarring, labeling, and gifting.

You could win a lovely mint tote bag from Rouge and Whimsy by entering a giveaway at Sincerely, Kinsey today.


I going to calm down now and show you the view of the sunset from my window this evening. The sky looks ablaze with a heavenly sort of light. In honor of Amelia herself perhaps.


4 comments:

  1. Interesting about the pricess post in Pacing the Panic Room - it sounds like something many parents are dealing with! And highlights what the teachers are also facing in the many different parents' opinions. Btw, Cole's name is cool too :)

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    and really well written post :)

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