To round out this week of links, I have a few more that I came across this week that I want to share. These don't fit nicely under one topic like the other two, but are a hodgepodge of interesting reads.
5 Reasons I Fear Standing Up to My Kids - This is a good (and convicting) check-up on your parenting.
Why are America's Postpartum Practices So Rough On New Mothers? - If I had seen this earlier, it might have been added to my postpartum care post. The gist of it is, American new moms don't rest enough. Not surprising in our go-go-go society.
This was a helpful read for me and reminder to take it easy after our baby is born in a few weeks. Most of our new babies have been foster, so its easy for me to forget that birthing a baby involves not only adding a new family member, but also immense wear and tear on the body. With Esther I was shocked at how long recovery took, but I was able to take it pretty easy since it was just her at the time. This time I will have to be much more intentional to purposefully rest, for the sake of recovery.
Peter Hitchens Talks About How He Came to Faith - I like hearing anyone's story of coming to faith in Jesus, but I have wondered about his story because of his famous late Atheist brother, Christopher. The interesting part is, it involves a famous painting.