Stories I loved this week.

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Photo by Jazmin Quaynor

O Canada! We’re here! Everyone is so polite and it surprises me every time I visit. Not just polite in an obligatory sense, but in a genuinely interested way. I miss that. We’re here in Toronto for the week and it’s been great to show little J where I grew up and get him to try some Canadian delicacies like poutine!

Stop Googling. Let’s talk. And what kids feel when their parents are constantly looking at screens.  (New York TImes)

Don’t pull out a screen at every idle moment.Boredom is the last privilege of a free mind. (Guardian)

11 foods that help reduce bloating. (Well + Good)

Great point in this article: “These female bosses probably aren’t any worse than their male counterparts. It’s just that the ‘ruthless ambition’ that’s so normal, even admired in men is distorted into an unattractive ‘bossy aggression’ for women – either by the media or societal norms.” (The Telegraph)

I like this part of the Danish parenting approach – no ultimatums. “The cycle of what you give will come back to you. Good begets good, bad begets bad, out of control begets out of control, and calm begets calm.” And it’s interesting that the concept of the ‘terrible twos’ doesn’t exist for Danes. They call it ‘the boundary age’. (Mother)

A great overview on perimenopause. (goop)

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