Stories I loved this week.

It’s amazing how a little sun and some extra sleep can really lift your mood. For the past two weeks, I’ve been going to bed between 9:30 and 10:30pm every night. Not intentionally, mind. Purely as a by-product of not being able to keep my eyes open after we put J to bed, then I attempt to have a bit of chat with my husband and do some course work.

This has happily coincided with J starting to sleep more regularly through the night, so M and I are feeling more refreshed and frankly more human. It’s only taken 2.5 years, but it’s so exciting to have a child that finally sleeping through!

Lil’ Kim and the unbearable whiteness of being. (The Conversation)

How will women manage their periods in the future? Great question – it feels as though we sleepwalk our way into menstrual hygiene choices. (Refinery29)

A fascinating profile on the Bouvier sisters – Lee Radziwill and Jackie Kennedy. (Vanity Fair)

How I longed for a better breast pump when I was breastfeeding my son. The sound of the Medela and doing 3am pumping sessions still haunts me. For all my future breastfeeding sisters, I look forward to seeing what the breast pump of the future looks like. (New York Times)

This is such a great piece about the social pressures on boys. “If we can free men from their belief that a real man is tough, competitive and unemotional, then we can create happier men – and better partners, friends, colleagues and fathers.”Β (The Pool)

I used to love watching the Biggest Loser, but was always incredulous at how they managed to not only lose weight so quickly, but whether the contestants really had the nutritional and fitness foundations to maintain the weight loss. It turns out that they didn’t and this type of weight loss really messes with the body’s metabolism. (New York Times)

Photo by Erol Ahmed
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