Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Sunday Parenting Party: Linkapalooza

Quote of the week
Conversation that just went down at Prickly House:
Me (to Prickly Dad): Do you wanna write a guest post? "Taming the Goblin"'s husband just wrote a guest post for her.

Prickly Dad: Oh, dear God, no. Why would I want to do that?
Allrighty, I guess I'm on my own! Today's topic, then, will be "Potpourri." Let's begin...

Parenting Articles I've Sent My Husband This Week

Fascinating Health Information

Prickly Mom's Anti-Common Core/Anti-Standardized Testing Soapbox
Protect Young Kids from the Harmful Effects of Testing. In this article, anthropologist Gwen Dewar shows a real-life example of a totally confusing standardized test question presented to young New York State schoolchildren. Poor kids. I wasn't even sure of the right answer.

Quotes of the Week

And finally...the Sunday Parenting Party! Again, I couldn't narrow it down to three favorites. You guys are all such deep thinkers. (If you've been featured, feel free to grab a button!)

My Favorite Submissions from Last Week's SPP
Welcome to The Sunday Parenting Party, hosted by Dirt and Boogers, Play Activities, Crayon Freckles, Taming the Goblin, The Golden Gleam, Prickly Mom, and The Tao of Poop. The SPP is place for readers to find ideas on nurturing, educating, and caring for children, as well as honest posts about the stresses of being a parent or caregiver. Links to reviews and giveaways are welcome as long as they are relevant to the topic. All parenting philosophies are welcome with one exception: please do not link to posts promoting physical discipline, as this is something we would feel uncomfortable having on our blogs. (P.S. By linking up you agree that your post and photos are Pinterest, Sulia, G+ and FB friendly. We will be showcasing ideas on The Sunday Parenting Party Pinterest board.)


  1. ha/ha to the husband conversation! I couldn't agree with you more about the common-core standards. It was my last year of teaching when they came out. I taught 4th and 5th grade and they had ALL of these technology standards. "Great," I said to the woman from Central Office who came to roll them out. "How are we supposed meet them when we don't have computers?"

  2. Thank you for featuring me! Your potpourri post is a great idea, must give it a go on my blog.

  3. haha, using hublet to guilt your hubby into helping out - love it!