Flutterby 13 – The Best of 2014

A collection of what’s winged its way across my path and got me thinking, grinning and gearing up at the end of 2014. 

2014 Parents Social Media Awards: Chosen by readers, these awards go out to the best parenting blogs, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, Pinterest boards and Instagram.

The Best of 2014 as Chosen By the Editors of the New York TimesHighlights from the year in fashion & style, food, film, theater & dance, art, music, TV, video games and books all through the lens of the NYTs. Continue reading “Flutterby 13 – The Best of 2014”

Flutterby 12 – The Holiday Edition

A collection of what’s winged its way across my path and got me thinking, grinning and gearing up.

Photo courtesy of IFC
Photo courtesy of IFC

Weekend Update: Kat & Garth Sing Hanukkah Songs: Heidi Wiig and Fred Armisen make a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live as the famously awful “singing” duo Kat & Garth.

The Reason You Love “A Charlie Brown Christmas” by Mike Errico: An honest and very funny take on why we all love — and also kinda can’t stand — this holiday classic. Continue reading “Flutterby 12 – The Holiday Edition”

Flutterby 11

A collection of what’s winged its way across my path and got me thinking, grinning and gearing up.

WIldCoverThe Walking Cure: Talking to Cheryl Strayed About What Made Wild Work by Kathryn Schulz: I finally finished reading Wild a few days ago and am looking forward to seeing the movie. This is a great article and interview with Strayed that plumbs the reasons why Wild is such a touchstone for so many people.

What It Feels Like To Be a Special Needs Mom by Kristi Rieger Campell: Kristi is one of those true and bright bloggers who never fails to move me with her insight and heart. Her essay about being a special needs mom landed her in the Washington, DC 2014 Listen to Your Mother event. Check out the video at the end of the piece. Continue reading “Flutterby 11”

Flutterby 10

A collection of what’s winged its way across my path and got me thinking, grinning and gearing up.

In Conversation: Chris Rock by Frank Rich: I’m still reeling over Ferguson, trying to sort through the ramifications of it for this country and myself. Reading Chris Rock’s smart, sometimes funny, very real thoughts on race, comedy, social media and politics helped.

This is Larry, Lilah's version of the Velveteen Rabbit.
This is Larry, Lilah’s version of the Velveteen Rabbit.

The Velveteen Mother by Allison Slater Tate: It’s sentimental and mushy, but completely true and beautiful. Get out the tissues.

The 25 Best Films of 2014: A Video Countdown by David Ehrlich: This gorgeous mash-up of the year’s best films presented by Little White Lies Magazine is a visual feast. Continue reading “Flutterby 10”

Flutterby 9 – The Gratitude Edition

A collection of what’s winged its way across my path and got me thinking, grinning and gearing up. In honor of Thanksgiving, this week’s roundup is all about gratitude. 

IMG_4588The 12 Things I’m Most Thankful For As a Mother by Darcy R. Shapiro: Wine, Google, good friends, good bras? Totally.

The Science of Happiness – A Gratitude Experiment by SoulPancake: This is so cool! Watch as people’s happiness increase when they get a chance to express their gratitude to an important person in their life. Continue reading “Flutterby 9 – The Gratitude Edition”

Flutterby 8

A collection of what’s winged its way across my path and got me thinking, grinning and gearing up.

imagesGeneration X Is Sick of Your Bullshit by Mat Honan: A tidy little diatribe from “…the generation that became the voice that set the tone for everything you love about the Net.” If you remember the elevator scene in Singles with Bridget Fonda and Matt Dillon, this one’s for you.

I Can’t Go For That by Jenny Lawson: This post by Jenny Lawson of The Bloggess pretty much sums up what I love so much about her: absolute weirdness mixed with just the right amount of relatable. This particular post also includes her weekly roundup “Shit I Did When I Wasn’t Here.” Continue reading “Flutterby 8”