The holiday shopping season horses are off and running, aren't they? It was disconcerting to see the Halloween store decor change overnight to full-on Christmas.
I'm reminding myself that I get to choose how to react, what to filter, and where I decide to focus my attention. Right now my focus is on the Fall-to-Winter transition, always bittersweet in Portland, especially now that there are so few hours of sunlight.
Here are a few links I enjoyed this week. Hope you do, too.
- A Father Tries to End the Fat Talk (New York Times Motherlode)
- What you need to know about 6-foot trick-or-treaters (Davis Enterprise) — Keep this in mind for next Halloween.
- 20 Important Financial Tasks To Do Each Year (Moolanomy)
- 13 Life Hacks for Career-Loving Moms and Dads (The Daily Muse via Mashable) — I like every hack except #4, to which I say NO WAY.
- How one goat pulled an HIV+ family out of poverty (ONE.org) — In Ethiopia, I observed firsthand the effect a single goat can have on a family's health and prosperity. Goat milk provides nutrition and an income…enough to make the crucial difference. Did you know you can give a goat for the holidays?
- #HelpWomenAtRisk wrap-up (Parent Hacks) — YOU made a difference in people's lives. Because of you, we're donating $650 to WOMEN AT RISK. Thank you.