Weekly Web Round-Up: Week of September 14, 2012
So many things happened this week in the world of parenting blogs, from a pro football player admitting that he would miss a game if his son happened to be born on a game day to the reunion of a boy with his lost stuffed monkey (Make sure you have your tissues!).
This summer, Ben Roethlisberger, starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, announced that he and his wife are expecting a son this fall—during football season! Roethlisberger recently stated that if his wife went into labor on a game day, the Steelers would have to face their opponent with out him—their starting quarterback. Skip Bayless, Lomas Brown, and Stephen A. Smith, on ESPN’s First Take, debate whether it is OK if Roethlisberger misses a game or if he needs to follow through on his commitment to the Steelers. What are your thoughts?
Apple finally announced the iPhone 5 this week. Are you as excited as I am (although I’m waiting until I can get it for the discounted price on my phone plan)? Nick Mom shared this photo of the best toddler features of the iPhone 5. Does it pretty much sum up how your phone is treated by your toddler?
Over at Babble, Ellen Seidman of Love That Max wrote a post in reaction to this post where author Jessica Valenti says, “I will not argue when someone says that mothering is hard. But let’s be honest — it’s not the hardest. And as much as I love my daughter, I don’t believe caring for her is the most important thing I’ll ever do either.” Ellen says that motherhood is the most important job especially when you have a child with special needs.
When you have a kid with disabilities, parenting is typically more demanding than it is for other moms: physically, emotionally, financially, every which way. Obviously, the challenges vary. When you have a kid with disabilities, parenting is typically more demanding than it is for other moms: physically, emotionally, financially, every which way. Obviously, the challenges vary….But, yes, raising him is labor intensive. There is a whole other kind of “work” involved that has nothing to do with hands-on care and everything to do with helping him find his way in this world, and helping others accept him. At playgrounds, in the mall, wherever we go, children stare. Adults do, too. They notice Max is different. They’re not sure what’s “up” with him. As Max’s mom, I’m constantly finding ways to bridge the gap.
And finally, I leave you with this tear-jerking story about a boy who lost his stuffed monkey Ah-ah on a camping trip and was reunited with it three years later. And, like I said earlier, have your tissues ready…