What I Liked From NaBloPoMo #3

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In the spirit of NaBloPoMo, I will be sharing my favorite posts from fellow participants, every Friday this whole month. I hope you find the time to click through to some, and show them some love. 

The terrible twos is a myth – it’s age three that you really need to worry about. Greta Funk expresses this wonderfully (and hilariously) in haiku form in To Be Three (In Haiku).

There has been a lot of debate and concerns about the Common Core, and I’ve always loved Katie Sluiter’s easy-to-read-and-understand essays on the subject. She tackles some pertinent and recently debated points in Blame The Common Core!

One of my all-time favorite writers and all-round awesome person, Alexandra Rosas tells her hilarious (but very painful) story of the kind of pain that is apparently worse than when you push a ten-pound baby out of your hoo-ha. As if it’s possible. YES, IT IS POSSIBLE, in What’s The Worst Pain You’ve Ever Had? She Asked.

For all you NaBloPoMo crazies, here’s a funny post from Tracie Nall, with a series of letters, The Many Stages of the NaBloPoMo Relationship.

Last but not least, I loved, loved, loved this by Vikki Reich, Is Fisting The New Vagina?Okay, the post is not what you think based on the title, which is the point Vikki is making. It’s about how many sites now are click-baity, and that’s because they seem to focus only on getting the page views. I quote, “As a writer, I worry that good stories and writing are being lost. Do people even read blogs anymore? Are we beyond everyday stories that tap into our basic humanity? Can any of us even focus for the time it takes to read more than 450 words?” Go and read the rest of it, so good.

Have a great weekend, friends!


Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and DrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • November 21, 2014 Janine Huldie

    Definitely going to check a few of these out especially the common core one as a former teacher and mother definitely not a fan myself of this curriculum.
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    • November 22, 2014 Alison

      Ah well, Katie is FOR it, so I hope you found her post interesting, regardless!

  • November 21, 2014 Amanda

    Alison, thank you so much for this post. Feels as if you’ve laid out a feast for us.
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    • November 22, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, that is so kind of you to say, Amanda.

  • November 21, 2014 Rudri Bhatt Patel

    Thanks for these links, Alison. Will definitely check them out. I love this series because it helps me discover new writers and bloggers.
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    • November 22, 2014 Alison

      I’m glad you like it, Rudri!

  • November 22, 2014 Tamara

    I’ve been hearing a lot of viewpoints about the common core floating around lately, and I guess I know nothing about it. I’ll have to research.
    Totally intrigued by all of the titles you listed. Fisting??
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    • November 22, 2014 Alison

      Hah! It’s not what you think. I hope you checked Vikki’s post out. Really worth the read.

  • November 22, 2014 My Inner Chick

    Alison Lee,
    Appreicate when you share the LOVE)))!! Xx KISSes from Minnesota.
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    • November 22, 2014 Alison

      I appreciate your never failing to come by to give me good cheer and lots of kisses! xoxo

  • November 22, 2014 Courtney

    The IFTNV article may get some interesting visitors via search!
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    • November 22, 2014 Alison

      Hah it will, won’t it? And they’ll be SO disappointed.

  • November 22, 2014 alexandra

    I wan to commit to a weekly blogger round up. It’s so generous and community building. THANK YOU, A!

    • November 22, 2014 Alison

      Since I’ve been doing this for NaBloPoMo, I’m really enjoying it, and MAY continue to do it next year!

  • November 24, 2014 Robbie

    A few of these I’ve read already and the others have just been added to my MUST read list. I love knowing what my fave bloggers love reading.
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    • November 24, 2014 Alison

      Yes, they are all must-reads, in my book.

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