Ten Blogs November 11, 2012


By Candace Derickx

The  blogosphere erupted into the “Toothpaste Wars” this week. And although I make light with the name, I haven’t been such a big fan of the tension. I have friends on both sides of the debate. Seeing the community fracture like this is disheartening.

Here is the blog that started it all.

And a rebuttal from over here.

Finally, a well-researched post on “mompaganda” over at PhdInParenting.

As usual, on posts like this, it’s the comments that give you a fuller picture. Take the time to read those, the good, the bad and the ugly. For what it’s worth, I don’t believe there is an absolute right side or wrong side in this debate but that the truth lies somewhere in the middle. I can only hope that this weeks events bring our community closer to common ground and remind everyone that when we dissolve to name calling and finger pointing that we lower the bar and we all look bad.

Onwards then:

I like this article over at Wanderplex about where to find the most helpful travel warnings.

This recipe made me drool from EatWell101.

I want to run away to at least one of these locations this year, k? Who’s with me?

This video was sent to me by a friend. Although this TED talk is a couple of years old, the points in it are not. I loved listening to Sheryl Sandberg.

What? No! It can’t be. Justin and Selena are over. Like forever?

I’ve posted a lot of The Maven of Mayhem lately. What can I say? She’s brilliant.

Finally, I think YummyMummyClub did a lovely job of posting a page dedicated to the brave men and women we remember today.

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  1. says

    I hadn’t heard about the toothpaste thing. It’s interesting. No one wants to (should?) work for free but free means different things for different people. It’s not always monetary and I think that’s fine. I don’t have a preference either way (although yes, I’d rather the relationship be reciprocal in some way, not just me talking about products and getting samples in return. BUT. If I received an excellent sample and fell in love? Yes, I would write about/tout it, even if I weren’t paid). I think it depends on the situation and the blogger and the relationship.

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