Welcome to Friday Favorites! If you’re new to the blog, here’s how to play along. Every Friday I devote my post to showcasing awesome blog posts by other bloggers that I’ve read over the past week or two. I invite you to do the same and link up here, OR just link up directly to those posts you’ve loved this week. This is any easy way to share the love and find great new blogs.
Lots of great blog posts this week! Here they are, in no particular order:
If you run a Facebook fan page, Facebook Page Redesign: 10 Things Admins Should Do RIGHT NOW by David Griner is a must-read article explaining how the new format works. He has answered some questions in the comments as well. Overall I like the new design (though I haven’t “upgraded” to it yet), except that it will no longer show posts in chronological order. This is going to be really annoying.
You might remember me telling you about my friend Kristine and her daughter Cora around this time last year, for CHD Awareness Week. Recently, Kristine had the opportunity to testify before her state legislature in support of Cora’s Law, to make pulse ox testing mandatory for every newborn in the state of Indiana. I am so proud of her! Love is a post about what she’s learned from this recent experience.
Anyone catch the Dr. Oz segment on autism? The pediatrician who wrote Dr Oz: Autism, Fear, and “Good TV” summed up my reasons for choosing not to watch perfectly. We need to broaden our focus of conversation and research on the causes of and treatments for autism. I, for one, and interested in the genetic markers being discussed (Mark and M will be tested for those in April), as well as in building up resources for adults with autism, of which there are precious few.
Finally, I loved this post about being biracial from Grace of Glitter and Dinosaurs: Miss Grace’s Disgrace, entitled My Son is Not Hawaiian. It’s beautifully written and resonated with me as someone who is both Caucasian and Latina.