Motherload: The Mom Advice Blog
Beautifully designed and wonderfully informative, Amy Clark's parenting blog reminds me of a grassroots Real Simple in the best possible way. AND, it doesn’t just apply to Mommas. The kidless can still find it very handy to have around.
Comedy of the Week
I Drink Your Milkshake
This is one of those polarizing SNL sketches that half the world will love like its their grandma, while the other half decries it as infallible evidence the show is on the decline. Either way, Bill Hader’s Daniel Day Lewis impression is scary good.
Organization of the Week
Partners in Health
Last year, I read the best biography I’ve ever laid my eyes on, Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder. It’s about the life of Dr. Paul Farmer, a U.S. physician who’s dedicated everything to providing health care for the poorest of the poor around the world. Partners in Health is his baby. It’s done wide-scale wonders in Haiti and Russia, and is now moving on to Rwanda with the help of TED and Bill Clinton. If you’re interested, volunteering and donation information can be found here, and I can’t recommend the book highly enough.
Quote of the Week
CRYSTAL: How do you like your marshmallows, Roseanne?
ROSEANNE: Like my men, crispy on the outside and stuck to the end of a fork.
Tip of the Week
If a recipe calls for a broken chocolate bar, don’t unwrap it first. Simply break it while it’s still packaged, then use as directed. It’ll save an extra plastic bag and a big ol’ mess.
Untried Cheap, Healthy Recipe of the Week
Alton Brown’s Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes
At first glance, this doesn't look like it would work, but the Food.com reviews have been uniformly 5-star. Combining two great tastes in a single glorious dish, Mr. Brown scores again. Well DONE, sir.
Video of the Week
“Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast
Boy, I love this song. Featuring the late, great “L&O” cop/eye donor Jerry Orbach as Lumiere.
(Photos courtesy of Art.com and Flickr member Infinite is Temporary.)