September was huge in the Hawker household. HUGE!
Lots of stuff. Lots of events. Lots of nerves.
And a bit of reading. Here are the reads that stood out for me this month.
Family and life
In June, Maxabella loves wrote a post about how ‘having it all’ isn’t all that great. This month, she revisited the post and expanded on it. Actually, she drilled down into it to discuss society’s views of mothers and fathers, work as part of life instead of work vs life, and constantly chasing those gold stars. Fab read.
Language and writing
This delightful (and intentionally painful) read from The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the em-dash. Specifically, it discusses how its use is important, and that its overuse – while not necessarily wrong – can detract from that importance.
linguistlaura loves grammar and language. I love linguistlaura. And I especially love this post from earlier in the year. It’s the bestest!
This is a great read (once you get past the Brad and Ange stuff at the start). A brief etymology of the word ‘gossip’, with lots of little nuggets along the way that will have you thinking of related words, too. (And if you enjoy the read, look around mashed radish for more of the same.)
Food for thought
I wrote this for Mumtastic this month. And you might recognise bits of it, because it’s a reworking of something similar I wrote for this very blog.
What you won’t recognise is this Facebook Live video I did supporting it. Live. On Facebook Live. Did I mention it was live? GAH. Thanks for having me, Mumtastic. Here’s hoping you want me back someday!
I also wrote this for Mumtastic this month. It was an EMTASTIC month! (Yes, you can groan. I already have. That’s why I don’t write comedy.)
That’s what caught my eye on the interweb this month. What were your top web reads of September?