Scraptacular #6

There’s no real theme going on in the Scraptacular this week, and I don’t seem to have flagged as many links for consideration this time, either (although some may end up fueling posts of their own).

New in Google Reader this week
Everything Under the Sun (Mike’s another “Weekend Assignment” participant)
Julie Pippert: Using My Words, via MOMocrats
I guess this is it then, via Mir’s “Casual Friday” roundup on Work It, Mom!
West of Mars (great comment thread there on this week’s BTT topic – and it turns out that she’s an old BookCrossing connection!)

Just for fun
Unfortunate and Atom Smasher’s Error Message Generator, both via Verbatim (I should note for the amusement of my Mac-loving husband that the error messages are available in both “Windows 95/98” and “Windows XP” styles – but you can select an Apple icon)

This week’s spotlight dance
Some of the best parenting counsel I’ve read online can be found at It’s Not All Mary Poppins. MaryP’s expertise has developed both on the job (teaching and daycare) and off (three children and five stepchildren), and you can find highlights of her sensible philosophy and direct approach to raising children without being overcome by it here, here, and here.

And on a related note, some observations about child-directed advertising.

What didn’t fit in anywhere else
When not to quit, determining what comes after, and the importance of resiliency
A short course in blog-building
Would you want anyone to know if you were a feminist?

Were you cheated out of a holiday this past Friday?

Have a great Sunday!

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  1. Thanks for the mention.

    We used to get an extra day off on leap year, it only lasted one year. I think we all should get it. It’s only fair

    I like all the links!

  2. Aww, thanks for the linkie love. The discussion’s blown me away, to be honest.

    So many readers calling for a certain type of heroine, and a writer friend who can provide but no publisher will publish… sounds sort of like my situation, actually.

  3. You’re both welcome! I started doing this weekly roundup earlier this year, and it seems like every time I have a few Google Reader additions to mention. I keep up with an insane number of blogs, it seems…

  4. Julie – You’re welcome!

    I wasn’t sure if this would be a “weekly” roundup when I started doing it, but now it’s getting to be a habit, and it’s fun. You’re so right about how much is out there.