It’s been a crazy week and I’ve found it virtually impossible to focus on anything other than the presidential election and its aftermath. I can’t stop reading about it and am trying to sort through my own feelings, as well as understand others’ with opposing views. I know life will go on. But it’s impossible not to feel completely heartbroken over some of the hate fueled things that have been happening across the US. I can’t even watch the news with my kids in the room because I don’t know how to explain what’s happening in their home country to them. I hope Trump will denounce the hate.

I’m thankful for the weekend off to stop obsessing, breathe, and to hug my kids a little tighter. Hope you’re hanging in there.

Posting has been a little light this week, but we hope to be back to our normal schedule next week. Here are some links other than the politics that are probably dominating your newsfeeds right now.

The 5 Kinds of IUD Birth Control and their Side Effects via New York Magazine

Pregnancy Superstitions that Turned Out to be True via New York Magazine

Is Attending the ‘Best’ High School Academically Irrelevant? via The Atlantic

Is Trump’s Victory the Jump-Start Civics Education Needed? via The Atlantic

Schools that Work via New York Times

Nudges that Help Struggling Students Succeed via New York Times

Cancer Survivor Kills Herself Over Bullying via CNN

Raising a Trilingual Child via The Wall Street Journal

Mom Spreads Booster-Seat Awareness After Her Daughter’s Stomach Was Sliced Open by a Seat Belt via PopSugar

This Mom Has a Powerful Message About Vaccinations After Her 12-Year-Old Daughter Died From the Flu via PopSugar

Home Rituals that No Longer Exist Because of Technology via Apartment Therapy

17 Essential Slow Cooker Recipes for an Easier Thanksgiving via The Kitchn