Let's start with this post from The Happiness Project about Isak Dinesen. Perhaps I'm biased-- I mean, I did name my first dog Blixen (Karen Blixen was Dinesen's real name), and when I lived in Sweden my Junior year in college, I went out of my way to see her childhood home in Denmark, even though it was closed for the season. But I'm mostly including this post for the lovely connection Gretchen draws between Dinesen's prose and the importance of certain places and things as markers of significant eras in our lives.
Inventing My Life is one of my favorite blogs. Liz's account of her journey to and through motherhood is human, honest, and beautiful. This piece on the emotional heaviness that can come with parenting is a perfect example of why I'm so happy when a new post pops up in my Reader.
And speaking of Inventing My Life, I saw this ad there, and I was like, WHAT? SERIOUSLY? Is this REAL? Has anyone heard of this thing? Has anyone used it? Does it actually work? And do I really want to turn sleep into something that I have to work harder at?
If you don't read the Modern Love column from the New York Times, you must must must add it to your reading repertoire. This article captured every fear I have about love... and gave me hope.
Can't ask for more than that.