10 by 10: Blogs I Checked Out Today March 12, 2013 – #FromLeft2Write Book Club Day Edition, Raising Cubby

Today is From Left to Write Book Club Day (@fromleft2write on Twitter)! We read Raising Cubby: A Father and Son’s Adventures with Asperger’s, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives by John Elder Robison, and used it as a writing prompt for blog posts.  Here are some of the posts from today and my comments.

Cait Plus Ate – @caitplusate on Twitter – http://caitplusate.com/2013/03/from-left-to-write-march-book-club-raising-cubby/

My comment – “Oh man! I learned that hobbies aren’t a bad thing from my dad. Sometimes you can do something just because you like to do it. From my mom, I learned that dreaming and planning for what you want is important. I think they learned from me that it is okay to be different.”

Oh What a Lifehttp://amybrown.blogspot.com/2013/03/just-be.html

My comment – “There are so many days that I have to decide to “just be” – and let the kids do that too. I think it keeps us all sane.”

I’m Not the Nanny – @thienkim on Twitter – http://www.imnotthenanny.com/2013/03/my-young-fashion-designer-her-american-girl-doll.html

My comment – “How cool to show her how to upcycle her clothes for her doll! Very smart – and creative! 🙂 I’ve been procrastinating with showing my little ones how to sew.”

The Not Ever Still Life – @noteverstill on Twitter – http://noteverstill.blogspot.com/2013/03/out-of-sight.html

My comment – “I would love to visit Niagara falls with the kids, but I have the children who would find the secret spot and make their lives flash before my eyes…”

Hannemaniacs – @hannemaniacs on Twitter – http://hannemaniacs.blogspot.com/2013/03/watching-for-dyslexia.html

My comment – “I am 30 blah blah years old, and my dad still asks me every time that I see him if I have any joint pain. He has ankylosing spondylitis, and is always worried that one of us will have it too. I guess as parents we only want to pass on what we consider to be the good stuff!”

Master Mind Mommy – @mastermindmommy on Twitter – http://mastermindmommy.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/figuring-him-out/

My comment – “I think I spend every day trying to figure out my three. Why being told to wash the dishes can make one cry, but a sad movie – nothing. We are at the end of middle school now. It was an interesting mix of teen hormones and childish behavior, but it is getting better. Good luck!”

Connor and Helen Grow Uphttp://www.connorandhelen.blogspot.com/2013/03/north-star.html

My comment – “Well said! I’m always looking for things in my kids that I can use to relate to them – ways in which we are alike – so that when a situation arises, I can know what to say to help them understand that they aren’t alone in what they are going through.”

Shannon Morgan Creative – @sldmorgan on Twitter – http://www.shannonmorgancreative.com/raising-cubby-john-elder-robison/

My comment – “I wanted to understand it too – beyond what I read about it in Wikipedia and on websites.”

Stimeyland – @stimey on Twitter – http://www.stimeyland.com/2013/03/writing-love-stories/

I don’t have too much on my blog about my older son anymore, just because you really can find anything on the internet and kids can be mean. He gets a kick out of having his opinion included in a movie review, but that’s about as much as we do with any sort of detail.”

A Good Joehttp://agoodjoe.blogspot.com/2013/03/terms-of-endearment.html

My comment -“Nicknames are a Caribbean requirement I think – but it is weird. Our nicknames are ACTUAL names. Like my dad’s name is James, and his nickname is Carlton. I know. It makes NO sense! :)”

Check out more good blog posts from Book Club day here: http://www.fromlefttowrite.com/book-club-day-raising-cubby-by-john-elder-robison/