Mini Link Feast – Mothers, Daughters, Introverts & Utopias


Old habits die hard. Reading blogs is still one of my favourite pastimes. But with no deadlines for writing and author platform links, I have focused more on the deep stuff, the blogs that really make me think. I hope you’ll find these links as interesting as I did.


Long Live The Introvert: Why Being “Anti-Social” Is Also A Skill by Lisa Rivero

Want To Know Yourself Better? Ask Yourself These Questions by Gretchen Rubin

10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know Before She Turns 10 by Lindsey Mead Russell

Would You Change Anything About Your Past by Marcy Kennedy

10 Healthy Processed Foods by August McLaughlin

Feminism, Motherhood & A Demanding Career by Shannon Lell

Mommy’s Hierarchy Of Needs by Shannon Lell

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend by Anne R. Allen

U – Is For Utopia by Margo Lerwill


Have you read something really profound or touching recently? Please share the links in the comments.


  1. August McLaughlin
    Jul 3, 2012

    Great mashup, Reettaβ€”love the variety. πŸ™‚ I enjoyed Marcy’s post, too, and have yet to check out the others. Thanks so much for including my post!
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    • Reetta Raitanen
      Jul 3, 2012

      Thanks, August. Your blog is always a treat. I really needed the healthy processed food tips.

  2. Nigel Blackwell
    Jul 3, 2012

    Hi Reetta

    I read the 10 things I want my daughter to know blog with some hesitation since she’s about to turn 11! However, it was all good as we’ve pretty much got the points covered πŸ™‚

    The depression blog has me (and I’m sure a lot of others) written all over it. It’s always best to make the most of the good times πŸ™‚


    • Reetta Raitanen
      Jul 3, 2012

      Hi Nigel,

      Thanks for visiting. I’m glad to hear you have the daughter things covered. They’re pretty common sense but it was good to see them written down.

      The depression is something many writers struggle with and Anne’s post explains really well why.

  3. Shannon Lell
    Jul 3, 2012

    Reetta, I’m so glad you enjoyed my posts. Thank you for including them in this great list. Cheers!

    • Reetta Raitanen
      Jul 3, 2012

      My pleasure, Shannon. I’m really glad I discovered your blog.

  4. Jennette Marie Powel
    Jul 3, 2012

    Another bunch of good links! Thanks especially for “Hello Darkness” – I’m not depressed, but I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately and that blog contained some wonderful tips to deal with it all.
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  5. Karen McFarland
    Jul 3, 2012

    Reetta, I am always amazed with all your research and effort that you put into your posts and mash-ups. As I’ve said before, I bookmark them. Most I have not read and want to refer back to them at a later time. Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  6. Anne R. Allen
    Jul 4, 2012

    Thanks much for the shout-out, Reetta. I’m so glad my post on depression resonated with people. So many of us suffer from it. I must say that knowing the source–and knowing we can control it–helped me a lot.

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