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One of my favorite things to do is finding an amazing read, watch, listen, location, or eat that I share with my friends and beyond. Especially during these weird times, communication is even more important and it doesn’t always have to be COVID-related. Those small snippets throughout our day that inspire us to keep moving, learning, listening, and building our social connections – whether it’s a funny meme, a new cafe that just (safely) opened, an uplifting song, or grabbing ten minutes to listen to a new podcast that has piqued your interest.
Here are a few of those in my top Editors’ Picks for September:
Listening: Wardrobe Crisis with Clare Press. Created by Clare Press (fashion journalist and the first sustainability editor at Vogue Australia), Wardrobe Crisis is an all-access pass to the world of fashion, and in particular, it’s future. Covering everything from the environment, to employment, to ethics. This is not fluff – these are real issues that we as consumers can have a role in changing. Clare’s fabulous British accent and her wonderfully warm conversations with her guests make it very relatable, even if your wardrobe currently consists of sweatpants as opposed to dress pants. You can also follow her on Instagram @MrsPress
Buying: Somewhat related to this, I am loving the app Kidizen to get my daughter’s wardrobe winter-ready (gahhh!). This online community connects parents who want to buy and sell clothes, shoes, and accessories that their kids have aged out of. Its interface is easy to use and you can save favorite items for later (of course they might be snapped up by someone else!). I love shopping consignment for myself and there are plenty of kids good brands out there that last a long time. Items include second-hand and NWT (new with tags), plus shoes and accessories. It’s a great way to keep clothes out of landfills a bit longer and save some money in the process. Oh, and all items are shipped with the USPS so you’re supporting them too!
Reading: Parenting Without Borders by Christine Gross Loh. Admittedly I am only four chapters into this book (turns out parenting/working during a pandemic is not the ideal time to start reading books!) but I am really enjoying Christine’s research-based writings examining parenting approaches and styles in countries around the world, all of which she traveled to. How does this compare with American parenting and what can we learn from other countries? Not growing up in the US, my parenting is already slightly different from some of my friends here. With the global community becoming more and more connected, there is much we can learn from each other and how we raise our little ones to be world citizens (as is the mission of Bebe Voyage!).
Watching: Nature and environmental shows. Our five-year-old is really getting into these and they are definitely something we can all sit down and watch together as a family.
The amazing series Our Planet on Netflix is a great introduction for smaller humans to our incredible earth, the animals and plants that exist, and the importance of taking care of all of them.
If you subscribe to Apple TV +, we really loved The Elephant Queen, a standalone film that follows the journey of a family of elephants after they are forced to leave their waterhole in search of food and water. Filmed in Kenya and narrated by the wonderful Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Elephant Queen documents the challenges faced by the herd and the courage of their matriarch to lead them on their long journey.
For the grownups (and possibly teens), I really loved the short film, Akashinga: The Brave Ones now streaming via National Geographic. The International Anti-Poaching Foundation was created using the principles of indigenous and community-led conservation to protect wildlife in areas that are being threatened by illegal poaching. Using a grassroots force composed solely of women, the organization aims to highlight the training, mindset, and risk these women face that will be a force to be reckoned with in the coming years.
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