I get lots of e-mails from people wanting their sites included in the "moms who blog" list you see to the left. I honor most requests (there are now about 570 listings) and most of the blogs I've linked to are well-written and unique. I received a request yesterday, though, that really stands out. It was from the author of Raising Yousuf: A Diary of Motherhood Under Occupation, and it is among the most interesting parenting blogs I've seen so far. Here's how she describes it: "This blog details the trials and tribulations of raising my son as a war-time reporter in the occupied Gaza Strip."
Here's her Valentine's Day post:
Most children living in a strip of land overrun by trigger happy soldiers, Merkava tanks, and sewage might be afraid of loud noises and machine gun ricochets (that and putrid smelling water). Not Yousuf. Those he tackles fearlessly, having become accustomed to F-16s swooping overhead and the pounding of shells (even while in the womb).
His latest phobia: vaccum cleaners.
She blends the details of her very unusual life with the mundanity of everyday life as a mother. Check it out.