Weekend Links: Of Interest


Riverside Tournament Header


I hope you’re enjoying your weekend and the daylight savings time that’s coming. I can’t wait for the time change!  I’ll be taking a Soul Cycle class with my daughter, keeping my fingers crossed for everyone who will get high school letters tomorrow, cooking and attending a panel discussion about writing. Happy Weekend! –Christina


25 Signs You’re An L.A. Parent. This piece made me laugh because I recognized a bunch of ways I’m an L.A. parent like driving to the park at the end of the street (ugh!). (Red Tricycle)


My Friend Has A Son Who Is Autistic. This refreshingly honest piece reminded me of the time when a mom at The Willows asked me how she could make a new black family (who seemed obviously uncomfortable at the school), feel more comfortable. I told her to treat them like she’d treat everyone else. (NYT Motherlode)


How Not To Be That Sports Parent. Oh, how I love this article. My son plays club soccer and basketball, in addition to Viewpoint’s school sports. That’s a lot of time, energy, money and a reflection of how much he loves sports (playing, watching, talking about). I cringe when I hear parents berating their kids for a mistake during a game. Yet it happens all the time. Good sportsmanship must apply to parents, too. It has to. (NYT Motherlode)


From Beyond The Brochure’s Facebook Page:

Why I’m A Public School Teacher But A Private School Parent. This article is going to make some people angry, but it’s an interesting read. I understand it completely as a mom who went to L.A. public schools from elementary-graduate school and who has kids in private school.(The Atlantic)


Nanny Regrets: I Ignored The Warning Signs. I shared this piece I wrote for Mom.me about one of the only times I’ve ignored my intuition that was telling me something was wrong. (Mom.me)


Let’s be social! Like Beyond The Brochure on Facebook. We post a lot of stuff on Facebook that’s not on the blog! Buy the Second Edition of our book at Amazon.com or your local bookstores!

Please follow and like us:


Christina Simon: Los Angeles, California, United States I'm the mom of two kids who attended The Willows School in Culver City and Viewpoint School in Calabasas. My daughter is a graduate of Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism ('23) and my son is a sophomore at UPenn/Wharton ('26). I live in Coldwater Canyon with my husband, Barry, and our dogs. Contact me at csimon2007@gmail.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.