Today’s Links: Acts of Love

The 26 Most Disturbing Kids Movies Ever: “There are those who believe we must guard and protect children from the hurts and traumas of the big bad world for as long as possible. Then there are those people who believe we should toughen kids up by exposing them to and even pummeling them with terror and depravity.”

Will Power: “Easily the most unpleasant chore for me as a parent has been writing my will.”

My Illegal Home Birth: “Giving birth at home was weird, magical — and a felony.”

I hope this is in good taste: “Let us remember that Barack Obama learned the great lessons of life from courageous white people. Let us speak of those who do what normal, right people should always do when faced with a child–commit an act of love.”

Obama sign replaced with rebel flag: Leroy C. McLaughlin, a Baptist minister and an Army veteran, came home from work to discover that someone had stolen an Obama sign off his lawn and replaced it with a confederate flag. Here’s how McLaughlin, who is black, responded: “I’ve been praying for them, because we’re all going to be charged with what we do,” he said. “It’s sad that we’ve grown and we want to keep fighting with something and can’t be peaceful and thankful….I feel like this is somebody with a lot of hatred in their heart. It’s our job to help the guy try to do better in life.”