A snowy cabin tucked away in the woods sounds nice doesn’t it? I’m currently living in the never ending circle of daycare illness hell and wondering how this year is turning out to be worst than last year. But it’s building up her immunity right?! Somehow, that is no longer comforting. We are on illness number 5 so far this year, I think (?)…becoming hard to keep track. If this is you too, I don’t know what else to say other than I’m so sorry. I promise I won’t tell you your kid just needs to “eat healthier and start going to a chiropractor.” Yes, that is a real message I got from someone on Instagram.
Which leads me to my next thing, it’s officially December and my last month on Instagram. I’ve been getting a lot of messages asking if I’m really leaving the app and the answer is, yes. I have someone wonderful who will run my account for me but I personally do not plan to use the app after this month. I am nervous/thrilled/curious how this will impact my day to day life. I AM however, launching my online community within the next week, currently doing some testing within the platform to work out any kinks. I hope you’ll join, whether or not you want to leave Insta I think it will be a great place to connect with other like minded people, online and IRL. My newsletter subscribers will get first access (it’s going to be free for the first few months). Sign up here.
Wishing all of you a great weekend. Here’s the best of the week…
–Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
Click. Read. Love. 12.2.22
Anyone else feel this way lately? Everything is fine…until it’s not. (NPR)
Sezane makes the prettiest blouses. I love this one for layering over a turtleneck or under a cardigan. -Jess
What is it this time? A day in the life of a mother with a child in daycare. (The Cut)
Speaking of daycare, our childcare infrastructure is broken, but anyone with kids knows that. (The Cut)
As I come up on one year of breastfeeding my child, this essay on what it takes to breastfeed really hit home for me. -Caylin (The New York Times)
Yes, it’s good to get outside even in the cold, but there’s plenty of health benefits too. (Oprah via Apple News)
Apparently Instagram is over or everyone is over Instagram. (The Atlantic)
An incredible poem on the labor of labor by Lizzie Harris.
The 23 best places to go in the US in 2023. (Condé Nast Traveler)
I love Sara Petersen’s newsletter and this one on why people are buying what conservative momfluencers are selling was quite interesting. The Moms For Liberty/School Board Takeovers/Femininity over Feminism, it’s all connected. – Jess
This melted snowman bark is a cute holiday treat!
So if you haven’t seen the new series from Tim Burton, Wednesday, on Netflix I highly recommend it! It’s very fun. Jenna Ortega is wonderful as well. -Caylin
My year of working less. This is a must-read. “But where does it end? If 5 years ago me had known all that I was working on and making last year, she would have thought I’d made it. Yet, there I was, feeling like it wasn’t enough. The more I made, the more I wanted. Regardless of the projects I took on, there was always a more impressive client or brand partnership that I could acquire.” (Substack)
Why you should never check your email before noon. (James Clear)
If you’re looking for a newsletter about small, but meaningful ways to be more sustainable, please consider subscribing to my friend Laura’s newsletter. If you want to get a feel for her writing, check out this article about how to avoid the gift giving madness at the holidays. -Caylin
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