Click. Read. Love. 4.8.22

By Jess & Caylin
8 Apr 2022

Never been more ready for a Friday after this week. The blog was a little quieter than usual as I had to have an emergency dental procedure but we’ll be back to normal next week. Going to finish up work and hopefully do some antiquing this afternoon. I’m planning to (finally) share our living room reveal next week so I’m on the hunt for a few more things before then. Wishing all of you a great weekend.

If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the best of the week…
Jess (J) & Caylin (C

Click. Read. Love. 4.8.22

Russia has been suspended from the U.N. Human Rights council.

KBJ’s confirmation is a beautiful moment!

In what is probably a surprise to no one, a new report shows women on Instagram are exposed to an epidemic of misogynist abuse. Instagram does nothing about it.

Got a few messages from people who love this brush I recommended a few months ago and it really is the best ever. (Jess)

A study of Norwegian mothers shows paid parental leave benefits mothers’ health for decades.

One of my friends highly recommended the book Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr and I can’t wait to read it. (Caylin)

A step in the right direction! LinkedIn is now adding a feature where you can add caregiving as a way to fill in a career break in your profile.

Grace always has a very impressive round-up of what she’s read if you’re looking for a good book.

Black women are nearly three times more likely to die after childbirth than white women. Serena Williams, a world-famous tennis champion was almost one of them. Only because she so fiercely advocated for herself did she save her own life. Here she tells her story.

Here’s what happens when there’s too many meetings

I’m going to share more Mother’s Day gift ideas but if you want to get a head start I love RI based and woman-owned jewelry brand Haverhill, especially their personalized birthstone jewelry. My code JAK15 is good for 15% off.

Have you ever felt like your symptoms have been dismissed by medical providers?

Women are calling out ‘medical gaslighting.’

I also love watching Joanna’s transformation of their PNW cabin and her bedroom makeover is beautiful. That dogwood flooring looks amazing!

Stéphane Bourgoin became famous through his jailhouse interviews with murderers. Then an anonymous collective of true-crimefans began investigating his own story.

If you’re in the market for new undies I really like Pact organic cotton underwear, especially the classic fit bikini. The double scoop bra is super comfortable too. They’re also currently running a sale on basics including underwear and bras! (Jess)

A dose of frivolity here…but how adorable is Joseph Gordon-Levitt revisiting scenes from some of his movies?

How cool is this? Apparently the Northern Lights are making appearances in some U.S. cities!

Why Republicans are smearing everyone as pedophiles now.

“It’s now or never,” says the UN IPCC climate report.

Are these really “the pumpkin spice” of dogs?!

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  1. Leigh wrote:

    Reading about that career break feature on LinkedIn made me cry. I lost my parents in quick succession and shortly after, decided to leave my role as a high school teacher and pivot into a new field. It took me a long time to find a new job, in part because I needed to be really depressed for a while. The longer I was away from work, the harder it seemed to find it, mostly because employers don’t always ask about those career breaks–they just see it as a resume weakness and hire someone else. And it hurt too much for me to bring it up on my own. Having the option to note “bereavement” on my profile could have made a world of difference.

    4.8.22 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Leigh I am so sorry for your profound loss. Sending you all my love and I hope changes like this become the norm so no one has to experience the kind of hardship you’ve faced re-entering the workforce on top of the grief you’re experiencing.

      4.12.22 | Reply
  2. Dana wrote:

    1. I love your blog because your taste is impeccable.
    2. In reference to the comment above me…I had the exact same experience as you in many ways. My father didn’t die during the pandemic…he died before but I was in a ton of grief. Then my mother has been ill and was diagnosed with MS. I also was a high school teacher and have been trying to transition during the pandemic and it has been a horror of sorts. I am so, so sorry for what you are going through and your profound loss. Sending you all my best.
    3. The pumpkin spice of dogs…ACCURATE. LOL. When I am at the dog park, all I see are these dogs.

    4.11.22 | Reply
    • Jess wrote:

      Thank you Dana. I’m so sorry for your loss and what you’ve gone through with your parents. I know so many teachers trying to transition out of education, which makes me sad, but I also completely understand. If you are interested I have some friends that have put together a ton of information for teachers looking to make a career move out of education. Happy to pass that along. Love to you.

      4.12.22 | Reply
      • Dana wrote:

        Thank you! I will take you up on that information for transitioning out of education! I am doing project work but it is kinda scary with the uncertainty.

        4.12.22 | Reply
        • Jess wrote:

          Of course, here is the link: … Also, my friend Julia (who wrote a guest blog post recently) is a career consultant and offers a free 30-minute consult. She is so awesome in this area and I think would be a good resource if you’re looking for some extra help with resume and potential career transition. Her site is Good luck!

          4.12.22 | Reply
  3. Liam wrote:

    Thank you for staying with us despite the fact that you yourself are now starting to prepare for treatment. Personally, for me, dental treatment is terrible, because I can hardly stand toothache. My salvation is procedures under general anesthesia and then it becomes a wonderful experience. And I also go to my dentist every 3 months to avoid problems with my teeth. It is better to protect yourself from further pain in this way.

    4.26.22 | Reply

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