Happy Friday! I am so excited because this morning I launched my new and improved bi-weekly newsletter. It’s something I’ve been working on for quite a bit and I’m just really happy to have something that feels personal and different (and does not exist on social media!). If you’re not a subscriber but want to check it out you can see it HERE. I know no one wants their inbox filled with more stuff, but I really hope this provides value and another way to connect. In today’s newsletter I talk a bit about what you can expect as a subscriber (it goes out every other Friday). Anyway that’s my elevator pitch, no pressure but if you want to sign up you can do so here.
We have no plans on the agenda for the weekend. Maybe some more gardening and mostly just spending time outside enjoying our newly refinished deck! Happy Mother’s Day to those of you who are celebrating. If it’s a hard holiday for you, please know I am holding space for you too. I hope you do whatever you need to care for yourself, I’ll be off social media for my weekly break, it’s one of the best things I’ve done for myself, highly recommend. Love to all of you. xx Jess
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. 5.7.21
On women who choose to be child free.
Not sure if you’ve heard about the drama surrounding the publication of the new Philip Roth biography—since its publication the author has been accused of sexual assault and grooming former students. TW: sexual assault.
Most moms we know are feeling this these days. Just in case you need to feel less alone.
I LOVE this tinted moisturizer from Saie and it’s great for summer with 100% mineral sunscreen SPF 35. (J)
So you might have read that piece about languishing we posted last week—this week they’re covering the opposite of languishing—flourishing. Here’s how to get there.
We are continuing to stay informed about the Covid crisis in India
Black mothers are the experts on the toll of gun violence. A must read opinion piece.
Just in case you’re in need of some potentially good news, or at least something trending towards optimism. Here’s a cautious case for climate optimism.
Slightly late to this, but just started watching Mare of Easttown on HBO and it’s really good so far. (C)
The madness of college competition, and the elite advantage for the wealthiest families.
How crowdfunded cabs became a beacon of hope in the fight against AAPI violence.
This is an older article from The New Yorker about the history of American policing, there was a lot in here that I wasn’t aware of. (C)
Understanding why people are so vaccine hesitant.
A top contender for my favorite spring/summer blouse. The Doen Jane blouse is lightweight, flowy, breezy, chic, 100% organic cotton and great for the beach, the backyard or that night out we might finally get to experience.
Have you seen the movie Catch Me If You Can? Based on a true story, we’re only recently finding out that it might have all been a lie.
The weight loss industry’s sneaky way of packaging diets as wellness.
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