Happy July. Honestly I can’t believe it’s already here. We’ve had so much rain these last few weeks. I’m trying not to let it be a bummer. I have a habit of romanticizing summer, and trying to make it magical and special, especially with a toddler. I’ve had to give myself a bit of a reality check.
Summer is great, but it’s also new routines and wacky schedules, and it can feel chaotic. I know I’ll probably sound like a broken record, but being off social media is really nice. It’s so easy (for me) to get sucked into the feeling of not doing enough, when in reality, as we all know, social media is not reality. And reality is complicated, for everyone. All that to say, we’ve been having a lot of fun too. Long days at the lake, gardening and just mellow days at home have been so nice.
We don’t have any plans for the next few days, lots of projects at the house and hopefully some time at the lake. But the truth is, my toddler would be happy playing with the dogs and running through the sprinkler, and I would too.
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More summer reads for you to check out! (Jezebel)
Marin’s clothes take such a beating and all her camp/daycare dresses are from Target. They hold up so well. A few cute ones on major sale right now (all under $15): this rainbow dress, this pink embroidered dress, her favorite rainbow tulle dress, this fruit print dress.
These copycat strawberry shortcake bars definitely need to made this holiday weekend. (America’s Test Kitchen)
If you’re wondering why Apple has been quiet when it comes to AI. (Inc)
On the dangers of plastic. (The New Yorker)
Soft, crisp, and organic cotton. These sheets are so good and 20% off.
“Self-confidence is just telling yourself the right stories. If affirmations and self-love rituals all feel too earnest, the good news is you don’t need them to achieve a better self-image.” (InStyle)
Shein’s exploitation of diversity is an extension of bigger problems with fast fashion. (Mother Jones)
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In defense of having one child. (Vogue)
The Supreme Court just ended affirmative action. (NYMag)
And more essential reading on the affirmative action ruling and its implications for the future. (The Atlantic)
These strawberry pajamas are so adorable and Marin won’t wear anything else now because they’re so soft.
Thousands of people are trying to leave QAnon, but getting out is almost impossible. (Cosmo)
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