We’ve spent the last week at a Spohr family reunion in Massachusetts. It was so much fun to meet distant relatives and learn about the “east coast” Spohrs. Annie and James had an absolute BLAST doing all the fun outdoorsy things that are all around in Cape Cod. They swam in lakes, caught fish, went out on boats and kayaks, and made new friends with cousins they never knew they had.
We also spent time in NYC with my father-in-law, who grew up in the Bronx. He loved going around the city with the kids, especially James, who had never been to New York before.
Around The ‘Net
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~The Psychiatric ‘Wonder Drug’ That Almost No One Is Using
~The Liberating Clarity Of Toni Morrison’s Words
~9 People On The Ethics Of Having Kids In An Era Of Climate Crisis
~American with no medical training ran center for malnourished Ugandan kids. 105 died.
~They might be better for the planet, but are plant-based burgers good for you?
~A homeowner reported her neighbor’s AirBnB. The neighbor retaliated with emojis.
~Simone Biles Makes History Again With Jaw-Dropping Beam Dismount
~Yelp is Screwing Over Restaurants By Quietly Replacing Their Phone Numbers
~A big storm hit Kauai, spawning another issue: Are tourists wrecking the island?
~The Endangered Sex Scene
~Courteney Cox Tries To Teach Kid Her ‘I Know!’ Catchphrase From ‘Friends’
~Is This Mega-Popular Instagram Haircut a Lie?
~We were very lucky to be sent a copy of Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch. The kids LOVE. IT. I love that it actually requires a lot of creativity – the players have to create their own courses and then navigate them. I definitely recommend it!
~These Vaschy backpacks are SUPER durable. Annie has a unicorn one that she’s used for EVERYTHING this summer and it still looks brand new. I’m going to order the astronaut print for James!
~Apparently Crocs are a thing again? Annie has been begging me for a pair of platform Crocs. Why did I ever get rid of my 80s/90s wardrobe?!
Happy Sunday, everyone!
I really don’t know what to say this morning. I woke up yesterday with a heavy heart — the day marked seven years since my wonderful, amazing friend Jackie passed away from a brain tumor. And then the day got worse…unfathomably worse. Mass-shootings — mass-murders — in two major cities, only 13 hours apart. Two…
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Both of my kids love American Ninja Warrior Junior, but no one more than James, who is OBSESSED. He literally does exercises every day to “make myself a strong ninja warrior” and has watched as many episodes as we will allow. Mike was invited through BuzzFeed to visit the set of the show and he…
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