I am again so thankful for all the love and support everyone has shown my family this week. I am still trying to fight back this illness, which is throwing a million gross symptoms at me (I woke up this morning with infected, swollen eyes). It’s been raining the last few days, which has matched my mood. It’s been nice to cuddle up with the kids and listen to the rain. The sun will be shining again soon.

watching the rain

Around The ‘Net

~Ovarian Rhapsody: Side Effects, Unfiltered

~The Cost of Caring

~How Habitat for Humanity Went to Brooklyn and Poor Families Lost Their Homes

~Money for Nothing: The Lucrative World of Club Appearances

~Dave Morton Is Quitting Everest. Maybe. (It’s Complicated.)

~Would you propose with a diamond grown in a lab?

~This teen’s comic essay about Costco got her into five Ivy League schools

~How to Get Your Body Caftan-Ready for Summer

~Still Cleaning Up: 30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster

~It’s Time To Thank Your First Roommate

~Here’s Why Women Everywhere Will Delete Uber On April 19

~The Birth Of Midcentury Modernism, As Photographed By Its Architects

~Amazing photos capture how faces change after 1, 2 and 3 glasses of wine

How To Deal With All The Feels

~I’ve been working on a playlist for YouTube Kids for the last month all about kids dealing with and understanding their feelings. It’s kind of ironic considering the emotions our family has experienced in the last two weeks, but it’s come in handy and we’ve watched this playlist several times. Hopefully it will help your kids, too (and you should definitely download the app if you haven’t already, it’s fantastic!)!

Current Obsessions

~I love this curl shampoo and conditioner for Annabel. Even though she doesn’t have massive curls anymore, her hair still has curly texture. I even like it for myself because it doesn’t have Parabens, Sulfates, or Phthalates, so it’s good for my color. Plus it smells good!
~We were sent this cool organic mushroom farm kit, and Annabel is so excited to use it. I am hoping it will make her actually try mushrooms!
~I’m still on a delicate jewelry kick, so I am loving all of Katie Dean’s Jewelry. Great for Mother’s Day!

Mischief Managed

~A few weeks ago, we got to go to a special preview of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood. Annabel is very into the movies, and I’m a huge fan of the books, so I knew we’d have a blast. Mike and I each wrote it up for our respective companies (my guide is here, Mike’s post is here). The land is so well-done, and we all had fun – even Mike, who never got into the series, and James, who is now a big “Harry Powder” fan.

James Potter
One of my favorite pictures of James ever…it cracks me up!

Marching On

~And here’s your friendly reminder to support our March for Babies team. The march is in three weeks!!

Happy Sunday, everyone.