I know Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, but I am hoping it’s also the end of cold and flu season. The last few months have been unrelenting! One of Annabel’s teachers told me that she’s never seen a year as bad as this one – they’ve yet to have a day where a child wasn’t out sick. Our immune systems need a break!

Around The ‘Net

~If There Were Greeting Cards For Grief Thank you to everyone who shared these, I was blown away. I’m so glad they spoke to so many of you!

~Amy Poehler is Really Making Herself Uncomfortable

~The UK Election Explained – With Bugs! Everything should be explained with adorable bugs.

~Split Image Ooof, this is gut-wrenching.

~Inspiring Quotes About Periods From Made-Up Women

~12 Breathtaking Photos Show What It’s Really Like To Have General Anxiety Disorder

~Did You Rock These ’90s Stretchy Sandals? I wore the Steve Madden version to my college graduation!

~Find Out What Your Name Would be if You Were Born Today Time suck! My name today would be Emily, but in the 1940s my name would have been Shirley. Yesssss!

~The Friend This will make you cry, a lot. You have been warned.

~The Secret Psychology of Facebook

~Yoko Ono and the Myth That Deserves to Die Mike loves Yoko. It puzzles me.


~I’ve been planning James’ second birthday party, a space cowboy theme. Since he’s still at that age where his parties are a mix of all-ages kids, it’s a challenge for me to think of something that will entertain them all. I think I found a good solution this year, and we have a “Bubblist,” coming to put on a show. James is OBSESSED with bubbles, so I can’t wait to see his reaction when he’s presented with the opportunity to get inside of a bubble.

~The other thing I’m excited about is making our play room “outer space.” We’re going to black out all of the windows, hang black lights, and make the whole thing a glow-in-the-dark bonanza. I’ve bought a ton of glow stars, glow bracelets, aliens, rocket ships, etc, it’s going to be so cool.

astronaut james
Commander James!

Summer Stock Up

~Old Navy is having a crazy-good online sale today, 35% off your order with code MAYSAVE. I just stocked up on cute sundresses and shorts/shirts for all of us.

~Gymboree has a great sale right now, too!

~H&M also has free shipping on orders over $50 with code 2976. I could buy like…27 things at H&M for $50, haha.

~Also, Target is having a shoe sale! Hold me back.

Happy Sunday, everyone!