My kids are now officially on summer break. It was hard to say goodbye to this school year, as weird as it was. I’m really proud of the way my kids adapted to distance learning, but we missed their teachers terribly. I’m excited for the next school year, no matter how it will look, and trying to wrap my head around the fact that Annie is about to start her LAST YEAR of elementary school. It really does go by so fast.

First day, last day

Around The ‘Net

~The Pandemic Is Stressing Your Body in New Ways

~Statues In The US And Around The World Are Being Beheaded And Torn Down Amid Black Lives Matter Protests

~How Author Timothy Tyson Found the Woman at the Center of the Emmett Till Case

~The Black Lives Matter Protests Are Working. Here’s Proof.

~6 Things White People Say That Highlight Their Privilege

~What it feels like to be a woman navigating urban spaces

~What parents need to know about kids in the summer of COVID-19

~How cities can reimagine their police forces and still fight crime

~Another mysterious radio burst in space is repeating a pattern. This one occurs every 157 days

~How Apples Go Bad

~Incredible Optical Illusion Bookstore Looks Like a Real-Life M.C. Escher Painting

Fun Finds

~Does anyone have any of these sand-free outdoor blankets? I’ve been wanting one for ages and I’m thinking this might be my birthday gift.
~Annie chose this guitar pick to give her dad on Father’s Day. I think he’s gonna like it.
~Annie made one of these sweet dad books for Mike a few years ago, this year it’s James’ turn.

Happy Sunday, everyone!