We’re easing back into regular life. The kids are having a hard time with sleeping, especially. Going to bed is rough because their bodies think it’s three hours earlier, which means they’re waking up late in the morning – something I normally wouldn’t complain about, but it’s a vicious cycle! Swim lessons and other scheduled activities start this week, so I’m anticipating a few rough days of not-enough-sleep around here. A small price to pay to spend a week in paradise.

Around The ‘Net

~Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling on Inside Out, Mindy’s Hulu Move, and Those Daily Show Rumors All in a day’s work for my brother.

~37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son I love Mira!

~The New Normal: Pieces of Grief

~Alanis in Chains: Jagged Little Pill turns 20 years old Everything I liked as a teen is turning 20…

~The Secret Life of Passwords

~‘Man with the golden arm’ has saved over TWO MILLION babies Amazing.

~#Distractinglysexy Tweets Are Female Scientists’ Retort To ‘Disappointing’ Comments

~People Around The World Try An American Accent

~How one man got out of jury duty “I don’t really think it’s fair for me to be on a jury, because I’m a hologram.” – Liz Lemon

~Why Comparing Rachel Dolezal To Caitlyn Jenner Is Detrimental To Both Trans And Racial Progress

~How Design Thinking Transformed Airbnb from a Failing Startup to a Billion Dollar Business

~Gawker’s Moment of Truth

Father’s Day

Father’s Day is next week…how did that happen?! Mike is one of those dads who says he doesn’t want anything, so I’m always looking for gift ideas. Every year I get annoyed by the gift guides I come across because they are always so alcohol-centric. Now, I love a hand-engraved flask or a pun-y beer stein as much as the next girl, but I know most dads aren’t the booze-soaked bros some gift guides suggest. Here are some non-alcohol-related gift ideas if you’re still looking!

~Mike is all about Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs’ Favorite Restaurants when we’re looking for new places to try.

~You can’t go wrong with some simple running shoes (even if he doen’t run).

~A Fitbit, Jawbone, or other fitness tracker might encourage him to get more active, though!

~Mike came across these Karate Kid action figures at Target and freaked out.

~Mike and the kids love to make shaped pancakes.

~Don’t forget the card! My friends at Cool Mom Picks have a roundup of really funny Father’s Day Cards.

What are the dads in your life getting next weekend?

Beach Babies

~There was a time in my life where I was (stupidly) all about tanning, but after losing my aunt and some of my friends’ mothers to skin cancer, I am now all about covering up at the beach. James and I wore rash guards (or UV Shirts) over our SPF every day, and I managed to get one on Annabel almost every day (she sometimes complained it was too hot to wear one). Even Mike eventually wore one. I highly recommend them! Target has a TON of rash guards for kids, and Old Navy also has a bunch for kids, with a few adult styles thrown in, too (I got this one). Amazon has a FAR better selection for adults. Two things to remember: 1) rash guards are supposed to be tight (so they don’t get in your way while you swim), so if that bothers you, try a few on until you find one that’s comfortable; 2) Make sure you get one with UVA/UVB protection. Not all rash guards offer sun protection!

uv protection
James was like, “No posing, just squirming for the water, bye.”

Orange is the New Black

~I will not binge watch…I will not binge watch…I will…fail.

Happy Sunday, everyone!