I’m always happy to hear that so many of you like these Sunday posts. I really like putting them together. One of my favorite ways to procrastinate is to read articles, so it makes me feel like I’m not really avoiding work! Hahaha. I hope you all had a great weekend…I can’t believe July is halfway over. My local Target already has school supplies out, even though school isn’t back in session here for six more weeks! It makes me feel like the summer is flying by.

Around The ‘Net

~Babies On Display: When A Hospital Couldn’t Save Them, A Sideshow Did This is amazing.

~The Mixed Up Brothers of Bogotá As a fraternal twin…I can’t imagine.

~“That’s What Happened Between Me And Clark”: Revising Old Hollywood’s Greatest Scandal This made me sad.

~A gallery of girls losing their minds at the Women’s World Cup ticker tape parade These are cute.

~Viacom Is Having A Midlife Crisis: Why nobody wants their MTV

~How One Facebook Designer Made the Site’s Icons Subtly More Empowering to Women

~15-year-old catches math error at the Museum of Science Smarty.

~Remnant of Boston’s Brutal Winter Threatens to Outlast Summer Whoa (and yuck)

~What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?

~Can Reading Make You Happier?

~You Can See The Milky Way Clearly From A Malibu Sea Cave Gorgeous photos. 

~The Aftermath Of Bill Cosby’s Admission? That’s Rape Culture.

At-Home “Camping”

~Annabel has finished all of her “formal” camps for the summer, and other than swimming lessons in the morning (we still have another month of that), the kids won’t have anything formal going on during the day. I like the unstructured summer schedule – Annabel comes up with some funny, creative ways to entertain herself, and the kids play well together. That being said, she does get a bit tired of James’ favorite way to play – running around, climbing, jumping, and throwing things – so she will come to me looking for something a little more stimulating. This week, I’m going to have her try Camp Google, which looks really cool and right up her alley. It’s a free online “camp” for kids full of experiments and activities, with different themes every week. From what I’ve seen, it will be interesting and educational, and I really like the “free” part!

A Rewarding PSA

~Last year, I got a Nordstrom Debit Card simply so I could get early access to their Anniversary Sale (I really wanted that cheaper bra). I had no idea that it was also a rewards card (the woman who signed me up never mentioned it), but I was pretty happy when I started getting gift cards in the mail! There’s a lot of really great kids deals right now, so as much as it pains me to already be shopping for school, I will get Annabel some shoes and shorts/shirts/dresses for Kindergarten. And, let’s be real, I’ll be looking for myself! My in-laws generously gave me a gift card for my birthday so I’m gonna get my shopping on.

Turning a Corner!

~James needs a haircut every two months, which has been…interesting, because he really, really hates them. The place we go to is wonderful with him, but he still cries through the whole thing. But then yesterday, something finally clicked for him, and not only did he not cry through the whole thing, he even wanted to sit in one of the special chairs (usually one of us has to hold him the whole time). He’s growing up!

hair cut!

I wish my salon had a train I could sit in.

Happy Sunday, everyone!