May is the beginning of our “season of insanity,” where we have something going on just about every day from now until mid-July. Between softball, baseball, end of the school year events, and birthdays, we are jammed. Oh man and I *literally* just remembered it’s Teacher Appreciation Week starting tomorrow, which means I have two classrooms to prep for. Don’t let me be Room Mom for both kids next year, okay? It was a big week for my kiddos. James won an award at school and participated in his class play, The Little Red Hen.” Annie’s Brownie troop officially “bridged,” or moved up to the next left of Girl Scouts. Annie had to make a speech at the ceremony and lead everyone in the Girl Scout Promise. It’s a nutso-busy time but at least it’s all good things, right?

Around The ‘Net

~This UNC Charlotte student knocked the shooter off his feet and saved lives

~When Wildfires Break Out, These “Smokejumpers” Parachute In

~Running Out of Children, a South Korea School Enrolls Illiterate Grandmothers

~The Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence

~Americans Don’t Save for Retirement Because they Don’t Earn Enough Money

~Mysterious ancient human found on the “roof of the world”

~She was the “queen of the mommy bloggers.” Then her life fell apart.

~Ali Wong turned pregnancy into comedy gold — and now the whole family’s on tour

~Your Contacts List Is Your Most Important Social Network. Here’s How to Make It Better.

~Can an Art Collective Become the Disney of the Experience Economy?

~Inside the most controversial and surreal Kentucky Derby ever

~TED’s “snacks curator” has some advice for shaking up your office pantry

~MLB Umpires Missed 34,294 Ball-Strike Calls in 2018. Bring on Robo-umps?

Mom Things

Oh yeah, it’s also Mother’s Day next weekend!

~I love the subtle mom message inside of this bracelet.
~The kids filled in one of these books for Mike for Father’s Day and it was so sweet and meaningful.
~In honor of Cinco de Mayo, a tortilla toaster!!! It’s everything I never knew I wanted.

Happy Sunday, everyone!!