Work and school events (not to mention softball events) have been taking over our lives this week, and things won’t be slowing down next week, either. I am anxiously counting down the days until school gets out! I’m totally behind on signing the kids up for summer activities, although at this point I think we’re all so tired of being constantly on the move that a few weeks of no plans sounds verrrrry appealing.

I hope you all are having a lovely Memorial Day weekend (or regular weekend, if you’re not in the US)! This weekend has been dedicated to another softball tournament (our league is hosting it so it’s been a lot of work), but tomorrow we’re going to be celebrating James. I can’t believe he’ll be four on Tuesday!

Around The ‘Net

~At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life and the Gift of Death

~For Army Infantry’s 1st Women, Heavy Packs and the Weight of History

~Ray Spencer Didn’t Molest His Kids. So Why Did He Spend 20 Years in Prison for It?

~Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’

~Tupac, Glocks and In-N-Out: A Football Team’s Run-in with the Rapper, Revealed

~Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways

~America’s Cities Are Running Out of Room

~Inside one of the wildest tornado-chasing days ever recorded

~Unemployment Is Really Low. So Why Can’t These People Find Jobs?

~The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Turns 50: Is It The Best Album Ever?

~High Schools Are Hooked on Online Learning to Boost Graduate Rates—and Many Are Becoming Diploma Mills in the Process

~Why are doughnut boxes pink? The answer could only come out of Southern California

~Hilarious Winners of the First Annual ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’

Memorial Day Sales
I just did some stocking up on summer clothes, because my kids refuse to stop growing. Rude.

~Anthropologie / additional 40% off sale items
~Boden / 30% off + free shipping
~Old Navy / 50% off all tees, tanks, shorts, and swim
~Gymboree / Everything $12.99 and under
~H&M / Up to 60% off
~Loft / 40% Off Everything with code: VACAY
~Nordstrom / Half-yearly sale, save up to 40%
~Nordstrom Rack / save an additional 25% off clearance
~Tea Collection / 25% off with code: LORIKEET

The Toddler Survival Guide

Of course I’m going to have a link to preorder our book! You guys are all awesome for supporting us (and I promise you’re going to like the book, too —especially if you have a toddler) and we are so grateful! The Toddler Survival Guide is available for preorder at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Indiebound, Powells, QuartoKnows, and in Canada at Indigo-Chapters

Happy Sunday, everyone!