This has been one of the grossest, most lingering illnesses I’ve ever had. I will spare you the details but I’m sure you can imagine. I’m seeing Dr. Looove this week to talk about a few things that are still bothering me, but otherwise I am focusing on getting my energy back. Annabel drew a picture of “sick mom” that I think really captures my essence the last couple weeks:

demon or pink eye?

I’m so pretty.

Around The ‘Net

~The 9 Worst Things About Having to Be a Responsible Parent (I wrote this for Redbook Magazine)

~The Hell After ISIS

~In A Perpetual Present

~When the Oil Fields Burned

~DeRay Mckesson Won’t Be Elected Mayor of Baltimore. So Why Is He Running?

~Etsy Wants to Crochet Its Cake, and Eat It Too

~The Secret Rules of the Internet

~NASA Really Is Trying to Grow Potatoes on Mars

~Growing Up on TV

~A Guide To Email Sign Ups

~Ignoring LinkedIn Is Hurting Your Career

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I have friends who make cool things that would be great gifts for the moms in your life (or for yourself!)
~Molly draws adorable family cartoons!
~Meredith’s first book, Well Played, is now available for pre-order. I already ordered mine!
~Mandy makes gorgeous weavings that will look amazing in your home (I’m getting one for my office!).
~Jess and her husband make these cool desert-inspired lamps that I seriously covet.

Marching On

~And here’s your friendly reminder to support our March for Babies team. The march is two weeks from yesterday and I am only 1/5 of the way toward my personal goal of $5,000. Every little bit helps babies survive premature birth! I’m starting to work on my speech and I’m not going to lie, I’m getting a little nervous. Twenty thousand people will be staring at me while I speak! Eeeep!

Happy Sunday, everyone.