What are you up to this weekend? First of all, thank you so much for all the amazing comments on this post. I loved reading them so much. :) This weekend, we’re visiting my mom for Mother’s Day. Hope you have a great one — sending a big hug to mothers, mothers-to-be, and mothers-at-heart — and here are a few fun links from around the web…
6 smart moving tips from a woman who moves all the time.
How to be mindful while taking a shower.
I’ve mentioned the show Catastrophe, but have you seen the third season? It was so good I finished it in two days… and then immediately went back and watched the whole thing again.
This tiny trick will help you get more organized.
How to beat jet lag.
25 famous women on their mothers. (So good.)
And a hilarious, dead-on tribute to moms everywhere — a.k.a. the people who notice that we’re running out of toilet paper.
Have a good one! xoxo
Plus, three great reader comments…
Says Molly on the best dating advice: “When we put our real selves out there, it’s a lot riskier than putting out an ‘easier’ version of ourselves, but it’s the only way to make real connections with people – friends, lovers, partners, anyone. When I started to date after my husband and I separated, I felt this horrible need to apologize for the ‘complications’ of my life. After contorting myself to downplay everything, I thought to myself, ‘Wait. If I’m hiding who I am from the person I want to love me, who are they really loving, anyway?'”
Says Alina on Melissa’s week of outfits: “Nippies are THE BEST pasties — reusable, invisible, you don’t feel them and they actually stick. They come in different shades to match your skin tone and in a larger size if you’re bustier.”
Says Laura on kids calling adults by their first names: “My husband and I live in Nairobi, Kenya, where it’s common for parents to be identified by their first-born child’s name. We don’t yet have kids, so some of the youngest kids get a little lost on what to call us. However, we do have a labrador retriever named Rum, whom all the kids love. At a street party, one of our youngest Kenyan neighbors came up to me and asked ever so politely, ‘Mama Rum, can I please have a soda?’ It was so earnest and sweet.”
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