Cat by Mav

Cat by Mav

What are you up to this weekend? We’re heading to Atlanta to visit Alex’s sister and brother-in-law. The forecast says thunderstorms, but I’m crossing my fingers for a break in the clouds so we can lounge in their hammock. Hope you have a good (dry!) weekend, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

One mother’s best advice.

Five people on why they code-switch. Loved reading.

The canned tuna I bring to the beach.”

Whoot whoot! Nordstrom is having their big spring sale. (I just ordered this.)

Getty is bringing diversity inclusion to stock photos.

This hat made me laugh. (I’m not like a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.)

New York City Ballet choreographer Justin Peck is a genius and he has been experimenting with tap dancing to pop songs. It might sound random but it’s SO GOOD: Elliott Smith, The New Pornographers, Bright Eyes.

Whoa, this adorable London studio is only 140 square feet.

I’m curious to take this personality quiz, which many readers said was really helpful in understanding relationships, parenting and life overall.

A funny peek into the royal wedding photo shoot.

More Memorial Day sales: Spring is having a major sale, including Club Monaco and Vince. And EltaMD is 20% off (which basically never happens) with the code EMD20. I’m in LOVE with this sunscreen, which has made my skin look SO much better.

Plus, three great reader comments:

Says Ann on my newborn baby: “When my son was four, I caught him, on the verge of tears, staring at a photo of my entire family at my wedding. I asked him what was the matter and he replied weepily, ‘You didn’t invite me.’ It nearly broke my heart! Not only is it so hard to imagine our lives before our children, but it’s so hard for them to imagine as well.”

Says Jessica on my newborn baby: “Whenever I feel myself becoming too cynical about life (which happens often, since I’m a forensic pathologist), I remind myself that every adult was once a newborn. It’s so easy to judge a stranger for their apparent poor life choices, or to reduce a life to the single, un-proud moment that is broadcast to the world. But it floods me with empathy to picture each adult as an innocent baby snuggled in his or her mother’s arms, who undoubtedly was filled with the same hopes and dreams for her child that I have for mine.”

Says Laurie on living in small spaces: “My favorite part of a small house is when my son yells, ‘Mom! Where are you?’ From four feet away, I say, ‘Dude. I’m right here. Always. Right here.’”

(Photo by Mav/3191 Miles Apart. Thunderstorm photos via GOACA.)