What are your plans this weekend? We’re relaxing tonight (and I’m painting my nails my go-to summer color), but on Saturday afternoon, Toby and Anton are helping host a bake sale to raise money for RAICES and the ACLU. We’ll be outside Books Are Magic from 12 to 2 p.m. Please come by! If you’d like to do something similar, Stand for Kids is a great place to start. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few posts from around the web…

A grieving 94-year-old widower puts a pool in his backyard for neighborhood kids. Sweetest story.

Who’s in the mood for peanut butter and jelly pie?

A warm, beautiful home in Copenhagen.

Finally found a drugstore volume shampoo that really works.

The best hangover cure.

Storq Maternity’s replaced models with women who are actually pregnant and postpartum.

What your favorite classic rock band says about you.

I’ve heard rave reviews of the show Motherland (which was co-written by Sharon Horgan of Catastrophe fame!). Have you seen it?

One family’s guide to weekend trips from NYC.


Plus, two reader comments:

Says Julie on 15 great reader comments on sex: “I was a virgin until I was 29 and started dating my now husband. My lack of experience slightly embarrassed me, and I didn’t know how to broach the subject. After getting hot and heavy, I decided to blurt out ‘Wait, I’m a virgin!’ When the shocked look left his face, he hugged me and said, ‘I wish I had known, I would have planned a more romantic encounter!’ We laughed our heads off and made plans for that Friday to make it special.”

Says Cailin on the border crisis: “I once heard a story about the Maasai tribe in Africa who would greet each other with ‘Kasserian Ingera,’ meaning, ‘And how are the children?’ stemming from the belief that if the children, the youngest and most vulnerable, are not well then the entire tribe is not well. I keep thinking of this and how we could answer if we were asked today.”

Thank you again for everything this week. xo

(Photo by Olivia Rae James. Pool story via Swissmiss.)