What are your plans for the weekend? We’re flying to England tonight to visit my grandmother. I’m so excited to see her; it has been two years since our last trip there. Also, will you be attending a Families Belong Together rally tomorrow? (Here’s a recap and an update on the border crisis.) Squeeze your loved ones this weekend, and here are a few links from around the web…
9 clever rules for summer salads.
A great way to say no: “I must decline for secret reasons.”
Oh my gosh, Eminem’s sign language interpreter is a genius.
21 tips for a great vacation. (Love #1.)
How things look from the baby’s and parent’s perspectives.
Would you make this cookie for one?
We’re bringing these on our overnight flight. Fingers crossed they work!
Lo & Sons is having a big Fourth of July sale on their beautiful travel bags.
Plus, two great reader comments:
Says Meg on a foolproof birthday present for kids: “A box of sugar cereal… all their own! A savvy uncle brought a wrapped cereal (Cinnamon Toast Crunch FTW) to one of my kiddo’s parties and there was no happier child in all the land!”
Says Sarah on making a budget: “One of the best budgeting mantras I’ve heard is to have a ‘F*ck Off’ fund for when you need to prioritize yourself and get out of a situation. Boss terrible and work toxic? F*ck it. Living with a partner and the relationship has ended and you need out? F*ck it. Car broken down and you need a safe one for your kids earlier than anticipated? F*ck it. You get the idea. I love the idea of a fund to keep you safe, take life’s lumps and handle the unexpected with (some) grace.”