Toby and Anton Halloween

Toby and Anton Halloween

What are you up to this weekend? We’re going to a new-to-us Italian restaurant, hitting up a few playgrounds, and giving the side-eye to daylight savings time. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

How to host a dinner party when you don’t feel like cooking. (Agreed.)

This woman’s story of postpartum depression made me both laugh and cry. “I had a water birth! I had a baby nurse! I had placenta pills! I had a nervous breakdown.”

Wedding comics, haha.

A live stream of a Norwegian train, if you want to chill out your mind for a second.

How pretty is this bedroom?

The lost art of talking on the phone.

Sooooo into these velvet leggings. (These are cool, too.)

Have you tried CBD oil? People are going bananas for it. (NYT)

Two new dads ask themselves: “Call me by what name?

Why you should dress your salad twice.

Plus, a reader comment:

Says Oneida on things that inspire you: “My older daughter is a quiet observer at school. She flies under the radar and never asks to be the center of attention but sometimes worries that she isn’t ‘good’ enough because she doesn’t get as many positive reinforcements as other kids. It breaks my heart to see her little perfectionist heart wonder. Most of the time, she doesn’t care at all that everyone else around her is getting praised and sung about. When her little sister got a student of the month award, she didn’t think the school clapped long enough, so she clapped extra long after everyone finished. It makes me think of the hundreds, maybe thousands of people out there who are maybe not doing anything noteworthy enough for others to crow about, but they are being kind team players and choosing the good of all over their own shining moment. They know celebrating others doesn’t mean you are lesser yourself, and they are quietly going about their days doing the work in front of them and asking for nothing in return. So, if that’s anyone here, I just want to say, I see you and I’m clapping extra long for you.”

(Photo from Cup of Jo’s Instagram. Phone call via Erin.)