Toby Goddard-Williams

What are your plans for the weekend? We’re visiting my mom, and I’m so excited to squeeze her! It always seems like ages between visits. She’s making salmon and mashed potatoes, per the boys’ request:) Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

This warm salad.

Would you have a deconstructed wedding reception? (NYT)

Things I wish my therapist would say to me but she never does, haha.


I’ve been seeing these cute sneakers all over New York.

Oh my gosh, the sweetest year in the life.

Stop calling Asian women adorable. (NYT)

Great title for a cookbook.

Cooking keeps me sober.”

I’ve always loved Abbey’s daily dose of green.

Also, this epic garden!

Plus, three reader comments:

Says Meaghan on dad texts: “My dad always ends phone calls by saying, ‘Stay in trouble.’ Even as a kid, when I’d head out the door to play with friends or go to the pool, he’d call out, ‘Stay in trouble!’ I really missed an opportunity to get into trouble with him and tell him I was just doing what he said.”

Says Meg on how to be a better listener: “When I want my husband to just listen, instead of problem solving, I’ll just tell him, ‘It’s not about the nail.’

Says H on dad texts: “I was having a rough week at work, and my mom sent me the salad emoji, no explanation. I asked her why and she said it was to cheer me up. After some back and forth, it came out that she thought it was a bouquet of roses. Now we send salads all the time. Spread the salad!”

(Photo of Toby from Instagram.)