Have a Delicious Weekend.

Meatball by Nikole Herriott

What are you up to this weekend? My mom is in town, so we’ve been eating cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast and playing lots of Uno! Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

Advice for marriage after kids. Loved #4.

This dog looks like a human!

The best place to break up with someone. (Do you agree?)

How pretty is this work dress?

Seven brilliantly quirky hotels in Amsterdam.

What sweet pajamas!

I watched the seventh episode of this TV show recently and it was so, so good.

This title made me laugh.

The unbearable cuteness of maternity overalls.

Mother-in-law salmon looks delicious.

Wow, exercise can be as effective as antidepressants for many cases of depression. (Although antidepressants are THE BEST for people who need them, like myself.)

And, most important: YES and YES.

Plus, two great reader comments:

Says Melinda on Gina’s week of outfits: “My friend once told me something great: she pretends she’s a judge from American Idol when she’s trying on clothes. If something doesn’t fit, she gently says, ‘It’s a no from me,’ and puts it back. I love that the emphasis is on something being not-quite-right with the garment, not your body! I’ve been using this trick for years and it works.”

Says @nevereverfarer on a fun movie night idea: “My husband and I do something similar with cocktails — negronis when watching The Italian Job, whiskey sours for L.A. Confidential, and so on… It’s these tiny details that we will hold close in our memories.”

Have a good one. xoxo

(Photo by Nikole Herriott. Exercise link via Jocelyn Glei.)


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When she was 35, Kate Bowler had all she ever wanted: she was a college professor, married to a high-school sweetheart and raising her baby boy. Then, she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. As her world flipped upside down, Kate wrote a memoir, Everything Happens For a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved. (What a title.) This week, I spoke to her about nine things she has learned…

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