I can't believe I just typed: May.
The kids will be out of school in a few weeks; we've made a sum total of one plan for the summer. One.
I've got to hustle and think of something before we're all wonky up in here, on each other's nerves and flopped in the sticky heat of a southern summer.
Until then, here are 15 articles and bits from the web I've been tracking this month. I hope you enjoy!
Hygge notecards? I'm not sure this goes with the minimalist vibe I'm aiming toward, but the aesthetic is lovely.
This article - How to Survive Your 40s - hit home. My favorite quote from this article is: But there’s a new immediacy to the 40s — and an awareness of death — that didn’t exist before. Our possibilities feel more finite....At 40, we’re no longer preparing for an imagined future life. Our real lives are, indisputably, happening right now.
Do-gooders and data? This article in The New Republic is interesting regarding the drive for data and numbers in the world of international development.
I loved The New Yorker's Mother's Day reading.
Guinness - the secret to longevity?
Marriage as a death sentence? This advice column in Elle mentions a book I'm now curious to read.
"Difficult" women - "If you don’t care too much what people think, you risk being called a difficult woman because you’re not staying in your lane or doing what is expected of you."
Overcoming self-defeating thoughts? I normally do an internal eye roll at this sort of article, but I found myself nodding along with several of the points. Worth a read.
Psychological Tricks for Making Marriage Happier? I'm not sure I'm fully onboard here.
5 Most Used Beauty Products from a model - I really like this blog. She's smart and writes well. I want to try that L'Occitane as soon as my current cream has run out. I'm all about finishing up before moving on. #lifelessons
Why do I have to love $425 dresses? I saw this dress on a blogger this week and was all excited until that price tag.
Did your mother have a signature scent? My mom did: Clinique Aromatics. Every once-in-a-while I will smell it, usually as I pass the Clinique counter, and it takes me right back to my childhood. I love it.
I am intrigued by this book: Lullaby. Has anyone read it or heard much about it?
That's it around these parts. I've got a few hours of chores and then an orthodontist appointment to see where our son stands with braces? I'm bracing for that. Ha.