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Must-Read! Our Best Summer Book Recommendations for 2019

Looking for your next summer read?! Our Best Summer Book Recommendations lists are always some of our most visited posts and we hope you enjoy this one just as much as we enjoyed putting it together! Happy Friday, friends! The girls go back to school for a shorter summer week starting next week so we have been living it up the past few days. We’ve decided that pool life is the best life and these longer summer nights are the things that dreams are truly made of. The slower pace of summer makes it ideal for reading and it’s my …

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The Start of #SimpleSummer and my Summer 2019 Playlist

If you’ve been around here for awhile, then you might remember that I dubbed last summer #BestSummerEver… and it truly was. As the calendar weeks have sped past and we began making plans for this summer, I wondered if the theme would carry over. Would every summer be Best Summer Ever? Should every summer be Best Summer Ever? (photo via Urban Outfitters) (photo via Camille Styles) The more I marinated on the thought, the less convinced I became that what we needed was a go-big-or-go-home, say-yes-to-everything, grand adventure of a …

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Happy Spring Break! We’re OOO But You Should Read These 10 Posts While We’re Gone…

Happy Monday, friends from freezing cold Iceland! WHO BOOKS SPRING BREAK TRIPS TO THE COLDEST PLACES?! (This was our last big spring break trip.) Me, that’s who! In all seriousness, though, we are having the best time. I can’t remember the last time I went to a place where the things I was most excited about had nothing to do with the food or architecture and it’s a pretty cool change of scenery. (You can follow along here if you’re not already!) I’m taking the week off here on the blog, but wanted to leave you …

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A SXSW Panel Recap and Three Ways To Help Cut Down on Screen Time at Home

There is no shortage of people here in Austin this week with SXSW still a couple days from wrapping up. Some are here for the films, some for the tech panels, but last Saturday I had the privilege of gathering with a group of mamas and The Vision Council at The Jane Club pop-up to discuss something that’s near and dear to me: taking the best care of our babies that we possibly can. The subject was children’s eye health and I was actually shocked how little I knew! For example, did you know that the first time a child should see an eye …

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