Cheers to the long weekend ahead of us! Mine will be occupied by a soccer tournament in essentially another state and a visit to a local carnival that is on repeat every Memorial Day. Oh yeah! (can you hear/feel the sarcasm?) If you are wondering if I am that mom that stands and takes pics on the sidelines or the one who straps in and gets twirled until she near vomits, well, I am the kind of mom that straps in. I slap on my fancy unlimited ride bracelet and brace myself.
Here are some links I felt like sharing. Enjoy!
MissGuidedMama: I came across this hilarious blog this week and just had to share a few posts written by this mom of two who documents the raw moments of raising kids. I can totally relate to Confessions of a Snack Slut Addicted to Goldfish (if you are a mom and didn’t laugh at that, I am concerned), liked the empathy in her words To The Mom Who Brought Her Kids To The Hair Salon, but most of all totally jived with her take on the subject of Who’s Down With Kid Pics on Facebook? I can’t wait to dive in to her posts a bit more, hopefully over the long weekend.
Say No to The Dress: As exhibited by the barely there red carpet choices of Beyonce, J Lo and more this article addresses what the rise of the couture body means.
Oh no not my kid, they would know exactly what to do! Not! Much to their parents dismay, have you seen this video of what many children actually did when approached by a stranger at the park with a cute little puppy? It will make you totally squirm but hopefully, it will make sure you address this issue with your kids yet again. I know just this week in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood there was an attempted child luring by two men in a white van. Creepy. Luckily the two girls ran away and are safe. I gotta say that I have never been a fan of the whole ‘Stranger Danger’ conversation though, because honestly, most kids are harmed by people they know. Sad but true. Here is an article, Protecting Against Child Predators: Beyond Stranger Danger that is a good read and I think very appropriate based on the aforementioned shocking video.
Barely Different: I love this series by photographer Anna Larson of two inseparable sisters who share tons of good times but not the same skin color. The pics are so touching and made me smile from ear to ear. Adorbs.
Public Service Announcement: In case you didn’t know, Nordstrom is having their Half-Yearly Sale which means you can save up to 40% on Chick, Dude (Father’s Day is June 21st!) and Kids merchandise. Free shipping. Free returns. This sale ends 5/31 so make sure you don’t drop the ball and miss out on a potential steal/deal. For example, these nude strappy sandals are just $50. Here is a link to the Women’s Sale page, just doing my duty and spreading the word, it is worth checking out.
You have got to be kidding me: Well first there was DeflateGate and now there is ShoeGate. Seems that Cannes, home to the famous film festival and a billionaire playground, has a ‘no flats’ policy and it has caused a recent uproar. It was ignited when amputee (yes I said amputee!) Valeria Richter was turned away because she wasn’t wearing heels. Are you kidding me? This is how one lady made a statement about the flat controversy.
Work it girl: Everyone is talking about THAT entrance by Kendall Jenner at the amfAR Gala in Cannes. Check out this 2-second video of Kendall totally “working it” for some photogs. Have you picked up on how much I dig Kendall Jenner? I think she has great style. Sorry, I know the Kardashians Kan really Kause you to Kringe but in my opinion Kendall holds her own!