For Your Weekend

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What do you have planned for this weekend? It’s been a surprisingly nice week here. My older son attended a half-day soccer camp all week, and it turned out to be one of the best things we did all summer! Not only did he love it, but it also gave me the excuse to sit in a park a couple of those mornings–to spend some quiet hours (and catch up on work) with my younger son in the shade of a redwood with the joyful cries of kids playing soccer in the distance. I’ve also added an evening walk to my daily routine and spent two afternoons in Midtown Sacramento for some much-needed adults-only time.

But what could turn into monotony at home on vacation is about to be interrupted by a trip to see my dad and stepmom at their new home in Washington State. Please follow along on Instagram and Facebook for photos and updates from this beautiful area. In the meantime, here are some links for your weekend reading:

More reasons to get outside, even if it’s just a walk in a local park, from the New York Times.

Yum, I love corn salads, and this one with grilled corn sounds delicious.

Perfect for summer: Watermelon Mint Sangria

Whoa, have you heard about “Wolfpack,” the documentary about boys who weren’t allowed to leave their NYC apartment? Seems fascinating (and not as dark as one might think).

Something for us all who live on the west coast to think about: Tips for prepping an earthquake kit.

We’ve been watching movies lately and especially enjoyed “While We’re Young” even though it wasn’t quite as light-hearted as we expected.

A list that goes straight to my heart: best museums in Europe for kids

Gorgeous views from hikes in Portugal

Travel tips that are good for conservation, like which airplanes are more fuel-efficient

The most popular grilling recipes from the New York Times

Wishing you a happy weekend!

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