For Your Weekend

Happy weekend from steamy Sacramento, where it’s 107 right now! We’re enjoying the heat of summer with pool parties, ice-cold sour beers, swim lessons and relaxed evenings with games or movie nights. What do you do to embrace summer?

We’re also planning our first family camping trip. I’ve never been a camper but am hoping to learn to like it. We live in such a beautiful part of the country, and I know my kids will love having these experiences. But there are so many factors to consider when choosing a campground (location, noise, temperature, amenities…), and it’s taking us much longer than expected to find the right place to stay. If you have a favorite Northern-Central California campground, I’d love to know.

As always, my favorite links from the past week are below. Enjoy your weekend!

“But what if you are the light?”

How to cook like a chef while camping (via the New York Times)

The best films of 2017 so far

For parents: what will you do with the 18 summers?

So much I enjoyed about this look at parenting in Namibia

My 9-year-old son LOVES this book

A beautiful long read with illustrations: “Home is a cup of tea”

How to host a wine tasting party

The perfect summer dessert: I made this peach crisp for the 4th of July with peaches from a friend’s tree.

The diminishing role of art in kids’ lives (and the importance of drawing)

Food for thought: 6 things you should recover from every day (+ how that leads to a more engaged, meaningful life)

37 summer drink recipes

Freeing oneself from perfectionism


  • Betty Garner says:

    Traveling through Scotland on a tour bus what I remember most were the sheep in the green fields…ewe’s everywhere… I luv ewe!

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