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!
How to cook like a chef while camping (via the New York Times)
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”
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)
Nordstrom is having a huge weekend sale