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pictures of our families from this week snuggling on the couch reading a book and at the lake wearing new Lewis Face Masks.

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A rundown of what we're doing,
watching, reading, coveting.
Here's what's got our attention this week.
  • My sister gave me a couple of these Swedish dishcloths this summer, and I am hooked. It might be the find of 2020. We’re now using almost no paper towels. And, they’re so much more effective than paper towels. A paper towel now is like wiping the counter with eco-friendly toilet paper. It’s useless. These things are so thick! They can be washed in the washing machine or the top rack of your dishwasher. They’re the only thing I use to wipe down kitchen surfaces. And these are made by one family and locally screenprinted. I love this sea life one, this blue botanical one, this pretty pink poppies one, and this sailboats one. There are lots to choose from!

  • Another way I’m managing my heightened stress these days is by reading poems at night before bed. I am loving Thirst by Mary Oliver and keep it on my nightstand. I find her words to be so incredibly soothing. 

  • If you have a kid who gets carsick, these bags are probably not new to you. Even though James pretty regularly gets sick on car trips longer than two hours, I resisted buying them (so stubborn!!) because I didn’t think we needed them. What’s the big deal? It’s just a plastic bag. We put one into action this week, and I can assure you, it’s not just a plastic bag! The rigid ring at the top is key and helped keep everyone else in the car barf-free, including James himself. No car seat cleaning or change of clothes needed! It was all neatly contained in the one bag. I’m now a believer!

  • My go-to damage control necessities with toddlers have long been oxiclean spray and magic erasers. These seem pretty obvious for most people, but I was recently introduced to gonzo and it has definitely rounded out my trifecta ! We’ve been staying in other people’s homes since April (!!!), and you need to be ready on the draw. Gonzo recently got a red sticky stain out of a rug for me in what felt like a magic poof. These three things go everywhere with me now. 

  • Did you read our interview series with a few Black and biracial moms last week ? There were some really important takeaways for me about vocally valuing our partner, taking dedicated time out of our week to reflect on what we’re grateful for, raising our children with as many shape/color/size/background human beings as possible, and many more ! All three of these women are incredibly smart, kind, and giving--but I think you’ll grasp that when you read! 

  • We are with my in-laws and sister-in-law this week (first time seeing them since February!). A few nights ago my sister brought out Twister to play with India. I’m always trying to think of great games to play with her since she’s finally at a game age. Twister was perfect for the 3-4 age and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it before. Board was back out at about 6:30am yesterday morning--she’s hooked !

 

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