Welcome to the weekend, friends! Did you know yesterday was the Summer Solstice? The solstice marks the first official day of summer, with the longest day and shortest night of the year. In case you aren’t already fully embracing summertime vibes, now’s the time! We have a low key weekend planned, filled with two toddler birthday parties and hopefully some outdoor exploration. Fingers crossed for sunny, clear blue skies and some much-needed relaxation before more summer travel next weekend.
Before we dive into some light links from around the web, I want to acknowledge the immigration issues you’ve undoubtedly read about this week. Although I can’t really share political opinions here, the separation of immigrant families weighs heavy on my mind, and my heart goes out to all the families who have been affected.
What are your summer travel plans? Do you vacation in the same places every year or do you like to mix it up? If you’re looking for some new kid-friendly travel inspiration, check out this list. I would add Austin to the list (it’s super hot in the summer but such a fun place!), as well as Newport Beach and Portland, Oregon.
My son is participating in the Summer Stride reading challenge, so we have been doing tons of reading lately (*I’ve also found that mixing frequent reading breaks mixed with other high energy, summertime activities helps keep everyone sane). Three books we are currently enjoying are Bitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway, I Want That Nut and Fur, Feather, Fin- All of Us Are Kin.
In case you missed it, here are the week’s posts from San Francisco Moms Blog and Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog.
Inger spent a ton of time in traffic over Memorial Day (like, three hours to go ten miles), so she got well acquainted with the features of the GMC Yukon Denali that she test drove for us. Here’s what she had to say.
Elisa breaks down the simple steps we can all take to send less trash to landfills. If we all do our part, we can make a major impact and teach our kids how to take care of the environment.