Hello, Friends! How are you? Was it a good week? We have some exciting things happening at our house. Work wise, I was so pleased to finally send off the first Design Mom newsletter on Tuesday. If you missed it, you can see the first one here, and subscribe here. This weekend, we have some friends coming to stay. And on Monday, our daughter Maude moves into the Berkeley dorms! 

It’s been super fun choosing a few things for her dorm, though we are for sure holding back quite a bit. Because she’s just going to be across town, there’s less pressure about the move in. We’re taking care of the basics, and then she’ll stay there a few days and come up with a list of anything else she needs. After having her away in Paris all last year, I can’t tell you how delighted I am that she’ll be living just a few minutes away. : )

I’m going to get back to dorm errands, but before I go, here are a few things I’ve wanted to share:

– I’m still scratching my head about this opinion piece in the NYT titled, Motherhood Isn’t Sacrifice, It’s Selfishness. Have you read it? Thoughts?

– So dang funny. And God created the millennial Earth

– Have you been following the story about the manifesto written by the Google employee? The 3 best things I’ve read about it are 1) Tech’s sexism doesn’t stay in Silicon Valley. It’s in the products you use.

– 2) This one made me laugh — I believe humans are biologically unfit to have jobs in tech

– And 3) Cynthia Bailey Lee’s amazing analysis of the manifesto and explanation of why it was so upsetting to so many people. (You may remember Cynthia’s name from this rad Coding Jewelry DIY.)

6,000 historical children’s books, all digitized and free to read online.

– Immigration worker shortage means crops are rotting before they can be harvested. Ugh.

Why are there no new major religions?

– Summer entertaining — 3 fabulous no-prep menus.

– Super proud of my sister! Her Color Factory received an awesome write up by KQED, the San Francisco public radio station.

– My favorite summer sneaker is still canvas Supergas in navy or white.

Unlearning the myth of American innocence. I’m still thinking about this one.

A tiny home with a built in climbing wall.

I hope you have a terrific weekend. I’ll meet you back here on Monday. I miss you already.


P.S. — Remember when I told you about my lopsided breasts?