Is it me, or are the weeks flying by right now? It’s suddenly hit me that summer is exactly halfway over, so I’ve been trying to really slow things down and soak it in this weekend. Leaving my phone inside while I go out for a hike and a swim with the kids, reminding myself that emails can wait until Monday even though I’m feeling behind on my inbox, and laying outside with a book while ignoring the house work I need to get done. YOLO! Remembering that our schedules will look like whatever we choose to fill them with, and housework/emails/errands will still be there later.

Speaking of which, if you’ve got a little free time this weekend, don’t forget to check out what’s in our shopping carts at Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale that launched Friday — it’s good. Hope y’all are relishing this summer weekend wherever you are, and scroll on for my favorite reads from the past week!

Fascinating article about disease-fighting foods — who else is thrilled that sourdough bread made the cut?

The 10 most popular beach reads of this summer.

A good reminder that helicopter parenting can prevent our kids from learning valuable lessons.

How to correct your posture – even if you sit a lot.

I loved this podcast episode about gender stereotypes and building empathy.

What chefs make when all they have is a box of pasta.

A whole new (and refreshing) way to think about our core.

*and a few fun things you may have missed!

This Malibu beach house is one of the prettiest homes I’ve spotted in a while.

Why CBD could be the missing ingredient from your sex life.

Honey-grilled peaches are my summer produce obsession.

5 ways to make every day feel like the weekend.

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