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How was your week, guys? I’m still getting my feet under me after six weeks on the road, but I’m slowly re-acclimating to luxuries like ‘washing machines’ and ‘closets full of clothes.’ This week was full of client work, making new friends at backyard parties, one of the best massages I’ve ever had (thank you, Mary F. Jenn), meeting with a financial planner (terrifying!) and a night full of dog-friendly patios and friends.

But enough about me. Let’s talk about youuuu!

I’m a verrrry experienced packer and even I loved Ericka’s easy to remember list of packing rules.

Related: a flight attendant’s guide for packing light.

My friend Kendon had some really great, interesting advice about traveling with kiddos.
Walk beside or behind your children
When you walk in front of your children, they experience travel as just following you around. You want them to experience all the delights of the trip just as you are. So when you’re walking and taking in new sights, walk beside or behind your child so they can feel you’re with them and yet they can still experience things themselves.

Of course, Alton Brown has a clever, easy, list-based set of rules of eating healthy.

Should you stop mulling over your humble brag Tweet and just brag, already? A Harvard study says “yes.”

Over on Instagram, I shared a protein-boosting recipe for us non-meat-eaters, a little reminder, and a book with the first line “Captain Ahab was neither my first husband nor my last.”

Are you guilty of this? I certainly am.

Yes. Sweaters/pillows/purses with cats on them.

Related: 8 easy ways to make your own pet toys + beds.

And even more related: what you’ll be getting for every devoted pet owner you know. (I’m getting two)

Such a stylish… keychain?

Ooooh! I love a good list of beauty tips! 20 beauty secrets I learned in my twenties.

OH GOD SWIMMING WITH RIVER OTTERS IS A THING I GUESS I KNOW WHAT I’M DOING NEXT SUMMER.

Have you guys seen ‘In A World…‘? It’s a funny, sweet, feminist indie comedy set in the world of voice over artists. And it’s on Netflix streaming! Highly recommended.

Also: doesn’t Tangerine look good? And it was shot on an iphone!

Hmmmm, would you want to co-work in a stranger’s home?

A heavy, important read: I am raising the daughter of the man who raped me
It’s not exactly pleasant to need to choose between telling your friends that your baby was conceived by rape, and letting them think that you got knocked up by a random stranger who walked out.

What is it like to be poor at an Ivy League school?

And a few Yes & Yes posts you might have missed: How to become a vegetarian without annoying + alienating everybody, How to become a runner who likes to run, 5 summer camps for adults I’d like to go to tomorrow.

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