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Friday, April 25, 2014

Have a wonderful weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? We're meeting friends at this famous pizza place and might take the little dudes to see the cherry blossoms. Hope you have a great weekend, and here are a few fun links from around the web...

13 ways to make a small apartment look huge.

9 takes on the tuna sandwich.

What do children wonder about? All this, apparently.

This kitchen tool is genius!

Remember these beautiful words on kindness? They're now a gorgeous book, and here's a touching video.

Crazy fact: "A new parent will lose about 1055.6 hours of sleep in the first year of their child's life—almost 44 days." Hmmm, sounds about right.

How a mother kept her children safe during a terrorist attack.

How sweet are these prints of a baby's first words?

A transparent house!

Judy Blume gives great advice.

Animal address stamps.

WHOA. This is the scariest ad. Totally worth watching. (Update: If you're phobic of open water, skip this.)

Made me laugh.

Will and Kate rocking out.

And thank you so much for your comments on this anxiety post. Here are three:
* "Your post made me think of this website I stumbled across the other day. It puts a single day of your life into perspective. Hope this helps!" -Kate
* "One of my favorite books for when I'm feeling down is Help, Thanks, Wow by Ann Lamott. It's short and so good and uplifting (in a non-preachy and non-saccharine way)." —Abby
* "I thought I would share something that never fails to make me smile, even on the bluest of days. Are you ready? Just imagine a Tyrannosaurus Rex making up a king size bed. Those tiny arms. Those big sheets. Amazing. —Kirsten
And, last but not least, a video of Anton smooching on himself in our building's lobby this week. Get a room, Antoni! :)

Have a good one. xoxo

(Photo from awesome instagram @museumbabes)

51 comments:

Betsy said...

I second HELP, THANKS, WOW. It's greatness.

Have a cheery weekend!

Annie Green said...

Have an excellent Spring weekend. On a whim today, I tried my first Negroni. It will not be my last. The drink I have been waiting for since 1973....

Kelley said...

We're headed to see the cherry blossoms this afternoon, and I can't wait! Have a nice weekend everyone. xo

The City and Us

Donna W said...

Amazing links as always, Joanna! Enjoy the cherry blossoms. We'll have to wait until next month to see them in all their glory here in Toronto.

I can't wait!!:)

xo

Erica G said...

That video of Anton is so cute! My nephew is 18 months old, and while we were babysitting him a few weeks back he played "hide and seek" with himself in our full length mirror, and when he looked at himself, he would kiss his reflection! It was so hilarious but I couldn't catch it on video since I was laughing so hard.

Julie Song said...

Thank you so much for including the link to the "First Words" print, Joanna! I have been a fan of your blog for such a long time, so it's so wonderful to be a little part of it. Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day in advance! XO, Julie

Mama Duck said...

get the clam pizza. its a game changer!

tawnie bryant said...

Joanna, I bought the white Converse after seeing your post. I just got them, and they are perfect. I'm calling them my "summer sneakers"! Have a great weekend. Love that video!

kate said...

PSA regarding the scary ad link, Sortie En Mer: If you are very afraid of open water/swimming/the ocean, DO NOT WATCH. It caused me to have a panic attack. It is an intensely disturbing and realistic first-person drowning simulator. It is not worth the distress it will cause you if you are phobic of these things.

angharad said...

Judi Blume! My teen fave! I can never meet a guy named 'Ralph' without sniggering. Have the best weekend!

Mallory said...

The ad for the life jacket is utterly terrifying!

marlene said...

Love the Anton video! Have a wonderful weekend. As per usual, I'll be working. I need to check out that George Saunders book. Thank you.

Audra Harvey said...

Kate, I had a similar experience with that drowning ad. I couldn't get through it because I literally started feeling sick. I was wondering what the ad was even for since I didn't see the end!

Charisse said...

Omg, Joanna, that picture of the mom protecting her kids from the terrorist attack has me SOBBING in front of the computer. Just the picture - even without words - is so powerful. I never had emotions like this until I became a mom. Now, I'm just like wow - that is my worst nightmare - and they lived through it. :/ Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Joanna Goddard said...

oh, wow, i'm so sorry the ad was so scary! i thought it was amazing/thought-provoking/a great reminder, but i can see how it would feel panicky if you're already scared of open water.

Lauren Knight said...

Aw, Anton!

I also wanted to comment about the sleep loss... I laughed, because I made the mistake of multiplying by three (I have three young boys) and then I realized why I've been looking older lately!

Samantha K said...

Oh Joanna, your family will LOVE Franny's!! Its the best! I second the clam pizza recommendation, as well as the meatball! It seems simple, but its delicious!

Looks like you will be spending the weekend around my neighborhood! Hope its wonderful!

notjuststuttering said...

I just wanted to say how much I always look forward to these weekly roundups. They always make my Friday a little brighter.

Jacob Phelps said...

happy weekend!

M.M. said...

I actually burst into tears watching Sortie En Mer. TRIGGER WARNING.

Antonio Barros said...

I'm so happy with your visit at my blog! :)
Have a great weekend!!!

Vilde said...

I always look forward to these weekend posts! Such a fun way to wrap up the week.

I also had to close the ad video. It was an enlightening experience for me, because I never understood trigger warnings, really. I suppose I got them abstractly, but didn't empathize with their necessity.
I had a traumatic near-drowning experience when I was 14, during which I was stuck at the surf breaking point for what felt like hours but was actually something like half an hour. It was terrible, of course, but I mostly feel like I've dealt with it. Well, this ad dislodged some deep unresolved terror. My heart is still racing.
I get it now.

And I also get that people who haven't had these traumas might not understand why the warning is necessary and compassionate. I hadn't understood it for other cases until today.

So thank you for that lesson! And please consider putting a note with the link.

Jess said...

That photo from the terrorist attack is amazing as is her story. I can't imagine the fear for your babies. Amazing. Anton is a doll, why wouldn't you make out with yourself if you were that cute?!? Eugh curried tuna sandwich- no thanks! But yes to Judy Blume, who I had totally forgotten about (read 20years ago), praise be to teaching me all I needed to know when I was a teen. I had also forgotten about "Ralph" until I read the comments.. My mother in laws husband is called Ralph and now I'm gonna laugh when I next see him! Happy weekend!

Elyse Chatterton said...

Always enjoy your links, thank you. Just wanted to share this link with you. I think he is the most inspiring young man you will ever come across. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvG3ifEd0t0

Annie said...

Husband and I laughed out loud at the T-Rex image. Love it! Happy Friday. Enjoy your weekend with your beautiful family! Xo

Alex Levy said...

Maybe having your adorable little germ factory suck on the walls or doors of your building's lobby isn't the best New York Etiquette? He's a cute baby but I would be completely disgusted if I lived in your building.

Katie said...

I read that this month is going to be the most tense/stressful month of 2014. It seems like everyone is a little off or stressed. We just have to make it May and I'm convinced things will get better! Hang in there Joanna! We are all in this with you my friend! xoxo

Eliza Jane said...

This is such a great bunch of links. I LOVE the stamps!!

Hanna Freedlund said...

Alex, it's not like grown people lick mirrors, so chances of you catching something from baby spit on a mirror are pretty slim

Jess said...

Anton is so cute! I often find my little eight month old guy making out with the fridge! (He does love to eat, so I guess I can't blame him.) :)

Lendy Salazar said...

In my opinion You Are the Queen of thought-provoking hands down! One of the many reasons, I love reading everything you have to say, and I respect how much time and brainpower it must take to provide us with such fabulous information! By the way, this morning I used the happiness trick and ever since I read it I bust it out. As a SAHM and new blogger, I attended my 1st social media event and felt out of place big time (not savvy enough, not thin enough, not a "real" blogger, etc etc) so this morning I had to pep myself. I APPLAUD YOU! You're doing a fantastic job!

Alyssa Coon said...

We're taking our son to an audition with a talent agency tomorrow :) We'll see if our cutie makes it into the world of fame at age 2. Have fun at the pizza place! I'm a major pizza fan- gluten free with my sensitivities but Vancouver has a great gluten free selection around here. I loved bringing my son to see all the 'pink' trees :) Spring is great, isn't it?

Long Haired Child Living in the Strawberry Fields said...

This may sound odd but and I really hope you feel really good really soon but when you share that you feel shitty sometimes it makes me feel so much more normal like I'm not the only one that has those weeks. So thank you for being so honest and awesome to your readers!! And videos of Anton totally makes my day! He's the cutest patooti I have ever seen, besides Toby of course :)

Eleanor Schmitt said...

In honor of the hilarious Nathan Pyle NYC Tips and Etiquette book you posted the other day, I have been attuned to all of the New York culture things that I find lately...Thought you and other readers might love to see these Haikus written about New York for National Poetry Month. Ranging from funny to quite striking and clever, it's another fun look into the mindset of those who have spent time in New York...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/27/nyregion/new-york-city-in-haiku.html

Maria said...

I tried the ad and oh my gosh, that was scary! I lasted 1min 18secs. Yipes.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Maria xx
www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

Chetna Singh said...

That video of Anton is beyond cute! They grow up so fast! Have a great weekend!

marketa anna medas said...

you are such a great mom

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

the cherry blossoms here were so pretty its amazing. and have fun!!

Isabelle said...

Hummmm, I agree with Alex Levy

You did go back downstairs with a rag and windex to cleanup the drool marks afterwards right ?

Kid kissing window: cute
Leaving in a building with dirty windows because my neighbor's kids leave drool on the lobby windows: not cute

PS I have kids

Lisa Barbosa-Angles said...

Anton is now an "I"
http://www.sholetteseminars.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/LacanMirrorPhase..pdf

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Check out my new blog! http://wear--happiness.blogspot.de/

Gemma Cartwright said...

LOVE this blog and hope you did indeed have a very cheery weekend!!

It beat mine...



I also have a blog and would love if you could check it out or anyone in the comments too, feel free!!
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Lynn DontBlameTheKids said...

As someone who is cramming one adult and two kids into a 600 square foot condo, I can say that first link is spot on. So, so true.

http://dontblamethekids.com

Sofia Donatelli said...

Great post. I was celebrating a friend birthday and enjoyed time with the family and friends. Priceless.

Love,
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Susan M. said...

Look at Anton's sweet hair coming in! Love the "this is today" website. Also, doing kind things for others helps me break that awful blah mood you were feeling. Little unexpected kind things for strangers and ones you know. Also, you bring much joy to others. Please know that! Maybe sometimes blogging can be a little insular and over-insulating. While I love your blog, maybe take some 3-day weekends off, if you can, to recharge.

Lady BlahBlah said...

I always comes to your blog when I feel like I need something nourishing, comforting or lovely to read. You never disappoint. Thanks!

Des Haigh said...

for you and the person who left the t-rex image, i give you this! http://trextrying.tumblr.com enjoy! x

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kathleen varello said...

Gorgeous pictures!

xxKathleen
http://nikitaandvesper.com/blogs/baby-blog

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