meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.


  • ‘I had to choose being a mother’: With no child care or summer camps, women are being edged out of the workforce. When parents can’t do it all, women’s paid labor is often the first to go (The Lily) Even if they weren’t actually forced to leave their jobs, many working moms said the “choice” to stop working didn’t really feel like a choice at all. “How many layers of responsibility — how much weight — can you take on before you crumble?”
  • Homemade cinnamon toast crunch. (Half-Baked Harvest)
  • And ranch dressing on a pizza! I’m curious (Bon Appetite)
  • Prepare for the Roaring Twenties. The human desire to socialize will survive the pandemic. (The Atlantic)
  • Ways to find JOY (NYT)
  • DES LINDEN: “RUNNING REWARDS CONSISTENCY AND RESILIENCE” (Olympic Channel)
  • Miami – not sure how I feel about this (BuzzFeed)
  • Some good tips for the joy of interior designing using Google Slides (EHD)
  • Why some people are choosing country life over the city (The Globe And Mail)
  • A new dress for when we can go out again (Design Boom)
  • A Social Prescription: Why Human Connection Is Crucial To Our Health (NPR)
  • The Compost by My Couch: How (and Why) I Started an Odorless Bin at Home (NYT)
  • If you’re done with making masks and need something for your gardening: Waist-Only Garden Apron Pattern (The House That Lars Built)
  • And what’s doing something these days without a YouTube video for inspiration: 27 Gardening Hacks
  • Here’s A Journal Prompt For Every Emotion You Might Be Feeling Right Now (The Good Trade)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.


  • The 4-Second Workout (NYT)
  • Bono writes fan mail and one of the songs happens to be on my list of top-5 songs ever. Any guesses which one?
  • Now I want an air fryer (A Beautiful Mess)
  • This fun hack kept David amused for a solid 5 minutes (Bored Panda)
  • Nightmares. Tantrums. Regressions. Grief. Violent outbursts. Exaggerated fear of strangers. Even suicidal thoughts. In response to a call on social media, parents across the country shared with NPR that the mental health of their young children appears to be suffering as the weeks of lockdown drag on.
  • And, It’s Not Children’s Education We Should Worry About, It’s Their Mental Health (Forbes via Erin)
  • Practical “Dadvice” for everyday tasks (YouTube)
  • And, IKEA’s quarantine campaign illustrates six ways to make furniture forts (Design Boom)
  • Why I don’t feel safe wearing a face mask. I’m a Black man living in this world. I want to stay alive, but I also want to stay alive. (Boston Globe)
  • Women’s determination to be seen, to be heard, to matter, is greeted with puzzlement, exasperation, and anger. (Bitch Media)
  • Mrs. America Season 1 Trailer

Until we meet again, xo

(image via Amanda: On Saturday, May 23, Fogo Island and Change Islands residents are invited to celebrate our annual Quilt Day! It’s time to air out all those gorgeous quilts after a long winter of cozying up in them and “decorate” our islands with a cacophony of colours and patterns. #fogoislandquiltday)

meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s the Victoria Day long weekend online finds: Cozy up, dig in and if you plan to party, please behave.


  • How lovely would one of these be for your outdoor decorating (Freckled Sage)
  • A guide to white privilege (Courtney AHN Design)
  • Why White Parents Need to Do More Than Talk to Their Kids About Racism (Time)
  • How Coronavirus Will Change the Way We Build Homes (Apartment Therapy)
  • For all of us with a void in our life now that Schitt’s Creek is over (BuzzFeed via Sophie)
  • Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes (Kitchn)
  • And my favourite hand cream (Weleda)
  • Did anyone get a Peleton? Here’s a positive review (The Runner Beans) but I’d rather get one of these
  • Putting this here for my future self because I’m nerdy and I love Google Sheets (Fast Company)
  • Nearly Half of Men Say They Do Most of the Home Schooling. 3 Percent of Women Agree. (NYT)
  • Joshua Jackson is married and has a baby. This is how I took the news:

  • If you were wondering, yes her kitchen looks just like the ones in her movies (Curbed)
  • Not cool. Women, when your rise to the top, do NOT do so by pushing other women down! But, I still stand by her stew. Plus, her apology was sincere.
  • No excuses: Free downloadable postcards to send love in difficult times. However, I strongly encourage you to stock up from your favourite store or vending machine!

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.


  • If you’ve reached the boardgame phase of quarantine, here’s a good list. David just got Exploding Kittens and it’s pretty good. (Under The Sycamore).
  • Missing from the list, my favourites: Pit, Sequence and Scotland Yard
  • Learning to float when swimming is too hard ‘There are times when swimming is too hard because the waters are rough and the shore is far away; in these times it is not a failure to float, because floating is survival.’ (Women’s Agenda – via Kristin)
  • The “Mile an Hour” Marathon = I WANT TO DO THIS. I also love where he lives (Kottke)
  • Yes, Your Tired Mind Is Slowing You Down *it also may explain why so many of us have back pain these days* (Outside – via Lee)
  • Repeated Louder By a Man (McSweeney’s)
  • And… Women academics seem to be submitting fewer papers during coronavirus. Men are submitting up to 50 percent more than they usually would (The Lily)
  • Loving this idea: Connect With Others via Some Light Bartering (LifeHacker)
  • And Tips for Freezing Produce to Avoid Food Waste (Simple Bites)
  • BEAUTIFUL: DIY Tissue Paper Tie Dyeing (Honestly WTF)
  • Ikea has made a meatball recipe for you (twitter). Best response: I got to the end of the recipe and there were still three screws left over.
  • Why teens may never be the same after the pandemic (CNN)
  • This is devastating (NYT)
  • If you are not falling down occasionally, you are just coasting… and 67 more bits of unsolicited advice (KK)
  • Finally, some good news: Timothée Chalamet Is Finally Singlée Again (Vulture)
  • Friday night pizza night! Simple Sourdough Pizza: A Step-by-Step Guide and A Yeast-Free Hack for Homemade Pizza Dough
  • And no judgement but David only likes homemade pizza dough made with this. A few years ago, I bought a bunch of packets that got lost in the back of the baking cupboard. During this unfortunate time, we’re making our way through all of the expired packets and living our best life.
  • This is a beautiful quarantine photography project (Jamie Beck)
  • I still miss setting the table for others. I miss the feeling of anticipation right before people arrive for a meal (and relief right after they leave). I miss that inexplicable moment at the dinner table when any awkwardness washes away and a bunch of individuals, some of whom might have been strangers, becomes a unified group. I miss conversation so vibrant that no one is tempted to pull out a phone. I even miss the inevitable moment when things get so silly and lively that I spill something or fall off my seat. – Samin Nosrat
  • If you feel like you need a good distraction, dive in. No need to actually make any of this but I strongly recommend the stew.
  • What to Ask Instead of ‘How Are You?’ During a Pandemic – Everyone’s doing badly. We need better questions to ask. (The Atlantic)
  • Say hello to the sun. UNIQLO and Marimekko are pleased to announce a new collaboration.
  • And if you haven’t already, sneak away from everyone you’re living with and binge Never Have I Ever. (Daily Hive)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.


  • While not all of the victims in this mass shooting were women, all of the victims were victims of misogynist violence. We want to make it clear that misogyny — the hatred of women — affects all of us. Male violence: “A pandemic in its own right” (Halifax Examiner)
  • I have never tried mango pie but sure want to now! (girl vs dough)
  • If you don’t think this is smart design then you’re lying to yourself (Umbra)
  • The jig is up Earthworms aren’t the soil heroes you imagine (Gazette)
  • Humans of New York are always a good reminder of what other’s are going through
  • I Tried the Peanut Butter Bread That Reddit Is Obsessed With (and It’s Worth the Hype)(Kitchn)

And what about that pandemic:

  • 14 Ways The Coronavirus Pandemic May Change How We Travel In The Future *for me, it will be not travelling with anyone I currently live with, haha* (BuzzFeed)
  • EMAILS FROM MY CHILDREN’S SCHOOL BEFORE 8:00 AM DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS (McSweeney’s)
  • Why is no one talking about how unsustainable this is for working parents? As this “temporary” situation threatens to drag on for months and parents are losing steam, I’m wondering why the government hasn’t come up with a plan. (Today’s Parent – via Amanda)
  • And this. I’d love to give up but I worry about the set-back. I see it every summer and adding three more months seems very troublesome. I may lose my mind oh wait, I already have. I may curl up in a ball and cry daily – oh wait, I already do. But I am not going to allow him to sit back and watch crap YouTube all day. A morning of Fight and Learn then YouTube is how we will manage.
  • No, I did not come up with Fight and Learn, but could there be a better alternative name for homeschooling:

Until we meet again, xo

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