August is notoriously slow in blog-land, unless you’re the kind of blogger that writes heavily about back to school and tutorials on crafty gifts for teachers, etc etc. People are doing all sorts of end of summer things, like last minute trips and ramping up for the first day of school. I think I’m going to join them.
I’ve got a couple work projects so I can’t shut things down entirely (the pros and cons of being a freelancer), but I’m going to get ready for back to school and probably clean something and maybe do a day trip with the girls or plan a couple of one-on-one dates with them before we get back to the grind. I’m also (this is suddenly starting to not sound relaxing) signing up for a couple of online tutorials (I bought a DSLR recently, and I’d like to learn how to actually use it), and maybe I’ll tackle a project or two that I’ve been putting off.
Case in point, I have at least four frames in my house that are brightly displaying stock photos of families that do not belong to me. Anyway, while a lot of you are doing that end of summer thing, I’ll do the same. In the meantime, here are some links if you’re looking for a midday work break or something like that.
– I write for Adweek’s daily blog, if you’re into branding, marketing, + advertising.
– Scratch or Sniff has had some great reads lately:
>>> Dear Pool Mom: Nuts and Cupcakes Are Not a Right
>>> 1 in 3 Kids With Food Allergies Are Bullied
>>> Crazy Allergy Mom
>>> Eating Out and Claiming Food Allergies? We’re Not All Liars.
>>> A Response to Carina Hoskisson
>>> The Four Friends Every Allergy Parent Should Have
– And some favorites right here on Semiproper:
>>> This is How I Feel, Volume 48
>>> How to Help a New Mom
>>> How to Potty Train Your Child Before Age 2
>>> Bright Lights and Brothels
>>> Surviving the Third Baby
>>> Wax Off, Little Kiddies
>>> Girl vs. Suburban Bathroom
>>> 7 Game Changers for Parents
>>> When the Mean Girl is You
>>> Minnie’s Birth Story
>>> How Bloggers Make Money
>>> Egg for Dinner
>>> Text Wars, Part 4
>>> PSA: It Might Just Be Cranky Resting Face
>>> This is How I Feel, Volume 52
>>> At Dawn We Ride
>>> Use it Up, Anne with an E
>>> The Hazards of Earbuds
I’m also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. And if you want to come over my house every morning and shake me vigorously at 5am so I can get up and start my day, I’d totally be into that, too.
Cool. [sunglasses emoji]