Friday Faves (6.8.18)

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This weekend, my husband and a bunch of friends are going to Avila Beach for a guys’ weekend. Not to be outdone, my girlfriends and I are going to have a good old-fashioned sleepover WITH ALL NINE of our kids. What we lose in sleep, we’ll make up for in memories. Wish us luck!

Here’s what caught my eye this week: 

Kate Spade

Mental illness does not discriminate, and Kate Spade’s suicide reminds us of that. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-272-8255, and here are tips for helping someone else.

Bathing Suit Shopping

Everywhere I turn, someone is talking about Summersalt swimwear, so I ordered some suits and am anxiously awaiting the delivery. 

Greek Burger Recipe

I’ve been using the grill nonstop lately to prepare easy, healthy dinners (because my husband is the one who actually does the grilling!). This recipe for Greek-style lamb burgers is a definite repeat.

Pasta Salad Recipe

This is one of those recipes that I used to make all the time and then sort of forgot about. It’s the perfect accompaniment to the burgers.

In case you missed it, here are the week’s posts from San Francisco Moms Blog and Mid-Peninsula Moms Blog. 

Your Attainable Summer Checklist for Family Fun on the Peninsula

Andrea shares her ideas for what to do at home and nearby with the kids this summer, including farmers’ markets and summer concert series!

"Last Day of School" Printable Signs

Local mom and stationery designer, Sarah Tarantino, created easy-to-print signs to help you commemorate your children’s last day of school – from preschool or senior year. Plus, free personalized options on her website.

10 Summer Safety Tips

From stings and bites to pool safety, Meredith runs down important reminders including a genius tip for an ID notecard.

The Four Words That Changed My Cell Phone Habit

Lorrie owns up to her cell phone habit and outlines what she’s doing about it. 

Summer Is Coming and So Are Your House Guests!

Erika shares three easy ways to make your house guests feel welcome while lowering your stress. 

Snip-its Kids Salon Opens Sunday in West San Jose

Find out all the details about this Sunday’s grand opening!

Tips for Visiting San Francisco with Kids

Did you know we have readers from all over the country (and world!). I share my tips for visiting San Francisco with kids. What do you tell visitors when they come to town? 

Hey, Electric Scooter Riders, We Need to Talk

Jeanne’s all for electric scooters, but none too pleased with the inconsiderate and unsafe behavior of some riders. Her three wishes of scooter riders: 

Cheers to the Sweatpants Dad (and What to Get Him for Father's Day)

The yoga pants-wearing mom has a counterpart: Sweatpants Dad. This is a guy who probably never would have been caught dead in sweatpants in public before kids. We found six cool new pairs to get him for Father’s Day.

PJ Masks Live Recap

Amy took her kids to see the PJ Masks LIVE! Time to Be a Hero Show over in Oakland and tells us all about it. 

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