Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 275: When to Press in Parenting.
*Image via World Architectural Design.
My Latest Snag: SuperGoop Glowscreen Restock.
I am at this point a die-hard devotee of Supergoop’s Glowscreen. I love the way it INVISIBLY evens out and amps up the glow of my skin (while offering sun protection). Earlier this month, I also tested It Cosmetics’ illuminating, SPF-packed, serum-infused cream, and I thought it was pretty solid (blends nicely, matched my skin tone well), but a much more full-coverage product than I had anticipated. Glowscreen feels like nothing on the skin; you notice the It Cosmetics. Sometimes I blend the two if I want a bit more coverage, especially in the evenings. Anyhow, I just bought a fresh tube of Glowscreen! Cannot recommend enough.
You’re Soooo Popular: Early Summer Finds.
The most popular items on Magpie this week:
RHUBARB AND ROSE SCENTED LIQUID HAND SOAP…MY FAVORITE SCENTED SOAP EVER
SET OF SIX HANDWOVEN RATTAN COASTERS — I USE THESE ON OUR COVERED PORCH!
RETRO-STYLE SHORT SLEEVE RACQUET CLUB GRAPHIC T-SHIRT
DOUBLE-SIDED PICNIC BLANKET WITH CARRYING STRAP
LONGLINE LIGHTWEIGHT BLACK BUTTON-UP…SUCH A CHIC BEACH COVER UP
STUNNING IRIDESCENT OYSTER-SHAPED ACRYLIC CLUTCH WITH DETACHABLE PEARL STRAP
DAINTY FOUR-LEAF CLOVER NECKLACE WITH GOLD HARDWARE…THIS UNDERSTATED PIECE IS GREAT FOR LAYERING
TWO-PIECE SWIMSUIT WITH HIGH RISE BOTTOMS AND ASYMMETRIC RUFFLE AT BUST IN BLACK
HIGH-WAISTED WIDE-LEG GREEN TROUSERS WITH A WHITE FLORAL PRINT
FRENCH FRAGRANT CERAMIC MEDALLION — ADD TO ANY DRAWER, CLOSET, ROOM FOR A SUBTLE LAVENDER AND CEDARWOOD SCENT (PLUS NATURAL MOTH REPELLENT)
SMOCKED NAVY MIDI DRESS WITH PUFF SLEEVES AND A THIGH-HIGH SLIT — PERSONALLY OWN AND LOVE THIS
CHIC HIGH-RISE BEIGE FLARED LINEN PANTS WITH PATCH POCKETS
SQUARE NECKLINE SLEEVELESS MIDI DRESS WITH TASTEFUL PLEATING FOR WAISTLINE DEFINITION — A GORGEOUS SUMMER STAPLE YOU CAN EASILY DRESS UP OR DOWN
LONG SLEEVE BREATHABLE CAFTAN WITH HANDBLOCKED PINEAPPLE PRINT — THIS BEACHSIDE HEAD-TURNER HAPPENS TO BE ON SALE TOO
WHITE COTTON-POPLIN BUTTON-FRONT SHIRT WITH STATEMENT FEATHERED CUFFS — SOLD OUT THE FIRST TIME RELEASED!
HIGH-RISE MEDIUM WASH JEANS WITH DRAMATIC WIDE LEG SILHOUETTE FROM GOOD AMERICAN
Weekend Musings: When to Press and When to Not.
One parenting quandary that appears to have long legs is when to press and when to not, especially on matters of manners and mood. That is – I remind my children about fourteen thousand times a day to say “please,” “thank you,” “may I…?” and sometimes I find myself at a point of desperation wanting to just let things slide. (Will it really matter if I don’t get a please out of them at 6:49 p.m. as I fetch one final cup of milk before bedtime?). On the mood front: my daughter is strong-willed, and will sometimes hurl herself into a funk over minuscule perceived injustices: “he got a little more frosting on his” or “but I wanted the blue cup!” I am consistently at a loss during these moments, especially when they are accompanied by wailing and whining. I have tried calmly explaining the situation. I have tried ignoring the comment. I have tried distraction. I have tried a firm correction. Each attempt seems only to fuel her frustration. The only tactic that has appeared to work is crouching by her side and hugging her through it, once she is willing to accept the embrace. But then what am I saying? Unconditional love, yes, but am I also condoning the outbursts? Am I somehow taking an easy way out by not aiming to sit there and work through the perceived unfairness in front of her? (Should I be reminding her that the color of a cup does not matter rather than hugging her to my chest?). I don’t know the answers to any of this, and so I can only lean on what feels natural and efficacious at this time.
As you might gather, we are in the midst of some very long days of parenting right now — we are without childcare for the week and have been juggling the children, our careers, and house guests. I think we are all boiling up and over a bit more frequently than usual, and I find myself particularly uncertain about how and when to press versus not.
How do you draw the lines?
+My friend Grace just launched a fun paper/stationery collaboration with Joy Creative Shop. I am currently sitting with this malachite-trim notepad on my desk next to me, and how great are these simple cards? Love the playful squiggle along the bottom.
+Chic divided hyacinth bins — great for bathroom shelving, pantry, etc.
+Speaking of Longchamp, way back in my college years, I bought this expandable duffel and it is just brilliant for travel. I inevitably end up needing to expand with my new purchases!
+Love this lip glow balm for summer — it glides on and just adds the tiniest hint of color.
+Up to 35% off Serena + Lily’s outdoor and beach finds — tempted by these beach chairs!
+Chic, classic tennis dress.
+If you are prone to frizzy hair in the summer, I have heard great things about this product.
+Fun, LOUD shorts.
+People go wild for the On Cloudnova sneaks, and I have to say I like the colors of this pair.
+$10 statement earrings in a rainbow of colors.
+Fun wall mirror – imagine in a teen’s room.
+This stack of dramatic bangles would be a fun addition to my jewelry box.
+Saucy tiered cutout dress at a great price.
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