Juneteenth, Father's Day and Solstice, and Mo's birthday! We've got lots to celebrate this weekend and are so happy that we can finally do so with friends and family.
We've also rounded up a few more children's books to celebrate and learn more about Juneteenth.
Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper
All Different Now by Angela Johnston
Juneteenth: A Children's Story by Opal Lee
Juneteenth Jamboree by Carole Boston Weatherford
Juneteenth by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
It's been so nice to get together and go out with friends and family again. And as much as I love a good pair of sweats, it's also been really nice to have an excuse to dress up again. I've been enjoying wearing breezy dresses with summer around the corner and have been eyeing this amazing patchwork dress for a while. I missed their collaboration with Madewell which sold out in a second!
The dresses are crafted using recycled materials and were inspired by the women of Namibia’s Herero tribe, who wore similar dresses after surviving the colonial wars with the German Empire. The women adopted the patchwork dresses worn by their European oppressors as “a sign of unbelievable resilience and perseverance". I love the story behind the dresses as well as the unique upcycling technique used to make them.
It's Father's Day this weekend and we're treating our Papa (Ben, don't read!!) to some new shorts for his morning jogs with the baby, an acupuncture session for all his aches and pains from sitting at a desk + wrangling children all day (and getting older! 😝) , and a New York State Park Pass for our summer adventures!
Also make sure to check out our special Father's Day feature on our blog. We interviewed two of my favorite humans, Charles and Jay, about their journey to parenthood and what Pride means to their family.