What are you up to this weekend? My sister and niece are visiting! We plan to get chocolate croissants and visit our favorite playgrounds. Hope you have a great weekend – take care – and here are some links from around the web…

The new movie Bros looks good. “Simply put, why has it taken so long for a film like this to exist?” writes David Sims in Atlantic Ocean.

LOVE the color of this sweater.

The internet’s favorite Chocolate chip cookies.

Forget roommates, what about grandmothers? More young adults are moving in with their grandparents. (NYTimes gift link)

Wow, a new generation of shepherds with their sheep. (Atlantic)

My current one favorite beauty product.

21 smart travel tipsincluding “don’t leave the fridge completely bare before you leave” and “it’s okay to do nothing.”

The Secret Society of Cool Moms. “I’ve met a lot of cool girls over the years, but there’s one that sticks in my memory like a shovel in mud.”

NOW IT IS wallpaper!

Made me laugh.

How do I have more fun as a mom? “Having fun as a parent to me is less about pursuing fun experiences (often backfiring anyway, as a kid will burn it all down at Disney World because they wish they had a different type of ice cream) but about to dial down the things that put me in a bad mood. Like packed lunches. When I’m in a good mood, all stupid bullshit is fun. That’s part of being a good guy.”

In addition, two reader comments:

Annie continues what has surprised me about preteens: “My 10-year-old and I often go out for bagels on the weekends. We both have our books and sit and read and eat in companionable silence. Sometimes he reaches out and holds my hand. It’s … the greatest thing ever.”

Kat continues 10 readers share their happy moments: “I bought my father Storyworth as a gift and oh man the old man brings it. I asked who he dated before he got married and he proceeded to tell the story of his ‘sexual awakening’. I first read it on the bus where I’m pretty sure my jaw was hanging open in shock and probably horror, but when I got home I re-read it – the nervous school dances with girls, the lost connections and the first kisses , story of being in college in the 1960s when a girl casually opened her bed for him—and well, I laughed and smiled and felt so good. First, that we are all human and that these awkward stories make us and also delight us as we grow older. And secondly, damn it, Dad! Those stories could be lost and forgotten as he gets older and no one thinks to ask, ‘hey, dad, tell me about some hot dates you went on.’ So I’m happy to see a fuller, more complex version of this person I love, even if it’s hilariously awkward that he would share these stories with his daughter and family!”

(Photo of Isle of Skye in Scotland by Ruth Black/Stocksy.)

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