Quick Takes: Hamilton, Links, and Pics

1. Hamilton

Have you watched Hamilton on Disney+ yet?  If you haven't, stop reading right now and go watch it.  Seriously.  I'm a big fan of musicals and I can honestly say that I've never seen anything quite like it. I’ve been listening to the soundtrack on repeat and plotting a way to get my family to watch it with me again (and again and again).

2. Zucchini

I'm back to talk about zucchini.  Thank you Jen for the cake suggestion - you got me thinking more about sweets and now I'm all about sticking zucchini in all the baked goods.  A friend of mine suggested zucchini cobbler (apparently it tastes like apple cobbler?) and I cannot wait to make it.

3. Summer Activities

Guys, what are you doing with your kids this summer?  Like I've said before, we basically have two modes - home mode and beach mode.  However, home mode is quickly growing old real fast.  When we're cooped up to much the kids tend to bicker a lot and I tend to lose my patience a lot. I’m working on the latter but I know having a better list of solid at-home activities would help. Maybe I do just need to structure our days more. Who knows?! Suggestions are VERY welcome.

4 - 6. Click Here - Links!

This Rolling Stone article about working moms and the setbacks they face in the workplace with the mess coronavirus has made of work-life balance is on point.  I worked from home before the pandemic but I can absolutely attest that is has gotten harder to balance everything and I know when fall rolls around and I'm trying to work and homeschool it's going to get even messier.

As a person who doesn't particularly love taking showers (I do it, obviously, but I don't love it) or baths, this article spoke to me.  I try to get a 2-3 mile run in about 4-5 days a week so I do shower a lot but this article has me rethinking my shower rituals.

This article about getting kids to play independently is gold. I feel like, generally, my kids are pretty good at figuring out how to spend their free time. However, we’ve never really had this much free time at home so I do find myself reminding them more than I ever have before that I am not their cruise director (see quick take no. 3).

7. Photo Dump

Again, linking up with Kate!


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