There are less than 30 days left until summer is over, so make sure to take advantage of every second of these beautiful, long sunny days. We spend our weekends dining al fresco every chance we get. This is one of our favorite dates.  Habana Outpost, on Fulton Avenue in Brooklyn is always a fun time. If you haven’t been, swing by for tacos and margaritas underneath their rainbow umbrellas and brightly colored benches. Their chicken fingers never disappoint for the kiddos and the live DJ keeps the mood fresh and fun.

When styled correctly, tulle can be so romantic and chic. Perfect for this beautiful day on Chicago’s southside, this tulle skirt by Pink Blush is definitely a new summer staple for me. It’s versatile enough to be styled with pumps and sneakers. It’s also strong enough to hold it’s shape and give just the right amount of playfulness for this windy city 🙂 I’ll definitely be returning to this trendy online boutique to check out the other colors. It also comes in black and pink!

There are a few wildcard months in New York where I’m clueless about how to dress….mostly during the transitional months. April and May are a toss up. Summer could creep in early, or winter could hang on. We never know. September and October could have us still rocking bare thighs or bundled in fur hoods. 

It’s currently April and we’re dealing with the last bits of winter, while remaining optimistic about spring.  What was snow for the past 3 months has turned to rain, but every once in a while the clouds part and we get a sunny day. 

“It is critical right now that kids see reflections of themselves throughout their school experience. In the leaders, in the teachers, in the classrooms, in the curriculum, in the books. Not in a tokenized way, but in a real way that makes them feel included and valued and like they belong. I also think it is helpful to allow students to see windows into other worlds, communities and ways of life. It’s a balancing act of making sure that you give them enough to affirm themselves, but a window to what the rest of the world is like. Isn’t that what we’re supposed to be educating them for anyway?”

—Nancy Hanks, Chief of Schools, Madison, Wisconsin

These books have been on our bookshelf since day one. Whether you’re a mom-to-be or are looking for the perfect gifts for your favorite mom friends. This list won’t disappoint! Diversity matters, and these have been some of our favorites since my daughter was just a baby. Check out the Amazon list at the end for links to buy these and more of our favorites!

Love,
The Lawrences