Friday Five

This week my family took off for the beach and enjoyed early morning walks on the shore--riding the waves all afternoon and late evening barbecues on the back deck (with a few tantrums thrown in the mix). With Labor Day fast approaching, we're soaking up every last minute of summer while also looking forward to the routine and fresh start that comes with those sunny September days. And with that in mind . . .

I'm bookmarking easy dinner recipes and thinking about giving Blue Apron a try

A beauty cabinet overhaul is always welcome and skincare from Tata Harper is the perfect all natural indulgence, no matter the time of year.

But fall fashion is my absolute favorite so I've been spending loads of time shopping on Spring's gorgeous new app.

This tote is at the top of my list (the perfect daytime cary-all, whether there are diapers inside or not!).

And we cannot be the only ones geeking out about the news of Lucky's Eva Chen being pregnant. Get ready for some major Bump Envy.

Happy Weekend!

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But raising a mentally strong kid requires parents to avoid the common yet unhealthy parenting practices that rob kids of mental strength. In my book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, I identify 13 things to avoid if you want to raise a mentally strong kid equipped to tackle life's toughest challenges:

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