This week, I’ve been up nights thinking about our daughters. I have a lot to say about the abortion bans in Alabama and Georgia, but I’m going to save that for a separate post tomorrow. Today, I’m just going to say that I’ve started to wonder about what my girls will learn in school. When I studied U.S. history, it always appeared to be in a state of progression. Mazzy and Harlow are still learning about our country that way. Harlow is learning about the civil rights movement and Mazzy is learning about abolitionists. I’m wondering at what point they start learning about the current state we are living in and what that means for everything that came before it. They know that racism still exists and women are still fighting for their rights, but they have no idea we are moving backwards. Breaks my heart.

I haven’t sent a newsletter in a few weeks so there’s a lot to catch up on. In personal news, I have an unsatisfying update to the Home Polish situation. I’m trying to figure out my next course of action and how best to address it on the blog, but believe me— I take no pleasure in writing any of this.

I did take pleasure in writing about my fun filled Mother’s Day weekend, which involved giving Mike the day before Mother’s Day off. I know that wouldn’t be everybody’s choice, but sometimes I like to make impractical and ridiculous decisions and need the freedom to do that on my own.

What else happened?

I wrote about Meghan Markle and Amy Schumer’s new babies and what their personal photos mean to how modern motherhood is presented in general. My friend Lindsey shared her excitement about maternity leave ending and being able to return to her life to some degree of normalcy. I continued the local family travel guide series with Providence and Denver. I talked about how healthy lunch programs can impact your kids at school. I praised Mazzy for persisting on a very tough course in a biking park. Oh my god, it was hard to watch, so I’m going give myself a pat on the back as well, for being able to sit back and watch her struggle. You can also read the stories of 17 moms sharing the real moments they felt initiated into the Motherhood Club. Hint: There was lots of vomit involved.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend watching Eva’s Stories. It imagines what it would be like if a Jewish girl had Instagram during the Holocaust.

On a lighter note, you can also watch a video about me vacuuming and enter to win a Dustbuster from Black & Decker. We do run the gamut here on Mommy Shorts!

I think that’s it. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. It’s beautiful weather here in NYC, even if reading the news makes you feel like the world is falling apart.