This Atlantic piece is crazy fascinating, about what women in a bunch of different countries bring to the hospital to give birth.
The type of story that makes me think we should just move to the countryside: Philly Doctors Are Now Prescribing Park Visits To City Kids. (Via Philly.com.)
Fun event to keep on your radar: To celebrate their first birthday, the wonderful Tildie’s Toy Box in South Philly is hosting Crazy Aaron — the inventor and founder of Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty (puttyworld.com) — in the shop on Sunday, July 16th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (The putty, which is made in Narberth by adults with disabilities, is popular around the world!) It’s FREE, and sounds like a good time!
Speaking of fun events: This weekend is Thomas the Train weekend at Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railroad! Your Thomas lovers will ADORE it.
Freaky news out my alma mater: Evidently, research is showing that banned flame retardants are still passing through the umbilical cord from mother to baby. Sigh.
More cheerful news: Quartz reports that having kids lowers women’s self-esteem for three years. (This doesn’t feel true. Does it??? Though to be fair, there are a LOT of caveats in this piece, so …)
Liked this NYT piece about the mom who bonds with her kids over roller coasters.
Despicable Me 3 is at The Prince Theater until Thursday — and if y’all use the promo code DM3PRINCE, then you’ll get $2 off adult tickets!
From Fast Company: The best Amazon Prime Day deals. (Including $50 savings on Amazon Echo.) Oh, and here’s some more great buys, via The Strategist.
This Al Franken/David Letterman collab seems worth the watch, no?
Target is debuting an “all-gender product line” for kids. (Via Fast Company.) Looks cute.