We continue to be insanely busy behind the scenes here, and we continue to be overwhelmingly grateful for that. In this month that we’re focusing on balance, I think the whole APW staff is working on balancing a tidal wave of work with summer and our families. Maddie and I did get to take a serious time out on Wednesday though, to take headshots with Sarah Deragon of Portraits To The People (totally gratuitous outtake above, because WE’RE ALLOWED. I think.). She’s such a pro, you guys, that she made taking headshots… relaxing? If you’re in the Bay Area and need a professional headshot (regardless of what the New York Times says, if you’re a business owner, please don’t use a selfie) she is for real your girl. During the shoot, she was telling us how she’d taken online dating photos for a guy, and six months later he was engaged. I joked that was pretty much the best endorsement ever, and then she told us he told her they were off to APW to start planning (awwww).
Happy weekend. Let’s pour a beer and finish up the World Cup! Till then, your open thread.
Highlights of APW This Week
Saying yes, in parenting and in life.
Everything you need to know about navigating wedding contracts.
Non-cheesy boleros for your wedding day cover-up needs.
A feminist homemaker. Full stop. Our favorite comment of the week came from this thread, from Lady Brett.
I think for a long time I was confused about cause and effect with regard to choice feminism: no, being able to choose doesn’t automatically make it a feminist choice, but it is often a damn success of feminism that I have the opportunity to make a choice at all. I think sometimes we get mixed up about whether we are celebrating past progress or contributing to current progress.
Probably our funniest open thread to date: wedding nightmares. Try to read it without snarfing your drink, I dare you.
Finally! Photos for the mitten state!
Lessons learned while bridesmaiding.
Planning a New England church wedding. White hot Adele style hot. With budgeting stuff too.
The most hilarious photographer we know with free travel all over the US.
Geek chic in to steps or less. Plus, we’re giving our floppy disk heart away! Go get it.
How do you handle parents who want to invite their friends to your wedding?
Apparently Maddie and I are uppity girls who don’t know our place, getting professional headshots. The New York Times most recent article in pure, mean-spirited sexism explains.
Lily Allen is opening up for Miley Cyrus in August. Someone needs to go and report back to Maddie.
I love my dog, but I am not his mother.
Coffee and Crumbs is a new blog about motherhood, created for the storytelling side of parenting.
JeongMee Yoon’s new photo series “Pink and Blue Project” examines gendered color coding.
If real men posed for underwear ads.
How did Amy Poehler and Tina Fey meet? The envy inducing story of their friendship.
That’s the funny thing about being poor. Everyone has an opinion on it, and everyone feels entitled to share.
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