Maddie here! I wish I had interesting things to share with you in Meg’s absence today, but the reality is that it’s post relaunch and wedding season is over for me, so the really exciting things in my life right now are mostly about having cleaned my car and given my dog a bath, because they both smelled like a foot. Hurrah for normalcy! Next stop: laundry, or as I like to call it How To Get The Things From The Dryer To The Dresser Without A Pit Stop On The Floor For A Month.
And now, it’s your Friday open thread, hop on it.
Highlights of APW This Week
The Infertile Embryologist returned to share the story of her miscarriage, and, to quote the top comment, “the combination of giddiness, loss, and sass so poignantly encapsulated is incredible.”
Need a last minute table decoration idea for Thanksgiving? Our super easy vellum candle centerpiece might do the trick.
For anyone who’s been seriously let down by a parent…again. This post is for you.
Kelley & Matt’s wedding proves that a school cafeteria pizza party can be super stylish (and also that bedazzled shoes go with everything.) And in case you missed it, check out how you can copy their rad vinyl wall quotes in our newest feature: See It, Do It.
We know everyone already saw this on Facebook, but I’d like to shout that TODDLER AND PUPPY NAPS ARE EVERYTHING..
Making the viral rounds is the kickass new GoldieBlox commercial, which I am totally buying for my four-year-old niece for Christmas.
This body-positive burlesque tap dance is FIERCE. And do my eyes deceive me or are those combo tap AND pointe shoes?
From David’s favorite author Zadie Smith, Man vs. Corpse. Combine his love of Smith with his love of Hedwig and I don’t know what you get.
You don’t even need the audio for this new Google ad to make you cry. (No seriously, you will cry.)
Six women in this new documentary say no to the idea that style is meant only for the young.
This study on the “mean girl effect” is a bummer (and hello flashbacks), but really interesting.
Can we get three cheers for making baby showers co-ed? And speaking of children, I really enjoyed this article in the Times on how to raise successful children, particularly the bit about what it means to be an “authoritative” parent (hint: not what I would have expected.)
Jezebel thinks that selfies are a cry for help. I think they are the only way I know if my last haircut looked good, three months after the fact.
Interesting, and timely with Brides in Pants: The Lesbian Bride’s Handbook.
This is our new favorite Tumblr.
Thumbnail image by Gabriel Harber