Friends, I had a bunch of editorial planned this week but it was difficult for me to think beyond Charlottesville (and what that event means bigger picture). If you haven't had a chance to check out this live broadcast (and accompanying resources) yet, I hope you will. Meanwhile, here are 27 events to consider this weekend. 1. The Discovery Museums host their monthly Especially for Me! Free Evening for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum (Acton)2.
I originally was planning on talking about low-stress back-to-school prep for this weekâ€™s live broadcast, but that wasnâ€™t sitting well with me in the face of Charlottesville. Here are 8 things that are top of mind for me in terms of what we need to do next both individually and for our communities. Links to articles and resources I mentioned are below the video. Thank you for taking the time to think about --and act on -- the tough stuff.
Happy Sunday everyone, I hope you're having a great weekend! If you're looking for something to do this week, check out this curated roundup via the Weekly Blueprint! Also, join me tomorrow at 12:30pm ET on the Boston Mamas Facebook page for a live broadcast on less-stress back-to-school prep!
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