I don’t know about you, but when I stumble across something I love, my immediate response is to SHARE it with someone else! Whether it’s a great book I can’t wait for a friend to read, or a delicious new ice cream flavor I’m eager for my husband to taste—every good thing is better when enjoyed with somebody else. This month’s links are all articles that I loved, and I am so excited to share them now with you!

Links I Love August

1. 7 Reasons Why It’s SO Worth It to Travel Abroad with the Kids // Design Mom

“Experiencing firsthand that there are vastly different ways for communities and cities to function really helps you appreciate what’s best about your own country and community, and to see clearly how it might be better. If kids grow up with a clear vision of the strengths and weaknesses of their community, they are in a much better position to actually improve the weaknesses.”

2. Scientists have figured out the ultimate United States road trip. Here it is. // TrekTheHorizon

“The rules were simple: All 48 contiguous states must be visited, stops are only allowed at National sites (parks, monuments etc.) and the entire car trip must stay within the confines of the U.S. borders. ‘The result was an epic itinerary with a mix of inner city exploration, must-see historical sites, and beautiful natural landscapes. All that was left was to figure out the path that would minimize our time spent driving and maximize our time spent enjoying the landmarks.'”

United States Road Trip

3. 25 books to read when you feel like the world is falling apart // Modern Mrs. Darcy

“Some of these works are precise depictions of realities as it stands; some are aimed for the heart. Some are calls to action. Some are hopeful, inspiring, redemptive—highlighting the glimmers of good in desperate, devastating situations. Each title brings something different to the table, but they’re all good choices for your stack when you feel like it’s all coming apart.”

4. Above All, Trust in the Slow Work of God // Emily P. Freeman (Guest Post by Shawn Smucker)

“While I continue to wait for this thing that may or may not happen, what’s happening in me has nothing to do with the end result. There is ‘a new spirit gradually forming within’ me, especially if I can believe that I am not wandering this dark house alone.”

5. 10 Insights of Remarkable Parents from a Family Therapist // Parent Co.

“We often get the impression from the world around us that the goal of parenting is to produce a compliant, well-behaved child. While these are certainly desirable qualities for most parents, they are not core qualities that contribute to a happy and healthy human.”

Stylized Mother and Daughter

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