Why every father should bring his toddler out for a mini adventure.
I once took my then 4 year old to New Hampshire alone for 36 hours. Felt like a badass. Then I read about this guy and realized I’m no hero. Medium
Don’t Post About Me on Social Media, Children Say
Remember how easy it was for our parents to embarrass us? In the pre-internet dark ages, without the entire world at their fingertips? Recall that before you blast your kids all over the web. Well at The New York Times
The Wildest Rumpus: Maurice Sendak and the Art of Death
You take the things that terrify you, and turn them into something beautiful. Related fun fact, I’ve never read Where the Wild Things Are without choking up. “And the walls became the world all around.” SINGLE TEAR. The Atlantic
Why Six Hours Of Sleep Is As Bad As None At All
Given this research, it’s truly a wonder I never left my kid strapped to the grocery cart, not realizing until I made it all the way home to unload the bags. Fast Company
International Women’s Day 2016: What are you going to make?
Did you feel that draft? It was me fist pumping Microsoft’s Make What’s Next video. Invent, little ladies. INVENT. Youtube
Can we start calling elementary school homework what it is? A joy sucking waste of everyone’s time and energy. Even the research feels us on this one. Salon
Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science
It’s not just unbecoming, it’s actually a self-perpetuating cycle of negativity that can literally deteriorate your health and the health of those around you.
So step off, Negative Nancy. All your “venting” is giving me heart disease. Inc.
The Gutsy Girl: A Modern Manifesto for Bravery, Perseverance, and Breaking the Tyranny of Perfection
If Pippi Longstocking and Sheryl Sandberg got together and penned a book for tween girls, this brilliantly written and illustrated gem would be it. Brain Pickings
Our liquid fingerprints: Micrograph photos reveal the unique beauty of tears
Totally calling my kid’s out on their crocodile tears by dropping some science on them. “PUT THOSE UNDER THIS MICROSCOPE. I CAN TELL YOU’RE FAKING.” Quartz
Woman shares photo of dimples on breast to raise awareness of cancer symptoms
Kardashian ladies take note: Now THIS is a reason to plaster a photo of your breast all over social media. Nothing like that nonsense you all are peddling. Mashable
This North Face Toddler Will Remind You How Incredible And Inspiring The World Is
When an election year makes the world feel as though it’s growing darker by the minute, sometimes you need to shift perspective. Like, get down on a two year old’s level. It’s magical from down there. Co. Create
Quiz: Can We Guess Your Age and Income, Based Solely on the Apps on Your Phone?
Ok, so it pegged me as 32, single, and totally cashing in. Maybe the me who uses my phone is having an aspirational pre-mid life crisis. It’s fine. Washington Post
How Snapchat Built a Business By Confusing Olds
Just when I was feeling old and hopeless, it’s been confirmed that I AM too senior minded to fully understand Snapchat. Bloomberg
Engineer or Princess? Your Kids Shouldn’t be Forced to Choose
The opposite of “girly” isn’t “science-y” (and ok, fine, that’s not actually a word, but let’s not split hairs. There’s a point to be made.) The Next Web
Disney’s Zootopia Is a Giddy Delight
I’m all in for any Disney movie that 1. Tackles prejudice 2. Is free of soul sucking musical earworms 3. References Breaking Bad. I haven’t even seen it yet, but it may be my new favorite. The Atlantic
Are you suffering from information overload? One of our favorite WNYC podcasts, Note to Self has launched a series of episodes called “Infomagical” in the hopes of helping us all tap into our more connected, less distracted selves. Join in!
You’ve been busy this week. Here’s our round up of the interesting parts of the internet.
Stephen Ritz, one of NPR’s 50 Great Teachers, calls his classroom, “The National Health, Wellness and Learning Center.” With more plants than desks, and kids clambering for their chance to plant, water, and grow and cook, the name works.
You know what’s better than cooking a great meal? Cooking one that doesn’t dirty EVERY SINGLE POT AND PAN IN YOUR KITCHEN. Try these 38 one-skillet meals and drink instead of cleaning up.
Congratulations on making it through the first week of the new year. Only 7 more weeks until you finally start writing the date correctly on the first try! Since you were busy, here’s our round up of the internet.
Congratulations on making it through the first week of the new year. Only 7 more weeks until you finally start writing the date correctly on the first try!
Don’t spend your hard earned money on “fun” that really isn’t. Instead, adopt this “cost per units of fun” concept and use it wisely.
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