Web Coolness – back-to-school crafts, BPA in unexpected places, and bloggers come together

Leaf Unicorn OhdeedohHere are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too.

Leave it (pun intended) to Martha Stewart to come up with this clever alphabet project (via ohdeedoh)

Kristen asks Are We Overbooking Our Kids? and gets so many intelligent, thoughtful comments. Definitely worth a read.

Why ground turkey’s troubles should be a wake-up call to all of us.

Such a beautiful story of kids whose dream of being soccer stars comes true, even when their only practice field floats on water.

Love this roundup of Back-to-School DIY’s from Modern Parents Messy Kids.

We’re not kidding: BPA found in paper money.

So cool! Artist Garrett Miller turns your kids’ artwork into real art.

Heh, looks like The Secret Life of a Rock Dad isn’t so secret.

Love how these handbags from Taiwan look like 2D drawings. Wow!

This lovely video, made for food blogger Jennifer Perillo after the sudden death of her husband, is a testament to the online community’s power for love and compassion in the face of loss. Get out your tissues.

Cool Mom Staff

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  • Reply August 19, 2011


    Jump From Paper is actually from Taiwan, NOT from Japan. This is a quote from the Jump From Paper website and from the Design Milk site that your link goes to:

    Jump From Paper™ is a line of innovative handbags created by up-and-coming Taiwan designers Chay Su and Rika Lin.

  • Christina
    Reply August 19, 2011


    Thanks for the correction!

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