Web Coolness – New uses for old cribs, creative art projects and (yawn) the mommy wars. Again.

use for old cribsHere are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too.

So smart: Repurpose that outgrown crib by turning it into a desk for the kids! From A Little Learning for Two, via Pinterest

What mommy wars? Liz has something to say about this overdone (yet, still heated) subject.

Must-see video: This magic product will have you looking camera-ready in an instant!

Banish some of those icky household germs with Kristen’s picks for natural hand sanitizers.

A little boy who loves “girl colors” gets much-needed support from an awesome older brother.

Unleash your toddler’s inner Jackson Pollack with this creative art project.

Not too appetizing: See what’s being served for lunch in the US, compared with schools all over the world.

Love these photos of beautiful kids with Down Syndrome, and we love the mama who is trying to raise $200,000 for their cause. (via OWTK)

If you’re looking for cool family website ohdeedoh you’ll find they’ve moved to Apartment Therapy’s new family channel

One of our favorite scat-filled Lucky Diaz songs, Say What?, gets a video that is pure get-up-and-go fun.

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We spend our time looking for cool stuff so you don't have to. Hope this one fits the bill.


  • Reply January 13, 2012


    Wow! The crib into a desk is awesome! Never thought of that. I work at a shelter where we have children of all ages. I will totally apply this great idea into my work day! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply January 13, 2012


    Pinterest, Consignment Mommies, ohdeedoh, Apartment Therapy… that’s how many links you have to go through to get to the original crib/desk post at A Little Learning for Two: http://alittlelearningfortwo.blogspot.com/2011/08/repurposed-cot.html

    It stinks that she’s getting all this press but it’s still the big sites getting the traffic.

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    Reply January 13, 2012

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    Excellent point, Amanda. We generally try to support the direct source, and we’ve updated the post to link right to A Little Learning for Two and her very awesome idea.

  • Reply January 14, 2012


    Thanks for sharing our Blog post on your great site, I just found you through my Stats page :-)
    And a big thank you to you too Amanda, you just made my week.

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