Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too.
Independence Day is right around the corner, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Patriotic Picks for the Fourth of July to make sure your holiday sparkles.
Do you take care of the kids before you take care of yourself? In this article, our own Kristen looks at why it’s so hard to put on “our own oxygen masks” first.
Smart list of ideas to keep kids thinking and exporing all summer.
Are American kids spoiled? A great post from The New Yorker with much food for thought.
Beautiful article by Boston Mamas’ Christine Koh on using social media for social good. . .and teaching our kids in the process.
Love this Summer Fun Jars idea which takes all your favorite Pinterest pins and turns them into “things to do/make/eat” cards for the kids to select from all summer long.
Help get the intelligent new literary magazine for parents, Stealing Time, off the ground by supporting its Kickstarter campaign in its final days.
This Chicago schoolhouse-turned-home is so gorgeous, we give it an A+. Bonus points for its kid-friendly layout and energy-saving touches. (via design mom)
If you’ve ever wanted to harness your kids’ endless supply of energy, you’ll love seeing these future playgrounds that actually convert their play into usable power.
Pinterest board of the week: Handmade Charlotte’s Outdoor Play board is full of inspiration, ideas, and drool-worthy photos of some gorgeous outdoor spaces that we’d love to see in our own backyards.