Web Coolness – Childhood photos revisited, Back-to-School picks, and going organic

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too.

Childhood photos recreated

Four adult sisters recreate their childhood photos with sweetly poignant results. (via buzzfeed)

Didn’t get to all your big plans for this summer? Read The Lament of the Bad Mother and laugh away all that mama guilt. 


Start the school year off with all the coolest gear, treats, and fashion with our brand-new 2012 Back to School Shopping Guide. And don’t miss your chance to win more than $700 of back-to-school essentials!

New Yorkers, get ready to stock up on Beatrix NY bags for back to school at their Trunk Show on August 22 at Piccolini.

Some great information and recipes on PBS’ new Fantastic Organic website which hopes to make it easy for families to make healthier choices at mealtime.

The world’s largest floating swimming pool in Antwerp not only looks amazing, it also has some very-cool eco features to help protect the waterway and conserve energy.Hope this idea takes off in the states too!

Have you missed Kristen’s Cafe Mom segments? Check out this teaser for her upcoming Coffee Shop Confessions series which looks like it’s going to be a blast.


Help raise awareness and support for FAAN’s Walk for Food Allergy through one of their many walks across the country.

This heartwrenching post about a mother’s love for her adoptive son, and her longing for the years before he was “hers”, has us reaching for the Kleenex.

Support a great cause—and make your pop-music loving kids swoon—by picking up tickets to Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day which takes place on August 25.

Pinterest board of the week: Loving the whimsical, wacky, and spectacular 3D picks on designer Leah Dent’s 3 and D board.

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