Web Coolness: LEGO Japan, family vacation tips, and a can’t-miss Pinterest board

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


LEGO Japan

We’re stunned by this futuristic-looking model of Japan, made by 5,000 children with almost two million LEGO bricks.

Liz shares 5 tips for keeping kids and parents happy on vacation–at the same time, even! Check out her contribution on the Chevy Culture blog. 


Why I Hated Meredith’s First Grade Teacher: A lovely must-read for parents and teachers.

Our obsession with Fab.com runs deep, so we are especially thrilled to see our very own Editor Liz on their Back to School Pop-Up Shop.

We’re so inspired by these two women and their invisible bicycle helmet. Great story.


Drowning in clutter? Good Things by Gretchen Rubin is a must-read.

From typewriters to Bugs Bunny in drag, 23 things our kids will never know.

Would you buy a $1700 limited edition Bugaboo? You can at Gilt right now. 

One mom’s effort to raise money for the NYC Police and Fire Widows and Children by riding her bike across country.

We love the small mom-run company  Cambridge Satchel and we’re so happy to hear they won a lawsuit against knockoff bags. Score one for the good guys!

Hitting the malls this weekend for back to school shopping? Macy’s Shop for a Cause event this Saturday raises money for March of Dimes.

Our Editor Kristen is the new host of the web show Coffee Shop Confessions on CafeMom Studios. And the first episode is, um, tasty. Whoa. 

NYC Parents: We’re excited about Isa’s new puppet brunch tomorrow in Williamsburg—kids upstairs at a Puppetsburg puppet show and craft workshop, you downstairs drinking Bloody Mary’s. 

Pinterest board of the week: such fresh color inspiration on Jessica’s Black White Yellow and Turquoise board.


Cool Mom Staff

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