Web Coolness: Resolutions for parents, interactive wallpaper, and a sledding party

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


Nature Trail interactive wallpaper

Nature Trail, the interactive LED wallpaper, makes boring walls so much more fun. We especially love that it was installed in the UK’s Great Ormond Street children’s hospital to make the journey to surgery a little less scary for kids and their parents alike. (via Inhabitots)

These 10 tech resolutions are much less painful than going to the gym, and we think you’ll love the results.

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Parents by Caleb Gardner has some great advice as we enter this new year.

Maybe one of the most poignant blog posts we’ve ever read about parenting and resolutions, only it’s not just for parents at all. A must-read.

Forget to order a wall calendar to help you keep track of days? Check out this bright, modern (and free!) printable calendar from Skip to my Lou.

Have you given into the Cult of American Girl Doll? Our editor Liz finally did, and we’re laughing (and nodding) at her experience.


We’ve loved reading Phillip Done’s warm, funny, and smart books about life as a 3rd grade public-school teacher, and now we can follow him on his new adventure: Teaching 3rd Grade in Budapest.

Seeing how this dad entertains his little boy in “Home with Dada” is really sweet…and reminds us just how exhausting life with a toddler is!


And don’t miss Kristen’s smart column: A Better Marriage in 2013 is Possible. (It is!)


Pinterest Board of the Week: Did someone say snow? Kayd Roy has some great ideas for a cool sledding party.

Cool Mom Staff

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