Web Coolness: DIY cardboard toys, the best family memory books, and remembering to play

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

DIY and upcycle fans will love these 15 toys you can make out of a cardboard box like Estefi Machados adorable washing machine.

When we are gone, will our stories go with us? Liz explores why it’s important for us to record our family stories for those who follow us. And, if you are so inspired, don’t miss her favorite memory books for busy parents.

This Pinterest for Parents parody from Kristen is cracking us up.

Some of the most imaginative food photography we’ve ever seen.

The Very Last First Kiss at Petunia Face remembers all those first kisses and the bittersweet moment she realized there wouldn’t be any more. Beautiful post.

Good advice: Sometime you can play with your kids like they’re someone else’s–the laundry can wait.

How one chance meeting at a checkout counter inpired a mama to create 40 Days of Indulgent Change which supports a wonderful cause.

Pinterest Board of the Week: Escape the winter doldrums with Lisa Rodaro’s gorgeous Pastel board.

Cool Mom Staff

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  • Reply February 22, 2013


    Love the toys made out of cardboard. Yay for creativity!

  • Reply February 27, 2013

    Megan {Velveteen Mind}

    Aw, y’all! I’ve been away from the computer since Saturday and just now saw this. Thank you for the link! Which contributor is my favorite now?

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