Web Coolness: Pet costumes, teaching kids to be thankful, and great ways to support moms who need it right now

Here are some links we’ve liked reading around the web this week. Hope you like them too. 

Gratitude Journal DIY on Mom it Forward | Cool Mom Picks

Great DIY craft, especially as Thanksgiving looms nearer: how to make a gratitude journal.  

Huge congrats to our Editor Liz Gumbinner who made Forbes list of 25 working moms to follow on Twitter. We kind of like her too–and so many of the other women on the list. 

5 things to do while you’re breastfeeding and bored. Love the honesty.

Keep an eye on our new weekly beauty column from our contributor and cosmetics guru Melissa Schweiger. We’re grateful for all the terrific tips, ourselves!

Pet costumes: Cruel or hilarious? 

Baby shower giveaway at Puj | Cool Mom Picks

Check out our sleep advice for new moms, in honor of Puj founder Katie Richardson’s virtual baby shower. While you’re there, enter today’s daily giveaway for a chance to win the biggest prize yet including a Spot on Square crib, Nook mattress, Schmitt Designs mobile, Oilo beddng, and Woolino sleep bag. Whoa. 

Are we teaching our children to cheat? Great perspective from Lisa Belkin.

Congrats to the six 2013 Martha Stewart American Made honorees. Yay for more great small businesses to support! 

NYC parents: Cool thing for your daughters to do this Monday. But sign up quickly.

Our editor Liz has been contributing to the excellent Amex Passion Project Tumblr, and we love the most recent winner of their monthly photo contest, in part because it’s about an awesome, inspiring kid

 

Minimalist Parenting #HelpWomenAtRisk | Cool Mom Picks

Plus, three great stories that help moms around the word who need it:

1. We called it the must-have parenting book of the year, and now here’s one more reason to buy Minimalist Parenting asap

2. Great news with the WHO announcement of global mental health policy.

3. October 11-14 (that’s this weekend!) shop Thyme Maternity at Babies R Us and for every item you buy, get a second one at 50% off plus one will be donated to a mom in need through Baby Buggy.

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