Web Coolness: Children as women through history, the history of pink, and the case for not “leaning in.”

Child as Frida Kahlo | Because of Them We Can Blog website

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we all have.


This fun photo series models children as great female role models through history. [h/t buzzfeed]

Speaking of which, Happy 80th birthay to Jane Goodall!

Did we get you with this April Fool’s joke on Cool Mom Tech? (Sorry!)

Why people associate pink with girls. (For the record, we’ve always thought boys look great in pink.)

A case for not leaning in and more sanity in our lives.

Top children’s book authors and illustrate protest excessive school testing, including Maya Angelou, Sandra Boynton, Judy Blume, Paul Zelinsky and Rosemary Wells.

Do you move a lot? Find comfort in this post about being an accidental nomadic family.

You can support our friend Katherine Stone of Postpartum Progress and her Climb Out of the Darkness fundraiser for women with PPD.

Partridge Family lunch box | photo: gtykal on flickr

These retro lunch boxes at Modern Kiddo are really taking us back. [photo: gtykal]

Must read: 10 ways children screwed us up as parents. Hilarious.

3 great bedtime books that won’t put parents to sleep.

Everything you need to know about the new Amazon Fire streaming media service.

NYC moms: Don’t miss Maira Kalman signing her new children’s book at MoMA Saturday. We’ll be there!

Philly moms: Drive your kids downtown Friday night to see the world’s largest Tetris board.

Pinterest board of the week: Addicted to the Happy Home board by Walk in Love.


Kate Etue divides her time between the book industry, checking out the newest tech trends for kids, and indulging in craft foods in a cool suburb of Nashville.

1 Comment

  • Reply April 4, 2014


    The Washington Post article on Leaning Out/reclining was quite literally one of the most disappointing things I have read in a long time. I’m surprised that this website would hold it out as a great thing of the week. I don’t believe that the author of the article actually read the book at all, or, if they did, missed the point of the book. Ms. Sandberg does not argue that you should Lean In at the expense of your personal life, rather the opposite. “Lean In” argues for sanity and balance, and establishing professional boundaries, and creating partnerships at home, while encouraging women to also seek professionally satisfying careers. I’m disappointed in the article and in this site for promoting it.

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