Here are the links we’ve been reading around the web this week. We hope you like them too.
The best tech toys and gifts for kids of all ages.
Have you entered our holiday gift guide giveaway yet? You’ll want to.
A woman in STEM shirt presents an alternative to, uh, That Other Shirt
8 creative hot chocolate recipes for any taste. Can we call it comfort food?
More hot chocolate variations via SheKnows.
Tumblr’s top parenting posts of 2014, from smart to funny to sweet.
10 things I want my children to know. Not your ordinary list.
Why kids can’t sit still in school today. (Hint: Neither can adults.)
New blog read: Hungry Empress by Joan Chen
The holidays never meant so much to me until I had kids with which to spend them: Poignant thoughts from a divorced parent on Spending the holidays without your kids.
Pinterest board of the week: Inspiration by Community of Moms has a lot of good food for thought.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that recent events, from Ferguson to Tamir Rice, to the Eric Garner decision have weighed heavily on our hearts and minds this week. Here is an abridged list of just some of the voices we’ve been turning to, and the thoughts in our heads as we talk to our own children about it. Maybe they’ll help you too.
This was a good week? By Karen Walrond
On Wrestling by our own Associate Editor, Nicole Blades
Discussing Race with School Staff by Kelly Wickham
A list of Twitter feeds worth following on Cool Mom Tech
State of Affairs, Black and Blue, above, is an amazing piece of artwork from A’Driane Nieves on Etsy with 100% of the profits through 12/31 supporting Black Youth Project 100 and and Race Forward which help promote racial justice in America.