Here are some of the coolest things we’ve been seeing around the web this week. Hope you like them too.

Care Bears mocs from Freshly Picked!

Okay, so shoes are on the brain because we’re also obsessed with these shark Vans (on sale!) and insane unicorn Vans for big kids that our Facebook fans are flipping over.

Remember those awesome Wonder Woman bracelets we featured? We’re giving away a pair here in celebration of supermoms! Go enter — it’s easy!

If your kids are heading to camp — or may be already there — you have to listen to the latest Spawned podcast about surviving sleepaway camp. Promise, it will help!

The best iPhone hack for summer brain. (And summer travel.)

21 fun ideas to make your July 4th a blast, from recipes to kids’ activities and crafts, to boozy indulgences for you. (Well, maybe just one. We’re not driving.)

We have to have these napkins at our July 4th parties!

Tips to help parents manage all that extra summer screen time kids want.

The video we’ll be thinking about this 4th of July: Immigrants, We Get the Job Done from the Hamilton Mixtape. Just…wow.

The public school choir that made Lin-Manuel Miranda cry.

Also in our hearts this week: the incredible, Afghan all-girl robotics team who made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Their story makes you understand what freedom really means — or should.

Another incredible teen girl: This high school student is accomplishing what the adults on her school board didn’t.

 

 

Easy 4th of July treats that kids can make themselves | Cool Mom Eats

True independence: Fourth of July treats your kids can make themselves. Above: Watermelon Star Bites from Weelicious.

Video tips to help you add the perfect grilled shrimp to your backyard BBQ.

Working off all that BBQ? Burn calories laughing at what happens when you try to work out with kids around.

Brittany Packet writes a letter to girls about falling in love with yourself, for Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.

 

Amazing Treehouses | Photo by Eric Staudenmaier

Don’t show the kids these amazing treehouses! [Photo: Eric Staudenmaier on Design Milk]

Fascinating: Do babies forget their first language?

Toy Story is darker than we thought. Who knew.

Being a pregnant bridesmaid is hell. Who knew? (Well, all of us.)

Sad to hear a favorite classic children’s author has died.

Yes it’s just July, but The Bad Moms Christmas movie is coming: Check the trailer and see if you can spot our own contributor, Lexi Petronis!

 

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