Here are our favorite links from around the web this week. Hope you like them too.


Must see: incredible paintings by a 5-year-old with autism

What we say to our girls matters.

Before you join the new social network Ello, read our editor Liz’s thoughts on it. (You’ll laugh.)

A possible breakthrough in preventing peanut allergies.

Thinking Halloween? Check out 22 of the most amazing DIY Halloween costumes for kids.

Fantastic online resources for getting kids interested in STEM


Gymboree's I Love Books tee

Surprising source for t-shirts for girls who like to think like this “I love books” shirt.  [via MommyNiri]

Also, how sexist t-shirts impact girls – a smart dad’s POV.

Join the 50 states against bullying tour.

Speaking of which, smart tech that’s helping schools fight bullying.


Pumpkin Spice play dough recipe at Small Friendly

Sick of all the pumpkin spice talk already? Make room for pumpkin spice play dough. (And it’s not made with real pumpkin, just like the coffee drink.)

Maybe our kids can’t sit still in school because they just need to play.

Related: Should parents say no to too much homework?

Support our veterans by bidding on your own personalized voice mail message or phone conversation with the real Anna from Frozen.

Congratulations to our friend Lisa Belkin on her new HBO miniseries. Can’t wait to watch!

The best headline ever about George Clooney’s wedding.

Pinterest board of the week: Judy Edwards’ Edible Crafts board is filled with the stuff that makes you go whoaa…..even if you never make it.


And some regional news that those of us who live elsewhere are a little bit jealous about:

NYC parents: Don’t miss your free cup of coffee at the Central Perk pop-up store in Soho. (How is it possible that Friends is 20 years old?)

Boston parents: Check out the all-day dance party with Dan Zanes, Alastair Moock, Mister G and more at the Kids Really Rock benefit for Cradles to Crayons on October 5.

Indiana parents: We’re jealous that you’ll be able to watch the Lishy Lou and Lucky Too video series on PBS’s Friday Zone over the next few months.

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