Happy June! Here are some of our favorite links we’ve been reading around the web this week. Hope you like them too.


The newest trend in Japan: Dogs with cube haircuts

Congrats to the newest Young People’s Poet Laureate, Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming.

8 more summer read ideas from The Little Rebel Children’s Book Awards.

Fascinating idea from Design Mom: A family reading weekend.

Really cool printable birthday party crowns.

Laughing at this take on all those summer forms for kids.

If you haven’t read Dads 4 Change, here’s a good place to start.

A great excuse to get your kids’ rooms organized.

Jennifer Weiner on Instagram and the pressure to look good.

Watch: Middle school Girl Scouts of Colorado share the “Beauty Is” project

Ready for fun/ Cool Mom Picks is now on Periscope! Look for us @CoolMomPicks on the app and catch our weekly (or so) live podcast after-show.


National Donut Day: Donut Glossary at Studio DIY (photo Jeff Mindell)

It’s National Donut Day! Here’s where to get them free, or the best way to make them yourself.
(Love this Visual Donut Glossary at Studio DIY via Cool Mom Eats)

Whoa, fitness trackers never looked like this. (And you might need them after National Donut Day.)

Miss Piggy the feminist

Why Google’s new Photo Apps could be a game-changer for parents.

Parenthacks now on Tumblr! It’s where we find every good idea for parents ever.

Whatever our politics, we all mourned with Joe and Jill Biden this week. This reflection from a mom is a sad and beautiful read.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the exquisite Sheryl Sandberg Facebook post that has the world thinking, crying, and rethinking a lot of things about life.

Undiscovered Pinterest Board of the Week: When you’ve past donuts, you have to check out Sue Walsh’s Cakes and Cupcakes Pinterest Board. What bathing suit season?


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