Here are some of our favorite thing from around the web this week. We hope you like them too.
The ultimate 4th of July recipe guide. Get cooking!
The largest LEGO American flag ever built by master builder Chris Steinenger. Whoa. (photo Steve Ruark/AP)
A fun new fireworks app for kids. Even if they’re scared of the real thing.
Pool safety tips for kids. Important stuff if you hit the pool this weekend.
Can our kids put the gadgets away for just a moment this summer?
Fun free printables and decorating ideas for a July 4 bike parade via Martha Stewart.
Another great podcast reco: She Does, featuring interviews with amazing women in media.
The Fund on Etsy crowdfunding platform is another way to support makers building their businesses.
If you’re losing sleep over the Ben Jen split, Kristen has a positive take.
11 parenting photos that don’t tell the whole story. Terrific point.
Beautiful, personal piece from Frank Bruni on the same-sex marriage ruling. Really worth a read.
Finally, thanks to so many of you for supporting the SPAWNED podcast, and sending us the nicest ever emails, texts and tweets. Special thanks for nice mentions from Swiss Miss, Geeky Mummy, The Mom Hour, and inclusion in the 12 Best Fitness Podcasts for Parents from the Family Fitness column at about.com. Not because we’re talking about fitness, but because we guess we distract you long enough at the gym that you forget you haven’t eaten a cookie for a whole 25 minutes.