Here are some links that have been brightening our week. We hope you like them too.


Marvel’s next Iron Man comic is going to look a little different and it’s awesome. (But perhaps their writers should look a little different too?)

We’re all paying close attention to Simone Biles as the next breakout US gymnast superstar — and the other remarkable young athletes who are going to bring it home this summer!

Thanks Washington Post for including Spawned with Kristen + Liz among your list of 11 parenting podcasts worth checking out. We’re glad you find us friendly and entertaining!

Speaking of which, take a listen to our latest episode about little girls, bikinis, and body-shaming…or is it?

The most popular baby names of 2016 so far.

Still laughing at these 9 worst children’s TV shows that parents of the 2000’s survived.

Amazing mission from some of our very favorite dad bloggers: Please check out Dads 4 Kessem. We can’t believe what they’re doing to help kids with cancer.

TOMs wedges for women now on sale. So cute and comfy!

The new TOMS shoes Where We Give collection which celebrates a different country each season.

Speaking of which, Liz just bought her first TOMS shoes thanks to a big sale and Kate’s recommendations for stylish, comfortable summer wedges and she’s in love. How awesome are these black canvas TOMS wedges? Grab them now for 25% off!

More bargains: Check out the huge dress sale at Nordstrom!. How cute is this flattering floral Vince Camuto dress?

The two Hermiones meet.

Live in NYC or visiting this summer? Check out these 15 kid-friendly Manhattan restaurants with outdoor seating.

We love the Intentional Summer Challenge series for families on the NY Times Well Blog.

The Daddy Diaries: Nice new dad blog with a literary bent.

A fun new Twitter feed for the entertainment obsessed: Nerd Garbage Pitches.

And very happy birthday to Kristen and Liz’s oldest daughters who just celebrated birthdays this week. Without them we wouldn’t be moms — and you wouldn’t be reading Cool Mom Picks.

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