Here are the coolest things we’ve been seeing around the web this week. Hope you like them too.
The new Time Magazine cover article on the $15 million “youth sports economy” is a must-read. 10 year olds are getting endorsement deals, parents are spending tens of thousands of dollars a year on club team participation, injuries are way up…and the odds of a college scholarship are not in your favor.
Sarah Jessica Parker wins eclipse watching in these videos.
Let it go: What not to stress about this school year.
Nut-free snack recipes that every parent should have in their repertoire.
The homework question: is less actually more?
LOVE LOVE LOVE all the Wonder Woman back-to-school gear our kids are into this year, like this notebook by designer Hood Adjacent Tee at RedBubble.
Speaking of which: Here are our favorite children’s books celebrating LGBTQ families.
And on the other side of progress…this woman was fired for an accidental period leak. WTF??
Take a look at Cool Mom Tech for our list of 2017’s top educational apps for kids. (Who can resist Diary of a Wimpy Kid Mad Libs?!)
Fantastic story about success and perseverance from Luvvie Ajayi: Being a best-selling author doesn’t mean you can just cruise.
What the “The Talk” means to African-American families. If you’re white, it’s probably not what you’re thinking.
Do you put your baby to sleep safely? A recent study suggests you don’t.
Take a guess at how many hours per year you spend cleaning your house. (Though it may never look like it, ha.)
We are obsessed with this story of the first oil-painted animation film, “Loving Vincent,” which took seven years and 65,000 hand-painted frames.
What an Afghan catwalk show looks like behind the scenes. This is intense.
Here’s to a dad who reminded a store that uh, dads are parents too. (And here’s to the store, which listened!)
Fascinating: the best and worst pets for kids.