We’ve heard you’re enjoying our “what we’ve been reading lately” posts, so we compiled all the articles together in one convenient home. Now if you find yourself with a spare moment, pat yourself on the back and treat yourself to some great reading. Beware that some links may expire over time, if you notice one, please let us know and we will try to find a replacement link. Happy reading!
- 11 Awesome Facts about Lego #7 is a game changer: Lego Duplo bricks (the large ones for little kids) can connect with regular Lego bricks. We’d also like to add fact #12: an inexplicable amount of pain comes from stepping on a Lego.
- New Car Invention designed to save lives to children left in hot cars.
- Hot topic for dinner with the kids: New Dinosaur just discovered by paleontologists affectionately named the chicken from hell.
- Cheap & Easy Birthday Party Ideas – file this away somewhere safe.
- The Overprotected Kid
- It’s safe to say, we’re more excited than the kids for the Disney Bears movie to come out.
- How to Name a Baby (this is long, but shockingly fascinating and entertaining).
- What to Pay the Babysitter
- MORE Car Seat Rules (just went you thought you had them all figured out!)
- Nagging and Negotiating and how to end it with three simple words
- Honey Badger Rules of Parenting – in our opinion, spot on and hilarious.
- Cheese, our favorite food with an interesting history. Thanks Kraft for making an effort to get rid of some of your nasty dyes.
- Gross: 10 Foods Sold in the U.S. but Banned Elsewhere
- When we first checked out this article, we laughed and wondered how on earth we’d come up with the time, but the message at the end of the article did spark our curiosity. Maybe we should try a Dinovember (or at least a dino-week)!
- New definition for a full term pregnancy.
- This will make you laugh so hard you’ll cry. Enjoy!
- This article describes the good, bad, and ugly moments of motherhood with such eloquence it’s likely to bring tears to your eyes while you nod your head in agreement. Trust us, it’s worth the 5 minutes of reading time. Here’s a snippet:
- If we think it’s a job, then nothing makes sense about it. How is it possible that it’s so important but also so undervalued? How is it possible to be a good mother if you’re with your kids 24/7 but also be a good mother if you leave them to go work for a good part of the day? How can we take such satisfaction from being with our kids but be so bored by all the stuff we have to do for our kids? But motherhood makes sense when you realize that it’s a relationship. Loving and nurturing your child is the relationship you have with your child. Read on
- If you need a good laugh, read this article it’s hilarious! We probably won’t ever introduce the Elf on the Shelf, but we’re pretty sure we’d agree with this author’s sentiments if we ever had one.
- If you need new Elf on the Shelf ideas this year, here’s 25 quick and easy ones.
Balanced and Barefoot – Help your kids get outside and be creative, set up their own fairy tepees with unusual items!
Ode to Sleeping Children – sweet and funny