Cara’s Friday Finds
—Babies at the disco. Ready to boogie with your baby? Check out Baby Loves Disco. This event takes the hippest nightclub in town and transforms it into a childproofed, disco-blasting dance party for parents and kids. Currently, you can find Baby Loves Disco in 20 cities. Sadly, not Cincinnati. However, moms and dads are encouraged to lobby for it to come to their town. I’m going to look into it. I think a WMAG Baby Loves Disco Party is just what my city needs!
—Yo Gabba… what? From the previews of Nickelodeon’s new show Yo Gabba Gabba!, I thought it looked pretty weird. But after reading this article, now I’m interested in watching. The article says it’s the first live-action show since Pee-wee’s Playhouse that’s entertaining for parents and children. Funny, because I just happened to find Pee-Wee on TV the other day and it scared my two-year old. Yo Gabba Gabba! has a recurring segment called, “Biz’s Beat of the Day,” featuring Biz Markie who teaches kids how to beat box. Go on the website and find cute Yo Gabba Gabba! printable iron-ons.
— Could your brain use a workout? Personally, my noggin aches at the end of the day (too much “brainstorming”). But if you want to challenge yourself, sign up for a free daily brain fitness tip at Mindermast.com. (Get it? Neither did I. Maybe I do need a brain workout.) There’s also an interesting little map of the brain that explains how it all works (in layman’s terms).
— A fun little shop run by a WMAG. I met a woman named Jazz at BlogHer who has her own store, The Finery, in Amesbury, Massachusetts. I finally got a chance to check it out online and it’s got some cute stuff! Plus, I love the idea of supporting Jazz, a cool lady with her kids hanging out in the shop as she sells her wares. Maybe you’ll like it, too.
— Who taught you how to drive? Relive the good ol’ days of being a newbie behind the wheel with this BMW viral video site, Relearn to Drive. It features nine different characters (and boy, are they characters) “teaching” you how to drive. Funny stuff. Thanks to my South African coworker Nico “In the Pickles” Coetzee for the link.