—Label it. Now that my preschooler is starting to recognize some words, it would be a good idea to start labeling items around the house to help his vocabulary grow. Wire&Twine have a kit already to go. The L is for Label kit comes with 300+word labels with low-tack adhesive for easy removal. 50 of the labels are water-resistant for the bathroom and kitchen. The kit also it comes with a cute T-shirt to label your child, too.
—Bizarre baby names. Looking for a name that will really stand out? Check out this list of the 20 most bizarre celebrity baby names.
— A series of blog posts that is inexplicably, extremely hilarious. My friend Jason sent me a link to this series of posts on a blog called The Sneeze. It’s about this guy’s dad who drew (in icing) the same weird face picture on his birthday cakes, year after year. When the guy started investigating the mystery of this face, much hilarity ensued. He owes his dad BIG for providing such great blog fodder. I know it sounds weird and maybe not too funny, but trust me, IT IS.
— Freshen up your regular playlist. I sometimes worry that my musical taste will stay stuck in the late 90s/early 00s forever. I want to discover new artists and bands, and liven up my iTunes collection, but I don’t know where to begin. Chicky Chicky Baby was on my wavelength, apparently, so she issued a plea to her readers for music suggestions. So far, the 40-plus reader suggestions sound really good and I plan to try some.
— Traveling with the fam? Check out Parentography, a vibrant online community for parents who want honest advice, tools, tips and ideas for family excursions. I could have used this on our infamous Pacific Northwest adventure, and even our recent road trip to Kansas. It’s still a pretty new community, so it needs more stuff added to it. But what a cool idea! I think I’ll try to beef up the Nati portion of the site.