Cara’s Friday Finds
– Save your money. According to this review of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Johnny Depp is only in half of the movie. Well, that’s a bummer. However, you can make up that hour by slowly perusing Johnny Depp photos from the movie premiere found here.
– Love Lost? I’m sad that my favorite TV show has ended for the season. But, if you’re a fan of Lost like me, you’ll get a laugh at this hilarious recap of Season 3.
– Missing ingredients? There’s nothing like being in the middle of a recipe when you realize you’re missing an ingredient. Finally, I found a resource for looking up substitutes. Check out Switcheroo.com for all your cooking and baking conundrums.
Susan’s Friday Finds
– Are you a mother of invention? Whirlpool might reward your cool idea with a $20,000 grant to make your invention a reality. Not to mention a shiny new washer and dryer—and a home office! Runners up do pretty well, too (two $7,000 first prize grants and two $5,000 second prize grants).
– Momz in the Hood. For their new In the MotherHood project, Suave and Sprint asked moms to help collectively create an original web-based sitcom. The series stars Leah Remini of The King of Queens. What I’ve seen so far is actually not bad. Better than a lot of crappy sitcoms I’ve seen on the TV! New episodes are coming, so keep checking.
– Hey little girl, want some Braincandy? I just discovered a new alternative to Baby Einstein while reading this Work It, Mom! interview with Sam Reich-Dagnen. She’s the co-founder of Braincandy, a company that produces digital products, including DVDs, to help kids learn, play and explore the world around them. Based on the website, they look really cool and fun. I’m definitely going to try one with Cassie and see how she likes it.
3 thoughts on “Friday Finds – May 25, 2007”
Sam from Braincandy, here. This is my first post on Working Moms Against Guilt and I’m happy to say I’ve been indoctrinated. What a terrific blog. As a working mom of 6 year old twins I’m thrilled to have discovered you. Thanks very much for your post about Braincandy. I started the business with my husband 3 years ago and I’m proud to say we’re still here! We are slowly building our brand and have won many awards and endorsements from the industry and are excited about how consumers have embraced our content. Our mission is all about helping young children learn through exploration, experimentation and play. Our first series is all about children learning about themselves and the world through their five senses. The research we’ve studied suggest that this foundational, organic style of learning really does set the stage for engaging children in a life long love of learning. We hope you enjoy Braincandy and you and your children find it a very “sweet” treat!
I thought that the 3rd Pirates movie was the best of the bunch! I have seen it and would love to see it again!
THANKS for the Switcheroo website – what a great idea.