So. It’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day. And Harry and I will be hanging out, making Valentines. And playing Skylanders. As we’ve already established, I dig these little projects…even though I’m totally not crafty, nor do I have actual design skills. Thank God for the Internet. Here are my top five favorite cool ideas this year.
From Jacolyn Murphy. So clever.
Superhero blowpops from Zakka Life.
Heart crayons! From A Sprinkle of This and a Dash of That.
And this looks the most appetizing to me. Valentines Confetti from Nest of Posies
And my all-time favorite that I want to make every year, but never do. You’re the Bomb Rolo candy Valentines from Make It Do.
But Harry wants to make chocolate covered bacon and give that out. We all know who wins these things. (Appropriately, the one with the actual Valentines party.)
In Other News and In Case You Missed It This Week….
1. Lisa Belkin at the Huffington Post wrote this thoughtful piece about doing your child’s homework. And she used me as her primary example. Oh dear. Thankfully she didn’t present me as too completely insane.
2. This crazy guy shot his daughter’s laptop. I saw this video yesterday afternoon, and it had about 10K views. Less than 24 hours later, it had almost 2 million. (Lisa Belkin wrote a good piece about this too.) But this whole thing (and mainly, the way people reacted to it) made me think that there’s a waay bigger issue here. We’re the first generation to raise children on the Internet. What I mean is, I didn’t have Internet until after college…and I have a 6 year old. I have no parental example about how to deal with the Internet at all. We didn’t even have our own phone lines back when I was in high school. Clearly, there are some major control (or out of control) issues here…and we’re forging the way on how to handle this (or not). We don’t know what to do (or what we’re doing)…and we are a generation of parents who are at-the-core-of-things scared. That’s my take. But I just have a Kindergartener, what do I know? It’s never occurred to me to shoot anything of his, so far. I’ll keep you posted.
3. These million moms, or a few moms anyway, started hassling Ellen. And said that all traditional people agreed with them. I don’t know what traditional is anymore, really. But it seemed like bullying to me. I wrote about it all over on Pushing Refresh. Other people are doing a buy-in to support the people that are supporting her. You can join in that too. (I’m going to do this on Sunday.)
4. Mom 2.0 Summit announced its first group of speakers. And they’re incredible.
5. I found a ton of Valentines dresses I want at Meat Market Vintage.