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Friday, August 19, 2011

Link Love - What I'm reading

41 Paradoxical Life Lessons - hilarious and true, from Alisa Bowman, author of the fabulous book Project Happily Ever After: Saving the Marriage when the Fairytale Falters (get it and read it).

If you're afraid to let your kids read the news online, check out this website: GoGoNews: Big News for Little People. It has news appropriate for kids on topics like the planet, fun stuff, cool stuff (on this day...), picks (crafts), and teaching. Let me know what you think!

Baby Loves to Travel has a round-up of website links from fellow family travel bloggers (including one from Frisco Kids) on various aspects of traveling with kids. One favorite is from Family on Bikes, on why some people live their dreams, and others don't.

Fellow writer Kate Reilly is interviewed on "roadschooling" on Teaching Traveling. Kate is author of the Extreme Travel Series: Walt Disney World Vacation Guide for Kids.

Okay, so this is a video, but it's funny. Anyone who has ever had a newborn and meddling parents/in-laws can relate. How to Endure the In-Law's Feeding Frenzy. It is a corporate sponsor/ad, but it's well done (I've spared you the other two from this sponsor, which weren't as good).

Kids and Nature - a conversation with Richard Louv - a Frog Mom

15 Easy Day Trips from San Francisco - from Red Tricycle.

The Fairy Tales people who make lice repellent shampoo (read my review here) just came out with a lice app which tracks real-time outbreaks of lice. You can search by zip code (or other methods) for outbreaks within 4 weeks, and report outbreaks as well. It's free and on iTunes. Search for "Facts of Lice" - which makes me wonder if there was ever an episode where Tootie, Jo or Blair ever got lice.

Ziplining in the Bay Area? Well, maybe slightly further afield. Find out where.

Gourmet food trucks come to the East Bay every Friday through October. Read more here.

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