DIYs To Make For Dad, Maternity Dresses, Ways to Keep Kids Cool in Summer Heat, and More :: Links of the week

Happy Father’s Day weekend! We’re sure you have plenty of plans afoot to make this weekend a truly special one, but before that, let’s start it out with our favorite links of the week.

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– FATHER’S DAY: 9 DIYs To Make For Dad
Even if the present that you’re giving Dad is everything that he could possibly want, you (or your little ones) can make it even more special by adding your own personal DIY-touch to it. Grab your scissors, have your printer ready, and take a look at these cool cards, Dad-specific coupons, and more! He is gonna love them! (by Poppytalk)


– MATERNITY: Special Occasion Maternity Dresses
Engagement parties, weddings, graduation, and date nights give mommas-to-be plenty of opportunities for dressing up this summer. No matter what stage of pregnancy you’re in, with today’s options you can find a special occasion maternity dress that not only reflects your individual style, but flatters your bump, too! (by Project Nursery)


– NURSERY: Jim Flora Wonderful Wallpaper
Jim Flora, a mid-century artist known for his album covers and some fabulous children’s books, also created some truly wonderful illustrations. Recently, a series of wallpaper launched with the Flora estate, using original art and illustrations from his archival music images, paintings and abstract designs.  They’re perfect for any nursery! (by Babyccino Kids)

– SUMMER: Five Ways to Keep Kids Cool in Summer Heat
June 21 marks the official first day of summer and with it comes warmer weather and longer days.  As families begin enjoying more time outdoors, here are five tips to help keep the kids cool (as well as ourselves) and beat the summer heat. (by The Jenny Evolution)


– HEALTH: Early Exposure To Pets, Dirt & Germs Are Good For Babies
A new study shows that babies who are exposed to various animal dander and certain household germs during their first year appear to have lower allergy and asthma risk.  Who knew Fluffy and a few dust bunnies could actually be healthy for the little ones? (by IFL Science)

Ally Downey

Ally Downey is the founder and CEO of weeSpring. She's also the author of Here's the Plan: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood. You can follow her on Twitter at @allysondowney.

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