The Best and Worst Gifts for Father’s Day, Places to Travel With Babies, and More :: Links of the Week

Friday, Friday, Friday! Here come the links of the week. We know that you’ve likely been waiting for these, so now you can finally unplug and enjoy the weekend. So, sit tight, be inspired, and discover our favorite articles from this week.

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– BEST GIFTS: The Best and Worst Gifts for Father’s Day 
If you haven’t been paying attention to the going’s on in the world these days (hey, it happens!), here’s a friendly reminder that Father’s Day is right around the corner. Luckily, you still have time to get something special and you can use some of these ideas that Rage Against the Minivan wrote about in this post about the best gifts for dads.

However, if you already made up your mind about a gift for dad, just double-check that your present doesn’t appear in this other post by Scary Mom about some of the Father’s Day gifts that dad really doesn’t want.


If you are not getting much sleep these days but still need to look somewhat “presentable” in the real world, HelloBee helps you with a quick, 5-minute tired face-lift so that even those last-minute visitors won’t be able to tell you haven’t slept a wink!

– BEDTIME MATH: A Tool to Help Your Child Love Math
Research shows that early math skills are a better predictor of academic success than reading ability. So how to improve the chances of your child even liking math? The key is helping kids see that math can be enjoyable from an early age.

This article posted by My Life and Kids will help you to learn how to build your kid’s confidence early and provide a foundation for future learning.


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– TRAVEL: 6 Far Flung—but Baby-Friendly—Places to Travel
Summer is almost here and with that comes more opportunities for vacations. If traveling with a little one has you confused, stressed, and worried, fear not! Red Tricycle has helpfully compiled a list of baby-friendly places to visit, so relax, make some potential travel plans, and hit the road. These awesome locales have been designed specifically for family with young ones in mind.

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– TRAVEL: Essentials for Taking Your Baby Beachside
Another popular destination for enjoying all that summer can bring is – of course – the beach. But going to the beach (or lake or pool) with a baby can be intimidating if you’re not sure what to bring (and what you can leave at home).

Check out this post to help you figure out the essentials for taking your little one for some fun in the sun and water. (by Apartment Therapy)

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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