Best of April 2013

DIY-bracelets.jpgHappy last day of April! Following my January, February, and March best-of posts, today I'm rounding up the most helpful, insightful, favored-by-the-community posts from April. I hope you enjoy this month's roundup, handy for browsing during lunch, on the pick up line, or wherever! Also, here are a few of my favorite recent pins: a cool way to display Instagram photos, an 8-week half marathon plan, a pretty, ladylike dress I just ordered, DIY bracelets, and book club fodder.
Developmental & Family Issues

  • Eight ways to make mom friends.
  • Keeping twins together or apart in school.
  • How to cope when your partner works long hours.
  • How to talk to kids about difficult topics.
  • Five certainties following the Boston Marathon bombings.

    Favorite Finds

  • Ooh, you still have until Wednesday to enter a $250 Gemvara gift certificate!
  • Ridiculously cute rainbow sneakers.
  • A gorgeous scarf to benefit women in Ethiopia.


  • This April vacation mega-roundup is a great jumping off point for family programming in general.


  • Meals made easy: roasted shrimp with vegetables.
  • An organic cleaning bible.


  • Some happy things.
  • April 19: a day of dissonance.

    Image credit: DIY bracelets via Pinterest