Representation and Repercussions

You know things are going back to normal (at least a little) when the stories dominating the playground involve a mom pulling her kid out of preschool because they wouldn't let her son wear nail polish.

In other news, Lori Loughlin (a/k/a Becky on Full House) got actual jail time for bribing officials to let her kids into USC (still no word on whether the bribe recipients will face charges), the DNC convention this week featured a teen with a stutter endorsing Joe Biden, who made him feel more confident by confessing his own stutter, and Disney has introduced its first bisexual character.

Read on for more fam-tastic news and notions for the week.


Overheard on the Playground

“Family is a wonderful thing, but it doesn’t mean you can’t do other stuff in your life. In fact, having a family makes whatever other thing you have that much richer. If it was just me, I’d be home alone and think, ‘Well, something good happened at work,’ but it’s much nicer to share it with people you love.”

Ben Affleck


FAM-TECH

Organizational Apps. With our work/life balance in a limbo, learn how these apps can help your family stay organized and up for any challenge!


PARENTOPIA

Socially Distanced Breaks. Break time is important for kids. Learn about these terrific break ideas to get your kids mentally prepared for their school schedules.

Health Body Image. Body-positivity develops a strong sense of self-awareness and motivation. Here are 27 children's books that promote the idea of loving yourself no matter how you look.


EDUTAINMENT

Road Trip Games. On your next family road trip, be sure to check out these awesome games that’ll keep your family entertained in the long journey.

Socially Distanced Breaks. Break time is important for kids. Learn about these terrific break ideas to get your kids mentally prepared for their school schedules.


KIDBITS

The Women’s Suffrage March. Learn about the historic struggle women faced to have the right to vote which led to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Newly Captured Solar System. For the first time, scientists have captured an image of multiple planets orbiting a sun-like star, 300 light years away from our planet!

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About Liz Oertle
Denver, CO
Liz Oertle is the CEO and co-founder of Nanno. A recovering attorney and mother of two, she is passionate about helping parents connect with high quality childcare on demand.