The Lolly List - Friday 13th November 2015

A quick list of the things that have got us intrigued, excited and interested this week, on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and around the web. Most of it child or parenting related. Some of it...just because.

1. That's not my life...

I don't know anyone with small kids who hasn't read one of those "That's not my..." books. You know the ones, "That's not monkey, his ears are too fluffy" etc. I also don't know anyone with small kids who hasn't looked up at some point, looked around themselves and wondered "Is this really my life? Really?". The blog 'Like Real Life' has come up with an excellent "That's not my..." book for mums that will probably ring a few bells for you. 

2. #PrettyCurious...

My 9 yo daughter and I saw this EDF Energy #PrettyCurious ad at the cinema last weekend and both rather loved it. Afterwards she told me "I thought it was going to be an advert for shampoo or something boring. I really liked that it wasn't.". Highlighting the lack of women working in STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), the ad is part of a wider campaign to promote studying STEM subjects to girls, as a gateway to STEM careers. Anything that taps into girls' curiosity and celebrates their potential is a good thing in my book, but I'd love to know what you think.

3. Autumn Leaf Art....

I loved this collection of ideas for crafting with autumn leaves. What a perfect excuse to throw the wellies on and head down to the park.

4. Girl Skateboarders in Afghanistan...

These pictures of a young girl skateboarding in Afghanistan just made me smile so much. Here's a big shout out to those who do things a little differently, who approach problems and situations with imagination. To think that just what girls in Afghanistan need is to learn to skateboard is such a leap of an idea, but so very very awesome. Rad in fact.

5. Sleep Deprivation...

Oh, this post by the marvellous Hurrah For Gin, outlining the Seven Stages of Sleep Deprivation is so very familiar. I spend all day exhausted, fantasising about bedtime in a very non-sexy way (Sorry Lolly-Pop). Then, by 10 o'clock I'm wide awake and bed is the last place I want to be. I mean, if I go to bed before midnight, I might miss something. I don't know what. Just....something. Zzzzzzzz.

6.Threat Based Parenting...

“Brush your hair or I’m going to get out of the car and kiss you goodbye in front of all your friends” and other hillariously awesome techniques for getting your kids to do what you want. Threat based parenting...or else

7. Updating Children's Books...

My kids loved Richard Scarry's books when they were little, so I was really happy to discover they have been subtly updated over the years to present a more egalitarian, less sexist view of the (small animal) world. From Daddy Rabbit appearing in the kitchen to the caption Policeman being changed to Police Officer, a lot of the changes are pretty subtle but oh so significant. Take a look at the changes here.

8. Mini Dressing...

We're big fans of the Korean brand Mini Dressing so you can imagine we are pretty excited to finally be stocking these super cute socks and bags. Keep your eyes peeled, we'll have clothes arriving on the site from then soon. 

Mini Dressing Raccoon Socks and Bags at Yellow LOlly

Happy weekend, lovelies.

Ellie x


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