Using Pinterest to Find and Organize Ideas for Your Family (plus a list of folks to follow!)

The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.

Using Pinterest, the virtual bulletin board, has become one of my favorite ways to find and organize ideas for my family.  I”m a visual person and being able to see my bulletin boards, and organize them by type, is more helpful to me than any other link favorites documenting system I”ve used in the past.

It also appeals to me because it is a paperless way to plan and organize, and the fewer piles of paper we have around here the better!

I love that I can organize the ideas I find for my family and home by season, type, age and stage – really, any category that I can come up with! 

If you aren”t currently on Pinterest and you don”t know what all the fuss about “pinning” is, let me share a few tips and tricks with you today, as well as some of my favorite people to follow for kids and family ideas.

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Weekend Links

Good Reads: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

The following post is by editor Kara Fleck.

It is no secret that my kids and I love to read, and I hope the same is true for you and your families.  I”m a former bookseller and I”m a lifelong book lover, as is my husband.   It is one of the traits I”m happiest has passed on to my children.

Reading to my children is one of my favorite ways to spend time with them, especially if the book is clever and fun.

We talk about our favorite reads here on Simple Kids from time to time, and I”m excited to bring you a monthly series on Simple Kids dedicated just to book reviews. 

Be on the lookout for book review features from the other Simple Living Media sites, as well. 

I look forward to highlighting some of my favorite reads and sharing our new discoveries with you.

Extra Yarn

This month I wanted to share with you a book that is a new one on our bookshelf: Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett.

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