Weekly Web Round-Up: Week of February 22, 2013

The award season culminates this weekend with the Oscars on Sunday. Have you seen all the nominated films? Do you have you ballots filled out? If you’re still looking for a little inspiration on who to pick as your winners, or if you haven’t seen a few films, check out these descriptions from a 7-year-old (based on the movies’ posters). They’ll definitely help you choose your winners.

“This is a movie about building things and it’s a happy, good movie. The two people are inventors that invent things that have to do with fish because of all those little scribbles that look like fish. They work together. He’s also really, really tall and she likes to wear her hair really, really high. It’s kind of a funny movie, too, you can tell by the look in their eyes.”


In other Oscar related news, the blog Don’t Call Me Oscar posts photos of children dressed and posed like the characters from Oscar-nominated films. Our favorite? Mary Toddler Lincoln.



Has your tween/teen been invited to a bar/bat mitzvah yet? Has your child had his or hers? Was the invitation incredible? Check out Daniel’s bar mitzvah save the date.

Do you love Downton Abbey as much as we do? It seems everyone is obsessed, and what better way to talk about it than comparing Downton characters to Disney characters? That’s exactly what Babble’s Pilar Clark did, and she is spot on!

DOWNSTAIRS: Sam the Eagle as Mr. Carson Bushy eyebrows, permanent frown – this one’s a no brainer.


Do you have a list of things you think you need to teach your kids? What about what others should teach their kids? No, this isn’t a “we’re right, you’re wrong” guide to parenting. Tom Burns of The Good Men Project compiled his humorous, sincere, and practical list of “25 Things I Think Every Dad Should Teach His Kids.”

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20. On a related topic, a college education is worthless if you don’t know how to properly use an apostrophe with the letter “s.”

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