For those mourning the loss of Google Reader come July 1 and in search of suitable replacements, eWeek’s Google Reader: With the End Near, Here Are Some Alternatives provides a great comprehensive list of free and paid services for smartphones and desktop. Thanks to a comment left at the bottom of the article, I’m trying out SwarmIQ which allowed me to import my feeds directly from Google Reader before everything disappears come July. The left navigation of Swarm IQ looks pretty similar to what you got used to through Google Reader but it’s even easier to edit your feeds by adding blogs to folders or deleting them. Plus bloggers will appreciate that in the Most Recent, the title appears and clicking leads to the site to help with page views.
If your tween is in need of new reading for the summer, Julie Pron from Julieverse provides Fantasy and adventure books your tween boy or girl will love.
Earlier this month 40 blogging friends went to the Jersey Shore to see and support the rebuilding efforts as part of a social good initiative called #JerseyLove. The stories are incredibly powerful and Lisa Frame does an amazing job tugging at your heartstrings while making you realize that this is a place that still needs our help. Read Lisa’s #JerseyLove posts and have some tissue handy.
Jessica McFadden is not only a good friend but THE woman to watch for Real Life Style, a 30 minute show where she provides practical tips and product suggestions for busy moms through a live online segment that you wish was longer than half an hour. This Tuesday, June 25 she’s hosting another live show on MomTV from 8-8:30 pm where she’ll be talking about gadgets that have changed her life. RSVP to win one of the many prizes she’s giving away (including salon quality blow dryers and flat irons!) by visiting A Parent in America.
This week’s posts on Parents.com:
- 5 Monsters University Activities to Reinforce Learning
- 3 Ways to Encourage Summer Reading with Technology
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Good Croc, Bad Croc is available on DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and every purchase comes with exclusive codes that unlock special powers for Croc Countdown, an online game found at nick.com/kungfupanda. Use the code 2000030379037424 for your free wallpaper download. Also don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win Good Croc, Bad Croc for your family! Disclosure: As a founding member of Fox Home Entertainment Insiders, I receive pre-release titles through my involvement and other perks. No compensation was received for my involvement and all opinions are my own.