Web Coolness – swim safety, summer fun, and creative inspiration

fourth of july decorationsHere are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too.

We love the roundup of free 4th of July Printables at Living Locurto, from cupcake topper pinwheels, to wine tags and fun decorations.

At MomTrends, excellent tips for baby’s first swim.

Summertime Fun Cards – a smart and easy craft project to make the most of summer with your kids, via Teach Mama.

Our friends at Babyccino blog launch a fun NYC kids guide. Between that and Mommy Poppins, now we’ll always have something to do when we’re hitting the Big Apple with our families.

A wonderful archive of free printables thanks to reader Amanda Oakes, including these wonderful Kind Cards.

The Motherhood rounds up lots of beautiful “Thank you mom” posts from readers and writers. Get out the Kleenex.

We absolutely adore this guest post at Design*Sponge from Lauren Venell on how crafters and creative types can maintain confidence in a competitive market. Required reading for all you writers, artists, and entrepreneurs.

[tissue fan fireworks via martha stewart]