Let’s usher in the new year with a new group of links that are all parent-focused. Whether it’s a fun craft idea for when the snow is really starting to fall or an admirable look at what it’s like to be a mom/coach at the upcoming Winter Olympics, this collection of stories will make you feel good and ready to take on the new year with the attitude of “Let’s do this!”

Bringing up a book-lover CAN involve reading your infant a dystopian novel. Cool.

Source: The New York Times

Mom/actress/activist Natalie Portman is now being “social,” but it’s for a cause.

Source: Harper’s Bazaar

Snow day? It’s (DIY) slime time.

Source: HGTV

If you’re staying in for a “romantic” dinner with the kids this Valentine’s Day, you’ll definitely need these.

Source: Pottery Barn Kids

Here’s a sibling duo hoping to compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics—oh, and they’re both coached by their MOM.

Source: NBC Chicago