Cool Cats, No Hairballs

Cool Cats, No Hairballs

I don’t entirely understand all the ducks and lambs and barnyard animals on children’s stationery. I mean in my urban neck of the woods, where does a child even see any of those things, let alone grow to love them? ‘Round these parts, it’s all...
Buggin’ Out

Buggin’ Out

Lots of kids go bonkers for bugs. But if you’re like me, you’d rather not be collecting those winged suckers in your house, thankyouverymuch. You can keep nature outside and still enable your child to explore the intricacies of living things, with the...
Now It’s Easy Bein’ Green

Now It’s Easy Bein’ Green

We here at Cool Mom Picks are all about being kind to the environment. But trying to live that way can be a challenge, particularly in you live in a not-so-green state like I do. I’m so glad I found Emerald Market, a new shopping blog from Karen Walrond (of...
Reversible Can Be Cool, I Promise

Reversible Can Be Cool, I Promise

I have to admit that I haven’t had much success with reversible stuff. I mean, sure, it’s great in theory. Butit always seems like one side is way better than the other, and that just sort of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? This is not the case...
These Pants Were Made For Crawling

These Pants Were Made For Crawling

Trade my gorgeous hardwood floors for wall-to-wall? No chance. Fortunately I’ve been alerted to crawling pants. No, I’m not kidding. Crawling pants. Pants. Just for crawling. These inventive and thoughtfully constructed toddler trousers from mom Tammany...
Better Than Cucumbers

Better Than Cucumbers

As if I don’t have a hard enough time falling asleep already, I am constantly dealing with my night-owl neighbors whose bright kitchen light shines right into our bedroom window. Tying to avoid any neighborly conflicts, I’m thinking of scoring an eye...
Wood if I Could

Wood if I Could

Plastic, plastic everywhere. Argh, I’m going out of my head with all the neon plastic around our house! Er, what I mean is…anything for the kid. One place we can compromise is with these wooden blocks from Tree by Kerry Lee. They’re beautifully...
Word to Your Mother

Word to Your Mother

Feeling a little unhip these days? Having a hard time understanding “the kids” on MTV? Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. Weknow how those Gymboree classes, playgroups, and never-ending Barney episodes can suck the cool right out of you....
Boring Bandages, Be Gone

Boring Bandages, Be Gone

For eons, adhesive bandages came in that weird pseudo-skin tone color. Then someone got smart and decided they would make bandages with graphics on them. Yay! But instead of putting anything even remotely cool on them, they put licensed characters and superheroes on...

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