While I applaud the intent behind buying organic, I have to admit I’m a little cynical about what I’m getting. The fruits and veggies are smaller, the meat is way pricier, and the clothes – at least they’re getting better, if slowly.
As anyone who’s ever thrown a party knows, you need about six times as many cups as guests. Mainly because half of them get wasted when the guests get…well, wasted…and forget which half-full cup was theirs after they put it down. Or worse, instead of leaving it altogether, they unknowingly drink from someone else’s cup. Yuck.
I was always told that pearls can dress up any outfit. Now that adage is being put to the test with the String of Pearls Bib.
I’m always looking for books for my daughter featuring strong female protagonists. They don’t have to be fist-in-the-air feminist characters, but they don’t have…
I’m always looking for books for my daughter featuring strong female protagonists. They don’t have to be fist-in-the-air feminist characters, but they don’t have to be princesses dreaming of marrying princes, either.
My first child is on her way and while I still have a lot to learn, one thing I’ve already got down pat is…
My daughter has been introduced to the scientific concept of metamorphosis by, of all things, an episode of The Wonder Pets. She now understands, in her 2 year-old way, that a caterpillar turns into a "buh-fwy." Also that butterflies sing and dance.
If you’ve got a kid who’s into the binkies, and therefore drops the binkies, and therefore makes you bend down to pick up the binkies 674 times a day–can you tell I know of which I speak?–check out the paci clips from Bink Link.
I can barely keep my head above water with two kids of different ages so the notion of triplets (triplets!!!) sends me into shock. And I’m not just talking about all those diapers or managing their feeding schedules. I’m thinking about the important issues–like how the heck you dress them.
As a writer I’ve always subscribed to the adage, "write what you know." And I assume the same goes for other art forms as well. (Paper maché what you know!) So it’s not surprising that prolific illustrator and photographer Stephanie Wise began creating a spectacular series of modern adoption art in 2005 after setting off on her own adoption journey.
I’m a huge fan of choosing wood over plastic when it comes to kids’ toys. My only gripe is that they often seem to be just for show, and not made to stand up to the drooly mouths and rough grips of actual children.
The CMP staff has been busy with the birthin’ of babies as of late and we’re proud to welcome our staff writer Tina in on the all night diaper-changing fun.
Sometimes I look at comfy cozy baby accessories and wonder why business suits aren’t made in silky chenille too. It seems like we always give up the best things as we grow up. Things like lullabies.
While we’d like to think that CMP is the definitive source for all things cool for moms, we do have a few resources that tip us off to what women are digging on the web. And now we have a new one to add to our list – sk*rt. [Edited to add: Now called Kirtsy]
It’s hard to beat little cotton dresses on little girls for summer. The problem is, not every girl is the gingham and bows type, and that’s a lot of what toddler dresses are. If we put my daughter in something frilly and flouncy…well let’s just say it wouldn’t happen.
For those of you who use the pages of Cookie Magazine as a shopping list as opposed to a daydream starter, have we got the thing for you: The absolutely stunning baby calling cards from Sesame Letterpress Designs.
There’s nothing like seeing your happy, warm, water baby turn into a screaming cold monsterwhen you attempt to extract her ever so quickly from the bathtub. Even the most highly skilled supermom does not have the power to wrap that baby up quickly enough to avoid those awful yelps.
What’s that you say? You still have not yet picked out the perfect Father’s Day gift for the new dad in your life? You came here looking for ideas? How fortuitous! For we have just the thing.
If I may totally frank, the staff at Cool Mom Picks cannot entirely understand the appeal of pregnancy belly casts. It sounds cool in theory– sort of–but what do you do with it when you’re done?
Aside from the rare celebrity or overexposed heiress who schedules her delivery around her publicity schedule, most women don’t exactly look forward to c-sections.