5th Avenue Slings

5th Avenue Slings

If you thought slings were just for the crunchy moms–well, first, you haven’t been reading Cool Mom Picks very carefully. (We’ll have a talk about that later.) But also, you haven’t seen this Missoni fabric sling from bronwenhandcrafted....
Me and My Shadow

Me and My Shadow

I like to think I’ve got some cool tricks up my sleeves for rainy days. But I’m still open to adding to my repertoire. Take these adorable shadow puppets from Owly Shadow Puppets, which can take a day from boring to a blast in a matter of seconds. Never...
Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea

I’m always intrigued by Asian art traditions, not only because my mother is Chinese, but because, let’s face it — the stuff is absolutely gorgeous. And this hand-dyed baby kimono from Itty Bitty Lady Bug is no exception. Using Kusakizome, the...
Bags For the Price of the Lipstick Inside

Bags For the Price of the Lipstick Inside

I can rationalize almost any purse purchase, even though the price tag might be a bit (okay, way) higher than I should be spending on a bag. But the bags from Cara’s Creations? Absolutely no rationalization needed. Not a drop. Not a spec.Each of the...
Dolls Made in Not China

Dolls Made in Not China

As I sit here, gazing at my four month-old as she sucks the end of a silver rattle, I know I’m doing the right thing in limiting the mass-produced plastic garbage that enters our house. And enters her hands. And thus, enters her mouth. My latest focus: Dolls....
Psst…Pass It On

Psst…Pass It On

While there’s no shortage of layettes out there for sale, I’m always on the lookout for items that are worthy of being handed down through the generations. When this year’s mass-produced designs look just like last year’s mass-produced designs,...
For the Princess Whose Poop Don’t Stink

For the Princess Whose Poop Don’t Stink

There is certainly more frivolous girlie-girl, princessy, pink, ridiculous kidswear out there than you know. And actually, you don’t want to know: Marabou trimmed baby onesies, blinged out baby shoe soles (soles!), and headbands with flowers four times the size...

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