The immaculate confection

The immaculate confection

Recently I wanted to make cookies for my girls but I was too tired to start from scratch. I grabbed a thing of that refrigerated cookie dough that I remember eating raw in my college days and figured it would be fine in a pinch. Oh man, was it horrible. Beyond...
Cool Mom Picks loves Brazil!

Cool Mom Picks loves Brazil!

We just wanted to give a huge thanks to Época, Brazil’s popular weekly magazine, for naming Cool Mom Picks among their top 20 international blogs! We are beyond honored to be in such esteemed company as the Huffington Post, Boing Boing, Post Secret, Perez...
A Fairy for all Seasons

A Fairy for all Seasons

It’s always nice cracking open some children’s books to get your kids into the spirit of the holidays, but not every parent is looking to do it through biblical tales or the Santa story. A cool alternative: Positive Spin Press offers three fairy...
Yellow Pages, now more green than yellow

Yellow Pages, now more green than yellow

I think it’s been at least five years since I used an actual telephone book. With a wi-fi broadband connection to the all-knowing Internet, those old books are now only useful to me as makeshift booster seats and yet they continue to show up on my doorstep, year...
Rock-a-bye birdies, made of bamboo

Rock-a-bye birdies, made of bamboo

I can’t stop staring at this bamboo mobile by Petit Collage, available at Branch Home, and I’m just looking at a picture. In real life, those laser-cut bamboo birds each have a different pattern cut into their middles, so as they twirl around on the...
Get your felt on

Get your felt on

The more I realize how totally impractical it is to wear anything remotely nice around my sticky-fingered kids, the more I’m started to appreciate the value of accessories that aren’t all that valuable. UK shop Lupin Handmade, whose amazing felt mobiles we...

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