Editors Best of 2008 – The coolest websites, services, and stuff just for moms

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While we love the gifts and gear for the wee ones in our lives, we’re always on the lookout for services and support just for the hard-working parents out there. Here are some of our favorites that we discovered this year.

Liz: This year’s best trend award goes to the online designer sample sales including Hautelook and Rue La La, which discount outrageous kids’ and adult clothing by up to 70%. Nope, not a typo.

Free E-cards from Motherhood with Attitude

Kristen: The free e-cards from Motherhood With Attitude and of course their actual printed cards save my butt consistently, and make me (and my recipients) laugh out loud every single time.

Menu Planning Made Easy

Liz: My new year’s resolution: More meal-planning with the help of online menu planning service Relish! and less take-out sushi. (Starting tomorrow. Tonight I feel like sushi.)

Kristen: Since a few of my neighborhood and even work groups have switched to BigTent to host their online groups,life has gotten way easier. Well, as easy as it can get with a husband, two jobs, and three kids.

Lullaby Exercises Workout DVD for New Moms

Liz: If you want to lose the baby weight, Lullaby Exercises mommy/baby workout videos from Chicks-n-Chickens will help you feel the burn. Of course it helps if you had a really fat baby.

Designer Maternity Clothes by Chiarakruza

Kristen: It’s obvious that Chiara Kruza maternity wear knows what pregnant moms want. Well almost. She’s just missing the complimentary box of chocolates with every purchase.

Newborn Photography Sessions by Baby Bella

Cool Mom Picks Pick of the Year 2008

Liz:  Newborn photography is elevated to a whole new level with Baby Bella Photography, who comes right to your hospital and turns your most beautiful moments into your actual, most beautiful moments. We hope they make it to more cities soon.

Cool Mom Staff

We spend our time looking for cool stuff so you don't have to. Hope this one fits the bill.

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