The gifts that bring the tears. In a good way.

The gifts that bring the tears. In a good way.

Longtime readers of Cool Mom Picks know we’ve been huge fans of photographer-turned-jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann of MRK Style for years now. She makes the stunning sterling and gold keepsakes that make the recipient go all weepy. Men included. So we were...
…and warm woolen mittens.

…and warm woolen mittens.

I love being a mom of boys, but I envy my mom-of-girls friends one wee thing: Barrettes. Especially when I see ones as cute as the felt barettes from Redhaven. Redhaven’s no-slip barrettes are handmade of 100% wool felt; each set of three includes two hearts and...
Automoblox Minis deliver big fun

Automoblox Minis deliver big fun

Automoblox have taken over more than a few toy chests in the last few years, and it’s not surprising – these modular, creativity-inspiring toys cars and trucks inspire imaginations, while still delivering the joy of vrooming a car around the living room...
The little red wagon gets a makeover

The little red wagon gets a makeover

When we made the move to suburbia, one of the first purchases we made was a wagon. But like most people, we were limited to what we could find at our local chain store, which was definitely about functionality and not at all about sleek modern design. Lucky for you,...
Gift tags that come back as wildflowers

Gift tags that come back as wildflowers

Indeed the whole eco-friendly gift tag embedded with wildflower seed thing isn’t brand new, but I like it anyway. I like that it makes the giver feel as good as the getter. And in time for the holidays, I especially like the Plantable Ornament Gift Tags shaped...
Natura paints, hold the VOC’s

Natura paints, hold the VOC’s

When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I spent a lot of time thinking about the nursery color, but spent exactly no time actually painting the room since the VOC’s in most room paints are considered a no-no for pregnant women. My asthma didn’t like it much...

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