Psst…I know a mom…

Psst…I know a mom…

At Cool Mom Picks, we love to cheer on our fellow moms, spreading the word about cool stuff created by parents we know and the ones we wish we knew. Whitney Hill, founder of iknowamom.com, has brought together hundreds of those moms she knows in an ever-growing index...
I shall hug him, and squeeze him, and call him George

I shall hug him, and squeeze him, and call him George

The stuffed animals I painstakingly selected for my babies as to be “loveys” were never the ones they ended up dragging everywhere. When it comes to that special attachment, kids don’t care if it’s pretty or where it came from–they care...
Ooooh, mossy

Ooooh, mossy

Just because I can’t grow a darn thing to save my life, doesn’t mean I don’t have an avid appreciation for nature. Hence my infatuation with Adorn Jewelry‘s new line of “Living Jewelry.” Seattle-based artisan Amy Mueller combines...
Books for boys, beyond baseball

Books for boys, beyond baseball

When I go to teacher conferences, the thing I hear the most about my son– always said with great reverence– is, Wow, he sure likes to read! I come from an entire family of readers, so this doesn’t seem odd to me… but it is odd, because boys...
The mood necklace

The mood necklace

I’m intrigued by the idea of versatile, interchangeable jewelry; however, I have to admit that interchangeable rings, necklaces and bracelets of the sort I usually see at the jewelry store rarely strike me as something I’d actually wear. But when I saw...
Welcome to the jungle

Welcome to the jungle

Thankfully, I have undergone a baby mobile intervention since having our first child, and am happy to report that we are free of all fuzzy, robotic sounding mobiles in our home, mostly due to the amazing choices out there today. Like this beautiful Petit Collage baby...
Crackity SNAPPITY POPPITY Pop!

Crackity SNAPPITY POPPITY Pop!

I’m a woman without singing ability. Also, my sense of rhythm is limited to 4/4 time. But when my daughter developed an interest in scat after hearing about it on a kids’ television show, it was time for some musical research. No need for my kid to be...
Ouchies: Turning owies into art

Ouchies: Turning owies into art

They say hell hath no fury like a child denied a Band-Aid, but that’s only because they’ve not seen one of my kids offered the wrong Band-Aid (which is even worse). Heaven forbid I have nothing left but butterflies when my son has an invisible scrape....
The year of the owl

The year of the owl

If you haven’t noticed, 2009 appears to be the year of the owl– at least when it comes to baby accessories. I suppose that it’s sort of fitting, seeing as how owls are awake all night long, not unlike some babies I know. Sigh. At least this lovely...
Party animals

Party animals

I guess I have birthday gifts on the brain this week after finding those cute crowns. Today’s pick: The Raplapas party animals. Each adorable stuffed pig, elephant, bird or rabbit is soft (ooh, cotton velvet), cuddly and topped off with a party hat, making it an...

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