Month: October 2010

Kids tees that make a great story

The mission of past CMP pick, Out of Print Clothing is to spread the joy of reading. Through fashion. Hey, two of our favorite things? And, now, they have expanded their collection to include t-shirts for kids. Find shirts featuring cover of the first edition of the Catcher in the Rye (so hipster chic), Brave New World, and Pride and Prejudice or go for the infamous cover of Moby Dick. Although, that could lead to some schoolyard shenanigans if your kids are old enough to make, uh…Moby Dick jokes. What’s particularly great is that Out of Print Clothing donates...

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Web coolness – Modern ABCs, crafting shortcuts, and cakes made out of Brobee

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. On Babycenter, Kristen uncovers a super cool service to get kids crafty, even when their moms aren’t at all. The always thoughtful PHD in Parenting blog has wonderful links to help you think about food in honor of this week’s World Food Day. A funny post parodying all the baby gear recalls lately. We can’t help it – we laughed. The Lichtenstein ABCs? Who even knew. Friends of Foofa: Behold! An entire post filled with Yo Gabba Gabba cakes. Amazing. [via kari...

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Cool Mom Picks loves InStyle!

Well what a nice surprise to discover that the November 2010 issue of InStyle includes Cool Mom Picks in their big Best of the Web feature! We are so beyond thrilled that one of our all-time favorite magazines mentions us us as one of four favorite blogs in the kids category. (Psst…page 256. The one with the adorable Rachel McAdams cover.) It’s a great honor considering we’re in the company of sites Planet Awesome Kid, Mamaista, and EcoChildsPlay. Plus we loved seeing the inclusion of CMP favorites like Rikshaw Design, Polarn O Pyret, Little Lunalu, TadaShop and more. As...

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The low-tech answer to high-tech organizers

I’m so high tech that, sometimes, I need to go low tech. For those of you like me, or those who just plain reject iPads and online organizers and anything with a plug, may I recommend the MEpad from LobotoME? Okay, so you can’t surf the web on the MEpad, watch videos, listen to music, or gaze lovingly at your baby photos (unless they’re paper clipped to the top). But you can write on it with a pen. Yes, a glorious pen. Remember those? Write your shopping lists, to-do lists, lists, notes to the husband on this hilarious recycled...

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An XOXO to OXO’s new BPA-free snack servers

True Parent Confession: Life is so hectic that I once served crackers to my toddler in one of her own shoes. I couldn’t give her the giant, store-fresh bag of cheesy crunchers in her car seat, but I had promised her a snack. So she had an empty Mary Jane of slightly sandy crackers. So here’s a better idea. (As if there were a worse idea.) And it’s a better idea than mystery plastic from China, too: The awesome new BPA-free feeding line from OXO. This brand new line of BPA-free snack and feeding line for kids has something...

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Our secret stash of airline cookies! Revealed!

If you’ve flown on a particular airline, then you’re probably familiar with the scarily yummy Biscoff cookies. And as a wife of a pilot who flies for said airline, I have to giggle every time someone tells me that they hoard them, mostly because we’ve got our own personal stash too. (Shhh.) Well, now you don’t have to wait to take another fun-filled family flight in order to refill your stockpile, and our staff at CMP is more excited about it  than we should be. You can snag the Biscoff Cookies in various sized packs at their website, find...

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These sweaters must have been very good in a previous life.

Once upon a time these little critters were cozy woolen sweaters, but thanks to the imagination and ingenuity of Laura Ray, they have been reincarnated as Pogos. Made with upcycled wool and stuffed with sustainable bamboo fiber they are as eco-friendly as they are adorable. But the best part is reading each one’s clever backstory. Go to Pogoship, Laura’s Etsy website, and you’ll learn that Adeline is heading to a party, and Woody is trying to overcome his fear of jumping over the stream in the forest where he lives. And what kid wouldn’t love to have a Pogo...

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Breaking News: Graco Stroller Recall

If you mamas are owners of the Graco Quattro or MetroLite strollers that was bought before November 2007, check the serial numbers because they’ve been voluntarily recalled by Graco and the CPSC. The CPSC reports that babies can try to squeeze out under the tray and get caught resulting in cuts and bruises. (We report that you might just want to use the lap belts with your babies.) If you’re just using the stroller base with an infant seat as a travel system, there’s no danger at all. In any case, no need to panic. Just contact Graco for...

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A tree grows in Brooklyn. And becomes eco-friendly kids’ furniture.

Searching for just the right children’s furniture always seems a challenge. You don’t want anything too adult, or too baby-ish either. You want something as beautiful as the rest of your decor, and if you’re going to invest in quality children’s furniture, you don’t want it outgrown before the kid’s fourth birthday either. Well feast your eyes on the exquisite kids’ table and chairs by Brooklyn designer and clever mom, April Hannah. Not only is this children’s furniture made from sustainable and safe materials like soy glue and non-toxic water-based finish, it’s a modern marvel of cool, inspired by...

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Cute boy clothing – yay!

I love having a son. The way he has to touch every wheel he sees–even if it’s on some random stranger’s Rollerblade–is so cute. My only complaint about giving birth to a boy, as opposed to a girl, is the sheer lack of cool clothing options. That’s why when I discovered Little Dudes Only a site devoted to awesome boy wear, that’s become a CMP favorite, I got super-pumped. Their fall merch is over-the-top cute. I’m crushing on the Malcolm cardi from Knuckleheads, an adorable collegiate-esque number with a shawl collar and ribbed cuffs. So perfect for the new...

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