Web coolness – inspiring working moms, last minute Mother’s Day gifts, and breakfast in bed.

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web the week. We hope you will too.

Nabbing some last-minute beauty gifts for Mother’s Day? Kristen highlights her favorites on Birchbox. And of course, there’s always our own Mother’s Day Gift Guide.

25 inspiring stories from 25 inspiring working moms on iVillage including Jennifer Garner, Kathleen Sebelius, and our own Liz Gumbinner!

Sunday’s breakfast in bed looks even better with these sweet personalized love notes (shown.)

Keep an eye on Ohdeedoh’s Month of Small Space Living for beautiful inspiration and ideas.

A quick printable Mother’s Day card. And don’t miss the door hanger for our must-have Mother’s Day nap.

20 reasons that moms of special needs kids rock.

Such a cute way to practice storytelling with stickers.

Enter to be one of iVillage’s iVoices as they begin their search for 10 new contributors.

Love this funky little rap by two of Cool Mom Picks’ favorites: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and Sugar Free Allstars.

Why moms should quit: A provocative idea in the New York TimesMotherlode column.

Shiver me timbers: Wry Baby’s free pirate printables are a fine bit of booty. Do you know tomorrow is the first ever official Military Spouse Appreciation Day? Go military spouses!

Just in case you don’t get exactly what you want for Mother’s Day: Check out Christina’s picks from Felt & Wire Shop and Kristen’s great tech gifts–then grab a little something for yourself.

Cool Mom Staff

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


  • Reply May 6, 2011


    Military Spouse Appreciation Day is actually tomorrow (5/7) according to the proclamation linked.

  • Reply May 6, 2011

    Stacey Allaire

    I love this list! This was a lovely way to start my morning. Thanks for sharing this – I’m going to pass it along to my own mother.

  • Reply May 6, 2011


    Great post! I’ll definitely be using the printables from How About Orange, and I didn’t even know about the contributor search at iVillage! Thanks!

  • Reply May 12, 2011


    Thanks for sharing!

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