Month: July 2011

Good things (like babies!) are worth waiting for

Not every baby comes into this world as soon as its parents expect it to. Some of them are years in the making. And for those special little ones, I think this onesie is a pretty darn cute baby gift. The Worth the Wait babysuit and hat set includes simple cotton basics with a sweet message (“I was worth the wait”) that would be perfect for all kinds of new parents, including families who have overcome infertility and families who have adopted. Oddly the hat–which is a 12-24 month size–s much larger than the onesie -which comes in 3-6...

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These baby booties are erg schattig. (That’s “very cute” in Dutch).

Just when I thought I had seen all the baby booties in the world, I was introduced to these gorgeous Dutch made cuties,, which, for the first time ever are available in the United States and Canada. Lucky us! [Don’t miss the awesome giveaway after the jump!] Meet Boumy, a well-known Dutch brand of stylish, 100% leather baby booties that have finally made it across the Atlantic for us North American mamas. While yes, they’re similar in shape and feel to other baby bootie brands you may have already seen, I love a couple special features. Like the slightly...

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Facebook Fans – Introducing the Cool Mom Picks Deal of the Day!

We love a great deal as much as you do, so we’re thrilled to be introducing a cool new deals program just for our Facebook fans. We set it up so that our readers can score awesome discounts on some of our favorite, rarely discounted brands. Starting next week, keep your eyes on our Facebook page for a one-day only deal. Act fast to take advantage, before the discount code ends at midnight. All you have to do to gain access is “like” the Cool Mom Picks Facebook page. Easy! Along with these fantastic deals, liking our page brings...

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Girlie dresses that aren’t too girlie

When I had my daughter–after already having a son–I am a tiny bit ashamed to admit that I became a pretty easy sell with special “girlie” things like dresses and hair clips. Girlie, but not too girlie, you know? So these new baby dresses are the exact kind of beautiful item I would have been only too happy to invest in. Notice I said invest. The dresses from Mama Moderne aren’t inexpensive–more like a dress you might get for a first birthday. But the price comes because they’re handmade. And organic. And adorable. While all the patterns are sweet,...

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5 Super-Hot Picks You Might Have Missed

Summer is all about trying new things, and we’ve got a round-up of picks so new and hot that they will melt your (breast milk?) popsicle.  1. One of our most controversial posts ever involves a European baby doll and a halter top. How do you feel about it? 2. Shop for cute shoes and help young Ugandan women? Yes, please! 3. Finally! We love these new biodegradable beach toys. And when you’re done, just bury ’em. Heh. 4. We dig this new, chemical-free bug spray. The mosquitoes, not so much. 5. Isn’t she Handsome in Pink? Absolutely. And...

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Cut and run

Of all the gifts my sigOth has given to me over all the years, there’s one that I think might be my very favorite: garden shears. Yes, garden shears. And I don’t even have a garden. We are rarely without cut flowers in the house, and it kind of makes me crazy to try and saw off the stems with a chef’s knife. It made him more crazy that I was using his good knives in the first place. Thus – the Celia Birtwell garden pruners (or secateur if you’re fancy) that make me happy every time I take...

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The Wonder Woman onesie for your Wonder Woman-to-be

Superheroes are so summer 2011–Thor, Xmen, Green Lantern, Captain America have all made the rounds at the movies. It’s only a matter of time before my favorite caped crusader gets her day in the sun. This Wonder Woman onesie is the perfect outfit for your delicious baby girl. It is a way to announce her gender without dousing her in pink and ruffles. Sure, clueless octogenarians may not get the reference, but when they say “what a cute little boy,” you can sigh and say “yup, she’s my wonder woman all right.” Girl Power! -Eva The Wonder Woman onesie...

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The best food on Fresh Direct for the time-starved NYC parent

Like so many New York area parents, I’ve been an avid user of Fresh Direct for years now. For me, shopping for groceries online is the best way to avoid the stress and mess of supermarket shopping with a curious toddler who wants to stick his fingers into packages of raw chicken and take bites out of everything in the produce section. So I did not need convincing that it’s a seriously great way to stock my kitchen. What I did need convincing about, was that the prepared meals didn’t taste like hospital food. Fresh Direct sent me a...

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Zutano baby clothes just got way easier to find

I remember with fondness my very first Zutano purchase. It was a cozy fleece newborn hat with perky animal ears for my son, who’s now almost three. I immediately became hooked on the affordable, well-made and adorable options from Zutano, but their website was definitely not a shopper’s paradise, more geared towards wholesale than me. Well finally, with an awesome redesign, Zutano.com is so fun and easy to peruse that I added a dozen things for my boys to my cart on my first visit. My fave purchases include the kimono wrap Lions Short Sleeve Newborn Onesie, pictured, ($18),...

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Join us at BlogHer for the most important conversation on parenting ever

Going to the big BlogHer conference in San Diego in August? So are we! And what’s better, we’re hosting an awesome discussion with two of our favorite ever bloggers, Alice Bradley of Finslippy, and Eden Kennedy of Fussy–also the authors of the brilliant book Let’s Panic About Babies. Thanks to our sponsor BillMyParents (which you must check out stat, especially if you have kids of spending money age), we’re going to answer your questions about parenting in the digital age. If you can’t join us in person (which we’d love you to do!) then let us know your questions....

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