Month: July 2012

The modern family room, redesigned by the Novogratz family

Last week I got a sneak peek at a cool new collaboration between design gurus and parents (of seven!) Bob and Courtney Novogratz and CB2. When I did, all I could do is smile. The colorful wool Family Rug charmed me right off the bat; and I have to say, I’m not always open to peppering my home with “sayings” or words. But in this case, I think it would be so perfect in…well, a family room. But I could also see it in a playroom or a modern entrance way.  Should yours be a little bigger than mine. It comes...

Read More

Falling in love with geometry

As minor as my kids’ milestones might seem in the great scheme of things, I still do my fair share of celebrating them. All night in your own bed? Yes! So I decided that I too deserve to treat myself with a little reward for making it through another milestone with them. Fair, right? I’ve got just the thing, if beautiful handmade jewelry looks like your kind of grownup treat. I just love the geometric rings from Israeli-based Osnat Har Noy that are a little larger than a thin everyday band but not as bold as a cocktail ring....

Read More

The best online bullying resources that we hope you never need

With so many of us with school-aged kids, we were probably surprised as you might be to know that according to the National Crime Prevention Council, about 160,000 kids won’t go to school each day for fear of being bullied, which to us is about 160,000 too many. We’re happy to be working with our sponsor Chase again, a supporter of The Bully Project, which you might know is an important independent film that highlights kids and families across the USA through the school year who dealing with bullying — online, on their phones, on the bus, at home, and...

Read More

Shoes that grow with your baby. Really!

Don’t even get me started on the hassle of shoe shopping for kids. The second my son started walking last month, I knew we were in for a new pair of shoes every couple of months, just like I had done for his older brother. But then I discovered a new shoe brand that expands along with your tot’s ever-growing tootsies and I’m smitten. The idea behind Shupeas, a new collection of expandable baby shoes that fit sizes 3 to 24 months, is pretty genius. Thanks to some strategic straps and Velcro, you are able to custom fit the...

Read More

5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are a few of our favorite tech picks on Cool Mom Tech from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. This scuba suit for your iPhone can allow you to take pictures underwater! 2. Want to try running but aren’t sure where to start? This helpful and responsive app for runners got our editor off the couch and finally knocking a 10K off her bucket list. 3. What happens when you combine Tetris, bombs, and your friends? A new app addiction, that’s what. 4. Here’s how to shave a few minutes off your next airport...

Read More

An amazing day camp in New York City – even for non NYC kids

Updated with exclusive discount! Imagine sending your kids to a camp where they get to explore all the best sights and sounds of New York City for a week, with a huge educational component. Now imagine that you are visiting New York for a week, and that you can allow your kids to join in while you see your own sights (and shops). Interest piqued? Us too. A day camp called NYC Is My Backyard, created by two former New York public school teachers, is giving more traditional day camps a run for their macrame. With so many amazing...

Read More

8 free Olympics printables that deserve a medal

We’ve found a set of free Olympics printables that bring the excitement of the far-away Olympics a little closer, no passport required. Which is great because the closest we’re going to get to London for the Summer Olympics is through our television and laptop screens. New-to-the-U.S., personalized-gift shop, Tinyme, has an entire roster of cute and totally free Olympics Printables that will help keep the excitement going even when I need to shut off the television. Some can even be personalized. My family will love the Opening Ceremony Bingo Cards which we can play while we all stay up...

Read More

Every family has a spicy kid…or two.

Molly Ledford and her band of merry Lunch Money mates are just such supreme goodness. We are big fans of theirs here at Cool Mom Picks, but this new CD, Spicy Kid, just might take the cake. Er, peanut butter sandwich.  This CD is a combination of sweet fun and silliness for the kid folk, but Molly sneaks in a most unbelievable tribute to parenting with “Basket of Flowers.“ I listened to that song on repeat and saw my children as little babies flash before me in a sort of slideshow of the mind. Yes, it was that deep....

Read More

Cool movie posters for fans of film and great design

Okay so I guess it’s cool modern poster day today at Cool Mom Picks, because aside from the adorable city posters that Kirstin raved about, I just fell in love with a series of classic movie posters, reinterpreted by a modern graphic artist and now on sale. The Joseph Chiang movie posters are down to just $28 today on Fab.com, so snatch one up if it’s calling your name. From Reservoir Dogs and I Shot Andy Warhol, to Amelie and a whole lot of Wes Anderson, it’s like an indie lover’s dream collection. Although if you’re more of a...

Read More

Corolle’s potty training dolls for your whiz kids (heh)

I jumped through many hoops to get my son to finally use the potty: candy rewards, sticker charts, pleading. But I never did try a potty-training doll since I found most of them to be kind of unappealing as a doll that you’d want to snuggle at night after squeezing some liquid out of its belly. But now that one of our favorite doll companies has come out with one of these drink-and-wet dolls for both boys and girls, I’d add this to my arsenal of tricks to use when trying to transition little ones out of diapers. Corolle’s...

Read More

Follow us on Instagram!

Subscribe