Month: August 2012

A Ryan Gosling coloring book just for Mommy

I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m a huge Ryan Gosling fan. I own the Ryan Gosling dish towel we recently found. (Enough said?) So if you love Ryan as much as I do, here’s an excuse to stare at him a little more. The Ryan Gosling coloring book might just be the most hilarious gift for the R-Go fan in your life. You’ll get 15 pages of all sorts of different Ryans from some of his best movies, each of which you can color to your heart’s content. Or, if you’re like me, attempt to draw yourself in next...

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UPF blankets for babies, hold the chemicals

I’ll admit the sun frightens me, especially where my little boys are concerned. But I don’t let my fear keep us inside or under a tree–though I admit to having overloaded them with sunscreen until their limbs resembled a sheet of notebook paper. Thankfully, I discovered a new blanket made with a UPF 50+ fabric which is just the ticket for parents like me. The new UPF 50 blanket from Sun Snapz is made without chemicals and fits over strollers, baby carriers, and car seats. It’s also great as as snuggly wrap for kids. The snaps make it perfect...

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Are you obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Here are 5 pins we really loved this week Very cool handmade shark pencil case from etsy’s minnebites, just in time for back to school. Brand new Jimmy Choo boots that we’re coveting big time. (Time to sell an organ!) An awesome bracelet that you tech mamas will love. Free lunchbox snack printables perfect for the first day of school Custom LEGO wedding cake toppers on Etsy from one of their top female master builders. This particular one is for you Star Wars fans. Make sure you’re following Cool Mom Picks...

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7am enfant diaper bags, equal parts style and function

Considering how much we love all the products from 7am enfant, I’m not surprised at all that I’m in love with their new luxury diaper bag.  I’ve seen many a stylish diaper bag that looks fantastic but doesn’t exactly hold up to the test of kids and their 400 Cheerios and sippy cups. But that’s not the case here. The new 7am enfant roma baby bag looks like a stylish tote on the outside, but on the inside, it’s got handy zippered pockets and pouches to keep everything organized. I really love the water-resistant nylon fabric (on both the inside...

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Coming soon to a galaxy far, far away: awesome Star Wars shirts

This boutique line of hand-embroidered shirts brings together three of our favorite things: Star Wars, babies, and sock legs. Also, Wookiees. The new Morfs line from welovefine includes five Star Wars shirts for infants and toddlers that meld retro-esque fabrics with hand embroidery for a unique look. We know your kid is too young to decide between the Empire and the Rebels. But we also know that any kid would look adorable wearing a Chewie this fuzzy. Okay, so maybe you like some power. Maybe your baby snores. Maybe he finds your lack of binkies disturbing. There’s always Darth...

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Welcome Today Show viewers!

If you caught our Editor-in-Chief Liz Gumbinner on NBC’s TODAY this morning talking about the coolest back to school gear for kids, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find all the items featured on the show, plus over 100 more awesome back to school goodies for your little and big kids, on our brand new Back to School Shopping Guide. And along with the fact that many of the cool kids’ clothes and school supplies we’ve featured in our guide are made and sold by small, family run businesses (like us, actually!), you’ll find a slew of amazing...

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Web Coolness – Childhood photos revisited, Back-to-School picks, and going organic

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. Four adult sisters recreate their childhood photos with sweetly poignant results. (via buzzfeed) Didn’t get to all your big plans for this summer? Read The Lament of the Bad Mother and laugh away all that mama guilt.  Start the school year off with all the coolest gear, treats, and fashion with our brand-new 2012 Back to School Shopping Guide. And don’t miss your chance to win more than $700 of back-to-school essentials! New Yorkers, get ready to stock up on Beatrix NY...

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Catch Cool Mom Picks on the Today Show tomorrow!

We’re so thrilled to tell you that we’re celebrating the launch of our Back to School Shopping Guide on NBC’s Today Show tomorrow morning. Whoo! Our Editor-in-Chief Liz will be highlighting some of the coolest picks from our guide, like backpacks and lunchboxes, back to school fashion, plus a bunch of great stuff for parents. So make sure to tune in around 9:30am or set your DVR now. Bonus: You’ll catch the 98 Degrees reunion concert. Maybe Liz will get to give soon-to-be-dad Nick Lachey a few parenting tips. Heh! -Kristen If you can’t catch Liz tomorrow morning, don’t worry! We’ll have...

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The pros and cons of 4 popular cleansing wipes

Traveling as much as I do, I don’t know why I wasted so much time agonizing about 3-ounce bottles of leaky cleansers and travel-sized samples of sub-par skincare brands, when there’s a whole world of fantastic cleansing cloths out there. I’ve been playing around with a few brands over the last year, and here are 4 great picks for all kinds of skin types, that definitely beat using the hotel soap on your face. (Been there.) For Regular Skin: Comodynes Makeup Remover Wipes for Normal Skin I grabbed these off the shelf at Ricky’s in a panic before a...

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Let’s hear it for the boys

Moms of boys, rejoice! One of our favorite artists for fierce girl-power art is now tackling the sweet but manly side of our sons.  We fell in love with Amanda Visell’s quartet of strong girl posters. Then we cheered for her second take on girls who aren’t afraid of a little mud. Now we’re nodding along and dashing away tears to see her tender take on the sweet side of our boys. In a world where boy decor is dominated by Thor, full contact sports, and a talking hot-rod that seems like a subconscious symbol of midlife crises to...

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