Month: July 2013

Cool Mom Picks subscribers have serious Flair. But you knew that already.

Pssst. Are you a Cool Mom Picks subscriber yet? And: Know any cute babies? Because this August, one of our subscribers will win this posh Boon FLAIR high chair, worth $279.99! But even if you don’t win, hey, you still win. Because Cool Mom Picks subcribers score with the very best of our hot deals, exclusive discounts, and our super rad monthly newsletter with top picks, celebrity trends, and more. Subscribing is easy–just click here and enter your name in that handy little box. Flair will soon arrive in your inbox (and possibly on your doorstep, if you’re our...

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

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our favorite tech picks from this week!   1. Great news for Android users, especially if you’ve got kids who use your phone. 2. Two awesome camps for geeky kids that are worth a look. 3. The smartest power outlet ever. Why didn’t we think of this? 4. A brilliant app for parents, especially if you take lots of photos with your smart phone. 5. Helpful tips for clearing out your phone cache. Hooray for faster speeds and more memory in a couple of clicks. BONUS: We’ve got a huge...

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May the Force be with your kids’ feet

Can you feel it? There’s been a great disturbance in the world of footwear, as if millions of Ewok-sized voices had just cried out in excitement: “Mommy, those shoes breathe like Darth Vader!” The Star Wars by Stride Rite Vader Light & Sound shoe is the closest you’ll come to having the Dark Lord of the Sith over for meatloaf. Available in toddler sizes 8.5 to 12 and kid sizes 12.5 to 3, both in narrow or wide, each shoe is made of leather and mesh with an easy hook and loop closure under Vader’s mask. With the press...

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Follow us and find cool picks like these every day. 1. Six amazing iced coffe drink recipes that we need now now now. 2. Possibly the cutest new backpacks in time for back-to-school. Are you ready? 3. The Royal Baby swaddle blanket happens to be one we’ve recommended for years. 4. Our favorite must-read “strong princess” book 5. A website that every shoppper should bookmark. At least if you want to pay less. Bonus: Check out our fun new board on Words, Wisdom and Wit. Just don’t call them “inspirational quotes”...

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Personalized baby gifts guaranteed to bring the squees

If you’re looking for a baby gift that’s going to stand out from the other baby gifts–in more ways than one–we think we’ve found one that’s perfect. And perfectly adorable. The personalized name baby leggings from Jennifer Ann are so beautifully designed. We’ve seen similar and they always look a little…wonky. But these? Wow. Made from 100% organic cotton right in the USA, each pair is entirely handsewn to order. The printing quality is really beautiful, and I love both the script and the block type fonts–and the number of color choices. You can even get a matching personalized baby...

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Get a handle on skimboarding with the D6 Surfskimmer

Last summer, after my kids saw some little beach bums flinging skimboards into the surf, they couldn’t wait to try the sport themselves. Uh, I’m not sure their tailbones will ever be the same. Let’s just say that skimboarding is not easy. But this summer, we found a skimboard that is willing to give us a hand(le). This board will get your kids skimming in no time, with many fewer hard falls. The D6 Surfskimmer uses a real skimboard as its base but also sports a sturdy, moveable T-bar handle. My kids used the handle to push the Surfskimmer...

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Beat the heat: eco-friendly cardboard playhouses are a cool summer retreat

I don’t know what it’s like in your neck of the woods, but here it’s got to be the hottest summer on record. But how many hours can you realistically keep the kids locked in the AC or cooling down in the pool? So we are mighty big fans of outside of the box concepts (like this sweet-treat playhouse by OTO) for letting the kids and their imaginations run wild. And now we’ve turned up some more. {Don’t miss an exclusive giveaway for CMP readers after the jump!} I’m thinking these Build a Dream playhouses will pretty much make my kids...

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Star Wars prints with an excellent Asian twist

If you love both Star Wars and the beautiful design elements of China, we’ve got excellent news for you. And a discount code, too.   {A discount code for Cool Mom Picks readers awaits after the jump!} We fell for the cool movie prints in the MonsterGallery shop on Etsy last year, and now we’re smitten with these Star Wars posters inspired by Chinese mythology and folklore. Each poster is 12 x 16 and arrives rolled up in a tube, which can then be used as a makeshift light saber. Or nangun. They also have Darth Maul, Yoda, and...

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Web Coolness: DIY chalk paint, amazing yarn bombs, and royal baby chat

Here are some things we’ve loved reading around the web this week. We hope you do too. Check out this collection of crazy and colorful yarn bombs from around the world. Don’t let back to school season sneak up on you–use this clever Back to School Countdown printable from Alpha Mom. Not your ordinary bunk beds, these custom beds are truly spectacular. DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint is such an easy and colorful way to get your little artists outside. Six clever ways to reuse those pool noodles after summer ends. Our Editor Kristen talks all things royal baby in this Google...

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The royal baby’s swaddling blanket? Actually, one you can afford too.

One of our favorite things about running Cool Mom Picks is watching the little labels make it big. And that’s just how we felt when we saw that Aden + Anais, the swaddlers we fell in love with way back in 2007 at their launch, have been photographed as the first swaddling blanket of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge. Which one exactly? It seems the bird print from the Aden + Anais Jungle Jam Swaddle set (on the far left, above) the lucky print. And we don’t blame the new parents at all. In fact, how cool...

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