Web Coolness: The start of fashion trends, smashing gender toy stereotypes, and the cutest DIY birthday invitation ever.

Kaarl Lagerfeld for chanel - Trend-ology exhibit, Museum of FIY

It’s Friday, time for us to round up some of our favorite things online this week. We liked reading them and we hope you will too.


Ever wondered how fashion trends start?

Must watch: Kelly Corrigan’s Ode to Motherhood has brought us to tears.

Must read: After finding some smart girl toys that aren’t about princesses at Toy Fair this week, our editor Liz gets feisty on her own blog about gender toy stereotypes.

Must see: Speaking of transcending stereotypes, amazing photos of the real biker women of Marrakesh

Gasping at:  Portrayals of women in the Victorian era. Whoa.

On Cool Mom Tech: How to borrow Kindle books for free that you actually want to read.

Candy necklace printables by Willowday | Cool Mom Picks

Love this DIY candy necklace invitation (thought we bet boys would like them too!)

Mesmerizing sunset photos from Matt Molloy that look nothing like cheesy motivational poster images.

Our editor Kristen asks Is it okay to be an “average” parent these days?

Excellent help for parents of anxious kids.

Kiwi Crate + Target = awesome. We love when big brands help support the little ones.

Pinterest board of the week: Marie Claire Idées: Food board is an undiscovered gem well worth a follow, if you don’t mind translating from French (and drooling).

Cool Mom Staff

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

1 Comment

  • Reply February 21, 2014


    Oh, what a fantastic link collection and thank you so much for finding my candy necklace printables! I’m just so happy to see these spread and love to see those who have used these for parties! I also wanted to add, in line with your post, I hope people will see that there’s a Black and White version, too. I created on with exactly this idea in mind — people can make a version exactly to their own liking or let their children! Thank you again!

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