Author: Cool Mom Staff

The Thai Rock: The Mommy’s Champion

I admit that I’m the girl that needs the very thick layer of deodorant applied at least two times a day. I lost all hope for ever having dry, baby soft pits that didn’t shed all over my entire wardrobe until I found The Rock–the Thai Rock, that is. If you haven’t heard about this pure genius in a plastic container, then you are missing out. Thai Rock, made of nothing but pure mineral salts, kills all the bacteria under your armpits and totally eliminates without any thick cream, stinky scents, or aluminum. Quite frankly, rubbing toxins under my...

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Do Us All a Favor and Throw Away the Free Clinique Make Up Bags Already

I figured it might be time to reorganize my purse when my curious toddler pulled out two tampons and started using them as rhythm sticks. The only problem is that amidst the diapers, wipes, wallet, and 4 bags of stale Cheerios, I’m not sure I have any room for some gaudy cosmetic bag that screams tampon holder.I decided to search for something way cooler – and wouldn’t you know that Karyn Cantor of Classic Hardware has created just the thing. These brass cases are the perfect size for a couple of tampons, and their sleek design makes them an...

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How Mommy Got Her Groove Back

If you were anything like me, you made a mildly concerted effort to keep track of your newborn’s daily habits. However, the 10,000 yellow post-its and leftover composition book from English 101 just didn’t cut it. Between your aching nether regions and jello brain, keeping track of all things baby fell to the bottom of a very long list. The truth of the matter is, however, that if we were able to keep track of everything, we probably would feel a little better and our lists wouldn’t be as long. Well, it seems the folks at Babydaze have felt...

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It even looks good covered in oatmeal.

At Cool Mom Picks, we are particularly fond of family-run enterprises (no, not the Mansons). So we were excited to discover the simple, original designs of 3 Girls and Us. Claire and Matt, parents to–what else–three girls, have created tees, hoodies, creepers and bibs with whimsical graphics like little people rule the world, shown here. Their outerspace themed pieces are also a standout, the perfect fit for your child’s alien alter ego. They’re so cute, it’s almost a shame that they’ll end up covered in strained vegetables of every color. Ah well, that’s why God created OxyClean....

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The Joy of Sox

Nothing is cuter than a tiny pair of newborn socks. We all oooh and aaah over the little delicacies at baby showers in all their teeny glory, but the reality of socks is that they suck. It’s a neverending battle line drawn in the sandbox between Moms and their nemesis: The Sock. Rarely do they stay on our shoeless wonders. That’s why when I happened across Snapdragon Baby Socks I couldn’t help but share! These things are brilliant. Snapdragon Baby Socks, a wonderful mom-invented product, features a patented loop that snaps into baby’s clothes. The loops come in different...

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The Mod Hatter: Contest for a Cause

mod*mom, that mama with the hippest, most happening retro-modern design blog, is on the lookout for those of you with a good eye and a big heart. You see mod*mom, also known as Kristen (no relation to CMP’s Kristen), was diagnosed earlier this year with breast cancer and just this week lost her hair to chemo treatments. While she is kind of digging the free time it’s bought her in the mornings, she would prefer to sport a little more happening look. Not a fan of wigs, she opted instead to sponsor a mod hat design contest to help...

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Binky Bling

Admit it, the only reason to stick around for the whole gift-opening shebang at baby showers is to make sure no present receives bigger oohs and ahhs than yours. Let‚Äôs just say your title of World‚Äôs Most Awesome Gift Giver will never be challenged when the hipster mom-to-be holds up her new Swarovski Crystal pacifier. Tracee at PaciPosh has four styles of blingalicious binkies‚Äîchose from a princess crown, pink heart, skull and crossbones, or ying yang symbol. While not recommended for everyday use, it‚Äôs the perfect paci for those playdates at Finn and Hazel’s pad, or for the inevitable...

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How Do You Spell Relief?

Being the extremely mistrusting first-time mother that I am, you might imagine the lengthy pre-evening out monologue that my poor babysitter must endure every time I leave the house. I’m sure I lose her after the first 15 seconds and God only knows how much after that she even remembers. Thankfully I happened upon Loralin Designs’ Parent’s Journal for the Babysitter, a handy and tres cute spiral bound book that allows me to leave my everchanging list of dos and don’ts in a neat and organized fashion. Not only are there removable sheets with preprinted items such as Activity...

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Around The World in 39 Minutes

Putamayo Call me crazy, but I think if I hear another cheesy kid’s song belted by an extremely happy male and female duo, I may just lose my lunch. I’m not sure what makes us think that kids like to listen to purple dinosaurs and four men in matching shirts when it’s perfectly obvious that if they’ll listen to that stuff, they’ll probably listen to anything.

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This is My Kind of Scrapbooking

Isn’t there a saying that goes something like The Road to Hell is Paved in Good Intentions? Well, that seems to be where I’m headed when it comes to putting together my daughter’s baby scrapbook. I haven’t been lax in saving items; her memory box (as I like to call it) is almost totally full – and to be quite honest, I’m not sure I’ll ever get to putting it into something I’d ever feel comfortable showing to anyone older than the age of 2. So, thankfully, Pam over at Enduring Notions is here to get me back on...

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Tag, You’re It

After cruising through way too many websites full of beaded mommy jewelry that look like something my daughter could have made at preschool, I nearly gave up on my search for the perfect personalized mommy necklace. But amidst the sites featuring fake-jeweled charms of children with wiggly appendages, I found the beautiful recycled silver jewelry at Mommy Tags. Her chic mommy tag and heart of gold necklaces and bracelets feature a simple "Bebe Love" tag (yes, that’s French for baby) accompanied by a custom mini-tag with your child/ren’s name and birthdate. Not only do I love that the silver...

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You Know Where to Stick It

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It may be a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, but that’s small comfort when your walls are defiled with telltale nail holes. Fickle decorators, take comfort. Modernseed, purveyor of all things fabulous, has an amazing selection of reusable peel-and-stick wall decals to splash across your child’s room or playroom.

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