Author: Cool Mom Staff

A Cause We Can All Rally Behind

Dianetics states that moms in labor "maintain silence in the presence of birth to save the sanity of the mother and the child and safeguard the home to which they will go." Um. Democrat or Republican, red state or blue, I think we can all agree on one thing: Katie Holmes is out of her freakin’ gourd. Which is why we laughed at loud at the designs at freekatie.net. This shirt pretty much says it all....

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Keep That Binky on a Short Leash

Sure, bunnies and teddy bears are cute and all, but just because you have a baby doesn’t mean you have to look like one. That’s the problem with a lot of baby gear. It’s made for them but YOU still have to carry it around. Well…we know you ain’t no baby, baby, and this sparkly, stylin’ binky leash is ALL grown up. It hooks baby’s pacifier right on to your diaper bag so it’s there when you need it with nary a ducky in sight. No digging or fumbling while your little one is fussing. Being prepared never looked...

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I’m A Sucker For The Snack Sack

I think we spent more time standing in front of the stroller selection at our local Baby Superstore than we did trying to conceive the little creature.This stroller didn’t have a cup holder for Mom.That stroller didn’t have a big enough cargo space. Standing before the strollers of 2002 I realized my stroller couldn’t have it all, but the one thing I wasn’t going to budge on was a tray for the kid. I viewed the tray as my ticket to a few moments shopping peace. Slap a smoothie and some Cheerios on that sucker and it could buy...

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Peanut Butter Jellie Time

Looking for an amazing mother’s day gift for your baby’s momma’s momma and/or baby’s daddy’s momma? Look no further: The lovely lady at Jellie Joolz will cook you up the perfect gift for Grandma. Or if you’re the kind of mom who ODs on the I HAVE CHILDREN merchandise (ahem) that’s cool, too. Jellie Joolz can cook you up the perfect gift for yourself! My mother and mother-in-law rock the Jellie Joolz bracelet with serious gramma pride. The process is painless, all you have to do is pick your design, send your photos or email jpgs and Viola! Just...

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Loungin’ Out In Style

There’s nothing like a crazy day of nursing and sleeping to tire out even the busiest babies. Nothing feels better than tearing off that tight, dirty onesie and slipping on something way more comfortable – say a Lounge Set by Janel and Amy at Abe Jones. These 100% cotton long sleeved shirts accompanied by a pair of wide legged karate pants are the perfect after-work attire. Each set is embellished with an understated hand sewn patch from choices like bugsy, litebrite, and quiet time. And at $34, it’s the perfect little ensemble for laying around in a bouncy seat...

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Go Ahead and Overextend Yourself

Justreach2_2 Justreach1_2We here at Cool Mom Picks are all about making life easier for ourselves. While we can’t help moms grow an extra arm, we have found something to make your kid’s arm longer, so you can save yours for other important stuff.

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The Pros of Cons

As a teenager in the 80s, I was rarely seen without my black Chuck Taylor high-tops with the anarchy A scrawled on the toes. The kicks have since given way to something a bit more fashion-backward (and more supportive in the arches), but I still yearn for the hipster that what once was. So what good are children if we can’t project our every fashion whim on them? Mom and designer Leila Wylie hand-knits these utterly stylin’ baby booties that look just like the fab footwear of my youth. They’re only $22 at Mamie Originals. So cute, I wouldn’t...

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No, G is Not for Guiliani

Abc_book_cover New York City can teach a child any number of things. Like how to distinguish a Bangladeshi cab driver accent from a Pakistani one. Or how to learn to share toys with Uma’s daughter in the sandbox of the Bleecker Street playground. Now, NYC is also teaching children their ABCs.

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Purl with a Purpose

I’m a winter knitter. I have no problem creating toasty scarves and booties when the weather is chilly – but for some reason, when my butt is roasting on a lovely 85 degree March day here in Mississippi, I have a little more difficulty motivating myself to grab my needles and go. Luckily, I am no longer a bad-weather knitter since finding Knitting for Charity, a wonderful organization that provides hand knit, crocheted, and sewn toys and bags for children in hospitals. They offer a variety of patterns, including photos, for beginner through advanced crafters right on their site....

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Erin Go Organic

OrganicWhile I have seen a pint of Guiness served as a three course meal, you might want to consider some other options for your St. Patty’s Day fare.

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Green beer is nice and all but do you have a shamrock pinata?

There is pretty much no point in having a St. Patty’s Day bash if you’re not going to do it up. I’m talking glittery shamrock centerpieces on the tartan table cloth, shamrock guest soaps in the bathroom, baskets of shamrock mints to mask the Irish whiskey-breath. If you hit a party like that tonight, rest assured the hostess is either Martha Stewart or a fan of Plum Party. I love the cheeky sensibility, the helpful party tips, and the insane number of products this online party boutique has for sale. Owners Melinda and Risa have tracked down absolutely everything...

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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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