Author: Cool Mom Staff

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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This Stuff Even Makes My Tushie Happy

If you haven’t heard, cloth diapering is all the rage. So, that means I was popular for the first six months of my daughter’s life. While I don’t do the cloth diaper thing anymore, I still love Kathleen’s stuff. At Happy Tushies, you will find boutique-style cloth diapering accessories that bring out the crunchy mom in all of us. Her revolutionary wet bag is a must for excursions with a cloth-diped baby and if you don’t like her pre-maid patterns, she’ll custom make them just for you. I still use my bag for wet-clothes accidents, and things of that...

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The Stylish Tushie

I never thought twice about diapering my son with the eco-not-so-conscious disposable diaper. I have to admit, I thought that cloth diapers were still big cotton towels that required safety pins, manual dexterity, and a whole lot of free time.

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This Organization Goes to 11

The brilliant mind that brought us This is Spinal Tap has made a massive–and welcome–leap to the world of non-profits. Parents Action for Children is Rob Reiner’s very cool parent advocacy group. The website features the standard fare on topics like schools, safety, wellness, and children and the media; but what really differentiates it from Babycenter and the like is the action section. Here they lay out facts on the issues you care most about, then tell you exactly what you can do to make things better. Whether you¬πre concerned about violent videogames, up in arms about junk food...

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Cool Duds For the Whole Fam

While cruising the net for cool picks this evening, I happened across Tot Rocket, a Cafepress site selling shirts for the whole family. The minds behind the gear describe themselves as specializing in hip baby clothing with style and attitude. With shirts for baby that say exactly what baby is thinking (Naps are for Pussies), Tot Rocket has me wondering why the hell I didn’t think of that? And, even though Father’s Day is a few months away, I know my guy would be thrilled to recieve a Sexy Dads Do Diapers shirt. Let’s just say these designs make...

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Pads Can Be Cool

When my 3 year old was a newborn we planned a trip to Europe and before I could say auf viedersehn, my brain pictured all the filthy traveling potties we would encounter while changing her diaper.

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Because A Baby In Lame Clothes Makes You Want To Kill Yourself

You’re not a conventional parent. You do not have a conventional child. As such, it’s time to donate those my heart belongs to grandma onesies that remain crumpled and unused in the back of the drawer, and replace them with something a little more your speed. Lucky Lil Devil describes itself as the coolest alternative, gothic, punk, rock, baby, infant, toddler, youth screen printed clothing and apparel. (Phew!) They’ve got dozens of silk screens from the mildly irreverent daddy drinks because I cry to the wildly irreverent…let’s just say we’re not going to give you a preview here. Plus...

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Wax On/Wax Off

The last time I tried an at-home hair removal system, I ended up waddling to the phone with 29 applicator strips hanging from my crotch so I could dial the emergency consumer hot line listed on the package. And yet yesterday, I gave it another go. Quickly, rush to the health food store and by this product: Parissa Natural Hair Removal System. The yankable cloth pieces are washable and reusable and the goopy goo is more like honey than wax. And you apply it at room temperature. And when you rip it off, it DOESN’T HURT!! No lie! I...

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