The perfect combination

The perfect combination

Aside from the terribly unoriginal “two of something gift, I had absolutely no idea what to get my friends’ twin girls — until I found the handmade PB & J necklace at the charmingly named Violet Gumdrops. It’s a perfect alternative to the...
The Breast Advice

The Breast Advice

In my experience, the average book on breastfeeding is about as interesting-slash-entertaining as your 6th grade health text. While it may contain valuable information, how much of it can you absorb when you’re nodding off from third trimester narcolepsy anyway?...
Because You Pushed it Real Good

Because You Pushed it Real Good

Of all the unspeakables that go along with pregnancy, can we agree that hemorrhoids take the cake? Chances are if you pushed out a baby, you’ve got a few of your very own, um, badges of honor. Thanks to parent-owned  Least Likely 2 Breed (who CMP readers might...
The tote with the most

The tote with the most

I’m always pleased when one of our favorite designers comes up with yet another must-have, like the wonderful woven totes from Cool Mom Picks regular Alena Hennessey. Just when I thought I didn’t need yet another bag (well, this week at least), these...
Got BOOB?

Got BOOB?

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I eagerly perused nursing shirt offerings only to find the scariest and most complicated tops I had ever seen. Good God, isn’t breastfeeding challenging enough? Well “bad” is the last word you will use to...
Get In Mah Belly!

Get In Mah Belly!

Like many dutiful first time mothers, I took pictures of my growing belly (and unfortunately, thighs and butt) every month until I had my daughter. But what exactly are you supposed to do with those photos? And don’t say “screen saver.” Here’s...
Photo Bags with Money Left Over For Film

Photo Bags with Money Left Over For Film

I have a love-hate relationship with photo bags. I actually love the idea of them, but I’m not too crazy about the prices. Unless it’s Marc Jacobs customizing the handbag for you himself, there’s no reason to spend upwards of $250. That’s why...

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