Stop and Frame the Flowers

Stop and Frame the Flowers

I always think I’m taking the most beautiful, professional, ready-to-be-blown up to 22×30 photos–only to process the film and realize just how mistaken I was. Not Alicia Bock. A mother of two, ecclectic gardener, and award-winning photographer who...
Not Any Card Will Do

Not Any Card Will Do

They struggled for four plus years. Dealt with an annoying roommate, egotistical advisor, and really bad food. So, you can’t just give them any old graduation card. Why not try this cute card over at Shades of Violet? But it’s just a cap on a string, you...
A is for Apple

A is for Apple

You could get the coffee mug-chocolate candy-apple tote bag combo that every teacher truly treasures. (Ha.) Or you could actually get them something that they aren’t going to pawn off to their friends and neighbors. So, in honor of Teacher’s Day today,...
This Little Light of Mine

This Little Light of Mine

There’s a few things you don’t realize the importance of until after you have kids. Okay, there’s a lot of things, but as of late, it’s night lights. I don’t want to jinx myself, but I’m pretty certain our new toddler bed child will...
Your Greatest Masterpiece

Your Greatest Masterpiece

Let me guess: The baby’s room is a dream come true – wallpapered and bordered, with hand-painted initials hanging from the wall. It’s perfectly coordinated, straight out of a magazine. The funny thing is, your 6 week-old does not care if his Moses...
Even Your Walls Will Thank You

Even Your Walls Will Thank You

We try so hard to decorate our child’s room with extra special pieces that we love and cherish. We don’t expect our kiddo to stop and stare at the beautiful fairy painting or vintage plane poster. Most likely, they fulfill our own obsessive need for...
Mama Mags, Eat Your Heart Out

Mama Mags, Eat Your Heart Out

If you haven’t figured it out yet, we here at Cool Mom Picks like underground, lesser-known, but just as fabulous cool stuff. Nothing against the mainstream parenting paraphernalia, but there’s something about reading a plainly printed, hand folded zine...
From Briefcase to Diaper Bag

From Briefcase to Diaper Bag

As if the shock of having a newborn wasn’t enough, I think I might have had a harder time adjusting to the change in job from sassy professional gal to stay-at-home-mom. While I was surrounded by a gaggle of career mothers, few could share in my loss of what...
Svanity Fair

Svanity Fair

As a Svan superfan I was all but throwing a party when I heard the news that Scandinavian Child was introducing its newest Svan product, a chic-as-chit bouncy seat! I know, I know. Exciting stuff, right? The seat comes in four color combos and will be ready to...
Go Ahead and Overextend Yourself

Go Ahead and Overextend Yourself

We 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. The folks at Just Out of Reach...

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