Category: Kids

Latino cool for the little ones

As a Hispanic mother, I know first-hand how difficult it is to find children’s products that celebrate our culture without being cheesy. Sure, it’s easy enough to find products for Spanish learners in the US, but there’s more to growing up Hispanic than the ability to roll your Rs and I want my children to appreciate that as early as possible.  I love the t-shirts at Dos Borreguitas because they strike the perfect balance between all-American hipness and Latin tradition. The designs take advantage of the playfulness of the Spanish language and twist traditional sayings into clever designs. My favorite...

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Stylish boys’ wedding clothes – Reader Q&A

Any suggestions where I can find stylish outfits online for my 3 year and 1 year old boys to wear to an outdoor summer wedding? – question via Twitter Your sharp-dressed toddlers will look amazing in one of Appaman’s Fine Tailoring suits or separates. I love their cool modern cut that help prevent little guys from looking “swallowed up” in an oversized suit. For your young kids, I think this seersucker shorts and jacket suit is too adorable. With tons of fabrics to choose from, the funky handmade boys’ neckties from The Belle and the Beau (also shown at...

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BabyLit board books – Lovely little lessons with Alice and Jane

Good news, bibliophiles! Your toddlers can now enjoy Alice in Wonderland and Jane Eyre, and not just as teething toys. Thanks to gorgeous illustrations and clever literary touches, you might enjoy this collection of amazing board books at bedtime even more than they do. The BabyLit board books by Jennifer Adams are so fantastic that I want to keep them all for myself. Whether you’re learning colors with Alice in Wonderland or counting with Jane Eyre, Pride & Prejudice, or Romeo & Juliet (as seen in our Baby Shower Gift Guide), the books work on a lot of levels...

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Little Red Riding Hoodie

I am an absolute sucker for handmade dolls and dress up clothes. It really makes dramatic play a personal and organic experience for kids. So I tend to shy away from synthetic fibers and licensed characters when I can, in favor of something made with a little more love. So no surprise, I am in love with this handmade Red Riding Hood costume from Savage Seeds, a super cool Etsy store. You pick a hoodie color (classic red being one of the choices), choose a size from 12m-5T, and a handmade animal to go along with the fun. I’m...

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5 free Easter printables you can have ready for Sunday. Each one gorgeous.

My box of Easter decorations may sit unopened in the basement this year, but I can still make my home festive beyond the colored Easter eggs, with printables. Here I’ve gathered up a bunch of free Easter printables to get me in the mood for the bunny’s arrival.   Little Miffy fans will bounce all over the house when they see you’ve made Minieco’s printable rabbit garland. And if you aren’t sure you’re handy enough with a craft knife to get those eyes and little mouth just so, no worries. I think a string of rabbit heads would look...

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A kids’ Haggadah that’s cooler than even finding the afikomen

Last year I raved about the wonderfully creative My Haggadah, Made it Myself. This interactive coloring book meets journal meets interactive Passover Haggadah is a joy for kids about four and up, and this year, it’s been updated with professional binding and a shiny new cover. It’s not too late to grab one for your first (or second) seder if you order on Amazon, where it’s now available. I say, go for it. It’s now one of the best parts of our own Passover tradition. Find our review of of My Haggadah, Made it Myself at this link, with ordering info....

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Welcome to the Radio Jungle

The first time I saw the Brooklyn duo The Pop Ups perform live, I fell for their sound as well as their bouncy-kid goofiness and ad-libbing fun, which had the entire audience grinning from ear to ear. With their latest release, they do a great job channeling the playfulness from their live shows and putting it into music you’ll want to hear coming through your speakers. Oh, and the kids will dig it too. {keep reading for your chance to win their brand-new CD} The Pop Ups second release, Radio Jungle, has ten dance-in-your-car-seat tunes which are full of fresh beats,...

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More Easter tattoos, fewer cheap chocolate eggs

Just when I thought that our Easter bunny might be relegated to stuffing our Easter eggs with jelly beans and Peeps alone, I was somewhat saved from the impending sugar high this coming weekend thanks to our friends at Tattly and their adorable new limited time Easter collection. Their new Tattly Egg Carton includes a dozen plastic eggs each stuffed with a Tattly tattoo design–one of six different hip rabbits, all of which are way cooler than any bunnies I’ve ever seen. So perfect for stuffing in Easter baskets or hiding around the house. You can also order individual Easter...

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It’s the perfect time for a garden party!

If there’s a spring and summer kids clothing collection that I anxiously await, Cool Mom Picks fave ses petites mains is at the top of my list. There’s just something about the gorgeous, dresses and separates that are handmade here in the USA that remind me of what my own mother would sew for me as a little girl. Well, except without that whole early 80’s thing. So just in time for Easter, I’ve picked out a few pieces from their new collection that I’d love to splurge on for my own girls. {Don’t miss the exclusive discount +...

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A vacation resort kids club that’s actually educational? Oh yeah.

I have a recurring fantasy these days: it involves the beach, gentle waves, a good book, a nap… and something amazing for the kids to do while all of the above takes place. So I’m about two seconds away from booking this vacation. [don’t miss a huge offer after the jump!] We’ve been fans of the gourmet inclusive Azul Hotels by Karisma in Cancun for a long time (check out Kristen’s experience there with her familyl). And now the hotels are even more family-focused with a very cool Mini Mayans program.  While most kids clubs offer the standard pool/crafts/snacks, the new interactive classes for...

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