Category: Link Roundups

Web Coolness – Father’s Day gifts from the kids, Pinterest board of the week, and the coolest desk probably ever

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too.   These three DIY Father’s Day gifts from the kids will help you wrap up things long before June 17th. We love this Kickstarter campaign to help three teachers create better public schools for everyone. Rockin’ Baby...

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Web Coolness – Dad and teacher gifts ideas, unbelievable home design, and free music throughout NY

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too.  Up, up, away, in a beautiful balloon: Such a cute photo opp at a kid’s birthday party! Need Father’s Day gift ideas? We have loads in both our Father’s Day Gift Guide series and in our Collection of favorite picks. Don’t leave home without first downloading some fun apps to keep the kids busy on your next road trip. You won’t want to miss our collection of teacher end of year gifts ideas. Here’s one more: a clever craft idea...

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Web Coolness – Father’s Day gifts, the LEGO Art Movement, and one really big slice of cake

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too.  This delicious photo series has a big message behind it. But, first get a look at the size of that burger! (via Design for Minikind) Don’t miss our list of 10 great personalized Father’s Day gifts, and your chance to win an amazing gift basket for that special man in your life. (Really. Truly. Amazing.) That’s my last baby: A funny and poignant post about a husband’s decision to uh, get snipped. Our own Liz tackles stupid dad stereotypes and...

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Web Coolness – Changing fatherhood, summer ideas, and encourage kids to read

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. Changing fatherhood starts with mothers: Kristen’s inspired call to mom to let dads step in more often. Love this collection of literary-themed artwork that encourages kids to read more books. (via Pinterest) We also want to let kids have their books and eat them too with inspiration from Playing By The Book’s Edible Book Festival. (via Colour Me There) Ready to start Father’s Day shopping? Check out this gift recommendation site, and keep your eyes out for loads more Father’s Day gift ideas from Cool...

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Web Coolness – Maurice Sendak, Mother’s Day do-gooding, and great multicultural books for kids

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. In remembrance, of Maurice Sendak, some of our favorite Maurice Sendak books for kids and parents to enjoy together. For future generations of “Maxes,” we love this Wild Rumpus Birthday Party idea. You can honor someone this Mother’s Day besides your own mother. Check out Liz’s post about some organizations she supports and then feel free to add your own. Also, considering paying it forward to a mama of a special needs child. Don’t miss these wonderful, free Mother’s Day...

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Web Coolness – Mother’s Day help, super finger puppets, and getting boys to read

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a Superhero Finger Puppet!  (via Laughing Squid) Mother’s Day will be here in just over a week, so check out Kristen’s 3 cool DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas, as well as our Mother’s Day Collections page. Plus you still have time to order from our Mother’s Day Gift Guide and make use of some of those great discount codes. Is reading a “girl thing”? Such an interesting and important post about boys and books. Lunchbox Awesome...

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Web Coolness – Mother’s Day ideas, a hilarious family video, and Kindiefest!

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. And boy, there are a lot this week! A striking and inexpensive DIY silhouette tutorial in time for Mother’s Day. We’ve got 5 sweet Mother’s Day gifts for geeky moms, plus even more picks in our new Mother’s Day Gift Guide. (Have you entered the awesome giveaway yet?) Such pretty decorating ideas for a big girl’s room NYC area moms: Grab the kids and head over to Kindiefest on Sunday for a great lineup of kid-friendly music in Brooklyn that...

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Web Coolness – Earth Day activities, the best Mother’s Day gifts, and Survivor moms

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. (photo) Celebrate this Sunday’s Earth Day with this round up of Earth Day Crafts at Living Locurto. Also, check out this easy and cool way to make a play-dough Earth! (via apartment therapy)  Mother’s Day is May 13th and our Mother’s Day Gift Guide is now here to make that gift hunting so much easier. Have you heard the most awesome follow-up to Caine’s Arcade? The Goldhirsh Foundation has pledged a $250,000 dollar-for-dollar matching donation to help foster creativity and entrepreneurship in...

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Web Coolness – Caine’s Arcade, Anti-Mommy Wars, the coolest Disney movie posters

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. Can cardboard boxes make a dream come true? If you’ve seen this beautiful Caine’s Arcade video, you know they can. Do yourself a favor and make 10 minutes to watch it. On the second installment of The Kristen Chase Show, Kristen takes on The Anti-Mommy Wars. Good stuff here. Speaking of which, Liz is writing about putting an end to the mommy wars and we’re all for that. Getting something back from Uncle Sam? (lucky you!) We’ve got some splurge...

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Web Coolness – Sweet carrot treats, The Kristen Chase Show, and getting kids to eat your cooking

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. A sweet Easter treat that looks so easy to make, even us craft-phobics can make a bunch for our little bunnies. Have you seen the first episode of The Kristen Chase Show? It’s smart, funny, and filled with great advice, especially if you have a less-than-perfect mother-in-law. We are so moved by this mama’s words about raising children with special needs and her wish for a little more compassion for parents like her. Before you do any spring cleaning, you...

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Web Coolness – Outrageous Peeps dioramas, April Fools tricks, and kid-friendly Passover recipes

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. Totally impressed by the creativity in this year’s Peeps Diorama Contest by The Washington Post. See Peep-filled recreations of the Royal Wedding, The Republican Debates, Downton Abbey, and the winner, Occupy Wall Street by Cory E Wright [photo: Deb Lindsay] Also, see our own Christina’s children’s Peeps dioramas–we think they’re just as creative! What an eggscellent April Fool’s prank by Oh Happy Day! You can totally pull this off. It’s time for the 2012 Handmade Olympics by Rikrak Studio. Head on over to...

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Web Coolness – Flying Babies, Easter tips, and our blogs as our legacy

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. We’re not sure how she did it, but we love this series of Flying Babies photos by Rachel Hulin (via Swiss Miss) Inhabitots’ tutorial for dying Easter eggs naturally is super easy to follow, with great tips for even brighter eggs. Our own Kristen has her own smart and funny show coming to Cafemom Studios! Sign up now to be notified of all weekly episodes of The Kristen Chase Show. This mama has some sage advice (and the cutest baby...

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Web Coolness – Art with tape, help for working parents, and the most creative first birthday party theme we’ve seen.

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. Amazing tape sculptures by street artist Mark Jenkins are way more amazing than what our kids create when they use up all the tape in the house.  Our readers have the greatest ideas in the second post in our series on Great Productivity Tips for Working Parents. Have a child who’d rather play with the box than the toy that was inside? We love this cardboard box-themed first birthday party which is anything but drab. And don’t miss the bubble...

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Web Coolness – world’s craziest bed, ending the r-word, and spring cleaning your tech

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. So what if it doesn’t match anything in the house, we want a Giant Birdsnest to curl up in any time of day. (via Laughing Squid) An impassioned, intelligent and heartwarming video from Max’s mama, Ellen Seidman, who is doing her part to end use of the r-word.  We already love Psychobaby’s cool kids’ clothing, and during the month of March, we love them even more as they’ve partnered with Little Kids Rock to help revitalize music education in public...

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Web Coolness – Dr. Seuss treats, better school lunches, and parenting around the world

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. {photo: Muffin Tin Mom} Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Check out Kristen’s fun ways you can celebrate his birthday, as well as these adorable craft-and-treat ideas that pay homage to some of his most beloved characters. How do you feel about standardized testing in public schools? Take a look at what two NYC parents are doing to try to boycott school testing. The lovely series of films called Made By Hand features people who are so passionate about what they do,...

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Web Coolness – amazing playgrounds, our Baby Shower Gift Guide and Downton Abbey paper dolls

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too.  We wish more playgrounds were as inspired as the ones in this list of fun outdoor play spaces from all over the world. So proud of our new Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide which is loaded with over 150 great picks and discount codes too! Cracking up over this parody of Justin Bieber’s Baby, made for all of us new (and tired) moms. (via OWTK) Excited to hear that two of our favorite online mamas will be publishing Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More By Doing Less,...

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Web Coolness – Creative birth announcements, a space-saving doll house, and getting started on Pinterest

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week.  We hope you like them too. Want a really clever birth announcement? Check out this list of ten creative ones that will have you going awwwww again and again. [see more after the jump] Shine and The Moonbeams’ soulful sound brought down the house at last year’s Kindiefest. Now we can help them get their first record made with this new Kickstarter project.  Would “Designed in the USA” labeling matter to you? (via @trendoffice) Kristen has discovered a sweet line of tees that looks at the...

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Web Coolness – Valentine’s Day links, cool Disney picks, and the blogging community mourns

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We’ve got everything you need for Valentine’s Day–from printable cards, to last-minute gifts, and even adorable lunch box treats. Let them sip their morning OJ through Cupid’s arrow with this easy DIY from Wild Olive. Kristen wants you to get your sexy back with her hot series this month on Mom 365. These beautiful modern staircases may not be safe for kids, but they have such big impact in this Design Milk roundup. We love what happens when Disney characters meet indie design. And speaking of Disney, we...

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Web Coolness – Super Bowl printables, Valentine’s lunches, and one rocking dad

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. Liven up your Super Bowl party–and keep Half Drunk Beer Bottle Syndrome to a minimum–with these free Super Bowl printables from Hostess with the Mostess. If you’re not a drinker, check out our yummy mocktail recipes for Super Bowl Sunday. How adorable is this dad and his wee backup band rocking out to Depeche Mode? Need some great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day? Check out our list of red tech gifts for Valentine’s Day, as well as Kristen’s three favorite “anti-Valentine’s gifts” that the kids will still...

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Web Coolness – Special Valentines, getting organized, and hugs from the internet

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. We’re digging these Valentine’s garden recipes, like these colorful plantable paper hearts. Had it with hearts already? Kristen has rounded up some pretty arrow jewelry that we’d love to get from a special someone. Take charge of the clutter with these 20 smart and easy ideas for getting organized. Oooo, Hobbits! A sneak peak at the new LEGO Lord of the Rings minifigs. Let your kids play movie critic by voting on their own favorite films of 2011 at Kids Pick Flicks. ...

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Web Coolness – the coolest face book, Valentine’s Day treats, and the organizational advice we’ve been looking for

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. Love these “face” books in 3D that feature the actual autobiographies of the figures captured, like Anne Frank (shown) and Vincent Van Gogh.  Kristen has found some great Valentine’s Day outfits for kids without a drop of pink or red. Cool! We can’t wait to see the International Museum of Women’s latest exhibition, MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe which launches January 24th. Love these free printable Valentine’s Day coupons. (via How About Orange) A clever way of  sneaking veggies into puff pastry...

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5 picks you might have missed this week

From snuggly owls to cozy baby beds, here are some picks you might have missed on Cool Mom Picks that will warm you inside and out. 1. Winter’s getting cold. If your lips or baby’s bottom is getting chapped, you’ll go all quivery for this non-petroleum jelly we tried and loved. 2. Carrying a baby can be hot, even in the winter. This new baby carrier takes that into account with the utmost comfort for you and your portable, snuggly heater. 3. Nothing warms our heart more than finding a new girls’ clothing line that’s devoid of jewels and...

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Web Coolness – New uses for old cribs, creative art projects and (yawn) the mommy wars. Again.

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. So smart: Repurpose that outgrown crib by turning it into a desk for the kids! From A Little Learning for Two, via Pinterest Superman flying over this animated LEGO TV is simply amazing.   What mommy wars? Liz has something to say about this overdone (yet, still heated) subject.   Must-see video: This magic product will have you looking camera-ready in an instant! Banish some of those icky household germs with Kristen’s picks for natural hand sanitizers. A little boy who loves “girl colors” gets much-needed support from an awesome older brother.   See who Kristen picked as the celebrity who most inspires success in her.   Unleash your toddler’s inner Jackson Pollack with this creative art project.   Not too appetizing: See what’s being served for lunch in the US, compared with schools all over the world.   Love these photos of beautiful kids with Down Syndrome, and we love the mama who is trying to raise $200,000 for their cause. (via OWTK) If you’re looking for cool family website ohdeedoh you’ll find they’ve moved to Apartment Therapy’s new family channel.   One of our favorite scat-filled Lucky Diaz songs, Say What?, gets a video that is pure get-up-and-go fun.  ...

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Web Coolness – Resolutions to keep, an unusual alphabet, and L.A. family fun

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. We love this clever alphabet video that is cool enough for us grown ups to enjoy too. Love this post: Make New Year’s Resolutions you’ll want to keep. Overindulged this holiday? Kristen lists smart ways to meal plan your way to weight loss. We’ve got 4 great ways to get more organized using tech on our sister site, Cool Mom Tech. Leftover candy canes become sweet treats in this tutorial from The Artful Parent. (Quick, before they get stale!) Kids plus stickers –...

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Web Coolness – Santa for all, LEGO for girls, and treats for the sweet

We’re here to spread some holiday cheer with cool links from around the web.    Yum! Creature Comforts‘ roundup of 16 (!) great food gifts will have your mouth watering. An elf’s lament: Occupy the North Pole is a fun read for 99% of us. Kristen asks, “Does Santa wrap your gifts?” and gets an earful.  We’re so pleased to hear that funding for public broadcasting has been approved for the next fiscal year. Trying to let kids be kids in this age of overparenting. Kids’ music powerhouse Laurie Berkner picks out her favorite kindie albums of 2011 and...

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5 picks you might have missed at Cool Mom Tech

Gadgets, apps, and gifts galore is what we’re all about. In case you missed them, here are some tech posts from the past week. And if you don’t see what you need, don’t forget about out our ginormous Cool Mom Tech Holiday Gift Guide, with plenty of gifts you can still get in time for Christmas. 1. Geeky cards for that special techie in your life? We’ve got five that are perfect. Even better with a gift card stuck inside.  2. Gift wrapping goes stylishly multimedia with this sleek black and red Twitter hashtag paper. 3. A little bird...

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Web Coolness – Christmas help, Hanukkah treats, and school fundraisers

We’re here to spread some holiday cheer with cool links from around the web. . . A truly “green” Christmas tree, made from 40,000 recycled plastic bottles!  If you still need a great tech gift, Kristen’s rounded up a few of her favorites. A dreidel made of marshmallow and chocolate? You’ll want to give these a spin. (via Steamy Kitchen) Karen Walrond’s list of gifts that give back remind us of the true meaning of the holidays. Loving this list of eight last-minute homemade Teachers Gifts at 4 Kids and More. Foodies and cooks: Check out this advent calendar full...

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Web Coolness – loads of holiday fun, OB’s mea culpa, and a Nook vs Kindle smackdown

We’re here to spread some holiday cheer with cool links from around the web. The prettiest thing to happen to junk mail: Snowflakes! Get the tutorial at Michele Made Me. Woo hoo! Tech gifts for everyone on your list in our 2011 Cool Mom Tech Holiday Gift Guide! (and psst, we’re giving away an iPad2!) Get a big dose of Christmas cheer with this fun Holiday Flash Mob, starring the lovely Loralee and the American Festival Chorus. Inject a little “sunny” into your Christmas with this new Renee & Jeremy download. Can you guess the top names of 2011?...

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5 picks you might have missed at Cool Mom Tech

Surprise, surprise, we’re in holiday mode over at Cool Mom Tech. In case you missed them, here are some holiday picks you’ll want to check out stat, with plenty more to come all month long. 1. Shopping for that special shutterbug? Here are 4 cool camera necklaces she’d love to have around her neck, all of which are waaaay cheaper than a DSLR.  2. Since it’s not 1989, there’s no Game Boy in that box. But there just might be one *on* it, if you get these radical gift tags. 3. Thinking about a great, helpful tech gift for...

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Web Coolness – Holiday cheer (and free printables!), instilling thankfulness, and toys for special kids

We’re here to spread some holiday cheer with cool links from around the web. The DIY candy lights from Oh Happy Day are so sweetly festive, we’d love to see them around our homes. Have you seen our Holiday Gift Guide? It’s full of great gift ideas for everyone on your list, and maybe even a thing or two for you! Also, Kristen lists her favorite gift ideas for tech accessories in this Momformation post. The world’s largest LEGO Christmas tree is truly impressive. We’re just glad we didn’t have to build it. Twenty years of musings from a...

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