In case you might have missed them, here are 5 of our coolest tech picks of the past week from Cool Mom Tech. Enjoy reading while you polish off the rest of those jellybeans. 1. A cool USB electrical outlet we want in every room. Affordable too! 2. We rounded-up 9 cool gender-neutral apps for kids, because girls like robots and boys like playing house. 3. Here’s a brilliant way to lock up the game controller. Or the cookies. 4. Kristen gets honest about smartphone addiction and what she learned when she put away her phone around her kids for...Read More
Category: Link Roundups
Web Coolness: Easter and Passover fun, parenting fails we can relate to, and Mad Men the Untold Story
Here are our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. Fun last minute Easter crafts and printables, and Easter coloring pages. 5 fantastic Passover dessert recipes. How to make Peeps Sushi. Make-ahead Easter brunch recipes. Liz shares social media privacy tips with Real Simple. A terrific list of children’s books for social good. Why Kristen put away her smartphone around her kids for a week. (It’s not judgy, promise!) Did we get you on April Fool’s Day? It’s okay, you can admit it. Funny parenting fails: You fill in the pictures. Buzzfeed...Read More
Here are the coolest tech picks on Cool Mom Tech from this week. Look what you might have missed! 1. A new battery charging case that actually protects your phone we think is worth a look. 2. Here are 8 really smart tips for managing kids’ screen time that actually work. 3. Should you download Layout, the new Instagram collage app? Check our review before you do. 4. If you love Netflix as much as we do, this new hack will make you very happy. 5. We met Steve Martin (yes that Steve Martin) and he told us...Read More
Web coolness: Matzoh like you’ve never seen it, the cutest Easter recipe, and there’s no crying in baseball!
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. We love these 17 cool pop culture Easter eggs! Great food blog in time for Passover: What Jew Wanna Eat. 25 delicious matzoh recipes, whatever your religion. Great post: On becoming yourself again after motherhood. Smart tips for managing kids’ screen time. A victory for pregnant women in the workplace from the Supreme Court. Recommendations for 8 great YA books adults should read too. The accessory we’re coveting this week. And justifying it is easy. Congrats to all the...Read More
Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech. Look what you might have missed! 1. Because Pluto will always be a planet to us. 2. Here are 8 smart ways to make your phone less distracting without having to completely turn it off. 3. We love finding fun, affordable geeky jewelry. As in, under $15 affordable. 4. Don’t miss these 6 awesome travel apps that will save you money on your next trip. 5. Liz shares 9 excellent tips for working parents that will help make the transition back after having your baby...Read More
Web coolness: Children’s books they’ll never make, avoiding smartphone interruptions, and why parents are like serial killers.
Here are the things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. Hope you like them too. Laughing at this parenting truth from The Daddy Files. Smart tips for new parents getting back to work after a baby. Yes it’s snowing AGAIN for some of us. Here are 9 awesome hot chocolate recipes to keep you warm. The unexpected extra you may get with your next Starbucks order. Provocative thoughts on underscheduled children. A good reason to start thinking Mother’s Day gifts. A Pixar artist turns R-rated films into children’s storybooks. Ha. 10 women authors to read for Women’s History Month. Tom...Read More
Here are 5 cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this week, just in case you missed them. 1. These hot bags for spring have something special hidden inside: Your camera. 2. Is the Apple Watch the best thing ever or the end of human interaction as we know it? 3. With this new gadget, you might be able to ditch your house keys forever. 4. 5 of the coolest new photo apps for iOS and Android out right now. 5. Everything you need to know about the new MacBook 2015. Other than it comes in gold. Oooooh....Read More
Here are some of the things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you like them too. Dying over this Foodnited States series. [via bored panda] Travel plans? The statistical geniuses at fivethirtyeight launch a tool to predict flight delays. Analysis of the Apple Watch and New Macbook just for parents. A new way to bring your baby to work. Dad blogging in 1925. Great life tips. Explaining blogging to five-year-olds. Ha. Scary: Must-read letter from top teachers if you live in New York State. Or have a kid in public schools. Hey parents: Stop calling 911 on other...Read More
Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech, in case you missed them. Well, now you won’t! 1. Who said LEGOs were just for kids? 2. Gorgeous photo books in a couple of clicks. So smart. 3. Clever tips for freeing up storage space on your gadgets. 4. Calling all busy parents (isn’t that all parents?): Learn a new skill or just get some creativity back in your life with this awesome website. 5. We can’t believe everything this smart mattress cover does. Whoa. The future is here....Read More
Here are some of the links we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you like them too. Instagram tattoos! 9 parent bloggers to watch in 2015 from Time Out NY. Honored that Cool Mom Picks is included! Another vote for Amazon Mom to become Amazon Family in honor of a really special dad. If you agree, share your thoughts on social media using #AmazonFamilyUS Great tips for freeing up space on your phone or tablet. Siblings as soulmates. Aw. Do you have trouble saying no? This is a must-read. (Don’t say no!) Watch with your kids: How one Philly pizza shop...Read More
In case you missed them, here are our Editors’ 5 favorite tech picks of the week from Cool Mom Tech. 1. The most gorgeous iPhone cases that are making us anxious for spring. 2. 8 ways to get your kids excited about math. So helpful! 3. Thanks to this new app, our kids are now opera fans. Awesome! 4. One big reason we’re super excited about iOS 8.3, and why we hope you will be too. 5. If you have not downloaded the new YouTube Kids app, do it stat. One word: Awesome....Read More
Web coolness: The dress that ate the Internet, worst children’s party games, and Star Wars awesomeness
Here’s some of our favorite links we’re reading around the web this week. Hope you like them too. #FashionbyMayhem, starring the cutest little girl ever, is back, this time modeling dresses from the Oscars that she helped make. The hot fashion trend we can actually afford. The worst children’s party games. Cute straight men like cats too, you know. Why moms get nothing done: Hilarious video. (Though maybe if her husband helped it would be easier? Just a thought.) Really liking Dove’s #speakbeautiful campaign about changing women’s body image. The science behind the black and blue / white and gold dress debate that...Read More
Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech. Look what you might have missed! 1. We know our little LEGO lovers would dig these light up blocks. Yours too? 2. A pretty necklace for the social media lovers in your life at a price that might just let you get one for yourself too. 3. A new Facebook feature we think you should enable as soon as possible. 4. You can now make a baby bottle with your smartphone. Whoa. 5. Would you give up coffee for this gadget?...Read More
Web Coolness: Birdman interpreted by children, mom style secrets, and possibly the next big children’s author.
Here are the links we’ve liked reading around the web this week. Hope you like them too. Ready to laugh until you cry? Watch Michael Keaton and Jimmy Fallon reading children’s Birdman scripts. 10 Academy members reveal their Oscars votes. Get out your scorecard! Kristen shares some mom style tips and secrets that you don’t even have to be a mom to put to use. Liz has some brief thoughts on the 50 Shades of Grey movie. How to celebrate Chinese New Year without stereotypes. The next big children’s author: Pharrell? A ban on selfie sticks: Whatever will the world do? If you have school-age...Read More
Here are the hottest tech picks on Cool Mom Tech from this week. Look what you might have missed! 1. A thermometer that plugs into your smartphone. Brilliant! 2. This small little gadget might make a huge difference when it comes to organization in your home. 3 . You can still send (belated!) Valentine’s Day cards using this handy website. It’s one of our favorites! 4 . Talk about awesome: This amazing kit will get your kids super excited about STEM. 5. This cool app turns your kids into photo editors and designers. Love!...Read More
Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you like them too. The ultimate list of last minute Valentine’s Day ideas: Recipes, crafts, treats, gift ideas, printables and more. Funny Valentines ecards that it’s not too late to send. 6 marriage truths to consider for Valentine’s Day The first model with Down Syndrome to walk Fashion Week runways. 11 Instagram accounts to make you happy. Could you pare down your closet to a small capsule wardrobe? Have a great story about blogging: Here’s a fantastic way to share it. The drawings of e.e. cummings The most fake childbirth scenes in movies....Read More
Here are the hottest tech picks on Cool Mom Tech from this week. Look what you might have missed! 1. Ooooh, gorgeous USB jewelry for Valentine’s Day or any day. 2. You won’t believe what gadget this awesome fridge comes with built right in. Whoa! 3. We’re chuckling at these 3 hilarious Valentine’s Day cards for tech lovers. We bet you will too. 4. Stock up on paper and ink! We’ve got 9 cool printable valentines for Minecraft lovers, gaming geeks, and techie kids. 5. This funny nerdy mugs are cracking us up....Read More
Here are some of our favorite links around the web this week. We hope you like them too. You’ve got one week, and we have dozens of Valentine’s gift ideas for your beloved. Funny Valentine’s Day cards for tech lovers, like the one above from Emily McDowell. Download the coolest Valentine’s printables for your kids. This is the weekend to get them done! Also, cool idea for a printable light-up Valentine for science-loving kids. Love the idea for this DIY Black History Month matching game. Asking for money as a child’s birthday gift? Uh… Our favorite Super Bowl ad: #LikeAGirl. Yet, oddly controversial. Hooray for...Read More
Here are the hottest tech picks on Cool Mom Tech from this week. Look what you might have missed! 1. A Minecraft Valentine’s Day t-shirt. Need we say more? 2. This hilarious app will make you laugh when the weather outside makes you want to cry. 3. Yes, they have made a selfie light for your smartphone. And we’re intrigued. 4. A very clever way to print your Instagram photos, which we think would make very cool classroom valentines and party favors. 5. If you’ve ever wanted to unsend an email, your wish has just come true....Read More
Here are the links we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you like them too. Yes it’s an ad for the movie, but your kids will love this Minions Super Fans spot. And hey, no naked models in it! The motherlode of last minute Super Bowl recipes. One Super Bowl ad we’re applauding: This domestic violence PSA from NoMore.org. (Warning: It’s a gut-punch.) Another must-watch: The #ThisGirlCan video. Motivating, empowering, and just awesome. Fantastic story about the birth announcement that went viral. Shouldn’t there be seatbelts on school buses? Uh, yes? Beautiful post from a mom about the cause...Read More
Here are the hottest tech picks on Cool Mom Tech from this week. Look what you might have missed! 1. This amazing iPad case turns your favorite tablet into a laptop. Sort of. 2. 7 awesome cord management solutions to get you organized! 3. The new Sleep Number bed for kids. Is it worth the hefty price tag? 4. If you’re not sure which fitness band is right for you, this smart new service can help. 5. Helpful tips for getting your digital photos organized finally....Read More
Here are some of the things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. Hope you like them too. It’s National Pie Day! Who’s going to make us this salted caramel apple pie? Congrats to our own Kristen Chase for making one of Buzzfeed’s 43 parents to follow on Instagram. (Not that we’re not biased or anything, but it makes us laugh too.) Ever feel like you’re too old for pop music? Hilarious criticism of Goodnight Moon. Or at least the bedroom. Hooray for another cool book for kids featuring a strong female heroine. Should you let your son wear...Read More
The hottest tech posts you missed this week: Stylish fitness trackers, smart organizational help and more.
Here are the hottest picks on Cool Mom Tech from this past week. Look what you might have missed: 1. An amazing selection of fitness trackers that don’t look like fitness trackers at all. 2. A smart way tech is letting you skip the airport security lines with your family. 3. You won’t believe these Frozen online games for kids we found. Not what you want your kids playing. 4. 7 awesome new cord management solutions for your home office, or that tangle behind your TV. 5. This smart little gadget lets you ditch all your remote controls. Yes!...Read More
Here are some of our favorite links around the web this week. We hope you like them too. Hilarious doorbell notes from moms with sleeping kids. We can relate! We love this: Children photographed with their most prized possessions. (h/t Yahoo Parenting) The Simpsons + Minecraft. You may never see your family again. Really disappointed in the lack of diversity of the Oscar nominees. New study: Keep reading to your kids. Even when they’re 12. Speaking of which, a sneak peek at a funny new children’s book that we’re loving. Our new favorite Pinterest board: Storage and organization ideas. Just the...Read More
Here are the hottest picks on Cool Mom Tech from this week. Look what you might have missed! 1. This Inbox zero trick is such a sanity saver. 2. A disturbing new Instagram trend that all parents should know about. 3. Hot from CES: A cool new family phone that lets you finally ditch your landline. 4. A smart tech productivity tip that will help you minimize distractions in a couple of clicks. 5. 7 tips and apps to help you get better sleep in 2015....Read More
Web coolness: The top searches of 2014, must-read posts for women, and your funny baby video for the day.
Here’s what we’ve loved reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. Theo and Beaux, meet Evangeline. Congrats to our friend Jessica Shyba on her newest photogenic addition. You sure make cute babies! Change the Ratio’s top 14 posts of 2014. Read all of them. You too, men. Watch: Amazing teen-directed short films for a Disney contest including the wonderful Soar and Sock. Resolving to Create a New You by Ruth Chang. Wonderful. Does your kid make something to be proud of? Share it with our friends at Olive Us with a photo or video. The infant seat 2.0. Where was...Read More
We thought you’d have fun checking out the Cool Mom Tech Editors’ Best series, featuring our top tech picks of 2014. We definitely enjoyed looking back at all the amazing innovations of the year, some of which we can no longer imagine life without. 1. The 12 new gadgets of the year. We’re resolving to own them all in 2015. (Right.) 2. After tested out a ton of kids’ apps this year, here are our picks for the best apps for children of all ages. 3. Our picks for the best apps for parents. How did we survive without them? 4. Here are all of...Read More
Here are some of the things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you like them too. We’ve shown you Frozen snowflakes and Star Wars snowflakes…and now you can cut snowflakes in the shape of Nobel Prize winners with these templates. [via boing boing] Outrage? No way. We’re totally laughing at the Play-Doh “extruder tool” controversy. Before you take down that Douglas Fir, try making easy Christmas tree sachets with the branches. 15 powerful women on how to be more confident. Smart, easy trick for cleaning out your inbox for the new year. Fascinating read: 10 tips for happiness...Read More
In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy! 1. Such an awesome gift for the budding little coder in your life. 2. Turn your favorite photos into postage stamps. How cool! 3. 14 of the coolest gifts for photographers, though we’d love every single one and we’re not even photographers. 4. A very cool gift for the fitness lover in your life (or anyone who prefers headbands over hats). 5. A fun app for kids to pop onto your smart phone or tablet...Read More
Here are some of the things we’ve loved reading around the web this week, with special emphasis on last-minute holiday help, and humor to get you through the week. Enjoy! The final days to enter our seriously amazing 2014 Holiday Gift Guide giveaway and our equally awesome Holiday Tech Gift Guide giveaway featuring a new iPad Air 2. Someone has to win–how about you? 15 seriously hilarious Christmas cards Christmas song playlist compiled by top parent bloggers. (Also, their least favorites. Sorry, Dominic the Donkey) 11 creative gift wrap ideas including these adorable parcels “from the North Pole.” Ideas for gift...Read More