Category: Link Roundups

5 of the hottest tech posts from the past week

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....

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Web coolness: Sibling love, hilarious warnings for parents, #AmazonFamilyUS, and 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...

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Our 5 favorite tech picks of the week

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....

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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...

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Our 5 favorite tech picks of the week

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?...

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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?   New to our Indie...

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The hottest tech posts from the past week

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!...

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Web coolness: Last minute Valentine’s ideas, marriage truths, and dolls you have to love,

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....

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The Hottest Tech Posts You May Have Missed This Week

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....

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Web coolness: Valentines ideas, the best Super Bowl ad, college-ready first graders and 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...

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The Hottest Tech Posts You Missed This Week

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....

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Web coolness: The Minions take on the big game, Last minute Super Bowl recipes, and #ThisGirlCan

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...

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The hottest tech posts you missed this week

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....

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Web coolness: A good reason to eat pie, boys in pink shoes, and must-follow parents on Instagram

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...

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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!...

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Web coolness: Big Minecraft news, awesome ads, the hilarious desperation of tired moms and 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...

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The Hottest Tech Posts You Missed This Week

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....

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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...

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Our top tech picks for 2014: Editors Picks of the Year

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...

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Web coolness: New Year inspiration, the best reads of 2014, and Play-Doh’s d’oh

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...

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

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...

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Web coolness – Holiday help, gift wrap ideas, and Christmas humor. Lots of it.

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...

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy!   1. This free printable Minecraft Santa Elf on the Shelf will blow your kids’ minds. 2. 10 of the hottest video games for kids that the whole family will love. 3. We have found the Star Wars gifts you’re looking for. And under $30! 4. Minecraft just got wearable. Cue the squealing. 5. The coolest emoji gifts. Insert happy face emoji here. BONUS: There’s still plenty of time to shop from our Holiday Tech Gift...

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Web coolness: Holiday gift help, ideas for kids who don’t need toys, TIME person of the year, and a hilarious takedown of a top gift catalog

Here are our favorite links around the web this week. Hope you like them too.   With less than 2 weeks to Christmas and only a few days to Hanukkah (eek!), check out more than 200 gift ideas on our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Plus there’s still time to enter that awesome giveaway filled with luxury goodies for you and the kids. Emoji gifts. Love it. Great ideas for kids who don’t need more toys. (Even if they think they do.) Helpful source for free toy, craft, and stocking stuffer ideas. What happens when boys want princess toys? Must-read post for Etsy sellers and...

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Web Coolness: Outrageous gingerbread houses, the best tech toys for kids, and links to help you talk to your kids about race.

Here are the links we’ve been reading around the web this week. We hope you like them too.   Outrageous gingerbread houses way nicer than ours (This one: Kapowka on Instagram) The best tech toys and gifts for kids of all ages. Have you entered our holiday gift guide giveaway yet? You’ll want to. A woman in STEM shirt presents an alternative to, uh, That Other Shirt 8 creative hot chocolate recipes for any taste. Can we call it comfort food? More hot chocolate variations via SheKnows.   Hanukkah is coming 12/16! Here are 8 fun Hanukkah gift ideas for...

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy!   1. We found the best Black Friday tech deals that you might still be able to score today. (Psst, plus, check out Cool Mom Tech tomorrow for Cyber Monday tech deals!) 2. 10 of the very best holiday shopping apps to save you money and time. 3. A few different ways to save at a tech store you might shop at already. 4. 12 printables you’ll want to make sure you have printer ink on...

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy!   1. So now Frozen’s Anna and Elsa are teaching kids to code. How cool is that? 2. You wanted another reason to shop at Target? We can help you with that. 3. Looking for a new e-reader for the holidays? Here’s our review of the new Kindle Voyage. 4. We tested out the hottest new tablet for kids. Here’s what we think. 5. Here’s an app for those of you with Peppa Pig fans in...

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Web coolness: Amazing Thanksgiving recipes, Anna and Elsa have a new career, and celebrities doing an awesome thing.

Here are our favorite links from around the web this week. Hope you like them too. The Thanksgiving countdown begins! Check out the most amazing recipes for mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, fall salads, and perfect pies. 6 cute Thanksgiving treats for the kids. New York’s top food writers debate pie crusts. A sneak peek of the new Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade floats. 7 easy holiday place setting ideas. Common Sense Media’s Best and worst pop culture moments of 2014.   New to our indie shop: I’m sorry for what I said when I was hungry print. We need this. Often. New study: Mothers may be...

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Web coolness – The ultimate list of holiday gift ideas, Thanksgiving help, and the toy NOT to get your kids.

Here are our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too.   Our 2014 holiday gift guide is here filled with more than 200 gift ideas for everyone on your list, plenty of discount codes, and a huge giveaway. We hope it helps! (Find those personalized Christmas plates for kids right here.) The most beautiful Advent calendars to help you start the countdown. Still focused on Thanksgiving? Bookmark these 4 Thanksgiving cooking hotlines that can help. Start loading up the tablet for road trips, starting with this excellent, brand new Toca Boca app. New to the Cool Mom Picks Indie...

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy!   1. You guys! A hashtag necklace under $50. Our work is done. 2. One of our favorites from Top Chef visited our site this week to share her favorite app. So cool. 3. 14 of the best YouTube (this means fun!) videos for kids. 4. A coupon app that might be the easiest way to find coupons and save money when you shop. 5. We found safe headphones for kids that just so happen to...

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