In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy! 1. Make your own custom emojis that look like you. Nope, we’re not kidding. 2. We rounded-up 7 awesome ways to get girls excited about STEM. 3. Wondering if you should get your kids a tablet for Christmas? Here’s our review of the newest one on the market. 4. Our new favorite math app for kids. Download it to your iPad stat. 5. Cool holiday gift alert: Digitize your handwritten notes with this amazing gadget....Read More
Category: Link Roundups
Web coolness: Rudolph postage stamps, the movie trailer your kids will play over and over, and the one life skill everyone should have
Here are our favorite links we’ve found looking around the web this week. Hope you like them too. The US Postal Service just announced their newest offering: Rudolph postage stamps! Keep your eyes out. Did you see how cute our kids looked on Halloween? Sorry, had to brag a little. Princess Bride fans, this one’s for you. A first look at The Minions movie trailer. You’re welcome, kids. How to make your own custom emoji. The documentary we’d love to see made. Is being happy overrated? Really interesting take from Kristen. Whoa: A school of doodle to unleash girls’ creative power....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. We’re counting the days for when this new Dyson gadget is launched. In time for winter, we hope. 2. Managing your iPhone camera roll just got a whole lot easier. 3. A must-read: Why you should care about the Apple Pay shutout. 4. The coolest new headphones that are swanky, affordable, and get this, washable. 5. If your kids play sports, you need to see this free app....Read More
Happy Friday everyone! Here are our favorite posts we’ve been reading around the web this week. Sense a theme? Hope you enjoy them too, and Happy Halloween! Looking for last-minute Halloween ideas? Still? No prob, we’ve got you covered with hundreds. For real. Literally. As in, the literal literally. Beautiful Halloween reflections from our friend, blogger Rebecca Wolf, plus 4 outrageous pumpkin recipes from her mom, should you need to dig into those pretty, uncarved pumpkins Saturday. (Isn’t her daughter, up top, so lovely?) There’s still time to decorate your door (or keep little ones busy) with...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. 7 helpful tips for taking Halloween photos of your kids. Your Instagram followers await! 2. A new Toca Boca app for kids, just in time for Halloween. Hooray! 3. We’re having way too much fun Halloween-ifying our photos. We bet you will too. 4. Need a fun, splurge-y holiday gift for the kids? This is awesome. 5. Here’s a sweet, simple Halloween DIY that will help keep them safer while trick or treating....Read More
Web coolness: Last minute Halloween help, hilarous pregnancy announcements, Bryan Cranston wins Twitter
Here are some of the links we’ve enjoyed reading around the web this week. Hope you like them too. We have lots of fun, easy last minute DIY Halloween treats for you. [Monster s’mores via Say Yes] Get inspired with these group Halloween costume ideas. 7 helpful tips for taking great Halloween photos of the kids. Fun free Halloween printable coloring pages to keep little fingers out of the candy this week. IKEA’s homage to The Shining is Halloween perfection. Parents are split on collectible Breaking Bad action figures in Toys R Us, but it’s Bryan Cranston’s tweet about it that had us smiling. ...Read More
Web coolness – Movies recreated in LEGO, Halloween costumes to avoid, and the Brandy Melville debate
Here are our favorite links from around the web this week. Hope you like them too! Stop-motion scenes from 60 movies all recreated in LEGOs. By a 15-year-old! Brilliant. A great reason to become a Cool Mom Tech subscriber today. As in…today. Right now. Stat. Mingos, Rapartment, and Extrasize: We never get tired of funny words that kids mispronounce. A popular brand of tween and teen clothes that only comes in small: Heated debate on our Facebook page. When does social media start to feel not-so-social? Tough discussion about racially sensitive Halloween costumes. Would this change how your kids dress...Read More
In case you missed them, here are 5 of the most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy! 1. If you’ve got an iPhone, you’ll want to be sure you know about this amazing feature that’s one of our own all-time favorites. 2. What a cool way to turn your favorite photos into gifts. Holidays are coming! 3. One of the coolest iPad stands we’ve seen. Ever. (And we’ve seen a lot of stands). 4. 3 of the best online STEM resources for kids. Bookmark these, stat. 5. These 10 creative workspace ideas for your...Read More
Web Coolness: Cheering for Amy Poehler, hilarious Halloween costumes, and kids who eat WHAT for breakfast?
Here are our favorite links from around the Internet this week. Hope you like them too. Step away from the breakfast cereal and check out this amazing photo essay: What kids around the world eat for breakfast. (At top, Tokyo) Smart reasons to start using FaceTime Audio now. As big ONE supporters, we’re so thrilled to see Amy Poehler is guest curating ONE Girls + Women this month. If you’re a mom who hates cooking dinner, you will print out this article and cover it with kisses. Great tips for making the most of your parent-teacher conferences. Compelling observations from one blogger’s trip to India. What makes women...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. Our review of the new Minecraft books you might be seeing at your kids’ Scholastic book fairs. 2. 10 cool things Siri can do for you, including making your life a whole lot easier. 3. We rounded up 30 of the coolest iPhone 6 and 6 plus cases. And we want them all. 4. You’ve got to see the amazing digital art from these design students. 5. A hot tablet clutch purse to add...Read More
Web Coolness: A peanut allergy breakthrough, the new social network that’s blowing up, and the best George Clooney wedding headline ever.
Here are our favorite links from around the web this week. Hope you like them too. Must see: incredible paintings by a 5-year-old with autism. What we say to our girls matters. Before you join the new social network Ello, read our editor Liz’s thoughts on it. (You’ll laugh.) A possible breakthrough in preventing peanut allergies. Thinking Halloween? Check out 22 of the most amazing DIY Halloween costumes for kids. Fantastic online resources for getting kids interested in STEM Surprising source for t-shirts for girls who like to think like this “I love books” shirt. [via MommyNiri] Also, how sexist t-shirts impact...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. 15 of the coolest STEM tees for kids. And a few that can fit us parents too. 2. Get creative with your family videos thanks to these 7 helpful ideas. 3. This hilarious t-shirt is cracking us up. 4. Who knew this funny gadget would be so popular? It’s blowing up our Facebook page. 5. Here’s an easy way to ensure your data is super protected, parents....Read More
Web Coolness: An amazing shopping deal, the coolest kids’ tees of the year, and John Malkovich doing what?
Here’s what we’ve been reading around the Web this week. Hope you like them too. Have you shopped our favorite indie fashion + accessories lately? Do it now while global shipping is free! How parent entrepreneurs are revolutionizing school lunches. There are a lot of amazing women out there. A lot. Interesting take on why the Ice Bucket Challenge was so successful. In honor of Banned Books Week – How many subversive books do your kids own? Fantastic post. The coolest STEM tees for kids. Because kids who love STEM are cool anyway. Our friends at MOUTH.com add Food & Wine selects....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. Now this gorgeous necklace is our kind of hashtag. 2. Organize your iPhone camera roll once and for all with this awesome app. 3. If you’re thinking about upgrading, here are helpful tips (and ways) to sell your old iPhone. 4. A travel charger that’s really hard to lose. Stylish, too. 5. Here’s a fun smart phone case for you Star Wars fans....Read More
Web Coolness: The Portlandia cookbook, how to get the most for your old iPhone, and tips for taming after-school clutter
Here’s what we found on the Internet this week. Hope you like them too. We can’t wait to get our hands on the upcoming Portlandia cookbook! (via Laughing Squid) This travel guide for chocolate lovers has us drooling. We can’t believe our friend, fellow blogger and former Cool Mom Picks contributor Rebecca Woolf’s twins have turned three. Her birthday post to them is lovely. 9 questions moms are tired of answering, from our own Nicole Blades. Get the very most money for your old iPhone (as in $200 for an iPhone 4!). How fun are these DIY headboards for kids? A helpful...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. Is the new Apple Watch right for you? Our editors share their thoughts. 2. Saving up to 50% on printer ink that’s delivered right to your door? It’s not make believe, promise. 3. One of our most favorite apps for parents just got so much better. Yeah! 4. If you use gmail, you need to see this super simple, super awesome time-saving tip. 5. Everything you need to know about the new iPhone 6,...Read More
Here’s what we’ve been reading around the Web this week. Hope you like them too. What moms need to know about the new iPhone 6 (and the 6 plus. Yes, there are two). Smart advice for starting the school year off strong, especially if you have older kids. Ever wonder the best way to remove temporary tattoos? This adorable video from our friends at tatt.ly is perfect. Sometimes, just PB&J is good enough for the kids (or sun butter, if you’ve got nut allergies!). DIY popsicle stick dolls, perfect for little hands (at top) Powerful short documentary on the Great Boatlift Rescue on 9/11....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. This is a genius app your kid’s teacher needs to get stat. 2. If you’ve ever dropped your smart phone then you need this very smart case. 3. Don’t shop online again without these three money-saving browser extensions installed. 4. Looking to purchase a computer for your child? Here’s a helpful shopping guide. 5. A new photo management and storing service that’s blowing us away....Read More
Web Coolness: The new Frozen movie, a good reason to buy more children’s books, and important breaking news for kids with peanut allergies.
Here’s what we’ve been reading around the Web this week. Hope you like them too. Ooh, gorgeous new accessories from a new-to-us designer in our indie shop this month. Like our kids won’t go totally nuts for the new Frozen short film that’s coming out next spring. Turns out peanut oil is in the least likely place. Must-read for parents of kids (or their kids’ friends) with serious allergies. 5 much-needed tips from our editor Kristen on how to bring your vacation back home with you. Sigh. It’s Child Protection Month, and our friends at Little Pickle Press are donating 25% of...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. A huge round-up of the best science apps for kids of all ages. 2. A helpful website that tells you all about those ingredients you can’t pronounce. 3. Need reading help? Our picks for best reading apps for kids to the rescue. 4. Turn your iPad into a sketch book with these cool apps and tools. Wow! 5. Boy, we wish these emoji were real. Hilarious!...Read More
Web Coolness: Women who’ve changed history, life-saving nail polish, and how to talk to kids about tragedy
Here’s what we’ve been reading around the Web this week. Hope you like them too. Jell-O Rainbow playdough recipe-o. What fun colors! Should you trash all your parenting books? 2014: The year fashion smoked crack. One word: Overalls. Bookmark this: A website that helps you figure out all those long ingredients you can’t pronounce. Our editor Kristen rounds up 5 entrepreneurs leading this year’s back to school trends. From roller girls to rebel fighters: photos of women who have changed history. Limited edition cashmere hoodies for your kids. Does this mean winter is coming? Ack. The nail polish that can save...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. Pop one of these cool optical illusion flash cards with a handwritten note into your kid’s lunch box, and voilà — you’ve turned lunchtime into a learning experience. 2. We’re big believers in how small steps can add up, like these 9 simple ways to live more sustainably. 3. Of course you need a new iPhone case for fall, and we’ve found some gorgeous ones. 4. This beautifully illustrated ebook for kids has us...Read More
Web Coolness: Parenting trends that will have you laughing, what your preschooler’s drawings mean, and more.
Here’s what we’ve been reading around the Web this week. Hope you like them too. Love seeing women of all shapes and sizes being celebrated. Words of wisdom: Sometimes the best thing you can do for your kids is do something for yourself. Does food in clear packaging taste better? Hilarious: The top parenting trends of 2014 according to The Onion. We’d expect no less. This would make a perfect little back-to-school gift for your kids heading back to school. Don’t miss our incredible green living giveaway at Cool Mom Tech. (But only if you like cash.) This printable placemat at Design Mom just...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. This new camera is so small you could eat it. But don’t. You know, because it’s a camera. 2. Cool interactive storybooks starring your child that actually look like your child. Wow! 3. A safe outlet that’s a must for parents. 4. Here’s a cool idea for all those Instagram photos you want to get off your phone. 5. And we’d be remiss not to mention our sadness about the passing of Robin Williams....Read More
Here’s what we’ve been reading around the Web this week. Hope you like them too. Our Back to School Shopping Guide series is up now, have you seen it? And don’t miss that huge giveaway! The science activity our kids are begging us to do again and again, and we don’t even mind. Remembering Robin Williams with our staff’s favorite movie clips. Did yours make our list? What would you do if someone asked for your best sitter’s number? Interesting comments. Here’s how to take the perfect back to school photo of your kids Hint: This free printable can help. Leave...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. In light of the recent security breach (yep, another one), our tips for making strong passwords. 2. These 6 tips for teaching kids photography are so helpful. 3. If you’ve ever imagined yourself as a LEGO portrait, you’ve got to see this site. We’re addicted! 4. Here’s an app that might actually pay you to stick to your diet and exercise plan. 5. Trust us, you’ve never seen a cheese slicer like this. Whoa!...Read More
Web Coolness: Hilarious librarians, the kind of spam we like, and the hidden danger of trying to be a supermom.
Here’s our favorite links from what we’ve been reading around the web this week. Hope you like them too. Must see: the handmade items that fill Lucy Sparrow’s corner convenience shop. Huge congrats to our own Delilah Dawson! Reviews for hew new YA horror book, Servants of the Storm are great. Current obsession: Website that lets you turn any photo into a LEGO portrait. Is ballet a sport? Check out this video (and prepare to want to work out more.) [via DesignMom] Why every mom could use a little yoga in her life, from a surprising source. At least to us. The hidden danger of trying to...Read More
In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy! 1. Best use for old plastic toys we’ve seen in a long time. 2. A cool docking station that will make you organized. And happy. 3. This amazing gadget helps you keep track of something more valuable than your keys. Your kids! 4. A smart phone case that might be more fun than the apps that are on them. 5. If you use Netflix as much as we do, you will want to see...Read More
Web Coolness: How to raise nice kids, Game of Thrones fashion, and the Gwen Stefani photo that rocked Instagram
Here are our favorite links from around the web that we’ve enjoyed reading this week. Hope you like them too. Well. This photo of Gwen Stefani breastfeeding sure got a lot of discussion going. An outstanding (and hilarious) post on what it means to be a feminist. We’d expect no less from Jenny Lawson. Our editor Liz has lots of thoughts about mothers being arrested for letting their children play or walk alone. Fascinating: Nate Silver and Allison McCann explain how you can tell someone’s age just from their name. This app is changing the way we watch Netflix for the better. (Much better.) Why you...Read More
Web Coolness: The best apps for new parents, hilarious tips for dads, and should you let your daughter wear princess dresses?
Here are our favorite links that we’ve been reading around the Web this week. Hope you like them too. Words of wisdom to start any day. 10 of the very best apps for new parents – and some of us BTDT parents too. Bumni Laditan on missing the village she never had. Baby gift alert: Check out the new exclusives in the Cool Mom Picks indie shop. 6 tips for new dads. Must watch. And laugh. Who really created Batman? Geek out on this article. Old washers + nail polish = trendy DIY necklaces your kids will love making. Thanks to the Guardian UK for...Read More