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Subscribing has its benefits. Like, say, your very own free Bumbleride stroller?

Subscribe to Cool Mom Picks this month, and you just might win that swanky Bumbleride Indie stroller in Aquamarine (value $555). Pretty cool ride, right? But there’s more. Cool Mom Picks subscribers get all our best steals, deals, scoops, monthly picks and exclusive offer.. And subscribing is totally free! Just click here and enter your email address in that adorable little box. Early this week, you’ll get all the info in your inbox on how to be strolling like the stars with one of our favorite strollers. And psst…our existing subscribers are eligible too. Good...

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Happy Mother’s Day, cool moms!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the awesome mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, and otherwise essential caretakers of the world. We hope it’s the best one yet. -Liz and Kristen and Team Cool Mom Picks   [9 funny Mother’s Day cards via...

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Subscribe to Cool Mom Picks and win something cool for the kids, something swanky just for you

This month, if you’re a Cool Mom Picks subscriber, one grand prize winner will snag a gorgeous Jonathan Adler diaper bag from Skip Hop, plus $250 to spend at Melissa & Doug. And if that weren’t enough, two runners-up will receive a $50 gift certificate to Melissa & Doug.  CMP subscribers get extra special deals, targeted emails, and our monthly newsletter, which includes tons of helpful information, including the details on how to win our monthly subscriber-only giveaway–coming to your inbox later this week. Just be sure to sign up with us or you won’t be eligible. Good luck...

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Subscribing to CMP is a dream. A dream vacation from the Four Seasons Costa Rica, if you win!

Normally this is the part where we tell you how great it is to subscribe to Cool Mom Picks, but we’re so excited, we’re skipping ahead to the giveaway part. Because if you’re a subscriber, you have a pretty awesome chance of winning a dream vacation to the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica! Woohoo! Here’s how… Y All you have to do is be a CMP subscriber before April 1, when our monthly newsletter hits inboxes. It will contain all the details on how to enter, which is suuuuper easy. Promise. Aside from the awesome trip, you’ll get fun...

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Our most popular posts of 2012 – from recipes to baby gifts to DIY crafts for dad

With more than 1000 posts this year covering the coolest baby gear, recipes, crafts, children’s toys and more, we thought it was fascinating to look back at our most popular posts of the year, based on the number of visits. Turn out, you all like iced coffee. A lot! The Sh*tty Mom Book – DIY Father’s Day Gifts from the Kids – Baby Baths Get Plush – Fantastic S’Mores Recipes Easy Cake Pop Recipes – Stylish Boys Wedding Clothes – Best Karaoke Songs for Any Situation – 6 Best New Products for Babies 6 amazing iced coffee drinks –...

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Merry Christmas, Cool Moms!

Merry Christmas from Kristen, Liz, and the entire team at Cool Mom Picks. We’re home enjoying our families today and we hope that whatever you celebrate, you get the chance to do the same. We also hope you got to sleep a little past 5 AM this morning, no matter how excited the little sugarplums in the next room might have been. We’ll be back tomorrow with our top picks of 2012. Until then…back to the spiked cider! [Handmade Ornaments: Creative Butterfly...

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Stroll on over and subscribe!

We’re just a hop, skip, and jump away from the holidays, and we know you could use even more hot discounts, cool deals, and helpful reviews. All you have to do is become a Cool Mom Picks subscriber. Our subscribers get everything you see on our regular site, plus exclusive offers, top trends, and the chance to win fantastic prizes in our monthly subscriber-only giveaways. This month, for example, one lucky subscriber will win that gorgeous Mountain Buggy Mini stroller. Becoming a subscriber is easy and free. All you have to do is go here and enter your email...

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Hooray, at last! The only Holiday Gift Guide you’ll need: ours!

It’s holiday time! And around here, that means our editors have been burning the midnight oil to bring you our 6th annual Holiday Gift Guide featuring more than 150 (!) truly inspired gifts for all the special people in your lives–plenty from the small shops and indie businesses that we love to support this time of year.  {Don’t miss the amazing $1800 giveaway after the jump!} You’ll find everything from the sweetest baby’s first Christmas gifts to beautiful Hanukkah keepsakes, as well as the coolest presents for hard-to-shop-for dads, grandparents, nieces and nephews, movie buffs, foodies, fans of a...

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Hey, doll. Are you a subscriber?

Baby, have we got a good deal for you. All you have to do is subscribe to our newsletter, which is jam-packed with awesome offers, exclusive discounts, top picks, style trends, and of course, our monthly subscriber-only giveaway. This month, FOUR lucky Cool Mom Picks subscribers will win this Corolle “First Doll” Collection valued at over $200 each. Right in time for holidays too. Want a chance to win one? Just subscribe to our newsletter and find the details this week. All the cool picks, none of the spam. Yeah,...

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A good reason (or 4) to subscribe to Cool Mom Picks today

Cool Mom Picks is dedicated to bringing you the best deals and coolest finds, but we reserve lots of special goodies just for our subscribers. Like this mega-package of back-to-school goodies, which is up for grabs in our subscriber-only giveaway this week. If you’re the big winner, you’ll find a gift package worth over $500 full of back-to-school awesomeness, including the coolest lunchbox, a chic planner, a $50 gift certificate to CleanWell, and that sassy new clutch from Petunia Pickle Bottom. Just click here to subscribe to Cool Mom Picks, and our October newsletter will soon arrive in your inbox...

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Subscribe to Cool Mom Picks for a heck of a ride

We know our readers have style, but we offer extra swagger to our subscribers. For example, we’re offering prize packs to eleven subscribers this month, including the mother of all statement strollers. You could use one of those, right? One Cool Mom Picks subscriber will snag this super fabulous Bumbleride Indie stroller, valued at $605, and ten (10!) more will receive Bumbleride Parent Packs worth $25 each. And that’s not all. Every subscriber get the best Cool Mom Picks has to offer, including discounts, deals, and editors’ top picks not listed on our site.   And all you have to do is click here and...

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Subscribe to Cool Mom Picks – we’ll make it worth your while.

We’re showering even more our subscribers with love this month with our monthly subscribers-only giveaway–in the form of six prize packs from one our very favorite companies, Serena + Lily! One grand prize winner will with a fabulous luxury bath collection worth over $475, and five additional winners will snag a set of gorgeous crochet-edge towels worth $96 each. But every CMP subscriber is a winner, since you get the best deals, hottest steals, and pretty picks not even seen on our site. Plus another chance to win something fun every month. Plus it’s free! Just click here tell...

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Happy Father’s Day, dads!

We are so happy to wish you all a Happy Father’s Day. We sincerely hope it’s filled with all the love he deserves, whether you’re all spending the day together, or making heartfelt Skype calls to all the dad-types scattered around. (Psst..stepfathers too. Don’t forget them, our friend David reminds us!) Of course we do have a sweet spot in our heart for the new dads of the world–or even the dads-to-be. Which is why we love this sweet, simple, and handmade, Dad Tattoo Onesie. The design is hand-embroidered by Sweet Tea Sundries on Etsy. It’s 100% cotton, machine...

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No one’s as cool as our subscribers. Except maybe their kids.

This month, subscribing to Cool Mom Picks is especially cool. Because when our next newsletter goes out, you’ll have a chance to win a really awesome subscriber only giveaway. This month, five– yes, five— Cool Mom Picks subscribers will each win a $50 gift certificate to CMP favorite Appaman. We love their runway ready but built-to-last clothes for kids. And all you have to do for your chance to win is join the ranks of other cool parents who subscribe to Cool Mom Picks, then keep an eye out for our June newsletter, coming your way Monday. Cool?...

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Happy Mother’s Day cool moms!

We wish a truly heartfelt, very happy Mother’s Day to all you cool moms, stepmoms, grandmoms and great-grandmoms of the world. We sincerely hope you get to spend the day surrounded by people you love, doing whatever makes you happy. Whether it’s breakfast in bed, a nice long pedicure, or just surfing the web (hello!) without having to break for diaper changes or sippy cup refills. Unless you want to. Because that’s how it works today in our world. Enjoy the day, mamas. You’ve earned it. But then, you earn it every day. -Liz, Kristen, and Team Cool Mom...

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Every day is Mother’s Day for our subscribers

Just in time for Mother’s Day, we’re so excited about our newsletter subscriber giveaway coming up this week. Or rather, giveaways. Three lucky Cool Mom Picks subscribers will each win a $150 gift certificate from our friends at Julian + Co, towards their lovely keepsake jewelry and other things of beauty. To enter the giveaway, just make sure that you’re a Cool Mom Picks subscriber and keep an eye out for our May newsletter coming out this week with all the details on entering. Just click here to subscribe and enter your email address. We guarantee it’s less messy than...

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Help us help you–and win cool stuff too!

We adore you, our Cool Mom Picks readers! (You know that already, we hope.) But to be sure you’re extra especially happy, we’ve created a super short, simple survey about our site to help us make it even better for you. As busy moms ourselves, we know every minute is precious, so we’ve gathered up some awesome goodies to thank you for taking a minute or two for us. In fact, 50 readers drawn at random will win goodies including skin care packages from aden + anais, Sesame Street Envirosax from Cattiwampus, and placemats + kids’ sticker sets from...

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Introducing the Cool Mom Picks Collections page – Just what you need, when you need it

Along with a personal trainer, personal chef and a personal masseuse (oh yeah), I’d love a personal shopper to be on hand for when I need something perfect for myself, or when I need a gift for my kids, a classmate’s birthday party, or my husband for Father’s Day. Well we can’t rub your shoulders. But we can sift through some of our very favorite items and present them to you, nice and neat, so you can just scroll, click, and find that perfect item in a few short minutes. It’s like Cool Mom Picks is your own shopping...

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You like designer handbags. We like giving away designer handbags. Perfect combination!

As handbag-crazy mamas, we’re pretty excited about this week’s monthly subscriber-only giveaway: Three Cool Mom Picks subscribers will each win a chic new bag from Ellington Handbag’s brand new Spring 2012 collection. You’ll win a Joni Hobo, a Mia Folding Tote, or an Annie Carryall in your choice of color. To be eligible, just click here and subscribe to Cool Mom Picks today (you might even find an exclusive discount code for Eilington on the subscriber page, hint.) All the details about how to enter will be in your inbox before you know it, along with other stuff you’ll...

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4 ways to get your daily dose of cool

Never miss a day of Cool Mom Picks! Here’s how: 1. Like us on Facebook 2. Follow us on Twitter 3. Subscribe to our RSS feed 4. Follow us on Pinterest *Bonus! Become an email subscriber. It’s not daily, but feel free to read our newsletter every day, if it makes you...

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4 ways to get your daily dose of cool

Never miss a day of Cool Mom Picks! Here’s how: 1. Like us on Facebook 2. Follow us on Twitter 3. Subscribe to our RSS feed 4. Follow us on Pinterest *Bonus! Become an email subscriber. It’s not daily, but feel free to read our newsletter every day, if it makes you...

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4 ways to get your daily dose of cool

Never miss a day of Cool Mom Picks! Here’s how: 1. Like us on Facebook 2. Follow us on Twitter 3. Subscribe to our RSS feed 4. Follow us on Pinterest *Bonus! Become an email subscriber. It’s not daily, but feel free to read our newsletter every day, if it makes you...

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Every girl’s crazy about a sharp-dressed man. And subscribing to Cool Mom Picks.

We mention this only because our monthly subscriber-only giveaway will land two lucky Cool Mom Picks subscribers with a $250 gift certificate to Red 21 Boys, one of our all-time favorites for stylish, durable boy clothes that are priced right. In other words, $250 gets you a lot of sweet looking clothes! This being February in a leap year, you get one extra day before our March newsletter goes out.  Just click here and enter your email in the box to subscribe. (You might even find an exclusive discount codes for Red 21 Boys on the subscriber page, hint.) All the details about how to enter will be in your inbox before you know it, along with other stuff you’ll love too. Oh, and we’ll never share or sell your email address. Because one thing we’re definitely not crazy ’bout is...

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Subscribing to Cool Mom Picks is a walk in the park

Our subscriber-only giveaway this month will land one lucky Cool Mom Picks subscriber with this gorgeous, award-winning City Mini stroller, courtesy of Baby Jogger. But even if you don’t win you win–with our editors’ picks, celebrity trends, and special steals and deals that you won’t see on our site, all delivered right to your inbox. And all you have to do is subscribe here and look for the giveaway details in our February 1 newsletter. Good...

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Seems like only yesterday that it was 2011, huh.

We wish you what we wish for ourselves in 2012: peace, happiness, a little more down time with the kids, and a lot of fun. Thanks for spending another incredible year with us. Have a beautiful New Year, cool parents! -Liz, Kristen + the Cool Mom Picks team [awesome photo booth props via...

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Congrats to our Cool Mom Picks 5 Days of Giveaways winners!

One of the most favorite parts of what we do here at Cool Mom Picks is giving away prizes, and a couple of weeks ago, we got to give away five big ones to five lucky Cool Mom Picks subscribers!  A huge congrats to Leslie T., Amy M., Molly B., Farrah S., and Heather R., who will soon be receiving some amazing prizes at their doorstep. Big thanks go out to B. Toys, Quinny, Martha Stewart Living, Scandinavian Child, and Playstation Move for providing us with the amazing giveaways! And thanks to you, our amazing subscribers, who allow our...

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3… 2… 1… Subscribe!

We like to think waiting for the Cool Mom Picks newsletter each month is a little like watching the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, minus the champagne and glitter. (Although you can feel free to supply your own.) But our subscribers do get a lot to shout about, like this month’s giveaway. One lucky subscriber will win a $250 gift certificate to Magic Beans, one of our very favorite  mom and pop stores for baby gear and great kids’ toys. All the details on entering will come in your inbox next week. But every subscriber gets something great–like...

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Last chance to enter our 5 Days of Giveaways!

All week long we’ve been giving away all sorts of awesome goodies as a thanks to our wonderful subscribers, and tomorrow is our very last one. And it’s good one. Promise. If you’re already a subscriber, then just watch your inbox tomorrow morning like you have been all week long. But if you’ve been holding out, now’s a great chance to become a Cool Mom Picks subscriber. Sure, you’ll get access to a fabulous giveaway tomorrow, but you’ll also get our free monthly newsletter, discounts and deals you won’t find anywhere else, and plenty more goodies that we promise...

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Congrats to our Publisher Liz Gumbinner, the Parents Magazine Editors’ Pick for Best All Around Mom Blog

A looong time ago when I had this idea for Cool Mom Picks, I reached out to a few of my blogging friends for help, one of whom was my co-Publisher and Editor in Chief Liz Gumbinner, who I only knew then as the blogger Mom 101. Taken by her amazing ability to string words together and create, well, magic that was both funny and heartfelt, I knew I needed her on my team. Lucky for me, she asked if I wanted a partner, and we’ve been working together ever since. So, when I heard today that her blog...

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