If your partner is anything like mine, his definition of hell is eight consecutive weeks of Lamaze class. Modus Five has come up with such a simple solution, it makes you wonder why no one has done it sooner.
We’re suckers for charming handmade baby toys, doubly so when they’re crafted from natural materials like recycled wood, and double that when buying them does a little good for humanity. Pastel Toys hits the Trifecta for sure.
Hurricane Katrina’s wrath was devastating for sure, but it also did damage in ways we don’t always think about. Consider the public libraries, for example. Seeing as how water and paper aren’t a very good combination, several libraries lost entire book collections–every single book–and desperately need to restack those stacks.
I’m happy to lend out my daughter’s 1,278 books, however, I can’t be bothered penning our name and phone number in every single one. But without some type of identifying mark, I have a feeling I’ll never see them again.
As a new mom, I had heard that swaddling was the answer to my sleep deprivation. I tried to make that perfectly tight burrito blanket the nurses achieved so effortlessly in the hospital, only for my daughter to free her hands in a matter of seconds and commence screaming.
While every new mom-to-be has an insane list of things she needs (wipe warmers not withstanding), there’s nothing cooler than getting her something she needs but doesn’t yet know she needs.
Switching to a digital camera was supposed to mean no more shoeboxes of curling, dusty photos in the closet. Of course now my snapshots…
Regardless of how not competitive you are (we know you’re not) and how much you’re not keeping up with the other mommies (we know…
When it comes to baby gifts, I don’t want to be the practical mom who gives the ten-pack of store brand burp cloths. I want to be the fun mom! The one who gives something that will never be spit up on, peed on, or pooped on over the course of its lifespan.
I have a child with a peanut allergy and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told people about it, only to watch them cluelessly offer her something made with that very ingredient. Hello? Stop trying to kill my daughter, thankyouverymuch.
Back when I was decorating the nursery, I was not exactly in love with the cookie-cutter mobiles in all of the baby chain stores. Come to think of it, if they had actually been cookie cutters I’d have liked them way more than the cheaply assembled satin ballerinas or polyester barnyard animals hanging from plastic hangers.
Surfing around in search of online resources for working moms, the good ones seem to be far and few between. Most look a lot…
With all the great frank and funny mom books out there, it’s about time someone came up with an equally entertaining daddy alternative. So we were tickled when we found out that Robert Wilder, well-known writer, columnist, and dad of two, had done just that.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, we here at Cool Mom Picks love the crafty types. We’ve also learned that you can’t call…
Recently, salary.com calculated that the 10.6 million stay-at-home moms in America are each worth an average of $134,000 a year. And yet–do they get…
Considering my own baby’s daddy wouldn’t have read a baby book if I had duct taped it to his hands, the idea to reinvent the genre as man-friendly computer software is a brilliant move.
If you haven’t noticed, poker is taking over the world. And if you’ve got a spousal unit like my husband, you’ve seen enough Texas Hold ‘Em on TV that you could probably beat him at his own game.
Bibs are a funny thing. You swear you never want to use them, but after a few soaking wet shirts (thanks to the drool…
Ever struggle over what to get your husband for Father’s Day because he just won’t tell you? Fear not, adventurers: If your baby’s daddy was a child of the 80′s, he’ll love receiving a video game from his misspent youth, one at which he can actually beat the kids of today.
Father’s Day is upon us, and why punish Dad with another bottle of Brut (by Faberge) when you can blow his mind with the Sonos digital music system