Category: Random Coolness

5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

We’ve got the same Pinterest fever that everyone does these days, so we thought it would be fun to point out 5 of our favorite recent pins that are too cool not to share. Or uh, repin. 1. A super stylish iPhone case 2. Free desktop wallpapers based on marimekko fabrics. 3.The easiest cake pop recipe. Finally! 4. The classic children’s toy that we’re so happy is still around–and perfect for summer. 5. One of our very favorite children’s books. We love when our kids are reading the books we loved as kids. Want to follow us on Pinterest?...

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Web Coolness – Superhero silhouettes, Fourth of July, and great summertime learning ideas

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. The striking Superhero Silhouettes by Andy Fairhurst brilliantly capture a child’s dreams of grandeur. And of leaping tall buildings in a single bound. (via Comics Alliance) Independence Day is right around the corner, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Patriotic Picks for the Fourth of July to make sure your holiday sparkles. Do you take care of the kids before you take care of yourself? In this article, our own Kristen looks at why it’s so hard to put...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are some of our favorite tech picks from the last week on Cool Mom Tech, just in case you missed them. 1. This lovely linen bag is almost too pretty to be taking such good care of your laptop. Almost. 2. Ever wonder how to make collages with your Instagram photos? We have the answer, and it costs less than a dollar. 3. We’ve found the most gorgeous iPhone cases with a very cool twist. 4. This upgraded app is heaven for music lovers. Or Just Like Heaven, maybe? 5. You’ve never seen a hula hoop like this...

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Web Coolness – Amazing mocktail recipes, the baby products you can live without, and internet love for a bullied grandma

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. Two yummy mocktail recipes for summer, from our own Stacie Billis. (We’ve got you covered in this heatwave, pregnant mamas!) Rootbeer float popsicles? Save one for us! Is Sesame Street coming to the big screen? Great decorating ideas at Apartment Therapy for your next summer party without spending a fortune or tons of hours of prep time. Design fans will be blown away by these ceramic dishes. So cool. Loving this gorgeous boy’s nursery which blends modern with vintage. What baby products...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here five of our favorite tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this week, just in case you missed them. 1. Our Facebook fans went gaga for this snappy handmade onesie. Is your favorite photographer’s assistant a point-and-cute? 2. This addictive puzzle game app is free, educational, and fun for you and your kids. 3. The top news from Apple this week that parents will be excited about: we’ve got the scoop! 4. We can’t believe we’re going bonkers over a camera strap. Once you see it, you’ll know why. 5. You now have permission to rock out at the...

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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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4 ways to give back this Father’s Day, in honor of Dad

As much as we know that dads love a present on Father’s Day, not every dad expects one. In fact, certain charity-minded dads might not even want one. That’s why we’re highlighting these four nonprofits that are doing cool things–and who need donations to keep on doing those cool things. So even though Dad might not need anything this Father’s Day, he’ll be happy that you’re helping people in the world who do. -Lexi Make a Loan to an Entrepreneur Who Needs One Kiva, the wonderful micro-lending website, has dedicated the month of June to helping out fathers and...

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Web Coolness – Super Dads, the worst foods for kids, and Michelle Obama joins Pinterest

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too. Check out this over-the-top superhero-themed Father’s Day luncheon for a Super Dad.  Ooooo, this giant Lite Brite has us all nostalgic for our childhood toy. And these pegs won’t get lost in the shag carpet. (via notcot) We’re fascinated by Helen Levitt’s photographs of young children playing, without parents hovering nearby, in the gritty New York City streets in the 70’s. No matter what language you speak, Estefi Machado’s creative website is full of playful, kid-friendly crafts and party ideas. First it...

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Cool Mom Picks joins Katie Couric in sharing last minute Father’s Day Gifts

Well here’s something we’re kind of thrilled about–you may have heard about the new Katie Couric Show that’s launching September 10. And since we’re huge fans of hers at Cool Mom Picks (she really is the ultimate cool mom), we’re all so excited to tune in to Katie. But now I get to be doubly excited, since I’ll be a contributing columnist to her new website, KatieCouric.com. So fun! It’s still in its baby stages (ha, welcome to the insanity that is website management, Katie’s team!) but if you click over, you’ll find my first column–some really creative suggestions...

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Everyday Food video series with Sarah Carey – Watch, learn, eat

It’s no secret that my Cool Mom Picks cohorts and I are fans of the smart folks at Martha Stewart. (And it’s not just because they’re fans of Cool Mom Picks, too!) So you can imagine how excited we were to learn that they’ve launched a free cooking video newsletter with  Everyday Food editor-in-chief Sarah Carey. I signed up immediately and couldn’t be happier. Sarah’s cooking video newsletter is my new go-to–or I should say come-to-me!–cooking inspiration, since it comes to my inbox every day. The video recipes are classic Everyday Food dishes: laid back, fresh, and truly family-friendly....

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