Random Coolness

Best Editing of a Motion Picture Goes To…

Like all parents in this digital age, I’ve taken thousands of photos of my two girls. I’ve captured those "firsts" both big and small, but it’s not easy to share those precious moments with friends and family without making them suffer through 75 nearly identical shots of, say, "first spit up."

Speed Dating for Sitters

Scoring a fantastic, trustworthybabysittercan be like searching for the holy grail. It’s hugely time consuming to call for references, conduct background checks and beg all your friends for personal recommendations, to say nothing of making sure you’ve hidden all the toys under the couch for the interview (ahem).

Midnight Rider

Now that my daughter has mastered the fine art of bike riding (at least on the downhills), there’s no way she’s going to let the progressively earlier sunsets cramp her freewheeling style.

Match.com Meets Flea Market

Perhaps you bought a few items (before discovering Cool Mom Picks of course) and realize now that you don’t want them. Here are a few solutions to minimizes your carbon footprint, as the kids say today.

Merit Badges for Diaper Changing? Right On.

The one drawback to Mother’s Day is that it gives some people the idea that you only need to be thanked, rewarded, and otherwise showered with praise one day a year. Beg to differ. We (I) need all the gratuitous "good job" and "you’re pretty" type accolades we (I) can get.

Trading the Treadmill for a MacLaren

Say what you like about my postpartum figure, but getting back in shape after pregnancy sucks and we all know it. Some parts will never look the same again without surgical intervention – like tummy wrinkles and those two "rocks in tube socks" – but that’s no excuse to ignore the muscles.