Category: Tech CMP-Style

Cool Mom Picks on Instagram! Only oh…a few years late.

Considering it’s 2014 and all, and considering how many fun, weird, interesting, adorable, cool and otherwise entertaining things we tend to see in our lives, we thought it was time to get Cool Mom Picks on Instagram. And so, we did. Visit us for our first photo today in honor of #throwbackthursday, a snapshot which gets us a little sentimental and sniffly. But who knows, maybe the next one will be outrageous kids’ street fashion, hot new toys, a random celebrity run-in, or Kristen wearing a Snuggie back in 2008. We think this is going to be fun. Money-back guarantee....

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5 of our favorite tech picks this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular Cool Mom Tech picks from this past week.   1. This handy device is like having a second brain. Couldn’t we all use one of those these days? 2. Our kids are obsessed with these awesome educational e-books. We bet yours will be too. 3. This one goes out to all our Android mamas. We iPhone users are jealous! 4. A must-have book for any geeky girl (or boy). 5. If you’ve got kids using social media, you should be sure to read...

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5 of our favorite tech picks this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular Cool Mom Tech picks from this past week.   1. Some of the coolest custom jewelry we’ve seen because of how they’re made. Valentine’s Day gift for geeks perhaps? 2. Our new favorite calendar app. See why we love it so much. 3. Got school fundraisers coming up? You need to see this cool gadget which can help. 4. You won’t believe what this brilliant case does to your smart phone. Trust us, it’s a parent’s dream. 5. This is our latest camera app obsession: Wait until you see...

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5 Tech Picks You May Have Missed

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular Cool Mom Tech picks from this week. 1. Looks like you’ll be able to cook dinner with your smartphone soon. 2. If you’ve got a Minecraft fan in your house, you need to see these! 3. Like we needed another reason to love Otterbox cases. 4. Here’s a gadget every family with kids using computers needs to have, stat. 5. Getting fit in 2014 just got so much easier with...

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5 Tech Picks You May Have Missed

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular Cool Mom Tech picks from this week.   1. If you’re wanting to drop a few pounds in 2014, you need this awesome app. And just seven minutes a day. (For real). 2. Dog lover or not, you won’t believe what this cool, innovative collar can do. Whoa! 3. These 9 amazing apps and websites will make you a super organized parent. (Or more organized if you already are on the ball). 4. Our Editor Liz (above, in knife-wielding maniac pose) reports on the hottest new kitchen...

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5 Tech Picks You Won’t Want to Miss

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our favorite holiday posts on Cool Mom Tech from this week. 1. An awesome round-up of easy photo tutorials to help make your holiday photos brighter. 2. 6 of the best ways to send cards online. Yep, there’s still time! 3. The best Santa apps for kids, although shhhh, we like them too. 4. Turn your family into LEGO mini figures. So much fun. (And not at all painful). 5. Want to change up your holiday playlist? Here are some wonderful tunes from some of our favorite kindie rock artists....

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5 Tech Picks You Won’t Want to Miss

Here are 5  five of our favorite posts on Cool Mom Tech this week, just in case you missed them.   1. If you have not yet seen this hilarious parody video, it’s so worth the couple of minutes. Promise. 2. Check out our review of the top 3 e-book subscription services so you can start the new year reading more. 3. The coolest Minecraft gifts for kids, besides more time to play Minecraft. 4. Great jewelry for Instagram lovers. Such a super-fun, affordable holiday gift. 5. Countdown to Santa’s arrival with this awesome, free Santa Tracker site. Your kids...

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5 tech picks you don’t want to miss

Haven’t stopped by Cool Mom Tech this week? We kind of like all the posts there, but here are 5 of our very favorites.   1. Fabulous gift idea: Photobooks of your kids’ own artwork, and the app that makes it easy. 2. The most gorgeous Advent calendar app we’ve seen. 3. Must-have road trip apps to help with everything from bathroom stops to keeping the kids entertained. 4. If you’ve ever missed a call from your cell phone, you’ll want to check out these two smart gadgets. 5. The kickstarter project that could end up yielding the hottest...

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

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular picks from this week.   1. This amazing gadget will help keep your sports-playing kids’ heads a whole lot safer. Wow. 2. One of the coolest ways to turn your favorite photos into a fabulous geeky gift. 3. The ultimate party invitations for iPhone lovers. 4. You need to get this free, educational math app for kids on your iPad stat. 5. We still can’t believe what this tiny gadget does to your plain old smartphone charging dock....

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

Here are 5 of our most popular tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech, just in case you missed them.   1. We can’t be the only ones ridiculously excited about Bill Nye’s return, right? 2. A calendar app that could actually help your marriage. 3. 5 of the best storytelling apps for kids. Let the creativity flow. 4. We’ve got the scoop on all the big news from Apple and whether parents should care. 5. The new SnapChat copycat app parents should know...

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

Here are 5 of our most popular tech picks from this week, just in case you missed them.   1. Here’s how to make sure your personal profile doesn’t show up on a Google ad. 2. Even if you’re not a Star Wars fan, you’ve got to see these amazing accessories. Talk about a fantastic holiday gift idea. 3. Have you heard of SnapHack? It’s the reason why we warned parents about SnapChat. 4. This awesome Halloween coloring app offers offline fun for kids too. 5. If your kids love funny YouTube videos as much as ours do, you’ll...

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Take on candy season with these 5 great electric toothbrushes for kids

The way we check our smoke detector batteries twice every year with the time change, I like the idea of replacing my children’s toothbrush at Halloween, or at least checking to see if it’s time. The ADA recommends you change brushes every 3-4 months, but I admit I often forget to think about it unless the bristles are worn down to mush. With candy season upon us, here are 5 electric toothbrushes that can help make brushing more fun for kids.   We’re lucky that our dentist gives us a Firefly Light-Up Toothbrush every visit. My girls could spend hours (seriously)...

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

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our coolest tech picks from this week.   1. Minecraft pumpkins! Plus a slew of other awesome geeky Halloween pumpkin designs you can make yourself. 2. We found a service that’s like Netflix for ebooks. Except you get to keep these when you’re done. Awesome! 3. We never thought weather apps could make us laugh so hard but they did. You have to see these. 4. Wondering where all your favorite Facebook fan page updates have gone? Here’s how to make sure you’re seeing them (including ours). 5. Here’s a...

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

Here are 5 of our coolest picks from this week just in case you missed them.   1. We’re digging this cool app from one of our favorite celebrity dads. Take a peek to see who paid us a visit this week! 2. This is a must-read: 4 apps kids are using that parents should know about. 3. Our new app obsession that’s so perfect for parents. 4. If you’ve got a penchant for losing things, then you need to see these amazing gadgets. 5. A brilliant way to tackle all those annoying cord nests and tangles once and...

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

Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this week just in case you missed them.   1. We cannot wait to get our hands on this new gadget. When you see it, you’ll understand why. 2. Looking for a unique school fundraising idea? We’ve got it! 3. Wondering whether you should upgrade to iOS7? You’ll definitely want to read this post first. 4. A cool, free app for kids that will help you talk about a tricky, but very important subject. 5. This pillow is cracking us up. And yes, if you’re wondering, it...

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

Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks from this week just in case you missed them.   1. Here’s a bracelet we think every parent should own. 2. One of our favorite toys as a kid gets a 21st century twist. 3. You won’t believe where you can keep this awesome charger. Insane! 4. Now here’s a cool way to use an old gaming console. Who’s making one? 5. If you’ve got an iPhone, you need to see these beautiful yet sturdy...

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

Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks from this week just in case you missed them.   1. Here’s everything you need to know about the new iPhone 5S, 5C, and iOS7. Hint: It’s pretty exciting! 2. This phone is taking us back. Waaaaaay back. Did you desperately want one as a teen like we did? 3. You will be so glad you bought this amazing universal USB charger. Trust us. 4. If you’re list makers like us (and use an iPhone), you’ve got to see these! 5. We can’t decide which of these smartphone cases we like...

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

Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks from this week just in case you missed them.   1. Want to get your personal information off those sites like Spokeo? We can help. 2. We’re completely obsessed with this awesome gadget. 3. You don’t even have to be a vintage book lover to dig these fantastic smartphone cases (though it helps). 4. A ridiculously simple way to save money when you shop online. Don’t miss this, promise. 5. Have kids who want to learn to code? This is amazing for...

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

Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks from this week just in case you missed them. 1. One of the most unique looking iPhone docks we’ve ever seen. 2. A smart, free calendar app that’s got cool extra features we really love. 3. Still looking for Waldo? We found him. On a really cool camera! 4. These awesome little gadgets are perfect if you have a habit of losing things. 5. We’re dying to get our hands on this watch. When you see it, you’ll understand why. BONUS: Have you caught all our Back to School Tech Guide...

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

Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks on Cool Mom Tech this week, just in case you missed them.   1. You won’t believe what this cool iOS app does to your kids’ doodles. 2. Does mama need a brand new bag? We say yes. Or in this case, YES. 3. Our readers are going nuts for these creative ideas for photographing your kids’ first days back to school. 4. What a cool way to wear your Instagram photos. 5. Breaking Bad LEGO. Enough said (and we know, not for kids. Still awesome). BONUS: Have you seen our...

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

Here are 5 of our favorite picks from this week just in case you missed them.   1. Just what we needed: another reason to shop at IKEA. 2. You don’t even really need to be a Ryan Gosling fan to get a chuckle out of this. 3. Smart tips for talking to your teen about smart tech use. Bookmark! 4. A fantastic budgeting app that will help you easily track your daily expenses. BONUS: Don’t miss our back to school tech guide, with new, helpful posts rolling out almost every day on our...

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The best back to school memories from top parent bloggers. And a cool app to help you share your own

We all have such strong memories of our own first days starting a new grade. And now with back to school time upon us as parents (we are futile to resist!), if you’re like us then you’re snapping tons of photos and videos of those first walks through the schoolyard, those first cute outfits–all of which you’re probably emailing and texting and sharing with friends and family. [Don’t miss an amazing giveaway for 20 readers below!] That’s where our partner, Origami comes in, to help make sharing these memories and moments much safer and easier, especially if you’ve got...

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Cool Mom Picks back to school best on Kids Place Live

Just yesterday you might have caught our Editor Kristen and her cute daughter Quinlan live on SiriusXM Kids Place Live chatting with host Mindy Thomas about back to school. If you missed the show or weren’t able to track down all the coolness we chatted about, we rounded up all the cool tips, tricks, products, and apps that were mentioned.   Lunchbox ideas: – For a yummy peanut butter alternative, we love Sunbutter. But if your kids don’t like that, you could try Biscoff cookie spread as a special treat. – Here are Quinlan’s favorite treat for lunch: GoPicnic...

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

Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks from this week just in case you missed them.   1. If you use an iPad in the kitchen, you need to see this awesome gadget! 2. Kick summer brain drain and get ready for back to school with these 6 educational videos and channels for kids on YouTube. Trust us, they’re great. 3. A new app that actually rewards you for shopping and sharing your opinion. 4. This one’s for you Muppets fans. Isn’t that everyone? 5. The coolest smart phone stand we’ve seen. And at a price you just...

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

Here are 5 of the coolest tech picks from this week that you might have missed.   1. A new app from Mo Willems (of the Pigeon books fame). Fans with iGadgets or NOOKs rejoice! 2. If your kids love YouTube as much as ours, don’t miss our round-up of the 12 funniest videos. 3. Just what we needed: another reason to shop at Target. 4. Hitting the road for a summer road trip? Don’t leave your house before checking out our round-up of helpful apps and websites. 5. Here’s a smart, stylish way to ensure no one takes your...

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

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our favorite tech picks from this week!   1. Great news for Android users, especially if you’ve got kids who use your phone. 2. Two awesome camps for geeky kids that are worth a look. 3. The smartest power outlet ever. Why didn’t we think of this? 4. A brilliant app for parents, especially if you take lots of photos with your smart phone. 5. Helpful tips for clearing out your phone cache. Hooray for faster speeds and more memory in a couple of clicks. BONUS: We’ve got a huge...

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

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our favorite picks from this week.   1. Coolest soaps ever, especially for us geeks! 2. If your kids love Mad Libs as much as ours do, you need to get this app. 3. Make your tablet safer for your kids with our 3 simple tricks. 4. Don’t miss your chance to download this lovely kids’ tune for free. 5. Charging on the go just got a whole lot easier....

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

Here are 5 of our favorite picks from this week, in case you missed them.   1. If you’re a teacher or know someone who is, you’ll want to see (and share) this awesome initiative that’s helping keep our kids safer online. 2. We’ve found quite possibly the best tablet for kids. Don’t buy anything before you read this. 3. We’re still amazed at what this photography gadget does with your smartphone. We bet you will be too! 4. This brilliant gadget helps keeps kids safer around water. 5. A fitness tracker unlike anything we’ve ever seen....

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

Here are 5 of our favorite picks from this week just in case you missed them.   1. A helpful round-up of the safest search engines for kids. 2. Meal planning just got a whole lot more awesome with this free app. 3. Here’s a fabulous, free way to snazz up your laptop or iPad. 4. A new site for finding family-friendly movie recommendations. Check here before you rent or stream anything. 5. Shop tech for much less with this fabulous new service. Join...

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Luvocracy: A new way to shop. With Cool Mom Picks!

Since we’re unabashed Pinterest fans, we were excited when we got an invitation to try out a new social shopping and curation site called Luvocracy. It feels a lot like Pinterest, only you can purchase the items directly from the site, all curated by some amazing tastemakers, like Joyce Cho of Oh Joy, Jamie Derringer of Design Milk, and now… Cool Mom Picks! If you click around it’s not too hard to get a sense of it. Basically you’re curating a shop made of various “collections” – in our case, style, cool kids + baby clothes, awesome jewelry, fabulous...

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