Category: Cool Websites

Thought you could never afford to be an art collector? Think again with Exhibition A.

I’m a big fan of all the members-only online shopping sites. I’ve bought many outfits, handbags and even a vacation through them, but now I can expand my shopping arena to the world of art. Real art. As in, by real artists. And the best part is, it won’t break the bank. Check out Exhibition A, started by one of my fave designers, Cynthia Rowley. She, along with Bill Powers and Laura Martin, owners of Half Gallery, created this smart service for bringing art to the masses. Sign up for your free account and start cruising works by contemporary...

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ReCrib – Discount baby gear from brands that simply don’t discount

I’ve often said to new mom friends that if I had to do it over, I’d have spent less on the crib. Not that I didn’t adore our crib for the four years that we used it; but there has to be a better way than shelling out a fortune, even for those of us who have high-end tastes. Now, fortunately, there is an amazing option: a fabulous new website that’s like Craig’s List for high end baby gear. ReCrib is a place you can buy and sell only gently used, high end nursery furniture and toys. The site...

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I’m a real fan of the meal plan

A year ago, I never would have thought I’d be excited about weekly meal planning. I was far too cool and spontaneous to be one of those people who actually planned what dinner we would be eating a day in advance. Please. What a silly mama I was! A year of meal-planning later, I have come to my senses. So I was excited to have a look at e-mealz recently and check out a couple of their family-friendly meal plans. With a variety of specialty plans available (think gluten-free, low fat, vegetarian) based on sales prices at the grocery...

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Happy birthday from Jack Blaaa-aaaack…

We’ve so enjoyed being a part of the More Birthdays campaign on behalf of our amazing sponsor, the American Cancer Society. Over the past few months, we’ve shared some of the ways you can send a personalized celebrity birthday wish to anyone on your list. (Seriously it’s cool! Try it out. ) To round out the campaign, here are just a few of our recos, to help you pair the next birthday boy or girl on your list with the very most perfect More Birthdays video artist. For your cool tween niece or nephew: Justin Bieber + Usher Who...

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Design, organization, and playfulness all in one space. The mom trifecta!

My kids have some of the greatest toys in the world. In one of the messiest playrooms in the world. If there’s anyone who needs some design and organization tips, it’s me. And I’ve found just the resource. [don’t miss a cool giveaway after the jump!] Mariah Bruehl’s inspiring Playful Learning Spaces e-course has a new session starting on April 13 and it runs every Wednesday for six weeks. Sign up and learn design thoughtful environments that encourage kids to learn and create. It may sound like a tall order, but with weekly updates that include a video, assignments,...

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Heartsy – like Etsy and Groupon had a thousand adorable babies and then I went broke

I’ve got one word for you: Heartsy. Oh, and a few more words: Etsy, like Groupon, and huge discounts on awesome handmade stuff. Sold, right? It’s called Heartsy, and you get the picture. You give Heartsy your email. Every day, they send you one outrageously deep deal on handmade stuff from an Etsy artist. If you like what you see, you buy the deal. And then you spend all day long ogling, choosing, and putting things into and out of your shopping cart with glee, finally using your voucher to buy the pretties. Right this moment, deals include 60%...

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The Happiest Mom: 10 Secrets to Enjoying Motherhood. (Which are no longer secrets.)

I’ve been a long time reader of Meagan Francis’ blog The Happiest Mom, not only because any mom of five who can string together coherent sentences has my utter respect, but because her straightforward, friendly, and non-judgmental approach to motherhood is refreshing. So when I heard that her blog was the inspiration for a new book, you can bet I wanted to get my hands on it. [See why you need a copy of this awesome book after the jump] The Happiest Mom: 10 Secrets to Enjoying Motherhood is the book I wish I had read instead of all...

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5 great picks you might have missed this week – March Madness Edition

If your kids have acted a little nuts this week, it’s totally not your fault. Blame it on supermoon–we do. Here are a few of our favorites from the last week, in case you were too busy pulling out your hair to have caught them. 1. The new AAP’s new car seat and booster recommendations for kids 7-12 may your big kid hopping mad. Luckily, we’ve rounded up 3 awesomely cool booster seats for the car to keep everyone legal and safe. 2. If you’re going crazy trying to find the perfect baby book, we’ve rounded up some of...

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Finally, a made-up holiday I can appreciate. Hint: CHOCOLATE.

Guess what, mamas? It’s American Chocolate Week! Or at least the end of it. The way we see it, you just have to suck it up and do your patriotic duty by gorging on chocolate, right? If you love chocolate as much as we do, here are some of our favorite picks from the past for every occasion. Because we’re all about helping you celebrate the very important holidays of this world. [don’t miss a deeeeelicious giveaway after the jump!] For moms who want cocoa without the calories: Crio BruThis “drink of the gods” brews up in your coffeemaker...

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Living la vida cumpleaños with Ricky Martin and more

Anyone who’s been following the amazing efforts from our sponsor, American Cancer Society’s More Birthdays campaign, knows that there’s a pretty impressive roster of celebs and otherwise cool people getting in on the do-gooding and sharing their artistic interpretations of Happy Birthday. And peeking at the site this week, we realize they’ve added three more awesome headliners to the group. Who wouldn’t love getting a personal birthday video wish from cancer survivor Kylie Minogue, or from Ricky Martin, who croons in both English and Spanish. Plus superstar new mom Celene Dion’s version of the song is gorgeous. Seriously, it’s...

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