Category: Cool Websites

Fab.com knows parents want cool stuff too

Our love for fab.com is nearing on obsessive (and we all have the credit card bills to prove it). And as if we needed one more reason to love them, today is the launch of their brand new dedicated shop just for kids stuff. Visit the all new http://fab.com/shops and you’ll find a different, well-curated specialty boutique each weekday–with Wednesdays being Kids Day. It starts at 7pm ET (quick, get the kids fed!) or 4pm PT which means you west coasters better download the new fab.com iphone app if that normally cuts into carpool time. The kids shop starts...

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How to get started on Pinterest – The perfect 101 guide

Pinterest, pinterest, pinterest! That’s all it seems my on and offline friends are talking about these days–and for good reason. This virtual corkboard that allows you to “pin” and share your online inspiration can help make life easier, craftier, and from what we can see, much more delicious. But as much as I love Pinterest, the site at first look a little overwhelming for newbies (like, “oh no–one more thing to learn?”) but the truth is, it’s super easy. So I’ve put together five tips to help you get started. Happy Pinning! 1. Get an account Pinterest is still...

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Lately Lily – World travelers R Us

I don’t have many strong beliefs but one thing I feel very passionately about is travel. We have just this one world provided to us and I believe it is our responsibility as global citizens to get to know it a bit beyond our own backyards. I fully plan on showing my daughter as much of the world as I am able and encouraging her to go out and explore on her own…. but she’s 2. So for now, we’ll start the global education at home with this amazing site.  I was so thrilled with the discovery of the...

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New Year’s Resolution Help: Managing your money

The next in our series of New Year’s resolution help: Better financial management for the new year. (What? Not just us, right?) Here, just a few of our favorite simple tips and resources to help you get off to a good start in 2012. –Liz Get your head in the game For a great overview on all things financial, the Daily Worth website and email newsletter offers just that, especially for women and by women. The tips are practical, and you don’t need an economics degree to understand it; but even if you do have an economics degree, you won’t find dumbed down...

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Sidepon–Discount codes that save you a lot of money. And all that valuable time.

We tell our readers time and again, do nooooot make an online purchase without first searching for discount codes. Especially at the big online retailers. There’s nothing more frustrating than hitting that “purchase” button to find out you could have gotten it for less. We were just introduced to SidePon.com who happens to be our newest, coolest CMP sponsor. And they just may have one of the smartest systems ever for finding and using discount codes. Once you find the retailer you want–everyone from Saks to the Sundance catalog, even Frederick’s of Hollywood (rowr!)–you’ll see all their existing codes...

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Friends of Maddie gets musical

When Mike and Heather Spohr lost their daughter Maddie two and a half years ago, they refused to let the light this beautiful little girl brought to the world be extinguished–they started Friends of Maddie to support families coping with having a baby in the NICU, like they’d been through, themselves. This week, Maddie would have turned four. She’s now been gone longer than she was alive. No one would blame the Spohrs if this week brought nothing but grief and a desire to hide from the world, but once again, they’re channeling their pain into a greater good...

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5 ways to save money holiday shopping

We’re so thrilled to be teaming up with our sponsor Harris Bank who’s asked us to offer up some of our smartest money-saving tips just in time for the holiday shopping season. As self-proclaimed shopaholics, the holiday shopping season might just be our favorite time of year. But before we plunk down our hard-earned cash, we want to be sure we’re getting the best deal possible. There’s just nothing like scoring a discount, especially when it doesn’t take too much extra work to get it. To help you save a little cash this holiday, we’ve rounded up five of...

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Speed dating for babysitters. Now online.

A good babysitter is hard to find. I’ve been way picky about who gets the, er, privilege of watching our active preschooler and toddler. This has kind of backfired–the only guaranteed babysitters we now have are grandparents. And, since the kids officially destroyed my in-law’s house last week (don’t worry, the grandparents loved it), I’d still love to give them a break with a qualified pinch-hitter. So, question: where do crazy-busy mamas start to find this magical babysitter? Answer: MommyMixer. The site began as a way to facilitate parent and potential caregiver meet-and-greets in more than 50 cities around the country–you know, speed-dating...

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You recycle, you upcycle…and now you can Hipcycle

There is nothing that gets my inner MacGyver going more than upcycling. The creativity it takes to see something useful in a random everyday object–love it, not to mention the fact it can be an earth-friendlier way to shop. It totally explains my current bag of choice: it’s woven out of seatbelts and utterly indestructible, no matter how many leaking sippy cups are in it. It’s also the best conversation starter practically ever.  So this brand-new upcycling site has got 100% of my attention. The just-launched Hipcycle has some of the coolest upcycled gear I’ve seen in a long time–all...

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Are you t-shirt obsessed and time-starved? Join the club.

Spending time shopping for myself is basically a joke with two kids under the age of three, but it’s certainly nice to receive a little fashion treat every month in the mail. And that’s just why I joined StyleMint, the newish online, members-only club for T-shirts from fashion arbiters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I never thought I was the type to subscribe to a monthly retail club, but StyleMint has definitely changed my mind. It’s pretty straightforward–you answer some questions about your personal style and which kinds of brands you prefer (i.e. if you need retail therapy, do you...

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