Category: Cool Websites

Suddenlee – your own personal shopper. And it’s gooooood.

I love shopping online. Real brick and mortar stores can’t compete with the ease and convenience of e-commerce. The only real drags are the cost of shipping, especially when you’re shopping from a dozen different online retailers, and the waiting for your stuff to arrive. Thanks to the geniuses behind the new shopping site, Suddenlee, multiple shipping fees and the 7-10 day delivery becomes obsolete. And I am rejoicing. [don’t miss a huge gift card giveaway after the jump!] Suddenlee lets you shop from over 300 retailers for both you and your kids, including CMP faves like Giggle, J...

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It only takes ONE mom

At Cool Mom Picks, we get a kick out of finding cool stuff to make moms’ lives easier. Then along comes a community partnership like ONE Moms that’s helping make moms’ lives easier in a truly profound way: Keeping mothers and babies safe and healthy. Right now, our friends from TheMotherhood and some of our favorite mom bloggers are in Kenya right now with the ONE Campaign, a non-partisan grassroots organization that advocates for smart policies to help combat extreme poverty and preventable disease. As part of the ONE Moms community, these moms are doing what I bet so...

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Facebook Fans – Introducing the Cool Mom Picks Deal of the Day!

We love a great deal as much as you do, so we’re thrilled to be introducing a cool new deals program just for our Facebook fans. We set it up so that our readers can score awesome discounts on some of our favorite, rarely discounted brands. Starting next week, keep your eyes on our Facebook page for a one-day only deal. Act fast to take advantage, before the discount code ends at midnight. All you have to do to gain access is “like” the Cool Mom Picks Facebook page. Easy! Along with these fantastic deals, liking our page brings...

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Zutano baby clothes just got way easier to find

I remember with fondness my very first Zutano purchase. It was a cozy fleece newborn hat with perky animal ears for my son, who’s now almost three. I immediately became hooked on the affordable, well-made and adorable options from Zutano, but their website was definitely not a shopper’s paradise, more geared towards wholesale than me. Well finally, with an awesome redesign, Zutano.com is so fun and easy to peruse that I added a dozen things for my boys to my cart on my first visit. My fave purchases include the kimono wrap Lions Short Sleeve Newborn Onesie, pictured, ($18),...

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How to travel with kids when you’ve outgrown a hotel room

Though three kids doesn’t seem like such a big family anymore, whenever we travel I’m reminded that our party of five was never meant to be the norm for hotel rooms. We’ve had to squish cots into a standard room, spring for two adjoining rooms, or even go-for-broke with two-room suites in order to travel a few times a year. But then a few years ago, I ventured into the world of renting homes from private owners, and we are officially hooked. Interested? I have some tips on how you can get a place big enough for your brood,...

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Sponsored Post: The Family Vacation Reel 2.0

This message is brought to you by Visa The family vacation is a rite of passage, whether it’s that first big trip to your child’s dream amusement park, a weekend camping trip, or a European tour. If you’re the one walking around with camcorder in one hand, camera around your neck and backup cell phone camera in the other hand, you’ll love what Visa’s Memory Mapper application on Facebook will do for your family’s travel memories. The best part is that it’s user friendly, so you can create a travel chronicle masterpiece before your toddler’s naptime is over. Forget...

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Cool Mom Picks wishes you a Happy Birthday. Yes, you.

Considering my oldest daughter just turned seven (7!) last week, I’ve spent the better half of the last few days singing Happy Birthday. So it seemed only fitting that I’d have barely any voice left when I filmed myself doing the same for you, on behalf of our sponsor The American Cancer Society. Of course kids don’t really care about how your voice sounds or even if it’s in tune – it’s the celebration of yet another birthday that counts. And that’s exactly what the ACS is celebrating with their new Create More Birthdays Contest. You certainly don’t need...

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Last day to help us give $10,000 to Baby Buggy.

This post is sponsored by Yahoo! Every time someone clicks here to make Yahoo! your homepage, you’re showing your support for our charity. Last week we told you how thrilled we were that our sponsor Yahoo! is donating $10,000 to our truly deserving charity, Baby Buggy. And all you have to do is make Yahoo! your homepage today to show your support for our charity, and their work with families in need. We think that’s a darn good reason to do it, but here are a few more: 1.The Yahoo! homepage customizes content for you based on your interests...

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Help us raise $10,000 for Baby Buggy with a single click

This post is sponsored by Yahoo! Every time you click here to make Yahoo! your homepage, you’re showing your support for our charity. Recently, our sponsor Yahoo! came up with a cool idea: Ask our readers to make Yahoo! your homepage this week, and for every change, they’d make a $1 donation to our favorite charity for us up to $10,000. We were like, heck yeah. The Yahoo! home page is so fun anyway. (Who isn’t addicted to their trending topics category? And the customized content? It’s like they know we’re addicted to Real Housewives.) Because we especially love...

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Posterous – Safe and easy summer photo sharing for families

We’re thrilled to be working with Posterous, a free service helping parents safely and easily share photos and videos. With four kids and very photo-hungry grandparents, you can only imagine how much we get badgered every time we return for vacation. Before we can even get the laundry unpacked, we’re flooded with requests to send photographs and videos of all the fun. Facebook is a little too public for my personal taste (plus not all our family members are on Facebook). And family videos on YouTube? Uh, no. It takes all of five seconds (or three if you’re a...

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