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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 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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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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Tips for getting around the city with baby for the first time: a celebration of motherhood firsts

This post is part of a monthly series with our Baby Shower Gift Guide sponsor, babyGap celebrating motherhood firsts. And there are lots! We city mamas know that getting around the city with a baby is a wee bit different than hopping in and out of the SUV all day. If you’e got a trip to a city–New York, Paris, Chicago, you name it–planned with your baby, we hope these tips will help make life easier. So you can spend less time worrying about germs (ha) and more time taking awesome photos. Our cute city outfit pick for boys...

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How to get the most out of Origami

If you’re like us, then you’ve got tons of photos and videos on your smartphone that you end up texting and emailing to friends and family fairly frequently. Well, if you’re looking for a safe and more efficient way to keep your family updated on your many adventures without having to use Facebook, you might want to give Origami a shot. To help show you how to get the most out of this smart platform, our Editor Kristen put together this quick, handy video that highlights how easy Origami is to use (seriously, so easy!) and why you might really like it. EXTRA COOL: WIN IT! We’ve got 15 free one-year subscriptions to Origami ($50 value) up for grabs, courtesy of our sponsor. Just download the free Origami app and sign in or sign up (also free), then send us the email address you used as your login. Mail it to contests@coolmompicks.com with ORIGAMI in the subject by midnight PT Thursday 8/8. We’ll pick 15 lucky winners at random. And if you can’t wait and want to get started, Origami is offering a free 30-day...

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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 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Obsessed with Pinterest like we are? Here are some of our favorite pins this week. 1. Cutest baby shoes ever? Possibly. 2. If you’re hitting a beach this summer you need this.  3. A bracelet we’re coveting–if we could ever afford it. 4. We’re addicted to this awesome new app. Stop us! 5. New moms are going crazy for this simple solution to an annoying problem. Bonus: a fun new board for summer all about outdoor...

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Cool Mom Picks loves Kids Place Live

It’s not a secret that we’re big Kids Place Live fans here at Cool Mom Picks. In fact, I’m pretty sure there would be a mutiny in my care if I tried to change the channel, especially during the Absolutely Mindy show, our afterschool staple. So when my daughter Quinlan and I were invited to be guests on her show, there was a fair amount of squeeing. From both of us. If you’re an SiriusXM subscriber, or know someone who is, tune in to Absolutely Mindy’s show (3-6pm EST) today and listen to us chat about vacation travel tips...

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The best July 4 memories from top parent bloggers–and a great app to help you share your own.

Our kids are easily the most photographed generation ever. While we have to settle for maybe a few old snapshots to help recall our summer holidays–like the ones our favorite parent bloggers are sharing below– our children will have so many photos to jar those memories of fireworks and sand castles. Especially with the help of the photo and memory sharing app from our partner, Origami. Seriously, this app is awesome. Particularly if you have relatives not yet on the smartphone bandwagon or you’re all on totally different operating systems. [Don’t miss an amazing giveaway for 20 readers below!]...

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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 budget laptop for kids that the whole family can use. Score! 2. One of our favorite kindie rock stars now has an app and we’re in love. 3. Facebook charges for messages? You’ll want to read this. 4. The best kids’ downloads on Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, all free. Not a member yet? You should be. 5. An entirely waterproof phone. Need we say...

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

Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks this week just in case you missed them. 1. A new Toca Boca app. Our kids are freaking out! 2. If you’ve got a tween or teen with a smartphone, you need this app, stat. 3. A little Chanel case for your iPhone without the hefty price tag. 4. Headed to the beach this summer? You’ve got to see this cool tech toy for kids. (And no, it’s not a bucket and shovel.) 5. Some of our favorite designer laptop cases and bags are on super sale. Don’t miss out! Bonus:...

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Summer vacation memories from top parent bloggers and a great way to share your own. Safely.

With school out and summer almost officially here, say hello to 4000 new smartphone photos and videos of our kids being adorable at Kindergarten graduation, on the beach, watching fireworks, and running through the sprinkler on the lawn. [Don’t miss an amazing giveaway for 20 readers below!] Of course, we love sharing our photos with friends and family–don’t we all? But we’re also aware of the increasing privacy issues on certain uh, large social media sites. So we’re thrilled to be partnering with Origami, a really brilliant new website and iPhone/Android app that’s just perfect (and perfectly safe) for...

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Meet the cool new kids on the blocks

I try to teach my kids that it’s the little differences in each of us that make us so delightfully special…and delightfully weird. And that’s exactly what the imaginative minds at Wee Society celebrate and encourage in their new collection of unique (and pretty wonderful) toys and games. Wee Society is a toy and design company that believes quirks should be celebrated — and hey, being a quirky-as-they-come family, we wholeheartedly agree. Right now, we’re having a blast exploring Wee You-Things Blocks. Funky and bright with modern designs, the blocks offer three brain stimulation puzzles, but they’re also perfect for simple...

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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 that you might have missed. 1. One of the coolest geeky shirts we’ve ever featured. Just ask our Facebook fans! Wow. 2. A brilliant alarm app that you’ll never be able to sleep through. 3. If you love Instagram as much as we do, you have to see this! 4. These baby thermometers are unlike anything we’ve ever seen. 5. Everything you need to know about iOS7. Trust us, it’s reallllly good! Especially for...

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

In case you missed them, here are five of our favorite tech picks from this week! 1. Our lucky Editor Kristen got the scoop on Ethan Hawke’s favorite app. It’s perfect for Father’s Day! 2. Are you as excited about Arrested Development as we are? If so, you’ll love this! 3. A new camera app that’s become our fast favorite. 4. Make your Facebook experience a whole lot better, thanks to this handy website. 5. If Dad loves his iPad, this is the Father’s Day gift 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. This amazing iOS app for letter writers is taking the world by storm. And us too! 2. You won’t believe what this gadget does to your Android phone! 3. Big news for Amazon Kindle owners, especially if you like a good deal. 4. A bluetooth hat. Yes, they actually make one. And we found it. 5. Such a smart space saver for any home...

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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 free iOS app (and web-platform) that will make your life as a parent a whole lot easier. 2. Here’s a cool techie way to serve up breakfast in bed on Sunday. 3. Why give mom one camera for Mother’s Day when you can give her 100? This is awesome! 4. Need a last minute Mother’s Day gift, techie or not? You need to see these! 5. You can shop for amazing gifts right from your iPhone with this new app. And...

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