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

Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. This free kids’ app is so amazingly simple, which is exactly why we (and our kids) love it. 2. Which app does Angela from The Office use to keep her daughter entertained on the plane? Hint: it’s not a cat calendar. 3. One of our favorite apps goes to the web, finally. Whoo! 4. If you’re already holiday shopping for gadgets, this site is going to save you plenty of money and trouble. 5. Like we needed another reason to...

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

Whether you’re reading this email from your regular laptop or you’ve got your smartphone plugged into an ATM in NYC after Sandy, we’re so glad you’re here and that tech is keeping us all connected. Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. Turn your texts and emails into designer digital notes. Even Emily Post would approve. 2. One of the most addictive video games ever is now available in toy form. Your kids will flip. 3. This app is perfect for crafters or wanna-be DIYers like us....

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Sugar-free ways to keep kids busy on Halloween

Trick-or-treating is still hours away and my kids are already talking nonstop about Halloween candy. So to help maintain a bit of my own sanity today, I’ve rounded up a few ways to keep my kids busy and entertained until the evening rolls around. Here’s hoping these ideas help you too!  It’s the perfect day for a movie marathon, and we’ve got 14 family-friendly Halloween movies you can stream right from Amazon Instant Video.  If you’ve got a smart phone or tablet, download these 4 cool Halloween apps for your kids, a couple of which are free.  All you...

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

From everyone’s favorite droid to the only phone compatible with LEGOs, here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. Would you give your preschooler a cell phone? We never thought we’d say yes until we saw this. 2. It was tough, but we tracked down the four best Halloween apps for kids. All treats, no tricks! 3. Star Wars geeks, you don’t have to bargain with Jawas to get your hands on the cutest droid this Halloween. 4. Turn your Instagram and smart phone photos into holiday gifts...

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Here are five pins we’re really digging this week. 1. Could this cool gadget be the key to us finally getting in shape? 2. Design inspiration: Nice color scheme for a girls’ room. 3. Words to live by. 4. A wonderful app for preschoolers that could be a road trip lifesaver. 5. The drool-worthy Halloween treat recipe we want to keep all for ourselves. Sorry,...

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

Don’t lick your screen, mama–that chocolate bar is more than it seems. Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. If you have a smartphone and only two hands, you’re going to freak out over this brilliant new gadget. 2. Keep track of birthday wish lists? Find new music? Birthday party plan like a boss? All three are easy and fun, with this free resource. 3. We knew Maya Rudolph was hip, but now that we know her favorite app, we’re even bigger fans. 4. These fun and...

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

We’re all about laps, apps, and yapping with the stars–at least, according to some of our favorite picks from the last week. 1. Want a happier lap? We’ve got the perfect bedroom accessory. (Get your mind out of the gutter–it’s a tech gadget!) 2. This retro-cool app for the little dudes will tickle everyone’s funny bone better than Tickle Me Elmo. Hint: it involves tickling. 3. If you like movies, food, and apps–and who doesn’t?–then you’re going to squee for our favorite Springpad notebooks of the week. 4. Kelly Bundy–er, Christina Applegate–told us all about her favorite app, and...

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Here are 5 of our favorite pins this week.  1. Such a versatile, stylish piece for your little girl’s wardrobe.  2. Hilarious Halloween cupcakes that are a great use for old Barbie arms.  3. A brilliant way to organize your kids’ artwork.  4. An easy DIY project that’s sure to make any LEGO fan in your house squee.  5. A fun, free way to keep your kids entertained in the...

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

From saving your gadgets to saving your sanity, here are a few of our favorite picks from the past week, just in case you missed them. 1. Our very favorite developer is back with a brilliant new kids’ app that rocks. Literally. 2. If you need a good laugh, we’ve rounded up 7 funny parenting videos that actually are funny. In fact, none of them contains poop jokes or swagger wagons. 3. This fantastic science app will turn any kid into a budding mad scientist. You wanted Alien Monster Eggs in your kitchen, right? 4. This gorgeous camera won’t...

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Are you as obsessed with Pinterest as we are? If so, here are 5 pins we loved this week.Tons of cool Halloween ideas on our new Halloween board, including this icky-yummy treat idea. One of the prettiest apps we’ve seen for preschoolers, and educational, too. The awesome bracelets that every mother needs. Easily the funniest video for parents that we’ve come across in a long time. A no-carve Halloween pumpkin idea incorporating this year’s biggest design trend. (Can you...

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

We’ve got tech in the bag–get it?–with a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. And of course, we’re serving up the big iPhone 5 news! 1. These stylish bags are utterly amazing. Wait till you read how they’re going to make your life easier and keep you from missing magic moments. It doesn’t hurt that they’re gorgeous, either. 2. What does Pam from The Office–er, Jenna Fischer–use to calm her one-year-old on the plane? Click here to find out! Hint: it’s not her Dundie award. 3. We’ve got the scoop on...

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Great organization solutions now that September is here (sigh)

While spring may be best known for cleaning, for me, September is my big organization solution month. As the kids get back to school and we start falling into routines, I feel like if I don’t get organized now, I’ll never catch up. I went through our archives to put together just a few of my favorite products, tips and ideas to help you get ahead of curve. If you’re like me, you’ll need it. GENERAL ORGANIZATION A dry erase board (at top) can work wonders, and I love this modern wall decal version at Wall Pops designed by Jonathan Adler....

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

From retro to oh-so-new, we’ve got the tech for you. Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1.Even little babies can get in on Instagram, thanks to this adorable handmade toy. 2. Store your kids’ artwork using your smart phone! Just hurry and snatch up these awesome apps while they’re still free. 3. Our readers are going nuts for this smart tech-fabulous notebook developed by Moleskine and Evernote together. Trust us, you’ll want this. 4. Check out the stylish, tech-savvy laptop bag that goes with everything– and we...

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WhyTripIt is keeping me sane when I travel

Exactly a year ago I discovered the genius that is TripIt, a super simple organization and travel management app for pretty much any smartphone you’ve got. And we’re talking simple. If you’re a frequent traveler like I am, it is nothing less than a lifesaver. Including right now this very second–in fact, I’m waving hi to all of you from sunny Copenhagen. Hej! Here, I’m going to show you how I’ve been using it this week so far to keep me from going insane, and just why I love it so much. It’s also why I’ve been so happy...

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

Here are a few of our favorite tech picks from the last week, just in case you missed them.   1. This super fun app lets you create professional-looking posters using your own Instagram photos. Keep Calm and Cool Mom? 2. You’re going to love this fun, free way to build with LEGOs that doesn’t involve stepping on them in the dark. 3. If you’ve got a tween or teen ready to explore the world of responsible cell phone usage, we recommend this affordable “cell phone with training wheels.” Complete with 20% off discount code! 4. Which app does cool mom...

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Get ready for back to school with Cool Mom Tech

These days, there’s just no way we could head back to school without a little (okay, a lot of) help from technology. That’s why we’ve put together our second annual Cool Mom Tech Back to School Guide, which launched this week. You’ll find tons of stylish, practical things to help keep you organized all school year long, plus awesome gadgets and gear for your little and big kids. First up, the 5 coolest laptop backpacks for big kids that you might want to snatch up for yourself. And don’t miss our helpful round-up of the best back to school apps...

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

Here are a few of our favorite tech picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. And no, that’s not a giant, delicious donut. Sorry. 1. If you’ve got kids and own a camera, you need this book! 2. Sending paper thank-you cards through the mail without lifting a pen? There’s (finally!) an app for that. 3. Use these stylish and nifty freebies to jazz up your iPhone. 4. A Kate Spade iPad case for $85 or a similar one for $3? Hmm… 5. We’ve seen portable speakers made out of pretty much everything, but not...

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins this week

Obsessed with Pinterest like we are? Here are 5 cool pins we loved this week.  1. One of our all-time favorite summer toys as a kid, now back for our own little ones to enjoy!  2. A fabulous addition to any nursery or kid’s room. Even better, it’s free!  3. Gorgeous bags we’re dying to get our hands on. We’ll just have to give up groceries this week. 4. Send a personalized paper thank you card without having to pick up a pen.  5. Some much needed help for those of us with picky...

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

Whether you’re exercising your brain or your body this summer, we’ve got the tech scoop on how to make it easier and more fun. Here are some of our favorite tech picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. The only question asked more than Are we there yet? is Are the burgers done yet? Check out these handy grilling apps to find out. 2. If your Facebook feed seems to show posts from the same few people over and over, here’s how to make sure you see the Facebook updates you want, from the...

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Last minute 4th of July picks that sparkle

Oh say can you see… how awesome your 4th of July party or barbecue is going to be? Whether you need a last minute nosh or pretty party printables, we’ve got you covered like strawberries on a flag cake. 1. Need to keep your little patriots busy? Check out  this round-up of DIY 4th of July crafts and projects for the family. 2. We salute these easy (and gorgeous!) 4th of July recipes with creative takes on the red, white, and blue. 3. Need some sweet signage or pretty picks for your patriotic party? You’ll get a lot of bang for...

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