This is a sponsored message from Nanit If you’ve ever lost sleep waiting impatiently for your baby to fall asleep — or worse, woken your little one up when you’ve just peeked in — you need to meet Nanit, a tremendous new advancement in baby monitors. In fact it’s part baby monitor, part translator, part personal baby guru. And what new parent couldn’t use one of those? – Don’t miss a special limited-time offer below – Nanit is designed to track everything about your baby’s sleep, no wearable required. You’ll have access to a wealth of information with ease through the nicely designed companion app, including data...Read More
If your little camper is heading off to sleepaway camp this summer, possibly for the first time (sniff), you’ll likely receive from the camp a long list of all the essentials to pack — extra socks, bug repellent, water bottles, headlamps. But, on top of all those must-haves (and they really are), we think that a few special items that connect them to home can help make the transition from bed to bunk a little easier. We spoke to our experienced sleepaway camp parents around here, and put together 7 of our favorite ideas for sleepaway camp essentials that help stave off homesickness and ensure the transition...Read More
Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech. Look what you might have missed! 1. You won’t believe what this iPad speaker can do. Whoa. 2. We found a very smart app that helps keep you or your family members safe when they’re walking home alone. 3. We’re calling this the hottest tech toy of the holidays. You will want this! 4. Our picks for the best first camera for kids in every price range. 5. Our new go-to website for finding the best online videos for kids....Read More
Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech. Look what you might have missed! 1. Is it wrong that we’re excited about this instant camera? 2. A simple guide to finally cutting the cable cord. We share four of your best options. 3. A fun app for those of you with kids who love things that go. 4. Well, here’s one way to finally get your photos organized. Let an app do it for you! 5. Need help figuring out what your kids can watch and when? You need this amazing website...Read More
Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech. It’s all about kids this week, and here’s what you might have missed! 1. Check out our review of the new online LEGO Minifigures game! Our LEGO loving kids are going nuts for it. 2. 6 fantastic, educational YouTube channels just for big kids. Way to optimize screen time. 3. Hooray for this new Dr. Seuss app for early readers. 4. We tried out the new VTech Kidizoom action cam for kids. Make sure you read our review before you buy it. 5. How do you pick...Read More
Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech. Look what you might have missed! 1. This brilliant website gives you ideas, plans, and patterns to create new things out of old Lego sets. 2. A fantastic alternative to Facetime for iOS and Android users that lets you do way more than video chat. 3. We’ve never been very excited about a drone camera. Until now. 4. For the ladies, don’t buy headphones or earbuds until you see our recommendations just for you. 5. Chargers just keep getting better looking every day. Wow....Read More
Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech. Here’s what you might have missed! 1. Cool geeky jewelry for Mother’s Day. We’d love every one of these! 2. We can’t wait to get our hands on this little handheld printer and when you see it you will understand why. 3. So, instant cameras have come a very long way. Wow. 4. 5 really cool tech gadgets that will get you excited about solar power. 5. Now these are our kind of Mother’s Day flowers....Read More
Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech. Here’s what you might have missed. 1. We cannot believe these are laptop totes! Gorgeous Mother’s Day gift idea. Hint. 2. Looks like disposable cameras are back, but with a really smart twist. So cool! 3. A helpful explanation about why apps want to access your location, and when to hit the off button. 4. This USB necklace doesn’t do anything, well, except make you look fabulous. 5. Curious about the whole smart bulb trend? Kristen tries one out to see if they’re worth the price...Read More
In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy! 1. This new camera is so small you could eat it. But don’t. You know, because it’s a camera. 2. Cool interactive storybooks starring your child that actually look like your child. Wow! 3. A safe outlet that’s a must for parents. 4. Here’s a cool idea for all those Instagram photos you want to get off your phone. 5. And we’d be remiss not to mention our sadness about the passing of Robin Williams....Read More
In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular posts from Cool Mom Tech this past week. 1. We’ve got the scoop on a brand new Toca Boca app. Need we say more? 2. Here’s a smart and very adorable way to kill those icky toothbrush germs. 3. We’re loving these 8 unexpected ways to use your smart phone camera. Brilliant! 4. If you own an Apple gadget, you’ll want to read this post about their recent security breach. 5. This sweatshirt is cracking us...Read More
What are the best gifts for an 8-year-old boy? I’m looking for a big gift, in the $50-$100 range. —CMP reader, via Twitter Oh, you mean the kind of gift that makes a child pause while unwrapping, shout out with glee, and rush over to give you a big hug? Well, small gifts can do that too, but on the splurgier side, here are some of our favorites according to our own sons — and by the way, according to our daughters, all these cool kids’ gifts would be great for girls, too. Just note we stayed away...Read More
Summertime is serious LEGO time around here. The kids and I are always looking for novel ways to enhance LEGO play. So I’m really digging this new LEGO hack (meaning it’s not an official LEGO product, but it’s officially fun). This groovy “camera” comes from LEGO wizard Chris McVeigh. It takes ninety-nine pieces of brick-building goodness, and some sweet Instagram-y looking decals really seal the deal. Although the camera doesn’t actually work (well, duh), it’s fantastic for imaginative play. My favorite part? It even has an ejectable photo tile. Who knows? Maybe the next edition will sport some working parts....Read More
Here are 5 of our favorite picks from this past week just in case you missed them. 1. The coolest Mother’s Day gifts for camera lovers. Aren’t those necklaces awesome? 2. We bet you’ll love these Mother’s Day tech gifts for under $30. And not just because of the price. 3. These 11 gorgeous gadget cases will make any mom swoon on Mother’s Day. 4. The perfect Mother’s Day gift for the geeky domestic goddess. Just don’t use it to clean your gadgets. 5. Sending gift cards just got a whole lot cooler with this awesome app for both...Read More
As much as I rely on the digital clocks on my appliances and on my smart phone to keep me on schedule, there’s just something about pretty analog clock to make a room seem more homey. I’ve been a long time fan of decoylab, whose beautiful, handcrafted clocks are as much works of art as they are timepieces, this amazing vintage style camera clock. Made from bamboo, this silent clock (that means no ticking!) features a clever leather strap to use as a hanger. What a perfect addition to your home office or a cool accent on a wall...Read More
Here are five of our favorite picks from this week just in case you missed them. 1. These smart phone cases were hugely popular with our Facebook fans. And they’re for Android and iPhone, hooray! 2. Even if you already have free texting, this new app is truly awesome. And a little addictive. 3. Don’t toss those frayed or damaged cords! Here’s a simple DIY fix for them. 4. We’re loving these geeky DIY party favors that are great for birthdays, baby showers, or just for fun. 5. This handy little gadget will have you taking way better smart...Read More
Here are a few of our favorite tech picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. The latest Facebook announcement has sent us straight back to our privacy settings. We’ve got the need-to-know scoop on the new Facebook Graph Search. 2. Turn your smartphone into funky camera with this hip mod case. Or check out this crazy new photography gadget, if you’re a little more retro. 3. Feeling iffy about Instagram? Here are some fabulous, free photo apps that will give it a run for its money. 4. We’re beyond excited about this technology for those...Read More
We’ve been busy at Cool Mom Tech featuring some of the best holiday tech picks around. Here’s what you might have missed on our site this week. 1. Got a pet? You’ve got to see this hilarious gadget made just for them. 2. Got a Kindle Fire? You need this awesome new service from Amazon that’s perfect for parents. 3. Got kids? We strongly suggest taking a look at this scary app for teens and tweens, and talking about it with them, stat. 4. Got a camera? You (or that lucky shutterbug in your life) will love these pretty...Read More
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...Read More
What is that pagoda of power in the photo? What’s even better than Pinterest? Where the heck is my iPhone? To answer these questions, we present some of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. If you’re in the market for a kid-friendly Android tablet, we’ve got four new ones you’ll want to check out. Or 5 if you count this new big NOOK! 2. Miss the instant fun of shaking an actual Polaroid picture? Click here and prepare to freak out. 3. What’s like Pinterest and Evernote but… better? It’s Springpad...Read More
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...Read More
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