This is a sponsored message from SRC Recovery Postpartum recovery can be quite a challenge, and if you’re a new mom or about to be one, take a look at SRC Recovery Shorts. They’re recommended by healthcare providers to help speed up the healing process and get your pre-body back so you can start feeling like your old self again. The medical grade compression of the shorts is designed to hold fluid in one central place so that your body can get rid of it faster, while the abdominal support panel helps hold muscles together. Yet they’re still designed to be comfortable without restricting...Read More
It’s hard to feel like King of the Road when really, you’re King of Don’t Go Beyond the End of the Driveway! With three kids and one long paved driveway, I’ve been there! So, whether you live on a house on a high-traffic street, or you just need to keep your kids a little closer to home for whatever reason, I’ve got 10 fun ideas to make driveway bike riding more fun for those kids who love their wheels but could use a little more excitement. And don’t forget the helmets! Even if it is “just” in the driveway....Read More
RXActive resistance activewear: Could these pants mean less time at the gym and more calories burned?
The summer crunch has been tough on my workout routine, which basically means there has been no workout routine. Sigh. But with fall around the corner and my kids back in school, I’ve got my eye on the gym, though I still don’t want to spend half my morning there. That’s why I was pretty intrigued to try out the RXActive resistance activewear, which are supposed to help you burn up to 14% more calories during your workouts. Not kidding. These magical pants, as I’m calling them, are actually the brainchild of a team of New York University medical...Read More
If you need a break from all child-media, ooh, you’re in for a treat today! Check out our newest extra-special, slightly (okay, very) R-rated episode of SPAWNED with Kristen and Liz this week on Soundcloud right now. Or, subscribe to Spawned on iTunes and listen in the Podcast app that comes totally free with your iOS device. You just might make sure kids are out of the room for this one, or you’ve got your headphones on. We were a little punchy for this one. Links from SPAWNED Episode 10 Lenny Kravitz’s big accident on stage. Oops. This is awesome: Steven Tyler’s...Read More
Here are 5 of our favorite tech picks this week from Cool Mom Tech. Look what you might have missed! 1. 4 of the most stylish fitness trackers for Father’s Day that look great out of the gym too. 2. We’re loving these 2 new cord clutter solutions. So helpful! 3. We found the world’s slimmest iPhone case and we’re in love. 4. We’ve got the scoop on the newest photo app that you should know about. 5. A phone that might help you curb your phone addiction. Well, you or “a friend.”...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
Since my baby literally can’t be without me for more than 20 minutes without starting a scream-fest — I’m just that special, I guess — it means I need to be ready to feed pretty much at all times. Like, the second I arrive home from a workout. And that means I need a good nursing sports bra. It seems unfair that moms don’t have a million fantastic nursing sports bra options in this day and age, and I’ve been looking for great ones. I do wish I had more to share with right now (I bet you and I can name several major brands that...Read More
If you’re part of the baby biker set (and I don’t mean leather jackets and chaps), you probably already know Burley. They’ve been making great bike trailers and accessories for over 35 years. I’m excited about the new Burley Solstice, however, which is a stand-alone stroller and whole new world for Burley. And they’ve definitely risen to the challenge. The Burley Solstice jogging stroller (a great price right now at our affiliate Amazon) is billed as a “premium jogging stroller” and as soon as it comes out of the box, it’s easy to see why. As expected, it’s rugged with a metal...Read More
Here are the hottest tech picks on Cool Mom Tech from this week. Look what you might have missed! 1. This amazing iPad case turns your favorite tablet into a laptop. Sort of. 2. 7 awesome cord management solutions to get you organized! 3. The new Sleep Number bed for kids. Is it worth the hefty price tag? 4. If you’re not sure which fitness band is right for you, this smart new service can help. 5. Helpful tips for getting your digital photos organized finally....Read More
23 ideas for fun, educational indoor activities for preschoolers and young kids. Because we need all the ideas we can get!
After the initial “yay, snow!” cheers comes the realization that you now have to come up with educational activities for your preschoolers or kindergarteners, to help keep them busy–and ideally, learning–all day long. And while I totally understand letting PBS air a few more shows than you might normally allow, I also think an unexpected day stuck indoors is a great way to try out new activities that give their brains a workout and help reinforce important skills. It’s the kind of stuff you may not have time to do together on a regular old day. That’s why I’m so pleased...Read More
The hottest tech posts you missed this week: Stylish fitness trackers, smart organizational help and more.
Here are the hottest picks on Cool Mom Tech from this past week. Look what you might have missed: 1. An amazing selection of fitness trackers that don’t look like fitness trackers at all. 2. A smart way tech is letting you skip the airport security lines with your family. 3. You won’t believe these Frozen online games for kids we found. Not what you want your kids playing. 4. 7 awesome new cord management solutions for your home office, or that tangle behind your TV. 5. This smart little gadget lets you ditch all your remote controls. Yes!...Read More
Shopping for baby gifts might just be among our favorite kind of shopping to do, and we’ve featured no shortage of amazing baby gift ideas on our site this year. (If we do say so ourselves). After much consideration, deliberation, and debate, we’ve narrowed it down to the very coolest, all of which we would have loved to receive ourselves when our little ones were born. Here, our picks for 12 of the best new baby gifts of 2014. That will be just as cool to give to some lucky parents in 2015. This is post is part of of our annual series of Editors...Read More
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I’ve tried all sorts of workout routines, everything from running 5k races and a pricey gym membership to fitness classes and Jillian Michaels’ DVDs, but lately I’ve found myself in a rut. Too busy. Too bored. And well, with the holiday season upon us, I need something to help me deal with the stress. And the cookies. Barre3 was created by workout guru Sadie Lincoln based on a workout she invented for her client Madonna (yes, that one), and first launched in Portland. It now has studios popping up all over the country, so when one opened in my ‘hood, I figured it was...Read More
Having been the resident stroller expert around here for years, believe it or not, I still get excited when I hear about cool new jogging strollers. It’s great to know that stroller manufacturers are increasingly thinking about us who want to push our kids around more places than a shiny mall floor. And now there are three new all-terrain stroller models on the way that are so cool, you new parents in the market for one are going to have a tough time choosing a favorite. ORBIT BABY O2 STROLLER I loved my Orbit stroller with my own children; it was so versatile and easy...Read More
If you need a good reason to strap on your sneakers and get some exercise this fall, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s NYC-based Moms in Training is ready to provide you with all the motivation you need. And best of all for you new mamas: Your stroller-riding baby is totally welcome to join you and more than 300 new friends in this group that won’t just help you in your quest for better health, but could help thousands. Moms in Training’s mission–to help stomp out cancer by raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training– goes way...Read More
Hi Cool Mom Picks. Any recommendations on the best affordable jogging stroller that’s ideally lightweight, compact and versatile? -Pamela J. Hi Pamela, Though I will admit right off the bat that I am not a jogger, I have reviewed my share of jogging strollers and I have a few recommendations for the best ones that ought to give you a good start when looking. There’s one catch, though: Affordable and jogging stroller usually aren’t two phrases seen together. The best jogging strollers are definitely the priciest options, but they’re also the ones that last, which means you should have no trouble finding gently...Read More
You know the dad who has everything? The one who’s impossible to shop for? Yep, so do we. So even though we’ve now suggested dozens of Father’s Day gifts of all kinds, you might still be looking. And we feel for you. So here, we present some of our favorite gifts for the dad who seems to have everything. Some are splurgey, some are free, some just a little off the beaten-path. Hopefully there’s something here for the lucky paternal superstar in your life. Besides your undying love and affection, of course. Which may in fact be all he needs. We’re happy to welcome our friends at Dove...Read More
In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy! 1. Fantastic tech gift ideas for college students. Or you know, you. 2. For dads on the go, don’t miss our recommendations for cool fitness gifts for Father’s Day. 3. A little overwhelmed by the iOS 8 announcement? We’ve got all the details, including what it means for parents. 4. Wait until you see the new LEGO minifigs featuring female scientists. Finally! 5. The ultimate Father’s Day gift for a Star Wars fan. Let’s just say it could make you...Read More
Last month the, Taga Bike began selling in the US after six years in Europe, and I’ve been fascinated by this innovation in biking for parents, and the whole bakfiet trend that’s slowly making its way to our shores. I totally see the appeal of a bike-stroller hybrid like the Taga; there is a cute outdoor shopping center about a mile from my house, and I’ve frequently thought how nice it would be to ride my bike down there, shop a bit, grab some groceries, and head back home with my four-year-old, who isn’t big enough to ride his own bike that far himself. And...Read More