A baby quilt that’s photo op ready

A baby quilt that’s photo op ready

Nothing says “welcome to the world baby” quite like a cozy quilt. We must have gotten half a dozen of them as gifts when each of my sons were born. We are fully loaded with brightly colored patchworks, dizzying animal prints and handmade woven blankets,...
An affordable toddler bed to swoon over

An affordable toddler bed to swoon over

Toddler beds are really glorious things. They ease the transition from the warm and cozy crib of yore, and the big bad bed of the future. And they’re awesome for small spaces. The problem is that these little beds can come with a big price tag, and since they...
Not all princesses need saving

Not all princesses need saving

Ever on the lookout for clothing and decor for girls that portrays the strong, amazing kids that they are, I was so happy to find this series of posters. Artist Amanda Visell has created a wonderful quartet of strong girl posters with messages from I am my own captain...
Twin Bedding for Girls? – Reader Q&A

Twin Bedding for Girls? – Reader Q&A

I am looking for more suggestions for twin bedding for girls. Not cutesy pink all over…something more sophisticated she can grow into. Thanks for your suggestions! -Lisa Hi Lisa, We’ve featured a bunch of great girls’ twin bedding options in past...
How to turn IKEA into MyKEA

How to turn IKEA into MyKEA

I’ve got a love/hate relationship with IKEA. I love it, because it’s reliable, dependable, and honest. I know what I’m getting, and there are no surprises. I hate it at times, for all of the same reasons. IKEA furniture can be dreadfully boring....
Now I know my Q O Z’s…

Now I know my Q O Z’s…

If had to do one thing over with our nursery, it would be buying more items that look good after your kid hits two. As cute as those bunny rabbit rugs are under a crib–not so much with a kindergartener. I think the letterpress rug at CB2 is so cool for a...
Poster sized goodness

Poster sized goodness

Sarah Jane is wildly talented–something Cool Mom Picks discovered way back in 2007. Her prints are whimsical and magical in a way that would make Clement Hurd and The Runaway Bunny proud. I love the simplicity and the talent that beckons from the page. Now, fans...

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