Tag: muppets

10 super cool cell phone cases for kids. (You might want them too. Just saying.)

Clearly we love finding adorable things of all kinds for kids, and cool cell phone cases is one of them. Before you think, wa-ait…kids and cell phones?  indeed it’s more common than ever. With prices dropping on early cell phone models, and parents buying themselves shiny new phones then passing down their old ones, plenty of kids are going to be getting cell phones this holiday — whether they’re using them for safety reasons, to connect with friends and classmates, or just as gaming devices when they’re home with a little down time. Of course when kids are out and about, we...

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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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Web Coolness: an amazing photo series, blog comments that save lives, and a hilarious line of pretend to toys for kids

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you do too. This photo series of four sisters taken over 36 years is a fascinating look at the passing of time. A lovely and thoughtful post, Unexpected Milestones, on why we should give kids time to develop at their own rate. And if you leave a comment on the post, you’ll give one vaccination to a child in need via Shot@Life. Can You Be Happy Without Children? Good discussion inspired by this week’s controversial TIME Magazine cover story. The Muppets Most Wanted Movie trailer!...

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A Muppets birthday party with vintage cool

Back when my daughter was a toddler, the only show she’d watch was the Muppets Show. Let’s just say Kermit and Miss Piggy got me many a quiet shower, and to them, I’m mighty grateful. These days, there’s no shortage of awesome Muppets paraphenalia, like Muppets artwork, cool t-shirts, even iPhone cases. If only I had this fun birthday party decor back when she was little and begging me for a Muppets party. We’ve been long time fans of the Mary Had a Little Party shop on Etsy, and now, our love has grown even stronger thanks to the...

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Family Movie Night Ideas: 7 classic kids’ movies that still hold up today

We don’t know about you, but with summer in full swing and later sunsets/later bedtimes a fact of life, we’ve been indulging in quite a few family movie nights. As we look for some new ideas, it’s been super fun digging into our Netflix accounts to find some of our own childhood favorites to introduce to the next generation. And now we get to share them with you too, thanks to our sponsor Netflix Families. If you’ve checked out the new Just for Kids section on Netflix, you’ll know it’s super easy finding great movies and shows for kids...

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Muppets go modern with the coolest prints for your nursery

Of all my parenting achievements, I’m particularly proud that I’ve passed on a love for The Muppets to my own three kids. And now that they carry their own torch for Kermit, Beaker, and Fozzie Bear, I think they’ll love decorating their rooms with some very cool, very style-forward prints of the gang. Designed by London’s The Retro Inc, our iconic Muppets friends have gone through a mod makeover of sorts, and I just love the results. Grab a trio of your favorite characters for only $10, and the 5×7″ prints will be shipped to you. Or, if you can’t...

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

Much like the moms we know, tech has beauty *and* brains. Here are a few of our favorite picks from the past week, just in case you missed them! 1. This amazing new gadget is durable, portable, and gorgeous. No wonder we want one in every room. 2. Going on a road trip with kids? This huge round-up of our favorite apps for all ages will keep them saying, “We’re not there yet, right?” 3. Want to boost your own productivity, this beautiful, handmade iPad accessory is the perfect answer. And it would make a great Father’s Day gift if...

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Word to Big Bird: neff helps skaters and boarders sweep those clouds away

If there’s one thing I hope all parents can all agree on, it’s a love for Big Bird. (There are certainly more polarizing muppets, but Big Bird isn’t one of them.) With the cooler weather finally making an appearance for most of the country, we love that one of the top skate brands is sharing that love too, and creating some funky warm headwear for kids. neff is a super cool skate and snowboarding apparel company. (You might recognize their logo of a smiley face with a tongue sticking out.) They teamed up with Sesame Street for a fabulous...

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Electric Mayhem Band touring posters. 1975 was a very good year.

With so many kids having rediscovered Muppet Mania with the release of the new Muppet Movie this past year, it’s not surprising that everyone’s  favorite Henson creations are making a big pop culture comeback. Our latest discovery–Michalel dePippo’s awesome vintage style silkscreen prints. These vintage Muppet posters take on the Electric Mayhem band’s “1975 tour” in a very adult way, but one that kids will still get a kick out of. They’re limited edition silkscreens in editions of just 250, so of course Dr. Teeth,  Animal and Zoot Sax are sold out (wah!) but I’m holding out hope that...

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What do Ron Burgundy, Yoda, and Pee Wee have in common?

There’s something to be said for small children looking adorable wearing characters on their chests, and yet having no earthly idea who they are. We’re smitten with the Micielomicielo shop on Etsy, where pop culture icons are transformed into adorable eco-felt and screenprinted designs applied to handmade bodysuits and t-shirts for kids and adults. Their Star Wars designs go beyond the main characters– because they have 17 different choices. That’s so awesome, I just “felt” a tremor in the Force! Other options include Mr. T, badgers, Spock, Totoro, Hello Kitty, Sesame Street, Muppets, and Transformers. Speaking of Ron Burgundy,...

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Editors Best of 2011: The coolest boys clothes and accessories

We found so many cool boys’ clothes this year, it may be the first year we’ve given boys’ clothes their own category! Enjoy some of these awesome editors’ picks, putting to rest the notion that only girls get the good shopping. Red 21 Boys Kristen: If there’s a piece that juxtaposes classic lines with modern style, it’s this rockin’ skull jacket from Red 21 Boys (at top). I’m always impressed with the quality of their clothes, which means years not weeks of washes and wear. Black Kite kids’ shirts Kristen: In the sea of blue and white (or some...

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It’s time to raise the curtain on the coolest Muppets items

We headed off to see The Muppets this past weekend, both for the nostalgia and to introduce my kids to the beloved characters of my younger years. And while I believe that much of this movie would be lost on kids younger than grade school, my older kids were delighted with the music and characters and are now infected with Muppet Mania. But before you head out and get bombarded with all the licensed merchandise this movie will spawn, take a look at some of the coolest Muppet items we’ve found. –Christina The iconic Adidas sneaker (also featured in...

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Web Coolness – Halloween treats, Four Seasons’ getaway, and a Dan Zanes download

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. How cute is this roundup of not-too-spooky Halloween treats? Kristen is (understandably) gaga over Muppets smart phone cases! And, get this: a Pigs In Space ringtone. Liz shares her favorite children’s books with Apartment Therapy’s Ohdeedoh. Are they yours too? Have you ever seen pumpkin trees? Perfect for this time of the year. We love this giveaway from Ciao Bambino – a chance to win one of three amazing Four Seasons family getaways. Meet Sesame Street’s newest special character during a special...

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Look what these kindie bands did this summer, Part Two

Did I mention that there were a lot kids’ music releases this summer? If you saw Part One in our review of great kindie releases yesterday, you’ve read—and hopefully heard–of new stuff from Caspar Babypants, Belle & Sebastian and The Hipwaders. Now, even more great releases of this summer that you’ll want to add to your collection of kids’ music. –Christina Indie-pop music loving parents with fond memories of jumping around a dark sweaty club while a band rocks out on stage will have a blast pogo-ing around the playroom to egg’s Hard-boiled. Lots of guitar and drums, LA’s...

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Web Coolness – back to school tech ideas, chefs help you with school lunches, and standing up to sexism

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. It’s time to put on makeup..or maybe just some Muppet-inspired nail polish? Don’t miss our ongoing Back to School Tech series, with apps and gadgets to make this school year easier. See why Kristen is crushing for her Baggu Bags. No, we aren’t buying snack-sized treats yet, but we couldn’t resist sharing this amazing Vintage Halloween Party on Hostess with the Mostess. (and Happy 5th Anniversary to HWTM!) How to be a Man–it’s more than what you think. Great read for moms...

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Web Coolness – tips for toys, cool for school, and putting mean girls in their place

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. This tutorial for bright and adorable jewelry made from colored pencils will set your little scholar apart. Check out these personalized school supplies that Kristen has found for your independent learner. A major fist bump to the photographer who stood up to bullying mean girls. Have you heard this great music download from CMP favorite Caspar Babypants? Find beautiful photos and great product picks in our Back-to-School slideshow for Kirtsy that Cool Mom Picks curated! What a smart and eco-friendly way to...

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Web Coolness – Found hearts, cooler strollers, and a truck with a huge nipple on the top

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too.  Boy Sees Hearts: Such a simple idea with results we love. (via Design Mom)   Waitstaff tells you to nurse your baby in the bathroom?! Who you gonna call? The Milk Truck! (via @royhandy) The simple joys of a tire swing, with a few tips for getting it just right. Muppets invade Manhattan? Actually, it’s the new Jim Henson’s Fantastic World exhibit at the Museum of Moving Image. If you feel like freshening up the kids’ bedrooms, we love these three DIY...

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It’s time to raise the curtain…

Last month, cool-tee-site Threadless held a Muppet design contest to jump on the excitement many of us feel about the new Muppets movie coming out this fall. (New Muppets! Whee!) Threadless invited anyone to submit a Muppets tee-shirt design and promised to make the winning design into a tee all of us could buy for ourselves. Out of a whole bunch of submissions, the winner was chosen, and we love it. The colorful Together Again was picked as the winning tee—how quickly can you name the characters? If you love more than the tee, a special Muppets bundle also includes an exclusive poster and...

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Web coolness – thinking of dads, Star Wars Muppets, and the cutest kids video

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web the week. We hope you will too. Toys as art? Hey, at least it gets them off the floor. Kristen rounds up four great Father’s Day photo gifts. And don’t miss the rest of our great picks for Father’s Day! Loving this new virtual book club from The New York Times’ Motherlode blog. New on Cool Mom Tech: Our family music download of the week, featuring this, the cutest kids’ video we’ve seen in a while. Super clever and adorable Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party. Don’t miss this thought-provoking post on style,...

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Muppets + Threadless = Awesome

I grew up watching The Muppet Show, but like many of us, didn’t completely get all the awesome humor until I was an adult watching it again with my kids. So when I heard that there’s a new Muppets movie on the way come November, I may have squealed louder than my kids. And, as it turns out, in honor of this new release, Threadless is teaming up to host one heckuva cool contest. It’s pretty simple. The cool site Threadless is in search of a uber cool Muppet shirt created by, well, you. They’re hosting a Muppets T-shirt...

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