Tag: photography

Give your memory some backup with The Birthday Poster from Sticky Bellies

All of my kids’ birthdays are milestone birthdays in my eyes, though I’m not always so good at remembering the details of each passing year other than maybe the cake we served at the party. Hey, I really like cake. But with Sticky Bellies’ new personalized birthday poster, I can capture that special moment in time a lot more effectively than my memory seems able to do. The Birthday Poster is a large 2’x3′ matte paper poster that you customize with markers, glitter, stickers, or anything else that helps personalize this special work of art. Even a black Sharpie and your best...

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy!   1. We’re counting the days for when this new Dyson gadget is launched. In time for winter, we hope. 2. Managing your iPhone camera roll just got a whole lot easier. 3. A must-read: Why you should care about the Apple Pay shutout. 4. The coolest new headphones that are swanky, affordable, and get this, washable. 5. If your kids play sports, you need to see this free app....

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy!   1. 7 helpful tips for taking Halloween photos of your kids. Your Instagram followers await! 2. A new Toca Boca app for kids, just in time for Halloween. Hooray! 3. We’re having way too much fun Halloween-ifying our photos. We bet you will too. 4. Need a fun, splurge-y holiday gift for the kids? This is awesome. 5. Here’s a sweet, simple Halloween DIY that will help keep them safer while trick or treating....

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins: Halloween edition

Looking for last minute Halloween awesome? Follow our Pinterest boards for these 5 fun Halloween pins, plus lots more of our daily picks and more coolness from around the web.   1. Helpful tips for taking great Halloween photos of kids. 2. A huge round-up of free Halloween coloring pages that have been keeping our own kids busy. 3. DIY Halloween mummy juice boxes. So fun (and easy) for class parties! 4. Easy Halloween party recipes that are super simple and tasty. 5. Such a fun printable Halloween garland that the kids can decorate themselves....

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Little Humans: The photography book about little kids doing big things.

Whenever I’m scrolling through Facebook updates, I can’t help but stop and read photographer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York photo feed. He has an incredible talent for capturing interesting portraits and poignant quotes about life from his subjects. You’ve got to check him out if you haven’t already. So I nearly jumped out of my seat at the chance to share his work with my kids when I saw he was releasing a book on his tiniest subjects, Little Humans.  This photographic book is more than just a coffee table book; it features those street photos we love, but this time the...

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Web coolness – Movies recreated in LEGO, Halloween costumes to avoid, and the Brandy Melville debate

Here are our favorite links from around the web this week. Hope you like them too!   Stop-motion scenes from 60 movies all recreated in LEGOs. By a 15-year-old! Brilliant. A great reason to become a Cool Mom Tech subscriber today. As in…today. Right now. Stat. Mingos, Rapartment, and Extrasize: We never get tired of funny words that kids mispronounce. A popular brand of tween and teen clothes that only comes in small: Heated debate on our Facebook page. When does social media start to feel not-so-social? Tough discussion about racially sensitive Halloween costumes. Would this change how your kids dress...

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of the most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy!   1. If you’ve got an iPhone, you’ll want to be sure you know about this amazing feature that’s one of our own all-time favorites. 2. What a cool way to turn your favorite photos into gifts. Holidays are coming! 3. One of the coolest iPad stands we’ve seen. Ever. (And we’ve seen a lot of stands). 4. 3 of the best online STEM resources for kids. Bookmark these, stat. 5. These 10 creative workspace ideas for your...

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy!   1. Now this gorgeous necklace is our kind of hashtag. 2. Organize your iPhone camera roll once and for all with this awesome app. 3. If you’re thinking about upgrading, here are helpful tips (and ways) to sell your old iPhone. 4. A travel charger that’s really hard to lose. Stylish, too. 5. Here’s a fun smart phone case for you Star Wars fans....

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Where do animals go when they’re dressed and ready? Onto a clock, of course.

I’m inclined to call this find the world’s coolest animal clocks. But then, I’m not sure if that refers to the coolest clocks featuring animals, or clocks featuring the coolest animals. Eh, hardly matters. Both perfectly describe the brand new zoo portrait clocks from our friends at Blik, featuring Barcelona photographer/filmmaker Yago Partel’s hilarious portraits of our furry and feathered friends like you’ve never seen them. Well, unless you’ve seen Partel’s photo series already.   If you look closely, there’s more to each photographic concept than just random animals looking serious in people’s clothing. The koala in a Hawaiian shirt probably looks like an...

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

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 is a genius app your kid’s teacher needs to get stat. 2. If you’ve ever dropped your smart phone then you need this very smart case. 3. Don’t shop online again without these three money-saving browser extensions installed. 4. Looking to purchase a computer for your child? Here’s a helpful shopping guide. 5. A new photo management and storing service that’s blowing us away....

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Web Coolness: Women who’ve changed history, life-saving nail polish, and how to talk to kids about tragedy

Here’s what we’ve been reading around the Web this week. Hope you like them too.   Jell-O Rainbow playdough recipe-o. What fun colors! Should you trash all your parenting books? 2014: The year fashion smoked crack. One word: Overalls. Bookmark this: A website that helps you figure out all those long ingredients you can’t pronounce. Our editor Kristen rounds up 5 entrepreneurs leading this year’s back to school trends.   From roller girls to rebel fighters: photos of women who have changed history. Limited edition cashmere hoodies for your kids. Does this mean winter is coming? Ack. The nail polish that can save...

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The perfect end of summer gift: Memories of summer

If you have had a fantastic summer weekend host, a memorable visit with relatives, or some other cause to send a little thank you gift to commemorate the experience, consider the new Summertime book by Joanne Dugan a terrific option. Edited by the same author/photographer who brought us favorite books like ABC NYC and 123 NYC for kids, along with countless images in magazines that you’d recognize, Joanne has put together the work of 46 terrific photographers. I cannot stop flipping through the clean, evocative images which, even in their diversity, are so well-curated that they hang together like a gallery show about summer. And as a parent,...

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Web Coolness: Parenting trends that will have you laughing, what your preschooler’s drawings mean, and more.

Here’s what we’ve been reading around the Web this week. Hope you like them too.   Love seeing women of all shapes and sizes being celebrated. Words of wisdom: Sometimes the best thing you can do for your kids is do something for yourself. Does food in clear packaging taste better? Hilarious: The top parenting trends of 2014 according to The Onion. We’d expect no less. This would make a perfect little back-to-school gift for your kids heading back to school. Don’t miss our incredible green living giveaway at Cool Mom Tech. (But only if you like cash.)     This printable placemat at Design Mom just...

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

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....

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5 of our favorite cool tech picks you don’t want to miss this week

In case you missed them, here are 5 of our most popular cool tech picks from Cool Mom Tech this past week. Enjoy!   1. In light of the recent security breach (yep, another one), our tips for making strong passwords. 2. These 6 tips for teaching kids photography are so helpful. 3. If you’ve ever imagined yourself as a LEGO portrait, you’ve got to see this site. We’re addicted! 4. Here’s an app that might actually pay you to stick to your diet and exercise plan. 5. Trust us, you’ve never seen a cheese slicer like this. Whoa!...

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5 of our favorite Pinterest pins of the week

Obsessed with Pinterest as we are? Follow us! Then find cool pins like these from our site and beyond.   1.  The awesome boots we’re coveting when we start to wean off sandals. 2.  It’s a healthy back to school snack idea, but we want to eat it too. 3.  Love the look of this new custom photo book service. 4. That’s one seriously hot look for fall. 5. The baby photo to make everyone go awwwww…...

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15 creative birth announcement photo ideas way more interesting than sleeping babies

We are so blown-away by some of the creative birth announcement photo ideas we’ve seen on Pinterest and beyond lately. Is it a new trend or just something that’s now in the hands of more regular photographers than the pros? Either way…impressive! Here, 15 of the most creative birth announcement photo ideas we’ve seen, we think most people could pull off with varying degrees of skill. None require much more than minimal props and a little bit of help from parents and siblings; or sometimes you just need a little forethought and  planning throughout the pregnancy.That’s it. In other words, no tulle-wrapped baby...

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Web Coolness: How to raise nice kids, Game of Thrones fashion, and the Gwen Stefani photo that rocked Instagram

Here are our favorite links from around the web that we’ve enjoyed reading this week. Hope you like them too.   Well. This photo of Gwen Stefani breastfeeding sure got a lot of discussion going. An outstanding (and hilarious) post on what it means to be a feminist. We’d expect no less from Jenny Lawson. Our editor Liz has lots of thoughts about mothers being arrested for letting their children play or walk  alone.   Fascinating: Nate Silver and Allison McCann explain how you can tell someone’s age just from their name. This app is changing the way we watch Netflix for the better. (Much better.) Why you...

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Pretty food photographs spice up the kitchen. Literally.

I don’t have much space on my kitchen walls these days (I blame it on that folder that comes home on the last day of school filled with more art than my kids could have possibly created in only one year). But if I did, I know exactly what would be going up there. Food photographs! No, not the Instagrammed, look at my meal type of food photographs. I mean lovely (and hopefully even inspiring) food photographs. The kind that feature parsley and dill and cinnamon, oh my. Right now, there are a few charming kitchen art images available at the Temporary...

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Thought of the day: On pursuing dreams

Sometimes a quote just speaks to you, and these decidedly non-cheesy, very cool inspirational quotes (geez, that phrase really is getting a bad name) come courtesy of illustrator and hand-letterer Noel Shively. I’m trying to figure out just what project we could hire him for, since his sensibility is so fresh and optimistic but still with the slightest edge that keeps it from being flowery or trite. Maybe it’s the project of “I’d like to frame one of these and hang it somewhere.” That would work.     You can find just a few of of his designs for sale...

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