Thanksgiving Dinner Help: We're Here for You!

The Cool Mom Eats team has you covered, from turkey tips to super shortcuts to diet-ditching desserts. And of course, ideas for all those leftovers. Because there will be leftovers.

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5 expert, guilt-free strategies to make me-time a reality for more moms.

Given the work I do daily with so many amazingly strong, tuned-in, competent juggling moms, a little bit of smoke comes out of my ears every time I read lines like, it’s so important to set aside "me time" every single day to be an even better mom and wife! So many of...

Getting blunt with my daughters, because #metoo.

“You have to learn to tell the server what you want,” I insisted. She winced. “Go on…” No dice. For some reason, my outspoken, truth-telling, totally-not-shy ten year old is having issues asking for a waffle at the neighborhood diner. This is the diner where we know...

The Disney Channel’s first gay character makes me shout yay for Andi Mack! | Thinking Parent

Last season, my family discovered the Disney Channel show Andi Mack and we were instantly hooked. This series for tweens and young teens pulled us in with its smart writing, well-developed characters, and diverse cast. But after the recent Season 2 premiere, I love...

Trump’s proposed tax bill will keep parents from adopting. That sucks for everyone.

As an adoptive mom, I'm committed to fighting against Trump's new tax bill that, among other things, eliminates the essential adoption tax credit for families. Here's why. Adoption is expensive. Like, crazy expensive. While it's 100% worth it without a question, by...

In defense of parents: A response to the child-free haters of the world.

If you ask me, anonymous avatars on the internet don't need more license to shame parents and our children. But alas, a recent Lifehacker article by Patrick Allan explicitly asked non-parents to name their grievances against those people who deigned to bear kids. So...
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This Little Light of Mine

OwlThere’s a few things you don’t realize the importance of until after you have kids. Okay, there’s a lot of things, but as of late, it’s night lights. I don’t want to jinx myself, but I’m pretty certain our new toddler bed child will be making her way to our room on more than one occasion. So, she might as well find it in style.

Little. Hand-Stitched. Different.

If you're the type who prefers your child in slightly more interesting clothing (coughGAPcough) than every other kid on the block is wearing, we feel you. So does designer Heather Flottman. Her online boutique, Lilliputians NYC, is packed not only with fabulous...

Your Greatest Masterpiece

Let me guess: The baby’s room is a dream come true – wallpapered and bordered, with hand-painted initials hanging from the wall. It’s perfectly coordinated, straight out of a magazine. The funny thing is, your 6 week-old does not care if his Moses basket matches his crib sheets, matches his diapers matches, his curtains. Liven things up a little!

Happy Hair Days Are Here Again

I was reading some fashion mag or another last summer when I came across a reco for the T3 Tourmaline Professional Wet/Dry Iron. I'm generally skeptical of articles that promise beauty miracles, but pregnant and in desperate need of a beauty miracle, I gave it a shot....

Mother’s Day Shopping For a Cause

Still haven't done your Mother's Day shopping? Or maybe you have but you're looking for some fun shopping just because. Well why not do it for a cause by shopping for great gifts benefiting St. Jude Children's Hospital. St. Jude Hospital, named after the patron saint...

Making Life Easier: A Web Magazine After Our Own Heart

If you have read through this site for more than one minute, then you have figured out that we are all about trying to make life easier. We know moms have very little time to themselves, and reading may not be on the top of your list. However, we suggest that after...

Misogynists, Read No Further

When my daughter was born, I made a vow: no clothing with sayings like future hottie or future runway model. I mean come on, she's a baby. Not a bulimic-in-training. Apparently I'm not alone in my convictions. TIred of all the negative, sexual, and egotistical slogans...

Liquid-Filled Assets

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Rise Up, Moms!

"Women shouldn't be discriminated against simply because they are mothers." Any organization with a manifesto like that has our full attention. Introducing Moms Rising, a new organization that's creating a grassroots movement of moms on the internet (hey, that's you!)...

PopPop? Uncle Marty? Who are They?

As a military family, we do our best to keep everyone posted on the goings on of the first grandchild. But, let's face it, I can barely keep track of my own relatives, let alone my husband's huge family. And, while we try to send dvds and get our daughter to talk on...

Have a Tres Chic Earth Day

MyownbagHey, we kind of like the environment. You know, since it lets us breathe and eat and all that kind of stuff. But at the same time, we’re moms, and we know that while we want the earth to be around for a very long time, we still need things to be reasonably simple and convenient.

I See a Cool Preggo Shirt in Your Future

FortuneteesHey moms-to-be: Tired of the same-old "I used to be a parachute" t-shirt offerings at your local maternity store? Looking for a clever way to tell the world about your upcoming arrival? Well, I predict a successful purchase in your future.

De-Snot in Style

Frog When you think of baby items that make you go "awwwwwwww…." humidifiers don’t exactly spring to mind. But that’s only because no one ever thought to disguise that big plastic eyesore as a panda bear.

Even Your Walls Will Thank You

LoripcowWe try so hard to decorate our child’s room with extra special pieces that we love and cherish. We don’t expect our kiddo to stop and stare at the beautiful fairy painting or vintage plane poster. Most likely, they fulfill our own obsessive need for everything to match.

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