Every week we scour the web for our favorite stories. Here are the ones we’ve liked reading, and we hope you do too.


Here’s a new twist on an old tradition: Visit PADI to find out where to take underwater photos with Santa. At least toddlers can’t wet his pants leg?

Must-read: The What is Family? blog series on Brain, Child.

Must-watch: Brene Brown on The Power of Empathy. We love her.

Must-watch for a big laugh: Lord of the Crumbs.

Must-listen: A nice, chill Christmas playlist.

Have you visited our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide yet? More than 200 ideas for everyone on your list and lots of discounts!

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For holiday inspiration from food to decor, check out our Holiday Fabulosity Pinterest Board.

Ever wonder what lipstick stays on best during kissing? Try these out under the mistletoe.

Heathers the Musical is coming! The extreme always seems to make an impression.

Time Person of the Year top 10 finalists. (“Hm, the Pope or Miley Cyrus? This is so haaaard…”)

Very handy Christmas Tree glossary should you still be choosing yours.

From Lisa Belkin, a touching remembrance of one year since Sandy Hook.

NYC families: Tomorrow, an incredible family concert at Symphony Space featuring Elizabeth Mitchell with special guests Dan Zanes and Natalie Merchant.

Personalized Bracelets from Praxis | Cool Mom Picks

Pinterest Board of the Week: Full Time Etsy Crafters is a group board from more than 40 artists we love supporting this time of year, including CMP faves like Suzie Ghahremani of Boy Girl Party. Not every item will be your cup of tea (of course) but definitely worth a follow–and how we found these cool personalized bracelets from Praxis at amaaaaazing prices.

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