Go Ahead and Cuff Me

Go Ahead and Cuff Me

I’m one of those mothers who always forgets to put a picture of myamazingly adorabledaughter in my wallet. Maybe it’s because I feel like she’s always with me (not so far off, really), or because all our pictures are still stored on our digital...
Folk for the Little Folks

Folk for the Little Folks

If you’re curious about children’s music artists like Trout Fishing in America or Justin Roberts, but are too indecisive to actually purchase an entire CD, here’s an easy solution. Folk Playground, the new release from Putumayo Kids, is due out this...
Empowering Teens, One Showtune at a Time

Empowering Teens, One Showtune at a Time

One of the coolest and most underrated nonprofits I know is City at Peace, which uses performing arts as a way of promoting positive development in urban teens. They bring together a diverse group of kids for a year, during which time they mine their lives for stories...
Fill it with Yen

Fill it with Yen

Lately I’ve been on the lookout for a cute little change purse that I can toss into my diaper bag when I head out to the playground; something lighter than the eight-ton monstrosity known as my busting-at-the-seams wallet, and slightly more impervious to leaky...
Who Needs Paper?

Who Needs Paper?

My daughter has recently discovered the wonderful world of coloring. You name it- she isdrawing on it, and sadly, it’s rarely on actual paper. So instead of squashing her inner artiste, I’m thinking a Chalkboard Table from Sparkability might be just the...
Cool Cats, No Hairballs

Cool Cats, No Hairballs

I don’t entirely understand all the ducks and lambs and barnyard animals on children’s stationery. I mean in my urban neck of the woods, where does a child even see any of those things, let alone grow to love them? ‘Round these parts, it’s all...
Buggin’ Out

Buggin’ Out

Lots of kids go bonkers for bugs. But if you’re like me, you’d rather not be collecting those winged suckers in your house, thankyouverymuch. You can keep nature outside and still enable your child to explore the intricacies of living things, with the...
Now It’s Easy Bein’ Green

Now It’s Easy Bein’ Green

We here at Cool Mom Picks are all about being kind to the environment. But trying to live that way can be a challenge, particularly in you live in a not-so-green state like I do. I’m so glad I found Emerald Market, a new shopping blog from Karen Walrond (of...
Reversible Can Be Cool, I Promise

Reversible Can Be Cool, I Promise

I have to admit that I haven’t had much success with reversible stuff. I mean, sure, it’s great in theory. Butit always seems like one side is way better than the other, and that just sort of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? This is not the case...

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