Germs! All Over His Shirt!

Germs! All Over His Shirt!

I’ve always thought that that old nursery rhyme about little boys being made of snips and snails and puppydog tails was sort of weird. First of all: Snails? Really? When’s the last time your kid played with a snail? And what the heck is a snip, anyway? A...
Zen and the Art of the Sleeping Baby

Zen and the Art of the Sleeping Baby

I often wondered, night after sleepless night, as my daughter lay snuggled in my bed, what it was about her crib she hated so much? Was it the color? The wood? The discount price? Maybe I should have invested in this exquisite Ioline Crib from Kalon Studios. Made from...
Book Snob Heaven

Book Snob Heaven

My family and I are serious book lovers. Okay, we’re full-out snobs. We only have eyes for the worthwhile page-turners and even my toddler has learned to resist the call of the flashy but content-lite pages in the bargain bins and head straight for the award...
Diapers Are So Last Year. Literally.

Diapers Are So Last Year. Literally.

When my daughter started potty training, I was introduced to the world of toddler underpants that come smothered in the 2-D world of licensed characters. While I can sort of see the incentive of wearing your favorite talking animal on your bum, I’d like to think...
Playing Like it’s 1899

Playing Like it’s 1899

Kids today, they’ve got it so good. Back in my day, toys were made of plastic. We played with their semisynthetic choloride polymer parts, and no one complained. But now we’ve grown up and want something completely better for our offspring, something like...
Your Kid the TV Star

Your Kid the TV Star

The consensus at Cool Mom Picks headquarters is that we don’t love licensed character products as a first choice for gifts. The only problem is, our kids generally do. So being the lovingparentsthat we are, we’ll occasionally cross the line to make our...
War (huh), What Is It Good For?

War (huh), What Is It Good For?

If you’re the type with Another Mother For Peace’s classic War is Not Healthy For Children and Other Living Things button on your blog, or decal on your tote bag, or bumper sticker on your hybrid…we’ve got just the materni-tee for you.In honor...
Feeling Fruity

Feeling Fruity

I’m not into the matchy-matchy look with clothes for my girls. They seem to like eclectic, creative fashion as well: The wildly patterned tights, the bright shirts, the multicolored shoes. I figure as long as we’re not blinding anyone, we’re good to...

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