Build Your Own Blocks

Build Your Own Blocks

We come across quite a few personalized products at CMP. Apparently if you put someone’s kid’s name on something no matter how useless or inane (monogrammed bottle sterilizer, anyone?) it’s a surefire hit. By far the coolest customization we’ve...
Traveling with More Leg Room

Traveling with More Leg Room

Looking for a fun and cheap way to show your kids the sights of Europe without leaving your living room? Check out these reprinted vintage books by children’s author and amazing illustrator Miroslav Sasek..Have afternoon tea and scones while browsing colorful...
Say it With Your Necklace

Say it With Your Necklace

I like to think that the jewelry I wear says a lot about who I am – stylish, funky, and a little bit crazy. However, there’s something to be said about jewelry that sends a message. Literally. Rustic Relic Designs, the studio of artist Sarah...
No More Fighting Over Old Tees

No More Fighting Over Old Tees

I found the perfect solution fighting over the old way-too-small-yet- still-kind-of-cute-and-comfy Air Force Academy shirt that my husband refuses to get rid of. Instead of allowing it collect dust in the huge box labeled “Old tees that I’m forced to save...
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...
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...
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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