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I’m This Many Years Old

It's birthday time here at Cool Mom Picks--it just so happens that our girls (Liz and mine) will be celebrating their first and second birthdays within a day of each other. But instead of attempting to keep a tiara on the head of our tots, we're thinking these...

Independence From Pink

As anyone familiar with New York knows, tonight the FDR drive will be lined with junior firework watchers wearing–what else–black. It’s not that they don’t love America in the big city; it’s just that red white and blue screams Wayward Tourist Lost on the Way to Madame Tussaud’s.

Oh, Just Print the Damn Photos Already

Switching to a digital camera was supposed to mean no more shoeboxes of curling, dusty photos in the closet. Of course now my snapshots are cluttering up folders on my hard drive, never to see an album or picture frame let alone actual photo paper. How do I organize...

Dino-Mite

Choosing gifts for boys can be a bit tricky. Okay, it’s pure hell. While boys like what boys like, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a fleet of miniature metal cars that only end up under the sofa.

Orange You Glad It’s Summer?

There’s something about the sweet, icy, fresh from the freezer goodness of a popsicle that signifies summer. Well that, and mosquitos. But I much prefer to think about popsicles (as my bathing suit size would indicate).

For the Greatest Goodie Bags

Regardless of how not competitive you are (we know you're not) and how much you're not keeping up with the other mommies (we know you're cooler than that), deep down, you still kind of want your kid's friends to leave her birthday party thinking, Emma has the BEST...

I’m With the Band

As a tall preggo, I had a pretty long awkward stage – you know, when your regular clothes are too small in the belly, but maternity clothes look like you’re playing dress-up with a parachute.

The 45-Watt Cocktail Umbrella


The poor little cocktail umbrella. It begins its life the adored centerpiece of your favorite frozen beverage, only to be brought home from its tiki bar paradise and crammed into a nighttable drawer.

It Beats the Heck Out of Tofu

When I heard Japanese scientists were researching soy powered vehicles, I wasn't surprised. Aside from Ben & Jerry's and boot cut jeans, soy is the most amazing discovery. And apparently it's not just a dairy subsitute anymore. Check out these cute baby onesies...

I Left My Ear In San Francisco

While I haven’t lived in San Francisco, I’ve spent enough time there to know that it’s just plain cool. Cool cafes, cool bands, cool parents with cool children. That’s why I had the feeling I was going to like popular Bay Area kids singer/songwriter Enzo Garcia.

Baby Wears Barley

Organic is all the rage these days. Even the big bad box stores are getting into it. The two Williams sisters behind Spunky Sprout, however, jumped on that commendable bandwagon years ago with their environmentally friendly online baby tee boutique. The Spunky Sprout...

A Little Birdhouse In Your Soul

When it comes to baby gifts, I don’t want to be the practical mom who gives the ten-pack of store brand burp cloths. I want to be the fun mom! The one who gives something that will never be spit up on, peed on, or pooped on over the course of its lifespan.

Food Allergies, Now In Fashion

I have a child with a peanut allergy and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told people about it, only to watch them cluelessly offer her something made with that very ingredient. Hello? Stop trying to kill my daughter, thankyouverymuch.

Love at First Flush

Like most of you, I’ve got excellent environmental intentions. And yet, even as I toss my soda cans in the recycling bin, I’m still creating my own personal landfill of disposable diapers.

The No-Nanny Diaries

Remember the days of sassy hair dos, perfectly pedicured toes, and slim fitting couture? I do. But no one would ever have guessed that I hadany sense of stylebased on my current wardrobe of ponytail, t-shirt, and flip-flops.

Orca Comes to Your Tub

There is no such thing in my household as too many bath toys. In fact sometimes I need to make sure I’ve left room for the actual baby in the bathtub.

Fit Your Little Misfit

White sheep: Cute. Charming. Yawn. But black sheep, that's a different story entirely.If like me you believe that fitting in is overrated, consider this black sheep tee for your rebel-in-training. The folks at Mighty Politey use charming illustrations to bring to life...

It’ll Lift Them Up Where They Belong

Of all the things I was happy to pack away, nursing bras were at the top of the pile. And while I loved my nursing tanks almost more than life itself, there were times when I was pretty sure the girls were hanging a little lower than is probably recommended by the Surgeon General.

Back in My Day, We Walked To School. Uphill. Both Ways.

In my experience, there are two kinds of grandparents. Those who start every conversation with, "did I tell you the one about ________?" And before you even get to answer, they’re regaling you with every minute detail (again) about The Time I Met Carl from the Army or The Time I Went to The Store and It Was Closed.

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