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I’m A Sucker For The Snack Sack

I think we spent more time standing in front of the stroller selection at our local Baby Superstore than we did trying to conceive the little creature.This stroller didn’t have a cup holder for Mom.That stroller didn’t have a big enough cargo space. Standing...

Peanut Butter Jellie Time

Looking for an amazing mother's day gift for your baby's momma's momma and/or baby's daddy's momma? Look no further: The lovely lady at Jellie Joolz will cook you up the perfect gift for Grandma. Or if you're the kind of mom who ODs on the I HAVE CHILDREN merchandise...

Loungin’ Out In Style

There's nothing like a crazy day of nursing and sleeping to tire out even the busiest babies. Nothing feels better than tearing off that tight, dirty onesie and slipping on something way more comfortable - say a Lounge Set by Janel and Amy at Abe Jones. These 100%...

Go Ahead and Overextend Yourself

Justreach2_2 Justreach1_2We here at Cool Mom Picks are all about making life easier for ourselves. While we can’t help moms grow an extra arm, we have found something to make your kid’s arm longer, so you can save yours for other important stuff.

The Pros of Cons

As a teenager in the 80s, I was rarely seen without my black Chuck Taylor high-tops with the anarchy A scrawled on the toes. The kicks have since given way to something a bit more fashion-backward (and more supportive in the arches), but I still yearn for the hipster...

No, G is Not for Guiliani

Abc_book_cover New York City can teach a child any number of things. Like how to distinguish a Bangladeshi cab driver accent from a Pakistani one. Or how to learn to share toys with Uma’s daughter in the sandbox of the Bleecker Street playground. Now, NYC is also teaching children their ABCs.

“If Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy”

MamazineI think many of the mainstream parenting-type magazines make fine reads… for my daughter while I’m on the toilet. What toddler doesn’t love to flip through pages of baby pictures and toy ads? But when I’m looking for something to challenge my slowly deteriorating mom brain, I head right over to mamazine.com.

Purl with a Purpose

I'm a winter knitter. I have no problem creating toasty scarves and booties when the weather is chilly - but for some reason, when my butt is roasting on a lovely 85 degree March day here in Mississippi, I have a little more difficulty motivating myself to grab my...

Because Your Mama Brain Ain’t Gonna Cut It

TraceyclarkRecently, I attempted to relate highlights of my pregnancy and birth to a newly pregnant friend. It seems all I could remember, other than my labor and delivery, was my penchant for ranch dressing, my huge sausage-like toes, and the 70-lb weight gain.

Erin Go Organic

OrganicWhile I have seen a pint of Guiness served as a three course meal, you might want to consider some other options for your St. Patty’s Day fare.

The Thai Rock: The Mommy’s Champion

I admit that I'm the girl that needs the very thick layer of deodorant applied at least two times a day. I lost all hope for ever having dry, baby soft pits that didn't shed all over my entire wardrobe until I found The Rock--the Thai Rock, that is. If you haven't...

How Mommy Got Her Groove Back

If you were anything like me, you made a mildly concerted effort to keep track of your newborn's daily habits. However, the 10,000 yellow post-its and leftover composition book from English 101 just didn't cut it. Between your aching nether regions and jello brain,...

It even looks good covered in oatmeal.

At Cool Mom Picks, we are particularly fond of family-run enterprises (no, not the Mansons). So we were excited to discover the simple, original designs of 3 Girls and Us. Claire and Matt, parents to--what else--three girls, have created tees, hoodies, creepers and...

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