Author: Cool Mom Staff

How to take better Instagram photos of kids

So, you’ve seen all the cool photos that parents are sharing of their kids on Instagram and you’re wondering how to take better Instagram photos of kids. Well, you don’t need to be a pro-photog to snap fantastic photos of your own kids. You just need to know what tricks they use to get them. Related: Tips from a pro for taking better family vacation photos With the weather finally warming up, which for those of us camera-happy parents means lots of photos of our kids, we’ve got 6 smart tips to help you take better Instagram photos of kids....

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Web Coolness: Social media icon Easter eggs, the Facebook color updates, and kids and social media. Ahhhhh!

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   Social media icon Easter eggs! The horrifying amount of time people will spend on social media over their lifetime. Important new study about toddler screen time and sleep, parents. Tamagotchi are coming back! Using email as your baby book? Very 2017.   Aw, man. Nintendo is ditching the NES Classic. Womp, womp. How to use those color updates that are rolling out all over Facebook. Here’s how GirlsWhoCode is using kids’ robots to teach girls of...

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How the Shopkick app now earns you free gift cards even faster | Sponsored Message

This is a sponsored message from Shopkick For years, Shopkick has been the fun, easy, trusted rewards app that’s helped millions of shoppers earn free gift cards just for walking into your favorite stores and buying everyday items. And now they’ve made it even easier to earn points (called kicks) when you do your weekly grocery shopping. In fact, starting today, shoppers have the opportunity to collect kicks at over 37,000 grocery stores across the U.S. The new Shopkick Grocery feature helps you discover the products with kicks at nearby stores — including hundreds of new additions from major brands you love. You can also create shopping...

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Calling tech writers: We’re looking for a few good moms!

Cool Mom Tech is looking for dynamic, smart, savvy, enthusiastic freelance parenting writers to join our team! (And it’s a very nice team, promise.) You love discovering and sharing new technology, social media tips, apps of all kinds, tricks and hacks, tech trends, safety/privacy info, and above all, helping other parents navigate the ever-changing digital world. You are smart, savvy, critical thinking, and intellectually curious. You have high standards for the products you use, and fantastic curation abilities. But while you have opinions, you’re not big on judgments — we recognize that all parents have different rules when it comes...

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Web Coolness: More Twitter characters, the new Samsung S8, and saying good-bye to Internet privacy

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too.   The perfect inspiration for a tech break. (via annasee) Save your eyesight! Night Shift is now available for your Mac. Big Twitter News: No more handles in replies to give you extra characters! The one Instagram feature you might not be using but totally should. 5 time organization techniques from experts that really work. Here’s what you need to know about the new Samsung S8. As Congress repeals Internet privacy rules, here’s what you should know. You can now reserve your fitness...

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Calling Cool Mom Tech Readers – Can you spare two minutes?

Every year we ask you, our amazing readers, to tell us a little more about yourselves so that we can keep telling you about the products, services, and other picks, tips and tricks, and advice that matter to you and your families. If you would be so kind as to fill out this quick survey (we promise – two minutes!), you’ll be entered to win a $100 Target gift card. Just make sure to include your email at the end of the survey so we can enter you. And if you happen to be a Cool Mom Picks or...

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Web Coolness: Uplifting news, a Netflix phishing scam, and how kids are making money selling slime

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   Loving these science prints by John W. Golden on Etsy (affiliate) Watching movies and TV shows across all your Apple devices just got a whole lot easier. A cool way to breathe life into your kid’s LEGO creations. Whoa, this Netflix phishing scam is pretty sneaky. Kids are making a lot of money selling slime on Instagram. Here’s how to share your location on Google Maps. A 14-year old Latina girl is leading her team to the World...

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Web Coolness: Skip those Facebook quizzes, headphones on fire, and where to find a darn Nintendo Switch

Here are some of our favorite tech links from this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   We need this unicorn charger in our life! Here’s why you might want to avoid doing those Facebook quizzes. Yikes. Where to find a Nintendo Switch in stock. This projector turns any surface into a touchscreen. Why it’s so important to make a note of your passwords. Are teens replacing drugs with smart phones? Neil DeGrasse Tyson leggings! 6 quick tips to help your computer run faster. Well this is scary: A woman’s headphones caught on fire...

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Web Coolness: Tattoos that turn you into cyborgs, issues with smart TVs, and the dangers of smart toys

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   The perfect shirt for STEM-loving feminists, just in time for International Women’s Day. How text alerts to parents are preventing kids from skipping school. Well, here’s one way to ensure people actually read a post before they comment. Turns out WhatsApp and Signal apps were never insecure or hacked by the CIA. Using crafts to get girls excited about STEM. This is awesome! Too much social media is causing loneliness in young adults. Eep. These tattoos...

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How to support women using tech, on International Women’s Day, and every day.

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, and for some, A Day Without Women. However you choose to support women today, whether you know one or are one, there are actually lots of ways you can do so with technology. From using your social media accounts to amplify the diverse voices of women on the Internet, to shopping online to support small women-run businesses (like purchasing prints from artist Rachel Ignotofsky, work above), we’ve put together 11 ways you can celebrate International Women’s Day that will create an impact long after March 8 is over. And we bet you’ve probably got...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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