Author: Kristen Chase

The one Instagram feature you might not be using, but totally should.

Instagram is one of my favorite places for all sorts of inspiration, whether it’s a pair of shoes I’m coveting, or a great recipe from Cool Mom Eats I want to try in my own kitchen. But if you’re like me, you snap a screen shot and then end up with a bajillion photos in your phone library. That’s why you need to start using the Saved Posts feature on Instagram they rolled out awhile ago, immediately. Related: 15 Instagram tips everyone should know  Here’s how Saved Posts on Instagram works 1. Simply tap the little bookmark icon on an Instagram photo...

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Parents beware: These YouTube video parodies are not safe for kids!

Just recently, mom and journalist Laura June discovered her 3-year old daughter had stumbled upon some pretty scary Peppa Pig YouTube videos. As it turns out, there are tons and tons of kid video parodies, most of which are aimed at adults, but all still pretty easy to find for kids, especially for young ones who can’t read and are just clicking based on the main image. Related: A safer video streaming app for kids And it’s not just Peppa Pig videos either. June discovered lots more after doing an extensive search, including everything from Frozen to Doc McStuffins. And we won’t even...

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Thanks to Facebook Townhall, you can now contact your congresspeople through… Facebook

We just featured 3 political apps that can help you make your voice heard, but now it can be as easy as hopping on Facebook, thanks to their new Townhall feature. To use this feature, you’ll need to be logged in on Facebook, then head over to the Townhall page (or look for Townhall in the menu of your Facebook mobile app) which will populate with your state representatives, giving you the option to contact and/or follow them. If you input your street address, which Facebook says they do not share or list publicly, you’ll get a list of your local congresspeople as...

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The first thing your kids should say when they call 911 from a cell phone

With so many families ditching land lines and moving strictly to mobile phones, the biggest issue has been what to do when you need to call 911. In fact, it’s such a big deal that I know lots of parents who have decided to keep their land line just for that reason. But, there are safety precautions you can take if you’ve decided to go land line free in your home. Related: How to set up Medical ID on your iPhone Along with keeping your phone charged at all times (maybe we suggest a portable battery charger?), it’s important that your...

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5 fun rainbow iPhone cases for St. Patrick’s Day. Or any day!

With tasty rainbow recipes on Cool Mom Eats, and cute rainbow crafts for kids on Cool Mom Picks, we wanted to get in on the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Here, 5 fun rainbow iPhone cases to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, though really, we think rainbows work all year long. Cool Mom Tech is a reward style affiliate. Related: 22 of the coolest iPhone 7 cases Rainbow iPhone 6 case  I know a few tweens and teens who would love to get their hands on this case from Stella McCartney. Though hey, if you have trouble finding your phone, you might want...

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Where to find a Nintendo Switch in stock.

If you’re like me, you’ve been trying to track down the Nintendo Switch since it was released last week, and well, let’s just say it’s been no easy feat. Unfortunately, my search has been pretty unsuccessful as of yet, but in the process, I’ve discovered a bunch of websites, resources, and tricks to help me keep track of who has the Nintendo Switch back in stock, even if it’s only for a few minutes. Here’s hoping they help you actually score a Nintendo Switch. Just save me one, okay? Where to find a Nintendo Switch Store Websites So, the weekend the...

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A tech organizer that’s smart and sophisticated

We’ve featured plenty of tech organizers here on Cool Mom Tech, and as much as I dig them, I have to say that they skew a little on the masculine side. Which hey, nothing wrong with that, but sometimes I just want something that’s high on practicality and style. That’s why this Commute Clutch at Mark & Graham caught my eye. Related: 3 cool tech organizers to help you tackle your cords, cables, and chargers, oh my While it might not fit as much as, say, the This is Ground Tech Dopp Kit (which is awesome, by the way),...

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5 geeky baby onesies that are perfect for Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s new baby. Or any social media lover’s offspring.

We were thrilled to hear the news that Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, who just announced they’re expecting another baby girl. Yay! And since we’re known for sharing some of the best baby gifts from around the web (Have you seen our baby shower gift guide?), we thought it would be fun to find some cool baby onesies for this social media rock star couple. Here, 5 hilarious baby onesies that we think are perfect for the new Chan-Zuckerberg addition, or really, any social media baby. Cool Mom Tech is a reward style affiliate Related: Geeky baby onesies that...

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Making your own baby food just went from crunchy to swanky

I’m not sure the new Rose Gold Beaba Babycook will make your homemade baby food taste more expensive, but it’s certainly very easy on the eyes. Let’s just say this new, limited edition baby food maker will let you steam and blend in style. It’s no surprise Beaba Babycook is so popular with parents (including us), because it really does make preparing homemade baby food so much easier. And wow, it’s certainly come a long way since we featured it 9 years ago, because now that they’ve added this new Rose Gold Babycook to the mix, they’ve made cooking up...

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The one awesome iPhone feature you might not be using. But should!

Back when iOS 10 hit and the iPhone 7 launched, we mentioned the Favorites widget which you will find on your iPhone when you swipe right from your home page or locked screen. Found it yet? Okay, good. Turns out, it’s one of our most favorite iPhone features, because you can customize it with everything you need to get to quickly on your iPhone. If you haven’t been using it yet, or didn’t realize you could actually customize it, here’s how. Related: 3 smart iPhone tricks for when you’re too busy to answer a call How to customize your iPhone Favorites...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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