Category: Gift Guides

5 of the best Santa apps that prove he’s real. Hear that, Virginia?

We’ve tried a lot of Christmas apps over the years (like, lots), and let’s just say a good Santa app is hard to find. We’ve narrowed it down to these 5 fun Santa apps that we think your kids will love. You can track Santa’s flight on Christmas Eve, alert him that you won’t be home for the holidays, and even video chat directly with him. Hey, if nothing else, that sure beats standing on line at the mall. Related: 6 fun Santa apps for kids Hello Santa app Our kids have been calling Santa through the Hello Santa app for a couple years now, and the...

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15 awesome travel tech gifts for the frequent flyer or weekend warrior | Holiday Tech Guide 2016

Next up in our 2016 Cool Mom Tech Holiday Tech Gift Guide, we’re sharing 15 of our top picks for cool travel tech gifts. Whether you’ve got a business traveler on your list, a college kid coming home on holidays, or just family members who hit the road to see each other every weekend, we hope these gifts help make traveling in the digital age a little easier and a little more fun. Don’t miss our big CMT Holiday Gift Guide giveaway! Details below. Spoiler alert: You can win an iPad.  CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate   Handmade Leather Tech...

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15 custom photo gifts to make your friends and family swoon | 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

We love finding cool custom photo gift, because hello, we’re moms! We’re sentimental like that. But also, they make great gifts because they demonstrate that some real thought and love went into creating it, even if it doesn’t cost a fortune. Next up in our 2016 Holiday Tech Gift Guide series, we’ve got 17 really creative, cool ideas for personalized photo gifts. Just order soon! Personalized gifts do take a little longer than others. And hey, as great as it is to put your kids all over everything, open your mind beyond family photos. Think about a great photo of your home or neighborhood, favorite travel...

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12 of the coolest educational tech toys for kids | 2016 Tech Gift Guide

Yay! We’re so happy to be back with our annual Cool Mom Tech Holiday Tech Gift Guide, all fresh and new for 2016. And to kick it off, we’ve got the coolest educational tech toys for kids of all ages. Whether you’re shopping for a curious preschooler or a teen who loves STEM, we’ve got 12 ideas that will keep your favorite kids busy, happy, and learning. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Cool Mom Tech guide without a fab giveaway. This year’s fantastic prize: A brand new iPad Air 2 and designer case! Because with so many awesome tech toys for the kids here,...

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Personalized, handwritten cards that give the finger to the digital age. Just download the app.

Who ever thought that one day, the fine art of thoughtfully handwritten, artful notes would be considered punk?  Well, the husband-wife team behind Punk Post is who. And they are determined to bring handwriting back in the coolest way possible. Even if it’s not yours. I can’t tell you how many times I wish I had my own Emily McDowell when it came to addressing my own thank you notes and cards, and that’s pretty much the gist of this smart service. Well, you won’t get her specifically, but you can have your cards — both inside and out — hand-scripted and illustrated by incredibly talented, real human artists, whose styles you...

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The best Black Friday tech deals around the web

Looking for the best Black Friday online deals? We’ve got them, because we’re all about shopping in our pajamas today and spending a little more time with our families. Or leftover stuffing. Or possibly both. Keep in mind, these Black Friday tech deals are limited time, some are limited quantity, and shopping earlier is always best. Hey, at least you don’t have to worry about finding a parking space or waiting in line. Happy saving everyone! CMP is an rstyle and Amazon affiliate Don’t miss the Black Friday deals on Cool Mom Picks. There are tons!    sponsor   TARGET: Lots of online deals, which...

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14 of the best organizational apps for parents to help keep you sane | Cool Mom Tech Back to School Tech Guide 2016

We love finding the best organizational apps for parents each year because honestly? We need them ourselves! If you’re anything like me, all household organization seems to disappear over the summer as we fully embrace our laid-back, casual schedule while we can. But now that school is in session, I’m all about getting focused. I  our new routine again, and these apps have been a lifesaver for me. From calendars to homework helpers, team communication apps to smart ways to organize all that artwork that’s going to come home with my kindergartener, these are what I think are some of the...

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14 of the best math apps for kids of all ages: Back to School tech guide

Our Back to School tech guide continues with a bevy of the best math apps for kids of all ages. There are so many fantastic options these days — almost too many to count (ha) —  so we’ve done the digging for you to uncover lots of the best math apps including a few old favorites from these pages, and plenty of new additions. It’s by no means comprehensive, so be sure to see our post on the best math apps of 2015 for even more ideas. One thing you’ll notice about this list — the belief that math can and should be fun, especially when you’re first learning. Hopefully, with...

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12 of the best reading apps for kids of all ages: Back-to-School tech guide

Our back to school 2016 guide continues with our picks for some of the best reading apps for kids. From preschoolers learning ABC basics and sight words, to older kids needing a synonym for obsequious (or uh, maybe that is the synonym?), we have you covered. Because like you, we really want to raise children who genuinely love to read, and when apps can help make it fun, all the better. Related: 10 of the best reading apps just for preschoolers and younger kids Best Reading Apps for Younger Kids Sight Words app When my first born was in kindergarten, all I heard about was sight words,...

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15 of the best science apps for preschoolers through teens: Back-to-School tech guide

We parents know that science is everywhere and why it’s so important. So we always love tracking down some of the best science apps for kids each year, to show kids how fun science can be, and how it’s a part of pretty much everything they already do and see. The focus on STEM in the past few years has given rise to incredible products and apps for kids to explore science from a very young age. But it’s likely that our pick’s for this year’s best science apps for kids will answer many of them, and provoke many more, too. We’re betting a lot of parents...

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