Tag: websites for moms

Our smart tech tip for finding designer shoes at a great price

As a mom of four kids, my budget for designer shoes is…not as robust as some. But, I recently discovered a new site called Purcado, which is like Kayak for shoes, that might change that. You can enter the designer or brand you’re looking for, and it will search across different retailers — like Zappos, Nordstrom, and Foot Locker — to find you the beset deal on what you’re looking for. Add some of our favorite Chrome extensions for saving money to it too, and you’ll come out with some pretty great deals on shoes for your whole family. CMT is an...

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Sending holiday ecards: 7 of the best resources for last minute thoughts that still count

I still have some gifts to buy and cards to send, but it’s nice to know that I can take care of some of those greetings to friends and families with a few clicks on my phone or computer. Here are seven of the best websites and apps that let you send pretty holiday ecards for Hanukkah (there’s still time!), Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, plus any all-inclusive greetings for the winter holiday season in the general. If only the rest of my holiday to-do’s were this easy. Paperless Post (website + mobile app) I have definitely been seeing a lot more e-invitations from Paperless Post in the past year, and their...

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Let EverMinder be a reminder to you

I can keep amazing amounts of information in my poor, overtaxed brain, including practice schedules, appointment times, my wedding anniversary and my own kids’ birthdays. But for anything beyond that, I need help. Fortunately EverMinder reminder website is here to make sure that none of us ever forget another important date. EverMinder is a cute, simple, and free reminder website where you can enter names, sort those names into groups, and assign your own group names like Marsh Family or Stonegate Book Club. Or My Baes, if you are in middle school. Then fill in all the pertinent dates: recurring...

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MAKERS.com: Celebrating women through the ages on a site for the digital age

Have you ever been going somewhere specific, but you take an early turn and end up somewhere completely unknown and completely fantastic? You feel like you’ve discovered something private and special. How did I not know about this place? Well, that’s what happened when we  recently landed on the excellent site MAKERS.com. This website is an outstanding collection of videos of remarkable women — trailblazers, groundbreakers, boldface names and lesser-knowns — all telling their incredible stories. MAKERS is a  landmark TV and digital video project from Emmy Award winning filmmaker Dyllan McGee, in collaboration with PBS and AOL, about the women...

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Love Mosaic custom photo books but hate the 20-photo limit? Meet Montage.

We’ve written here in the past how easy Mosaic custom photo books from Mixbook are to create. It truly takes just a few minutes, and you have the photo book in your hands within a couple of days. Pretty amazing. The only downside with their Mosaic books has been the fact that they are limited to 20 photos. How do I choose? Now I don’t have to. Their new Montage custom photo books allow you to choose up to 200 photos. And it’s still crazy fast and easy. I’ve made a lot of photo books in my day, and I’m really picky about how my...

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Style Up: Like having a free personal stylist through your computer

If you’re anything like me, your mornings are crazy–waking everybody up, making breakfast, walking the dog, packing backpacks, getting the kids dressed, and more. Sometimes it’s hard to find time to also put together a chic outfit that lets the world know you actually do care about the way you look. But now there’s a service using technology and your own email inbox to help women get out of the yoga pants and default pony tail. Sign up for StyleUp and set up a profile on their site about your style, body type, and budget (should you be looking for new clothes...

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Web Coolness: Gangnam goes gangbusters, the Facebook hoax you may have fallen for, and the email of your nightmares

Here are a few links we’ve enjoyed reading this week. We hope you like them too!   What if you accidentally sent an email “reply all” to 40,000 people? [card via sadshop] Would you pay more for a legal, unlocked iPhone 5 to skip the contract? iTunes 11 launches and features a cool new feature to make browsing and shopping easier!  Kristen makes her dancing debut in YouTube’s most-watched video ever. (And you can too!)  Speaking of breaking records, guess how many Thanksgiving photos were shared on Instagram last week? Wow!  We love our Baby Loves Disco CD and...

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Web Coolness: iPad mini rumors, Newsweek goes digital, and a bra that does more than any other bra

Here are a few links we’ve enjoyed reading this week. We hope you like them too!  Is the mini iPad coming? All signs point to yes. If you have a budding app developer in your house their ideas could win big for their school. Star Wars eyeglasses! Foodies + Instagram = crowdsourced menus. This is so cool. Interesting editorial at Wired about creating good passwords. Newsweek is going digital only. What that means for them, and for us. A bra that detects breast cancer. Amazing. Fingertip portraits get a whole new meaning when the finger is the canvas. Who’s...

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Web Coolness: The Twitter redesign, a free app parents will want, and the scoop on iPhone 5

Here are a few of our favorite tech links from this week. We hope you enjoy reading them too!  Curious about what people are thinking about new iPhone 5? Here’s what our friends at CNET have to say.  Dr. Seuss fanatics will love this new free Dr. Seuss bookshelf app from Oceanhouse Media. Who’s ready for the big new Twitter redesign?  Apparently we’re not the only ones annoyed by vertical videos. Hilarious.  We got a chuckle out of this Twitter bug that swapped out photos of celebrities and verified users.  7 of the funniest videos for moms that are actually funny.  Guess which airline...

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Web Coolness: Social media cookie cutters, homework help, child safety online

Here are our favorite tech links from this week. We hope you enjoy reading them too!  Social media cookie cutters! Want. Badly. {Via Greeblemonkey} Our own Beth Blecherman shares helpful tips for setting up the best workspace for homework at Mashable.  Our Editor Kristen bravely shares why she deleted one of her daughter’s online game accounts. Need a little extra help with your Verizon device? Check out their free wireless workshops. Scheduling my mother-in-law stat. Heh.  The coolest use for an old NES we’ve ever seen.  Watch out for this sneaky Facebook scam disguised as a photo notification.  Wondering what would happen if you turned off...

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