18 of the best math apps, from preschool to college

Some of them are actually (wait for it) … fun!

Our 17 favorite reading apps for kids of all ages

From ABCs to Shakespeare, these terrific apps can help kids get school-ready, and enjoy it too!

No glove, no love

It's freezing outside, and you want to use your Smartphone to tweet about how incredibly freezing it is outside, but to do that you'd need to remove your warm gloves. Drat. If only there were a way to keep your hands warm and use a touch screen device. Ta da!! Check...

Would you pay to cheat on Angry Birds?

I admit that I've been completely sucked into the Angry Birds craze, as has my entire family. So much s,  that my kids know exactly what level we're stuck on.Level 16 on Angry Birds Seasons, if you're curious. So I have to admit that my interest was piqued when I...

Dads Dig This – BeSpeak iPhone app

Our next Dads Dig This guest blogger is David Wescott, a Durham, NC-based dad who writes about public relations, science communication, and politics at It's Not a Lecture.  I admit that most of the time you can find me in worn jeans and something with a Red Sox logo,...

And a very BetaMaXmas to you too

There was once a magical time. A time when children waited in breathless anticipation for their favorite Christmas Special to play on TV. There was no DVR or Video On Demand; no rewinding or fast-forwarding; no YouTube; no bathroom breaks. You had only one shot to...

Nook vs. Kindle – An e-reader smackdown

Whether you've got an e-readers at the top of your holiday list, or you're shopping for one as a gift for someone else like I am, with so many to choose from it can be...well, hard to choose. So we decided to compare two of the hottest e-readers - the Nook and the...

Music to your ears

It's very rare in the car with my kids to be able to listen to a song I like the whole way through without interruptions. Whether there are relentless questions like, "Mommy, what's this song called?" or "Mommy, what is the name of the person who sings this?" or...

Best Buy Wish List: Gaming (whoo!)

Best Buy Wish List is a sponsored series in which we feature the things we're coveting at Best Buy--and then give away gift cards so you can buy them yourself.  Whee!It's no secret that we have a thing for gaming around here. Must be all those years of dropping...

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Helping kids make good online decisions: The only 4 things you need to tell them.

It can be hard to know what to tell your kids about tech to keep them safe — but when you think about it in this smart, simple way, it gets so much easier.

FREE Shipping Day – What do you know. It’s today!

I love to shop online. It's quick, it's easy and best of all, it eliminates having to go to the mall with two kids. The one thing about online shopping though, is that you can be happily adding things to your cart, excited about all the great deals you're getting, but...

Get your nerd on

We all know (especially here at Cool Mom Tech) that geek is the new chic. So you've gotta love these new nerd life shirts made just for kids. [don't miss a fun giveaway after the jump!] The Nerd Life T-Shirt by awesome indie designer Robert True incorporates Penne the...

Never question a woman’s Intuition

Nary a day goes by when I don't think about how great it would be to have a personal assistant. And personal chef, chauffeur, and trainer for that matter. The iPhone, as many of you may know, is my trusted sidekick, and although I can't ask it to pick up my dry...

The Talk on CBS is listening. To us. Neat!

On the new CBS daytime show, The Talk, they're doing a lot more than just talking, and we think it's how well they are listening to moms like us that is worth applauding. On first glance (or watch) it may seem that the likable hosts including Sharon Osbourne, Leah...

Custom videos from Santa that make me a believer too

This weekend on Cool Mom Picks, we uncovered an awesome custom video from Santa, and our readers are going nuts for it.  As are our own children. So much so, it would be gross holiday negligence for me not to share it here so even more children can wake up their...

Turn your photo into an iPhone case

I'm always on lookout for creative ways to display photos of my kids, and if took a peek around my house and in my jewelry box, you'd see everything from bags to jewelry and probably everything else in between. So when I saw the custom phone cases with photos of the...

Best Buy Wish List: Home Computing

Best Buy Wish List is a sponsored series in which we feature all the things we're coveting at Best Buy--and then give you gift certificates so you can buy them yourself! Whee!Best Buy has a selection of computers to swoon over and going through it, we're kind of...

A digital camera for the littlest shutterbugs

Holiday time is of course a photographer's paradise for capturing family memories. I encourage the kids in our family to take pictures, which provides a great "kid's eye view" into own traditions and activities--and the fact that my own favorites aren't necessarily my...

Colorful iPad cases make me happy

I'm hoping to get an iPad for Christmas. And by hoping, I mean I have this sneaking suspicion that when the sigOth said "don't buy yourself anything right now, like an iPad" that that was some kind of subtle hint.So I'm already scouting out beautiful iPad cases so I...

Herman Miller does it to me again

When holidays roll around, I definitely start thinking about how I can wrangle the chaos in my home to something, shall we say, a little more guest-friendly? Piles of papers away, cords hidden, bookshelves prettied up.One of the things that needs a shot of new around...

Piquing Our Geek: Twitter and Facebook Shoes

Purchasing an expensive pair of sneakers from the Van store for my tween son because, as he said "everybody wears Van," I'm well aware of the power of social influence on kids fashion. So when I saw the picture of the Adidas Twitter and Facebook sneakers designs by...

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