The best ever, super simple trick for taking better selfies

Even our serious techie friends see us doing this and say, “whoa!”

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...

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...

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...

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If your kid is struggling with math, these apps can help

Find 18 of the very best math apps, from K through college. Some are actually fun!

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A new study about kids and social media: The news is...good!

If you’ve got tweens or teens using social media, you’ll want to read this new study of kids 13-17.

Parenting Magazine goes all 2.0 with an iPad mag

I tend to catch up on my magazine reading when I'm working out at the gym, getting a pedicure, or sitting in the doctor's office, and I admit that I've been tempted to rip out a few pages here and there. You know, for the great recipes, cool crafts, and compelling...

Free smart phones at Best Buy. Oh yes they did.

With all the smart phone choices out there these days, deciding on the right one can be a bit overwhelming. And as busy moms, we don't have enough time (or lollipops) to lug our kids from store to store, especially this time of year. It just so happens that Best Buy...

Organizing the chaos. And the neverending artwork

If your fridge is anything like mine, it's covered from top to bottom in artwork. These kids are like little art factories, pumping out masterpieces by the dozen. With the 15 years of schooling ahead of me and many more fridge-worthy pieces to display, I'm thinking I...

Dads Dig This – Samsung PICO Projector

Wondering what sorts of tech dads are into? Here's one of our fave dad bloggers, Pierre Kim, aka MetroDad, sharing his current obsession in our next installment of Dads Dig This. When I was a little kid, I spent my summers at a gorgeous sleep-away camp up in Maine....

The Bing One Million Dollar Giving Challenge needs your help!

If you're anything like me, you cringe every time you hear about the state of the American public school system and how our education stacks up against other countries. Given the power and wealth of our country, our schools should be much better, but they're failing...

The Neato robotic vacuum sucks. In a good way.

For the past two Christmases, my mother has given me vacuums, a gift I try not to take as judgment on the state of my house. And while the Dyson was--and still is--great, my little robotic Roomba continues to make me positively giddy as it whirls around my house. But,...

Pictureka! for iPad – my brain just exploded.

I admit that I've never actually seen the popular Pictureka! board game or television game show, but fell in love with the awesome graphics as soon as I saw them. So I grabbed the new iPad game and sure enough, my kids and I are completely addicted. In simple terms,...

iLove the iPig

In my own experience, so many of the cute tech gifts out there that are obviously aimed at tweens and teens don't seem to pack as much punch or power for the price as I believe they should. Basically, you end up paying for the pretty design as opposed to the actual...

Piquing Our Geek: Play Monopoly with a credit card

No matter how many video games my kids play, they still like a good old fashioned board game. Monopoly is one of our favorites, and now there's a new version that incorporates some modern twists into the age-old game. Monopoly Revolution definitely makes use of...

Send your holiday greetings 2.0-style this year

The holiday cards are starting to trickle in and it's always such a treat to receive greetings from dear family and friends from near and far. With each one, I'm reminded that we need to get moving on ours as well (as opposed to our Happy New Year card in mid-January...

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