3 affordable Apple Watch alternatives for kids

Check out these options that won’t break your bank.

What you need to know about the new AirPods Pro

Because you know your kids want them. Here’s why.

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...

5 of our favorite designer sale site apps

Ever tried to go clothes shopping for yourself with kid(s) in tow? Between toting a toddler while carrying unwieldy hangers, and then attempting to catch a mannequin in mid-air because your little one has pulled its skirt down therefore making it fall over (yes, it...

The cat in the app

For the past few months, my kids have been obsessed with the Talking Tom Cat app that has them yelling, singing and -- yes -- screaming at a cat who then repeats everything back to them in his own weird voice. Harmless fun but no redeeming educational value. Or so I...

5 fun, favorite educational apps for elementary aged kids

Make learning more fun, whether it’s math, science, reading basics, or a second language!

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How the Apple Watch is helping me be more mindful, more fit, and more connected with my kids

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Cupcake making without cavity making

To say my girls are obsessed with the range of cake, cupcake, Jell-O mold, and cookie making/decorating iPhone apps out there is an understatement. It's like the EZ-Bake Ovens of the smartphone era: So fun for kids, it doesn't even matter whether they eat the results...

Couch handmade camera straps turn old into new.

The klutz that I am, a camera strap is an absolute must-have, particularly when it comes to my extra special fancy DSLR. However, I'm not so keen on being an advertisement for it, and I've been scouring Etsy to find something a little cooler. Related: 6 easy ways to...

It’s a big TeuxDeux

Between after-school activities, weekend soccer games, getting Caleb a birthday present for his party on Saturday, flu shot appointments, sending in the permission slip for the field trip, and, uh, you get the gist, it's a wonder I don't leave my house looking like...

Here’s how to get to inbox zero. You can do it!

I have more problems managing my inbox flow than you can imagine. Seriously, you don't want to know how old some of the emails in my inbox are. (Okay, 4 years. Just in Gmail. My other account goes back to 2002.) So after much urging by kindred spirits on Twitter, and...

You’ve got me feeling emoticons

So I know I can't be the only one who's sent a snarky email or left a cheeky Facebook comment and ended it with a smiley emoticon. I guess it's sort of like starting a sentence with "no offense but... only nicer, right? Related: The new 2019 emojis! More inclusive,...

Sumo means style with this women’s laptop purse

Hey Apple Store, I've got a bone to pick with you. I was browsing through your laptop cases at your 14th Street store and let's just say I, and the two other women staring blankly at the unimpressive display, left empty-handed. If you wouldn't mind stocking a few that...

Welcome to Cool Mom Tech!

Welcome to the official launch of Cool Mom Tech! We are so glad to have you here.Don't worry, you don't have to be a so-called techie to feel at home here. You're online right now mama, and that's all the techie you need to be. Check in daily and you'll find the...

SpeakSake is like an audio scrapbook of awesomeness

Previously posted on Cool Mom Picks Ever been the person in charge of a group gift, and discovered that special circle of purgatory that involves trying to contact large numbers of people and keep track of who's done what and who still needs to contribute? Yeah. Not...

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