How do we teach our kids to make good commenting choices?

Have your kids ask themselves these simple questions before they comment, and teach them the concept of “owning your words.”

10 of the coolest online STEM camps for kids

So many options to keep kids busy and learning this summer.

How to use tech to document your family's stories

This year will go down in the history books. Use tech to help you pass on your story of 2020.

The Apple app store is open! Yippee!

Judging from comments on the posts here, and pithy reports from our Facebook fans, I'm not the only Mac fan that frequents these here pages. And this week, at last, you've finally got a central spot to download all those excellent apps in the brand new Apple App...

Attention travelers: Word Lens app es muy bueno

It's not often that I come across an iPhone app that makes me stop and marvel. Of the hundreds I've had the opportunity of reviewing, I can count a handful that I continue to be amazed by. I just found one more to add to the list. It's called Word Lens and it's...

Piquing Our Geek: Refrigerators without the HFC

We're all for greening up our homes and lives wherever we can, and sometimes that comes from the manufacturers, who give us better options in the first place. We read this week that General Electric plans to introduce the first HFC-free refrigerator for US households...

Dads Dig This: The typewriter turned computer

Look at what Scott Adler aka "The Dadler" on Babycenter's blog Momformation (where you can find us too!) thinks is cool. He's our next guest dad blogger in our Dads Dig This series. As if I thought size equated with cool, I've populated my life with collections that...

A laptop bag worth showing off

I used to travel with this huge, ugly, black leather laptop bag, primarily because it was given to me and I felt bad not using it; but also because there weren't many other options on the market. I'm so glad that gadget accessories have taken a huge turn for the...

Kindle Books now for loan. Yay!

When I put together our Nook vs. Kindle e-reader comparison, one of the major differences between the two was that the Nook allows you to borrow books from the library--a nice feature if you're a fast reader or don't necessarily need to own every single one of Kurt...

Tips & Tricks to Make Life (Way!) Easier

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Happy 2011, cool moms!

We can't thank you enough for joining us over here at Cool Mom Tech, and making our first few months amazing. Truly, your support and readership allows us to continue  doing what we love. And for that, we're incredibly grateful. (And if you haven't added us to your...

The best Beatles songs for kids

While there are some awesome kindie rock bands out there that we've featured both here and on Cool Mom Picks, there are plenty of awesome "adult" tunes out there that work just as well for our kids. Now that the Beatles are on iTunes (whoo!), I've pulled together a...

Readeez, now for your mobile viewing pleasure

If you're not familiar with Readeez, and you have a child who's starting to read, then you're in for a treat. This series of adorably-designed videos are paired with songs, poems and written words to help kids associate letters with their accompanying sounds. And...

Piquing Our Geek: Amazon’s bad gift exchange system

This morning we read about the new bad gift exchange system patented by Amazon, and we had to ask ourselves: Best idea ever? Or the end of graciousness as we know it?CNN described it as "the nuclear option for gifts" - a kind of system that would allows you to flag...

Reduce, reuse, resell your old cell phones with ReCellular

I have always been a gadget girl. When I got my Motorola Razr more than a decade ago, the "it" phone of the early 2000s mind you, I thought I was pretty hot stuff. But as with everything else, technology advances, and the once cutting-edge Razr is now the cell phone...

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