I have a sizeable collection of photos and videos on my iPhone, mostly of my kids. While I access my camera roll pretty frequently to find old pictures, show people my kids, watch past videos with my kids, etc., I love apps that take existing content and do something special with it, without me having to do anything. Especially when they’re free. http://bit.ly/1ajvqDW
Discounts, perks, rewards—they all sounded reeeeally good when we signed up for all those membership programs. Until we end up with a lot of cards taking up wallet space and we never bother cashing in on all those benefits. http://bit.ly/Zixc8z
Maybe it’s my father-in-law’s background in atmospheric science and meteorology or maybe it’s just an excuse to use my iPhone, but lately, my son has taken an interest in checking the weather each morning of cities around the world and giving me the global forecast for locations like San Francisco, Seoul, Paris, and more. It’s very cute. http://bit.ly/19FN9oz
Every once in a while, something amazing comes along in the land of kids and parents that makes me giddy with excitement. And more often than not, whatever that amazing thing may be ends up costing me a lot of money.
If you’re like me, you spend a lot of your day texting your spouse and kids, or calling to check in on them and coordinate schedules. Don’t even get me started on the number of emails I send. http://bit.ly/19xVtqv
If you’re too late for snail mail, we’ve rounded up the very best of the best digital e-cards for Mother’s Day that will make her feel loved, social media style. http://bit.ly/YMu3xM
We’ve been gushing (not an understatement) over the gorgeous ecards from RedStamp since they first launched their iOS app. Our one challenge: Only those of us with iPhones or iPads could reap the wonderful benefits. But aha! In time for Mother’s Day, that’s all changed. http://bit.ly/YKqeJc
We’ve been big fans of the RedRover app since it first launched (and you heard it here first!), but let’s just say their 3.0 version is completely different, and honestly the best yet. So much so that once you’ve downloaded, you will truly wonder how you ever survived without it. http://bit.ly/YHrk8D
Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, which means you still have time to get ready to throw a little fiesta in celebration of Mexican heritage and pride (and yummy food). So along with getting the ingredients for a Mexican dinner—including one of our delicious guacamole recipes—we’ve got the party decor and crafts you’ll need to really get the party started. (We’re also in favor of celebrating Cinco de Mayo all Mayo long. How about you?)
This month, if you’re a Cool Mom Picks subscriber, one grand prize winner will snag a gorgeous Jonathan Adler diaper bag from Skip Hop, plus $250 to spend at Melissa & Doug. And if that weren’t enough, two runners-up will receive a $50 gift certificate to Melissa & Doug.
Free clip art is always one of the hardest things to find online—at least if you’re picky about your clip art. But we found a really amazing clip art search engine that you’re going to want to bookmark stat. http://bit.ly/11I3oAb
The last time I went to a live music concert was… oh, alright, I can’t even remember. I’m sure I’m not the only parent with that answer. And that’s exactly why I’m intrigued by EVNTLIVE. http://bit.ly/14T66Hz
For as long as I’ve had an iPhone (pretty long, in tech years), I’ve been satisfied with the Safari browser that comes with the phone. But now that I’ve tried out the Chrome browser app, I’m switching faster than you can say “what was David Bowie’s first album?” http://bit.ly/11z4oXf
If there is anything I want my kids to remember about Monday’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon, it is how many people came together to help in any way, from aiding the injured, to showing love and support from across the globe. Today’s free download reminds us to all stand together to support each other, a message we should all take to heart. http://bit.ly/14H4xwi
If you’ve got spring cleaning your desk or home office on the brain, I’m so happy to have this fabulous new website that’s all about desk organization with colors and styles that will just make you happy.