Liz Gumbinner, editor of coolmompicks.com and Maria Pilar Clark, creator of must-have product column Cosmotot for Chicago Baby magazine share their favorite products and services. Unless specifically stated otherwise, our Picks are our editorial opinions -- not paid placements. While there is no guarantee of placement and they won't be returned, Picks submission samples can be sent to Mommy Tracked at 35 Miller Avenue #140, Mill Valley, CA 94941.
It is hard to believe that "back to school" is right around the corner. As we jump up and down with visions of a little peace and quiet, we also celebrate the smell of brand new erasers and the touch of those crisp folders that will soon be dog-eared from being shoved in those temporarily-clean backpacks.More >>
When Mommytracked asked me to pick some of my favorite gift ideas for Mother's Day this year, I narrowed it down to oh, around 50. Coincidentally, the very same number of items that appear in the Cool Mom Picks Mother's Day Gift Guide this year. What are the chances!More >>
Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Spider-Man are the stuff of legend. Their crime-fighting, public protecting, do-gooding ways have won them permanent places in the hearts of little kids everywhere who aspire to be as selfless and courageous in the name of a good as they are.More >>
Correspondence used to be a craft that was intimate, intentional and written in perfect penmanship. Mothers from generations past insisted that traditional, mailed notes were the best way to communicate any sentiment, but in this busy day and age where parents work, carpool, referee and travel, paper has become almost obsolete.More >>
Sometimes, a kid needs to know his mom has his back. And, while a
homemade peanut butter sandwich with the crusts cut off really sticks
to those school-age ribs and show you care since you remembered to cut
them off in the first place, a positive message will stay with them
longer – and teach them something in the process.
Did you know that 73% of children ages 4-12 are afraid of things that go bump in the night? Whether it’s hidden dangers under the bed, unknowns in the closet or simply something unsavory lurking in the shadows, most kids (and some of us, too) have been there at some point or another.More >>