If you've read Cool Mom Picks for any length of time, you probably know how much we adore the music of the Okee Dokee Brothers. So, when the duo asked me to check out the new release from their friend, Paul Spring, I decided to give it a spin.... [More]
We're so happy to wish a happy 40th anniversary to Free to Be...You and Me, that groundbreaking collection of songs and spoken word pieces that introduced me to the concepts of equality and tolerance at such a young age. In honor of William's Doll, and all the little boys who would rather have something to cuddle than something robotic (or maybe they want both!), we've pulled together some of our favorite boy dolls for them. ... [More]
As much as I love the holidays, hearing Christmas music in stores and on the car radio since Halloween has squashed my desire for another spin of Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer. Luckily, like a surprise from Santa's elves, three of kindie's biggest and best names have released collections of holiday tunes that have rekindled my Christmas spirit. ... [More]
Stocking-stuffer alert for the sleep-deprived: I'm used to listening to Justin Roberts' songs with the kids in the car, with the volume turned up more than halfway. In my opinion, he is one of the best at sing-along choruses, clever wordplay, and high-energy kid-pop.
Just in time for holiday shopping, Fids and Kamily has released their Top 15 Kids CD's of 2012 this morning. Which means that you now have a bunch of great gift ideas for every kid on your list that you won't mind listening to either. ... [More]
If you don't know Elizabeth Mitchell's music, you're missing something special. She invokes a vibe of simple joy that's been part of our daily soundtrack as a family for the past few years. ... [More]
My singing voice is best kept in the shower. But that didn't stop me from singing to my kids when they were younger, though I'd usually do it along with the lovelier voices of Laurie Berkner, Frances England, and Charlie Hope. ... [More]
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too.
Eighteen years of rocking out plus a Grammy win thrown in for good measure, makes Ozomatli a band for the ages. Yet as big as they've become, the band still rocks a happy home-grown vibe. ... [More]
Thanks to an Austrian grandmother and a healthy selection of Putumayo Kids music my kids have been exposed to a fairly diverse tapestry of children's music...although I will admit that our knowledge of any music from East Asia is almost nonexistent. But now that versatile musician Elena Moon Park has released a collection of songs from her homeland, that's all about to change. ... [More]