Category Archives: Blog Merchandise

New Uncool Mother’s Day Gifts!

Just in time for Mother’s Day– new women’s tees at The Uncool Shop! I designed ’em and I think they’re much more chic than the previous ones– new fonts, several new V-necks in gray, black and white (or you can change them to make them whatever color you need) plus a new regular tee that has hearts instead of the “O’s” in the word, “Uncool Mom” (see below for snippets of a couple of the new designs).  The new regular tee is less than $12 and the new V-necks range from $16-19. And, until May 8th, you can get free shipping on any order over $30 with the code, MOTHERSDAY12. Click “The Uncool Shop” on the right-hand sidebar to order and to see more– there are still laptop cases, umbrellas and aprons in the shop, too! Paypal accepted!

Friday Freebie: Free Shipping at the Uncool Shop!

It only happens once or twice a year: free shipping on anything in my Spreadshirt shop!   Just click on the words “The Uncool Shop” on the right sidebar of this blog to see all the cool Uncool Mom T-shirts (the basic is only $8.90), tanks, laptop cases, book bags…even an umbrella and an Uncool Dad shirt. Then if you decide to order anything, the shipping is free on any purchase this Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30, by typing in the code WITCHINGHOUR at checkout.  I’m going to try to add sweatshirts to the mix and some new tees, so if you don’t see anything you like, keep checking back to see if it’s been updated.  And, I’m always open to suggestions on wording and style for the shirts, so let me know if there’s something you’d like to see and I’ll try to make it happen for you! Also, let me know if I can answer any questions about the merchandise. I own several of the items and can tell you a little bit about fabric, colors, etc.  Happy shopping and don’t forget they make unique gifts!
(Free shipping =Free standard U.S. shipping and up to $9.50 toward International.)


Two-fer Tuesday: An Offbeat Mother’s Day Gift

Gotta put in a plug today for my Uncoolmom.com bumper stickers (click here to see a picture), now that it’s only 12 days until Mother’s Day.  They make great offbeat gifts (or package toppers) for friends who are moms, or, if she’s got a good sense of humor, your own mom.  And the best part is, they’re free if you drop me a line at patricia@uncoolmom.com, and the shipping is free, too (so there you have it, the “two-fer”…).  Just send me the shipping address and I’ll get it in the mail ASAP.  Better yet, if you slap the sticker on your car and send me a photo of it, I’ll send you a free T-shirt, too.

And, if you’re skeptical about it and think you or your friend would just be a walking advertisement, the shirts and bumper stickers are more of a statement than an advertisement.  Most people who stop and comment when they see me wearing one of the shirts or driving in my car don’t think it’s a real website– they just think I’m saying, “I’m so uncool, I’m uncoolmom.com.”  And very proud of that fact!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Friday Freebie: Netbook/Laptop Case

From now until October 1st, get a free “Uncool Mom” netbook case or laptop case with every $40 order from the Uncool Shop! Or, you can just order one of the cases for around $15. I just entered the laptop world a couple months ago and am really loving it.  All moms of teenagers should have one– when they’re driving you crazy and you can’t get any work done, you can just “fold up your office” and get away– to your bedroom, the nearest coffee shop, etc.  I even get work done in my car sometimes, while waiting to pick up kids… for the freebie, just enter the code FREESLEEVE (Canada: CADFREESLEEVE) at checkout. To see all the designs available for the cases (as well as all the cool Uncool exercise tanks, etc.) , just click on the Uncool Shop in the right-hand sidebar of this blog.

Freebie Friday- Free Shipping at the Uncool Shop (think last-minute Mother’s Day gifts)

Just found out that Spreadshirt is offering free standard shipping on orders of $35 or more until May 4th.  That applies to all the cool stuff in my Uncool Shop, including all the new women’s workout tanks (they are the longer length kind– hooray!) and I’ve also added an apron and an umbrella.  The T-shirts are still there as well as two kinds of tote bags.  Give yourself and your mom a fun Mother’s Day gift and/or get some for your friends.  I’ve set up the shop so that I can offer the items at cost and not make any profit off of them, so the prices are pretty good, especially for the shirts.  The shirts are fun to wear– whenever I wear a shirt, I always get comments– a definite conversation starter!  Just click on the words The Uncool Shop on the right side of the blog.  Spreadshirt delivers pretty fast (within 1-3 days of shipping) so if you order today, packages should arrive by Mother’s Day.  Here are the codes for the free shipping promotion:

Please let me know if there’s a product I don’t have that you would like to see in the shop!

Uncool Mom Your Ride

A fun moment in the history of UncoolMom.com: I was standing in a line for the free coffee samples at Sprouts grocery store the other day, staring off into space, when I heard the guy in front of me say to the woman in front of him (who I realized later was his wife or girlfriend), “If your kids think you’re cool, you must be doing something wrong– Hah!  It’s some mom’s blog.” He was fiddling with his Blackberry or Iphone or some other type of handheld device.  Boy, did I snap out of my daydreaming fast.  Talk about exclamation points going off inside my head. Oh! My! Gosh! Is this a “You-know-your-blog-is-a-success-when-a-total-stranger-in-the-coffee-line-is-talking-about-it” moment? Then I realized– it was probably the bumper sticker.  My uncool minivan has a very cool, black and white Uncoolmom.com bumper sticker on the back (check out this post or this link to see a picture of what it looks like). The couple had just walked into the store and probably walked past my car on the way in and saw the URL, and he was looking it up.  So, not as random as I originally thought, but still, thumbs up.  That bumper sticker is a constant invitation to check out UncoolMom.com, and with the miles I put on my minivan every day, it probably gets more attention than I realize.  (And by the way, the first one I put on my bumper got torn off by my teen…but she’s learned to live with it now.)

As I drove away from Sprouts, I wondered if anyone else has one on their car.  (If you’ve ever checked out the blog’s sidebar, I’ve had them available for order at around $5 each since April). Unfortunately, my dreams of spreading UncoolMom.com via the roadways of the world have not come to fruition.  Matt from Graphicsland told me today that no one has ordered one except me, which doesn’t surprise me.  I always figured $5 was a bit too steep for anyone to pay for a bumper sticker, no matter how much they liked the blog and even if the shipping was free. But now that Mr. Coffee has seen my bumper sticker, I am inspired.  I want everyone to have one!  SO, I’m going to make it easy for you, if you’re not too averse to putting a cool bumper sticker on your car.  I’ve ordered a bunch in bulk, and I’m giving them away, FREE, if you’ll promise to put it on your car.  And free shipping, too, even if you’re one of my readers in Australia or South Africa or Canada or wherever.  AND, once you receive it, if you’ll send me a digital photo of your car wearing its cool new accessory parked at an interesting place, I will post it on the blog and send you an UncoolMom.com T-shirt (also very cool in black and white).  Just send an email to
patricia@uncoolmom.com  letting me know you’d like a bumper sticker, along with your mailing address, and I will start mailing out the stickers by Oct. 1st.  Or you can have one mailed to a friend! 

By the way, there is an advantage to having an UncoolMom.com bumper sticker on your car if yours is like mine– grimy on the outside from never having time to get it washed (I will NEVER buy a white car again), and constantly trashed out on the inside with kids’ shoes, clothing, socks, hairbrushes, fast food wrappers, fermenting juice boxes, water bottles, and old newspapers (that mom reads while waiting in the carpool line)– it legitimizes everything! It gives busy moms a sort of flag to wave that tells the world, “It’s O.K.! My car is trashed out because I am a fabulous, busy, uncool mom, and not ashamed to say it!” 

Or if your car is in pristine condition, you can still put one on.  It makes other people smile and get out their Blackberries and smile some more. ###

For even more smiles, check out the video “Mom My Ride” at 
this link  (http://www.carspace.com/videos/play!id=.5b4626fa), a takeoff on the TV show “Pimp My Ride”.  Genius! I laugh out loud, hard, every time I see it!