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Reader did-do: No-sew “Fauxby” wrap

July 25, 2013

Following the instructions we posted on how to make a moby wrap, the blogger behind Bake ‘n Create made one and documented the process here. Have you taken any Rookie Mom challenges from your to-do list to your did-do list? Send us your stories at!

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Reader did-do: Did-do list

March 9, 2012

I was delighted by Fitnessista’s summary of her did-do list and all the reader comments on her site that followed that post.    

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Reader “did-do” round-up (with photos)

February 8, 2011

Do you know what gets me really excited? Seeing evidence that our brainstorms over here are actually inspiring people to take action. Today I’m sharing three pieces of photographic evidence that y’all are reading and doing. 1. Activity #450: Sew a quick newborn hat from a t-shirt Cute cute cute! Heidi has four kids AND […]

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Reader did-do: DIY ball pit

December 6, 2010

Bec tried filling her Pack n Play with plastic balls as we suggested in a previous post, but it was a bust: her toddler hated it. Weeks later, however, his obsession with climbing into their ottoman inspired her to turn the ottoman into a ball pit, and HUZZAH! Good times! You can find plastic balls […]

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Reader did-do: Make Father’s Day look better

June 20, 2010

I copied Whitney’s (and thus Martha’s) template exactly, but my pal Crystal got a little more creative with her Father’s Day labels.

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Reader did-do: Make a newborn hat from a t-shirt

June 9, 2010

Julia, a rookie mom from Brussels, Belgium, sent us this photo of her newborn, David, in the hat she made following our easy newborn hat pattern. How cute is that?!

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Reader did-do: Photograph a day in the life

May 18, 2010

A day in the life of your child changes monthly, doesn’t it? In the first month of life, it might be 45% pictures of a sleeping swaddled baby; 45% half-asleep sucking and slurping baby; and 10% screaming and flailing.  By the end of the first year, you’ve got a few meals of solid food, some […]

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Reader Did-Do: Makin’ Jammies

May 10, 2010

I noticed this cutie pie the other day when I was looking at incoming links. His mama made him these jammies from our Easy Toddler Pants tutorial. Have you done any of our activities recently? Tag your Flickr photos with “rookiemoms” or add them to our rookiemoms group.

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Reader Did-Do: Monthly chair photos

April 8, 2010

A local-to-us rookie mom, Jen, told us “The monthly shot (now on 2nd kid, too) with the same toy in the same chair is still going strong at now 33 months. (No, we haven’t figured out when we’ll stop. Kindergarten? When she rolls her eyes & flips us off every month?)” I asked her to […]

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Write a Did Do list

August 2, 2013

If you’re getting sick of your “to do” list getting longer and not shorter and wondering where the heck is all your time going, try writing a “did do” list. Share it with your baby-daddy at the end of the day and encourage him to be very impressed. The truth is that your time is […]

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Best, easy baby photo series yet

June 27, 2012

Our friend, Karen, (formerly known as Auntie Karen, now rookie mom Karen) blew us away with these pictures of her son’s first three months in custom onesies that she made in minutes. Baby Laz is wearing a dot for each month of his age (1 dot = 1 month old, get it?) and laying around […]

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Reader tip for too many stuffed animals

July 1, 2011

Inspired by the idea to turn a Pack ‘N Play into a ball pit, Rebeca from took it in a new direction. She takes an armful of her son’s stuffed animals and puts them into a cardboard box, or empty laundry basket, to create a cozy play area. He loves it, and it’s a […]

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