From the category archives:

Prenatal

Getting ready for baby. Remember, a little denial is a good thing!

Activity #326: Find your celebrity baby match

Is Kerry Washington your celebrity baby match?

Are you pregnant right now? Like, at the same time as Kerry Washington? If so, then you will forever be linked (in your mind, sorry!) as celebrity baby matches. So, if you are obsessing over the Kimya baby or have memorized more than the normal person’s share of information about Kate Winslet’s third child, we’re […]

Most popular baby names of 2013

Top Baby Names of 2013

BabyCenter.com released the results of its annual Baby Names Survey and the Top 100 Baby Names of 2013, based on the names of 555,000 babies born in 2013 to moms registered on the BabyCenter website. Since my brother is expecting a baby TOMORROW (induction scheduled for tonight) and the baby’s planned name is Jaxon, I […]

Is it safe to paint a crib?

How to safely paint a crib RED

Really cool furniture rarely comes at really cool prices. As much as I enjoy drooling over candy-colored modern furniture for children, I rarely splurge on such things. (Caravan Crib by Kalon Studios above is $695.) When I shared Baby Guy Jamie Grayson’s advice about IKEA cribs, I did a bit of research and found that […]

Tech Tuesday: Start a rookie-mom meetup

New moms use meetup.com to find each other

Somewhere in Connecticut, totally unbeknownst to us, a pregnant Jessica Rich started looking for some peers and pals having babies around the same time and created the first ever Rookie Moms Meetup. By the time she had her baby, she had gathered 18 moms to be her tribe. These new mamas got together for strollercize, […]

Portrait of a homebirth

birthtub

My former nanny is 9.5 months pregnant as of this writing. She posted this lovely photo of her San Francisco apartment on Facebook last week. The flags above the birthtub were made by her friends to welcome her baby.  

How to set up a very small nursery

glider crib and more storage

My baby sleeps in a windowless closet. For reals. Since we moved to a bigger house this past summer, he no longer shares his bedroom with my office, but he didn’t get any more space in the bargain. Let me take you on a tour. Though it is a rather large closet, it is a […]