From the category archives:

Prenatal

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

Tech Tuesday: Start a rookie-mom meetup

July 30, 2013

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, […]

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Portrait of a homebirth

April 23, 2013

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.  

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

Returning to work: Stockpiling your breastmilk

April 10, 2013

This post is part of a series sponsored by Philips AVENT in support of the launch of the double electric Comfort Pump. Pumping breast milk was still a mystery to me as I made secret lists of baby names and notified my boss of my pregnancy. I learned about it when my co-worker Mimi, newly […]

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Activity #5: Keep a pregnancy journal

March 14, 2013

Did you or do you keep a pregnancy journal? Unless you count this here blog, I did not. Geralyn Broder Murray created a diary with sweet illustrations and thought starters to help you remember the agony and — in dreams with Ryan Gosling — ecstasy of pregnancy. Because those memories fade (which is why some […]

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

How to set up a very small nursery

January 21, 2013

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 […]

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How to get them to stick to your baby registry

January 7, 2013

Natalie Gordon runs an amazing resource for expectant moms and dads: BabyList (babyli.st) is a totally custom baby registry that let’s you ask for anything that you want: maid service, spare batteries, those cute hand-crocheted booties from etsy, and a crib? Yes times four. She offered us her best insight in how to get your […]

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

What to do on bedrest: Cara’s tips

December 27, 2012

Cara is a contributor to our other blog, {510} Families, and is fast becoming an expert not on “what to do with (and without!) your baby,” but rather, “what to do while pregnant and on bedrest when you have another child.”  She offered to share her lessons learned with us. At exactly 26 weeks pregnant, […]

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Throw a debate-watching party

October 18, 2012

My fellow Americans, history is upon us. It’s an election year. If you have a newborn in the house, it can be like living under a rock for several months. But you can still be in on the fun. I suggest you throw a debate-watching party to reconnect with your childfree friends. You supply the […]

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

Make an easy flag garland for baby’s room

September 24, 2012

I’m gonna file this under preschooler, because Julian and I had a good time making this adorable paper flag banner for his room when he was about 3, but I’ll also tag it with prenatal, because I made a similar flag banner for Scarlett’s room before she was born. I made the one for Scarlett […]

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Makin’ it: Monogrammed baby blanket

June 25, 2012

I saw this cute personalized baby blanket made by Two Tinas* on Daily Candy years ago, and I thought, “I can do that!” Well, I was half right. Though it counts as easy sewing, it took me a team to get it done. I first tried to make one for my niece and required my […]

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

Expectant parents night out at the theater – tell your friends!

June 5, 2012

It’s no secret that Heather and I (and our husbands) are big fans of Dr. Harvey Karp. His 5 S-technique of soothing a newborn infant seemed like genius secrets we never could have come up with on our own. We recommend watching his DVD, The Happiest Baby on the Block during the last two weeks […]

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Dunstan baby language put to the test!

April 4, 2012

I had heard about the Dunstan Baby Language as “the woman who speaks baby talk on Oprah” several years ago. It sounded like a brilliant idea, but without my own crying baby, there wasn’t much opportunity — or drive — to test it. I flirted with the idea of buying the DVDs a few times […]

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