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

Find a friend to do all these things with you on your baby’s due date

Plans to make for my due date

Around the time of my estimated due date (EDD), I found it harder and harder to make real plans. What if I went into labor? I didn’t want non-refundable theater tickets or to be someplace terribly remote. Not only that, I was super uncomfortable and didn’t really want to deal with my huge c’ankles and […]

Tech Tuesday: Start a rookie-mom meetup

New moms use 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


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 […]

How to get them to stick to your baby registry

Please stick to my baby registry. Please!

Natalie Gordon runs an amazing resource for expectant moms and dads: BabyList ( 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 […]

What to do on bedrest: Cara’s tips


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, […]