If you get on this opportunity within a year of your baby’s birth, you can receive a signed greeting from the President and Mrs. Obama, welcoming your child to the world. (Your baby must already born and be a U.S. citizen.) All you have to do is fill out a short form on the WhiteHouse.gov […]
The hello flow new mom kit has soothing balms and sprays for your lady parts and really helpful facts that you should read before the fourth trimester.
When I was recovering from having my first child, somehow this book, now out-of-print, made it into my hands, and I found it hilarious. It’s still on my shelf, even though it’s not relevant to me anymore, because I remember relating to it so much. The references are a bit dated, but the gist is […]
I met first-time mom Lila at an event in San Francisco and she told me that the 52 Project was the best thing she did as a new mom. The motto is “A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in (fill in the year),” and although you might think, aww man, I […]
Hi – I’m Leslie from And Her Little Dog Too. My little man, Brooks, just turned 4 months old and while I have been spending the past 17 weeks getting used to my new role as a mom, I’ve also been hard at work crossing items from the Rookie Moms 52 Week Challenge off my […]
This is our fourth weekly challenge for rookie moms. Take a walk through a fabric store with your baby in a front carrier. If you’re game, pick up something for a fun craft project. If your baby’s gender was not known and you have stack of pale green and yellow clothes you don’t love, buy […]
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of a new moms group, meeting other women who are doing what you’re doing. Swaddling, nursing, not sleeping, etc.
The Confession I have a confession to make: My son is nearly five months old and I’ve never been in a public place alone with him. I know, crazy, right? Truth be told, the whole endeavor freaks me out, because the thing is this: it’s not just me and my adorable cherub adventuring the world […]
I don’t typically have patience for long videos on the web, but this tickled me because it represents such a funny moment in time. First, although this new dad barely knows what he’s doing, he felt compelled to make a “How to” video to show off his skill. Again, he’s not a master of this […]
Tip for brand-new breastfeeders: It may sound weird, but I did it and so did my friend Maureen. Take an old tank top or soft cup bra and cut holes where your nipples go. Seriously. Wear this whenever your nipples need to be untouched. Preferably not when your father in law is around. (photo: Circle […]
Smart tip from a reader! Leah from Brooklyn, NY says that her local nursing bra store will convert any bra into a nursing bra. It’s a small local store called Your Top Priority. If you buy the bra there, it’s $5.00; if you bring in from elsewhere its $6.50. Leah says that she shops at a […]
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