From the category archives:

Month 2

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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New mom and baby movie program

March 28, 2012

Taking oneself and a baby to a baby-friendly movie theater is one of our favorite milestones of maternity leave. It requires you to leave the house, challenges you to practice feeding and changing in a public location, but also provides the support of a dark room and fellow new moms (aka crying babies) to remind […]

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Makin’ it: Easy swaddling blanket

March 6, 2012

This is one easy DIY project that will give you bang for your $5. My mom created the first iterations of our family’s flannel swaddle blankets and I have sewn a few more with these instructions. I even made one large enough to wrap my five-year old when he wanted to be the baby again […]

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Practicing what I preach. Mostly.

January 17, 2012

Is it already time to flashback to Sawyer as a baby? Well, he is just over nineteen weeks now so we can at least review the first quarter of his babydom. According to my own bossyness, we should have completed all thirteen of the rookie moms weekly challenges within his fourth trimester, right? So, let’s […]

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Rookie mom voices: Johanna at 7 weeks

November 8, 2011

Our guest blogger today, Johanna, caught our eye when she wrote this kind post on her blog crushed corn. Her baby boy is one week older than Sawyer so I find her experience familiar and encouraging. Car seat installed and ready for its first occupant? Check. Nursery set for a crying baby, poopy diapers, and […]

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Try a dream feed and sleep better

October 22, 2011

Whitney passed along this mama tip to me and now I’m telling you; if your baby is starting to skip that 10pm feeding and you want to stretch those sleeping hours to ones that are more convenient, try the dream feed. She says it didn’t work for them, but we used the dream feed technique […]

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Make a simple sling

September 21, 2011

Who wants to make me this sling and teach me how to use it? Based on these simple instructions, I’m pretty sure that I could sew a simple baby sling. According to the directions, all you need to make a “peanut shell” style sling is two yards of fabric and stuff that’s already in my […]

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Activity #35: Buy some new jeans

August 29, 2011

Put away the maternity pants and take yourself out to Old Navy to get some interim jeans to make you feel normal. Go with a girlfriend you trust. Don’t look at the size, just find something flattering and comfortable. DO NOT THINK ABOUT OR TALK ABOUT THE WEIGHT YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE IN THE […]

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Activity #308: Hit the casino with a bambino

June 29, 2011

When we have new babies in our lives, it’s easy to go into a self-imposed exile or quarantine, reading only sleep habits books and looking only at the baby. Of course, Whitney and I think that mama needs to leave the house and thus this site was born. I read the story of how Vicky […]

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Activity #13: Create a Modern Family photo

March 28, 2011

Do you guys watch the show Modern Family? We love it. The show’s credits show the family members holding frames with photos of the other family members inside. I was thinking what a cute holiday card photo this idea would make for grandparents, when I decided I’d like to do it myself. Below, my sister […]

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Activity #515: Track your new mama milestones

February 9, 2011

When we look back in 25 years, we will marvel that our babies have become adults who drive cars and earn their own paychecks. (Here’s hoping!) You probably have a baby book to track your bambino’s progress through the first year: sitting up, crawling, first tooth, and so on. But how will you remember your […]

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Guest post on colic: 5 coping techniques for moms with fussy babies

December 21, 2010

1. Step away from the baby Make a list of all those well-meaning friends who say, “Let me know if you need help with anything.” Then call one of them, hand over your screaming child, and leave the house. Even if you are nursing, you’ll have a 90-minute window after a feeding. Go get your […]

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