From the category archives:

Month 3

Activity #26: Count your steps

June 27, 2011

Your 26th weekly challenge is to invest in a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps each day. You’ll be surprised how many steps a mom can take just running around the house, but if you’re going to reach 10,000, you’ll need to take a walk outside for sure. This is good motivation to get some […]

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Activity #23: Build muscles at bootcamp

June 6, 2011

By the time my first baby was 10 weeks old, I had not exercised for about 6 months. Baby Bootcamp was my re-introduction to sweating and I loved it. I was not a gym-goer in my normal life, and Baby Bootcamp was perfect for me. Here’s why: Exercising in the company of other sleep-deprived, temporarily […]

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Activity #306: Photograph a day in the life

February 23, 2011

Create a photo series to capture your baby’s hobbies and routines (eating and sleeping!) at three months, six months, and nine months. They may seem like mundane moments to whip out the camera now, but that’s exactly why it’s a good idea. I wish I had had this idea when Holden was “little”… at the […]

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Deb and Leah’s Very Rookie Summer

July 23, 2010

Ready for the fourth momoir in our Very Rookie Summer series? Our pal Deb shares a blow-by-blow(-out) account of her day with baby Leah. We appreciate the geeky attention to detail as well has her sense of humor in this mega-did-do-list. A Day in the Life of a Almost 3-Month Old in San Francisco 7:30am: […]

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Elizabeth and Zaida’s Very Rookie Summer

July 16, 2010

Allow me to present the third installment of our Very Rookie Summer series. Elizabeth shares two different days from her life with baby Zaida that are seven weeks apart. We love her stories for reminding us so fully of what a difference a few weeks not-quite-two months can make in the life of a rookie […]

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Activity #470: Pick your flix

June 22, 2010

Here’s a fun little activity to squeeze in during naptime this week. This suggestion was excerpted from the book If You Give a Mom a Martini…100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself: Update your Netflix queue–it’s surprisingly relaxing. “Accidentally” delete any movies chosen by your husband that feature Angelina Jolie wearing leather. Intentionally […]

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Write down your best advice before you forget it

June 7, 2010

Under my bed there is a box of motherhood-related mementos. One of them is a collection of notes I wrote for Heather who was six months behind me in her baby-having time table. I noted when my milk came in, where Julian slept when he came home from the hospital, when he lost his cord […]

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Activity #11: Photograph every day moments

April 20, 2010

If you’re looking for more photo ideas, we’ve got ‘em: Milestones- smiling, pushing up, reaching for an object, holding a toy Gift outfits- the more ridiculous, the better the picture Where your baby hangs out- the background of your house will also be fun to look back on in 25 years Whitney’s (paying) job sometimes […]

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Ask Lady Brain

November 13, 2009

Heather and I recently had the pleasure of being guests on Lady Brain, the most candid advice show on San Francisco radio. Thanks to Internet magic, this show is not just for locals – you can listen to any episode on their website or subscribe with iTunes. The hosts, Lauren and Steph, both moms themselves, […]

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Activity #304: Park on Mars

October 20, 2009

I know. I know! I know exactly how headlines are written to lure readers in. Anything with numbers that promises to be a solution. I’m talking about stuff that would be on a magazine cover, like 11 Baby-Friendly Vacation Ideas or 13 Sex Secrets You’ve Never Heard Of, and yet, I was suckered by a […]

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Activity #341: Practice yoga to energize after sleepless nights

October 15, 2009

When Patti Asad from YogaWorks approached us with some ideas for yoga poses for rookie moms, I was a little skeptical. I loved the pre- and post-natal classes I had taken, but I don’t have the best memory for lengthy routines. Especially when I don’t get enough sleep. I asked her, “Is there one particular […]

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Camouflage your baby bangs with felt hair clips

September 5, 2009

You know how you start losing your hair from about 3 months to 6 months postpartum? Then they grow back in like teeny tiny doll hairs; those new mini hairs are your baby bangs. If you’re a baby-girl-mom, you might already be experimenting with hair accessories for the little one, but baby-boy-mamas, we deserve fun […]

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