From the category archives:

Month 3

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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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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Activity #27: Go swimming

July 4, 2011

Taking the baby in the pool is both scary and funny. A kid’s gotta stick his toe into the water at some point, right? Buy a package of disposable swim diapers or a reusable one, and plan your outing. This is our 27th rookie mom challenge. If you are alone, think carefully through the logistics […]

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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 #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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