Baby and beach is not always a perfect combination. Sandy and hot with no place to safely put baby down. Check out this hack: use a travel crib!
Getting used to having a new baby in the house takes time. Take some baby steps and build your confidence.
My friend Samantha (mom of twins) said to me, “The valuable mom is the one who is six to eight months ahead of you in parenthood; any bigger gap than that and they’ve forgotten what you’re going through.” As a new mom of a little wobbly baby, I woulda thought 2 to 3 weeks max. […]
Why these challenges? Outings with a baby? Our own experience with unstructured time and a small baby tells us that having an activity planned or a project for the day is tremendously helpful in passing the time. When your partner gets home from work or you hop on the phone with your sister, instead of […]
I think Heather and I have both been pretty honest here: We were shocked and disappointed by how boring our babies were after they were born. They never said, “Hey mom, let’s go get you some new jeans and a latte.” Spending all day with someone who has no suggestions for conversation topics or activities […]
Easier than stickers on clothing or blankets, we love this app for making cute photos for instagram, your walls, or a “baby book” (whatever that is!) When I was a little girl and my stepmom was pregnant with my sister, my dad took full-length profile photos of her changing body each month. Or at least […]
I’m totally jealous of these really cute announcement photos that leverage the ability of a photo to communicate all the stats for a new baby. I’m guessing I’m not the only one who will look at these and want a do-over. This photo is courtesy of CandyCrushShop.com owner Jeannette Qunitero who created this super cute […]
I have found some little things that make being a parent of a newborn much easier. If you’re expecting, you might want to consider these items
An infinity nursing scarf will be easy to drape over a nursing baby and definitely won’t fall off because it’s around your neck.
The best advice Ryan and I got during our first days with Julian came from a source that I can no longer remember, perhaps the pediatrician who made rounds in the hospital. It was this: Babies need to go from 0 to 10 on a daily basis. A sleeping baby is at 0 and may […]
At the recent ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, Whitney and I got to test out a bunch of cool new products for babies and parents. One of the most informative and fun things we did was to attend a tutorial session put on by the lovely women of Cake Maternity Lingerie, about how to […]
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 […]
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 […]