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 […]
Getting used to having a new baby in the house takes time. Take some baby steps and build your confidence.
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 […]
Photo Credit: HoboMama via Compfight cc Moms need other moms. Without a network of mom friends, we get critical information about motherhood a little too late. When, four weeks after giving birth to Julian, I confided to my friend Julie that I was still wearing maternity clothes, she said I would be wearing them for […]
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
Somewhere in Connecticut, totally unbeknownst to us, a pregnant Jessica Rich started looking for some peers and pals having babies around the same time and created the first ever Rookie Moms Meetup. By the time she had her baby, she had gathered 18 moms to be her tribe. These new mamas got together for strollercize, […]
According to Mr. Dad, kids who grow up with actively involved fathers are happier, healthier, smarter, and better adjusted than those who don’t. I’m in.
My two children never would accept a bottle, and it wasn’t for any lack of trying on my part. When our friend Crystal asked about any magic strategies that would get her third baby to take bottle, I sent her a list of ideas in hopes that at least one of mine would be one that she […]
I am so humbled to present this guest post by reader Jenn. A first-time mom in Toronto, she completed the whole year’s worth of Rookie Mom Challenges. And she doesn’t even know us personally. Wow! *** I don’t really know how I stumbled upon the Rookie Moms blog a few days before my due date […]
It’s all been said before: breastfeeding is natural and beautiful and we should be able to do it whenever and wherever baby is hungry (except in a bathroom, if baby gets hungry in a bathroom, baby should wait a minute). Consequently, I am embarrassed to be embarrassed about nursing. I offer a few anecdotes to […]
Whether you’re a naturally zen mama or a skeptic, I highly recommend learning a few techniques of infant massage (besides, nobody has to see you doing it but a small person who doesn’t speak). You can enjoy some quiet time and get to know your baby’s tiny developing body AND often get the kid to […]
When I was a brand new mommy, I was lucky that my best friend had a baby of her own. Whitney didn’t mind if I talked about sleep, swaddles, and nursing