From the category archives:

Month 4

Activity #14: Model new outfits

Continue to try on all the new outfits you got as gifts, no matter how silly you think they are, and photograph him in the clothes before he outgrows them. Remember to take pictures when outfit is fresh (it took me 3 tries on this outfit and I finally dressed him in the living room […]

Activity #409: Customglam your baby

Ok, I realize this post doesn’t meet any Rookie Mom goals. It’s not cheap, free, or crafty. It doesn’t get you out of the house or help you socialize with friends. It doesn’t liberate your body from baby-holding for a chunk of time so that you can do what you want to do. It doesn’t […]

Rise to the challenge

An enthusiastic reader of this site and our book, Sam, who lives North of the border and blogs at, is hosting a weekly challenge on her site. She has acknowledged that being a new mom of two is just as intimidating as being a rookie when it comes to getting out of the house. […]

Wrap your baby and stay warm

Kendra from ShoppingForTwo sent this suggestion to us last year. She wrote: Keep yourself and your baby snuggly warm this winter by making your own baby carrier. I learned how to make this just a week before my baby was born and not only is this the most comfortable baby carrier, but it’s also the […]

Activity #107: Have some adult conversation

In my house, Alec and I challenge each other to come up with one “outside” topic to discuss over dinner. This could be world news or neighborhood gossip, but it cannot be about the contents of diapers. If you’re really up for the challenge, find THREE topics to bring to dinner… if you’re hanging out […]