If you still have that yoga ball around — and you’re not currently using it for ab work — get it out to thrill and impress your baby. We kept ours in Holden’s room for about 22 months — until his new brother was born and the room just got too crowded. Each morning, he […]
Wearing your baby will free your hands to do many wonderful things. If you haven’t tried baby-wearing yet, get on it. We love all the carriers.
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
Take a mini yoga vacation from your crying baby: imagine a tranquil place while you breathe and STRETCH up tall. Details on the pose here.
Have you already heard about the Happiness Project? Gretchen Rubin took a year to test drive every happiness principle, tip, theory, and scientific study to try to see if any of them really worked. In her memoir (now available for pre-order) and blog, she goes into great detail about how each experiment fared in her […]
When I found out I was having a second boy, at first I was shocked. Not that I didn’t want a second boy — I was still totally afraid of little girls (having been mean to my own mom until … ummm, now) — but I grew up in a boy/girl house and I just […]
Meagan, who is a rookie mom to Soren, wrote to us with this suggestion for how to be better about connecting with your friends. I love that is in the true spirit of a geeky girl’s approach to motherhood: As my very understanding friends can attest, I have never been good at keeping in touch. […]
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 […]
How cute is this picture, right? I guess my friend Jennie’s postpartum yoga studio has a bunch of Bumbo seats, and Lukas, Mattias and Bianca couldn’t be more gorgeous models. If you can scout out a place with multiple Bumbo seats, or have a Bring Your Own Bumbo playdate, don’t miss the opportunity to take […]
An enthusiastic reader of this site and our book, Sam, who lives North of the border and blogs at temporarilyme.com, 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. […]
Today I saw an infant carrier whose plastic parts had been stickered by an obviously much older sibling with punk rock and skateboard stickers. The upholstery had a patch sewn onto it, Beastie Boys proudly displayed just above the infant’s head. Very cool, I thought, a car seat with “flare”. Then, I spotted these on […]
What could be better than molten chocolate, some close friends, and very little cleanup? Precious few things, I tell you. I stumbled upon this idea years ago and decided it would be a fun time for at-home, once-baby-is-down-for-the-night socializing. I like to mix dark chocolate and heavy cream in my fondue pot until I am […]