We admired this adorable idea from blogger Jen Johnson on Pinterest. What a cute way to capture and share baby news. Keep in mind that her lighting is absolutely perfect and unless you live in a photography studio, yours might be less so. I’m not sure about the painted frame around the whiteboard. Looks like […]
When we first started working with our evening babysitter, Holden was 5 months old. Rather than training her in the art of putting him to bed, we had her come to our house post-bedtime so he was none-the-wiser. As a short-term solution, that was great, but as a long-term solution it was not. If your […]
Catherine Jones is the rookie mom of two year-old BBG triplets (that’s Boy, Boy, Girl, OMG) named Alton, Baxter, and Charlotte. She offered to share some of her lessons learned in the trenches; these are the calming words of wisdom, AKA her Mom-mantras, that she repeats to herself to get through any given situation. We […]
In this video, I talk about why you might want to put your computer or smart phone down during your child’s nap. It’s not about unplugging, though, it’s about recharging yourself, using your downtime to refresh your energy level, your social life, or create mental space. I provide different three ways to spend your time. […]
Days at home alone with a baby can be soooo long. On the bright side, he’s a very captive audience and interested in all your innermost thoughts. Tell your baby about what you are doing to him when you change his diaper, lift him up, feed him. Narrate life’s little adventures when you clip your […]
I have a huge plastic bin of fabric, but have not been interested at sitting at my sewing machine lately. I love all those beautiful colors and patterns that are folded and crumpled in my storage tub, and thought that this project, which I saw featured on MAKE, was an excellent use of them that […]
We’re all about getting out of the house and having more fun with your baby in tow. One could argue that I had another baby just to keep on testing myself.
After returning from a jaunt to Tahoe with his toddler, Ainslie, our friend Doug gave me tips on fun stuff to do in the snow. (That’s right old friends, I’m embarrassed to admit it but snow is something we visit out here — not endure. And we “jaunt”). For the baby set: Walk around with […]
Becky from Oakland, CA sent us this cute suggestion for a keepsake craft. She recently created cardboard crayon drawings of her two daughters on a rainy day. I cut open the box then laid down each girl (one at a time) then I traced them and then we colored them in wearing the outfits they […]
When I saw this “first ornament” tutorial on Wedding Bee, I thought it meant for a baby’s first Christmas, but soon understood that it’s for a couple’s first married Christmas. Why was I reading WeddingBee.com? Who knows. I get easily lost in the Internets. Made from leftover wedding invites, it is a clever and subtle […]
Here’s a fun little activity to squeeze in during naptime this week. Try this suggestion excerpted from the book If You Give a Mom a Martini…100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself to bring back that loving feeling (before its gone gone gone): TOOLS NEEDED: Wedding album and/or video Holy Matrimony! Is that […]
My friend Karen is suggesting that I make fruit leather, toaster tarts, and BUTTER in her new book Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects.