From the category archives:

Month 6

Eating my own dogfood, months 4 to 6

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If you’ve visited RookieMoms.com before, you might know that we’re all about getting out of the house and having more fun with your baby in tow. We started this site as our own brainstorm of fun things to do and we just couldn’t stop. One could even argue that I had another baby just to […]

One rookie mom’s 5 favorite baby items

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Meredith is a grad school dropout, military wife, stay at home, over-thinking mom who started a podcast and blog over at overthinkingmom.com to amuse herself and, hopefully, others. She shared her five favorite babycentric inventions with us.  If you’d like to share yours, send an email to moms at rookiemoms dot com. I’ve been a […]

Halloween cuteness

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This is my favorite format of a Mom’s Group picture, so I am reposting it from last year. If you have the chance to imitate it, please do! I saw this photo on the Facebook page of a former co-worker and he gave me permission to publish. Thanks, Rookie Dad Eric!

Take some great pictures

Have you taken black and white photos of your baby yet? Put her on a solid colored blanket on your bed and stand on the bed, looking down at her. Then, get down at her level and take some close ups. Take some of her hands and feet, too. Outdoor light also makes for great […]

6 sanity savers for cold days

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While you are reading this, I am driving from Yosemite back to my house in Berkeley. Therefore, I wrote this post in advance. We bloggers can be sneaky that way. I’m surely suffering a little case of family-gatherings-mostly-take-place-indoors-especially-when-you’ve-rented-a-cabin-in-the-winter, so I bring you a few thematically linked posts. All intended to help fight the Stir Crazies. […]

Activity #147: Take an extra walk

Pedometer assignment: double your average steps today. You might have to take an extra walk. Maybe you can take your extra walk by yourself when your partner gets home from work. Yes, you can take a walk in the dark. Stick to well-travelled routes and wear white if you do. You don’t have a pedometer? […]

Activity #189: Trick baby into napping

Poor little guy, he thinks we're gonna play

When Holden was six months old, we were still doing about 3 to 4 naps each day. But once in a while, Holden would have an I-hate-Mondays and I-won’t-nap-for-you protest thing. After the requisite nap routine (dim lights, cuddle, story, milk), fussing, talking, diaper “situations”, I often gave up and played with him for a […]