Brrr. We had a cold snap in Berkeley last week complete with frost on the grass and snow in the hills. I’ve become such a weather wimp since moving to the Bay Area from Chicago a dozen years ago that I had a hard time leaving the house. If you have a baby in the […]
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? […]
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 […]
File this one under silly. I know from my five Music Together classes that it is important to infuse more music, singing, chanting, and scarf-play into our daily lives. So, I challenge you to integrate these activities into your day today. I discovered this silly trick with my childhood best friend, Monica (as adults). For […]
For Stay at Home Moms, focus one day this week on getting more rest. Stay in your PJs, and as soon as your baby’s first nap starts, jump back in bed.
Carolyn organized her own baby food coop. As long as your steaming and smashing broccoli, why not make enough for the neighborhood and be done with it?!
I read this in a magazine recently. You can get a sense of your baby’s future height based on the heights of the two biological parents. For boys, add 5 inches to mom’s height. Your son will be between that height and his daddy’s height. For girls, subtract 5 inches from her dad’s height. Your […]
Has being a mom become your only hobby? Spend today thinking about what other hobby you would like bring back to your life or start, and make a plan to get into it. I like to make stuff and read about making stuff on craft blogs. It took me a while to get back into […]
Could these hair barrettes BE any cuter? No, I don’t think so. AngryChicken has a full tutorial about making a felted “sleeping bag” for these baby hair clips and then adorning them with buttons so they stay put. In my house, I’m a constant hair clip wearer (and thus, loser of hair clips). Sometimes my […]
I love being a mom. Of course I do. Would I spend this much time blogging and writing a book about enjoying motherhood if I didn’t strongly identify with my momness? I freely admit, however, that this new hobby job role does take away from my pre-mom hobbies, including the hobby that was my husband […]
Friends without babies love to wear the front carrier. Let them — 6-month olds are heavy! Ask a friend or sibling if they want to “wear the baby” while you are out and about. Look how how happy my friend Doug was in this picture to be wearing my son around. Deliriously. A few weeks […]
Yes, your emotions are on a roller coaster; now your baby can be too. My friend Jeanine makes herself into a human roller coaster for baby Pepper. This is how to do it yourself: Lie on your back Curl your legs up with baby on your shins (on her tummy) Rock on your back to […]