From the category archives:

Month 6

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 […]

Spend more time in bed

For Stay at Home Moms, focus one day this week on getting more rest for you. Don’t get out of your PJs in the morning, and as soon as your baby’s first nap starts, jump back in bed. If you can’t fall asleep, read a magazine. During his/her next nap, take a shower and then […]

Activity #144: Predict the future

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 […]

Activity #142: Soul search

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 […]

Craft some hair clips for you or baby

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 […]

Activity #512: Vent about life as a parent

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 […]

Activity #126: Give your back a break

doug loves the bjorn

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 […]

Activity #410: Create a Tabblo

I read about this on Cool Mom Picks. You can upload pictures or import them from your Flickr account, and assemble them into a collage or scrapbook-like page with captions and borders (I didn’t want any). Then, you can purchase it as a poster, share it with friends, post it to your blog, etc. I […]