From the category archives:

Month 4-6

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5 great date nights that don’t require a babysitter

July 24, 2013

I’m a firm believer that new parents need to figure out a way to get out of the house and have some dates. Best case scenario, that’s only one night a week. More realistically, that’s one night a month. Or never. So, what about all those other nights? Here are five fun date-night ideas that […]

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My Year of Rookie Mom Challenges

June 21, 2013

I am so humbled to present this guest post by reader Jenn. A first-time mom in Toronto, she completed the whole year’s worth of Rookie Mom Challenges. And she doesn’t even know us personally. Wow! *** I don’t really know how I stumbled upon the Rookie Moms blog a few days before my due date […]

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Activity #102: Photograph your baby ALONE alone

June 6, 2013

Chelsea Day and her husband, Nate, have a special ritual whenever they’re alone with the baby for any length of time. They take pictures of their little one alone like alone alone (dare I say abandoned?) and text them to each other. We met Chelsea at the Mom 2.0 conference on a bus and she […]

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Put your babe in a mug

April 17, 2013

Follow the hashtag #babeinamug on Instagram and you’ll quickly see that this is a Thing. Thanks to the clever blogger MommyShorts, who composed the collage above, babies and mugs are being photographed with this perspective trickery — and shared on social media. If you are able to capture such a shot and participate in this […]

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Activity #20: Narrate your day

April 16, 2013

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 […]

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Activity #196: Shake it at the gym

March 23, 2013

The Berkeley YMCA used to have a post-partum hip hop aerobic dance classes where babies watch and participate. It is mesmerizing for babies who never knew mom could be so cool (or, in my case, so uncoordinated). The class is best for pre-crawlers, but if you want to add some chasing to your dance moves, […]

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Activity #575: Make a taggie monster

February 7, 2013

How cute is this DIY softie? Our new bloggy and RL (that’s, real life people!) friend Wendy made this adorable “taggie monster” for her baby son, Auggie, and it was too flipping adorable not to share. Apparently the design came to her in a dream. Cool. Milo is in a very loving phase right now […]

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Forget learning how to sew; make a fabric collage with glue

January 30, 2013

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 […]

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Tech Tuesday: How to exercise without leaving the house

January 22, 2013

We all know what jogging strollers were invented for, but that doesn’t mean we feel inspired to use one. Even if it’s outfitted with an insane attachment that promises to increase the efficiency of the workout. (Love Handles run $99.) Maybe it’s -2 degrees outside; maybe your toddler is sleeping; or maybe you simply cannot […]

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Activity #70: Fly solo (or how to fly alone with a baby)

December 18, 2012

We originally ran this guest post SEVEN YEARS AGO thus the babies in this story are now in 2nd grade. Even if this isn’t an activity you’ll do today, you might find yourself on an airplane sometime this year. Before turning one year old, Holden had flown cross-country at 3 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, […]

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Makin’ it: pretty, simple circle mobile

June 11, 2012

I saw this adorable and super simple mobile on Sew She Sews and really wanted to share it. Jaime chose coordinating circles of fabric and stitched them together to form this hanging nursery decoration. So cute, right? I think this sort of mobile hung high above the changing table might just be the thing to keep […]

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Why the bouncy seat makes me a better mom

May 31, 2012

Before having a baby, I had a very clear idea of what kind of mom I would be. Having read Babywise at the advice of a childless friend, I knew I would put my newborn on a schedule and fill my maternity leave with useful pursuits like crossing items off my to-do list and initiating […]

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