You know those picture frames with three spaces in them? They’re not just for people with three children. They’re for you. Take on the assignment of filling one up with photos that work well together, like these of baby Wallie. Capture your baby’s ability to clap or wave by taking photos in a series. Check […]
Seven months old and bored already? The nerve of some people. If it seems that everyone else’s toys are more fun, find another mom to trade with. Agree to a trade period like 2 weeks and then trade back. If you hang with a bigger posse, call it a toy swap. Everyone brings something that […]
We’re getting ready for a camping trip this weekend, the first time with both the babes. Holden was camping for his first birthday (pictured) and again when I was pregnant (what was I thinking? of course I’m kidding, it was great). As long as we have our coffee, travel Scrabble, and a gang of other […]
While you’re still making all that good fresh baby food, hold a food swap with some other mom friends to introduce your kid to new flavors and broaden his palate. Here’s how: Make a huge double batch of sweet potatoes or winter squash (steam, puree, put in a large tupperware in the fridge) Your pals, […]
Christmas pageant re-enactment starring your baby is a special way to mark baby’s first Christmas. Your baby stars as Baby Jesus. You freak out from afar.
Mother Shock: Loving Every (Other) Minute of It is a collection of essays about the first year of mothering, comparing the experience to the culture shock one experiences when travelling to a foreign country. I like the analogy a lot and I think Heather will like it even more since she and Alec were on […]
Inspired by a very old blog post on now-defunct Friends With a Fish, I share this low-impact craft project. Those favorite baby clothes that you are saving for something (you don’t know what and let’s face it, you’re never going to make that quilt and neither is your mother) can be memorialized yet another way. Take […]
Julian was totally occupied with his swimming pool and some plastic mugs and mixing bowls. I highly recommend this activity.
I love creating something silly and commemorative just because. Since my birthday this year was super lame — oh yeah, I told people that celebrating with a two-week-old meant 3am cupcakes and more birthday to enjoy, but come on — I’m on the lookout for a do-over. Our friend, Mommy Poppins, suggested making a holiday. […]
We tend to both be a little firm on the topic of “No TV” for the babies each for our own reasons, I’m sure. Heather thinks that TV is a scary addiction for babies, not unlike crack. Besides my belief that it’s just not developmentally appropriate for a baby, I think the addiction actually threatens […]
I got a great massage gift certificate as a “congrats for pushing that baby out” gift from a good friend and am sad to admit that it took me many months to get my tired butt in there… don’t do that to yourself. You deserve it. Have your partner watch junior and book a day […]
I have just become aware of this site, and think the self-help junkies among you might love it. Sarah Zeldman is all about *solutions* and her site is called SolutionsForBusyMoms.com. She categorizes her solutions into categories that may speak to you (Work At Home Moms, Toddlers, etc). Sarah is a life coach by profession, who […]