When Julian was a little guy and I needed to remove my cell phone from his little paws, a decoy cell phone was the way to avoid a mini-tantrum. Save old sunglasses, cell phones, remotes and key chains that are no longer needed in a drawer. To keep le baby busy: pull them out one […]
Faced with all his usual toys, Holden turned toward his faux rattle and rolled it and shook it for 2 days. Here’s how to make this toy from what you have.
Time for the fifth edition of our Very Rookie Summer series. Erin Goettsch shares two different days from her life as mom including her lessons learned the hard way taking a baby swimming. Baby Nathan taught his mama how to treat a baby at the pool; baby Anneliese benefited. Read more from Erin at her […]
If you work away from home, odds are good that commuting back is a rushed frenzied time. If that’s true, you’re ruining it! This is prime-mama-alone time. Take our advice and savor these tiny moments: If you’re driving a short distance: sing a song that takes you back in time. Really belt it out. If […]
If you are willing to put in some time watching other kids, then swapping babies is a great way to get some childcare. Also known as a babysitting coop.
As a mom of five children, Meagan Francis is no rookie. When she launched The Happiest Mom, I invited her to share some of her experience to inspire moms to have more fun during the first years of motherhood. She offers us some tips and reassurance that happy moms put themselves on top of the […]
If you’re running out of ideas and mommy yoga just isn’t doing it for you today, might I suggest a few great scavenger hunts to shake things up? Grab a diaper (and all that other stuff) and hit the road. Go on an alphabet walk: Take a walk with your baby and your camera. Shoot […]
Whitney and I both love Picante. But sometimes you want to go to a place that feels a little more grown-up. There are fancy restaurants with linen tablecloths and eerie, romantic silence and there are groovy, funky, cool restaurants that make you feel like an adult again while being a sensory treat for your older […]
Let’s stay realistic, bubble blowing is not something that you can build your whole day around.
But, watching your baby react to bubbles IS pretty fun.
Nataly, the CEO and co-founder of Workitmom.com, an online community for working moms, sent me this one. Oh, the big plans many of us make before having kids: I’m going to make my own baby food. I’m never letting my child sleep in a swing or drive her around in a car to make her […]
For those of you not in the business world, this expression, “Eat your own dogfood” means that you should be willing to use the product you’re selling. You know, like “I’m not just the President of the Hair Club for Men… I’m also a member.” Or in this case: Take your own advice. Heather and […]
Over at MuchMoreThanAMom.com, Rylan’s mommy challenges us to finish this sentence and share with each other. I’ll go first, based on an experience from last week: Real moms wish their kid wasn’t sick so that they could go to daycare. Real moms fear they can’t handle ten hours at home with their sick kid.