From the category archives:

Month 11

Activity #254: Go to brunch

December 8, 2009

Find a good time between baby’s naps and enjoy a brunch out with your partner or some friends. You want to find a place with wide enough aisles between tables that you can wheel a stroller or walk with a toddler, no fancy table cloths, and a changing table in the restroom. Ambient noise is […]

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Activity #398: Give a sentimental gift

July 21, 2009

Especially if you live in the Boston area, check out the sunrise photos of Joe Gerry He takes a photo every day, so you can purchase one that comes from a date that’s meaningful to you and the recipient. Becky writes that she was given one of his prints of the sunrise the day her […]

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Activity #159: Bike around

June 24, 2009

Those bike trailer thingy-doos are cool, right? My friend Erin has one and it can carry two kids. So fun! Erin has also used the extra space for Target merchandise. Yes, my friend, you can ride your bike to Target with your baby in the trailer and shop your little head off. Isn’t life grand? […]

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Plan a Mommy Playdate

March 16, 2009

During my first pregnancy, I learned the term “NMS” on the BabyCenter message boards. This means “not my style,” as in, “You want to decorate your baby’s room in a rockabilly theme? That sounds like fun, but NMS.” Or, if someone is planning to name their son Clifford, again, fine, but NMS. It’s like, I’m […]

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Activity #183: Find a kid-friendly coffee shop

March 9, 2009

On recent raining days when I’ve been having a very very hard time getting motivated to get out of the house with my sidekick, I have been thinking about how lucky I am to have several baby and toddler-friendly coffee shops to choose from. For me, what makes a coffee shop friendly for parents is […]

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Activity #539: Hit me with your best shot of the summer

August 12, 2008

My daughter’s first summer wasn’t that awesome, to be honest. She was born on the 4th of July, so I was fat and sweaty all summer. I hardly slept. Postpartum, I had enormous breasts that were probably visible from across the bay in San Francisco. I was terrified of being left alone with both of […]

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Activity #311: Play hide and seek

July 22, 2008

I guess this is just advanced peek-a-boo, but we’re filling afternoons with it in my house! It goes like this: Either I crawl on the other side of the couch from Milo calling out, “where’s Mommy?” and wait for him to find me, or he toddles away and I call out “where’s Milo?” and whoever’s […]

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Let baby feed herself

April 30, 2008

AKA “Give your baby a tomato facial” Go on, what are you afraid of? Let your baby really experience her dinner by getting all up in it. To be perfectly honest, I don’t think I could have ever let Holden get this far into his food. Sure, I fed him on the floor and let […]

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Document baby’s birthplace

March 5, 2008

I’m sending you on a scavenger hunt as your activity for the day. Take a picture of your baby that captures the essence of the city or town in which she was born. Maybe a famous landmark is in the background, or maybe she’s sitting on the shoulders of a local celebrity. So far we […]

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Hop into your own children’s book

November 28, 2007

I always thought it would be cool to write a children’s book. Madonna did it a few times, and she’s cool, right? Oh sure… that’s not why she’s cool, but anyway, this story is about me and my baby. I’ve run across a few different companies that help you get your little one really into […]

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Drink more beer

July 29, 2007

I never really cared much for beer (which doesn’t mean I haven’t consumed my fair share of it). I kept trying, though, because a lot of women who I think are cool have a taste for beer. Then something weird happened: I grew a baby inside me, birthed him and began to breastfeed. Next thing […]

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Activity #230: Get your baby a job

January 30, 2007

WANTED! UNEMPLOYED BABIES I saw the ad below for baby scientists in my neighborhood parent newsletter and it inspired me to think of more ways to find work for infants. A few ideas I have for getting your baby a job are: Baby doll: Seek out an expecting couple you know and offer to let […]

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