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Love or Shove: Amazon diapers?

Amazon diapers for prime babies

Wow! Amazon launched their own diapers today, designed for monthly delivery. Who’s gonna try it? On the LOVE side, we’re kind of already big fans of the service and middle-of-the-night shopping fix app. On the UNDECIDED side, diapers gotta be awesome to get me to switch to a new brand. Tell us what you think […]

Happy 9 Year Blogiversary!

About the Rookie Moms

Hi there, allow me a moment to reflect. We’ve been friends since 1997 and moms since 2004. Upon discovering that babies don’t suggest, “Hey mom, let’s go out and get you some new jeans and a latte,” we decided to take matters into our own hands and make a list of all the fun places […]

Activities for new moms: 52 weekly challenges

Rookie Moms Challenges: weekly adventures for new moms

Why these challenges? Our own experience with unstructured time and a small baby tells us that having an activity planned or a project for the day is tremendously helpful in passing the time. When your partner gets home from work or you hop on the phone with your sister, instead of talking about length of […]

Introducing six new rookie moms!

New moms share their adventures on RookieMoms.com

As Heather and I have given away all of our maternity clothes, donated our front carriers to friends and neighbors, and deemed our families “complete”, we thought it was time to bring in some voices from the frontlines of baby-having. We were thrilled by pretty much every submission we got, and asked some folks to […]

Are you an adventurous new mama-to-be with a blog?

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If you have a baby bump; a penchant for chronicling your escapades; and a camera, we should really talk. Rookie Moms is about celebrating what’s fun (and real!) about the early years of motherhood. Since our own babies have dared to get bigger, we are currently looking for expectant moms (or moms with babies who […]

Most popular baby names of 2013

Top Baby Names of 2013

BabyCenter.com released the results of its annual Baby Names Survey and the Top 100 Baby Names of 2013, based on the names of 555,000 babies born in 2013 to moms registered on the BabyCenter website. Since my brother is expecting a baby TOMORROW (induction scheduled for tonight) and the baby’s planned name is Jaxon, I […]

Just say YES to holiday stress

How to say YES to holiday stress

This post on reducing stress was sponsored by Pediacare as part of a continuing series on wellness. The holidays will officially begin when my mom arrives for Thanksgiving week. We’ll slide down a rabbit hole of sugar castles, half marathons, turkey dinners, and chaos that continues on through New Year’s Day. And somewhere in there, […]