From the category archives:

Books

We give you our no-BS opinion on many books in the parenting genre from awesome cookbooks for busy parents to the book that tells your mom to step off (but you totally still love and trust her). From fun to serious. Oh, and did we mention, we have a book?!

Makin’ it: Mickey Mouse Pancakes

May 7, 2012

The following idea to make mealtime more fun is an excerpt from our new book Stuff Every Mom Should Know because we think every mom should be armed with such clever tricks up her sleeve. Prepare pancake batter as usual, from scratch or from a box. Using a small ladle or measuring cup, create one […]

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10 things I learned from other parents

May 4, 2012

I get nervous preaching about Stuff Every Mom Should Know because it subtly implies that I know everything that moms need to know. If anything, I frequently tap into my community of moms for their wisdom. Some days, I feel like I am crowd-surfing along on the outstretched arms of my support team. Here are […]

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We give you our no-BS opinion on many books in the parenting genre from awesome cookbooks for busy parents to the book that tells your mom to step off (but you totally still love and trust her). From fun to serious. Oh, and did we mention, we have a book?!

Stuff I like right now: baby feeding edition

April 24, 2012

At seven months old, Sawyer is eating and drinking whatever he can get his mouth on. Still nursing but also bottle-feeding, spoon-feeding, and dabbling in finger food. And, as always, I have some very strong opinions! I have a whole new arsenal of baby feeding products in rotation so wanted to share a few of […]

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How to make a long wait fun

April 18, 2012

The following is an excerpt from our new book Stuff Every Mom Should Know. We’re giving you little tastes of the book all week in hopes you will buy one to keep in your purse for just such situations. And one for the car. Increasingly we all have smart phones loaded with apps, videos, and […]

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We give you our no-BS opinion on many books in the parenting genre from awesome cookbooks for busy parents to the book that tells your mom to step off (but you totally still love and trust her). From fun to serious. Oh, and did we mention, we have a book?!

Comebacks for Unsolicited Parenting Advice

April 17, 2012

The following is an excerpt from our new book Stuff Every Mom Should Know. We’re giving you little tastes of the book all week in hopes that next time you discover your neighbor is pregnant, you’ll buy her a copy for Mother’s Day. Comebacks for Unsolicited Parenting Advice Sometimes a well-meaning stranger cannot help herself […]

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Our new book: Stuff Every Mom Should Know

March 27, 2012

We’re so excited to tell you that our new book is officially out today! Stuff Every Mom Should Know is part of a series from Quirk Books that includes Stuff Every Man, Woman, Husband, and NOW Mom and Dad Should Know. We wrote this book together based on the stuff we’ve learned since becoming moms, […]

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We give you our no-BS opinion on many books in the parenting genre from awesome cookbooks for busy parents to the book that tells your mom to step off (but you totally still love and trust her). From fun to serious. Oh, and did we mention, we have a book?!

Book review: Food for thoughtful parenting

March 1, 2012

As much as I believe all veteran moms really do want to help rookies adjust to their new roles and responsibilities, it’s easy to get snarky, to forget how fragile a new mom is, and understate how overwhelmed we once felt, reducing the whole transition to parenthood to something simple, like “I could never even […]

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Terrific cookbook: Parents Need to Eat Too

February 14, 2012

If I had the chops to write a cookbook, this is exactly the one I’d want to write. It has chapters for one-handed meals (that you can eat with one hand, sadly not cook with one hand), slow cooker dinners, best foods for breastfeeding, and tricks for spreading out the prep among various nap segments. […]

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We give you our no-BS opinion on many books in the parenting genre from awesome cookbooks for busy parents to the book that tells your mom to step off (but you totally still love and trust her). From fun to serious. Oh, and did we mention, we have a book?!

Make this toy: wheelie dog

September 23, 2011

If you’re up for making a quickie toy for your toddler to push around, read on to find out how to make a doggie rolling toy from a simple paper plate. Materials: flimsy paper plate markers or crayons scissors hole punch drinking straw two small empty spools Instructions:

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Breastfeeding resources (notes to self)

September 9, 2011

I scheduled this post before my baby arrived. If you are reading this while nursing, rest assured that I am also either unsnapping my nursing bra or just snapping it back up. Or maybe feeling too lazy to bother clicking it back in place. As such, I’ve collected the combined wisdom of many rookie moms […]

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We give you our no-BS opinion on many books in the parenting genre from awesome cookbooks for busy parents to the book that tells your mom to step off (but you totally still love and trust her). From fun to serious. Oh, and did we mention, we have a book?!

Tutorials: Nursing pillows

September 8, 2011

Most breastfeeders agree that a nursing pillow is a must-have in the first months of motherhood. Whether your loyalties lie with My Breast Friend or the Boppy, you may find that you need to wash the slip cover eventually. Having an extra Boppy cover is not a bad idea. Crafty mamas — or crafty grandmas […]

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Guest post: If I have to tell you one more time

August 10, 2011

Amy McCready is a parent on a mission. After reaching the end of her own rope with conventional methods of discipline with her preschool-aged sons, she got serious about finding alternatives. Fast-forward a dozen years. Now she can hardly remember the last time she raised her voice to yell and she wants all parents to […]

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