Yesterday I texted Heather that I outed us on Instagram as liberal floozies by posting this picture of her in a Pussy Hat and using hashtags like #feminist
When I saw rookie mom Hala’s post on Instagram, I was impressed and inspired by the story she shared about taking her daughter Alana along for a date night. This was not a family date during which Alana would be chilling in a high chair next to her margarita-drinking parents; this was a cocktail dress […]
One way to make sure you get out of the house with your baby is to make a commitment to be somewhere. Taking a class can do that to you.
Kaylie F deserves a gigantic gold star for beating down the Rookie Moms Challenges like nobody’s business. She tags them with #rookiemoms, too.
The Challenge: Swim with your baby Having grown up on an island, everyone around me, including myself, learned to swim very early in life. So, I was thrilled when I saw that taking Weston to a swim class was actually Rookie Mom Challenge #27: Go Swimming! Luckily for everyone involved, Laura already completed this challenge, and […]
Maintaining hobbies, friendships, spontaneity, it all becomes more difficult after baby. That’s why we wrote up 52 challenges for Rookie Moms. In Activity #45, meant for someone with a 9 or 10-month old, we challenge you to “do what YOU want to do”. In other words, don’t go to story time at the library or […]
As a new mom, one of the biggest worries I have is taking Weston into the greater world. I get a little nervous about people responding to him; if he’s crying, or hungry, or needs to be changed, I don’t exactly know all the protocol yet, and that can be daunting. But, as I found, […]
There are so many aspects of being a parent to contemplate. For example, the concept of being a “mom in the world.” How will you, as a mother, act in the world? How will you treat other people’s children? I had to face these big questions when we completed Rookie Moms challenge #32: Patronize your bookstore’s […]
Like they used to say on TV, membership has it’s privileges. Both of the Bay Area children’s museums that I have been to are part of a consortium of Children’s Museums that have reciprocal memberships. This means that if you get a one-year membership at Habitot in Berkeley, for example, you can go to the […]
Being a new parent is all about surprises. Often I think Weston is going to do one thing, and he flips my assumptions on their head and does the total opposite. The other day, for example, we were heading to meet up with a friend and her baby for coffee, but we had a few […]
Just so you know, it is not my fault that these challenges are being presented to you all out-of-order. Please blame Heather. One of the pitfalls of being a working mother is missing out on all of those morning “mommy and me” classes. However, being a teacher, I do get summers off to enjoy a […]
The directions for this challenge say to take your baby in a carrier but I broke the rules and we took our bob stroller. And we didn’t exactly hike through a mountain…but we still went into nature so I’d say this counts. We live in SW Portland, Oregon. Very much in the city limits but […]