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Dear Rookie Moms

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Reader question: What’s correct social media ettiquette for moms?

December 28, 2013

I thought we could tackle this topic on Facebook, but I also worried some of you wouldn’t want to respond over there because your not-totally-my-real-friends might see your comments. So rest assured what you type into the comments field below is not showing up anywhere and if you like, use a funny pseudonym and a […]

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On creating happy holiday traditions

November 26, 2013

As the Mom of the house, I have become Keeper of the Traditions. Of course, I didn’t seek this position out, but along with Laundress In Chief and Head Grocery Shopper, it just sort of happened. So, how do I make holidays as awesome for my family (and my SELF) as I can year after […]

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Be honest. Are there boogers on your window?

July 31, 2013

“What’s clouding your view of seeing yourself as a good mom?” asks our guest writer today. Jen Berlingo, MA, LPCC, ATR, says there seems to be a shared sentiment among the moms she know, and it boils down to this: “Why does motherhood come so naturally to everyone else, when I’m just struggling through it […]

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Levi’s birth story: Driving 100 MPH down the highway

December 5, 2012

Five years ago, I received two incredible emails on the same day, both from men whose wives are my friends, describing the surprising delivery stories of their children who were born the day before. Last month, we shared one of them: Sabine’s birth story, which took place just outside the doors of the hospital. I […]

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Dear Rookie Moms, What stroller will accommodate my third child?

July 9, 2012

Dear Rookie Moms, My twin boys will be just under 2.5 when number 3 arrives, and because we walk most everywhere I am hoping to find some kind of stroller situation to accommodate everyone and I am stumped! Any suggestions would be so appreciated! Best, Jaime What words of wisdom do you guys have for […]

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Dear Rookie Moms, Should I have a second child?

October 4, 2011

We received this letter and thought our readers could extend some empathy and perspective to “Kate”, who is having trouble deciding if another child is in the cards for her and her husband. I wrote her a note below, but I hope you’ll respond as well. Dear Rookie Moms, My little girl is turning two […]

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How to fit more kids in one room

April 20, 2011

Dear Rookie Moms readers, Hey, you guys! We need some help with this letter. Actually it was a comment on our post 2 in a room (or not). Please read and share your best advice for squeezing three little kids in one room (or not!) in the comments. We thank you and Amanda thanks you! […]

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Dear Rookie Moms, maternity leave is ending

January 5, 2011

Dear Rookie Moms, I have had 4 glorious months of maternity leave and am returning to full-time work in the first week of January. We have child care arranged and a steadily growing stash of pumped milk in the freezer. I would love to know what other rookie (and veteran!) moms did to ease back […]

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Dear Rookie Moms: How to introduce formula

December 14, 2010

My friend Deborah, who works full time in the San Francisco area, was ready to kiss her pumping days bye bye. As a dutiful pumper, she had amassed a tremendous supply of breast milk in her freezer and had not yet spent her hard-earned money on formula. She asked how to introduce it to her […]

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Guest post: Fear of leaving the house with twins

November 29, 2010

Gina Osher, aka The Twin Coach, shares this lesson about confidence for new moms. Many women are overwhelmed by parenthood; mothers of multiples are sometimes even more so. After our twins were born, I found myself so afraid to fail at any aspect of motherhood that I simply chose to run from it.  I avoided […]

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Dear Rookie Moms, What are your beauty secrets?

April 12, 2010

Um, we have none, so we must turn this over to someone who knows about such things.  A request came in for us to make some recommendations for how to look like you’ve gotten a full night of sleep and haven’t had your skin and hair ravished by monstrous hormonal changes over a long period […]

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Dear Rookie Moms, I need help with maternity clothes shopping

January 22, 2010

Hi there readers, we have another friend and reader email to share. This is what Jenny really said and what I told her. Sound off in the comments with your best tips and advice for maternity clothes shopping. Dear Rookie Moms, I know I should read the blog from beginning to end, but in the […]

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