We received this letter and thought our readers could extend some empathy and perspective to “Kate”, who is having trouble deciding if a second 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 one is turning two […]
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Our reader Deb wants to know how to introduce formula to her baby, Leah, who has been nursing almost exclusively. We have 3 tips to introduce formula and our other readers have lots more!
Thanks to Oakland mom and non-profit executive Chantal Laurie Below for this guest post. We met through our shared babysitter a few years ago. When she sent me this post and I was so excited about it, I wrote on Facebook that I love when people send us an excellent post just because they have […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]