From the category archives:

First Year

Introducing six new rookie moms!

January 27, 2014

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 […]

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7 products for breastfeeding moms that might make your boobs leak

November 1, 2013

When I took a picture of this crystal-studded breast pump, I didn’t realize one could actually order the product. I thought the company had produced it just for fun, to attract attention at a baby products trade show. It worked — I posted it on Instagram and Twitter — so if it was social media […]

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Love letter to my Kindle Paperwhite, plus my favorite recent reads

September 13, 2013

As a child, I was a voracious reader. Maybe because I had no video game console. I enjoyed fiction up through the end of my 20s, studied a bit of literature in college, but by the time I was 30, the Internet had really taken off, offering me more bite-sized magazine-style content than ever, and […]

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Free Father’s Day card from Treat

May 29, 2013

This post has affiliate links. I think you guys know how much easier it is to get cards in the mail if someone else does the mailing. If you missed the free Father’s Day card offer from Treat earlier this week, I have good news for you: the promo code is good until 5/31. If […]

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Book review for new parents: The Wonder Weeks

May 24, 2013

When we posted a list of 9 books for new moms and dads, I left out a book recommended by New Jersey reader Rebecca Cain, The Wonder Weeks because I had never heard of it and wanted to learn more. I asked Rebecca to tell me more about the book and she’s done us all […]

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10 costume ideas for baby’s first Halloween

September 11, 2012

I’ve been saving and pinning images of baby Halloween costumes all year. I wanted to share this early in case you are inspired to order something or start getting crafty. 1. A Yoda hat like the one above can be the starting point for a Star Wars-themed costume. Wrap baby in a cream-colored blanket and […]

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Celeb parents: They wear BABY BJORN baby carriers just like us!

June 28, 2011

This is the second installment of our BABYBJÖRN-sponsored series, and we thought we’d have a little fun with celebrity parents today. We’ve noticed how popular the BABYBJÖRN front carrier is among parents of both genders and have collected a bunch of photos here. source: Aww, Beyonce, we’re proud of you for getting out of the […]

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Goodbye, Very Rookie Summer

September 17, 2010

We have finished up our first series of reader-contributed stories, A Very Rookie Summer. Wasn’t that fun? If you’re just tuning in, you can read through them. Leonora and Willa’s Very Rookie Summer A Very Rookie Summer with Alana + Dan Elizabeth and Zaida’s Very Rookie Summer Deb and Leah’s Very Rookie Summer Erin’s Two […]

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