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Geeky

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How to email your baby and not screw it up

March 12, 2014

Years ago when my son was an infant, we set up an email address for him. It’s his first and last name at gmail.com. We thought it was nice to reserve that for him before hundreds of other Julians thought to nab it. We began sending him messages about his adventures on this planet, and […]

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Motherhood changes everything, but what, specifically?

February 13, 2014

Whitney and I attended the 21st Century Mom Insights Discussion at Babycenter yesterday and this is something we wanted to share with you.  Motherhood changes everything. We know this fact but what does it mean in real terms? Yes, I could go on about how it changed my feet, my hair, my sleep but that’s […]

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Activity #94: Send a message via diapers

February 12, 2014

I love ParentHacks.com; the site offers tons of clever suggestions from readers with kids of all ages. This is one of my favorite parent hacks, and I think it’s a sweet, simple Valentine’s Day gesture: Pass secret messages on diapers. The parent/hacker who submitted it wrote: The other day after “school” I was surprised at […]

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When babies are addicted to screens

January 7, 2014

Sometimes I post things and I let you be the judge. But today I can’t help myself. This baby seat from Fisher Price, called the Apptivity Seat, features a mirror for baby to look at that is designed to be popped open and replaced with an iPad. In case you want your baby to play […]

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{Sponsored} Virtual gift idea: Snarf up as many books as you want with Scribd

December 12, 2013

Thanks to Scribd for sponsoring this post, but it was already my idea to uncover the latest and greatest clutter-free holiday gifts. I love to read fiction, but I also have a habit of buying and adding to my wish list loads of craft books. I have so many craft books, I briefly considered starting […]

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This one goes out to the parents who replace jackets each week

December 9, 2013

This post is inspired by my son and sponsored by eBay. One of my children loses his jacket A LOT. Like a lot a lot. Consequently, I have developed a few tricks for both keeping track of his layer and replacing it wisely. Here are my best practices: Goodbye black hoodie, hello neon. Buy only […]

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How we geeked out on watching our baby sleep (with giveaway!)

December 4, 2013

Thanks to VTech and the new Safe & Sound® Pan & Tilt Full-Color Video & Audio Monitor for sponsoring this post and offering one up for you (see below). One of the earliest taglines of this website was “the geeky girls guide to the first year of motherhood” because of our dedication to counting, measuring, and […]

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Lightsabers + brats: a tale of two quirky, affordable dates

November 5, 2013

This post was sponsored by HowAboutWe, a date-planning service for couples. Alec and I usually try to squeeze in at least one date night each month, whether we have the energy for it or not. I loved taking HowAboutWe for Couples for a test drive because they helped us out of our usual datenight rut. […]

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Moms are obsessed with their phones and there’s data to prove it

October 24, 2013

The smart phone is a glorious thing. No longer are we tethered to desks or home phones if we are waiting for a call or message. Our purses and diaper bags are not weighed down with cameras or address books. Our wallets are not made thick with baby pictures. Instead we have twitchy thumbs and […]

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5 science projects for preschoolers

October 2, 2013

These fun do-at-home experiments that encourage our girls and boys to LOVE science were suggested by our local friend, Cara, and we can’t wait to try them! I was never much of a science person growing up. Our four-year old daughter, on the other hand, has long loved it. We are doing all we can […]

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One day this Summer, a geeky mom looks back

August 27, 2013

  Click to see larger I couldn’t resist snapping a picture when the day rolled around that my children hit these specific ages. Holden was 21.5 months old when Milo was born (and now Sawyer is that age); Holden was 6.5 years old when Sawyer was born (and now Milo is that age). Nerd-tastic, right? […]

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Tech Tuesday: Watch tv shows with friends

August 6, 2013

One of my favorite people that I’ve never met is Laura Case. She found our blog when she was pregnant with her boys Nate and Alex, and we’ve been following each other for the past six or seven years. She is the author of a guest post that offered great comfort to twin moms, and […]

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