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This is what we’re all about, tracking, counting, recording, measuring…

Tech Tuesday: Build healthy habits with Lift

June 4, 2013

I’m a list-maker and a score-keeper; sometimes it’s all I can do to NOT literally track everything I do that is measurable. I have learned over time, for example, that it is really really best not to count who changes how many diapers in a marriage. But for good habits, it is nice to see […]

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How much do you pay your babysitter?

May 30, 2013

This post was sponsored by UrbanSitter. The answer to how much you pay a sitter varies greatly depending on a lot of factors. One of the biggest is geography! Sometimes — when the rate feels too low or high — I need to whisper it rather than speak the number out loud. But let’s get […]

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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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Superfun gift idea: Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects

May 23, 2013

Mike Adamick is a San Francisco Dad that we’ve known since his first grader was a baby. We featured her doing normal baby stuff for a day, and I still love that post. In addition to thoughtful essays, his blog is stuffed full of creative adventures, crafty projects, and homemade clothing that he makes for […]

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Tech Tuesday: How to read blogs without Google Reader

May 14, 2013

Got RSS? If you have a Google Reader account full of blogs you like to read, like I do, you probably already know that this feature of Google will be going away soon. Because I like so many blogs on Facebook, this news is not quite as devastating to me as it might have been […]

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Tech Tuesday: Make a super easy video storybook

May 7, 2013

If you’ve ever lost your enthusiasm for reading the same story over and over, you’ll appreciate our guest Abbi’s discovery. She sent this tip to us as an alternative to letting YouTube read to your child. I was first introduced to A Story Before Bed via the Nursery that I work for here in Dubai […]

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Tech Tuesday: Diggity for digging through social media

April 30, 2013

Here’s the common situation: A super smart friend, let’s call her Julie, who always has easy cooking shortcuts when I go to her house, posted a question on Facebook asking about family dinner ideas. I remember that I loved at least five of the ideas Julie’s friends shared in the comments, but now I can’t […]

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Tech Tuesday: Geeky apps to get you outside with baby

April 23, 2013

Geeky moms and dads need to leave the house too, right? While I love seeing you here on the blog, I want you to get fresh air and sunshine. If you need someone to give you some points for your effort, try one of these apps to gamify your outings. Geo-location apps turn walks with […]

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Tech Tuesday: Photostream explained

April 16, 2013

Some photos are not quite worthy of Facebook, but are must-sees to extreme enthusiasts of your child. That’s why my husband and I set up a few Photo Streams on our iPhones. A photo stream is simply an album that can be shared with a group. The photos are located in the cloud, so no […]

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Gabbing on giggle.com: Baby naming

March 27, 2013

On giggle.com, where we contribute a couple of times each month, an article about baby names caught my eye: 22 Baby Naming Rules Worth Following. The “rules” were submitted by parents who were surveyed, and most make sense to me. See: No yooneek spellings.  Name your son (or daughter) Peyton or even Payton.  But not […]

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Tech Tuesday: An easy way to keep track of kid quotes

March 26, 2013

My daughter has a wonderful knack for inventing words. “Waggy”, if you don’t know, is an adjective that describes wide-leg pants, such as men’s-styled pajama bottoms. On Pajama Day at preschool, you might think twice about wearing your waggy jammies, because if you want to climb a lot, they may get in your way. All […]

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MVP baby shower gift: medicine cabinet supplies

March 22, 2013

I’ve seen a lot of baby gifts in the past ten years and many have made me oooh and ahh — and even wish for another baby to wrap in that cute sling — but none have seemed as thoughtful and sensible as a tupperware container filled with medical supplies that I saw given by […]

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