Ode to why I’m a better mom because of the bouncy seat: I’m fun, I have hands, I don’t stink, I cook, I have friends, and I eat food.
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If you need a little help getting happy, we have lots of ideas, tricks, and mantras!
If YOU are yelling all the time or not exactly the mom you want to be, help yourself get better. A gift for myself that is a gift for them. Therapy…
If I had Kaylie F’s address, I’d send her a gigantic gold star because she is beating down the list of Rookie Moms Challenges like nobody’s business. I love seeing all her victories on Instagram; she tags them with #rookiemoms to let us know what she’s up to. Let’s review a few of her highlights: […]
Friend and fellow blogger, Jill Krause from BabyRabies, traveled to three cities to meet with these seven women to help tell their stories and put faces to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She says, “I could not be more proud of this video, or more humbled to have listened to these women tell their stories […]
As part of my 101 things in 1001 days, I’m taking on another challenge: Can I be happy for 100 days in a row? Yes, it is a list within the bigger list… good thing I love lists! Day 1 of the #100happydays project. Me & @alecflett on a lazy river #californiagreatamerica #100daysofhappy A photo […]
Rachel Tucker, a mom and family therapist in my community reached out to us with an offering of some best practices for managing the stress of new parenthood. She conducts home visits for new parents who are experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety. “It’s such a common experience during the first year of parenting and many […]
Both of us Rookie Moms have parents who were divorced before we were in preschool, and both of us want to have long epic marriages that last for 50 or 70 years (long after our diaper-wearing boys are out of the house). In that vein, here are some of our best tips for looking out […]
Becoming a mother was a huge shock for me, and not just in the good way. I felt surprisingly bad at it and I found myself saying stuff like, “New motherhood is like heartbreak; everyone says it’s hard but until you actually go through it, you have no idea how hard it can be.” I was rocked to […]
Thanks to Oakland, CA mom of three Chantal Laurie Below for this guest post about discovering what really matters in a nanny. As first-time parents, we hired a nanny with no understanding of what we needed. Sure, we wanted someone loving and CPR-certified; the ability to drive was a plus. But, we’d been parents for […]
This is me trying to take a little bit of control of my own destiny for Mother’s Day. Is that so wrong? My husband knows what I want on Mother’s Day to a T, and he does his very best for me: little people are extra friendly; we all eat brunch; he fields the dirty […]
Sometimes, when I feel like too many things are being expected of me, my stomach gets tied up in knots. I want to be able to cross everything off my list, make everyone happy, and have some down time. I have trouble knowing where to start when the day looks like a huge tangle of […]
I had never even considered the idea of coloring books for adults until a few weeks ago, when Jessica Ashley mentioned that they help keep her focused on long conference calls. Wait, what? That’s awesome! I asked her for some recommendations and before I knew it, I had bought myself two coloring books and a […]