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 […]
From the category archives:
Having 2+ kids
Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.
We’ve totally done the rented-venue birthday party, but learned that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to give your child a special memory to mark his or her new age. Even a real party with activities, favors, and treats can be achieved for a low price. Our best efforts to save money […]
I have what is frequently called “one of each”. That is, my two children are two different genders. Sometimes I cannot suppress my desire to gift them matching outfits, but it’s not easy to source these things. Old Navy does not release the same print across all their sizes categories at the same time. Believe […]
Thanks to BabyBjӧrn for sending Karen a Baby Carrier One Outdoors just in time for her trip to Malaysia and Bali with a six-month old. I have two young kids, but we are not really a stroller kind of family. We live on a very steep hill in busy San Francisco and there are lots […]
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.
Baby and beach is not always a perfect combination. Sandy and hot with no place to safely put baby down. Check out this hack: use a travel crib!
This past Thursday, when Alec had his Dad’s Night Out, I decided to really roll the dice and take both toddlers (age one and two) out to a restaurant by myself. It was pretty fun. I tried to call it our Big Adventure, but Holden said we shouldn’t call it a ‘venture. So I asked, […]
I have learned this the hard way: the more annoying my kid is acting, the more he needs a big HUG! Of course, babies need and deserve hugs all the time. I’m talking about the bigger ones who call me a Poopy Head and are beyond being carried around, which would, of course, provide numerous hugging […]
My 8-year old has been selling Girl Scout cookies out of our plastic Radio Flyer wagon this month. I get a little hit of that delicious pride-of-parenting feeling each time she says, “Have a nice day!” to a customer. But there’s another emotion, too. I feel deep consumer satisfaction from having owned this wagon for […]
A couple months back, my family kicked off weekly dinner dates for one-on-one kid-parent combinations. Every Tuesday night, a pair of us has a night out together while the rest of us eat at home. Because we are five busy people with two parents and three children, I geeked out to make a formal six-week rotation and plugged it into […]
It started off as a rather routine argument about when it would be ok to start hanging out with his friends more when we came up with a revolutionary idea. You see, my husband has been almost saintlike in both his get-home-from-work-at-sixness and his willing-to-let-me-go-outness since we had our second baby. He really wants me […]
We are so happy to congratulate our friend, Karen, on the birth of baby Alessandra last week. Karen is wearing this totally cute nursing tank sent to us by You! lingerie Baby Allie is already an eating and sleeping champ. Big brother, Laz, is hoping he can feed her a bottle soon to get in […]