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.

Quirky product I love: the Bjorn Cape

June 24, 2013

I guess it’s technically called BabyBjorn Cover for Baby Carrier and not a Cape, but I need to recommend this nice-to-have number for the following real-life situations that I encountered while toting my baby in his carrier: Nap = worth weight in gold. I’m at Studio Grow or Music Class with the big one and […]

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Night One: Operation Three Kids Sharing A Room

June 24, 2013

Our older sons, now 6 and 8, have been sharing a bedroom since the little one was 5 months old. Though their nighttime whispers break my strict “NO TALKING” policy, I think that their relationship is stronger for it. [See From nursery to big boy room] And then we had another baby. First Sawyer slept […]

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Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.

5 tips for a cheap(er) third birthday party

May 15, 2013

From the oldies files! We threw a real birthday party for Holden this year and we tried to do it on the cheap. The funny thing was that we had a great plan — some of it was even well-executed — and we still spent more than $150. Ouch! I think with hindsight, I could […]

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Two kids in a room. Or not.

May 3, 2013

We are at a conference for the rest of the weekend, so I am re-posting this one from a couple years ago. Heather and I both live in Berkeley where houses are small, and expensive nonetheless. Our neighboring city Oakland is pretty much the same.  If you’ve seen the show Parenthood, which is set here, […]

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Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.

Bedtime at my house (with 3 kids)

April 25, 2013

This post about putting my children to bed was sponsored by Huggies. We recently asked our fabulous facebook community what you’d like to read from us and Kristal said “Bedtime routines, specifically for multiple kids of varying ages and stages without going nuts.” Welp, Kristal, this one’s for you though I can’t promise the without […]

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World travel with toddlers

April 15, 2013

My friends, Magnus and Cheryl, are amazing nomads who have been around the world and back only to set off again with a baby and another time with two toddlers. They have chronicled their journeys, triumphs and tantrums on a blog, with loads of tips on touring the world with young kids. Since they’re expecting […]

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Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.

A long-winded tale of two bunk beds

February 15, 2013

At ages five and seven-and-three-quarters years old, my children were sleeping in matching toddler beds from IKEA. On one hand, I thought “Poor Julian. Almost eight and still sleeping in the tiny bed he got when he was three.” And on the other hand, I thought, “Kids in other countries don’t even have their own […]

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Makin’ it: Photo ornaments for any year

December 10, 2012

When I unpacked this 2010 ornament (below), I felt bummed out that I hadn’t made one for last year, 2011, when the boys were all in their matching jammies and Sawyer was barely out of his fourth trimester. The prior year, in an “I have my shit totally together” moment, I created this ornament on […]

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Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.

Boys club interview: Amalah, mom of 3

November 16, 2012

Amy Corbett Storch is the mom of three little guys living in the DC area and a busy blogger for amalah.com, mamapop, and alphamom among others. In addition to writing about realistic post-partum outings, she also said she liked our book once in her cool pregnancy countdown. I love what she shared in this profile […]

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Rookie mom holiday confessions

November 12, 2012

Did you notice that the very second Halloween was over the holiday mayhem was already in progress? I suppose it makes sense because Thanksgiving is as early as it can possibly be. And, well, once that’s over, IT’S ALREADY CHRISTMAS. “Black Friday” even starts on Thursday. Seriously. While I’d love to share my tips about […]

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Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.

Sawyer’s birth story: cholestasis causes early induction

November 9, 2012

It’s Birth Story week. If you’re new here, my third baby Sawyer was born in 2011. Whereas Holden’s birth was a highly scientific 44-hour ordeal and Milo’s was a quick and easy four-hour walk in the park, Sawyer split the difference at 24 hours and a new kind of medical drama. The pregnancy had new […]

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Milo’s birth story: fast, friendly, and funny

November 8, 2012

It’s Birth Story week.  If you’re new here, Milo was born in 2007. Spoiler alert: This is the birth story every mom dreams of — kinda — it starts with a party, includes some laughs along the way, has a happy ending with a healthy baby and a whole pie! This time I was most […]

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