Thanks to Courtney from Bowdenisms for this guest post. “Is this the mom’s group?” She was shy, nervous, and almost eclipsed by the gigantic stroller/baby carrier/diaper bag she was struggling to navigate between the tables at the grocery store cafe. I assumed there was a baby in that mobile fortress, but it was hard to […]
Twins, baby bunching, third baby, middle child. If you have more than one rookie baby, this section is for you.
The wonderful thing about an almost-nine-month old is that fabulous head control that just screams “put me in a baby jogger and let’s see how fast this thing can go.” Send your partner out for a short run with the jogging stroller and you can catch up on sleep, phone calls, or reading. Make sure […]
Thanks to Oakland mom and non-profit executive Chantal Laurie Below for this guest post. We met through our shared babysitter a few years ago. When she sent me this post and I was so excited about it, I wrote on Facebook that I love when people send us an excellent post just because they have […]
Gina Osher is The Twin Coach in Los Angeles. She bravely writes about some of the uneven feelings that twin parents may experience in hopes of helping other moms who are having the same challenge. One of the fantasies that I had about being a mom of twins is how I would instantly love both […]
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, […]
We introduced The Sleep Rules. I was already obsessed with Healthy Sleep Habits Happy Child for solving infant sleep problems, so now preschooler sleep!
Planning a 2nd birthday party? The best second birthday parties are glorified playdates. Add a few special touches to make it seem like a party! Done.
If you’re on vacation, does Santa leave goodies at home or visit your hotel? Does Santa Claus go to the grandparents’ house? Does he do things the same?
When I became pregnant with baby #2 (the one we now call Milo), Whitney asked our friends and scoured the Internets for baby advice for me. The best one about bathing a baby (when you have two under two or even two under three) is “Just bathe the dirtiest one.” We used that tip for […]
I don’t typically have patience for long videos on the web, but this tickled me because it represents such a funny moment in time. First, although this new dad barely knows what he’s doing, he felt compelled to make a “How to” video to show off his skill. Again, he’s not a master of this […]
You know what a lot of people do about two years after they have a baby? They have another one. Is this — or was this — your plan? Making siblings is powerful stuff. Before Scarlett was born, I took a little class helping toddlers prepare for a new sibling. The instructor shared a book […]
This is how I attempt to both empower my child’s independence and my own rest by making self-service food prep a reality. Let’s start with breakfast. I strongly encourage my big boys to make their own cereal in the morning by putting the milk on a low shelf in a container they can easily pour. […]