photo: The Macs Before we get all in a tizzy about first birthday parties and the cuteness you are about to behold, allow me to confess that I think the first birthday party for a baby is optional. Parents doing something momentous to celebrate their own first year of parenthood also seems like a fine […]
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When I have a long stretch of unstructured time, I just about lose my mind. I like to have goals and a to-do list, even if its someone else’s list. Running out of ideas for what to do with your baby during maternity leave? Here is my list of goals for you. Try to choose […]
This post about homemade baby food shortcuts was originally sponsored by BABYBJÖRN. They did not influence the content. I take pride in making my baby fresh pureed homemade food from scratch ingredients sourced locally from the farmers market. Really. But I have 3 kids and a job meaning some days we improvise. Through trial and […]
When I saw rookie mom Hala’s post on Instagram, I was impressed and inspired by the story she shared about taking her daughter Alana along for a date night. This was not a family date during which Alana would be chilling in a high chair next to her margarita-drinking parents; this was a cocktail dress […]
If you’ve ever introduced a breastfed baby to rice cereal, you already know what I’m about to tell you: solid food is constipating for babies.
Wanna just buy one outright? I don’t blame you, I got tired just writing about all these awesome projects. Three super cute (gender-neutral) play kitchens on amazon are Melissa & Doug’s wooden kitchen (more compact) and Kid Craft red retro (more deluxe, also comes in turquoise!!) or this stainless set just like modern times. I also encourage […]
This picture might look more glamorous than our lives really are, but these are actual hand-painted bodysuits made for Holden at Heather’s baby shower, which I hosted. Regular non-crafty friends made several of these in about a half hour. My college friend Meg, an experienced mom and author of The Rug Merchant (link provided for those […]
Our reader Deb wants to know how to introduce formula to her baby, Leah, who has been nursing almost exclusively. We have 3 tips to introduce formula and our other readers have lots more!
The best thing about teens and tweens is that they know everything and are unafraid to share their wisdom. My son doesn’t have a lot of thoughts on babies, but if you are struggling with a toddler at home, he has All The Answers. Just ask him. At age 10, my oldest child had lots of ideas […]
Help kids and babies stay safe from mosquitoes and ticks with pre-treated clothing, chemical bug repellant, and 5 more tips.
Taking a walk outdoors consistently offers mood-changing vibes to cranky little people, even from their earliest days on this planet. Toddlers who can do their own walking do so with more pride outdoors. But at some point, children are not as easily manipulated into going on something as vague as a walk and they want to […]
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