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 […]
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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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My son is graduating from fifth grade next week and I have earned a diploma. Yes, for me. At this point, I have mad knowledge about what’s required to have a smooth year in elementary school. We have backup lunch boxes in case one is left at school. I have mantras I say to myself when we are late […]
A few years ago my friend Kristen Chase, one half of the duo behind Cool Mom Picks, gave me a word that I’ve since made part of my vocabulary: Dreader. A dreader is someone who looks toward the future with reluctance. This is not about wishing Monday morning would never come or feeling the heaviness of a to-do list […]
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 is a list of flexible jobs for stay-at-home moms, and I’ll acknowledge that for some women, none of them will be a fit. It’s not a list of flexible jobs for women who are lawyers, pilots, pharmacists, or product managers. The idea here is that there are some opportunities to leverage technology to earn […]
Whew. We just spent the morning dodging toddlers chasing bubbles while holding onto a freshly brewed cup of coffee and generally enjoying the company of our Bay Area community embracing one of our favorite people, Asha Dornfest. It was as perfect as it sounds. Big thanks to the Rec Room Cafe for hosting our crowd […]