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Rainy day activities to make you and baby smile

Activity #196: Shake it at the gym

baby cha cha

The Berkeley YMCA used to have a post-partum hip hop aerobic dance classes where babies watch and participate. It is mesmerizing for babies who never knew mom could be so cool (or, in my case, so uncoordinated). The class is best for pre-crawlers, but if you want to add some chasing to your dance moves, […]

Tech Tuesday: How to exercise without leaving the house

Exercise while baby naps

We all know what jogging strollers were invented for, but that doesn’t mean we feel inspired to use one. Even if it’s outfitted with an insane attachment that promises to increase the efficiency of the workout. (Love Handles run $99.) Maybe it’s -2 degrees outside; maybe your toddler is sleeping; or maybe you simply cannot […]

A highchair worth every penny


My red Tripp Trapp seat by Stokke is still being used by my five-year old on a daily basis. We bought it for her older brother, which means we have used it for every meal at home for at least six years. We love this thing. Since it’s the dead of summer for most of […]

Do you have too many toys?

Do we need to purge our toys?

When I first read this clipping from People magazine that talks about how many toys Americans have, I felt guilty as charged. I thought that my own household probably has tons of toys that don’t get played with at all, and that my children would find it easier to occupy themselves in our house if […]