I spent time navigating the bustling aisles of baby products and services, which ranged from innovative and stylish (nursery decor) to practical (diapers and life insurance).
From the category archives:
Lists and numbers
Our brains just work better in list format. Here, let me list some good ones: 52 adventures for your baby’s first year, 13 questions to ask instead of “Are you pregnant?”, 8 flexible jobs for Stay-at-home-moms, and 52 super places to take a busy toddler.
As I document year after year, I am a bit obsessed with family holiday cards. (See the ones I actually sent out in 2011.) I love receiving them, so I feel obligated to send them. This isn’t an obligation I resent, actually. I look forward to selecting them and mailing them out. I realize MANY people […]
This post was sponsored by Well Beginnings. I want to thank Well Beginnings for inviting me to experience their new diaper line at a daytime party filled with happy babies and holiday treats. This early Christmas party got me thinking about the joys and stresses of having a brand new baby at the holidays! So, […]
Many of you have followed our list of 52 things to do with a baby and are hungry for more. What happens after Week 52? Voila. 52 things to do with toddlers! More weekly challenges and ideas. Toddlers possess the amazing ability to simultaneously demonstrate knowledge about how the world works AND cluelessness about their […]
Gulp! My friend Natalie is forcing me to admit that not everything under the sun can be found on Amazon. Natalie Gordon, mom of two young boys and founder of BabyList, shares her favorite registry picks from all over the Internet. At BabyList you can put Any Thing from Any Where on your registry, so why […]
For rainy or snowy days with little kids, you don’t have to be stuck inside counting the minutes until your partner gets home. There are at least 49 things more fun to do together! Let me explain. Yes, I realize my daughter might not forgive me for this picture later in life. But she was […]
We’ve totally done the rented-venue birthday party, but learned that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to give your child a special memory to mark his or her new age. Even a real party with activities, favors, and treats can be achieved for a low price. Our best efforts to save money […]
It is no secret I love the book, Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids; I absolutely inhaled it when I first read it and laughed as I learned new solutions to old pesky problems. Before we celebrated with a launch party playdate, I had already read the whole thing and implemented a bunch of […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]