Let me break it down for you. Buying an 18-inch tall doll is surprisingly complex because American Girl dolls are part of an irresistible world.
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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.
I recently wrote about how (and when) to choose a great maternity and nursing bra, but I thought I’d offer up my favorite nursing bras for different scenarios. If I’ve missed one of your favorites, let me know! The Workhorses These are your everyday bras – not the cutest or sexiest, but you’ll wear them […]
My pediatrician kindly told me the truth about nursing: Sometimes, it just hurts. This, after the lactation consultants and the breastfeeding advice websites repeatedly exclaiming, “You’re doing it wrong! It shouldn’t hurt! If it hurts, you’re doing it wrong!” I needed to know that I wasn’t doing it wrong. Some pain is normal. I was […]
We have a guest post today! Laurie and I were co-workers three hundred years ago (in Mom Time) and as I watched her Facebook posts come through since she became a mom, I was impressed. I asked if she’d like to share some tips with other rookie moms, and she sent me these ideas for […]
A three-year-old, or Threenager, is a magical creature transitioning between caterpillar and butterfly. Not exactly overnight, your clueless run-into-the-road toddler becomes a child that is able to wait while you go to grab something out of his direct line of sight. Oh sure, you can’t really trust a three-year old, but the developing comprehension is beautiful. And often […]
Four treasures for you today: These dolls, from Wonder Crew, are designed to inspire children of any gender to have a companion with whom they can be nurturing and playful, and I think they are awesome. Pricey, but if you’ve ever shopped American Girl and wondered WHERE ARE THE MALE DOLLS, we’ve found them. Only the superhero version is currently […]
I think Heather and I have both been pretty honest here: We were shocked and disappointed by how boring our babies were after they were born. They never said, “Hey mom, let’s go get you some new jeans and a latte.” Spending all day with someone who has no suggestions for conversation topics or activities […]
Whole Foods, the upscale grocery store I used to visit only occasionally, opened new location in my neighborhood about a year ago. Now that I drive by its inviting façade every day, I’m forced to think wisely about how I use this resource, known for its photogenic food and high prices. Last week, a debate […]
When we were getting close to being a diaper-free household after ten years of wiping butts, I got a little carried away. I found myself trying more and more unorthodox potty-training experiments in lieu of good old-fashioned patience, hoping to find the secret trick for my youngest son. If you’re at the end of your toilet-training rope, here are […]
In about ten minutes, you can make someone feel loved for Valentine’s Day. Here are five fresh ideas for you using stuff you probably have around the house: 1. Mix up a love potion Follow the tasty (and fast) instructions from the lovely Marie at makeandtakes. Serve your love for breakfast, snack or dessert. 2. […]
I previously wrote about some useful gifts I give to soon-to-be new parents – which were based on my own experience as a rookie mom of one. About three weeks ago, I had my second baby, and while I still love those items on my gift list, I have found some other little things that make […]
This handy little Q & A a Day diary makes tracking my life simple, nerdy, fun. Each day, I answer a brief question in a sentence or two. Example prompts: Which celebrity would you want to interview? How did you start your day? What three words describe your family? On each page, the date is there and […]