From the category archives:

Lists and numbers

10 things I’ve learned from taking a toddler around the world

February 17, 2014

My son Laz is turning 2 in about a month, and so far he has made it to 10 countries–some of them twice. (One friend jokes that Laz’s blankie has more frequent flier miles than he, a 40-year-old man, does.) All of this adventuring is great fun but not without challenges – and the experience […]

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Motherhood changes everything, but what, specifically?

February 13, 2014

Whitney and I attended the 21st Century Mom Insights Discussion at Babycenter yesterday and this is something we wanted to share with you.  Motherhood changes everything. We know this fact but what does it mean in real terms? Yes, I could go on about how it changed my feet, my hair, my sleep but that’s […]

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10 new parent things that weren’t Things ten years ago

January 9, 2014

When I wrote about the Fisher Price Apptivity seat, the one that enables you to place an iPad in front of an infant’s face while he or she is in the seat, a commenter responded to the effect of, “This is 2014. Get used to the screen.” Okay. I’ll try. No freaking way. Here are […]

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Stuff your own stocking: 10 gifts you can only buy yourself

December 18, 2013

The things you can only buy yourself One thing that my husband and I do this time of year is give the gift of permission. What? Yes, I’m not throwing back to the days of OBEY in the marriage vows. Instead, I’m suggestion that there are some really wonderful (sometimes-pricey) items that a woman might […]

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Most popular baby names of 2013

December 3, 2013 released the results of its annual Baby Names Survey and the Top 100 Baby Names of 2013, based on the names of 555,000 babies born in 2013 to moms registered on the BabyCenter website. Since my brother is expecting a baby TOMORROW (induction scheduled for tonight) and the baby’s planned name is Jaxon, I […]

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Holiday card picks from a holiday card floozy

November 12, 2013

Heather likes it when I pick her holiday card, so this year’s annual, “Ooh, look at all the pretty cards” post will have a secondary goal of helping her find one that she likes. Two years ago, I declared myself a Holiday Card Ho because I ordered from three different companies in order to make […]

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What nobody tells you about flying with a baby

November 7, 2013

If you had ever been on an airplane before having a child of your own, you undoubtedly noticed THEM. You wished your seat was not near theirs and hoped that the little sticky, kicky, loud person would keep it together. And then you either suffered through an annoying flight or promptly forgot about those people […]

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7 products for breastfeeding moms that might make your boobs leak

November 1, 2013

When I took a picture of this crystal-studded breast pump, I didn’t realize one could actually order the product. I thought the company had produced it just for fun, to attract attention at a baby products trade show. It worked — I posted it on Instagram and Twitter — so if it was social media […]

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Now it’s easy to take 365 pictures in a year

October 31, 2013

I’ve been wanting to do the Project 365 (take a photo a day for a year) thing since 2006 and I did it! And then some. Now I just gotta get all those pictures together and wallpaper my office or make a book. I used the app Project 365 to remind me to take and […]

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Which of these new products for babies are worth your money?

October 21, 2013

On the plane ride home from the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, I made a list of my ten favorite things I discovered there, as a rough draft for this blog post. But over the next few days, as I went through business cards and brochures that made their way into my bag, the […]

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All the things I learned from The Baby Guy at Gearapalooza

October 9, 2013

I went to an event for new moms in San Francisco, hosted by The Bump Club and Beyond, and the guest speaker was Jamie Grayson, aka The Baby Guy. Jamie’s job is being a baby gear expert and he makes a living on speaking engagements, consulting, and endorsements. He’s like the Anderson Cooper of the […]

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10 ways to be happier (& there’s an app for that)

September 24, 2013

Nataly Kogan has gone from Russian Jewish Immigrant to Venture Capitalist to CEO/Happiness Seeker. As such she created a very cool app (Happier, see below) and spends hours each day sifting through what makes people happy. Great job if you can get it. She found these themes running through her bazillion Happier posts; how many […]

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