From the category archives:

Lists and numbers

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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Style hacks for moms (guest post)

September 4, 2013

Janette of Sun + Dotter, a personal shopping service for new parents, who I profiled last month, has offered up these picks for parents who don’t want to lose their cool when baby arrives. This post contains affiliate links. 1. Morse code jewelry by Coatt: If you love the idea of wearing a memento of […]

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What it’s like to have a nanny

August 26, 2013

For the first year and a half after my maternity leave, I had what we call around here a “nanny share”, which means two babies from different families and one caregiver. The cost is a little more than half of having ones own nanny, and a nanny share is a common childcare solution for working […]

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How to meet other new moms

August 12, 2013

Photo Credit: HoboMama via Compfight cc Moms need other moms. Without a network of mom friends, we get critical information about motherhood a little too late. When, four weeks after giving birth to Julian, I confided to my friend Julie that I was still wearing maternity clothes, she said I would be wearing them for […]

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My Year of Rookie Mom Challenges

June 21, 2013

I am so humbled to present this guest post by reader Jenn. A first-time mom in Toronto, she completed the whole year’s worth of Rookie Mom Challenges. And she doesn’t even know us personally. Wow! *** I don’t really know how I stumbled upon the Rookie Moms blog a few days before my due date […]

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Baby gear trends: White, white, white

June 20, 2013

When my friend and cubemate Sunny was expecting her son, she complained to me about a white outfit she received as a gift. “Who’s going to put a baby in white?” she said. Years later, when Heather was invited to wear white for a full weekend as part of a Tide promotion at a conference, […]

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Tech Tuesday: Build healthy habits with Lift

June 4, 2013

I’m a list-maker and a score-keeper; sometimes it’s all I can do to NOT literally track everything I do that is measurable. I have learned over time, for example, that it is really really best not to count who changes how many diapers in a marriage. But for good habits, it is nice to see […]

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5 ideas for what to wear to a baby shower

June 2, 2013

Tide, Bounce, and Downy have offered to sponsor this post in the spirit of “things that go together.” Keeping in mind Heather’s translation of clothing tags that say “Dry Clean Only” to mean “Don’t Buy Me”, we have five ideas for machine washable outfits to wear to a baby shower when you’re the… 1- Friend […]

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How much do you pay your babysitter?

May 30, 2013

This post was sponsored by UrbanSitter. The answer to how much you pay a sitter varies greatly depending on a lot of factors. One of the biggest is geography! Sometimes — when the rate feels too low or high — I need to whisper it rather than speak the number out loud. But let’s get […]

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Book review for new parents: The Wonder Weeks

May 24, 2013

When we posted a list of 9 books for new moms and dads, I left out a book recommended by New Jersey reader Rebecca Cain, The Wonder Weeks because I had never heard of it and wanted to learn more. I asked Rebecca to tell me more about the book and she’s done us all […]

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