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 […]
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.
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 have found some little things that make being a parent of a newborn much easier. If you’re expecting, you might want to consider these items
I am driving from Yosemite back to my house in Berkeley, suffering a little case of family-gatherings-mostly-take-place-indoors-especially-when-you’ve-rented-a-cabin-in-the-winter, so I bring you a few thematically linked posts. All intended to help fight the Stir Crazies. Fussy newborn? Bounce it out. Or just get out of the house. Place baby in front carrier, zip jacket around her, […]
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? No, 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 […]
One way to make sure you get out of the house with your baby is to make a commitment to be somewhere. Taking a class can do that to you.
I hope I’m not the first person to tell you that your baby won’t remember Christmas. Save your money and your stress, Mama. Go easy.
We’ve been kicking around the Never Leave Home Again (Unless You Really Want To) Guide for New Parents for a long time now. Over on our local site, we call it the Home Delivery Guide and go deep into everyone who will bring me a hot dinner on a given weeknight. Be we can go […]
Buying my three sons matching Christmas pajamas is the closest thing I have to an annual tradition. Stripes, plaid, whatever!
At the recent ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, Whitney and I got to test out a bunch of cool new products for babies and parents. One of the most informative and fun things we did was to attend a tutorial session put on by the lovely women of Cake Maternity Lingerie, about how to […]