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Lists and numbers

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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5 tips for a cheap(er) third birthday party

May 15, 2013

From the oldies files! We threw a real birthday party for Holden this year and we tried to do it on the cheap. The funny thing was that we had a great plan — some of it was even well-executed — and we still spent more than $150. Ouch! I think with hindsight, I could […]

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9 books and DVDs for new moms and new dads

April 18, 2013

We asked our Facebook community of 9000 moms to answer this: What piece of advice do you give to new moms? There were so many responses that we have to break it up into several posts, and I thought this list of books and DVDs might be a good place to start. Do you agree […]

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Why new moms should leave the house each day

April 15, 2013

This little excerpt of The Rookie Mom’s Handbook is designed to inspire you to pick one of the challenges from our 52 outings for new moms. If you went somewhere with your baby today, we’d like to give you a virtual high five. Where’d you go? (Find The Rookie Mom’s Handbook on Amazon.)  

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