From the category archives:

Los Angeles

Activity #9: Go to the theater where crying is allowed

April 7, 2014

Baby-friendly theaters? Yes, please. We sure love our DVRs and Netflix, but refuse to give up on going to the theater. Did you know some theaters also have special showings for new parents? These showings have different names in different cities, but the idea that yours will not (most likely) be the loudest baby in […]

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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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3 cool mom-inspired inventions

July 15, 2013

At a Disney Social Media Moms conference in Berkeley, I got to hear the stories of three female inventors, all of whom were inspired by their early motherhood experience. They sat on a panel together, as all had received some funding from a Huggies grant. (If you’ve got a mom-inspired business that needs a grant […]

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The night I talked to 500 pregnant women

April 8, 2013

As part of a partnership with Philips AVENT, I attended a super amazing event in Los Angeles last month. The Biggest Baby Shower is an expo-style event where attendees pay for tickets to access a beautiful room stuffed to the gills with the stuff a pregnant woman needs to know about in her first year […]

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The one about the Brave red carpet

June 23, 2012

I went to the world premiere of the Pixar film Brave in Hollywood last week, and let’s just get one thing straight first: after living in in Los Angeles my entire childhood and finally attending my first RED carpet event 20 years after moving away, the red carpet was green. photo credit: Disney See how […]

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A week of toddler fun in Pasadena

June 16, 2011

JJ Keith shares some fun-filled toddler and preschooler activities to keep mom having fun in and around Pasadena, CA. She writes the JJust Kidding blog about raising babies in Hollywood (without raising Hollywood babies). Monday: Explore the Arroyo Go for a walk in the jog stroller-friendly watershed of the Arroyo Seco (entrance at Norwood Drive […]

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Guest post: Fear of leaving the house with twins

November 29, 2010

Gina Osher, aka The Twin Coach, shares this lesson about confidence for new moms. Many women are overwhelmed by parenthood; mothers of multiples are sometimes even more so. After our twins were born, I found myself so afraid to fail at any aspect of motherhood that I simply chose to run from it.  I avoided […]

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Ellen Pompeo talks about diapers and motherhood

October 5, 2010

With a tight schedule, barking dogs, and a napping baby, it could have been any of our new mommy friends on the quick phone call from which we just hung up. Instead, a few bloggers were lucky to have a chance to chat with Ellen Pompeo from Grey’s Anatomy about her life as a new […]

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Activity #363: Do Music Together

May 20, 2010

Yes, I’m endorsing a product/service here. No, I am not being paid to do so.  It’s called Music Together and two past experieinces made me decide to recommend this activity. Several of my friends had done Music Together for three consecutive “semesters” and then decided to skip a semester. During that period we met at […]

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Sports + Wii = Fun (and you can win!)

November 18, 2009

We were already fans of the Wii for new parents long before we heard of Wii Fit. But now, geeking out with video games and trying to be fit shredheads with Jillian are two great tastes that taste great together. Thanks to Sports Authority, we’re giving away one Wii Fit Plus Board and Jillian Michaels’ […]

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Activity #420: Present your baby with a tasting menu

May 5, 2009

When Julian was a baby, four years ago, we were having lunch in Beverly Hills on vacation one day, and the restaurant happened to have some Squapples – an organic squash and apple puree – on hand. I was intrigued of course, as a newly obsessed-with-all-things-baby mom. I was impressed with the food, and it […]

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Use valet parking

April 4, 2007

The seriousness of this suggestion totally depends on where you live. I can tell you, however, that in San Francisco, where I stupidly walked up a hill, at night in high heels, five weeks after a C-section, I was cursing my husband the whole time that we should have valet parked. If you are a […]

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