Challenge 2: Mama reconnaissance: When your baby is in a good mood (or better, sleeping!), scope out the “safe places” for baby care.
Challenge 1: This is an outing for beginners: go to your favorite coffee/tea venue. You have about five more months to enjoy cafe culture.
Called post-partum or post-natal yoga, these classes are a perfect first outing for a new mom and baby duo looking for community and stretching
Our new mama milestone tracker is a fun way to keep track of your own progress as a parent from the first day going forward. Because you are amazing!
Consider this list your to-do list, women. In order to take care of everyone else, you have to take care of yourself (if not first, at least be in your own top 5)! Please do this stuff. If not for yourself, do it for your family. I offer you 40 things inspired by Whitney’s desire […]
With the economy totally sucking, we’ve modified our babysitter retainer model slightly and are trying to have a few more date nights at home. If you thought it was totally unrealistic when I told you to put your kids to bed before 7pm and have a date-night, I feel you. Here are six slightly more […]
When I have a long stretch of unstructured time, I just about lose my mind. I like to have goals and a to-do list, even if its someone else’s list. Running out of ideas for what to do with your baby during maternity leave? Here is my list of goals for you. Try to choose […]
Ode to why I’m a better mom because of the bouncy seat: I’m fun, I have hands, I don’t stink, I cook, I have friends, and I eat food.
A babysitter retainer means Date Night and associated childcare are a regular and essential part of each month like FOOD or marital therapy!
My friend Samantha (mom of twins) said to me, “The valuable mom is the one who is six to eight months ahead of you in parenthood; any bigger gap than that and they’ve forgotten what you’re going through.” As a new mom of a little wobbly baby, I woulda thought 2 to 3 weeks max. […]
I’m a firm believer that new parents need to figure out a way to get out of the house and have some dates. Best case scenario, that’s only one night a week. More realistically, that’s one night a month. Or never. So, what about all those other nights? Here are five fun date-night ideas that […]
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, […]