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Mommy

Some activities are just for you because mama you should be having fun with and WITHOUT your baby.

My amazing post-baby manicure {Rookie Moms Challenge #8}

April 11, 2014

Is it wrong that painting Riley’s feet had me skipping ahead directly to the mama-deserves-a-pedicure paint my own toes challenge? Well, it was truly out of my hands. It just happened to be my birthday and I was kidnapped by a friend who must be a mind reader. She treated me to a pedi AND […]

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Activity #8: Get a pedicure

March 31, 2014

Your challenge this week is to enjoy a pedicure and report back. This is your eighth challenge. While your baby is still small enough for the infant carrier, take advantage of your relative “freedom” to get your toenails done. We’ve experimented with many places and techniques and find this to be a favorite outing with […]

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Some activities are just for you because mama you should be having fun with and WITHOUT your baby.

Activity #13: Hit on another rookie mom

March 25, 2014

Making other new mom friends is vital. And, yes, a little bit scary. Are you too shy to meet a possibly interesting person? While that’s totally and completely NORMAL, we want you to go for it anyway. Today’s assignment is to approach someone else with a baby. Your own baby is a social lubricant. Check out […]

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Activity #7: Practice yoga baby-style

March 24, 2014

Many yoga studios offer mom-and-baby classes. Search online for postnatal yoga or postpartum yoga and the name of your city to find one. This is your seventh weekly challenge. Benefits of these classes include getting out of the house, being kind to your body, meeting other rookie moms, and sometimes learning a little bit of […]

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Some activities are just for you because mama you should be having fun with and WITHOUT your baby.

My Creative Moms’ Night Out {Rookie Moms Challenge #10}

March 20, 2014

I have to thank the Rookie Moms, Heather and Whitney, for helping to break my creative slump. Sincerely, I could not be more grateful. What with all of this painting I have been doing, when faced with Rookie Moms Challenge #10 Plan a moms’ night out with some friends,  I was inspired to choose a […]

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Activity #2: Go on a reconnaissance mission

February 17, 2014

Our second in this 52-week series of weekly rookie mom challenges gets you out of the house once again. When your baby is in a good mood (or better, sleeping!), scope out the “safe places” at your local shopping destinations where you can feed and change your baby. This will allow you to get out […]

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Some activities are just for you because mama you should be having fun with and WITHOUT your baby.

Activity #1: Pretend you’re in Paris

February 10, 2014

This is an outing for beginners: go to your favorite coffee/tea venue. You have about five more months to enjoy cafe culture. For your sake, I hope that some of this includes the warmer months. Once your baby crawls, she will not tolerate your fondness for people watching or spacing out, so live it up […]

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Trusting a babysitter for the first time can be scary. Duh.

November 18, 2013

When we first started working with our evening babysitter, Holden was 5 months old. Rather than training her in the art of putting him to bed, we had her come to our house post-bedtime so he was none-the-wiser. As a short-term solution, that was great, but as a long-term solution it was not. If your […]

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Some activities are just for you because mama you should be having fun with and WITHOUT your baby.

Activity #215: Find a mentor mom (that’s just a little ahead of you!)

November 11, 2013

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. […]

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I flipped off of a trapeze and lived to tell about it #datenight

September 19, 2013

If I can’t brag about myself on my own blog, then where? First watch the 30-second video below in which I, Whitney Moss, not a stunt-woman, but a 40-year old mother of two, perform a little trick after a short trapeze class. Then, I’ll tell you more about it how this happened. ARE YOU SO […]

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Some activities are just for you because mama you should be having fun with and WITHOUT your baby.

Do you have 20 minutes for your own happiness?

September 5, 2013

You guys, I’ve been on a rampage for the past several months trying to get my mojo back and get happier. I’ve been reading blogs and books; watching videos; talking to a therapist; soul-searching and meditating; ordering my groceries online; clicking on new apps; running; and running around in circles. I’m trying so many things […]

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Do you need a medal? I often do.

August 30, 2013

As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I wondered if the mom I just met (in front of a large bush our daughters were both hiding in), thought I was pathetic. “I picked up three kids at three different camps today and got them all to gymnastics on time. I need a […]

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