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Momoirs of a Rookie Mom

This is where we get bloggy and tell you the juicy personal stories. Do you need a victory baby? Do you pee when you run?

Notes on potty-training a 21-month old

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This post was first published in 2009 when I wanted a medal for having two potty-trained children. Since then, thousands of toddler moms have arrived at this page searching for the keywords potty-training a 21-month old. Here’s my story. Well, the first note is that the deed is done. Miss Scarlett is wearing diapers only during […]

Mom 2.0 Summit in Arizona. Just wow.

Mom 2.0 Summit Red Carpet at Iris Awards Baby Rabies and friends

Otherwise known as reconnecting with friends, business connections, inspiration, and random fangirl moments at the 2015 Mom 2.0 Summit Pretty sure @rookieheather would be ok hanging here forever. @fairmontscotsdl A photo posted by Anna Fader (@mommypoppins) on Apr 29, 2015 at 7:09am PDT Last week, I had the extreme pleasure of attending a four-day getaway […]

Guessing game: me or my kid?

Kid Heather at Disney World

This is me at ten. This is my son at (almost) ten. Can you tell which is which? Pretty striking, huh? Thanks to Wendy for scaring up this retro Mickey Mouse visor on ebay for our fun! And these are the outtakes. Turns out it is not so easy to get a kid to show just the right […]

Honeymoon, interrupted

Honeymoon interrupted, a momoir

If you met me today, you might take me for a typical minivan-driving Berkeley mom. And I am. But I’m also full of stories. And dreams. Let me start with one of each from ten years ago. The first date with my future-husband, Alec, was a long one. Four hours in, we were exchanging personal travel stories […]