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Momoirs of a Rookie Mom

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Introducing fearless rookie mom, Kristin Helms

March 7, 2014

I’m so excited to introduce you to Kristin Helms, a San Diego mama to baby Blake, who has been tackling and documenting our rookie moms challenges for 6 weeks now! Awesome, right? We had the pleasure of seeing these two in person last week when we attended the Baby Bloggy Bootcamp in the same city. […]

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Getting back on the horse, confession of a rookie mom’s night out

March 6, 2014

It was Mama’s night out and you have no idea how badly I needed it. My husband,Tyler, had just returned from being out of town for work and would be leaving again in a few days. I love my baby, don’t get me wrong, but being alone with a 7-week old, around the clock, tends […]

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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?

5 things I can’t wait to do on maternity leave

February 27, 2014

I am expecting our first baby, a girl, any day now. Heather asked me to share the things I can’t wait for, so here goes: Drink a beer Or maybe a margarita. It’s not so much the alcohol I’ve been missing, as much as the ability to bond with my husband over a drink. It’s […]

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What does the introvert say to the house full of extroverts?

February 25, 2014

I’ve made a big deal in the past about being the only girl in a house of boys. I wrapped myself in the Queen title as if it were a major part of my identity and even tried to get a little series going on this site. I *just* this morning realized that my husband […]

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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?

Glorified playdates make the best 2nd birthday parties!

February 21, 2014

We’ve gone on the record as saying that two-year old birthday parties are the ones you can just skip. A two-year old doesn’t know or care about such matters, so spare yourself the headaches of herding the kittens. My big caveat is when there are older siblings around because you don’t want them to think that the […]

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My baby meets live animals {Rookie Moms Challenge #37}

February 20, 2014

Minnesota winters are tough. Below zero temps, whiteout snowfalls, and a wind that cuts right through even the puffiest puffer coat make it tough to get out of the house – let alone with a baby in tow. But every single time I make the effort, I find it’s completely worth it. Particularly if I […]

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Out-maneuvering the master of bedtime stalling

February 19, 2014

Tonight I sang the Captain Hook song for Sawyer at bedtime. Oh, you don’t know it? That’s because I made it up. And last night it was the theme song from Stop That Ball. Sawyer, age two and a half, has become a master of stalling at bedtime. I used to just read 1-2 books, hug, […]

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10 things I’ve learned from taking a toddler around the world

February 17, 2014

My son Laz is turning 2 in about a month, and so far he has made it to 10 countries–some of them twice. (One friend jokes that Laz’s blankie has more frequent flier miles than he, a 40-year-old man, does.) All of this adventuring is great fun but not without challenges – and the experience […]

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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?

Paint my baby’s footprint on a tile {Rookie Moms Challenge #6}

February 11, 2014

It’s amazing how “You haven’t done ______ with your baby yet?!” from even a passing bystander can sound a lot like “You are a failure as a mom”. Sheesh, talk about escalating quickly. In this case yes, it was “You haven’t done your baby’s footprints yet?!” which has caused me to lay awake many a […]

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Take baby to the grocery store {Rookie Moms Challenge #5}

February 4, 2014

The Confession I have a confession to make: My son is nearly five months old and I’ve never been in a public place alone with him. I know, crazy, right? Truth be told, the whole endeavor freaks me out, because the thing is this: it’s not just me and my adorable cherub adventuring the world […]

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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?

Why the Super Bowl is good for rookie moms

January 29, 2014

Stuck on the couch nursing for most of the day? Then The Super Bowl is the perfect way to spend the afternoon. Standards for food are so low for this special day, it’s an ideal opportunity to invite friends over without hostess stress. Just don’t look at Pinterest for ideas. Instead order pizza and artfully […]

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Maternity clothes that don’t suck

January 28, 2014

Aside from seeing my baby bump grow and change each and every week, a favorite part of pregnancy these past 9 months has been dressing my belly. Showing off my bump has been a fun fashion challenge throughout my pregnancy. From the minute I found out I was pregnant, I was on bump watch – waiting […]

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