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Momoirs of a Rookie Mom

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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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Stroller adventures in the snow {Rookie Moms Challenge #15}

March 13, 2014

The Challenge: leave your neighborhood! There is only so long a rookie mom can stay inside during a cold winter before she just about loses her mind. So, on a recent Friday, I decided we needed to just do it: go out and walk. I know that seems like a simple task, but with the […]

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How to email your baby and not screw it up

March 12, 2014

Years ago when my son was an infant, we set up an email address for him. It’s his first and last name at gmail.com. We thought it was nice to reserve that for him before hundreds of other Julians thought to nab it. We began sending him messages about his adventures on this planet, and […]

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6 really weird things I only do when I’m pregnant

March 11, 2014

I am about 30 weeks pregnant for the second time, and man, I have been doing some strange things. Luckily none of them is self-destructive or harmful, but I feel oddly compelled to share them in hopes I’m not alone. I’m not alone – right? 1. I have been obsessively eating ice. I can’t stop […]

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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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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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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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