My fellow Americans, history is upon us. It’s an election year. If you have a newborn in the house, it can be like living under a rock for several months. But you can still be in on the fun. I suggest you throw a debate-watching party to reconnect with your childfree friends. You supply the […]
Easier than a Moms Night OUT, these ideas for a fun night in might put a smile on your face: great dates that don’t require a babysitter, how to host a clothing swap party, watching TV with pals online. What, it’s fun?!
Here’s a fun little activity to squeeze in during naptime this week. This suggestion was excerpted from the book If You Give a Mom a Martini…100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself: Update your Netflix queue–it’s surprisingly relaxing. “Accidentally” delete any movies chosen by your husband that feature Angelina Jolie wearing leather. Intentionally […]
New parents owe themselves date nights. Regular, frequent, child-free nights of enjoying each other’s company. If the kids must be around, I think its fair to dress them up as waiters or maids and have them serve you. When some nice folks at Nintendo offered to send me the Nintendo DSi new game from America’s […]
I’ve never written a recipe before, so please be forgiving as I share these instructions. I make this lentil stew dish about once per week and it takes no time at all. I have served it to all three sets of grandparents and they all (claimed to) like it. Plus, I started giving it to […]
Write a huge list of all the things you like to do — even without baby! — so you’ll never be at a loss for how to spend your precious time.
I love challenges, lists, and being cheap so this post from Simply Modern Mom is right up my alley. Tiffany challenges her readers to take 52 dates — one per week — while keeping the costs low. Inspired by the challenge, I commit to have 52 date nights this year with my husband. Here are […]
Our friend and once-rookie mom Kristen Chase, aka The Mominatrix, has challenged moms across the nation to participate in a 30-day program during which we’ll have one new task per day, all aimed to improve your sex life and self confidence. Tomorrow’s challenge? Wear a thong. And make sure your partner knows it. I think […]
At the BlogHer conference, I grabbed a great stack of paper with swell ideas for mommy self-care called “Pamper Yourself for Less” created by Kim Danger of mommysavers.com. One of my favorite ideas is for a girls’ night in called Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Here are Kim’s tips: Host a totally gnarly 80s party, […]
Well before we cared about saving money on babysitters by entertaining at home, Alec and I threw a wine taste-testing party. We did a version of this party in preparation for our wedding; we had a few cheap-o bottles of wine from BevMo and we were trying to assess if any of them were drinkable […]
Dinner date for new parents? Excuse me while I laugh like a maniac! ha ha ha ha. Ok, I’m back. When I’m on schedule with the evening routine, I pick up the kids and hustle them in the door a few minutes before the crazy dinner rush starts. If I succeed, we might have a […]
During my first pregnancy, I learned the term “NMS” on the BabyCenter message boards. This means “not my style,” as in, “You want to decorate your baby’s room in a rockabilly theme? That sounds like fun, but NMS.” Or, if someone is planning to name their son Clifford, again, fine, but NMS. It’s like, I’m […]
It’s a noun; it’s a verb; it’s lube. And you need it. My dear friends with tiny babies, a fact of life that your mom probably did not discuss with you (and here’s why the Internet is so valuable!) is that when you have intercourse after childbirth, it can, uh, hurt. There are a few […]