From the category archives:


Activity #34: Host a Margarita Mommies Group

August 22, 2011

This week’s challenge is a summery activity for babies that can sit up on their own; this is your 34th challenge. These ten-month olds (Theo, Del, Julian and Paxton) are having so much fun slurping on plastic toys and touching one another’s toes that they don’t realize their moms are having fun too. Ingredients for […]

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Giveaway: Flipcam + more from GoGo SqueeZ ($225 value)

August 18, 2011

Dear readers, this contest is closed. We will contact the winner offline. Peace out. Did you see the post last month where Whitney showed how her kids used the summer fun kit from GoGo SqueeZ? It cracked me up. Our children — born at the same hospital and living only 2 miles apart — could […]

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Moms on Bikes, Part deux

July 20, 2011

As promised, a few more “Moms on Bikes” pictures for cycling enthusiasts. To see me and Heather (6 months pregnant) on our cruisers, go back to this post. Our friend Rachel on her due date in Copenhagen Rachel returns home from the hospital after delivering Oscar a few days later. Triplet tandem bike in Amsterdam, […]

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Twins Week: Walking my way to sanity

July 15, 2011

Today’s thoughtful post about finding your groove as a twin mama is shared by Rachel Gurevich. Rachel mothers four amazing kids, writes about fertility for because she has been there and done that. Thanks Rachel! Twins are really cute in photographs. They make great viral video material, and the idea of having a best […]

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Activity #28: Pack a picnic and roll in the grass

July 11, 2011

The challenge for the day is to take advantage of a warm afternoon and feed your family outside; it’s time for a family picnic. It is so much easier to clean up Cheerio crumbs when I can just shake my blanket into the grass and leave the rest to the bugs. I like to keep […]

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Activity #27: Go swimming

July 4, 2011

Taking the baby in the pool is both scary and funny. A kid’s gotta stick his toe into the water at some point, right? Buy a package of disposable swim diapers or a reusable one, and plan your outing. This is our 27th rookie mom challenge. If you are alone, think carefully through the logistics […]

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Activity #26: Count your steps

June 27, 2011

Your 26th weekly challenge is to invest in a pedometer and aim for 10,000 steps each day. You’ll be surprised how many steps a mom can take just running around the house, but if you’re going to reach 10,000, you’ll need to take a walk outside for sure. This is good motivation to get some […]

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Camp in your own backyard

June 21, 2011

In theory, my family likes to camp. We celebrated Holden’s first birthday with a camp-out barbecue bash. We camped in a big group when I was pregnant with Milo (pregnant camping is questionable). More often, we fall apart trying to reserve a spot, pack the gear, be healthy, and coordinate with friends. One solution: Pitch […]

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Activity #23: Build muscles at bootcamp

June 6, 2011

By the time my first baby was 10 weeks old, I had not exercised for about 6 months. Baby Bootcamp was my re-introduction to sweating and I loved it. I was not a gym-goer in my normal life, and Baby Bootcamp was perfect for me. Here’s why: Exercising in the company of other sleep-deprived, temporarily […]

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Life is a picnic (win!)

April 22, 2011

Contest is now closed. Winner will be notified. tells me its comment 66. Celebrate Earth Day with your little one with this limited edition eco-friendly “Life is a Picnic” Kit. This adorable picnic pack (valued at $36) features goodies from many of our favorite greenish companies. The kit includes the following items: 40 CleanWell […]

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Activity #16: Walk into nature

April 18, 2011

Hiking with your baby is easier than you might think. Oh sure, you’ll need to be prepared just like when you go practically anywhere, but the exercise and fresh air are a little bit magical. Your challenge for this week is to find a pal (or a whole moms’ group), choose an easy hiking trail, […]

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Photograph your toddler’s obsession

January 12, 2011

Are you tired of every other word being “choo choo” or “car” or “princess” (am I just projecting here?)?  Whatever your child’s obsession, this too shall pass, so take some pictures of your babe at his happiest, surrounded by the objects of his affection. And make sure to get in on the fun yourself. In […]

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