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Inventive ideas for putting your baby in front of the camera and enjoying the resulting pictures

When we gave each other nothing more than ideas for Christmas

The gift of experience

We really did this when we had infants. If you have a little baby (or nutty toddler), permission granted to do the same! Three easy steps to a super cheap (FREE + GREEN) thoughtful gift: THINK about your friend. Really think about them. What does she need? More time away from the kids? Time to […]

Activity #45: Do what YOU want to do

Do what you want to do #rookiemoms challenge

When my husband had to be gone for six whole nights on business leaving me alone with baby Holden, I panicked and called in my smartest mom friends for advice. They had perfectly reasonable suggestions about lowering my expectations, keeping it simple, and making plans to keep from going stir crazy. This tip came from […]

Reader tip: Instagram-fueled holiday card

How to get a Christmas card out of your Instagram feed

Are you following us on Instagram? Anne of Winter Farm Writes enlightened me about the existence of Instagram templates for holiday cards. by PicadillyLime on Etsy For those whose year is best documented in these square snapshots, consider the option. Some Etsy sellers/designers will assemble your images for you and send you a print-ready file […]

When to use black and white photo filters

Black and White makes photos better

More than once I’ve heard the tip to filter your photos to black and white in order to mask the fact that your children’s outfits were excruciatingly mismatched, and not in a quirky stylish way. When San Francisco mom Yuliya Patsay posted this cute baby photo on Instagram, and was transparent about her reasons for […]

Activity #24: Be a tourist in your own town

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Today’s challenge is to strap on your fanny pack and be a tourist in your own town with your little sidekick. Ok, I’m kidding about the fanny pack. But how about you two go somewhere only the visitors ever enjoy? If you’ve never taken the time to see your hometown’s greatest hits, choose a destination […]