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

Activity #25: Host an ugly baby (clothes) contest

July 28, 2014

Dress up your baby in the worst, ugliest gift outfit and invite over some other poorly dressed babies for a costume party and ugly-clothing contest. Dorky gifts, ratty hand-me-downs, and hopeless mismatches can finally have their day. Try not to be offended if your idea of cutest-outfit-ever winds up on one of the other models. […]

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Activity #24: Be a tourist in your own town

July 21, 2014

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 […]

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

Overcoming the fear of buying new jeans {Rookie Moms Challenge #35}

June 18, 2014

The Challenge: Buy New Jeans When I look back at family photos of myself as a child, there seems to be someone always missing from the scene: my mother. Now that I’m a mother, when someone asks me for a photo of Weston and me, it’s hard to find one. So, I decided to take […]

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Creative Father’s Day gift: One memorable photo

May 22, 2014

When my step-dad turned 50, I gave him a framed black and white photograph of the venue where he married my mom, a Spanish-style courthouse in Santa Barbara, CA. I bought it on one of the stock photography sites and had it framed. Whether or not a photograph is your style or you are more […]

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

Intriguing new way to save your family story (Sponsored)

May 1, 2014

Thanks to LegacyBuilder.com for sponsoring this RookieMoms.com post. Now that my older child can type and navigate Google, I’m fascinated by his impulse to record his own experiences. Is he learning this from me or is it innate? He’ll take a photo with my phone and then email it to himself. If he finds an […]

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Activity #88: Whiteboard your baby’s innermost thoughts

January 21, 2014

We admired this adorable idea from blogger Jen Johnson on Pinterest. What a cute way to capture and share baby news. Keep in mind that her lighting is absolutely perfect and unless you live in a photography studio, yours might be less so. I’m not sure about the painted frame around the whiteboard. Looks like […]

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

Activity #326: Find your celebrity baby match

January 21, 2014

Are you pregnant right now? Like, at the same time as Kerry Washington? If so, then you will forever be linked (in your mind, sorry!) as celebrity baby matches. So, if you are obsessing over the Kimya baby or have memorized more than the normal person’s share of information about Kate Winslet’s third child, we’re […]

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3-month old dressed up as a boxer, a ballerina, a Mexican wrestler, and more

January 15, 2014

The totally awesome Pregnant Chicken tipped me off to this series of photographs by French artist Malo, who dressed his enfant up in an array of impeccable costumes for these photographs. See Malo’s site for more of these photos. While I’m impressed by the concept and composition of the photos, what I really want to […]

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

Photo ornament in less than 10 minutes for less than $10

December 11, 2013

I’m super excited to report that in less than 10 minutes for less than $10 (plus shipping), I am totally on trend with a flipping adorable ornament of my children. When Whitney told us that funky shapes are all the rage for holiday cards, I thought, “Bah! That just costs more in postage.” And now […]

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Holiday card picks from a holiday card floozy

November 12, 2013

Heather likes it when I pick her holiday card, so this year’s annual, “Ooh, look at all the pretty cards” post will have a secondary goal of helping her find one that she likes. Two years ago, I declared myself a Holiday Card Ho because I ordered from three different companies in order to make […]

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

My frustrating holiday family photos: A gallery of failed shots

November 4, 2013

All I want for Hanukkah Christmas is a picture of my family of four that conveys two simple feelings: happy and relaxed. This photo will go on my holiday card, which I usually order from Tiny Prints, and be mailed to a long list of friends and family across the country. The light, the weather […]

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Now it’s easy to take 365 pictures in a year

October 31, 2013

I’ve been wanting to do the Project 365 (take a photo a day for a year) thing since 2006 and I did it! And then some. Now I just gotta get all those pictures together and wallpaper my office or make a book. I used the app Project 365 to remind me to take and […]

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