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My very strong opinions about nursing bras


There are many choices of bras with little hooking flaps. How does a rookie mom decide? Allow me to help. With my 30+ months of breastfeeding experience and access to a dozen different kinds of bras, I have a few strong opinions for you. At a bare minimum, you need three nursing bras. One to […]

Childbirth options cheat sheet


Did you know that Hypnobirthing and Hypnobabies are two different things? Uhh, we didn’t. A rookie-mom-to-be recently asked us via twitter about a cheat sheet for different child birth methods. When I answered that it sounded like a good assignment, she took it and ran with it (don’t tell her, but I meant assignment for […]

giggle link love: July edition

think baby bento system

We’ve got a new column over at giggle GAB and are excited to share. Our giggle gig is called Parent Talk and it’s stuffed with tips and lessons learned for expectant new moms. As I spent time on the giggle site during the process of getting to know the brand, I began coveting certain products, […]

The best remedy for pregnancy heartburn


Around 25 weeks pregnant, the heartburn started with a vengeance. It usually flared up towards the end of the evening — right around when RookieDad Alec got home from work — and lasted until bedtime. Whine whine whine. Squirm. Complain. Wah. I remember this symptom keenly from before. I once read that having a lot […]

Pregnancy street style


Heather looked so cute in her bold colors and pattern mash-up today, I forced her to pose for some photos. This is what 26 weeks looks like. Miss Heather says her current cravings are brownies, watermelon, and fresh pickles. Also? Going to bed early. Side effects include heartburn and excessive weepiness. The shirt is from […]

Would you steal a friend’s baby name?

looking for boy names

Let me put my cards on the table: I’m out of boy names. When Holden was still in utero, I had lots of great ideas. When Milo was baking, I had fewer great ideas. Now, I’m all tapped out. As I look around our preschool, kindergarten class, and my extended circle of mom friends, I […]

Pregnancy awareness month


May is Pregnancy Awareness month and while I am aware that every month is some special focus, from Autism to Zebra preservation, this one seems relevant to discuss here. Founder Anna Getty, mother of two and author, has established Pregnancy Awareness month in order to help expectant mothers learn more about nutrition and their bodies. […]

Favorite morning sickness remedies?


After acknowledging that “morning sickness” is a stupid name for a condition that leaves pregnant women hurling in the bathroom sink or behind gas stations during any hour of the day, let’s talk about battling it. I kept a pack of strong peppermint gum with me All The Time and ate every two hours, usually […]