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Quickie

5 to 15 minute of baby distracting fun. The best part is you can do it all again tomorrow or even later today.

Flashback Friday: Name that bald baby!

February 24, 2012

I have been blessed with three beautiful hairless baby boys. Their resemblance to one another is so strong that sometimes I have to look at the date of a picture to know which child it is. The face recognition on iPhoto doesn’t do much better. So, without further ado, I invite you to play “Name […]

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Reader tip for too many stuffed animals

July 1, 2011

Inspired by the idea to turn a Pack ‘N Play into a ball pit, Rebeca from averageparent.com took it in a new direction. She takes an armful of her son’s stuffed animals and puts them into a cardboard box, or empty laundry basket, to create a cozy play area. He loves it, and it’s a […]

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5 to 15 minute of baby distracting fun. The best part is you can do it all again tomorrow or even later today.

Activity #80: Let your infant dress himself

May 18, 2011

I used to see 3-year olds around town dressed in wild combinations of stripes, gingham, rainbow tights and superhero capes. I wondered when my baby would look that creative and charming.* Then it dawned on me and I began to create wild combinations and increase the creativity in my infant’s wardrobe. If your baby is […]

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Bookmark this: CoolMomTech.com

November 8, 2010

Because we don’t have time to learn everything about everything, it’s nice to find trustworthy moms who will do some of the work for you. When it comes to gadgets, the women at Cool Mom Tech have offered to step up as that source. Founded by Liz and Kristen of Cool Mom Picks, who partnered […]

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5 to 15 minute of baby distracting fun. The best part is you can do it all again tomorrow or even later today.

Activity #235: Do baby bench press

June 30, 2010

Do you want to squeeze in some exercise during your day? But also just want to lay around? While lying on the floor, hold baby above you and rhythmically lower baby to your face, kiss baby’s face all over, and raise baby back up again… I used to like to say “kiss the baby” when […]

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Activity #399: Appreciate the art around you

June 24, 2010

Can you rummage through your house and find all the lady bugs…or all the elephants, or hearts? Using your child’s puzzles, toys and books, find all the examples you have of a single subject matter. “It’s interesting to compare the ways different illustrators depict the same thing,” rookie mom Becky wrote to us in an […]

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5 to 15 minute of baby distracting fun. The best part is you can do it all again tomorrow or even later today.

Reader Did-Do: Monthly chair photos

April 8, 2010

A local-to-us rookie mom, Jen, told us “The monthly shot (now on 2nd kid, too) with the same toy in the same chair is still going strong at now 33 months. (No, we haven’t figured out when we’ll stop. Kindergarten? When she rolls her eyes & flips us off every month?)” I asked her to […]

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Activity #555: Wear Sexy Jeans (Apply the Hand-Grab Rule)

February 1, 2010

It’s February! Time for romance (says Hallmark). We’re going to try to provide a little inspiration for prioritizing the sexy aspects of your life with romance and self-esteem boosting activities this month. Today, we kick off a series of guest posts from Shana of Ain’t No Mom Jeans.  (If you missed her series on sweatsuit […]

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5 to 15 minute of baby distracting fun. The best part is you can do it all again tomorrow or even later today.

Activity #69: Act like Santa Claus

November 23, 2009

While your baby is sleeping, pack up a bunch of toys in a duffle bag for her to discover and pull out of the bag when she wakes up. Julian always unpacked everything to the right so if I acted quickly enough, I could keep refilling from the left. When you’ve tired of that, put […]

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Love some links

May 8, 2009

Tangarang: Super-cute stuff to download and print, like the gift tags in the picture (picture is hers) and party favors. 2 craft projects: make a crown for the king of your castle and reuse formula cans to make a piggy bank. How to halve a bunch of grapes at once Our most popular post, How […]

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5 to 15 minute of baby distracting fun. The best part is you can do it all again tomorrow or even later today.

Act the way you want to feel

April 9, 2009

Have you already heard about the Happiness Project? Gretchen Rubin took a year to test drive every happiness principle, tip, theory, and scientific study to try to see if any of them really worked. In her memoir (now available for pre-order) and blog, she goes into great detail about how each experiment fared in her […]

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Activity #355: Create an easy time capsule

March 18, 2009

Fellow parents of newborns, here’s a super easy way to make a time capsule that your child will love (some day): Buy disposable camera Take lots of pictures around hospital, home, baby, car, and your life as it is in general Write your name, address, phone, email, today’s date, and the words “Photo Time Capsule! […]

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