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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.

Celebrate our facelift!

September 11, 2008

Does RookieMoms.com look a little fresher? A little younger? Maybe a little bit happier? We did a little nip and tuck and we hope it helps people find content that inspires them. We have a super deluxe prize bag to give away in celebration of our new design, so add a comment here to be […]

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Enjoy some link love

August 6, 2008

Visit SimpleMom.net: I am most excited about this discovery. I love the way her information is organized. Use white-out to make a bedtime story personalized from PreschoolMama (similar to our own Alter your board books). Ogle personalized silver items: I think the spoon is a beautiful baby gift – from Lisa Leonard, via MyMomShops.com Generate […]

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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 #522: Let your preschooler do the laundry

July 15, 2008

Ahh, yes the laundry. It plagues me to the point where last night Alec was out with friends and all I wanted to do was to curl up with a movie and a beer and fold laundry after the boys were in bed. So, what’s the activity? Where’s the fun that makes mommy happy and […]

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Honor yourself with a Mama Merit Badge

July 3, 2008

Today I saw an infant carrier whose plastic parts had been stickered by an obviously much older sibling with punk rock and skateboard stickers. The upholstery had a patch sewn onto it, Beastie Boys proudly displayed just above the infant’s head. Very cool, I thought, a car seat with “flare”. Then, I spotted these on […]

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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 #517: Save the drama for your camera

June 24, 2008

I never thought I’d be great at boy stuff, you know the sports and trucks and stuff, but I’m doing pretty good as a boy mom.  I can get into pretty much anything Julian is interested in and have more fun with it than I ever imagined.  So far. Recently there’s been a lot of […]

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Visit links for rookie moms

June 12, 2008

Just Do It: A couple has sex for 101 consecutive days and lives to tell about it. (My parents noted that The Rookie Mom’s Handbook would be a natural follow-up to their book. Ha ha.) Shop: Mighty Girl tells us 15 perfect baby items that you must register for. Decorate: Cool metal room decorations from […]

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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 #508: Make a bulldog photo wall

May 19, 2008

I saw this activity on photojojo this morning and ran right out for bulldog clips to get started. Unfortunately, my local Office Depot does not carry them in stock (nor does the next one down the street, which I stupidly thought was a different chain… but was the same chain!) so I got these over […]

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Activity #26: Get butt naked

March 25, 2008

First, my apologies to any pervy googlers. Next, the activity: At least for a little while each day, allow baby to have some time naked, unencumbered by the shackles of a diaper. Just think, this is how your kid lived inside you, just last month in fact. You may want to put an underpad (chux […]

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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 #493: Take a tour of other people’s nurseries

March 7, 2008

I love Apartment Therapy. Probably it’s not the style of everyone who reads this blog, but it’s full of stuff I love. For the most part it’s a blog about decorating, from storage solutions to wall art to paint colors. One of the most fun parts of the site are the tours. You can look […]

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Play with safe household objects

September 24, 2007

A friend of a friend, Missy, who is now known as GearHead Mom told us that she invented a new game for her toddler that she found quite entertaining: Ever since the massive toy recalls have begun, I’ve been a bit more hesitant to pull out Sy’s legos or other plastic boxes of fun. So […]

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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 #438: Have some no-impact fun

August 15, 2007

We’re not so big into TV at our houses but as our babies turn into toddlers, you will find our sets tuned into the odd Wonder Pets, Signing Time, or Sesame Street at various times throughout the day. So as we struggle with new babies and clever little toddlers and our creativity is starting to […]

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Activity #136: Row your boat

July 17, 2007

This is a quickie little game that I do probably once a day… it’s easy to do when Holden is already in my lap or on the glider and he likes it about as much as me playing with his little piggies. Easy steps to fake boat rowing: Sit on the floor with your legs […]

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