From the category archives:

Quickie

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

Activity #29: Trick your baby into sitting up

January 19, 2009

Instead of just waiting around for the big milestones to occur, we want to give you something to do. Sit the baby up in front of you (supporting back shoulders, grab the overall suspenders, or whatever feels right) and dangle toys in front of him. Swinging at toys while seated is a brand new experience. […]

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

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

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

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

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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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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