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

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 […]

Activity #29: Trick your baby into sitting up

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. […]

Celebrate our facelift!

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 […]

Enjoy some link love

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 […]

Visit links for rookie moms

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 […]

Activity #26: Get butt naked

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 […]