From the category archives:


Flashback Friday: vintage ad from Marlboro

March 21, 2014

Your thoughts on this? [real life ad from the 1950's from]

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When babies are addicted to screens

January 7, 2014

Sometimes I post things and I let you be the judge. But today I can’t help myself. This baby seat from Fisher Price, called the Apptivity Seat, features a mirror for baby to look at that is designed to be popped open and replaced with an iPad. In case you want your baby to play […]

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The many faces of a Real Mom

September 12, 2013

Sometimes I have to pretend to be a “real mom”, one who knows exactly how to behave when she’s told that her son has acted disruptively in a group, kicked a ball through a glass window, or written his name in Sharpie on a playground slide, but the truth is, I have no idea who […]

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Flashback Friday: 7up for babies

April 5, 2013

. I used to joke that if I ever had a third child, he’d be drinking soda from a baby bottle. This baby above is not my son, but a real-life ad from the good old days. The ad copy reads: This young man is 11 months old – and he isn’t our youngest customer […]

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What the flu? (sponsored)

March 4, 2013

For the past few weeks, Whitney and I have been on the lookout for funny, germy behavior from ourselves, our families and our friends as part of an assignment from Clorox to find those unpleasant flu moments that everyone can relate to and highlight them in animated GIFs. I captured my toddler playing in the […]

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Tech Tuesday: What do you do about family accounts?

February 12, 2013

Hi y’all, I want to know how you navigate your way around shared accounts in different situations. As I was trying to create a spotify playlist for you for next week’s Tech Tuesday post, I ran into some issues with being unable to access the family account. Grrr. Having been married almost a decade, it […]

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Does your baby need a better name story?

February 6, 2013

I named my sons Holden, Milo, and Sawyer because I liked the sound of each of the names with our (in my opinion, hard-to-work-with) surname and, to a lesser degree, each other. Not the best story, huh? As I was speaking to some friends last night, another mom gave the “because we liked the sound […]

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Love or shove: holiday outfits for little kids

November 11, 2012

Buying holiday outfits for my kids is not a tradition I’ve embraced so far in my parenting career. Well, not totally true. I do buy holiday jammies every year. What I mean is a fancy party dress with patent leather shoes or a little man-style outfit that is specially selected for holiday parties. When I […]

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What’s funny about being pregnant?

August 13, 2012

So, this pregnant woman walks into a bar… No, no, that’s not right. But pregnant people DO walk into things all the time. Ba-dum-bum. Not funny now, but funny later. When I think about what’s funny about pregnancy, it helps to take the long-view. So many of the oddities and discomforts are actually quite hilarious […]

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Do you have too many toys?

July 21, 2012

When I first read this clipping from People magazine that talks about how many toys Americans have, I felt guilty as charged. I thought that my own household probably has tons of toys that don’t get played with at all, and that my children would find it easier to occupy themselves in our house if […]

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Comebacks for Unsolicited Parenting Advice

April 17, 2012

The following is an excerpt from our new book Stuff Every Mom Should Know. We’re giving you little tastes of the book all week in hopes that next time you discover your neighbor is pregnant, you’ll buy her a copy for Mother’s Day. Comebacks for Unsolicited Parenting Advice Sometimes a well-meaning stranger cannot help herself […]

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Love or shove: Maternity clothes rental?

March 22, 2012

I loathe the idea (and reality) of shopping for maternity clothes. Between the high prices, poor quality, and short shelf-life of most items, it’s enough to make a hormonal chick crazy. When I first was pregnant with Holden, I was the lucky benefactor of a large duffel bag of maternity clothes from my pal, Whitney. […]

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