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The Stocked Kitchen, final verdict

September 19, 2010

I just finished my four week experiment based the Stocked Kitchen cookbook and I rate it an enthusiastic one thumb up. I embraced the system fully in order to take advantage of the promise: maintain the master shopping list ingredients and be able to make any recipe in the book. I lived according to the […]

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Hipstamatic iPhone app: so worth it!

September 9, 2010

I downloaded the Hipstamatic iPhone app for $1.99 at the recommendation of my photo-snob friend, Jen. Loving it! I call this one “Hipsta-Milo” and it was taken by Holden. Photos are taken with various “photoshop effects” to simulate the results of the 1970′s era limited-edition camera, the Hipstamatic. You can select from film, flash, and […]

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Thanks for the sweet ride, GMC!

August 25, 2010

Now that I’ve been home for 2 weeks, I have finally recovered from my family vacation. Because we live on the West Coast and our families live Out East, every time we cross the Mississippi, it turns into a full-on Family Vacation, capital letters required. This year, we managed to sync up my plans to […]

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An invisible belt, really?

May 21, 2010

Almost a year ago, Kathy from Invisibelt invited me to try out her special belt. She told me, “The Invisibelt is a flat undetectable belt intended to be worn under fitted tops. No more belt buckle bulge!!!” I was intrigued, but not completely sold. When the package arrived, I eyed it suspiciously before trying it […]

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Stuff people send us plus a whole lot of things we just love and can’t help but recommend.

Who else likes BABIES?

May 7, 2010

Last month, I was very lucky to go to the BABIES documentary San Francisco premiere. I laughed; I smirked; I squirmed. And I think all parents and parents-to-be would have similar emotional reactions (but probably to different parts). You try to sit still as a naked baby is surrounded by a herd of cattle, I […]

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What I love and hate about Nurtureshock

January 27, 2010

I was sent an advance copy of Nurtureshock: New Thinking About Children in the fall because once upon a time I wrote a tiny blog post about “praising the verb and not the noun” when talking to children. I let it sit on my shelf with the many other books I don’t have time for. […]

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Stuff people send us plus a whole lot of things we just love and can’t help but recommend.

Test driving a Lincoln MKT: From here to Disneyland

January 25, 2010

About two months ago, I accepted an offer from BlogHer to test drive a Lincoln MKT. The offer to test drive a car did not interest me at first, as I only drive a few miles each day, but when my husband pointed out that we might be able to time the car borrowing with […]

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Getting to 50/50 book review

October 10, 2009

Getting to 50/50 is very well-researched and chock full of data. In fact, if you were committed to the SAHM-life before reading it, beware, this book might have you throwing out your diaper bag for a laptop bag. I originally posed the question, “are you already at 50/50?” a few weeks ago. Here’s my nitty […]

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Stuff people send us plus a whole lot of things we just love and can’t help but recommend.

Toy Story double feature is not for little kids, ok?

October 4, 2009

Let me start out by saying in no uncertain terms that I love the Toy Story movies!! Just so we’re clear. I enjoyed them in the theater back in the day. And I recently screened a DVD at home for my two- and four-year old boys with great success for family movie night. My big […]

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If You Give a Mom a Martini… book review

August 23, 2009

I’m not so much a martini mom, but the subtitle of this book should give you a pretty good idea why I thought I’d like it: “100 ways to find 10 blissful minutes for yourself” — that’s pretty fantastic! And pretty close to our own philosophy of helping rookie moms survive the first year(s) of […]

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Stuff people send us plus a whole lot of things we just love and can’t help but recommend.

Testing the heck out of this camera: Olympus Stylus TOUGH

August 16, 2009

When I saw one of the youtube ads for this indestructible Olympus camera a few months ago I thought, “yeah right” and by that I mean “no flipping way.” Maybe Olympus could get adorable preschool-like actors to put the camera through its paces on a gentle rubberized-mat surface, but could it really stand up to […]

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Baby Fat Book review

August 9, 2009

We, Rookie Moms, tread lightly in the area of diet and exercise. We believe a new mom has enough adjustments and to-dos without also worrying about losing that last ten pounds. That said, our regular readers might also know that when Milo turned two and people were still asking me when the baby was due, […]

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