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

One dreamy appliance: Breville Smart Oven

August 8, 2009

Why am I talking about a toaster oven on Rookie Moms? Because I love it THAT much. I’ll admit that I’m in that first stage of infatuation where it can do no wrong. Burnt my finger a little, I forgive it. I put the crumb door in upside-down, I forgive myself. My husband, on the […]

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Smoothing out the floppy skin of post-pregnancy: Yummie Tummie

August 2, 2009

When Stefania asked if she could give me some underwear and take some pictures of me in it, I said “hell yeah” because sometimes I like to answer first and think later. When I read the fine print and saw that she was going to send me two Yummie Tummie shapewear body-hugging tank tops to […]

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

Loving my Nintendo ds pedometer nugget

July 18, 2009

It’s official name is “Nintendo ds Personal Trainer: Walking” but I call it my nugget. First of all, Whitney got me into pedometers. We share a love of counting that actually turned into this very site you’re reading right now. If we didn’t like to count steps, ounces of milk pumped, or activities that are […]

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Eggs, a dozen things to love

April 18, 2009

There are many areas in which Whitney and I agree… this site is mostly a fabulous collaborative effort of mutuality. Should moms have more fun with their babies? Yes! Should moms get nights off from their babies on a regular basis? Hell yeah! And on and on. But there are areas in which we disagree: […]

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

I am truly in love with my Oxo Travel Mug

March 9, 2009

When I was on maternity leave #2, I had a dream of carrying around hot chocolate in a spill-proof mug that I could toss in a bag or leave on its side. It was an unrealized fantasy just like “sleeping through the night” or “breastfeeding without pain.” I like carrying a travel mug because it […]

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Happy holidays (cards early this year)

November 20, 2008

Every year, I send out cards that say “Happy Holidays” and it’s not just because I tend to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. I like the big winter holidays (I haven’t really met Kwanzaa yet but I suspect we’d get along great) but the problem is that I don’t usually get around to mailing my […]

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

Desperately seeking: replacement lovey

September 3, 2008

I just got back from a two week vacation Out East with Alec and the boys. We flew five hours from SFO to Cleveland (where I’m from) and the next day drove about ten hours to Upstate New York to enjoy a friend’s wedding celebration and the other amazing lake/mountain activities. Unfortunately Milo’s most treasured […]

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Granny Diaries: now how do we give this book to our moms without them knowing where it came from?

June 22, 2008

It’s naptime here for Milo and I just read cover to cover The Granny Diaries: an insider’s guide for new grandmothers and loved it! I suspect that since my oldest son is three that my mom and MIL already learned most of this stuff the hard way… BUT, if I could go back to my […]

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

I’m looking for tips: flying with a toddler

June 16, 2008

Flying with a baby, by myself and with my husband, I can do. We took our three-week old baby across country so I wouldn’t miss one of my best friends get married. We flew with Holden at 5 months, 6 months, and 7 months… and then I declared, “I’m never flying with that squirmy baby […]

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iPhone is the new smoking

April 30, 2008

I live in California where most of my friends don’t smoke. When I was in college, my boyfriend smoked though, and I remember what it’s like to walk up to a cool smoker who’s waiting some place for you. He’s leaning and he’s smoking and he’s oh-so-relaxed. Nowadays, when I’m waiting for you, I’m likely […]

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

Pregnancy Guide – The Real Deal

April 4, 2008

Once upon a time, I had a job as a copy editor and I lasted about six weeks. From my first day, I felt it wasn’t the right job for me, and I cried on the phone to my previous boss. I forced myself to stay six weeks, and then I gave my two week-notice. […]

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Ending the compact like I ended the South Beach Diet

March 9, 2008

At the end of my “One Month without Buying Anything New” kick, I felt pretty good. It wasn’t very hard for me. I felt like I could continue forever… or at least for the self-imposed year of not buying new stuff that Real Compacters sign on for (or more realistically something like a season). I […]

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