From the category archives:


Get on the ground and play at your baby’s level… or perform something so silly you hope nobody will see you!

Kids wearing kids


I’m on vacation in Peru! With my husband! Without my kids! When I was looking at pictures of our destinations in advance of my trip, I thought it would be appropriate to post these while I was gone. Babywearing is obviously common place in Peru, and older siblings wear their younger sibs, but most different […]

Formula, you have met your maker, and it’s electronic.


Surely you’ve seen those coffee makers that use little pods for individual servings of coffee. Now, there’s a drink machine just for your baby. From the website Swiss mums have a new labour-saving device to add to their armoury with the advent of Baby Nes — the equivalent of the cult Nespresso coffee machine, […]

What’s your baby name for the Other Gender?


Tomorrow I’ll be having some tests to determine our baby-to-be’s gender. I don’t know how soon we’ll get the results, but probably sometime in April. I’ve tried to avoid daydreaming about names until we know for sure. But, Whitney can attest to the fact that I’ve been earmarking “my third son’s name” for years now. […]

Self-portraits in cupcakes


Heather and I went to a 2-day conference in San Francisco to meet up with our Babycenter colleagues. It’s been several months that we’ve been writing weekly posts over there, but this was the first time we met most of the other contributors in person. We spent hours in a conference room, but our hosts […]

Baby names inspired by J.Crew


My daughter, Scarlett, is one of two Scarletts in her 3-year old ballet class. While the color scarlet is spelled differently, her name does evoke a deep red image for me, and I hope that as she grows older, she develops an affinity for red as her signature color. As I’ve met an increasing number […]

Activity #75: Fake ‘em out

Bo enjoys a good phone call

When Julian was a little guy and I needed to remove my cell phone from his little paws, a decoy cell phone was the way to avoid a mini-tantrum. Save old sunglasses, cell phones, remotes and key chains that are no longer needed in a drawer. To keep le baby busy: pull them out one […]