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5 real-life uses for my travel crib

travel crib babies

When I first unpacked my portable crib as a rookie mom, images of global travel danced in my head. Our shared wanderlust was so important that my husband and I almost wrote it into our wedding vows. Instead, we named the tables at our reception after each of the destinations on our around-the-world honeymoon itinerary […]

Baby sleep tips for Summer

Not sleepy

Many thanks to Nicole Johnson, sleep coach and owner of The Baby Sleep Site, who shares these sanity-saving summertime sleep tips for babies and toddlers. In addition to being a sleep expert, she is also the mom of two boys (one of whom never let her sleep). Summertime is special; days are long, sunny and […]

Is that a Travel Boppy?


“Is that a travel Boppy?” the other mom said to me with obvious envy. We had both just emerged from a five-hour flight, I with my three sons and she with her nine-month old. I nodded as I jiggled Sawyer in the front carrier and tried to get the bigger boys to sit still while […]

Moms on Bikes, Part deux


As promised, a few more “Moms on Bikes” pictures for cycling enthusiasts. To see me and Heather (6 months pregnant) on our cruisers, go back to this post. Our friend Rachel on her due date in Copenhagen Rachel returns home from the hospital after delivering Oscar a few days later. Triplet tandem bike in Amsterdam, […]

Guest post: rookie mom Lindsay’s airplane tips


Lindsay Pinchuk is Founder of Bump Club and Beyond, Chicago’s first and largest social event network for expectant and new moms. She’s sharing her best tips for flying with a baby. I was in a panicked state for weeks before we left for a family trip to Florida last month with our baby, J, who’s […]

One rookie mom’s 5 favorite baby items

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Meredith is a grad school dropout, military wife, stay at home, over-thinking mom who started a podcast and blog over at to amuse herself and, hopefully, others. She shared her five favorite babycentric inventions with us.  If you’d like to share yours, send an email to moms at rookiemoms dot com. I’ve been a […]

Tips for traveling with a baby

All you need to know about flying with a baby

We’ve said it before: traveling just ain’t what it used to be. When you bring a baby on an airplane, you would be lucky to get through even a single magazine article let alone a book. So when you walk by that airport bookstore with your sights set on People or US Weekly, just keep […]

Savvy Travel for Rookie Moms


On a recent trip to New York, I spotted a woman traveling alone with her baby. She wore him in a front carrier so that she could pull her luggage along without also maneuvering a stroller. Clever – and necessary. I noticed that her Snugli was not positioned correctly, and I had to exercise all […]