In our early 20s, “I’m gonna pee in my pants!” is something we shriek with glee when overwhelmed with laughter, and usually it’s a statement of hyperbole.
It is no secret I love the book, Parent Hacks: 134 Genius Shortcuts for Life with Kids; I absolutely inhaled it when I first read it and laughed as I learned new solutions to old pesky problems. Before we celebrated with a launch party playdate, I had already read the whole thing and implemented a bunch of […]
Blue Apron makes a date night for new parents way easier. They pick and pack your ingredients. You just chop and dance around the kitchen with your mate. Aw
A babysitter retainer means Date Night and associated childcare are a regular and essential part of each month like FOOD or marital therapy!
I recently wrote about how (and when) to choose a great maternity and nursing bra, but I thought I’d offer up my favorite nursing bras for different scenarios. If I’ve missed one of your favorites, let me know! The Workhorses These are your everyday bras – not the cutest or sexiest, but you’ll wear them […]
My pediatrician kindly told me the truth about nursing: Sometimes, it just hurts. This, after the lactation consultants and the breastfeeding advice websites repeatedly exclaiming, “You’re doing it wrong! It shouldn’t hurt! If it hurts, you’re doing it wrong!” I needed to know that I wasn’t doing it wrong. Some pain is normal. I was […]
Have you watched Catastrophe, the Amazon Prime series about a couple who are brought together quickly when their one-night stand results in a pregnancy? It is SO funny. I notice however, that like on most shows, the couple has more frequent fights than my husband and I have. And, further, they are more able to […]
Why these challenges? Outings with a baby? Our own experience with unstructured time and a small baby tells us that having an activity planned or a project for the day is tremendously helpful in passing the time. When your partner gets home from work or you hop on the phone with your sister, instead of […]
My 8-year old has been selling Girl Scout cookies out of our plastic Radio Flyer wagon this month. I get a little hit of that delicious pride-of-parenting feeling each time she says, “Have a nice day!” to a customer. But there’s another emotion, too. I feel deep consumer satisfaction from having owned this wagon for […]
Easier than stickers on clothing or blankets, we love this app for making cute photos for instagram, your walls, or a “baby book” (whatever that is!) When I was a little girl and my stepmom was pregnant with my sister, my dad took full-length profile photos of her changing body each month. Or at least […]
I previously wrote about some useful gifts I give to soon-to-be new parents – which were based on my own experience as a rookie mom of one. About three weeks ago, I had my second baby, and while I still love those items on my gift list, I have found some other little things that make […]
Good-looking comfortable pajamas for real women are hard to find. I actually own those yoda pajamas pictured above — thanks, Mom! — and they’re cozy as heck but doing nothing for my sex life. Note: I will write about nursing-friendly pajamas another day. As I was meeting my husband for our weekly lunch date, I sat […]