Thanks to CVS Pharmacy for sponsoring RookieMoms and coming to Target with all your convenience! I love any excuse to go to Target, especially by myself, so when I got word that CVS Pharmacy is now INSIDE Target, I thought, very smart, CVS. Very smart. Who can resist? Target is already a happy place for […]
When I have a long stretch of unstructured time, I just about lose my mind. I like to have goals and a to-do list, even if its someone else’s list. Running out of ideas for what to do with your baby during maternity leave? Here is my list of goals for you. Try to choose […]
When I saw rookie mom Hala’s post on Instagram, I was impressed and inspired by the story she shared about taking her daughter Alana along for a date night. This was not a family date during which Alana would be chilling in a high chair next to her margarita-drinking parents; this was a cocktail dress […]
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 […]