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Beyond Baby: 40 challenges for moms who are not such rookies

Beyond Baby: A guide to creating a life you love when your kids aren't so little

My kids can walk out of the house, get in the car, and buckle themselves into their seats. This means that to leave the house, all I have to do is pick up my purse and walk out the door. Okay, not quite. There’s a whole lot of, “Please put your shoes on. Oh, you […]

Activity #8: Get a pedicure

Challenge for new moms: Get a pedicure!

Your challenge this week is to enjoy a pedicure and report back. This is your eighth challenge. While your baby is still small enough for the infant carrier, take advantage of your relative “freedom” to get your toenails done. We’ve experimented with many places and techniques and find this to be a favorite outing with […]

Activity #7: Practice yoga baby-style

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Many yoga studios offer mom-and-baby classes. Search online for postnatal yoga or postpartum yoga and the name of your city to find one. This is your seventh weekly challenge. Benefits of these classes include getting out of the house, being kind to your body, meeting other rookie moms, and sometimes learning a little bit of […]

Help me stop wearing my gray fleece every day!

Sweatshirt alternatives for moms with style (or who wish they did)

This guest post was provided by Shana from Ain’t No Mom Jeans to solve my real-life fashion challenge of always grabbing my gray fleecy North Face jacket-sweatshirt-thing Every Single Day. Last time, she answered my clothing conundrum call for help (4 perfect pooch-hiding nursing-friendly outfits), I bought 5 new things. FIVE! That’s crazy for me. […]

Binge-worthy TV: SCANDAL

Binge-worthy TV: Scandal

What follows is an actual email dialog between myself and my friend, Crystal (both moms of three small people): FROM ME TO CRYS {Re: notes on SCANDAL} Have you watched SCANDAL? Whitney turned me onto it and I watched the first season on Netflix in two days. Granted the first season was only seven episodes, […]

Activities for new moms: 52 weekly challenges

Rookie Moms Challenges: weekly adventures for new moms

Why these challenges? 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 talking about length of […]