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Lessons from Finland: Babies can sleep in boxes

June 7, 2013

Did you guys see this BBC article circulating the other day? Rookie mom Yasmeen in Pune, India sent it to us. Thanks, Yasmeen! Pregnant women in Finland receive a starter kit from the government that includes this large box, suitable as a newborn sleeping station (includes a mattress), packed with baby necessities from cold weather […]

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5 ideas for what to wear to a baby shower

June 2, 2013

Tide, Bounce, and Downy have offered to sponsor this post in the spirit of “things that go together.” Keeping in mind Heather’s translation of clothing tags that say “Dry Clean Only” to mean “Don’t Buy Me”, we have five ideas for machine washable outfits to wear to a baby shower when you’re the… 1- Friend […]

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Tech Tuesday: Use an app to save kid art

May 21, 2013

My kindergartner is the most prolific artist in the house. Allow me to present to you five from his recent series of monsters and beasts (incredibly adorable until you realize that they’re all holding weapons and shooting poison from their spiky appendages). I really love all most of what he creates but I can’t possibly […]

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My new fashion role model is Holly

May 17, 2013

I struggle with figuring out what to wear. Before kids, I didn’t know. And ten years after buying this What Not to Wear book (and gestating three humans) I sure don’t know any better. So, I’m on a quest to figure out my style along with realistic, affordable ways to get there without shopping. And […]

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Win a Canon DSLR + Epiphanie camera bag

May 10, 2013

Giveaway Now Closed— *Congrats to the winner: Julie S. (entry #13056) Whitney and I teamed up with some of our favorite bloggers to offer you a totally high-end Canon T4i DSLR Camera 2 Lens Bundle and a funky cool Epiphanie camera bag to carry it around. We all chipped in to buy you a nice […]

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Products that moms will want to make out with

April 29, 2013

Whether it’s for Mother’s Day or just something you want to get yourself, I couldn’t not tell you about my deep and abiding love for these three products. The first one is the cheapest and my most recent infatuation. The second has been wrapped around my loins since Halloween. The final pick has been heating […]

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Tech Tuesday: On-demand parenting advice

April 9, 2013

If all the top parenting experts were your best friends and available in that “call me anytime” way via skype, then your middle-of-the-night feedings might start to look a little bit like KidsintheHouse.com. Worried that you’re holding your baby too much? A top pediatrician will reassure you. Have questions about if you’re producing enough breastmilk, […]

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Stroll for free ice cream

April 8, 2013

Fun outing for moms of babies too young to whine: get a free ice cream cone at Ben & Jerry’s on 4/9. Find your nearest location and then go!  

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The night I talked to 500 pregnant women

April 8, 2013

As part of a partnership with Philips AVENT, I attended a super amazing event in Los Angeles last month. The Biggest Baby Shower is an expo-style event where attendees pay for tickets to access a beautiful room stuffed to the gills with the stuff a pregnant woman needs to know about in her first year […]

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Date night idea: thrifted board games

March 28, 2013

Reader Alana shared a terrific tip for keeping an at-home date night creative for less than five bucks: Head over to the thrift store and buy a few new board games. Play with your partner after your baby goes to bed. Done and done. Nala’s games were all half off at the thrift store She […]

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Minimalist Parenting will bring you more joy

March 28, 2013

That’s a pretty bold claim, huh? Well, it’s true. If you follow the exercises and suggestions in the Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less book by Christine Koh and Asha Dornfest you will automatically bring more good stuff into your life while avoiding more crap. Here are a few brief excerpts that […]

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Be your own personal trainer

March 25, 2013

I’m pleased to present this guest post from our good friend and rookie mom, Karen, who invented her own way to get fit with a baby in the house: After I gave birth last year, I lost a lot of my baby weight pretty quickly without a huge amount of effort. I did a lot […]

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