Peanut Butter and Jelly vs Jelly and Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter OR Jelly?

I’m bursting with pride for my friend Deborah Kelson, who has just published an adorable children’s book that I cannot recommend more whole-heartedly for kids who are old enough to a) eat peanut butter and jelly and b) not put books in their mouths. After working full-time and parenting two young children for a handful […]

Give longer life to your cutest kids shirts

How to make an iron-on from fabric you already have.

When I saw Mike Adamick, local dad and writer, on an afternoon talk show talking about decorating cute shirts for his daughter, I thought it was unlikely I’d learn something new. I mean, I’ve already written about decorating onesies in just about every way I can think of. But behold, Mike taught me yet another […]

Are these dad stereotypes true, fair, or productive?

Modern parents can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, wash that dish, throw away the package #dadsrule #momsrule

My husband does most of the laundry in our house, makes breakfast and lunch for the children, and works at a full-time job without a flexible schedule. When he is done with lunch packing, he cleans up the supplies and places the breakfast dishes in the dishwasher. That’s why I’m totally flummoxed when I read an article […]

Theo and Beau: The world’s sweetest nappers

Naptime with Theo & Beau by Jessica Shyba

We’d guess that many of you are aware of our friend Jessica Shyba’s photographs, as they typically garner tens of thousands of little hearts on Instagram whenever she posts one. Yin & Yang #theoandbeau A photo posted by Jessica Shyba (@mommasgonecity) on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:57pm PST About two years ago, the Shyba family […]

Activity #52: Celebrate your way

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For your 52nd weekly Rookie Moms challenge, we invite you to pat yourself on the back — You have a ONE YEAR OLD! The celebration is for you. If you are inviting others to celebrate the big ONE with you, make some plans for it. Make it easy on yourself by delegating food and decorations […]

Skip*hop launches apparel! (giveaway)

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Ooh, I’m feeling so lucky that skip*hop said we could do a giveaway of their new layette items. Someone is going to score big time! This stuff is so cute, it makes me want to have another… um, giveaway? All the items coordinate, are super cute, and made of the softest cotton. Here’s what we’ve […]

Rainbow birthday party ideas

Rainbow-themed birthday party

Birthday Express invited me to pick out some items as a way to introduce them to you. They sell tons of party items for $10 or less. This post contains affiliate links. A few times per year, Heather and I have a table at a preschool fair or some other community event. Next up, Boobie-Palooza, […]

Honeymoon, interrupted

Honeymoon interrupted, a momoir

If you met me today, you might take me for a typical minivan-driving Berkeley mom. And I am. But I’m also full of stories. And dreams. Let me start with one of each from ten years ago. The first date with my future-husband, Alec, was a long one. Four hours in, we were exchanging personal travel stories […]