With an adorable eight-month old baby available to us, how could Heather and I not take advantage of being able to dress up Karen’s baby Allie in Halloween costumes for our annual Halloween blog posts? Behold 5 easy-peasy DIY baby Halloween costumes. I organized all the supplies and we headed over to Karen’s house with […]
Maybe you are a laid-back, improvising kinda parent who is not going to let a little bundle in a bucket seat get in the way of social plans, errands, and work life. Great! But if your baby doesn’t know how to nap and you think there are some secrets about baby sleep that might be […]
This weekend, my preschooler son asked if we could make Halloween decorations. I invented this easy and fun craft and it went great! Having kept him busy for hours, I can say that Recycled Jar Lanterns are my new go-to kid craft activity. Materials and instructions: We found some old jars of various shapes and sizes, […]
My fellow Americans, history is upon us. It’s an election year. If you have a newborn in the house, it can be like living under a rock for several months. But you can still be in on the fun. I suggest you throw a debate-watching party to reconnect with your childfree friends. You supply the […]
Mom-focused comedy is rich with inside jokes and common experiences. We laugh, we cry, we pee a little and it is all the service of feeling a little less isolated. That, and having a great night out with friends! The Pump and Dump Show is giving all that with a little more as they tour […]
How to make a simple Hillary Clinton costume for your baby.
Recently I received a teal Trendy Nursing Tank Top from Udderly Hot Mama to review. It comes in four colors. This is a great nursing and pumping tank. It’s long, so you can tuck it in, ruche it, or wear it with a belt. I styled my teal version in it two different ways. For work […]
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 […]
Thanks to our guest writer, Allison Kenny, mother and author, for this post. You know the moment. When your child’s eyes glaze over and they gear themselves up to throw an epic fit in Target…in the grocery store…at a friend’s house…on an airplane…and there you are: heat rising up the back of your neck, cheeks […]
Whitney passed along this mama tip to me and now I’m telling you; if your baby is starting to skip that 10pm feeding and you want to stretch the sleeping hours to ones that are more convenient, try the dream feed. We used the dream feed technique for several months (on three different babies) with […]
Sweet potatoes are a super food, meaning that they are packed with nutrients. If you can get your kid to like them, you’ll have an easy veggie to turn to when times are tough — like when you can’t think of anything to make besides pasta. There’s a lot you can do with sweet potatoes, […]
Babywearing International. This chapter-based organization serves as a resource in a couple hundred cities whose mission is to promote babywearing.
In addition to meetings where you can learn a ton, and try on carriers with help from experts, Babywearing International chapters offer lending libraries and have a local Babywearing Educator