While I was choosing my organic applesauce at the grocery store, I ran into Superhero Andrea, and she asked me for some good suggestions for what to feed toddlers. In fact, she asked me if I had anything on my blog about it already, which made me think I should write a little something — […]
photo: The Macs Before we get all in a tizzy about first birthday parties and the cuteness you are about to behold, allow me to confess that I think the first birthday party for a baby is optional. Parents doing something momentous to celebrate their own first year of parenthood also seems like a fine […]
Big thanks to Wellements for sponsoring today’s post. If you’d like more information, join the conversation on Facebook. My first baby had all sorts of tummy troubles. I struggled daily to make him comfortable, while he tried his best to communicate that his miniature body was not feeling it, often via an Olympic-caliber projectile vomiting session (#mombrag). […]
The woman behind your behind, Sara Blakely, best known for her invention of SPANX, was struck by a creative impulse during her 40th week of pregnancy, which gave birth to The Belly Art Project. This coffee table book, whose sale proceeds will go towards Every Mother Counts, is filled with highly stylized photographs of painted pregnant […]
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 […]
This post about homemade baby food shortcuts was originally sponsored by BABYBJÖRN. They did not influence the content. I take pride in making my baby fresh pureed homemade food from scratch ingredients sourced locally from the farmers market. Really. But I have 3 kids and a job meaning some days we improvise. Through trial and […]
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 […]
Thanks to Exeltis for sponsoring today’s post about all the lingo to know when becoming a rookie mom. Whitney’s former boss used to say that becoming a parent is like “joining the most special non-special club there is” — and we totally agree! In fact, even trying to become a parent gains you access to a […]
To create this very easy baby photo series, I made onesies to represent his age. Baby Laz is wearing a dot for each month of his age (1 dot = 1 month old, get it?) and laying around on their coordinated rug from Crate and Barrel and relaxing on the living room chair. Click to enlarge […]
If you’ve ever introduced a breastfed baby to rice cereal, you already know what I’m about to tell you: solid food is constipating for babies.
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.
We received this letter and thought our readers could extend some empathy and perspective to “Kate”, who is having trouble deciding if a second child is in the cards for her and her husband. I wrote her a note below, but I hope you’ll respond as well. Dear Rookie Moms, My little one is turning two […]