5 great date nights that don’t require a babysitter

5 great date ideas, no babysitter required

I’m a firm believer that new parents need to figure out a way to get out of the house and have some dates. Best case scenario, that’s only one night a week. More realistically, that’s one night a month. Or never. So, what about all those other nights? Here are five fun date-night ideas that […]

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, […]