7 secrets that Santa uses to extract holiday magic out of eBay

Tips for how to score great gifts on ebay.

We are new affiliates of eBay, and this post contains affiliate links. I’m not a huge eBay person, but my husband uses it strategically to keep us stocked in phone-charging cords, camera memory cards, and other made-cheaply-in-China electronic gadgets. I may not be able to find a nail clipper at a moment’s notice, but I […]

When to use black and white photo filters

Black and White makes photos better

More than once I’ve heard the tip to filter your photos to black and white in order to mask the fact that your children’s outfits were excruciatingly mismatched, and not in a quirky stylish way. When San Francisco mom Yuliya Patsay posted this cute baby photo on Instagram, and was transparent about her reasons for […]

10 Clutter-Free Gifts for Dads & Husbands

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Clutter-free Gifts for Rookie Dads Consumable food. A subscription to a monthly beer, coffee, wine, or meat club will bring something fun in the mail each month. Eat, drink, and be done with it! I always buy bulk candy for my husband’s stocking. Concert tickets. Use Pollstar.com to find what’s coming soon. Print a picture […]

The Control Freak’s Guide to packing your diaper bag

Diaper bag prep from rookiemoms and 7th generation diapers

Thank you to Seventh Generation and Touch of Cloth™ Disposable Diapers for sponsoring this post. I have definitely been in the position to bum diapers off strangers in the past. Accidents happen, of course they do. But to be prepared for the next rookie mom adventure, I need to channel my inner control freak (who am I kidding? […]