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Lightsabers + brats: a tale of two quirky, affordable dates

November 5, 2013

This post was sponsored by HowAboutWe, a date-planning service for couples. Alec and I usually try to squeeze in at least one date night each month, whether we have the energy for it or not. I loved taking HowAboutWe for Couples for a test drive because they helped us out of our usual datenight rut. […]

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Check it out: Squeezy pouches for medicine delivery (sponsored)

October 30, 2013

Pediacare® is sponsoring a series of posts here and we hope that as we trod through cold and flu season together, you’ll find them useful. Sometimes a scary news story makes me question myself, even when I know what I’m doing. I keep hearing that acetaminophen is being doled out wrong, even by well-meaning parents […]

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How to conquer the intimidating task of giving two babies a bath

October 14, 2013

When I became pregnant with baby #2 (the one we now call Milo), Whitney asked our friends and scoured the Internets for baby advice for me. The best one about bathing a baby (when you have two under two or even two under three) is “Just bathe the dirtiest one.” We used that tip for […]

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A recipe for at-home date nights

October 7, 2013

When I had the chance to make a video telling parents how to make “date night” happen at home, without paying for a babysitter, here’s what I said: Since then, I discovered a couple of other cool resources that may inspire you, especially if you’re not ready to leave your baby with a sitter; or […]

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I flipped off of a trapeze and lived to tell about it #datenight

September 19, 2013

If I can’t brag about myself on my own blog, then where? First watch the 30-second video below in which I, Whitney Moss, not a stunt-woman, but a 40-year old mother of two, perform a little trick after a short trapeze class. Then, I’ll tell you more about it how this happened. ARE YOU SO […]

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Activity #24: Attend a special event for new moms

September 17, 2013

When I asked my Mom’s Group facilitator — a woman whose own daughters were over 20 years old — how the conversation amongst rookie moms had changed in the 20 years that she’d been hosting support groups for new mothers, she told me that my generation talked a lot more about products. Guilty as charged. […]

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World travel is better with a toddler

September 10, 2013

Our friends, Karen and Ross, just returned from an amazing European escape with their toddler son, Laz. Skeptical that a trip with a rowdy one-year old could be relaxing, I asked her to share their story with us. I hope you like it as much as I do. Almost a year ago, I wrote a […]

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What it’s like to have a nanny

August 26, 2013

For the first year and a half after my maternity leave, I had what we call around here a “nanny share”, which means two babies from different families and one caregiver. The cost is a little more than half of having ones own nanny, and a nanny share is a common childcare solution for working […]

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Motherhood: Does it get easier or do you get better at it?

August 16, 2013

This morning at the day camp bus stop, as a group of parents greeted a mom who had recently had her second baby, we chatted about whether it is harder to go from zero kids to one kid or from one kid to two kids. Which leads to the question, does the transition from two […]

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Activity #137: Split your movie date

July 18, 2013

Between the high price of a babysitter and movie admission prices, it can be hard to imagine a cheap evening date. So, follow the example of rookie dad Edwin and his wife: Go see a new-release movie while your partner stays home with the baby; return home and then stay with the baby while your […]

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Links to love: Mid-summer edition

July 3, 2013

Hello. Is anyone reading? It’s sort of a mixed-up holiday week, or at least mine has been over taken by unusual activities. Julian had surgery on Tuesday because he had a bone growth on his toe. Odd, but apparently not unheard of. In fact the pediatric orthopedic surgeon who removed it said that his niece […]

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Awesome (twin) mom, Lynn Perkins, founder of Urban Sitter

March 7, 2013

We are super duper excited about launching a series of posts about babysitting, sponsored by UrbanSitter.com.  UrbanSitter is a website and a mobile app that allows you to find sitters YOUR FRIENDS LIKE based on Facebook connections. We are big fans, and because babysitting is such a great topic, we’re dividing everything we want to […]

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