Look at this woman. Do you look like her when you express milk for your baby? If so, please explain yourself. Having spent a fair amount of time both pumping and searching for images of pumping women from the major pump manufacturers, we’ve found there is a lack of unrealistic imagery out there. That photo […]
Recently, RookieDad Alec and I took our two older boys around a two-mile hiking trail in the Berkeley hills. We left the toddler at home to give the big boys some special attention. My oldest, nearly nine, had chosen the path because he knows it well from summer camps and school field trips. As we circled […]
Follow the hashtag #babeinamug on Instagram and you’ll quickly see that this is a Thing. Thanks to the clever blogger MommyShorts, who composed the collage above, babies and mugs are being photographed with this perspective trickery — and shared on social media. If you are able to capture such a shot and participate in this […]
How cute is this DIY soft tag monster stuffie? So cute. Our good friend Wendy made it for her toddler son and we love it.
We all know what jogging strollers were invented for, but that doesn’t mean we feel inspired to use one. Even if it’s outfitted with an insane attachment that promises to increase the efficiency of the workout. (Love Handles run $99.) Maybe it’s -2 degrees outside; maybe your toddler is sleeping; or maybe you simply cannot […]
We’re all about getting out of the house and having more fun with your baby in tow. One could argue that I had another baby just to keep on testing myself.
Marketing Mommy is a blogger in the Chicago area who has two kids born pretty darn close to mine. And we both had a victorious VBAC with #2, and, we are both in marketing, so we were like, totally best friends, even before we ever really had a conversation. She works full time, so pumping […]
Meredith is a grad school dropout, military wife, stay at home, over-thinking mom who started a podcast and blog over at overthinkingmom.com to amuse herself and, hopefully, others. She shared her five favorite babycentric inventions with us. If you’d like to share yours, send an email to moms at rookiemoms dot com. I’ve been a […]
This is my favorite format of a Mom’s Group picture, so I am reposting it from last year. If you have the chance to imitate it, please do! I saw this photo on the Facebook page of a former co-worker and he gave me permission to publish. Thanks, Rookie Dad Eric!
Have you taken black and white photos of your baby yet? Put her on a solid colored blanket on your bed and stand on the bed, looking down at her. Then, get down at her level and take some close ups. Take some of her hands and feet, too. Outdoor light also makes for great […]
In my job as a marketer, there’s a lot of focus on how much we moms talk to each other, exchanging advice about how to get our whites whiter. Yeah, we blab a lot. And yes it’s true, we might talk to our friends, sisters and total strangers about the best stroller to buy when […]
Big thanks to Nicole Johnson, sleep coach and owner of The Baby Sleep Site, who offered these sanity-saving and sleep-saving travel tips. Baby jet lag is no joke.