Can your baby do anything particularly incredible that your adult body can’t do? Your mission is to photograph your little companion sucking her toes or sitting in the sink for a bath. Share your baby’s contortionist achievement in the comments.
If you have a pile of plastic eggs in your house (I do) and a bit of wire or plastic cord or even dental floss, you can make a “snake” like this. Our eggs all had holes in them already, and I hope yours do too. Big kids can do the stringing. Babies can do […]
This post is based on a real-life facebook query we received: Dear Rookie Moms, Our 8-month old baby refuses to sleep in a pack n play and is too little for a regular bed. She is way too active to cosleep with us. The city where my family lives doesn’t seem to have any crib […]
At 7 months old, Sawyer is eating and drinking whatever he can get his mouth on: nursing but also bottle-feeding, spoon-feeding, & starting finger food.
In theory, my family likes to camp. We celebrated Holden’s first birthday with a camp-out barbecue bash. We camped in a big group when I was pregnant with Milo (pregnant camping is questionable). More often, we fall apart trying to reserve a spot, pack the gear, be healthy, and coordinate with friends. One solution: Pitch […]
While Heather was keeping her current pregnancy secret from me, she started paying heightened attention to products for young babies in a way that didn’t tip me off, due to our jobs as “mommy bloggers.” I thought she was just trying to keep up with changing trends and technologies for parents. When she accepted a […]
Take a photo of your baby looking at himself in the mirror. You will not want to use a flash, so open all the blinds to fill the room with natural light.
Susan Wagner, who normally blogs about fashion, did us the generous favor of responding with tips, grace and humor below, and isn’t she just the best?
A potluck makes it easier to have friends over, and new moms need people! Whether it is donuts and dosas or burritos and beer, just do it!
Yesterday while my baby slept, I went around the house and gathered up all my shoes. There were some in my bedroom, some in the hall closet and some under the desk and dining room table. I brought them all into one clear space and laid them out in a grid. My objective? Toss my […]
Dinner date for new parents? Excuse me while I laugh like a maniac! ha ha ha ha. Ok, I’m back. When I’m on schedule with the evening routine, I pick up the kids and hustle them in the door a few minutes before the crazy dinner rush starts. If I succeed, we might have a […]
You know those picture frames with three spaces in them? They’re not just for people with three children. They’re for you.