If your plastic containers are not stored on a bottom shelf, rearrange things to make it easy to give your baby access. Sit on the kitchen floor and let him pull everything out of the shelf and bang it around. If you have a mish mash of containers and are happy with it — yay […]
Here’s the thing. When you go out of town as just the family and the baby goes to bed before 8 p.m.*, the rest of the evening can be oppressively quiet for you and your partner, and sadly, not that different from evenings you already spend together at home. One answer to this dilemma is […]
The best way to cool down on a hot day is also the easiest: just add water! We wanted to give you some fun and easy ways to do it at home.
I wanted to buy or make a shopping cart cover for Baby Sawyer to protect him from those nasty grocery store germs when I discovered this tutorial from Kim on Little Rays of Sunshine. Because it uses fleece, there is NO SEWING INVOLVED. It also does double duty as a highchair cover. Yippee and Yahooo! […]
There are three big parts to dealing with leaving your baby with another caregiver for the first time: How YOU are feeling. How the BABY is feeling. What the SITTER needs to know. I will offer to you — in total empathy with how hard it is to leave a precious baby — that the first part is the most […]
Lynnette gave us the idea to start a collection of photos using baby as a prop to demonstrate all the What Not To Dos. Baby with a beer bottle?
Weston and I are big fans of Book Revue in Huntington, so I was thrilled when a day off from school coincided with toddler music time.
When our kids were younger, Heather was a little bit obsessed with putting them to bed at each other’s houses in order to allow us to have nighttime plans with each other. We pulled this off quite a bit when we were rookie moms. With five kids between us now, it’s not really worth the […]
The wonderful thing about an almost-nine-month old is that fabulous head control that just screams “put me in a baby jogger and let’s see how fast this thing can go.” Send your partner out for a short run with the jogging stroller and you can catch up on sleep, phone calls, or reading. Make sure […]
Celebrate that your baby has been on the outside as long as he was on the inside by having a ladies night out with your girlfriends.
Grab, smell, and crinkle your way on a sensory tour of your neighborhood. Babies love the chance to taste all the things.
Hi Rookie Mom’s readers! Remember me? I’m the long, lost rookie mom who started out strong on her challenges and then went back to work and life kind of got in the way of writing. But I’m happy to say we’re finally in a decent routine and no one is sick (at least for this […]