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 […]
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 […]
We had a board book that I didn’t like too much. The illustrations were too wishy washy and there were too many words. We also had a board book that I loved, by Todd Parr, called This is My Hair. Bold illustrations and simple text. Plus funny. I decided I wanted the first book to […]
The Challenge: Get Rowdy With the Rest of the Crowd The day before Mother’s Day was a glorious day on Long Island; not knowing if the weather would hold up the next day, I decided it would be best to do the activities I wanted to do on my special day Saturday instead: go out to […]
The Challenge: Celebrate Baby Being Outside Longer Than Inside! The Friday before my 37th week of pregnancy, Eric left for work, and said to my stomach, “Son, would you mind coming out sometime this weekend?” Lo and behold, at 4:00 AM that night, I woke up to my water breaking. I couldn’t believe it, we […]
The Challenge: Buy New Jeans When I look back at family photos of myself as a child, there seems to be someone always missing from the scene: my mother. Now that I’m a mother, when someone asks me for a photo of Weston and me, it’s hard to find one. So, I decided to take […]