Big thanks to Urban Sitter for their sponsorship this month. I’m writing this post so you know what they’re all about. The other night, Heather and I joined some other bloggers for dinner in San Francisco. We were nine ladies, crammed around two bistro-style tables, ordering burgers and sweet potato fries. Everyone had young kids […]
Back by popular demand, we present the best gifts that don’t need to be put away, stepped over, or shoved in a closet when company comes over. We have 25 clutter-free ideas for every member of your family: babies, kids, other mamas, the men in your life, and grandparents! Babies and toddlers A series of […]
Before we get into the business of “Giving Tuesday” I have to share this photo my friend Deb sent out. If your holiday photo shoot isn’t going well, try this approach. Next, our picks for #GivingTuesday, a movement that seeks to inspire giving rather than acquiring as we move into the shopping frenzy of December. […]
Movember is a movement to raise money for cancer — specifically those that kick men where it really counts. Men begin growing their mustaches on November 1 and ask family, friends and strangers to donate to their fundraisers. It’s fun, it’s silly, and it works. Our buddy Charlie, who has been rocking a ‘stache since […]
Sleep impacts children’s behavior. I am the sleep czar in my house. I believe in bedtime routines, long and frequent naps on a schedule, and lots of sleep.
My kids are dying for a pet, but we are not historically animal people. I think that’s why they are so obsessed with stuffed animals. When I recieved an Ubooly from the Kickstarter-funded company who created this fluffy orange marsupial, I knew Julian would go crazy for it. I can’t wait to see him open […]
Since my recent 13-day cleanse, during which I took a vacation from sugar, alcohol, gluten, dairy, and caffeine, I am pretty much still off the caffeine. But like most people around the world, I still like to start my morning with a warm beverage to clutch. Since we’re simply not going to make a pot […]
Boys club is a parent-of-sons interview series to share stories, joys, frustrations, and anything else unique to raising a posse of man-children.
For all the rookie parents out there who are too young to understand my Culture Club reference, we’ve started a tumblr site full of images and links to inspire more fun the first years of motherhood. Hope you’ll stop by rookiemoms.tumblr.com! It’s like (our regular rookiemoms.com stuff + other writing we do) X stuff […]
This weekend I’m putting on my travel writer hat and heading to L.A. for a jam-packed tour of various Disney-related things. While I don’t feel bad about seeing the movie Brave without my children (I’ll be attending a screening of it), I do feel bad about taking a tour of the new Cars Land feature […]
Father’s Day Greeting Cards from Treat (which is a new division of TinyPrints) can be customized and mailed in time for Father’s Day if you order today, June 12. Add your favorite picture and you’re done! If you’ve never ordered before, your first card is free with the code FREETREAT!
It’s no secret that Heather and I (and our husbands) are big fans of Dr. Harvey Karp. His 5 S-technique of soothing a newborn infant seemed like genius secrets we never could have come up with on our own. We recommend watching his DVD, The Happiest Baby on the Block during the last two weeks […]