I think Heather and I have both been pretty honest here: We were shocked and disappointed by how boring our babies were after they were born. They never said, “Hey mom, let’s go get you some new jeans and a latte.” Spending all day with someone who has no suggestions for conversation topics or activities […]
Easier than stickers on clothing or blankets, we love this app for making cute photos for instagram, your walls, or a “baby book” (whatever that is!) When I was a little girl and my stepmom was pregnant with my sister, my dad took full-length profile photos of her changing body each month. Or at least […]
I’m totally jealous of these really cute announcement photos that leverage the ability of a photo to communicate all the stats for a new baby. I’m guessing I’m not the only one who will look at these and want a do-over. This photo is courtesy of CandyCrushShop.com owner Jeannette Qunitero who created this super cute […]
I have found some little things that make being a parent of a newborn much easier. If you’re expecting, you might want to consider these items
If you get on this opportunity within a year of your baby’s birth, you can receive a signed greeting from the President and Mrs. Obama, welcoming your child to the world. (Your baby must already born and be a U.S. citizen.) All you have to do is fill out a short form on the WhiteHouse.gov […]
The hello flow new mom kit has soothing balms and sprays for your lady parts and really helpful facts that you should read before the fourth trimester.
When I was recovering from having my first child, somehow this book, now out-of-print, made it into my hands, and I found it hilarious. It’s still on my shelf, even though it’s not relevant to me anymore, because I remember relating to it so much. The references are a bit dated, but the gist is […]
I met first-time mom Lila at an event in San Francisco and she told me that the 52 Project was the best thing she did as a new mom. The motto is “A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in (fill in the year),” and although you might think, aww man, I […]
I took on the rookie moms new mom challenges with my baby boy, Brooks, and I think we’re crushing them so far. It’s good to have goals!
The Confession I have a confession to make: My son is nearly five months old and I’ve never been in a public place alone with him. I know, crazy, right? Truth be told, the whole endeavor freaks me out, because the thing is this: it’s not just me and my adorable cherub adventuring the world […]
I don’t typically have patience for long videos on the web, but this tickled me because it represents such a funny moment in time. First, although this new dad barely knows what he’s doing, he felt compelled to make a “How to” video to show off his skill. Again, he’s not a master of this […]
Tip for brand-new breastfeeders: It may sound weird, but I did it and so did my friend Maureen. Take an old tank top or soft cup bra and cut holes where your nipples go. Seriously. Wear this whenever your nipples need to be untouched. Preferably not when your father in law is around. (photo: Circle […]