Take your baby to the movie theater! Really! Look for a Mom and Baby Matinee, offered by many theaters around the country.
After many sessions of Music Together, this is my unpaid love letter to the class that fills the void in my afternoon and my home with music!
Movies today are louder, faster-paced, and more startling than they were when we were kids. I have only noticed that because when I’m at the movies (without kids) I am aware of what sensory overload it would be for little ones. Add that to any sensitivities with which a child may be hardwired, and movies […]
Disneyland is a magical place. Happiest place on earth, right? For a three-year old it can be all kinds of wonderful — and overwhelming.
Photo Credit: HoboMama via Compfight cc Moms need other moms. Without a network of mom friends, we get critical information about motherhood a little too late. When, four weeks after giving birth to Julian, I confided to my friend Julie that I was still wearing maternity clothes, she said I would be wearing them for […]
At a Disney Social Media Moms conference in Berkeley, I got to hear the stories of three female inventors, all of whom were inspired by their early motherhood experience. They sat on a panel together, as all had received some funding from a Huggies grant. (If you’ve got a mom-inspired business that needs a grant […]
As part of a partnership with Philips AVENT, I attended a super amazing event in Los Angeles last month. The Biggest Baby Shower is an expo-style event where attendees pay for tickets to access a beautiful room stuffed to the gills with the stuff a pregnant woman needs to know about in her first year […]
I went to the world premiere of the Pixar film Brave in Hollywood last week, and let’s just get one thing straight first: after living in in Los Angeles my entire childhood and finally attending my first RED carpet event 20 years after moving away, the red carpet was green. photo credit: Disney See how […]
JJ Keith shares some fun-filled toddler and preschooler activities to keep mom having fun in and around Pasadena, CA. She writes the JJust Kidding blog about raising babies in Hollywood (without raising Hollywood babies). Monday: Explore the Arroyo Go for a walk in the jog stroller-friendly watershed of the Arroyo Seco (entrance at Norwood Drive […]
Gina Osher, aka The Twin Coach, shares this lesson about confidence for new moms. Many women are overwhelmed by parenthood; mothers of multiples are sometimes even more so. After our twins were born, I found myself so afraid to fail at any aspect of motherhood that I simply chose to run from it. I avoided […]
With a tight schedule, barking dogs, and a napping baby, it could have been any of our new mommy friends on the quick phone call from which we just hung up. Instead, a few bloggers were lucky to have a chance to chat with Ellen Pompeo from Grey’s Anatomy about her life as a new […]
The seriousness of this suggestion totally depends on where you live. I can tell you, however, that in San Francisco, where I stupidly walked up a hill, at night in high heels, five weeks after a C-section, I was cursing my husband the whole time that we should have valet parked. If you are a […]