My middle school ex-boyfriend, Neil, is now a rookie dad to a toddler (ain’t facebook great?). He likes to take his son, Graham, out in the Burley trailer for coffee dates. Neil drinks the coffee while Graham sips his leche. Neil reports: Even in the fun Portland winter weather, I like to take Graham out […]
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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 […]
Reprinted from the wayback machine cuz I’m super busy today. Holden and I used to cook together a lot. Before his little brother Milo joined our family, Holden would stand by my side at the kitchen sink and crack eggs, stir with a whisk, or rip greens for a salad. Unfortunately, I must confess, I […]
One of the blogs in my Google Reader is Mom Inc, Daily. I was introduced to it by Mom Inc, Daily contributor, Jackie, a neighborhood friend and designing mom. The founder, Cat, is a stationery designer in San Francisco. She launched the blog as a place for her and fellow designing moms to capture some […]
Lisa has two little boys and left her non-profit job to stay home with them. When she saw an Oprah show about the recession and how hard it was hitting some families, she felt the itch to help. The image of mothers struggling to provide the basic necessities for their babes in arms stuck with […]
Huggies has promised to contribute to the diaper problem in a big way. And deliver, they have. In a warehouse in San Francisco yesterday, 200,000 diapers were on hand for distribution for various social service agencies to procure for their clients. Friends pitched in and loaded up cars, trucks and vans to bring the diapers […]
Rookie mom, Emily, suggested hitting the drive-in movie as a great baby-on-board date night. And we love it. Your babe will probably fall asleep.
This guest post from therapist, mom, and high school friend of mine, Alison Macur, is my happy weekend gift to you. Emphasis on the “happy”. +++ You don’t have to be crazy to go to therapy. In this day and age, the pressures to be perfect, the demands of life, and dealing with multiple relationships […]
In honor of May 5th, I offer you my best tips and experience for trying to induce your full-term baby. If your baby is fully-baked and you want to help nature take its course, there are some home remedies for kicking labor into gear that folks are talking about.* I’m not telling you which of […]
I feel like it’s Friday, but the calendar tells me it’s not. We Rookie Moms have had a big month. And I’m talking about April (let’s just pretend I wrote this post on May 1st.) We had three real-life events with our bloggy friends. 1) Heather and her teammates for The Relay ran 200 miles […]
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might know that I have been interested in collecting diapers to donate to women who cannot afford them. Last year, I collected more than 2500 diapers and dropped them off at a Women’s Drop-In Center in Berkeley. I was inspired by a group of moms […]
Wearing your baby will free your hands to do many wonderful things. If you haven’t tried baby-wearing yet, get on it. We love all the carriers.