Can you rummage through your house and find all the lady bugs…or all the elephants, or hearts? Using your child’s puzzles, toys and books, find all the examples you have of a single subject matter. “It’s interesting to compare the ways different illustrators depict the same thing,” rookie mom Becky wrote to us in an […]
5 to 15 minute of baby distracting fun. The best part is you can do it all again tomorrow or even later today.
It’s February! Time for romance (says Hallmark). We’re going to try to provide a little inspiration for prioritizing the sexy aspects of your life with romance and self-esteem boosting activities this month. Today, we kick off a series of guest posts from Shana of the Mom Edit (formerly Ain’t No Mom Jeans). (If you missed her […]
Because discovering toys is often better than the toy itself. Pack up a bunch of toys into a duffle bag for your baby to unpack.
Have you already heard about the Happiness Project? Gretchen Rubin took a year to test drive every happiness principle, tip, theory, and scientific study to try to see if any of them really worked. In her memoir (now available for pre-order) and blog, she goes into great detail about how each experiment fared in her […]
Instead of just waiting around for the big milestones to occur, we want to give you something to do. Let’s teach an infant to sit.
Does RookieMoms.com look a little fresher? A little younger? Maybe a little bit happier? We did a little nip and tuck and we hope it helps people find content that inspires them. We have a super deluxe prize bag to give away in celebration of our new design, so add a comment here to be […]
Visit SimpleMom.net: I am most excited about this discovery. I love the way her information is organized. Use white-out to make a bedtime story personalized from PreschoolMama (similar to our own Alter your board books). Ogle personalized silver items: I think the spoon is a beautiful baby gift – from Lisa Leonard, via MyMomShops.com Generate […]
Ahh, yes the laundry. It plagues me to the point where last night Alec was out with friends and all I wanted to do was to curl up with a movie and a beer and fold laundry after the boys were in bed. So, what’s the activity? Where’s the fun that makes mommy happy and […]
Today I saw an infant carrier whose plastic parts had been stickered by an obviously much older sibling with punk rock and skateboard stickers. The upholstery had a patch sewn onto it, Beastie Boys proudly displayed just above the infant’s head. Very cool, I thought, a car seat with “flare”. Then, I spotted these on […]
I never thought I’d be great at boy stuff, you know the sports and trucks and stuff, but I’m doing pretty good as a boy mom. I can get into pretty much anything Julian is interested in and have more fun with it than I ever imagined. So far. Recently there’s been a lot of […]
Just Do It: A couple has sex for 101 consecutive days and lives to tell about it. (My parents noted that The Rookie Mom’s Handbook would be a natural follow-up to their book. Ha ha.) Shop: Mighty Girl tells us 15 perfect baby items that you must register for. Decorate: Cool metal room decorations from […]
First, my apologies to any pervy googlers. Next, the activity: At least for a little while each day, allow baby to have some time naked, unencumbered by the shackles of a diaper. Just think, this is how your kid lived inside you, just last month in fact. You may want to put an underpad (chux […]