I’m not so much a martini mom, but the subtitle of this book should give you a pretty good idea why I thought I’d like it: “100 ways to find 10 blissful minutes for yourself” — that’s pretty fantastic! And pretty close to our own philosophy of helping rookie moms survive the first year(s) of […]
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We, Rookie Moms, tread lightly in the area of diet and exercise. We believe a new mom has enough adjustments and to-dos without also worrying about losing that last ten pounds. That said, our regular readers might also know that when Milo turned two and people were still asking me when the baby was due, […]
Why am I talking about a toaster oven on Rookie Moms? Because I love it THAT much. I’ll admit that I’m in that first stage of infatuation where it can do no wrong. Burnt my finger a little, I forgive it. I put the crumb door in upside-down, I forgive myself. My husband, on the […]
When Stefania asked if she could give me some underwear and take some pictures of me in it, I said “hell yeah” because sometimes I like to answer first and think later. When I read the fine print and saw that she was going to send me two Yummie Tummie shapewear body-hugging tank tops to […]
It’s official name is “Nintendo ds Personal Trainer: Walking” but I call it my nugget. First of all, Whitney got me into pedometers. We share a love of counting that actually turned into this very site you’re reading right now. If we didn’t like to count steps, ounces of milk pumped, or activities that are […]
There are many areas in which Whitney and I agree… this site is mostly a fabulous collaborative effort of mutuality. Should moms have more fun with their babies? Yes! Should moms get nights off from their babies on a regular basis? Hell yeah! And on and on. But there are areas in which we disagree: […]
Love letter to my OXO travel mug. I was wary of dropping $20 on a lame attempt at a travel mug but the OXO liquiseal rocked my postpartum world.
Every year, I send out cards that say “Happy Holidays” and it’s not just because I tend to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. I like the big winter holidays (I haven’t really met Kwanzaa yet but I suspect we’d get along great) but the problem is that I don’t usually get around to mailing my […]
Losing a lovey is heartbreaking for a baby, toddler, or parent. When it happens, nothing else seems to matter! Now I buy two at a time.
It’s naptime here for Milo and I just read cover to cover The Granny Diaries: an insider’s guide for new grandmothers and loved it! I suspect that since my oldest son is three that my mom and MIL already learned most of this stuff the hard way… BUT, if I could go back to my […]
Flying with a baby, by myself and with my husband, I can do. We took our three-week old baby across country so I wouldn’t miss one of my best friends get married. We flew with Holden at 5 months, 6 months, and 7 months… and then I declared, “I’m never flying with that squirmy baby […]
I live in California where most of my friends don’t smoke. When I was in college, my boyfriend smoked though, and I remember what it’s like to walk up to a cool smoker who’s waiting some place for you. He’s leaning and he’s smoking and he’s oh-so-relaxed. Nowadays, when I’m waiting for you, I’m likely […]