Author Archives: Heather

About Heather

Heather Gibbs Flett co-founded RookieMoms.com to inspire moms to have more fun after her own challenges with rookie motherhood. Together with her BFF Whitney Moss, she also wrote "The Rookie Moms Handbook" and created a local site for parents in the Bay Area (510families.com).

Stimulate Your Baby’s Senses with Water Play

Creative water play helps your baby develop new skills and explore the world. It’s a chance to hear the splashing, feel the wetness and see the waves of the water. Using water to play stimulates your baby’s cognitive and sensory … More »

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Build Your Brain While Breastfeeding

There are some definite perks to breastfeeding that go way beyond the obvious nutritional and bonding benefits. But, let’s admit it, there are also some not-so-great parts about the whole thing. For starters, it can get a bit boring and sometimes, … More »

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How to Handle All That Unsolicted Parenting Advice You’re Getting

If you’ve ever let an insensitive comment about your pregnancy or your parenting style instantly throw you into a bad mood, you’re definitely not alone. During both of my pregnancies, I’d say that was probably a daily event. Yep; it seems that just … More »

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Parenting Blogs You Should Be Reading Right Now

I love parenting blogs, and the honest moms and dads who write them, for pulling me out of my own day-to-day experience and sharing their lives with me. In mere moments, I can go from worrying about breastfeeding to laughing about someone else’s … More »

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Cozy Winter Soups to Share With Your Tot

I have a wicked strong blender at home, which means I can pretty much turn almost anything into a yummy puree. This little trick is especially useful when I want to sneak some greens into a fruit smoothie or at this time … More »

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3 Tips for Creating a Nursery That Grows With Your Baby

Having been through the baby phase three times now, I have a vastly different perspective on creating a lovely (and practical!) baby bedroom these days. Now, I don’t want to rob you of any of the magic of choosing the … More »

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7 Ways to Sneak In Some Alone Time During the Holidays

The stress surrounding the holidays is the stuff of legend. Factor in some new mommy hormones and it’s enough to make me cry and clutch my chest just remembering. I wish I were kidding. If you’re traveling with baby to … More »

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Thanksgiving Foods Babies Can Eat

I’ve had Thanksgiving babies in a broad range of ages. And trust me, they can join in on the fun, too.

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5 Ways to Have Fun with Your Baby on a Rainy Day

It just so happens that my baby and I didn’t have a lot of common interests for the first several months, unless you count snuggling. Yes, staring at each other passes the time and reading books happens every day, but … More »

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Prepping Your Little One for a Trip to the Pediatrician

Heading to the pediatrician? Whether it’s baby’s first check-up, or your toddler’s first “big kid” visit, allow me to impart some of my wisdom… Babies Personally, I’ve always felt that bringing a newborn to the pediatrician for the first time … More »

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