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).

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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Beat the Heat! Keep Cool with These Summer Baby Essentials

Carrying a baby around in the summer can be a sweaty proposition. (Just thinking about it makes me a little warm behind the knees.) From lightweight, breezy carriers to fun and sun-safe swimwear, here are a few must-haves to keep … More »

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Last-Minute Father’s Day Ideas for Baby-Brained Mamas

Before you panic about being unprepared for Father’s Day this Sunday, I want to remind you that you probably already have everything you need to celebrate. (Yes, really.) Think about it: you could brew some coffee, change all of today’s … More »

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Maternity Leave Outings with Baby That Are Fun for You, Too

When I have a long stretch of unstructured time, I just about lose my mind. My first maternity leave was like that, but compounded with hormones, a little one, and a lot of self-doubt. To find my new normal, I … More »

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3 Things on My Mother’s Day Wish List (That I’m Still Waiting For)

My very first Mother’s Day I was not yet a mom. I was practically bursting with my nine-months-pregnant swollen belly and matching ankles; but I didn’t have a child. My husband, Alec, and I had walked to a neighborhood cafe … More »

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5 Super-Fun Backyard Ideas for Kids (That You’ll Love, Too)

Yay for spring and summer, where we can all run free in our own backyards with bare toes wiggling. (And BOO for nasty bee stings, splinters, and mommies yelling, “No! Don’t touch that!”) Long have I had the fantasy of … More »

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How to Make Bedtime Stories Magical (and Still Get Your Kid to Sleep)

As the parent of a baby myself, the moment just after bedtime is one of my favorite parts of each day. Whether I’m feeling the sweet relief of being finally DONE or the warm afterglow of our cuddling, it’s all … More »

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Tales from the Potty Chair…

My little guy is in the early stages of potty training now, and this phase has already lasted six months. But believe me, I’ve been through it all before. Here are the stages as I define them: Consideration, Ticking Time … More »

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