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).

Fun Fall Foods for Toddlers

I love autumn—the way it looks, the way it tastes… and I am so excited to share the season with my toddler. That said, he is the pickiest darn eater you ever did meet. But I’ve managed to find a … More »

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Heading Back to Work after Maternity Leave? You Can DO It!

If the prospect of returning to work after a few months of baby bonding has you freaking out a bit, I’m here to tell you: You’re doing it right. If you weren’t losing your mind a little, I’d be worried … More »

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Best Apps for New Moms & Moms-to-Be

I am not exaggerating when I say that the smartphone is the best thing to happen to moms since the baby carrier. (Okay, so maybe I am—but just a little.) Having an iPhone handy when my baby was born meant … More »

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3 Parenting Must-Reads That Will Save Your Marriage

If you ask me, parenting is the ultimate team sport. Luckily my husband is completely cross-trained and can do anything that I can do at this point. Heck, now that breastfeeding days are behind us, my only distinction is probably … More »

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3 Ways to Prep Like a Pro for Your Family Vacation

The good news is, summer travel with kids is easier than winter travel for one important reason: less to pack! Hooray, for swapping out snowsuits and fuzzy buntings for swim diapers and sunscreen. The primary rule for traveling with babies … More »

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Making the Most of Your Hand-Me-Downs

I love to give and receive used kids clothing. LOVE.  I suppose it all started when my son Holden was a newborn and my BFF Whitney brought over a few pajamas that her five-month old had recently outgrown. When my … More »

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3 Simple Ways I Show Love to My Children Every Day

How do you know that your child feels your love? That’s quite a heavy question. Am I not demonstrating all my maternal love by feeding, clothing, diapering, cuddling, and keeping him safe every day? I think so, but let’s break … More »

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My New Years’ Resolution: Smile When I See My Sons

I stumbled upon a wonderful article by Brene Brown, which inspired my biggest New Years’ parenting resolution: Smile each time I first see my child. Rather than feel nit-picked, I want my sons to feel how much I love them … More »

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Picking the Toys That Last Forever

If I were the Queen of Everything, I would only buy the most cherished toys for my children. Every toy would be loved and played with. And probably, my kids wouldn’t whine either. But in the real world, it can … More »

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8 Tips for Traveling with a Toddler (and Staying Sane)

My little baby has recently turned one and started walking. So we never have a dull moment. He’s exercising his body and his rights to never be contained. I swear that this is the kid who will learn to push … More »

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