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).

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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My Best (Unsolicited) Advice for Moms-to-Be…

I was in Home Depot the other day and I saw a lovely pregnant woman with her husband. Maybe they were there to find paint for the nursery… or fix some long-overdue safety issue. How exciting for them! Unexpectedly, I … More »

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What’s So Funny About Pumping?

So, this girl walks into a small room. On her arm she has a nondescript bag. In a few minutes you hear a gentle whirring… What is going on?! The first time I used a breast pump in a public … More »

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Keeping Cool with Your Belly and Your Baby

The heat of the summer can be rough on a pregnant mama. One of my good friends was eight months pregnant with twins during some of our hottest months and she made it through. The answer for her is the … More »

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5 Tips for Baby Roadtrips

My memories of car trips with one baby are distant but they are vivid just the same. When my eldest was a baby he nursed every two hours like clockwork, quite literally. I know it was like clockwork because I … More »

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5 Clever Ways to Announce Your Pregnancy

When I was first pregnant, I kept the news very close to my (bulging) vest. Of course, I told my husband and the eleven other people on our African safari, but after that I was tight-lipped. Here are five clever … More »

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Grocery Shopping with a Baby?

I have discovered several ways to grocery shop with a baby. To be perfectly honest, I would much rather speed-shop by myself and call it “me time” than bring a little one if I have the choice. Or order nearly … More »

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