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Traveling with a baby can take any rookie mom out of her comfort zone. At home, we get used to having our cars packed with must-have supplies; and the fact that a laundry machine is just a stone’s throw from the site of our latest LDS (Leaky Diaper Situation). But on the road, it’s a whole different story. And while it’s tempting to bring everything but the kitchen sink on a trip, there are a few things you can probably leave behind to lighten the load. More
The weather outside may be frightful—and I may be speaking in Christmas music and other cliches—but bundled up babies are so freaking cute! Seriously, is anything more adorable than a toddler in a full-on snowsuit who can’t put his arms down? Hmmm… maybe an infant with rosy cheeks snuggled warm under a fleecy blanket. (Awww.)
With that in mind, here are some toasty layers and buntings to keep your little one warm through the winter. More
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 few fall foods he can enjoy with me.
Here are a few of my go-tos (along with a few more aspirational ones I can’t wait to try). More
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 about you. It’s a big deal!
Okay, so now that we’ve got the empathy out of the way, let’s talk about tips and coping strategies. More
This week, I accepted a challenge from giggle to come up with three DIY (and comfy) Halloween costumes for babies. The catch? They all had to be fashioned out of giggle Better Basics Baby Clothes. Let’s just say it was one pretty fun challenge…
No need to buy plastic or polyester outfits this Halloween—the giggle Better Basics line offers so many organic solid-colored garments to use as your starting point.
Here are three of my ideas to help get your creative juices flowing: More
Bringing a baby into your home soon? Better read up on some Babyproofing 101 first. There are outlet covers to buy, sharp coffee table corners to pad, cords to untangle… If your head’s spinning right about now, let me calm you with this: it doesn’t all need to happen right away. For now, there are three things to keep in mind that’ll make it all a little less overwhelming…
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 I was never out of touch; I could take mega-zoom close up pictures, watch movies, play games, and text my husband to bring me a glass of water from the other room. More
My first pregnancy lasted two weeks longer than expected. We couldn’t have guessed that would happen, but looking back, it seems as logical as ever that I spent my due date waddling around a beer garden-meets-biker bar in San Francisco, a bridge full of traffic away from my hospital.
I mean, I was going nowhere in a hurry. I knew even if labor started, it would likely take a full day and I’d have plenty of time to get home. I’m not sure that’s my favorite pregnancy memory, but I did enjoy responding, when bar patrons gasped at my belly and asked, “When are you due?” with a smug, “Today.”
When I was trying to conceive my second child, I felt despair: with each passing month, my children were slipping further and further from the age gap I was fantasizing about. When I finally achieved that pregnancy and pulled the pee stick from the garbage can for one more moment of hopeful scrutiny, discovering that faint pink line may have been my favorite moment. More
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 that I’m a squishier (and thus better!) hugger.
Between us, we’ve got eight years of experience under our belts (or sixteen if you add them all together, and you should!), so we’ve had lots of time to practice. We’ve gotten pretty good at handing off, zone defense, and any other apropos sports metaphors you want to throw in.
But my mantra wasn’t always simply practice, practice, practice! Here are three must-reads that helped us hone our parenting skills and philosophies. I highly recommend them to anyone out there with kiddos… More
Toddlers can be pretty picky when it comes to mealtime — and I’m not just talking about their taste buds. They may not like the chair you’ve strapped them into. They may not like the way you keep leaving the room to get more face-wiping materials. They may view the time of day you’re calling “mealtime” as “bowl-throwing time”. Who gave you the right to call it mealtime anyway? (Pro tip: Skip the bowls. Put food directly on a high chair tray instead.) More