Lighten Up Your Layette

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I love kid clothes. I really do. And my kids are INCREDIBLY lucky that their Grandmere Checklist (this is not a woman who will EVER answer to “Grandma”) lives within three blocks of five super-fancy kid clothes stores on the … Continue reading

MacGyver Mommy: Citi Mini Hack!

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Check out what my old friends and Brand Newbie Superparents went and did to their Citi Mini! Seriously — they are less than two months into being parents and they’ve already gone way and beyond me in stroller-land: Yep, you’re … Continue reading

NURSERY SET-UP 101

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One of my favorite things about being pregnant — ok, the ONLY thing I liked about being pregnant — was “nesting” obsessively, dreaming about the perfect nursery (I can not believe I have been through THREE nurseries already!) and having … Continue reading

LIFE IS WHAT HAPPENS …

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So you wrote yourself a birth plan, huh? Then you took it to your OB, and your OB sort of pooh-poohed it, and now you think you need to find a more supportive doc? I’m gonna tell you something: Your … Continue reading

Fourth — and Final! — Book to Read Before You Pop That Kid — The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel

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I’ve read a lot of parenting books. Partly because I am the sort of person who likes to do her research, partly because I’ve spent a lot of the last five years on bedrest, growing babies, and I haven’t had … Continue reading

Third Book to Read Before You Pop That Kid — The Sleepeasy Solution by Jennifer Waldburger and Jill Spivack

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Here’s a little story about Mommy learning curves: When Diddy was born, I couldn’t get enough of her. I literally could not ever put her down. Not because she needed to be held 24/7, but because I needed to hold … Continue reading

Second Book to Read Before You Pop That Kid — Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg (and Melinda Blau)

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Secrets of the Baby Whisperer should be a book I hate. It should be a book I hate because Tracy Hogg’s attitude is totally my-way-or-the-highway, and as I’ve already told you, I really don’t have any patience for that when … Continue reading

First Book To Read Before You Pop That Kid: The Happiest Baby on the Block

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Harvey Karp’s The Happiest Baby on the Block is a must-have because it does a great job at VERY SIMPLY explaining how you can make that new baby of yours stop crying his eyes out. Even better, it does it … Continue reading

Four Books To Read Before You Pop That Kid — Part 1

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By now you will have noticed that I’m a little bit OCD. Not enough to counter-act the effects of housing four kids in my personal space — I can count seven choke-able, non-appropriate-for-children-under-three-items on the floor right this moment just … Continue reading