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How to get away with not keeping a baby book

I received two beautiful baby books when The Bug was born. One I’ve written in a handful of times, the other is still in the box. It may be shocking considering she’s my first and usually baby number one has everything from a blink to the first haircut recorded. But that’s not to say I […]

The lies parents tell themselves and others

I haven’t been a parent long, but it’s been long enough to know that half the things I said I’d always or never do before kids were lies. I guess that’s why always and never are two words we should always remember never to use eh? Here’s a few lies we told ourselves and anyone […]

Study: Maine ranked 2nd best place to have baby

A new study by WalletHub listed Maine as the second best state in the country to have a new baby in part because of the low average hospital delivery charges and access to pediatric care. Rankings were based equally on three categories –budget considerations, health care conditions and overall “babyfriendliness,” a news release about the findings said. Under […]

‘Pinning and pooping’ — 5 links moms will appreciate

I was talking with local Postpartum Doula Ruth Clarke the other day and she mentioned her get-away-from-the-kids-for-five-minutes strategy dubbed “pinning and pooping.” I immediately knew it was a blog post in the making. How often do we just want five minutes of quiet, to scroll Facebook or Pinterest, text a friend sit quietly? The answer […]

Parenting milestones nobody mentions Pt. 2

And now, since babies grow and develop exponentially fast, here’s a second installment of parenting milestones not mentioned in the books: :: The first (or 15th) time you wake up on the floor of the nursery snuggled up with a baby-sized blanket and a stuffed animal under your head. :: The first time baby picks […]

What’s wrong with Imogen?

And I’m back with another post about baby names, or one specifically this time – Imogen. According to Nameberry, Imogen is the top searched name of the first half of 2014, just like it was for 2013. However, it isn’t yet a top name. In fact, of the thousands of people who searched for Imogen […]

No pool, no problem — 5 ways to beat the heat

It’s been wicked hot. I can say that now because 1. I’ve lived here more than a year now, and 2. I finally figured out how to properly use the phrase. But back to the point. We don’t have a pool. So, when the mercury starts creeping up to 80 (yes, West Coast friends, that […]

Taking to the air: Tips for flying with an infant

About a month ago, when our little miss was three months old, we flew across this beautiful country to introduce her to family in California. Family was a little apprehensive about us taking such a big trip, but we knew with the right preparation we’d all be OK and we were. We even survived an […]