Baby Blog

How to Deal With Toy Overload

When we got home from 10 days of traveling and visiting family for Christmas, my house looked like a giant had picked it up and shook it.  The detritus of our own family Christmas, held at home before we left, was still spread out across the living room.  A car full of gifts for the three of us, plus two garbage bags full of hand-me-down clothes…

Getting Your Mind and Body Back After Baby with "One Hot Mama"

One Hot Mama is more than an exercise or diet book for new moms; it’s about finding yourself again after giving birth. It’s such a cliché to tell  a pregnant woman that nothing will ever be the same for her—and while it’s 100 percent true, it’s not something anyone can really comprehend until it happens, no matter how prepared she might think…

I Like Books Make a Unique Holiday Gift

I don’t know about you, but when I start thinking about what to get my daughter for Christmas, along with the requisite toys and treats, I want to find something a little more lasting.  She’s still pretty little, but it feels important to me to show her that Christmas isn’t just about the ephemeral, but the lasting relationships we build. That’s…

Baby Friendly Holidays

Oh to be a baby during Christmas! So many things to touch, to pull and to swallow. Any mobile toddler with gumption will tackle the holiday season like a feast. Bows of holly, low-hanging mistletoe, ornaments, wreathes, candles, snow, bite-sized nativity figurines—every bit of beautiful decor that you’ve collected over the years has now become…