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  • 5 Things to Include in your Stocking Stuffers
    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nestle. The opinions and text are all mine. This post is sponsored by Nestle. When it comes to stocking stuffers, we like to craft ours with a good balance between practical and frivolous! I…
    - 48 days ago, 7 Dec 17, 1:00pm -
  • DIY Snowy Slime
    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SanDisk. The opinions and text are all mine. The winter months are finally here! We are celebrating with a DIY snowy slime recipe! In addition to this incredibly fun slime recipe, we are par…
    - 50 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 5:03am -
  • Teaching Kids Healthy Brushing Habits
    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Dental Association. Thanks for helping us spread the word about kids’ oral health! How many times do you have to tell your kids to brush their teeth before they actually do it? Depend…
    - 58 days ago, 27 Nov 17, 4:53pm -
  • DIY Sick Kit
    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of P&G . The opinions and text are all mine. 20% of Americans will get the flu this year and the symptoms last for a week on average, you will thank yourself for being prepared. It’s here, co…
    - 86 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 2:02pm -
  • Printable Halloween Bingo
    We are so ready to celebrate fall so today we are partnering with Nestle to create this fun printable Halloween bingo game and prize buckets using their new Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Skulls Fun-Size candy! This game is great for all ages and…
    - 4 Oct 17, 10:57pm -
  • 31 Totally Awesome DIY Halloween Costumes for Boys
    These 31 Halloween costumes for boys are handmade and TOTALLY AWESOME!! If your boys are anything like mine, they love to dress up year round, so your hard work is sure to see more than one night’s worth of action. There are just so many awesome h…
    - 1 Oct 17, 2:00pm -
  • Quesadilla Mummies
    Getting kids to eat before heading out for Trick-or-Treating can be a challenge, but giving kids the opportunity to help make their own fun dinner will get them excited to eat. These Mummy Quesadillas can be made with your child’s favorite fillings…
    - 30 Sep 17, 11:00pm -
  • Creamy Mac & Cheese
    Macaroni & Cheese is the perfect comfort food.  It’s warm and cozy and especially cheesy — what’s not to love.  This recipe for homemade Creamy Mac & Cheese is super yummy with a little fresh spinach to make it even better! Making homemade ma…
    - 30 Sep 17, 2:29pm -
  • 15 Cool Ways To Make A Light Saber
    Finding new ways to make a light saber is one of my kids favorite things. We love Star Wars and all the fun crafts we make to go along with it. (One of our most favorites ever is this R2D2 trash can!) If your kids love playing with colorful light sab…
    - 30 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • My Little Pony Cookie Cake
    This post is in partnership with Lionsgate Hold on tight, everypony! My Little Pony: The Movie is blasting to theaters on October 6! And nobody can be more excited than my kids – so we are celebrating with a My Little Pony: The Movie-inspired cooki…
    - 29 Sep 17, 3:23pm -

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  • freshActivity #255: Feed your kid on the floor
    If you're getting tired of picking up Cheerios that have been flung over the highchair tray, feed your older baby directly on the floor.Continue reading Activity #255: Feed your kid on the floor at Rookie Moms.
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Jan 18, 3:06pm -
  • Activity #41: Test drive some baby classes
    Did you know many baby classes give free trials to new families? Many of your local gymnastics studios for kids will offer a free trial experience.Continue reading Activity #41: Test drive some baby classes at Rookie Moms.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Jan 18, 5:59pm -
  • Thrush and what to do about it
    I hope you never get breastfeeding thrush. The stinging, burning pain is unbearable and it lasts for HOURS. But if you do, here's how to fix it! Continue reading Thrush and what to do about it at Rookie Moms.
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 5:52pm -
  • Baby Sleep 101: all the sleep books
    I made this cheat sheet for you about all the things you need to know about baby sleep but didn't have time to learn because your baby doesn't sleep!Continue reading Baby Sleep 101: all the sleep books at Rookie Moms.
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jan 18, 1:11pm -
  • Things to do with toddlers before age 2
    52 great things to do with toddlers before they turn two. 35: Hardware Store. More weekly challenges and ideas.Continue reading Things to do with toddlers before age 2 at Rookie Moms.
    - 8 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 7:10pm -
  • Activity #40: Throw an Inside-Outside party
    Celebrate that your baby has been on the outside as long as he was on the inside by having a ladies night out with your girlfriends. Continue reading Activity #40: Throw an Inside-Outside party at Rookie Moms.
    - 9 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 4:35pm -
  • My very strong feelings about socks
    Socks? Yes, socks. I'm talking baby socks, toddler socks, preschool socks, and all manner of little kid socks from infant on up. I have strong feelings!Continue reading My very strong feelings about socks at Rookie Moms.
    - 13 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 5:37pm -
  • From Boardroom to Baby: Awesome Mom, Kristin Helms
    There are many books and resources that help moms return to the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom, but very little that offer support to the career woman who decides to pivot and take some time offContinue reading From Boardroom to Baby: Awe…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 7:54pm -
  • Activity #39: Slide on the playground
    Are you ready to see some big smiles? Or looks of horror? Be prepared for either. Taking a first run at the slide is a baby milestone.Continue reading Activity #39: Slide on the playground at Rookie Moms.
    - 15 days ago, 8 Jan 18, 11:25pm -
  • Surrender: a concept for overwhelmed moms
    When I feel like too many things are expected of me, my stomach gets tied up in knots. Instead of crossing more things off my list, I try to surrender.Continue reading Surrender: a concept for overwhelmed moms at Rookie Moms.
    - 20 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 2:39pm -