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Parental Learning Curves. Look At Us Now.

Bernadette Noll | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

Today I was looking for something in an old blog of mine, my first blog called Just A Minute. Old being relative really because it was only 5 years ag...

What's the Best Present You Can Give Your Family?

Maureen Anderson | Posted 01.29.2017 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

When I was 9 years old my mother gave me a blank journal. It was the greatest Christmas gift I had ever received, or would ever receive. I got into the habit of saving my life, and I got into it early. That's why I could report what I just did.

An Open Letter To My Daughter About Her Unfinished Baby Book

Elizabeth Laing Thompson | Posted 06.03.2016 | Parents
Elizabeth Laing Thompson

I picture you flipping to the chart of firsts, that page where I'm supposed to write down every first from your First Year of Life, and even some milestones from your toddler years. Your baffled gaze runs down the page, finding only a few scattered notes. And I'll try to explain, to help you understand.

Why My Children's Baby Books Are Incomplete

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

I'm not a bad mom. Really, I have been paying attention. To everything. I was there for all the, "did he just say 'Mama'?" moments. But their lives seem to be marked by larger swaths of time than those that would fit in a blank space in a book.

In Defense Of Empty Baby Books

Robyn Passante | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents
Robyn Passante

I have a secret for all you kids, young and old, whose baby books are basically empty. While it might seem unfair that your parents didn't document your infancy the way they did your older sibling's, here's the dirty little sibling secret: They enjoyed yours more.

PHOTOS: Classic Literature For Babies

Posted 11.14.2012 | Home

This Thursday, Cozy Classics (by Simply Read Books) will launch with Pride and Prejudice and Moby-Dick. What is Cozy Classics, you might ask? Well, th...

Revenge Poems From Babies

Posted 06.06.2012 | Parents

Babies might not be able to articulate themselves very well -- but don't be fooled. They're onto you. In a new poetry collection, "To What Miserable W...

New Book Teaches Babies HTML

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.05.2011 | Home

Forget "mama" and "dada"--your child's first words should be "Backslash A". We've seen an increase of parenting humor books in the form of parody ...

Baby Books' Hidden History Discovered In UCLA Library's Baby Book Collection

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The baby book is a humble domestic item, with places to fill in immunization records and growth progress. But UCLA's Louise M. Darling Biomedical Libr...

Catching Your Children's Precious Moments

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

At the moment, personal memoirs, family histories and genealogy are all the rage. Perhaps this new obsession reflects our increased longevity or the precarious nature of our 21st century lives.

Rogue Mothering

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

There are many reasons why I'm going to Mommy Hell when I die, but the latest reason is this: I have stopped reading baby books.