Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rookie Moms really is "more fun than wiping someone's tushy"

"This web site is inspired by our need to have at least one fun activity per day for our baby’s first year. Now we have over 1000!" If you're a new mom worried about coming up with fun things to do with your little one or ones, Rookie Moms is the perfect site. Heather and Whitney started the site to share their great activities with other moms--it's so nice when someone does the work for you, don't you think?

What I love about their ideas is they've been there, done that (or are doing i
t). They aren't just spouting the latest and greatest idea without having tried it first. Heather and Whitney are real moms with real ideas--things even you and I could pull off. If they're trying something new, they'll tell you about it. Take Heather's recent post "Shred away your own baby fat." In it she talks about her attempt to fight the remaining post-partum baby weight by joining the Shredheads. Curious? Read the post to find out just who the Shredheads are (and Heather's code name).

You can search their extensive list of ideas or browse activities by age (my favorite feature), type of activity and even metro area (sadly no Salt Lake City...yet). Plus the moms behind Rookie Moms have their own book, The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 Activities to Do With (and Without!) Your Baby. What can't these women do?

Even if you're not a "new" mom there are still plenty of ideas for you to do with kids of all ages. With spring break around the corner and summer vacation the corner after that, I have a feeling I'll be visiting Rookie Moms a heck of a lot more often! --Emily


RookieMom Heather said...

Thanks for the nice write-up! Maybe you can help us come up with a week of fun stuff in Salt Lake. If you're up for it, we'd love to have you.

the girls of gt said...

I am not the expert--I don't get out with my kids nearly enough! But I do have some great contacts who would have wonderful ideas for the SLC area. Marie behind and Vanessa from would be great resources! If you're interested I would be happy to give you their emails and/or Twitter names. ;)

SkylarKD said...

Ahh, I love that site! I've been visiting RookieMoms since before my daughter was born. They have such great ideas! I still visit occasionally, even though my daughter is 2 now. I recommend the site to everyone!