Minimalista Mama

Only what you need for your baby. Really. (OK – and some fantastic things you don’t that are pretty cool.)

Traveling with Little Ones (a few basics)

Sorry to be off the grid for a few days: I had big plans to pre-write posts for my absence, but packing for our trip with the littlest flower girl … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Birthday Parties

Pages and pages have been written by moms much more organized than I am about how to manage all the birthday parties your child will be invited to and how … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Minimalism in a House with Kids

I just ran across Leo Babauta’s post on Keeping A Simple Home with Kids at Zen Habits. It’s a couple years old but not dated at all: great tips for small habits you can … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Best Baby Blanket

This is the best blanket, period. I know it doesn’t look like it’s that different from the thousands of others on offer for babies and little kids, but it is. … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Gymboree Jeans (I’m Talking to You, Gap Kids)

Astrid was a Gap baby: their infant line – boys and girls – is tasteful but still cute and they were the only place I found reasonably priced pants for newborns. (I … Continue reading

June 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bubbles!

With a two year old, bubbles are on the menu every day. They have been for a while. And babies love them too. So stocking up on bubbles, especially novel … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Birthday Party: Kara’s Mini Cupcakes (San Francisco)

Last year, Astrid’s birthday party was a little bit of a circus. An awesome fun circus, yes. Also, enough people (40) and kids (12) that we couldn’t manage making the … Continue reading

March 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

San Francisco: Library Story Times

It’s not pretty, but the San Francisco Public Library has put together a decent page of all the story times for all kids’ ages at all of their branches all … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cards and Invitations

You’re either the kind of person who sends printed birthday invitations or you’re not. Subcategory of the former: the kind of person who designs your own and and prints them … Continue reading

February 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

San Francisco: H&M

Hooray for the Swedes! H&M has opened a big baby/kids section on the third floor of the Westfield Center, just outside Bloomingdales. (Borders’ old space, I think – sad to … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

San Francisco: Toy Stores

I hope this will be useful for some of my San Francisco readers. It’s by no means comprehensive + this is an area where I have pretty strong opinions, so … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tip for Pacifier Lovers

Some babies won’t take a pacifier. Some suck their thumbs. But some babies love their pacifiers. And some of us parents didn’t follow the sleep training advice to get them … Continue reading

December 3, 2011 · Leave a comment

Baby Clothes: Tea Collection

OK, so it’s a shopping time of year and minimalist though I may be, I’ve got another item for your Christmas wish list. I don’t recommend getting hooked on Tea … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Parents’ Groups: San Francisco

I just – finally – pulled together a list of San Francisco parents’ groups for some pregnant friends of ours, so I thought I’d share the information for those of … Continue reading

October 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Diaper Bags: Kate Spade

I had a black, heavy nylon Kate Spade diaper bag as my primary bag for ages about ten years ago. It was great: the bottle pockets held my keys and … Continue reading

August 14, 2011 · 1 Comment

Diaper Bags: The Criteria

I’ve ordered and tried a bunch of different bags to replace my Skip Hop Duo Deluxe, but before I go there, I thought I’d offer a quick overview of what … Continue reading

November 14, 2010 · Leave a comment

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