Minimalista Mama

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

You’re Pregnant! What to Read

Right at first, it’s hard to know where to turn for answers. Over the course of your pregnancy and your baby’s early life, you’ll get a lot of recommendations and … Continue reading

August 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Diaper Bags: My Choice: Land’s End

You heard me: Land’s End. The preppie emporium of my Boston youth – well, second-string to L.L. Bean, but still – came through for me in my seemingly endless search … Continue reading

August 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Two Baby Medical Resource Books

One of the things I got a little obsessive about while I was pregnant was finding the right infant medical resource book to have at home. Here’s what I wanted: … Continue reading

August 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Little Giraffe Chenille Blanket

To be clear up front, this is not a must-have and it’s a bit spendy for what it is, but it is a super nice-to-have. So when your rich friend’s … Continue reading

August 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Nail Clippers

Cutting Astrid’s nails scared the bejesus out of me. Babies’ nails are so small and their fingertips are right there and you’re supposed to do it in the dark while … Continue reading

August 7, 2011 · Leave a comment

Minimalist Mama Beginnings: Baby Registry Spreadsheet

Minimalist Mama started as a spreadsheet. For the whole story, check out the About page. Short version: Astrid is our first baby and when I looked around to see what … Continue reading

July 8, 2011 · 1 Comment

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