The Rookie Mom's Handbook (Paperback)

250 Activities to Do with (and Without!) Your Baby

By Heather Gibbs Flett, Whitney Moss

Quirk Books, 9781594742194, 224pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2008

List Price: 14.95*
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Bookstores are full of activity books for babies and toddlers, but The Rookie Mom’s Handbook is the only one designed exclusively for first-time mothers. Here are 250 enjoyable activities to help rookie moms maintain their individuality and boost their confidence about leaving the house, socializing, and doing things they’ve always liked to do — either with or without baby.
Inspired by the popular blog, this handbook offers bite-sized activities organized according to the baby’s age. Some are crafty, some are adventurous, and some simply help get a meal on the table.
Full of lively advice and adorable illustrations, The Rookie Mom’s Handbook is the perfect reminder that there’s more to life than dirty diapers and 3 a.m. feedings!

About the Author

Heather Gibbs Flett is a Web producer. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, Alec, and two boys, Holden and Milo.Whitney Moss is a marketing professional. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, Ryan, and two children, Julian and Scarlett. The Rookie Mom’s Handbook was inspired by a blog that Whitney and Heather started in 2005. Learn more at