The Rookie Mom’s Handbook

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

About the Book

Bookshelves abound with activity books for babies and toddlers, but The Rookie Mom’s Handbook is the first 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 Web site, the book offers bite-sized activities arranged according to the baby’s age. Some are crafty, some are adventurous, and some simply help get a meal on the table.

Written in a lively, supportive tone and decorated with cute illustrations, The Rookie Mom’s Handbook is the perfect gift or resource to remind new moms that there’s more to life than dirty diapers and 3 a.m. feedings.

HEATHER GIBBS FLETT is an Internet consultant and a contributor to’s print magazines. WHITNEY MOSS worked in the marketing department of LeapFrog Toys for more than six years and has written about baby outings for the San Francisco Chronicle. Both Heather and Whitney have small children and live in Berkeley, California.

About the Author

Heather Gibbs Flett & Whitney Moss

The Rookie Moms, Heather Flett (right) and Whitney Moss (left), are dedicated to inspiring moms to have more fun with parenting. Upon discovering that babies don't suggest, "Hey mom, let's go out and get you some new jeans and a latte", they decided to take matters into their own hands. They have been posting daily for six years and also publish a local site for parents in the Bay Area ( Heather and Whitney recommend outings, share experiences, provide tips, and encourage moms to try new things — with their babies in tow. They are the coauthors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook: 250 actvities to do with (and without!) your baby (Quirk 2008) and Stuff Every Mom Should Know (Quirk, 2012). They both live in Berkeley, Calif., and between them have five children. They have been featured in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine, Parents magazine, and Parade, and have acted as spokespeople for Huggies, LEGO, and Healthy Child Healthy World. They are also regular contributors to's Momformation blog.

Product Details

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781594742194
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4 x 6
  • Page Count: 224
  • Release Date: May 1, 2008