Heather Flett

I'm a not-so-rookie mom and blogger. My pal, Whitney, and I run www.rookiemoms.com for folks trying to figure out what to do with their new babies (and their new selves!) based on our own experiences looking for fun activities. I live in Berkeley, CA with my husband and three young sons: Holden, Milo, and Sawyer.


Quirky fact: I have completed 14 triathlons but still don't consider myself an athlete. Hmmph.

Ten Great Backpacks for Back to School

I'm a sucker for a good backpack. I want to send my 5 year-old off to school with something practical and well-made but without icky chemicals or cheesy characters. Here are a few favorites for all ages that I discovered during my search for the perfect one: Back to Preschool 1. Skip Hop Animals. ...more

My little guys love their Skip Hop and Dante Beatrix backpacks (so far).

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Ten Great Backpacks

Back to Preschool 1. Skip Hop Animals. Super cute animal faces for when your kid still lets you set the style direction. My three year-old loves his monkey from Skip Hop. It’s the perfect combination of form, function, and super-cute. Just the right size for a little guy who wants to carry a lot with fun pouches and a water bottle holder. ...more