Monthly Archives: January 2010

Tips for single moms

Whether they choose to procreate and put the right steps in motion or simply find themselves expecting and decide to make a go of it, the single gal is embracing parenthood and relying on her friends and families to make … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Solutions for sticky situations

Surprised when strangers in the supermarket have no inhibitions about feeling your bump—without even asking if you mind first? Believe it or not, feeling up your bump is just the first of many liberties that folks will take when there’s … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Making mom friends

It happens. Rest assured, it’s completely normal. We break it down, girlfriend-style. Becoming a mother changes every ounce of your being, from your day-to-day life to your friendships—both old and new. “No life change is greater than that of becoming … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Top breastfeeding FAQs: Answered

Does breastfeeding hurt? While it can be uncomfortable at first (mainly due to sore nipples and engorgement), nursing should not be painful. If you have been breastfeeding for several weeks and are still experiencing pain, your baby is probably not … Continue reading

Posted in imported, Motherhood, Nursing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Is there a limit to how many times you can reheat a bottle of breast milk?

First, you should always make sure to put any unused breast milk in the fridge within a half hour after your baby has stopped feeding. If you let the milk sit around longer than that, bacteria can start forming due … Continue reading

Posted in imported, Motherhood, Nursing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Is it OK to use over-the-counter retinol creams or at-home peels while you are breastfeeding?

To err on the side of caution, we recommend staying away from any products that contain retinol. If you find yourself unsure of whether or not a certain product is safe, it is always a good idea to check the … Continue reading

Posted in imported, Motherhood, Nursing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

reisenthel carrybag

Written by: Lauren January 29 2010 Sometimes it’s the most basic pieces that can be the most functional, versatile and useful. Take, for example, the reisenthal carrybag. Sure, it’s most known as a take-to-the-farmer’s-market tote, but I’m here to argue … Continue reading

Posted in Bath, Gear Reviews, imported | Leave a comment

California Calming Baby Shampoo & Bodywash and Hair Conditioner

Written by: Lauren January 29 2010 OK, here’s one of moms' biggest issues in the bathtub: too many bottles. There’s shampoo, conditioner, face wash, shaving cream, body wash, baby shampoo, baby soap … and the list goes on. In an … Continue reading

Posted in Bath, Gear Reviews, imported | Leave a comment

Guilt trip

Q. I love breastfeeding my son and am so grateful for our time together. However, sometimes I find myself feeling resentful. Am I a bad mom? What should I do? A. The first thing you should do is realize that … Continue reading

Posted in imported, Motherhood, Nursing | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Container Store Drawer Organizers

Written by: Lauren January 29 2010 It’s day two of Making Your Life Easier in the Bathroom and, boy oh boy, do I have a smart and simple solution for you: Drawer organizers. They are your best friends, I assure … Continue reading

Posted in Bath, Gear Reviews, imported | Leave a comment

Kidco Bath Organizer and Umbra Aquala Bathtub Caddy

Written by: Lauren January 29 2010 Bathtime treats for the tall and small crowds that both are sure to love. The KidCo Bath Organizer Basket is a practical, functional place to store all those rubber duckies and multi-colored foam shapes. … Continue reading

Posted in Bath, Gear Reviews, imported | Leave a comment

Soothies Gel Pads

Written by: Candace January 29 2010 Everyone warned me that nursing would be painful, but I wasn’t prepared for just how much it was going to hurt. After a couple of days, my nipples were so sore that it took … Continue reading

Posted in Breastfeeding, Gear Reviews, imported | Leave a comment

The top 10 benefits of breastfeeding

Build immunities. Breast milk decreases the incidence and/or severity of many infectious diseases. Lose weight. Breastfeeding burns an average of 500 calories a day, so the pounds melt away faster than that pint of Ben & Jerry’s you’re enjoying. Bond … Continue reading

Posted in imported, Motherhood, Nursing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

How to know what hairbrush is right for you

Written by: Erin Bransford January 29 2010 Limp and fine locks? Coarse and curly 'do? If you’ve ever stood in front of the mirror trying desperately to figure out what to do with your 'do, we feel your pain. So … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

I've got a stage five clinger! Static solutions

Written by: Erin Bransford January 29 2010 There’s a chill in the air, and that usually means static cling in the clothes and hair. Spending your days looking like a science experiment gone wrong can easily be avoided by taking … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

The ins and outs of sharing breast milk

There’s a growing movement of women who share breast milk, whether by nursing a friend’s baby, buying pumped milk from other moms online, or through licensed facilities that provide regulated, donated milk to babies with relevant health needs. To some … Continue reading

Posted in imported, Motherhood, Nursing | Leave a comment

Finding time for friends

You love your friends, but between the feedings, the lack of sleep, and trying to find time to take a shower, you don’t seem to have time for them anymore. But making time for your gal pals is important. Studies … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Kitchen spa: DIY skincare

Written by: Erin Bransford January 29 2010 Your skin is crying out for some TLC but you’ve got no time to get to the aesthetician. No problem! Just stop by your kitchen for the best at-home recipes to aid in … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

Lose five pounds instantly!

Written by: Erin Bransford January 29 2010 You can appear to suddenly lose 5 pounds simply by changing your clothes. These tips and tricks can help camouflage your beginner belly or those last few pounds of post-baby pudge: [tip] Don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

Nursing bra know-how

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 Most women find that their bra size increases one cup-size and one band size while breastfeeding. However, a professional fitting is recommended to get the best fit. (Trust us, a bra in the wrong … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

Dealing with pushy people

It happens all too often. We tell you how to get everyone to back off and let you raise your child your own way. One of the most common problems that new parents face is learning how to deal with … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Quick fixes for short hair

Written by: Erin Bransford January 29 2010 It feels like you can do a million things with long hair, but a practical short ‘do can be tough to fix in a hurry. Here are four quick fixes for hair of … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

The 411 on stain removal

Written by: Jeanie Dizon Britton January 29 2010 No doubt about it—a baby can be a messy little monkey. The naughtiest stains can and often do occur on the nicest of clothes, blankets and carpets. Use these tips for getting … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

The best deep conditioners for all hair types

Written by: Anne Lee Dabney January 29 2010 Looking for ways to repair damaged hair? Months of hot showers, static electricity and winter's other woes can leave your locks feeling less than luxurious. We've got the help you need to … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

Advice from real moms, Part 1

It might come from her mom, her best friend or even the strange lady at Target—but when you find something that works, it’s in the unwritten Mother’s Code that you have to share. Real moms honored the code to tell … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The denim dilemma: Tips for buying maternity jeans

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 Just because you can barely pull your tried and true blues over those swollen ankles doesn't mean all bets are off when it comes to tracking down a pair of jeans that not only … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

My Brest Friend Deluxe Pillow

Written by: Candace January 29 2010 Before I was even pregnant with my son Charlie I knew that I wanted to breastfeed. I had heard and read about all of the wonderful benefits and knew that it was something that … Continue reading

Posted in Breastfeeding, Gear Reviews, imported | Leave a comment

Shower power

Whether you plan your theme around the sex of your baby, the nursery, the food you serve or your favorite color, it makes no difference to us. What we do care about, however, is that you have a theme that … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The mask of pregnancy

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 Q: Help! Since becoming pregnant, I’ve noticed dark patches on my face, especially above my lip and on my cheekbones. What’s going on? A: The mask of pregnancy, also known as melasma, is fairly … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

The skinny on dressing slim

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 Sure, growing a baby is a beautiful thing—but there comes a point in the process when most women get a little tired of, well, growing. If you feel the need to look a little … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

Concealing dark circles

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 Your step-by-step guide to concealing those dark circles that are a new mom’s rite of passage. Step 1: Moisturize. Taking good care of your skin always makes it look better. (But beware of ingredient-laden … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

What shoes should I really be wearing during pregnancy?

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 If you are already feeling wobbly on your feet, adding heels to the mix might be a dangerous combination. But an interesting study published in the December 2007 issue of the Journal Nature showed … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

Medela Freestyle Hands-Free Breast Pump

Written by: Heather January 29 2010 Medela has been making quality breast pumps for what feels like forever, so purchasing a Medela Freestyle was a no-brainer for me. I used a manual Medela pump while nursing my daughters since I … Continue reading

Posted in Breastfeeding, Gear Reviews, imported | Leave a comment

Where to look for affordable maternity clothes

Written by: Erin Bransford January 29 2010 Buying a whole new wardrobe can be daunting—especially when you really need to spend your money on your bundle of joy’s new nursery and layette. No problem! There are lots of adorable and … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Buzz, imported, Style & Beauty | Leave a comment

Baby shower Q&A

Here’s everything you need to know regarding proper protocol, so you can focus on simply celebrating. Who receives a baby shower? How many does one get? Baby showers are traditionally held for first-time moms. However, it is perfectly acceptable to … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

L'ovedbaby Nursing Shawl

Written by: Shannon January 29 2010 I’ve been nursing my little one for about four months now, and I’ve realized that even though I don’t have a problem with people nursing uncovered in public, I myself can’t do it. I … Continue reading

Posted in Breastfeeding, Gear Reviews, imported | Leave a comment

LilyPadz Silicone Nursing Pads

Written by: Candace January 29 2010 For the first several months that I was breastfeeding, I couldn’t leave the house without nursing pads. I just never knew when I would spring a leak. I tried a few of the disposable … Continue reading

Posted in Breastfeeding, Gear Reviews, imported | Leave a comment

DadGear Cargo Jacket

Written by: Andy January 29 2010 I’m a guy’s guy. I grow a beard each winter just because I can. I enjoy bird hunting and standing in a river catching trout. One day, I hope my son will join me … Continue reading

Posted in Gear Reviews, Health & Safety, imported | Leave a comment

Leading Lady Nursing Bra

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 It goes without saying that breastfeeding requires a good nursing bra. While I’ve tried several different kinds and have found very few that I truly did not like, I am partial to Leading Lady … Continue reading

Posted in Breastfeeding, Gear Reviews, imported | Leave a comment

Babytime Bags

Written by: P&N January 29 2010 When my water broke six weeks before my due date, I had absolutely nothing packed for the hospital, and depending on my mom to gather and deliver the many things I needed for my … Continue reading

Posted in Gear Reviews, Health & Safety, imported | Leave a comment

Glamourmom Nursing Bra Tank

Written by: Candace January 29 2010 After giving birth to my son and becoming a stay-at-home mom, I didn’t have a lot of money to blow on nursing tops. So I decided to buy a few basic tanks to wear … Continue reading

Posted in Breastfeeding, Gear Reviews, imported | Leave a comment

Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Double Electric Breast Pump

Written by: Heather January 29 2010 I have always heard great things about Ameda pumps, so I was excited to try out the latest: the Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Double Electric Breast Pump. And it didn’t disappoint! Initial setup: Although … Continue reading

Posted in Breastfeeding, Gear Reviews, imported | Leave a comment

Summer Infant's Stylish & Secure Gate

Written by: Amanda January 29 2010 I've read countless reviews on parenting products, but I don't think I've ever come across a detailed description of one of the most important goods on the market: the baby gate. This seriously under-praised … Continue reading

Posted in Gear Reviews, Health & Safety, imported | Leave a comment

P'kolino Kube

Written by: Lauren January 29 2010 I would like to kiss the person who invented cubic storage. (Or at least shake his hand.) And if I can’t meet the mastermind behind the ingenious system, well then the smarties at P’kolino … Continue reading

Posted in Gear Reviews, Health & Safety, imported | Leave a comment

Offi Ply-Grid Shelves

Written by: Sarah January 29 2010 I am madly in love with my new Offi Ply-Grid Shelves from Modern Nursery. Since I’ve expressed in a lot of my previous reviews my love for simplicity, it’s no surprise that my favorite … Continue reading

Posted in Gear Reviews, Health & Safety, imported | Leave a comment

Oeuf Toy Store

Written by: April January 29 2010 As a new mom, creating a truly modern, streamlined nursery has been difficult. My picture-perfect steel and birch world was turned upside down with the addition of a precious baby boy. My tidy wood … Continue reading

Posted in Gear Reviews, Health & Safety, imported | Leave a comment

Ecotots Bonsai Book Caddy

Written by: Lacey January 29 2010 Reading is definitely my number one favorite pastime—very few things make me happier than curling up on the couch with a good book. Every room in my house has an overloaded bookshelf (with the … Continue reading

Posted in Gear Reviews, Health & Safety, imported | Leave a comment

Advice from real moms, Part 2

Every person you know (and some you don’t) has an opinion to share. Real moms dish to our editors on the best advice. Plan everything ahead. I’m one of those people who puts everything off until the last minute, but … Continue reading

Posted in Emotional Health, imported, Pregnancy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

DreamGenii Maternity Body Support and Feeding Pillow

Written by: Heather January 29 2010 We all know sleep isn’t easy to come by during pregnancy (or after for that matter), so any help we can get is usually appreciated. Instead of heading to Costco to buy a super-sized … Continue reading

Posted in Gear Reviews, imported, Maternity | Leave a comment

DreamGenii Maternity Body Support and Feeding Pillow

Written by: Heather January 29 2010 We all know sleep isn’t easy to come by during pregnancy (or after for that matter), so any help we can get is usually appreciated. Instead of heading to Costco to buy a super-sized … Continue reading

Posted in Gear Reviews, Health & Safety, imported | Leave a comment