Monthly Archives: March 2010

When to buy organic produce

The price can sometimes be a little off-putting, so use this list to help make your decisions. Some foods are worth the extra buck; others it won’t hurt to pass on. The dirty dozen These fruits and veggies carry high … Continue reading

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Healthy alternatives to unhealthy hankerings

Commonly craved foods can take a toll on your energy level as well as your health. Swap out diet-busting snacks for these healthy (and delicious!) alternatives. If you’re craving potato chips, try popcorn. Instead of opening up an addictive bag … Continue reading

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Making lemonade

I’ve been a mom for almost 12 years, and when my expecting mom friends ask me if I have any advice for them, I can only offer this: Keep your sense of humor at the ready. With parenting, it’s all … Continue reading

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Oral exam: Caring for baby’s teeth

Study up Did you know that your baby’s teeth have been forming since her fifth month in the womb? In fact, it’s rare but not unheard of for a baby to be born with a tooth already showing! Typically, though, … Continue reading

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Smart shopper

Now that you’re shopping for two (or three, or four …) you’re probably looking for ways to save a few extra dollars. Whether you’re trying to make ends meet or just pinching a few pennies for a rainy day, we’ve … Continue reading

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A boy is not a girl

Written by: Ginny March 30 2010 Moms with multiple children often say that none of their pregnancies were exactly alike. As much as we try to pin down the gender by saying, “If you’re carrying low, it must be a … Continue reading

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ZoLi Buzz B

Written by: Candace March 28 2010 The only thing more terrifying than riding home from the hospital with your first newborn is coming to the realization that the tiny mittens must come off and the even tinier little nails must … Continue reading

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Safety 1st onBoard 35 Air Infant Car Seat

The Safety First onBoard 35 Air Infant Car Seat is an effective, simple to use seat that matches safety and utility with style and comfort. Initially the unit arrives fully assembled and is ready to use right out of the … Continue reading

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It's a …

Written by: Ginny March 23 2010 It's true: We're all seeing blue! (I can't say I'm surprised, but I also can't quite envision myself with a son yet.) The little guy was very active for us – he almost seemed … Continue reading

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Planet Wise

Written by: Candace March 21 2010 One thing that I’ve learned since I had my son is that life is messy. Not just theoretically, but also practically. It is not uncommon for me to get spit up on right as … Continue reading

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Expat design with international flair

Today, readers, you are in for a treat. I’m excited to introduce you to a fabulous designer and personal friend, Caitlin Wilson of Caitlin Wilson Design. She has an established design career in the United States, authors a popular design … Continue reading

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Who's in there?

Written by: Ginny March 16 2010 I am only days away from finding out the gender of my baby … I’m so excited I almost can’t take it! My pregnancy will seem so much more real to me once I … Continue reading

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Eclectic nursery tips

Today I have the opportunity to introduce Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove. Kirsten is an interior designer who authors this lovely blog featuring room makeovers, new designers and artists, personal projects, tips and ideas. She has a fresh take on … Continue reading

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Staying at home vs. returning to work

Deciding whether to be a stay-at-home mom or a working mom has always been a tough choice to make. More than just a professional decision, for many couples it’s a financial one as well. In the past, the equation has … Continue reading

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Britax Chaperone

Britax is a name that carries some clout among my group of mom friends, as their car seats are widely recognized as some of the safest on the market. My own personal experiences with the brand have always been very … Continue reading

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Innobaby food storage systems

Written by: Candace March 10 2010 I see a lot of cool gear doing reviews, so I have to be really impressed with something to actually go back and order additional products. But since giving Innobaby a whirl, I’ve become … Continue reading

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The hospital stay

Written by: Ginny March 09 2010 As I watched Jim and Pam bring their bundle of joy into being on The Office the other day, I couldn’t help but reflect on my own experience almost three years ago. While I … Continue reading

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Puj tub

I am a sucker for baby gear, especially baby gear that makes my life easier, so I was excited to try out the Puj tub. It is a super lightweight, easy to use and store baby bath for infants aged … Continue reading

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Interview with designer Ryan Beshara

Today I’m really excited to feature Ryan Beshara, the artist behind an amazing line of modern art prints. ModernPop began in 2008 with a line of witty stationery and calendars for adults but has now grown to include art prints … Continue reading

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Innobaby Nursin' Smart Natural Nurser

Written by: Candace March 03 2010 I am a self-proclaimed bottle expert. And with good reason—I’ve tried them all. My son turned down every bottle that Target and Babies-R-Us sells … seriously, every single one! When I was still at … Continue reading

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Meet the new me

Written by: Ginny March 02 2010 When I knew I was pregnant with my daughter, I scoured the bookstore for material on morning sickness, fetal development, infant care and the best baby gear. I wore “the bump” at maternity stores … Continue reading

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The perfect pill

We need lots of vitamins and minerals to stay healthy—and as a mommy-to-be, you need even more since you’ll be sharing nutrients with your budding baby. While a healthy, well-rounded diet can fulfill many of the requirements for baby-growing, the … Continue reading

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The pregnancy problem solver: Lifestyle edition

The trials of pregnancy don’t end with bodily functions. You’ve got a whole range of emotions and awkward situations in front of you. Hold on, friends, it’s going to be a bumpy ride … Problem: You’re pregnant! But your friend … Continue reading

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Pre-baby blues

As if pregnancy isn’t enough of a challenge, getting lost in a gray fog of depression can really make life as a mommy-to-be difficult—and dangerous. Here’s the scoop on how to identify and overcome the pre-baby blues. While the anticipation … Continue reading

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Baby talk

Don’t expect your voice to change much after puberty … until you have a baby. Call it instinct, tradition or just plain silliness, but most parents around the world put on slower-paced, higher-pitched voices to speak to their little ones. … Continue reading

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gDiapers Sweet Bundle

Written by: Candace February 28 2010 Before Charlie was even born I knew that cloth diapers were something that I wanted to try, but I was just so darn scared! I imagined hours of scrubbing stinky yucky diapers, so I … Continue reading

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Ingrid & Isabel Essentials Collection

I recently got to try out the Ingrid & Isabel Essentials Collection. (Ingrid & Isabel are the makers of the well-loved BellaBand, which is a godsend when you can’t button your pre-pregnancy jeans but are too small for maternity jeans). … Continue reading

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Ingrid & Isabel Essentials Collection

Written by: Noel February 28 2010 I recently got to try out the Ingrid & Isabel Essentials Collection. (Ingrid & Isabel are the makers of the well-loved BellaBand, which is a godsend when you can’t button your pre-pregnancy jeans but … Continue reading

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