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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DIY organic facial

Written by: P&N March 31 2010 Introduce green practices into your beauty regimen: Try this organic, do-it-yourself facial mask for an easy and affordable spa day at home. Recipe 1/2 organic mango, peeled and pitted(contains vitamin C) 1/4 cup organic … 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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The boys are back in town

Written by: P&N March 30 2010 Like I promised, I found some cute clothes for your bobbling little boy. Monster Kids Funky Big Eyed Green Monster Shirt Sozo Jungle Land Monkey Coverall Romper Glug Space Zoo Tee Nano Olive Retro … Continue reading

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Eco-friendly shower ideas

Written by: P&N March 30 2010 Go paperless by sending invitations via email. If you are pro-paper, consider plantable wildflower seed invites or options printed on recycled materials. Encourage guests to wrap gifts with blankets or other reusable items to … Continue reading

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Check 'em out: The Future Perfect

Written by: Kera March 29 2010 I adore these crayon rings I found onThe Future Perfect. If you love to wear jewelry and want to entertain your kids at the same time, these are ideal—fun and fabulous. The Future Perfect … 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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Shape it up

Written by: P&N March 27 2010 Need a new way to shape your body up in style? Try Blanqi! It will change your life—or at least the way you dress. Designers Sabina Melarti and Valerie Caron created comfortable, attractive “Bodystylers” … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Trendy Peas!

Written by: Kera March 25 2010 Trendy Peas, well known for their modern wall decor for tots, has announced a new line of fabric wall decals! And because our readers are so cool at Design to die for, Trendy Peas … 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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Girl power!

Written by: P&N March 23 2010 I hate to say it, but today, “Girls rule and boys drool.” I am only picking out my favorite spring picks for chicks. No offense, guys. Girls do have cuter clothes, and the little … 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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Meet Catherine of Rikshaw Design

Written by: Kera March 22 2010 So you may already know that I'm a huge fan of Rikshaw Design. Remember this? I haven't actually bought their crib bedding yet, but it's on my agenda when we get back to the … 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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Spring is in the air

Written by: P&N March 20 2010 The sun is out. The birds are singing. And you only have frumpy sweaters and boring pants. Time to head to the stores (or at least the internet)! One website that I like is … Continue reading

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Expat design with international flair

Written by: Kera March 18 2010 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 … Continue reading

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Three blind mice

Written by: P&N March 17 2010 See how they run! And I’m not talking about a nursery rhyme here. Blindmice Knit Goods has created an adorable line of socks for baby and kids, full of colors and fun. The best … 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

Written by: Kera March 15 2010 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. … 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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Luck of the Irish

Written by: P&N March 14 2010 Everybody knows that even if you aren’t Irish, you are on St. Patrick’s Day. And ladies, we know you can’t drink, but that doesn’t mean you can’t join the fun. We’ve found some awesome … Continue reading

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Britax Chaperone

Written by: Ginny March 12 2010 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 … Continue reading

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My Etsy adventures

Written by: P&N March 10 2010 There is one site out there that I believe every girl should browse at least once in her life: etsy.com, where the general public buys and sells homemade and vintage goods. If you have … 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

Written by: Candace March 09 2010 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 … Continue reading

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Putting design on the map

Written by: Kera March 08 2010 Don't you just love this signed, hand drawn print of the world by Oliver Jeffers?

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Get your skinny on

Written by: P&N March 07 2010 Every woman loves her favorite pair of skinny jeans, and just because you're carrying a bundle of love doesn’t mean that you can’t wear them too. I’ve searched high and low for different brands, … Continue reading

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Children's design: A history

Written by: Kera March 05 2010 If you love design for kids like I do, then you will love the design book by Carole Daprey entitled Mobilier Design Pour Enfants. If you speak French, you will love it even more. … Continue reading

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Interview with designer Ryan Beshara

Written by: Kera March 04 2010 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 … 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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Rockin' baby

Written by: P&N March 03 2010 I was browsing through the internet today and I came across the cutest website, theretrobaby.com. They offer awesome clothes for your little hunk-a, hunk-a burnin’ love. I wish I had all day to talk … 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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Project ideas at Make and Takes

Written by: Kera March 01 2010 Through the power of blogging, I recently came in contact with an old friend of my husband: Marie LeBaron. Marie happens to be the founder and managing editor of Make and Takes, a popular … 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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Needed: New nursing tops

Written by: P&N February 28 2010 Let’s face it: Nursing tops can be pretty tacky and tight in all the wrong places. Never fear! We’ve found these stylish new nursing tops by Milkstars that are actually shirts, not tanks. They … 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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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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