Monthly Archives: April 2010

Daily dietary needs for moms-to-be

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! So savor that slice of triple layer death-by-chocolate cake you’ve been saving. Flavonoids are good for the heart, right? Then there’s the calcium in nachos, protein in that burger, and—hello! —veggies in the form of curly fries. … Continue reading

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Real vs. false contractions

I’ll admit it. The first time I headed to the hospital to give birth (or so I thought), I was completely convinced that the pulling pains in my abdomen were a sure sign I was about to welcome my baby … Continue reading

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C-section 101

If a good ol’ fashioned vaginal delivery is in your birth plan, you may be asking yourself why it’s important to get schooled on C-sections. And you’re not alone: Most moms-to-be go into labor with the intention of delivering by … Continue reading

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Sustaining your social life during pregnancy

Join in regular activities by making bump-friendly revisions. For example … Scenario: The gang wants to go hot tubbing but you can’t immerse your bump. Solution: Easy! Suit up and give yourself a nice foot spa while you sit on … Continue reading

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Making fun of pregnancy: 53 ways to enjoy the ride

Aside from Tylenol, there’s not much you can take during pregnancy. Fortunately, you can still fill the prescription for a good time. Simply follow a few of the prompts below and let yourself get lost in the moment. Repeat whenever … Continue reading

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Baby naming dilemmas, solved

Picking the title by which your little one will be forever called is exciting, fun and, on occasion, admittedly frustrating. It’s exciting to think that out of the thousands upon thousands of monikers listed in those baby books, you’ll likely … Continue reading

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15 ways to make your life as a mom easier

1. Create a routine (and stick to it). Moms who are natural planners might find this one to be a no-brainer, but if you’ve always lived life flying by the seat of your pants, take note. Babies—and parents—who have a … Continue reading

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Maxi-Cosi Priori

The Maxi-Cosi Priori is contradictory to everything I thought I knew about convertible car seats. As a father to a 5 year old and an 18 month old, I have purchased my fair share of seats and would estimate that … Continue reading

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Mayday! Mayday!

Written by: Ginny April 27 2010 Pregnant editor in distress here. I consider myself young and healthy (though not as young nor as healthy as some), so I naturally assume that everything is going to go smoothly at every doctor’s … Continue reading

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Combi Zeus 360

When it came time for me to move Charlie from his infant seat to a convertible car seat, I was convinced I would have to buy a new car. You read that right, a whole new car! I have a … Continue reading

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Ju-Ju-Be BeFabulous

If you haven’t started dropping hints about what you’d like for Mother’s Day yet, let me help you out—you want a Ju-Ju-Be Earth Leather bag. The new eco-friendly collection goes on sale today (which is, quite fittingly, Earth Day). I … Continue reading

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Am I letting myself go?

Written by: Ginny April 20 2010 Charlotte's first two birthdays were a sight to behold. (You can behold them on this site.) She turned 1 in Paris, where we held a crepe party at a friend's apartment. When we came … Continue reading

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Kenziepoo.com and top kids’ designs

Rachelle Wilde, the author and creator of Kenziepoo, has a fresh take on design and provides her readers with nursery tours, fabulous features, giveaways and more! Lucky for us, she’s here today to give us a peek into her latest … Continue reading

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Britax Frontier 85

When it was time to move my son into a booster, I decided to save myself a few bucks—I’d always been a fan of Britax, but not so much a fan of the price, so I figured purchasing a less … Continue reading

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Mei Tai Baby Organic

Aesthetics. This carrier is very stylish! I like the color, the fabric, the patterned material panel used in the front of the carrier. There are many other printed panels to choose from, or you can also order the Mei Tai Baby … Continue reading

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The name blame

Written by: Ginny April 13 2010 I’m pretty PO’ed about the naming trends in this country. When we picked Charlotte’s name (I was preggers in 2006/2007), it was ranked right around the 100 spot on the girls’ name popularity list. … Continue reading

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Honeywear Baby Bee Sling

As a new mom, I have been amazed by how my baby Ben can be sleeping peacefully in my arms, but wakes up crying moments after being gently placed in his bassinet. This proves to be difficult when I need … Continue reading

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Dressing for the journey

Written by: Ginny April 07 2010 It’s getting to be about that time: time to go maternity shopping. Up until now, I’ve managed to make some of my regular wardrobe work (courtesy of Ingrid & Isabel’s Bella Bands and tanks), … Continue reading

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Kelty FC 3.0 Carrier

Spring has sprung in Greenville, SC, and we had a perfect blue-skied weekend to take our new Kelty FC 3.0 backpack carrier for a test drive. We decided to head to a nearby mountain for a 2-hour hike covering a … Continue reading

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