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

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 loosely … Continue reading

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Little Pinwheel and the mum behind the scenes

Written by: Kera April 30 2010 Today, readers, I'm excited to introduce you to Hayley Blease, director of the fabulous online children's boutique Little Pinwheel. Based out of Australia, this mum of two is super stylish and committed to stocking … Continue reading

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Sale away

Written by: P&N April 28 2010 What girl doesn’t love a good deal? I’ve put together a sophisticated getaway look for you and the best part is everything is on sale! Stand out confidently in this print tunic. (Don’t let … 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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Soft and cuddly

Written by: P&N April 24 2010 Clouds, pillows, feathers…oh, my! If these images conjure feelings of softness, then you ain’t felt nothing yet. PAIGELAUREN baby’s spring collection has arrived with its signature subtle delicacy and classic hues (check back for … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Mee a Bee

Written by: Kera April 22 2010 One of my favorite parts of being a design blogger is reaching out to designers and artists all over the world. The other day, I stumbled upon a great Etsy shop called Mee a … Continue reading

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Ju-Ju-Be BeFabulous

Written by: Sarah April 21 2010 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 … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

Written by: P&N April 21 2010 Dear Mother Earth, Happy Earth Day! Love always, P&N PS: If you haven’t checked out euphoriamaternity.com, then treat yourself and peruse their offerings, on this, YOUR day. The site provides you an extensive selection … 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

Written by: Kera April 19 2010 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 … 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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Pretty in pink…chicken

Written by: P&N April 18 2010 In the infamous words of Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff, “It’s summer, summertime.” Well, maybe not quite yet summertime, but it’s definitely time to get your tot’s summer wardrobe started. … And so … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Indestructibles!

Written by: Kera April 15 2010 My lovely readers, I'm super stoked to announce we have another great giveaway here at Design to die for! I was contacted by April, owner and inventor of Indestructibles, and I'm already her number … Continue reading

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Are you a little moody today?

Written by: P&N April 14 2010 Taxes gotcha down? April 15th may evoke ill feelings towards a certain government agency, so I bring you good tidings to brighten your mood! Today the chic, colorful designs of Moody Mamas will be … Continue reading

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Mei Tai Baby Organic

Written by: Camille April 14 2010 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 … 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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Meet the mom behind Petit Elefant

Written by: Kera April 12 2010 Today at Design to die for, I've got a great interview with fellow blogger and mommy Allison Czarnecki. Author of the popular children's blog Petit Elefant, her company's mission is to “help the modern … 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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The stellar design of Stella

Written by: P&N April 11 2010 Ladies and Gents: It has arrived. Of course, I am talking about the second collection for GapKids and babyGap by Stella McCartney. The designer’s collection debuted this month with a mix of traditional and … Continue reading

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Customized class

Written by: Kera April 08 2010 Am I the only one who's a sucker for Ralph Lauren on my kids? The iconic American brand has been my one vice when it comes to buying children's designer clothes. I always found … Continue reading

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Cybex 2.GO

Have you met Cybex? The German company is new to the U.S. this past year, and its stylish strollers, car seats and carriers are quickly finding their way into celebrity homes and parents’ wish lists. All the items in the … 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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Let the sunshine in

Written by: P&N April 06 2010 Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to get back in the sun, and that includes bringing your tiny tot with you. Before getting out in the sizzling rays, make sure that … Continue reading

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Kidding Around and the U.S. tour

Written by: Kera April 05 2010 Kidding Around in New York City, 60 West 15th Street So I'm really looking forward to our trip home to the states this summer. We are lucky that my husband gets virtually 65 paid … 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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Skirt-tastic!

Written by: P&N April 03 2010 I love wearing skirts, especially when the weather is just right. Mamas, it's time to find some beautiful skirts to show off your killer legs (and keep you a few degrees cooler). An octopus … Continue reading

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Orfeo: Designer showcase

Written by: Kera April 01 2010 Have you heard of orfeo? It's a fabulous online boutique based out of London. They showcase designers; some you may have heard of, and some are less known in the children's industry. I'm dying … Continue reading

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