Monthly Archives: May 2010

Multiple pregnancy Q&A

Q: I just found out I’m pregnant with twins. I know things will be different once they’re born (twice the fun … and twice the work!), but I’m wondering what differences I should expect during my pregnancy. A: When a … Continue reading

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Circulation during pregnancy

Be prepared for repercussions big and small. It should come as no surprise that pregnancy affects your circulation. Your blood cells are practically running an obstacle course these days, weaving in and around displaced organs and a swollen, baby-filled uterus. … Continue reading

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Freeze easy meals

The first couple weeks after baby arrives can be a blur. Whether she’s hungry, cranky or sleepy, you’re on call to tend to baby’s every need—which can leave you hungry, cranky and sleepy too. “Eating the right foods can help … Continue reading

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All-natural pain managament

There was a time when baby called the shots on exactly when and how he would enter this world. And while that’s still the case in many ways, at least today’s moms have more options when it comes to dealing … Continue reading

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Bottle-feeding basics

Maybe you’ve been set on bottle-feeding your munchkin since day one. Perhaps you’re a working mom pumping and feeding your child expressed milk when you’re away. Or maybe your baby receives a bottle only occasionally when he’s with a sitter. … Continue reading

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Sun safety

Few things are cuter than a baby decked out in a hat and shades. Sun-protective gear is for more than just looks, though—it’s essential in keeping your baby safe during summer months. Here’s what you need to know about protecting … Continue reading

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Tips for traveling with baby

Written by: P&N May 30 2010 In an effort to make all of your trails happy ones, Kristen Chase and Liz Gumbinner of coolmompicks.com share some parent-tested, tried and true tips for traveling with babies. Get smart advice on packing … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day

Written by: P&N May 29 2010 In honor of this day set aside for remembering and honoring our country’s servicemen and women who have passed, dress your babe in duds that celebrate her pride for your job. And we’d like … Continue reading

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Style for sale

Written by: Kera May 27 2010 I recently discovered the website Little Lavender {a division of Lavender + Plum}. Little Lavender supplies professional design plans to help you create polished custom children’s spaces with a reasonable price tag. For a … Continue reading

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Hold Me Baby Sling

Written by: Ginny May 27 2010 This sling is absolutely one of the classiest baby carriers I’ve come across. The design is truly timeless (it kind of looks like it could be a family heirloom!) and the macrame fringe is … Continue reading

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Rock your bod

Written by: P&N May 25 2010 It’s coming up on most everyone’s favorite time of year: vacation! Now, if you’re heading to the beach, there may be a tinge of anxiety thinking of that two-piece or tankini you'll be donning. … Continue reading

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Weighing in

Written by: Ginny May 25 2010 As I stepped onto the scale at the doctor’s office today and watched the nurse slide the weights from side to side, I was hoping against hope that I was reading the measurement wrong. … Continue reading

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To inspire creativity

Written by: Kera May 24 2010 “My contention is that creativity is now as important as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” -Sir Ken Robinson I first viewed the TED episode featuring Sir Robinson a few … Continue reading

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Oilo baby bedding

Written by: Ginny May 22 2010 If you haven’t heard of Oilo, it’s because they’re fairly new on the baby scene. If you have heard of them, it’s because it didn’t take long for them to make a splash with … Continue reading

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The denim dilemma

Written by: P&N May 22 2010 To put your babe into “denim” diapers or not to? ‘Tis the times of imitation products: pleather jackets, fabric high heels for baby girl and now diapers made to look like jeans. Is this … Continue reading

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Make a mod teepee for tots

Written by: Kera May 20 2010 Loving this teepee tutorial I found on the blog Varpunen via Kenzipoo. I've been obsessing over that IKEA rug for a while now, and I love the the bright, fun colors of the teepee … Continue reading

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Monte Design Luca Glider

Written by: Ginny May 19 2010 Looking for a glider with gusto? Parents-to-be who want seats with staying power are choosing Monte Design pieces for their baby nests. Monte Design Group, founded by adorable design duo Ralph and Michelle Montemurro, … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

Written by: Ginny May 19 2010 When I tell people I only have a couple months to go (2 1/2, really), they’re surprised at how my pregnancy has flown by. Surprisingly, I have to agree! So I’ve been thinking: What … Continue reading

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Bye-bye bulk

Written by: P&N May 18 2010 Bulk is fine if you are shopping at Costco, but it has no place in your wardrobe. Lucky for us, Kathy Kramer thought up the invisibelt and her sister, the invisibump for Liz Lange. … Continue reading

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New from Serena & Lily

Written by: Kera May 17 2010 Since first discovering the upscale linens and homewares company last year, I've been loving getting to know more about the two women who started Serena &Lily. Serena & Lily has just launched a new … Continue reading

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Peg Perego Sdraietta Melodia bouncer

Written by: Ginny May 16 2010 I think I’m in love with a bouncer. No, not a night club thug—the Sdraietta Melodia bouncer from baby gear superstar Peg Perego. Many bouncers seem to excel in either form or function, but … Continue reading

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My hat's off to you

Written by: P&N May 15 2010 I warn you, this will not be the only post on hats that you see on Style Watch. In my opinion, a hat is the best accessory to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to … Continue reading

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French fashion for spring

Written by: Kera May 13 2010 Loving the Spring 2010 collection from Bonpoint. The luxurious French label went all out this season with sumptuous fabrics, prints and fine craftsmanship. One day I will have a girl. Pretty please.

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Maclaren Techno XLR

Written by: Ginny May 12 2010 You've seen the first half of my travel system. Now here's the second installment! This British beauty is begging to wheel my babe around from birth through toddlerhood and beyond (up to 65 pounds!). … Continue reading

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Are you a Carrie?

Written by: P&N May 12 2010 Have you seen Sex and the City, the movie? I know, I know, stupid question. Do you remember Carrie’s assistant’s devotion to bagborroworsteal.com? That was the first timeIheard of a fashion rental site that … Continue reading

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Update: Fashion fix

Written by: Ginny May 11 2010 Remember a few weeks back when I was stumped about my pregnancy wardrobe?Things are looking a little less bleak now, and I'm back to share some of my favorite finds! Just the basics: All … Continue reading

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A sweet space

Written by: Kera May 10 2010 Meet Emily C. She is the brand new mama of adorable daughter Pearce. I just found her blog and loved the sweet feminine touches in Pearce's nursery. I think Emily did a great job … Continue reading

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Graco SnugRide

It’s hard to find fault with the Graco SnugRide. This car seat ranks high in just about any category that might apply. It’s very safe, lightweight (7.5 pounds without the base), easy to use, relatively easy to install (although, personally, … Continue reading

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Superheroes in training

Written by: P&N May 09 2010 So, I’m visiting my sister in Austin and it’s just after the kids’ bath time. I walk into my 3-year-old nephew’s room andBobby is smiling from ear to precious ear, overflowing with anticipation. My … Continue reading

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Cradle or rocker?

Written by: Kera May 06 2010 If this isn't a great example of children's design, then I don't know what is. I was struck by this cradle rocker I found this week. Designed and handcrafted by master woodworker Scott Morrison, … Continue reading

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Last minute ideas

Written by: P&N May 05 2010 Your Mother’s Day wish list may already be in the appropriate gift-giving hands, but in case you haven’t printed out directions to the mall just yet (or are still looking for your mom), I’ve … Continue reading

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Baby showers: When it rains, it pours

Written by: Ginny May 04 2010 It’s raining men in my world. Well, not men really, but little man-fetuses (fetuses? feti?). I know a lot of people who are pregnant right now. Take this photo, for example: I went out … Continue reading

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Furniture for the way you live

Written by: Kera May 03 2010 I have to credit one of the P&N editors with this great find I'm sharing with you today. Introducing Slobproof, the sepcially engineered fabric system that promises no spills, no spots, no surprises. Designed … Continue reading

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Wear it like you mean it

Written by: P&N May 02 2010 In addition to your birthday, Mother’s Day isyour day. Deck out your little one in prideful pieces that she would surely pick out for herself…if she could. Cuddlestar $28 Target $16 INKtastic $10 (Main … Continue reading

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