Monthly Archives: June 2010

Global grub: Recipes from around the world

Bored of carbon copy chicken? Tired of tossing the same old salad? Looking for a new dip? Before you hang up your apron and begin dialing the nearest pizza delivery place, consider expanding your repertoire with delectable dishes from around … Continue reading

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Epidurals 101

Who: Epidurals aren’t just for laboring ladies—they may also be used to kill pain during C-sections and other medical procedures. You are likely eligible for an epidural unless you have certain rare blood, neurologic or back-related medical conditions. Talk to … Continue reading

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Good to go: Traveling while pregnant

When it comes to making travel plans, being knocked up doesn’t have to keep you down. Let your doctor know your itinerary and be patient with your preggo self (your trips might need to be a tad less action-packed than … Continue reading

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Passport to pregnancy: Traditions from around the world

There are almost 7,000 recognized languages throughout the world—and each and every one of them has a word to describe dear ol’ mom. Across many of these languages, the quests toward motherhood are as different as the cultures that speak … Continue reading

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Tips for photographing your baby

Your baby has arrived, and it’s time to let the world know! Professional photographer and mom of two Angela Morris walks us through the process of capturing a perfect picture for your baby’s birth announcement, so you can share your … Continue reading

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Bedtime for baby

Sleep. At first it seems so easy, the way your newborn conks out at the breast, or sleeps soundly despite the jagged angle his neck has formed in his car seat. How is it that just months later, sleep can … Continue reading

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To spa is divine

Written by: Shea Long June 30 2010 In the spirit of our international issue, we forced ourselves to think like travelers. And rather than report on the benefits of hiking while on vacation, we decided to give you the hard-hitting … Continue reading

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Mrs. Smith's Tempo

Written by: Meghan June 30 2010 The first time I glanced at this diaper bag, I thought it looked more like a cooler than a diaper-and-wipes holder. Well, I was only 95 percent wrong. This is an organized mommy’s dream! … Continue reading

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Young at heart

Written by: P&N June 29 2010 I bet you never even knew of this wish you needed granted—I know I didn’t. Alas, Forever 21 has anticipated our needs and launched their Love 21 Maternity line. Wha’ wha’?! Every girl I … Continue reading

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Sharing

Written by: Ginny June 29 2010 I read this book to Charlotte today with tears streaming down my face. In Will You Still Love Me?, the little animals- and lastly a human boy- ask their mothers if they'll still love … Continue reading

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Global design

Written by: Kera June 28 2010 I don't know what it is, but I have a thing for maps and globes. As a child, I dreamed of exploring the far ends of the earth, and maps somehow made me feel … Continue reading

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Love Handles stroller attachment

Written by: Ginny June 27 2010 Love Handles:The smart product with a silly name. I first came across this stroller innovation at a trade show last fall and was amazed (and amused) at its uniqueness. I'm caught somewhere between “I … Continue reading

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Proud to be an American

Written by: P&N June 26 2010 I came across a couple of punchy red, white and blue options to keep your little ones patriotic this weekend. Let her wear her pride:Gymboree $5-$33, Old Navy $6 Your All-American dude: Old Navy … Continue reading

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Just my style

Written by: Kera June 24 2010 I'm in love with this nursery I found this week. I just can't seem to get enough of white walls, warm wood and fun pops of color! This Swedish nursery is great. I love … Continue reading

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phil&teds highpod highchair

Written by: Ginny June 23 2010 You might think it would be challenging to make baby stuff seem cool … unless you've come across phil&teds. The New Zealand-based company sports an irreverent image and supplies fun-loving parents with sleek baby … Continue reading

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Spacing the siblings

Written by: Ginny June 23 2010 I've been thinking a lot about timing lately. It seems there's no right or wrong when it comes to baby spacing, but it can sure affect the family dynamics! This is an old picture … Continue reading

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Fill the GAP

Written by: P&N June 22 2010 If you are looking to stock up on some summer essentials, now’s the time.Stylish separatesare up to 40% off at GapMaternity. Flare jeans to minimize those hips: $40 The quintessential thin tee: $10 A … Continue reading

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Playing house

Written by: Kera June 21 2010 Well, we made it! After 15 hours and 20 minutes in the air, we finally landed in the States! Our first stop was Target, and thena bona fide Borders bookstore. I stumbled on this … Continue reading

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Argington Bam Crib Set

Written by: Ginny June 21 2010 Modern baby gear is all about conversion: high quality goods that will transform to grow with baby as his needs expand. Argington's Bam Crib Set sets out to do just that. The set includes … Continue reading

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Let's hear it for the boys

Written by: P&N June 19 2010 In honor of honoring our fathers yesterday, let’s get these little future dads dressed for a successful summer. Board shorts for pool or beachside: Old Navy $10 Rompin’ around: Right Bank Babies $40 Hayride … Continue reading

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Giraffes + Stuff

Written by: Kera June 17 2010 So have I mentioned that my favorite color scheme for anyroom right now is a white backdrop with fun punches of a favorite color, warmed by oak or maple wood? Well, I about died … Continue reading

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Cybex Solution X-fix

The high-back booster is the latest product from German company Cybex to enter the U.S. market. Piece by piece, this high-end line is making its way over and impressing American moms, dads and even celebrities! The Solution X-fix in particular … Continue reading

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Designer delivery

Written by: P&N June 15 2010 Hospital gowns and prison jumpsuits may be the top two (only two for myself) outfits most people care not to sport. I feel like the latter is probably easier to avoid, what with all … Continue reading

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Save the date

Written by: Ginny June 15 2010 It’s official: If baby boy doesn’t arrive earlier, we’ll be meeting him on July 29! Induction day is scheduled for a few days before my due date. My doctor is very serious about staying … Continue reading

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Trolley Cards for dad

Written by: Kera June 14 2010 Some time ago, I was introduced toTrolley Cards,a boutique greeting card company with handcrafted letterpress cards from fabulous top designers. What makes Trolley Cards unique is that they let you add a personalized message … Continue reading

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Beaba Babycook

Written by: Ginny June 14 2010 No, we're not cooking babies, just cooking for babies! The French-invented Beaba Babycook takes a lot of the guesswork out of making your own baby food. No, we're not cooking babies, just cooking for … Continue reading

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Beaba Babycook

Written by: Ginny June 14 2010 No, we’re not cooking babies, just cooking for babies! The French-invented Beaba Babycook takes a lot of the guesswork out of making your own baby food. No, we’re not cooking babies, just cooking for … Continue reading

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Win a dress from Shabby Apple!

Written by: Kera June 10 2010 Hello lovelies! Have you met Shabby Apple? Well, if you haven't, you should. It's an amazing online source of dresses and accessories for women that are to die for. Pregnant? Plus-sized? Not to worry, … Continue reading

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Tents are for camping, not for wearing

Written by: P&N June 09 2010 So, we’ve discussed products to get your bod bikini ready, now it’s time to talk….bikinis! Does maternity swimwear instantly bring to mind uncomfortable images of shiny, lycra trapeze mini-dresses? You’re not alone. (And doesn't … Continue reading

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phil&teds smart bundle

Written by: Dionne June 09 2010 Could this stroller get any cooler?I think my husband was just as excited to try out all of its features as he was when he first got his iPhone! Our first impression of the … Continue reading

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Hazards of the job

Written by: Ginny June 09 2010 It's risky business trying to keep up with a 3-year-old when you're 30+ weeks pregnant. Especially when that 3-year-old gives no thought to self-preservation. I will never again judge a parent for putting her … Continue reading

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Tips from Erica Cook of Moth Design

Written by: Kera June 07 2010 Mom and designer Erica Cook of Moth Design is a new friend and inspiration to me. I was able to get her to take time out of her busy schedule to give you some … Continue reading

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Natural Mat: The Latex Mat

Written by: Ginny June 06 2010 Who knew there was so much to learn about mattresses? Before planning my registry, all I'd really heard about crib mattresses was that they should be (a) new and (b) firm. Now that I've … Continue reading

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Snap into it

Written by: P&N June 05 2010 Packing for the beach is an undertaking in itself, even if you are sunbathing solo. You can’t forget the towels, the sunscreen, the cooler, the wet bag…and well, the list goes on. Now, if … Continue reading

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Stateside shopping spree

Written by: Kera June 03 2010 As I make my lists and check them twice to prepare for the taxing 14-hour journey home to America and our travels therein, I'm compiling a list of “must-haves” to bring back to the … Continue reading

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Honk your (shoe) horn if you’re happy

Written by: P&N June 02 2010 In honor of Sex and the City 2 opening this past weekend: Let’s talk heels. Shall we, ladies? One of the best things about high heels (and accessories in general) is that anyone can … Continue reading

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BabyBjorn Comfort Carrier

Have you seen the latest from BabyBjorn? The Comfort Carrier is one of three organic carriers to debut from BabyBjorn this year—the others are the Original Organic and the Active Organic. The Comfort Carrier is definitely a Bjorn, but it … Continue reading

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I'm becoming my own personal shopper

Written by: Ginny June 01 2010 Isn’t it nice that just as shopping for your own clothes becomes decidedly un-fun, you come up with a billion and one things to buy for baby? If you’ve been following along with our … Continue reading

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Etsy love

Written by: Kera May 31 2010 A friend just referred me to this great Etsy seller called Little Sapling Toys. Handcrafted and organic, these naturally beautiful toys are made for your little ones by a family in Boise, Idaho. And … Continue reading

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4moms mamaRoo

Written by: Ginny May 31 2010 The mamaRoo is so incredibly smart, you just know moms were involved in its conception. I mean really, it seems like they thought of everything! The mamaRoo is so incredibly smart, you just know … Continue reading

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