Monthly Archives: July 2010

Beat back Pain

Connect with your body and give it the support it needs with these easy changes. Stand up Many pregnant women develop drooping, pain-incurring posture as their bellies take the lead. Be aware of the way you stand and sit, and … Continue reading

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The battle of the baby weight

It starts out small. You gain a pound here and a pound there, and before you know it the scale is tipping into the OMG digits. You know you’re not supposed to literally eat for two, but that doesn’t make … Continue reading

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Get schooled: Choosing the childbirth class for you

Women have been giving birth since the beginning of humanity. Nothing could be more natural, so the process should be completely intuitive … right? Not exactly. Today’s birthing procedures can be more complicated than those of yore, and while modern … Continue reading

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Pregnancy jealousy

The word “green” can imply a host of meanings. Perhaps you correlate green with the eco-lifestyle you’ve recently adopted. Maybe you associate the hue with the gender-neutral scheme you’ve selected for the nursery. Shoot, green could even describe the shade … Continue reading

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Weight time: Understanding how much baby needs to eat

Reading cues  While underfeeding your newborn is an obvious concern, overfeeding can put her at risk for being overweight later in life, so it’s important to establish healthy eating patterns right away. Joseph Kahn, MD, Chairman of the Department of … Continue reading

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Stokke Xplory

We’ve loved the Xplory since the day we began using it with our daughter; however, our appreciation of it deepened during a recent weekend spent attending a friend’s wedding in Boston. I was thrilled for our friend to be getting … Continue reading

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Modest Middles Nursing Tank

Written by: Julie July 28 2010 The Modest Middles nursing tank was created by a mom in an effort to make nursing a little less revealing. It can be worn under any top so that, when you are nursing, your … Continue reading

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He's here!

Written by: P&N July 28 2010 Baby Butler has arrived! Check back next week for details and Ginny's birth story. And congrats to Ginny, Shawn and Charlotte!

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Valco Ion

I recently had the pleasure of trying out the Valco Ion stroller. I’ve had several strollers in my day, but let me tell you, this one is impressive. Not only does it looks great, but it operates fantastically, and it … Continue reading

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lillebaby Stockholm Diaper Bag

The lillebaby Stockholm Diaper Bag might just become your main squeeze. How do I know? Let’s just say you could compare the qualities of this bag to what you’d want in a, well, perfect man. At first look, it is … Continue reading

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Bugaboo Bee

As the proud new owner of an Uppababy Vista, it was hard to admit that there are some places my deluxe, full-size stroller just shouldn’t go. Like the airport, for example. As a bit of a stroller snob, I previously … Continue reading

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Any day now

Written by: Ginny July 20 2010 So I guess you could say Baby Boy is a bit on the large side. I had the 38-week “ultrasound for paranoid people,” and my concerns were confirmed:This guy is a big 'un. The … Continue reading

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JJ Cole Collections Technique Bag

Well, hello, super cute and practical and affordable diaper bag! Where have you been all my life? Your water-resistant, wipeable exterior is so cheery. (Of course, what is there to be unhappy about when you’re PVC- and phthatalate-free?) You’ve got … Continue reading

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Aprica Presto

Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, allow me to introduce you to the newest member of the Aprica family: Presto. (OK, back up. Do you know about Aprica yet? You may not, but there’s a good chance your parents and … Continue reading

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Sound advice

Written by: Ginny July 13 2010 I had to see another doctor in my OB’s practice when I went in for my appointment today, but I’m so glad I did! He gave me some great practical advice on making the … Continue reading

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ERGObaby Carrier

For parents looking to buy just one carrier both mom and dad can use that will get them through their entire babywearing days, the search is over. This is the perfect one-size-fits-all carrier: The ERGObaby accommodates parents from 5 feet … Continue reading

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Kokopax Samantha Tote

I really didn’t want a diaper bag that screamed “Baby!” so I was pleased to come across this tote from Kokopax. It’s a very simple, chic bag. There’s not much to it—just a sturdy canvas tote with some handy interior … Continue reading

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Counting down

Written by: Ginny July 07 2010 It’s not called “labor” for nothing: Those last hours of pregnancy can be pretty awful. And that’s why Mother Nature has developed tactics to make sure we won’t want to delay delivery. I know … Continue reading

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Fleurville Sling Tote

A few years back I splurged on a Fleurville Lexie Tote, and it’s been one of my all-time favorite diaper bags. However, as my kids have gotten older, I’ve discovered that it’s a little too big for my day-to-day needs, … Continue reading

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Ikea: The best of

Ikea is great. There is one across the street from my home in Abu Dhabi, and it seems like I can find an excuse to go there every day! (Sometimes it’s just for their ice cream.) Here are a few … Continue reading

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