Monthly Archives: August 2010

Pregnancy diet blunders

Blunder 1: Overeating The first mistake many mommies make is overshooting the whole “eating for two” thing. We know you’re feeling hungry, but you’re only feeding an extra pint-sized person, not a linebacker. Although you are meant to gain weight … Continue reading

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Embarrassing tales from the delivery room

I just love watching women go into labor in old movies. Serene, smiling and with not a hair out of place, these women calmly prepare themselves for the trip to the hospital with the air of a woman heading out … Continue reading

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Creating your perfect birth plan

From the first positive pregnancy test, many moms-to-be fret over labor. Writing a birth plan can help relieve your anxiety, and—like Kegels! —it’s a valuable pre-delivery exercise. A birth plan is not actually a plan, per se, but a short … Continue reading

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Prebaby paperwork

Pick out crib bedding, enroll in childbirth classes, choose a name … preparing for baby’s arrival includes a lengthy to-do list of all sorts of exciting hustle and bustle. But laying the groundwork for successful parenthood isn’t all fun and … Continue reading

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Your baby’s first 24 hours

During the first hours of life, your new baby is going through a number of processes and screenings. Here is what’s happening behind the scenes. Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Now that the hard part is over (or … Continue reading

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Fun with Terrariums

Written by: Kera August 30 2010 What a fun idea for a nursery or youth space! Building a terrarium is a great project to do with your kids that is easy, inexpensive, and a great way to bring life into … Continue reading

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Debunking pregnancy brain

At seven months pregnant with my first baby, I have had my share of pregnancy brain moments. Let’s see—there was that really cold day in February when I tried to open my car door, pulling on the handle with all … Continue reading

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What genes can say about your baby-to-be

How many of us really, truly know where babies come from? Sure, there’s the sperm-meets-egg bit we explain to curious 10-year-olds, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Each little spermatozoon and ovum contains loads of genetic instructions, … Continue reading

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Respect the culture

Written by: P&N August 28 2010 You know how it’s always harder to find cute boy clothes over cute girl clothes? Well, I present you with the solution: Kidzculture.com. Not only does Kidz Culture bring you over 30 innovative brands … Continue reading

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Beautiful Books

Written by: Kera August 26 2010 Are you ever looking for a smart, stylish and fun way to add pop to your bookshelves? Try organizing your books by color. It provides a focal point and a great way to teach … Continue reading

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Evenflo Momentum 65

When I first laid eyes on the Evenflo Momentum 65 convertible car seat, I must admit, I was skeptical. It looked huge! Sure, it’d be great for an older child approaching the end of their car seat days, but wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Morning Sickness…

Written by: Sheri August 24 2010 Well, the nausea finally hit me again. Now I remember: the first trimester and I do not get along.It happened last time, too.At about six weeks, I began feeling queasy. It got worse until … Continue reading

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Biggest flurt

Written by: P&N August 24 2010 Have you resorted to scraping out the bottom of your MAC bottle with a Q-tip, trying to prolong the life of your foundation? (It truly is good to the last drop.) We feel your … Continue reading

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J. Crew Nursery

Written by: Kera August 23 2010 Are you a fan of the great American label,J. Crew? I'm always falling for their ability to combine the ease of everyday wear and add the right amount of edge and glamour. Their aesthetic … Continue reading

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The knitty pretty

Written by: P&N August 22 2010 We’ve fallen for the charming little line of knit hats, barrettes and headbands that is Marili Jean. Check out marilijean.com to see what we’re going gaga over this week.

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Lorex LIVE snap

The Lorex LIVE snap is a loaded-with-features video monitor with one particular standout quality: It can function as a camera too. Technology sure has come a long way since I had my children a quarter-of-a-century ago. I had the opportunity … Continue reading

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My Tree & Me

Written by: Kera August 19 2010 Hello readers! I'd like to introduce you toMy Tree & Me, the most amazing modern genealogy prints I've seen on the market! Do you want your child to have in interest in where he … Continue reading

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Lovely in linear

Written by: P&N August 17 2010 If you’ve picked up our August issue, you know we’re digging stripes. Here are a few casual options to get your summer on before it’s over: Topshop $70 Moody Mamas $68 (Main image: Maternal … Continue reading

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Passing the test

Written by: Sheri August 17 2010 Meet Sheri, our new Knocked Up blogger! She'll be sharing her pregnancy journey with us here every Wednesday. “Is that a twinge of pain in my breasts?I just peed an hour ago and now … Continue reading

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Meet our new Knocked Up blogger!

Written by: P&N August 17 2010 Now that Ginny's pregnancy journey is complete, we'll have a new mom taking over the Knocked Up reins—meet Sheri, our newest blogger! She's currently expecting baby number 2 and will be sharing her pregnancy … Continue reading

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Thank Heaven for Little Girls

Written by: Kera August 16 2010 I so very much hope for a girl one day, and my perfect shower would look like this! Viola, from Chewing the Cud, is expecting a baby girl, and her fabulous friends threw this … Continue reading

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BOB Ironman Duallie

Written by: Tim August 15 2010 I am not an Ironman, but I felt like one while jogging with the BOB Ironman Duallie. As a man, I was a little nervous about running with a jogging stroller. I didn’t want … Continue reading

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Fly like an eagle

Written by: P&N August 14 2010 Are you ready for some cuteness? American Eagle Outfitters has launched 77 kids, their trendy little line (0-14) at an affordable price point (under $50). Choose from graphic tees telling the world how awesome … Continue reading

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Bright Starts InGenuity Automatic Bouncer

Written by: Heather August 11 2010 Here’s a good idea: A bouncer that actually bounces! Traditional bouncers might vibrate and jiggle with baby’s movements, but this genius contraption from Bright Starts actually bounces, the same way you bounce your baby … Continue reading

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A new chapter

Written by: Ginny August 11 2010 The last two weeks have been a blur. A blur of baby feedings, toddler tantrums and strange sleep behaviors. First, the feedings. We were off to a rocky start from Finn’s first hours. Because … Continue reading

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Style by Stephmodo

Written by: Kera August 09 2010 Today readers, I'm really excited to feature a design DIY from a well known blogger and style goddess. Stephanie, author of the popular lifestyle blog, Stephmodo, provides her readers a peak into her fabulous … Continue reading

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Arm's Reach The Mini Convertible Co-Sleeper Bassinet

Written by: Ginny August 09 2010 According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the safest place for baby to sleep is in a separate crib or bassinet in the same room where his caregiver sleeps. Having baby within easy reach … Continue reading

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Orbit Stroller Travel System G2

Written by: Betsy August 08 2010 Recently upgraded, the Orbit Stroller Travel System G2 offers continued excellence in safety and design, along with parent-suggested improvements in function and convenience. It’s loaded with smart features and unique components that—in conjunction with … Continue reading

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Fancy was her name

Written by: P&N August 07 2010 No doubt your baby girl is going to be Ms. Popularity in your circle of family and friends. Why not outfit her to in her very own couture for all of the special occasions … Continue reading

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Sweet Baby James

Written by: Kera August 05 2010 I am in love with this room that has circulated the blogosphere this week. Brought to you courtesy of the popular blog,The Scoop, Baby James' room has all kinds of fun. How great is … Continue reading

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My baby story

Written by: Ginny August 03 2010 Don't you love it when life unexpectedly gives you a great story to share? My baby's birth day wasn't at all what Ihad planned; really, it was so much better! July 27 started out … Continue reading

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Giving is glamourous

Written by: P&N August 03 2010 Our buddies, nursing attire aficionados Glamourmom, have been busy gearing up for August. In honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, they are sponsoring a Buy One, Give One donation program. Throughout the month of … Continue reading

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Design Spotlight: Oilo

Written by: Kera August 02 2010 Hello my lovely readers! I just wanted to take a minute to say what a pleasure it has been writing this design column over the past year. I have been able to really reach … Continue reading

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timi & leslie Charlie Diaper Bag

Written by: Shea July 31 2010 I’m not gonna lie—I felt like I should be carrying a designer coffee (decaf, of course) and wearing paparazzi-shielding shades

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Skip Hop Dash Deluxe

Written by: Casey July 31 2010 I’ve yet to meet a Skip Hop product I didn’t love, and the Dash bag is no exception. Its cool urban style makes it a perfect fit for either mom or dad, and smart … Continue reading

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Amy Michelle Gladiola Tote

Written by: Lula Blau July 31 2010 Amy Michelle rocks my diaper bag world. It may seem a little wacky, but the main reason I’m gaga over this bag: it zips shut! I can’t tell you how many zipper-less diaper … Continue reading

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Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack

Written by: Ginny July 31 2010 I love this new print from Petunia Pickle Bottom—the cheery yellow inside is a perfect complement to the gray and cream outside. It’s a diaper bag that actually looks like a diaper bag, just … Continue reading

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Eddie Bauer Shoreline

Written by: Jennifer July 31 2010 As a woman who’s husband is adamant about not wanting to carry a floral diaper bag—and as a mom who’s not interested in being the sole diaper changer of her 6-month-old son, I’ve been … Continue reading

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OiOi Sand Dot Hobo Baby Bag

Written by: Julie July 31 2010 I was pleasantly surprised by my Oi Oi Baby Bag. When I agreed to review the bag, I was unfamiliar with the brand and wasn’t sure what to expect. Looking at it out of … Continue reading

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Storksak Kate

Written by: Terry July 31 2010 Oh, Storksak, how I love thee so. Yet again, you’ve created an outstandingly stylish, exceptionally functional diaper bag to please even the most discerning of mothers. If we’re judging the book by its cover, … Continue reading

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Made in the shade

Written by: P&N July 31 2010 Your little diva or stud may not keep these sun blockers on, but it’s worth a shot for an adorable photo op. babyGap $9 Janie and Jack $5 Gymboree $10 Main image: Baby Banz … Continue reading

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