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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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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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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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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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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BOB Ironman Duallie

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 to look like too much of … Continue reading

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Bright Starts InGenuity Automatic Bouncer

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 in your arms to comfort her … 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

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 life through recipes, house tours, DIYs, … Continue reading

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Arm’s Reach The Mini Convertible Co-Sleeper Bassinet

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 throughout the night facilitates breastfeeding, promotes … Continue reading

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Orbit Stroller Travel System G2

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 its signature appearance—set it apart from … 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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Skip Hop Dash Deluxe

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 organization allows for easy access to … Continue reading

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Petunia Pickle Bottom Boxy Backpack

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 a super cute one! My favorite … Continue reading

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Eddie Bauer Shoreline

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 very pleased with the Shoreline. The … Continue reading

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OiOi Sand Dot Hobo Baby Bag

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 the box, it looks like a … Continue reading

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Storksak Kate

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, the Kate is sure to be … Continue reading

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