Monthly Archives: October 2010

phil&teds traveller

Written by: Jamie October 31 2010 I was always a minimalistic packer, but when baby came on board, traveling lightly became a thing of the past. There’s the car seat, the stroller, the mountain of diapers, the mound of wipes … Continue reading

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Don't be so koi

Written by: P&N October 30 2010 Koi fish clothing and accessories have been showing up everywhere lately! We've taken the liberty of scoping out some of the best and brightest. Did we mention that the koi is traditionally a symbol … Continue reading

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Damsel to impress

Written by: P&N October 30 2010 It’s the perfect weather for falling in love, holding hands, kissing under snowflakes and a hundred other romantic scenarios. So what do you say you spice things up and spend some nights in? HOTmilk … Continue reading

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Falling for fall: Etsy Roundup

Written by: Candace October 28 2010 This week my son and I have been taking advantage of the cool fall weather and have been spending a lot of time outdoors.We’ve romped through the leaves at the park, visited a petting … Continue reading

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The First Years Via

Safety is of utmost importance when considering the products and gear I use with my baby, and a car seat is no exception. That’s why I was excited to try out the Via infant seat from The First Years. Not … Continue reading

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Vivique Premium Denim

Written by: Terry October 27 2010 Hate the awkward months of pregnancy when your prepreggers jeans are too snug, but your bump isn’t quite big enough for maternity jeans? Me too. Vivique to the rescue! The patent-pending FitWise waistband on … Continue reading

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Boy or girl?

Written by: Sheri October 26 2010 The excitement is palpable around our house!Tomorrow, we have our 20-week ultrasound. This time around, we’re going to find out if we’re having a boy or a girl. I can hardly wait! This has … Continue reading

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Discount Day

Written by: P&N October 26 2010 Some of our favorite sites are offering some major deals. If you’re in the market for pants, head over to gap.com for $10 off: Apeainthepod.com has some fall selections at up to 50% off: … Continue reading

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Night night, night-light

Written by: Candace October 25 2010 My first night at home with my son was spent in total darkness.I struggled to change a diaper in the dark, I nursed in the dark, I stubbed my toe in the dark.It was … Continue reading

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Meet our newest team member

Written by: P&N October 25 2010 Meet our new Assistant Editor, Rachel Reiff Ellis. She’s an Atlanta native, (working) mom of two adorable kids, and a blogger among other things. We asked Rachel how she found herself writing about kids … Continue reading

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Rock your cradle

Written by: P&N October 24 2010 We’re always sniffing the trail of trendsetting products and websites and we get super excited when a foreign site offers US shipping. Check out cradlerock.com.au for the trendiest baby and kid brands—from clothes to … Continue reading

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Mountain Mama Clouds Rest Maternity Baselayers

Written by: Terry October 24 2010 Don’t let the chilly weather keep you from hitting the trails during your pregnancy. Mountain Mama has created its Clouds Rest Maternity Baselayer Top and Bottom to keep you warm (and your belly fully-covered) … Continue reading

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Keep it personal

Written by: Candace October 21 2010 One of my favorite things to do is create and view art. This week I’ve been digging up the cutest personalized art out there, from fun personalized designs for the nursery to personalized art … Continue reading

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Naturepedic No-Compromise Organic Cotton Ultra Crib Mattress

Written by: Betsy October 20 2010 Although it’s much less exciting than picking out a crib, choosing a mattress is equally, if not more, important. I mean no offense to mattress manufacturers. It’s just that cribs come in different shapes, … Continue reading

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Food cravings

Written by: Sheri October 19 2010 At 18 weeks, I’m finally not throwing up anymore. It’s a real relief, especially knowing mothers who suffered much longer and worse than I did. But even though I’m not sick, I still have … Continue reading

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Get in character

Written by: P&N October 19 2010 Trick or treat? (At this point, don’t the treats pretty much monopolize Halloween?) This is my very favorite holiday (next to my birthday, of course). Seize the opportunity to totally amplify, disguise or make … Continue reading

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Little Squirrel Nutkin

Written by: Candace October 18 2010 I love the classic children’s stories by Beatrix Potter. One of my favorites is The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, about a naughty squirrel who loses his tail. Little Squirrel Nutkin has been the inspiration … Continue reading

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Happy Halloweenie

Written by: P&N October 17 2010 What is cuter than a dressed-up cutie? The bait of fun-size Snickers and Junior Mints has been cast and our favorite sugar-induced holiday is less than two weeks away. If you haven’t already snatched … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Baby Jenny Lind-Style Crib

Written by: Kate October 17 2010 The timeless style of Million Dollar Baby's Jenny Lind-Style Crib has rendered it an obvious crib choice for many a nursery.Its trademark knobby bars surrounding all four sides give off a vintage air, but … Continue reading

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Jewels for mama (plus a giveaway!)

Written by: Candace October 14 2010 I’m really into mom jewelry these days. I love the idea of a piece of jewelry to commemorate this special time in my life, when my little boy is still my baby and our … Continue reading

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fit2bmom Colorblock Pant Active Kit

Written by: Terry October 14 2010 With a new bundle of boy on the way, I have a revived appreciation for products that simplify. So when I received fit2Bmom’s Colorblock Pant Active Kit, I was ecstatic. A tee, pant and … Continue reading

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In sync

Written by: P&N October 13 2010 If you’re of a certain generation, chances are you were an ‘N Sync fan. And if you’re of a slightly older generation, chances are you could be a Justin Timberlake fan. For those of … Continue reading

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Ready, set, organize!

Written by: Sheri October 12 2010 I’m getting some energy back – hooray! Not all of it, but enough to get back to a few of my non-survival mode pastimes. As soon as I start feeling a smidge better, have … Continue reading

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Better bumpers

Written by: Candace October 11 2010 It’s recommended that parents avoid using a traditional bumper pad in their baby’s crib due to SIDS concerns. Unfortunately for those of us who love to decorate, that leaves a very big void in … Continue reading

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Skip Hop Mod Dot Bedding Collection

Written by: Kate October 10 2010 I’m one of those people who has looked forward to motherdom her whole life. I’ve cooed at babies in carts at grocery checkout lines since I was in middle school. I’ve smiled happily at … Continue reading

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He's a jeanious

Written by: P&N October 09 2010 Get your little guy in some denim that rocks his fashionable (back) side. Carpenter:The Children's Place $10 Cuffed and lined: Gymboree $29 Straight leg:babyGap $17 Patchwork:OshKosh B'gosh $17 Main image:The Children's Place (boot cut) … Continue reading

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Stainless style

Written by: Candace October 07 2010 Years ago the only thing in your home made of stainless steel was probably the kitchen sink. Oh, how times have changed. Stainless steel has hit it big, first in home decor and now … Continue reading

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Chicco Liteway

Written by: Sarah October 06 2010 I’m a bit of a stroller junkie. I’ve tried really expensive strollers (I won’t name names) and really inexpensive strollers, and I’ve definitely come to realize that a higher price tag doesn’t necessarily equal … Continue reading

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Exercising for two

Written by: Sheri October 05 2010 I’ve always been an active person.I was on the swim team in high school, and I played water polo in college. Since then, I’ve enjoyed doing a few triathlons each year.Exercise has always been … Continue reading

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Fall-ow me

Written by: P&N October 05 2010 Do you feel that? It’s the chill in the air that carries the turn of the season, the promise of pumpkin patches and the opportunity to splurge on those new boots. Yup, fall is … Continue reading

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Design it yourself!

Written by: Candace October 04 2010 Skip Hop is giving parents a chance to get in on the design process of their next Duo diaper bag. The Duo, one of Skip Hop’s most popular bags, has lots of cool pockets … Continue reading

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Micralite FastFold Superlite

Written by: Candace October 03 2010 Oh, the joys of a small stroller! As a first time mom I thought the only way my son would be comfortable while out strolling was in a huge stroller. What I didn’t take … Continue reading

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Nothing rhymes with orange

Written by: P&N October 02 2010 The collective around the office is: “I can’t believe it’s October.” Whether we believe it or not, the month is (“ALREADY?!”) here and with it conjures images of gourds, ghouls and of course, the … Continue reading

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Chicco KeyFit 30

When talking to my friends and fellow new mothers about safety and car seats, one name kept coming up in conversations. The name was Chicco, and many moms had great things to say about this brand and the KeyFit 30.The … Continue reading

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Sunshine Kids RadianXTSL

After doing a good amount of research, I was drawn to the RadianXTSL for several reasons. First of all, it can be used rear-facing up to 45 pounds and forward-facing up to 80 pounds. Research has shown that the longer … Continue reading

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Maxi-Cosi Mico

The Maxi-Cosi Mico is absolutely the most fashionable infant seat I’ve come across. I love the unique color options and modern design, and since I tend to carry the seat with my little one in it fairly often, the fact … Continue reading

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Combi Coccoro

As the proud owner of a small car, I knew I needed a car seat for my little one that would fit well in my backseat but still be safe and comfy. When I pulled the Combi Coccoro out of … Continue reading

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Peg Perego Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30

I love Peg Perego, so I was pleased to try out the Primo Viaggio SIP 30-30 infant seat. The first things I noticed about this car seat were the padding all along the inside, and the safe, sturdy look. I … Continue reading

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Once upon a bookshelf

Written by: Candace September 30 2010 Reading is big at our house. My husband, son and I all love books, but three people in one house with a love of reading equals one bad thing: a big mess of books. … Continue reading

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