Monthly Archives: November 2010

Stokke Tripp Trapp

Created in 1972, the Stokke Tripp Trapp has been around for nearly 40 years—and with good reason. Its unique design allows it to truly grow with the child, providing comfortably seating and sufficient support for occupants from 6 months of … Continue reading

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AGE Design HiLo

You guys, AGE Design’s HiLo is so smart. It is seriously the easiest-to-clean highchair you’ll every come across. Aside from the sharp looking wooden legs, the highchair is made up of a singular piece of high quality, non-slippery plastic material … Continue reading

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Boon Flair

Highchairs are a necessary evil when raising kids. They provide a safe place for my children to eat while preventing tumbles from the “big kid” chairs. However, every model I have ever used is a royal pain to clean. I’ve … Continue reading

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Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Lite

When I pulled my new BabyBjorn Travel Crib Light out of its box, I was extremely impressed. First of all, it was really lightweight (only 11 pounds!), not semi-lightweight-but-sort-of-heavy like I’ve found with some other “lightweight” travel cribs. And it … Continue reading

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A little bit of coffee goes a long way

Written by: Sheri November 24 2010 Have I expressed my love of coffee on this blog? I do love it.Not just the taste, but the experience of a warm cup in my hands, the earthy smell of the beans, the … Continue reading

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Magnificent Baby Layette

Written by: Heather November 17 2010 It’s true! Magnificent Baby’s layette is attractive. Literally. Instead of boasting bajillions of pain-in-the-you-know-what snaps, these bodysuits, rompers and gowns have tiny magnets sewn inside them to make dressing a snap—er, magnet. I think … Continue reading

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A chill in the air

Written by: Sheri November 17 2010 It dawned on me last week that living in the northeast and being pregnant through the winter is going to present some challenges. Summer maternity clothes are inexpensive and cute.It’s easy to wear long … Continue reading

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Valco Quad Stroller

I am loving the Valco Quad, Valco’s newest “hybrid” stroller. It has all the great features of their popular 3-wheel strollers in a cool, lighter-weight 4-wheel design. The Quad is fairly easy to put together. (It took my hubby about … Continue reading

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Holly Aiken Diaper Tote

When I opened the box containing my new Holly Aiken Diaper Tote, I was immediately in a good mood. Just looking at this bag made me happy, and I could hardly wait to load it up and start carrying it … Continue reading

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The man behind the belly

Written by: Sheri November 09 2010 This pregnancy has taken its toll on me this time around, no doubt.But I would venture to say it’s been nearly as hard on my husband. He’s the one who takes over childcare duties … Continue reading

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North States 3 in 1 Wood Superyard

Written by: Candace November 07 2010 There comes a time in every child’s life when the inevitable happens: They become mobile. My son wasn’t much of a crawler, but he had the heart of a lion when it came to … Continue reading

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ERGObaby Performance Carrier

When I looked for alternatives to my old, faithful infant carrier (which lasted through three boys in three years), I was somewhat overwhelmed by my choices. How was it that in five years’ time carriers had evolved so much? Slings, … Continue reading

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Sugar and spice…

Written by: Sheri November 02 2010 My hunch—and the prediction of many wise women in my life—was true.We’re having a girl!She’s healthy and growing right on track. Paul and I are beyond excited! During the ultrasound, she was sitting straight … Continue reading

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Guava Family GoCrib

I can’t begin to tell you how much I love the Guava Family GoCrib. We’re a very active family, and this portable baby play/sleep space has allowed us to introduce our newest addition to our lifestyle with ease. We use … Continue reading

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The practical pregnancy

Here’s what you need to know to have a healthy nine months. Many thanks to the following experts, who shared their knowledge and wisdom. Audra Timmins, MD, OB/GYN at Baylor Clinic in Houston; Susan Shi, MD, and Carla Ortique MD, … Continue reading

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Body plus baby: Weight gain during pregnancy

Few women enjoy watching the numbers on the scale slowly creep into uncharted territory, but when a bouncing bundle of joy is the source of your waistline woes, it really should be a cause for celebration! Before you kick off … Continue reading

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Ready, set …

For mom: Before Hospital gown, if you choose to wear your own Lip balm Hair ties Massage oil Tennis balls in a clean sock for applying pressure Birthing ball Socks Music and downtime entertainment, if desired After Hospital or nursing … Continue reading

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What to expect when you’re no longer expecting

You did it! You waited nine long months to see your baby, and she’s finally here in your arms. Not only do you have an exciting future to look forward to, you also have a great war story to share … Continue reading

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And baby makes four

For many parents expecting their second child, there’s a concern bigger than the pregnancy itself: the baby they already have at home. Whether a 1-year-old or a 7-year-old, the firstborn is likely the center of mom’s focus as she figures … Continue reading

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Petunia Pickle Bottom Wistful Weekender

I got my first Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag approximately six years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since. I love their style and function as much as I love their name, so I was super psyched when I got … Continue reading

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