Monthly Archives: January 2011

My pet shoe

Written by: P&N January 30 2011 Your tike has a little longer before he can take Fido on walks with you; so instead of holding the leash, let Junior wear a pet on his feet! Main image

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Kickin' it

Written by: P&N January 30 2011 Your doctor may recommend that you begin tracking your baby’s movements around week 28 of your pregnancy. Use these kick-counting tips to keep up with your little mover and shaker. Find a comfortable position … Continue reading

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Le Mystere Sexy Mama Underwire Nursing Bra

Written by: Terry January 30 2011 Breastfeeding and sexy aren’t words often used in the same sentence. Utilitarian, matronly, dowdy … That’s how I would describe many of the nursing bras I’ve come across. But Le Mystere’s Sexy Mama Underwire … Continue reading

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Make room for baby: Playroom makeover

Written by: Candace January 28 2011 I’ve already started brainstorming ways to keep my new baby safe in Charlie’s big mess of a playroom. He has toys large and small spread everywhere. Crayons and markers scatter the floor and piles … Continue reading

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The Peaceful Nursery

Written by: P&N January 27 2011 Want to create a healthy, eco friendly nursery for your new bundle of joy? The new Peaceful Nursery iPhone app helps you do just that. It features a quick and easy shopping checklist of … Continue reading

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Deals on designer duds

Written by: P&N January 26 2011 Admit it—you love dressing your baby. And decorating her nursery. And giving her adorable trinkets. It's ok—we know better than most that resistance to tiny t-shirts and eensy soft and plush toys is futile. … Continue reading

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Mamas & Papas Apollo Bouncer

Written by: Jane January 26 2011 Mamas & Papas is a new-to-the-US and new-to-me company that I was happily introduced to when given the opportunity to review their Apollo Bouncer. I was initially attracted to the bouncer's stunningly good looks. … Continue reading

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The flu

Written by: Sheri January 26 2011 This week, I learned an important lesson: When your obstetrician recommends that you get a flu shot, you should listen to her. To be honest, I’ve never been a huge believer in the flu … Continue reading

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Must(ela)-have

Written by: P&N January 25 2011 You may have heard this once or twice: “Your body is a temple.” This metaphor rings even more true whilst with baby. Your sense of caution is probably heightened as to what you’re putting … Continue reading

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I'm having a baby

Written by: Candace January 25 2011 I’m having a baby! I’m so excited to announce that I am expecting again. Our newest addition is scheduled to arrive in early August, just a week before Charlie’s second birthday. Though this pregnancy … Continue reading

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Chat counseling for pregnant women

Written by: P&N January 24 2011 Did you know? January is Birth Defects Prevention Month. Almost 160,000 babies are still affected by birth defects each year, many of which are avoidable. The California Teratogen Information Service (CTIS) Pregnancy Health InformationLine … Continue reading

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Germ Guardian H1600 Humidifier

Written by: Judy January 23 2011 We’ve had the Germ Guardian H1600 humidifier for about a month now and, I have to say, it’s made quite a difference in the way we feel each day! Being a family of allergy … Continue reading

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Germ Guardian H1600 Humidifier

Written by: Judy January 23 2011 We’ve had the Germ Guardian H1600 humidifier for about a month now and, I have to say, it’s made quite a difference in the way we feel each day! Being a family of allergy … Continue reading

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The romance of it all

Written by: P&N January 23 2011 In this instance, the pictures speak for themselves. A. Bird’s line is magical, fantastical, whimsical, feminine, dreamy…now if they only made big girls’ sizes.

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Poll: Will you (or did you) find out the sex of your baby?

Written by: P&N January 23 2011 Some women wish they could know their baby's gender upon conception, and some women are content to imagine the possibilities of pink or blue for their whole nine months. Which was (or is)it for … Continue reading

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Feed Your Soul

Written by: Candace January 21 2011 I feel like I’ve won the lottery. I just stumbled across the coolest website loaded with amazing art, all free for the taking! Feed Your Soul, the free art project is the brainchild of … Continue reading

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Baby's best friend

Written by: P&N January 20 2011 If you’re already the proud parent of a four-legged baby, try these tips for getting Fido ready for the new family addition. 1. Have a healthy hound Be sure your pet is up-to-date on … Continue reading

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Inglesina Avio stroller

Written by: Rachel January 20 2011 My previous lightweight stroller was a total impulse buy. It happened while I was at a large chain store walking around the baby section—I saw a pretty picture on a box with a low … Continue reading

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Website we love: Style Mother

Written by: P&N January 19 2011 If you're a fan of the street-savvy fashion blogs The Sartorialist or Fashionist and are pining for a few candid shots of chic moms doing what they do, we've got the site for you. … Continue reading

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Get skinny

Written by: P&N January 19 2011 If you are a fan of layering clothing, get your purchase info ready and you can thank me later. Ladies, meet Skinny Shirt. I’ll admit, images of nude shape wear and kitschy slogan tees … Continue reading

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Labor prep

Written by: Sheri January 19 2011 At a visit with my midwife last week, she handed me a white binder with a picture of a lamb on the front. “These are all of the instructions you need for the hospital, … Continue reading

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Win It: Fitness kit from FitKit.com

Written by: P&N January 18 2011 It's right about this time in January every year when those New Year's “get-in-shape” resolutions you made with such gusto start to fizzle out. (Am Iright?) That “wiping the slate clean” feeling has faded, … Continue reading

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Warm and woodsy

Written by: Candace January 18 2011 Spending time in nature is a great way to warm the heart and soul. Why not bring that warm feeling to your child’s nursery? This ultra-hip, sophisticated nursery features sleek furniture with clean lines … Continue reading

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A tech-savvy way to keep baby's food from going bad

Written by: P&N January 17 2011 While it can be fun to spoil a baby, it's never fun to spoil baby's milk. If you've got a baby to feed and an iPhone in hand, then we may have just found … Continue reading

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Boba 2G Baby Carrier

The Boba Baby Carrier was an easy sell for me: I was in the market for a carrier to keep my fussy baby close and cozy, and from what I’d heard and read online a softly-structured carrier that could be … Continue reading

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Serve others

Written by: P&N January 16 2011 “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today, pledge to dedicate your time and service … Continue reading

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Make room for baby: A kitchen makeover

Written by: Candace January 14 2011 The kitchen is a room that gets a big makeover when baby arrives. Counter tops that were once clean and empty become cluttered with bottles, baby food jars and other random baby items. This … Continue reading

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Our favorite pregnancy flicks

Written by: P&N January 13 2011 You're already sporting a bump, talking about all things maternity, and scouring the web for anything and everything having to do with growing a baby—why not further indulge your obsession with a great pregnancy-related … Continue reading

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FreeHand Mei Tai Baby Carrier

I am a fan of babywearing, and have tried slings and carriers of all sorts. The FreeHand Mei Tai carrier is, by far, the most lovely of all the choices. It is simple, functional and truly beautiful in design. This … Continue reading

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Brrr! Bunting for baby

Written by: P&N January 12 2011 Since Florida is the only state without snow these days, we thought we'd round up a few stay-warm stroller options for those of you brave enough to venture out with your little ones. This … Continue reading

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Maternity chic

Written by: P&N January 12 2011 We’d like you to meet our new friends Brody & Cole. By now, we’ve found that there are some darn hip selections for the preggers mama and like any fashion-savvy gal, we love when … Continue reading

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A place for baby

Written by: Sheri January 12 2011 Our nursery is finally coming together – a source of excitement for any mama-to-be. We have the basics from last time around:a white wooden crib, a changing table fashioned out of an old bookcase … Continue reading

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Win It: 1154 LILL Susan baby bag

Written by: P&N January 11 2011 Today's lucky winner will receive a Susan baby bag from 1154 LILL. And bonus: There's an additional fun prize for three runners-up! The grand prize for today's Win It is a super chic Susan … Continue reading

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Peekaboo, make sure baby sees you

Written by: P&N January 10 2011 Did you know? One in 10 infants has undetected vision problems, ranging from crossed eyes to cancer. “Early intervention is essential for maintaining infant eye and vision health,” informs Glen Steele, OD, optometrist and … Continue reading

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Heartburn, constipation and gas, oh my!

Pregnancy is no picnic. In addition to morning sickness and swollen feet, there are also a sufficient number of digestive side effects that result from your shifting insides and changing hormone levels. But before you resign yourself to suffering these … Continue reading

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KidCo Pinnacle Gateway Baby Gate

Written by: Joanna January 09 2011 Baby gates—not something I have used frequently living in a ranch style house, but with a dog and two little ones running around, I decided to try one out to keep the house calm … Continue reading

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Current Etsy crush: Bison Girl Shop

Written by: P&N January 09 2011 These adorable cloth shoes from Etsy's Bison Girl Shop have us oohing and aahing over their sweet simplicity. Just because your baby isn't standing on his own two feet yet doesn't mean you can't … Continue reading

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How do you say that, again?

Written by: P&N January 09 2011 Oilily (Oy-lih-lee), the brand that is synonymous with poppy patterns and bold brights might not be on the tip of your tongue, but it should be. Born in Holland, this children’s brand has grown … Continue reading

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Sugar and spice

Written by: Candace January 07 2011 The dreary days of winter have me longing for something a little brighter. This eclectic nursery is full of color and life. It has loads of quirky appeal and would be a sweet haven … Continue reading

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Safe fingerpainting for baby

Written by: P&N January 06 2011 It's never too early for baby to learn about her world through touch and texture. Exploring through touch is important for a baby's development, and fingerpainting is one of the quintessential activities of childhood. … Continue reading

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Graco Direct Connect Monitor

Written by: Rebekah January 05 2011 Electronics are not really my thing. In fact, when I registered for a baby monitor while I was pregnant with my first child, I am pretty sure I picked the one in the prettiest … Continue reading

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Graco Direct Connect Monitor

Written by: Rebekah January 05 2011 Electronics are not really my thing. In fact, when I registered for a baby monitor while I was pregnant with my first child, I am pretty sure I picked the one in the prettiest … Continue reading

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Flat out

Written by: P&N January 05 2011 Do swollen ankles and achy calves have you dreaming of chucking your high heels out the window? Step away from the ledge and don’t make any rash decisions! Stow away your four-inchers for a … Continue reading

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Work it out

Written by: P&N January 05 2011 Expectant moms may not be resolving to lose weight this year (not yet, anyway!), but they can still commit to staying in shape. Follow these fit tips from the experts behind pre- and postnatal … Continue reading

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Welcoming 2011

Written by: Sheri January 05 2011 Ringing in the New Year this year felt oddly exciting this year, in a different way than it ever has before. Our whole family ventured out to a friends’ house for some playing, snacking … Continue reading

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Win It: PediaCare Kid's Cold Comfort gift set

Written by: P&N January 04 2011 Today's Win It is a prize that all you Dr. Moms out there are sure to appreciate. The PediaCare

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Make room for baby: Bathroom makeover

Written by: Candace January 04 2011 Having a baby is not only life-changing, it’s house-changing. Your once beautiful home will never (or at least not in the near future) be the same. So during the month of January I’m going … Continue reading

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You can look, but you can't touch!

Written by: P&N January 03 2011 Though legend has it that touching a pregnant woman’s tummy is good luck, most modern moms agree: Keep your hands off! Here’s what to do and say when uninvited hands reach to rub your … Continue reading

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7 easy beauty tips from an expert

Written by: Erin Shea Long and Kara Ramos January 03 2011 Kick-start—and keep—your 2011 beauty resolutions with Kara Ramos’ practical, professional advice for achieving an even more beautiful you. 1. Must-try trend You don’t need a lot of makeup to … Continue reading

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What’s in a due date?

Ah, the due date. Most moms-to-be look longingly toward the designated day, circling it in red on the calendar and counting down the weeks until baby’s big debut. Oddly enough, however, very few babies are actually born on their due … Continue reading

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