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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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

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 is a non-profit organization dedicated to … 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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 belly. 1. Simply declare, “Don’t touch!” … 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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Unlocking the mystery of pregnancy dreams

We’ve all had dreams at some point in our lives that have stuck with us. However, when you’re pregnant, the words “strange dreams” take on a whole new meaning. Suddenly bedtime becomes a gateway to a world full of color, … Continue reading

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Maternity makeover: Six lifestyle changes that should top your list

Pop those prenatals If you’re not already, start taking prenatal vitamins immediately. Ask your doctor which type is best for you, or—if the clock is ticking and your doc is unavailable—pick up an over-the-counter variety at any grocery or drugstore. … Continue reading

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Mothers Earth

Since the advent of Earth Day in April 1970 and its spread to international recognition in 1990, the movement to go green has become much more than a trend—it’s an ever-increasing shift toward a more sustainable way of life. And … Continue reading

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Evenflo Jump & Learn Frog Exersaucer

Written by: Molly January 02 2011 The Evenflo Jump & Learn Frog is an easy-to-assemble stationary entertainer that is ideal for babies who are able to hold up their heads on their own. It can be used until babies begin … Continue reading

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Pacify the situation

Written by: P&N January 02 2011 If you’re on Team Pacifier, you might get a kick out of these humorous binkies. (Tell your babe to put a cork in it.) What can you do?He was born a stud. Rockin' the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Month: The winner!

Written by: P&N January 02 2011 Thanks to everyone who participated in December's Photo of the Month contest! Our winner, Jennifer H. of Delano, MN, will receive her choice of Rileyroos shoes from Shoes for Little Feet. Congratulations, Jennifer! Keep … Continue reading

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