Monthly Archives: May 2011

Budget baby

Written by: Josh May 11 2011 At about four months B.C. (Before Child), I told my wife I didn’t want to buy anything new for Baby, except diapers. It’s not so much that I’m exceedingly cheap or viscerally dreaded an … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: Isoki Reversible Hobo

Written by: P&N May 11 2011 Today we have an Isoki Reversible Hobo Bag in New Yorkerup for grabs! We love this double-sided tote and its super accessories, and don't doubt that you will too. Want to know more about … Continue reading

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Pure joy on the Mother's Day menu

Written by: Mindy May 11 2011 It took a few days, but it’s finally beginning to sink in that we have a new baby in the house. Our stop in the NICU (which I wrote about on Monday) sort of … Continue reading

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An early girl in Indonesia: The birth of Caroline

Written by: Kaylor May 10 2011 This was my second child and also my second labor and delivery in Indonesia. Our first child was a textbook labor and delivery involving 18 hours of contractions and three big pushes leading to … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: Go GaGa Slide Tote

Written by: P&N May 10 2011 Today we have a Go GaGa Slide Totein copper up for grabs! We love this easy-carry stylish tote, and don't doubt that you will too. Want to know more about how great it is? … Continue reading

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Beer gut or baby bump?

Written by: Suzanna May 09 2011 I have reached another pregnancy landmark: I am officially noticeably expecting! Last week, while at an ice cream shop (where else would an expectant mother be?), a stranger congratulated my husband and I on … Continue reading

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Thanks for asking

Written by: Josh May 09 2011 If you haven’t heard it already, it’s coming. Like red wine, it comes in different varietals, but will surely give you a headache. It happens on innocent afternoon strolls and in the safety of … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: Eddie Bauer Bainbridge

Written by: P&N May 09 2011 Today we have an Eddie Bauer Bainbridgeup for grabs! We love this practical pick, and don't doubt that you will too. This fabulous bag is worth $35 Congratulations to the winner:Keirra W. of Detroit, … Continue reading

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A scary, long, rewarding week

Written by: Mindy May 09 2011 You know the board game LIFE that came out twenty years ago? I couldn’t help thinking of those spots on the board that announce sudden bad news and send you back a few spaces. … Continue reading

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A sweet prize: The birth of Elijah

Written by: Katie May 09 2011 On my wedding day, a sheet of paper was passed around the reception for people to write down their guesses about how long it would be before I was pregnant. When I was in … Continue reading

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Your BFF During Pregnancy App (plus a giveaway!)

Written by: P&N May 09 2011 If you're a person who sets alarms for tasks like taking medicine or uses an online calendar to email you reminders about things like your mom's birthday, Your BFFDuring Pregnancy by Parent Prep School … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: Orla Kiely Baby Changing Bag

Written by: P&N May 08 2011 Today we have an Orla Kiely Big Summer Flower Baby Changing Bagup for grabs! We love this bag's bold print and sturdy construction, and don't doubt that you will too. Want to know more … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: lillebaby Oslo

Written by: P&N May 07 2011 Today we have a lillebaby Oslo in brown up for grabs! We love that this bag can be carried over your shoulder, across your body, or as a backpack, and don't doubt that you … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: Jill-e Designs Medium Camera Carry Bag

Written by: P&N May 06 2011 Today we have a Jill-e Designs Medium Camera Carry Bag in brick red or chocolate up for grabs! We love that this bag has a special compartment designated for your DSLR or SLR camera, … Continue reading

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Human again

Written by: Suzanna May 05 2011 Before hitting my second trimester, everyone who knew that I was dealing with constant nausea and vomiting encouraged me to “just wait” until my second trimester. They promised a magical moment when the ever-present … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: Bumble Bags Erica Carryall

Written by: P&N May 05 2011 Today we have a Bumble Bags Erica Carryall in peony paradise up for grabs! We love that this bag struts a pretty pink print, and don't doubt that you will too. This fabulous bag … Continue reading

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The times they are a-changin’

Here are just a few of the many ways growing a baby will turn your life upside-down. • You now know where the restroom is in every public place you frequent—and even some you don’t. • You and your dad … Continue reading

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Two and a half

Written by: Josh May 04 2011 Mommy and I try to get out to dinner at least once a week. You know, to feel normal. To catch a whiff of the still-lingering musk of our former selves. It’s become like … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: Harveys Diaper Bag

Written by: P&N May 04 2011 Today we have a Harveys Diaper Bag in red up for grabs! We love that this bag is super sturdy (it's made with repurposed seat belts!), and don't doubt that you will too. Want … Continue reading

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Pregnancy questions you're too afraid to ask—plus a giveaway!

Written by: P&N May 04 2011 Our Read It recommendation from this month's P&N magazine is The Pregnancy Test:150 Important, Embarrasing, and Slightly Neurotic Questions by Melissa Heckscher and Emily Sikking, MD. It's a great reference for all the personal … Continue reading

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Chaos and a security guard: The birth of Porter

Written by: Lindsey May 03 2011 In all honesty, for the five wonderful, exhausting and life changing years that followed the birth of my first child, I walked around with a slight feeling in the pit of my stomach that … Continue reading

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In the NICU (not part of the plan)

Written by: Mindy May 03 2011 In the end, everything turned out okay. We brought home a beautiful, healthy girl. But we certainly got stalled along the wayside. Monday, I wrote about Chloe’s super-quick, highly exciting birth. We had her … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: Bella Tunno Super Star Slouch Sack

Written by: P&N May 03 2011 Today we have a Bella Tunno Super Star Slouch Sack up for grabs! We love that this bag allows for ultimate organization (it has 10 pockets!), and don't doubt that you will too. This … Continue reading

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April Photo of the Month—the winner!

Written by: P&N May 02 2011 Thanks to everyone who entered our Photo of the Month contest for April! Watch the video below and check out the cuteness: Congratulations to our winner, Lesley C. of Buford, GA! We loved that … Continue reading

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The clothes-shrinking fairy

Written by: Suzanna May 02 2011 Ever since I was a little girl, one of my favorite times of the year has always been the week leading up to Easter. There are yeast rolls to make, eggs to dye and … Continue reading

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The tub less traveled

Written by: Josh May 02 2011 Maybe I just got off on the wrong foot with bathing. It wasn’t the smoothest of introductions, in all honesty. The nurses in the NIC unit showed us their tried and true method of … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: kokopax Samantha

Written by: P&N May 02 2011 Today we have a kokopax Samantha in flutter up for grabs! We love that this bag goes with anything, and don't doubt that you will too. This fabulous bag is worth $100. Congratulations to … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: Skip Hop Versa

Written by: P&N May 01 2011 Today we have a Skip Hop Versa in cream links for grabs! We love that this bag is expandable (and includes a fun pop of orange!), and don't doubt that you will too. Want … Continue reading

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A bedtime story collaboration: The birth of Helen

Written by: Abigail May 01 2011 The Night You Were Born: The Helen Rian Hays Version 7:30 p.m. Any night, every night. Sayville, NY Helen’s bedroom Mommy: “What bedtime story do you want tonight, Helen?” Helen: “The night I was … Continue reading

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It's a girl!

Written by: Mindy May 01 2011 Here’s the post I’ve waited nine months to write—and in some ways, a lifetime. I’m happy and blessed to announce … it’s a girl! It’s an angel, more like. And a definite lesson in … Continue reading

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We're giving away a diaper bag a day in May!

Written by: P&N May 01 2011 Mother’s Day is great and all, but one day of appreciation out of every 365 isn’t a whole heck of a lot. That’s why we're dedicating the entire month of May to celebrating motherhood. … Continue reading

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Head to toe

Pregnancy is a head-to-toe experience in which everything from your vision to your ankles feels its effects. External changes HAIR One of our favorite pregnancy perks is the gorgeous, thick hair that graces the heads of many moms-to-be. (Enjoy the … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: JJ Cole Collections Swag

Written by: P&N April 30 2011 Today we have a JJ Cole Collections Swag in silver up for grabs! We love a bag that's fashionable and functional, and don't doubt that you will too. This fabulous bag is worth $90. … Continue reading

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