Monthly Archives: May 2011

Cover up for a cause

Written by: P&N May 16 2011 If you're a nursing mama, check out L'oved Baby. They have gorgeous shawls and burp cloths for your breastfeeding sessions, and soft cotton baby clothes for your babe as well. And in honor of … Continue reading

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Mealtime is fun again

Written by: Candace May 16 2011 A few weeks ago I shared some of the fun art projects that I love to do with my one year old Charlie. Well, this week I’m excited to share with you a fun … Continue reading

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Parenting instinct

Written by: Suzanna May 16 2011 I have a confession to make: my husband and I are bigger babies than Baby Palmer probably will ever be. We cry on a daily basis over just about anything you can imagine. And, … Continue reading

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Tummy time

Written by: Josh May 16 2011 I really wish there were a better moniker for this activity, because this ridiculously cute name can be highly misleading for what will surely follow. But the options seem to be somewhat limited by … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: Lassig Butterfly Backpack

Written by: P&N May 16 2011 Today we have a Lassig Butterfly Backpack in purple up for grabs! We love that this bag is durable (and includes pockets for extra storage!), and don't doubt that you will too. Want to … Continue reading

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Win the kaftan from May's cover

Written by: P&N May 15 2011 If you love the cover look from this month's issue, you're in luck!Just in time for summer, we've got this lovely caftan up for grabs! 6 Shore Road, maker of gorgeous clothes and swimwear, … Continue reading

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From worry to wonderment: The birth of Sloan

Written by: Mandy May 15 2011 This was not my first birth, nor my second. I had two, lovely healthy, totally natural, unmedicated births prior to this one. So, with

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Supermom for a week

Written by: Mindy May 15 2011 Now that I’m home and settled with my new baby girl, I finally feel like I just gave birth. I know that sounds weird. Let me explain. Since Chloe got shipped off to the … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: Amy Butler for Kalencom Meris Duffel

Written by: P&N May 15 2011 Today we have an Amy Butler for Kalencom Meris DuffelBag up for grabs! We love this roomy overnight bag (perfect for your hospital stay!), and don't doubt that you will too. Want to know … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: CoCaLo Couture Chloe Hobo

Written by: P&N May 14 2011 Today we have a CoCaLo Couture Chloe Hobo Diaper Bag in fuchsiaup for grabs! We love this gorgeous and functional tote, and don't doubt that you will too. This fabulous bag is worth $129. … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: Kemby Sidekick Bliss

Written by: P&N May 13 2011 Today we have a Kemby Sidekick Bliss in your choice of yellow, grey or pinkup for grabs! We love that this snazzy bag doubles as a baby carrier, and don't doubt that you will … Continue reading

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timi & leslie Dawn

Written by: Steph May 12 2011 This diaper tote is large and in charge—and thank goodness for that, because some of us need all the help we can get. Here's how Dawn, brought to you by famed DB designers timi … Continue reading

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Wall Cards by Children Inspire Design

Written by: Candace May 12 2011 Wall Cards are a great inexpensive art solution for children’s spaces. I love using them to jazz up an empty wall or spell out a child’s name. The unique Wall Cards by Children Inspire … Continue reading

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Swimsuit season

Written by: P&N May 12 2011 Swimsuit season is officially on us (at least down here in the south!). Are you fretting over sporting a bump in your bathing gear? You don't have to with this stylish swimwear. Here are … Continue reading

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Walk it out

Written by: Suzanna May 12 2011 This week officially marks the halfway point in my pregnancy. As you can guess, there has been much rejoicing around the Palmer household. Reaching the 20-week mark feels like a great personal accomplishment although, … Continue reading

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A Diaper Bag a Day in May Giveaway: timi & leslie Dawn Tote

Written by: P&N May 12 2011 Today we have a timi & leslie Dawn tote in raspberryup for grabs! We love this chic bag (would you ever guess it's designed to hold diapers?), and don't doubt that you will too. … Continue reading

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Labor of love: Orgasmic childbirth

When most people think about childbirth, words that come to mind may include miraculous, intense and even painful. A word that rarely makes the list, however, is orgasmic. But some women claim that the labor experience can be just that. … Continue reading

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Affordable nursery art

Written by: P&N May 11 2011 Nursery decor can be adorable and sweet, but often leaves parents flummoxed as to what to do with an entire wall of Winnie the Pooh prints and other baby-themed art after baby is grown … Continue reading

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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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Nursing needs

Written by: P&N May 10 2011 Whether you're anticipating your breastfeeding debut or new to the trenches, you'll need to make sure to stock up on the essentials for feeding your babe. Here are some of our picks for the … 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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Website we love: Babyclothing.net

Written by: P&N May 09 2011 Childrens clothing—it sure is adorable, but it also come with an awfully high turnover rate. Those kids, always growing! Enter the Baby Clothing Network. Asite designed with money-saving (and space-saving) moms in mind, Baby … Continue reading

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Boon Curl

Written by: Candace May 09 2011 I am a big fan of the unique baby and children products by Boon. Boon is constantly surprising me with new and innovative children’s gear. One of their newest products is the Curlbaby shoe … 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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Happy Mother's Day

Written by: Candace May 05 2011 Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love planning a gift for my wonderful mother and spending some special time with her. Now, that I’m a mother myself I also enjoy gift … Continue reading

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Every Mother Counts

Written by: P&N May 05 2011 Here's a sobering fact:Every 90 seconds a woman dies from complications of pregnancy. Even more sobering:90 percent of those deaths are preventable. While lack of access to prenatal and postnatal care for women is … 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'

Written by: P&N May 04 2011 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 … 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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Backyard fun with Little Tikes

Written by: Candace May 02 2011 I’ve never met a child that didn’t love to be outdoors. My son is no exception, he would stay outside all day if I would allow it and he’s only one. Charlie was a … 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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