Monthly Archives: June 2011

Father's Day gift roundup

Written by: Candace June 09 2011 Father’s Day is right around the corner and whether you are expecting or already have a little one at home, it is a great time to treat the new dad in your life to … Continue reading

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Stylish diaper bags for moms and dads

Written by: P&N June 09 2011 Fashionable parents no longer have to suffer bulky diaper bags! Big-name designers, as well as more affordable brands, have revamped this necessary accessory in order to make the ugly diaper bag a thing of … Continue reading

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The pregnant lady and the pee

Written by: Suzanna June 09 2011 Last week, I hit an all-time low. I did something I never thought I would do: I sat bare butt on a public toilet seat … in a gas station … and I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Fighting pregorexia

Maggie Baumann now willingly admits to the harrowing inner conflict she endured as an anorexic mom-to-be. But back when she was carrying her second child, she was a much different woman, a woman wracked with shame about her private hell … Continue reading

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All in a day's work

Written by: P&N June 08 2011 We took the time to tally up what a mother should really make—and it looks like a hefty raise and some heartfelt recognition are in order. • You make three square meals a day, … Continue reading

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On solid ground

Written by: Josh June 08 2011 In the annals of food-dom, the epicurean plight of the neophyte eater has authored its own sad little chapter. Long gone are the days of mashed potatoes and gravy, bananas and chocolate syrup. Even … Continue reading

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Munchkin Numi

It’s about time. Those are the exact words that came out of my mouth when I first laid eyes on Munchkin’s Numi safety gate. It’s so modern, so sleek, so sophisticated—so not what I am accustomed to in a baby … Continue reading

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Win It: DaddyScrubs Swag Gift Set

Written by: P&N June 07 2011 Father’s Day is just around the corner and daddyscrubs.com has the perfect gift for the expectant father in your life. “I’m the Daddy” comfortable medical scrubs will have the anxious dad-to-be ready for his … Continue reading

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A miraculous surprise: The birth of Omololu

Written by: Omileye June 07 2011 It was August 28th, 2010 when my husband and I got what we call our miraculous surprise. Our daughter, Omololu, wasn’t born in a hospital, although we had every intention of going to one … Continue reading

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The diaper dilemma: cloth or disposable?

Written by: Mindy June 07 2011 I like to think of myself as generally considerate toward the earth, but when I walked into a natural-products baby store the first time I got pregnant, I was blown away by the concept … Continue reading

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These take the cake

Written by: P&N June 06 2011 Your child’s birthday is always a great reason to throw a party, and these cake ideas can make the party even more memorable. While you shouldn’t feel the need to create over-the-top parties and … Continue reading

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Sweets for my sweet

Written by: Candace June 06 2011 When I was pregnant with my son, Charlie, I was such a good girl—I craved watermelon. This time around I’ve been lusting after all things sugary: cake, brownies, ice cream, you name it. Anything … Continue reading

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Shower time

Written by: Suzanna June 06 2011 As I’ve mentioned before, up until a few months ago, I was more or less na

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The joy of amnesia

Written by: Josh June 06 2011 I know this is going to come out all wrong, but there’s no real sugar-coating it, so let’s just get right down to it. I forgot all about my son the other day. And … Continue reading

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Take your best shot: Photo tips with Ashley Campbell

Written by: P&N June 05 2011 In the blink of an eye, the tiny newborn you have cradled in your arms will be celebrating her first birthday. Follow photographer, blogger and mom of four Ashley Campbell’s helpful photography hints to … Continue reading

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An early Easter baby: The birth of London

Written by: Romanise June 05 2011 When I found out I was pregnant it was a pretty big surprise. Once the reality of it finally hit me I became extremely excited—I couldn’t wait to find out whether this baby was … Continue reading

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All about poop

Written by: Mindy June 05 2011 It’s a given that life with a new baby is going to involve a lot of poop, but that hasn’t really been the case with Chloe. Or at least, that’s been our luck so … Continue reading

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Prince Lionheart Flexibath

Written by: Amy June 05 2011 What a cool product! The FlexiBath is a perfect item for anyone with limited storage space looking for a roomy baby tub. Pros about Flexibath: Super convenient and easy to fold Requires very little … Continue reading

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Eat (and sport) your vegetables

Written by: P&N June 02 2011 Summertime is the pinnacle of the year for fresh produce. Here are some veggie-inspired finds for the season. Perfect for your homegrown tot. Small Plum bodysuits $25 For a nice vegetable shake. blabla cotton … Continue reading

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Mae fabric wall decals

Written by: Candace June 02 2011 Wall decals are such a fun, easy way to decorate a vacant wall, piece of furniture, or anything that needs a splash of fun and color. One of my absolute favorite brands of wall … Continue reading

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A work in progress

Written by: Suzanna June 02 2011 There isn’t too much new happening in Babyland this week. We’re nearing the end of week 23, and I can’t believe that in roughly 16 weeks I’ll be a mother to something other than … Continue reading

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The light at the end of the belly

The cravings have long since made the shift from entertaining to annoying, the aches are unwelcome, and your cute baby bump has given way to a bulging belly. You are so over this pregnancy thing already! We hear you, mama, … Continue reading

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Mamas & Papas Sola

Written by: Candace June 01 2011 There are cool strollers and then there are really cool strollers. The Mamas & Papas Soladefinitely falls into the latter category. While looking for the perfect ride for my growing bambino, I came across … Continue reading

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May Photo of the Month—the winner!

Written by: P&N June 01 2011 Thanks to everyone who entered our Photo of the Month contest for May! Watch the video below and check out the cuteness: Music: “It's a Wonderful Life” by Billy Kelly Congratulations to our winner, … Continue reading

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Eviction notice

Written by: Josh June 01 2011 People have all different reasons for moving—financial surplus, neighborhood degradation, empty nesting. And some people literally cannot roll over without hitting their ginormous heads on either side of their bassinet. Like a beautiful albeit … Continue reading

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Habitat-healthy habits

Delicious produce, extended daylight hours and warm weather make summer one of the easiest seasons during which to make and keep eco-resolutions. Adopt one planet-conscious routine at a time until your baby steps add up to a great, green leap … Continue reading

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Summer safety for babies

Moms of winter babies are most likely eager to emerge from their flu season-induced hibernation and enjoy the phenomenon of sunshine once again. Having a baby in tow requires some extra preparation and a much bigger beach bag, but it’s … Continue reading

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Win It: Swimsuit coverup by Elif for Jordan Taylor

Written by: P&N May 31 2011 Summer may not officially be here yet, but that's not stopping the temperature from rising to blazing heights. If you plan to cool off at the pool this summer, you'll be in the market … Continue reading

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A story to my baby: The birth of Natalya

Written by: Maureen May 31 2011 The day of my first prenatal doctor visit two questions came up regarding you, Natalya, my third little miracle. One: Were you planned? (Yes, of course!) And, two: Where would I have you? Excellent … Continue reading

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How to be proud of a lumpy, loose body

Written by: Mindy May 31 2011 I just spent the weekend with Katie, one of my favorite friends. She came to meet Chloe. Katie brought her own toddler, Evie, along. It was a phenomenal experience getting to watch Caden (22 … Continue reading

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Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor Deluxe

Written by: Candace May 31 2011 There is nothing more terrifying than bringing home your first newborn from the hospital. When I brought home my son Charlie, I literally did not let him out of my sight for days.He napped … Continue reading

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DaysAgo Digital Day Counter

Written by: Candace May 31 2011 We all spend months obsessing over our baby registry. Do I have the right stroller? Do I want a pack-n-play, bassinet, or both? Which car seat is best? But I find one area that … Continue reading

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Keen Distribution Gro-egg Digital Room Thermometer

Written by: Terry May 31 2011 Room temperature is an important factor to consider in preventing the risk of SIDS, and the Gro-egg digital room thermometer has proved to be a helpful tool in monitoring it. The thermometer is simple … Continue reading

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Onaroo Personal Baby Assistant

Written by: Terry May 31 2011 In preparing for my little guy's arrival, I'll admit, I mocked those type A mothers who wrote down every tiny little thing their child did. Babies eat, sleep, and poop. It seemed pretty simple … Continue reading

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Itzbeen Baby Care Timer

Written by: Mary May 31 2011 My husband and I are both “those people”—the kind who obsess about absolutely everything. The minute we got home from the hospital with our son, my husband hopped on the computer and created an … Continue reading

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Munchkin Voice Activated Crib Light

Written by: Mary May 31 2011 The morning after my son’s first night home from the hospital, my husband immediately headed out to the store and bought several nightlights. Who would have thought that a gentle, convenient light source would … Continue reading

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Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor Deluxe

Written by: Candace May 31 2011 There is nothing more terrifying than bringing home your first newborn from the hospital. When I brought home my son Charlie, I literally did not let him out of my sight for days.He napped … Continue reading

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DaysAgo Digital Day Counter

Written by: Candace May 31 2011 We all spend months obsessing over our baby registry. Do I have the right stroller? Do I want a pack-n-play, bassinet, or both? Which car seat is best? But I find one area that … Continue reading

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Keen Distribution Gro-egg Digital Room Thermometer

Written by: Terry May 31 2011 Room temperature is an important factor to consider in preventing the risk of SIDS, and the Gro-egg digital room thermometer has proved to be a helpful tool in monitoring it. The thermometer is simple … Continue reading

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Onaroo Personal Baby Assistant

Written by: Terry May 31 2011 In preparing for my little guy's arrival, I'll admit, I mocked those type A mothers who wrote down every tiny little thing their child did. Babies eat, sleep, and poop. It seemed pretty simple … Continue reading

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Itzbeen Baby Care Timer

Written by: Mary May 31 2011 My husband and I are both “those people”—the kind who obsess about absolutely everything. The minute we got home from the hospital with our son, my husband hopped on the computer and created an … Continue reading

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Munchkin Voice Activated Crib Light

Written by: Mary May 31 2011 The morning after my son’s first night home from the hospital, my husband immediately headed out to the store and bought several nightlights. Who would have thought that a gentle, convenient light source would … Continue reading

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