Monthly Archives: July 2011

Evenflo SimplyGo Manual Breast Pump

Written by: Aimee July 31 2011 The Evenflo SimplyGo Manual Breast Pump is aptly named: You merely attach the container for milk to the pump itself and toss it in your bag. No cords to plug into the wall. No … Continue reading

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Lansinoh Affinity Double Electric Breast Pump

Written by: Angela July 31 2011 Though I’ve tried double electric breast pumps before, nothing has worked better or faster for me than the single manual hand pump. Fortunately, the Lasinoh Affinity Double Electric Breast Pump changed that for me. … Continue reading

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Nuk Easy Flow Single Electric Breast Pump

Written by: Katie July 31 2011 I love this little gem of a pump! When we’re on the go, I can breastfeed my daughter naturally and then use the Nuk Easy Flow Single Electric Breast Pump to express any leftovers … Continue reading

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Playtex Petite Double Electric Breast Pump

Written by: Amy July 31 2011 I have tried many breast pumps in the last 14 years of having children, renting and using the $300 to $400 pumps, and even trying the $25 manual pumps. Needless to say, I was … Continue reading

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Summer style

Written by: Candace July 28 2011 I love shopping and really love shopping early in the season so I can pick up the latest styles, but by mid to late summer I always find myself bored and looking for something … Continue reading

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Maternity style must-haves

Written by: P&N July 28 2011 When you're newly pregnant and wading into the waters of building a wardrobe for your bump-blessed body, it can feel overwhelming. We've got your back, mama. Here are a few of the best pieces … Continue reading

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Take it easy

Written by: Suzanna July 28 2011 In the military world, the kind of week that I have had is often referred to as a Charlie Foxtrot. From what I understand, the phrase is representative of a crude terminology befitting military … Continue reading

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August freebies

Written by: P&N July 28 2011 Here at P&N, it's no secret that we love to shower our readers with fabulous freebies. And during the month of August, we'll be doing just that. In addition to our weekly giveaways posted … Continue reading

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The First Years True Fit Recline

Car seat safety has become a big topic on my mind. There is such a huge spectrum on what car seats offer, and it is a challenging and overwhelming task to find one that is safe, but also affordable. After … Continue reading

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The warning signs of autism

As the mother of an autistic child, nationally recognized autism advocacy expert and author of The Everyday Advocate: Standing Up For Your Child with Autism or Other Special Needs, Areva D. Martin, Esq., shares her hard-won knowledge about the early … Continue reading

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Security breach

Written by: Josh July 27 2011 Being a parent is a grand adventure, sure, but there’s a flipside to all that shock and awe that I think I can finally articulate. Parenting imbues you with a newfound sense of insecurity, … Continue reading

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Win It: Wall Bumpi bed bumper and accessory belt

Written by: P&N July 26 2011 Bedtime for baby should mean peace of mind for parents and Wall Bumpi is here to ensure that’s the case. A triangular, flame retardant bed cushion made of cotton canvas available in a variety … Continue reading

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Best laid plans: The birth of Samuel

Written by: Katy July 26 2011 When it was time to give birth to my first child, we had a plan. It was a natural plan. We didn’t’ want any unnecessary monitoring, medications, or intervention. I mean, sure, we were … Continue reading

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How well do you know your baby?

Written by: Mindy July 26 2011 Quite often, I look at Chloe and think, “Where did you come from?” Part of that is because everything about her happened so fast. Cam and I decided to have another baby, and bam—I … Continue reading

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Feeling giddy

Written by: Candace July 25 2011 It just doesn’t get much cuter than the adorable hair clips and clip holders by giddy giddy. Now that we have a girl on the very near horizon I’ve been stocking up on these … Continue reading

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Website we love: Yummy Mummy

Written by: P&N July 25 2011 Anew month is soon upon us, and with it comes a cause that is very close to many new moms' hearts—literally! August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, (and the first week of the month … Continue reading

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A house for baby

Written by: Suzanna July 25 2011 A couple of posts back, I shared that Tom and I might have some exciting news to share soon. Are you ready? Yes? Here goes: We’re having a baby! Oh … right … you … Continue reading

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Edited for content

Written by: Josh July 25 2011 We had just gotten back from our west coast foray. Leaving the airport, we collected our bags, stroller, Bub, and headed to the train for our long ride home. It was drawing dangerously near … Continue reading

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Cybex Aton with Cybex Onyx travel system

Written by: Susan July 24 2011 As my husband and I researched car seats, we just became overwhelmed with all the options on the market. We had only a few requirements: safe, sturdy, super lightweight. The Cybex Aton was the … Continue reading

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Resources for expectant moms with complications

Written by: P&N July 24 2011 What complicates a pregnancy? Any pregnancy in which the mother or unborn infant’s health is compromised by a disease or condition is considered a complicated pregnancy. Complications fall into three categories: • Issues caused … Continue reading

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What complicates a pregnancy?

Written by: P&N July 24 2011 Any pregnancy in which the mother or unborn infant’s health is compromised by a disease or condition is considered a complicated pregnancy. Complications fall into three categories: Issues caused by a mother’s underlying medical … Continue reading

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I made a person: The birth of Griffin

Written by: Allison July 24 2011 In August 2006, my husband and I moved to an Alaskan fishing village to teach school. We figured we should go on and get the crazy out of our systems before we had kids. … Continue reading

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The postpartum bridesmaid

Written by: Mindy July 24 2011 I mentioned in my last post that we went to a wedding. Outside. In Iowa. In the summer heat. Chloe was barely 2 months old, so it was an adventure in itself traveling by … Continue reading

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Wall art for your sweetheart

Written by: Candace July 21 2011 When it came time to choose art for my daughter Mary Claire’s room I knew exactly where to start. Oopsy Daisy boasts a huge range of children’s art perfect for any nursery theme or … Continue reading

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Baby fashion shoot: Behind the scenes

Written by: P&N July 21 2011 Ever wondered what our jobs are like here at P&N? Well, sometimes they're like this: (We love our jobs.)

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Turn up the heat

Written by: Suzanna July 21 2011 You know the old saying, “If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen?” Well, I say, “If you can’t stand the heat, hang a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign outside your baby-making … Continue reading

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mountain buggy terrain

Written by: Rebecca July 20 2011 After struggling with an inexpensive, poorly-made jogging stroller for over two years with our first daughter, we knew that with the birth of our second daughter we were going to get a stroller that … Continue reading

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A prenatal vitamin primer

Written by: P&N July 20 2011 You might find yourself wondering during pregnancy as you choke down those monster prenatals every night: Isn’t my balanced diet enough to cover my nutritional needs? According to studies, not quite. Health experts agree … Continue reading

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Dreamweaver

Written by: Josh July 20 2011 “In dreams, I walk with you. In dreams, I talk to you.” –Roy Orbison The imperialistic establishment of the one-man Republic of Bub planted a definitive, exclamation point of a flag by encroaching into … Continue reading

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Win It: Amy Michelle Lotus bag

Written by: P&N July 19 2011 You're a savvy mom. You know what you like. And we're willing to bet it's not a boring, blah diaper bag. But we also know you're smart–you want a bag that's got the space … Continue reading

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Premature but perfect: The birth of Caitlyn

Written by: Heather July 19 2011 It was summer and we were out of town visiting family and friends. To this point my pregnancy had been picture perfect, no morning sickness, weight gain was good, I was feeling great, and … Continue reading

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Baby's first airplane ride

Written by: Mindy July 19 2011 Well, Chloe has officially starting racking up frequent flier miles. Or not, I guess, since she didn’t technically have a ticket for our recent flights. We took a family trip to Iowa last week. … Continue reading

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5 fun apps for the mom-to-be

Written by: P&N July 18 2011 It's a tech-lovers world, baby, and there is no shortage of handy smartphone apps to download for your expecting mama enjoyment. Here are five of our current faves: Share My Pregnancy is a great … Continue reading

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Get carried away this summer

Written by: Candace July 18 2011 I am a self-proclaimed baby carrier junkie. I love having my children close and using a carrier is a great way to keep them close and comfortable while allowing us the opportunity to interact … Continue reading

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Lights out

Written by: Suzanna July 18 2011 It’s common knowledge that the arrival of a precious baby almost always goes hand-in-hand with a departure of precious sleep. What I didn’t know going into the realm of mother-to-be was that a still-developing … Continue reading

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Sink or swim

Written by: Josh July 18 2011 You always hear those stories, old wives tales perhaps, about parents throwing their kids in the deep end to teach them to swim, or lighting them a Marlboro to discourage smoking. Stronger than reverse … Continue reading

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Britax B-Agile Stroller and B-Safe Infant Car Seat Travel System

Written by: Brandi July 17 2011 The moment my husband and I removed the Britax B-Agile Stroller from the box, I knew it would be a reliable and sturdy product for our first baby. The instructions and illustrations were easy … Continue reading

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Sleep problems in pregnancy

Here are a few conditions that might be keeping your eyes wide open during pregnancy and tips on how to deal. Constipation If your bathroom habits are less than regular, the discomfort can leave you restless. A healthy diet with … Continue reading

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Sorry folks, I have a small brain

Written by: Mindy July 17 2011 Long before I ever got pregnant, I read about “momnesia” — aka “mommy amnesia.” I remember the article tried to overthrow the urban myth status of the term. It reported that yes, moms in … Continue reading

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Hookin' up: Nursery ready wall hooks

Written by: Candace July 14 2011 Need a place for some of your tot's cute stuff to “hang out?” Here are some fun wall hook options for your babe's boudoir. Everyone knows that Pottery Barn Kids always has the cutest … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Dressing for two

Today, our very own fabulous fashion and style editor Erin Shea Long provides some mom-to-be wardrobe inspiration. Q: What’s the first thought 88.7% of American women have when their pregnancy test comes back positive? A: Oh Jeez. I have to … Continue reading

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And his name shall be called …

Written by: Suzanna July 14 2011 Things have been flying fast and furious around here for the past few days. There are lots of big changes around the corner for me and Tom. (If all goes as planned, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Now a family of three: The birth of Stockton

Written by: Morgan July 14 2011 I have always been terrified I would be that person that shows up at the hospital thinking I'm in labor only to be told to go back home. I figured that I would know … Continue reading

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BABYBJÖRN Babysitter Balance Organic

Written by: Mary July 13 2011 The BABYBJ

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Tip Week: Tooth care for tots

Written by: P&N July 13 2011 This week, we'll be featuring tips from experts in the know on all kinds of topics from nutrition to fitness to fashion. Today, President-Elect and Spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), … Continue reading

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Bub gets a taste

Written by: Josh July 13 2011 Ah, the Taste of Chicago. A ten-day 4th of July extravaganza of food, music, food, 3 million free admissions and more food. Vendors from venerable establishments around the city peddle culinary highlights such as … Continue reading

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Win It: $200 Melissa & Doug gift basket from TOTSY

Written by: P&N July 12 2011 Have you heard of TOTSY, the private deal site for moms? It's a great resource for finding all the cool gear you want for baby without the steep price tags. After you register (it's … Continue reading

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Knowing when to go: The birth of Ola Mae

Written by: Alissa July 12 2011 The first baby isn't always as pokey as they say. My husband and I were expecting our first baby on May 23rd. (Well, you know, or around there somewhere.) We took a nine week … Continue reading

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Cheap joy therapy

Written by: Mindy July 12 2011 Before Chloe was born, I never watched television. I just didn’t have the time, what with work projects and family outings all the time. Since Chloe joined our family, though, I’ve become a big … Continue reading

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Handmade clothing by Rae Gun

Written by: Candace July 11 2011 I’m a big fan of handmade clothing and recently have been scouring the web in search of the cutest, most unique outfits out there. It doesn’t get much sweeter than the hand-made baby and … Continue reading

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