Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tip Week: Maintaining muscle strength in pregnancy

Written by: P&N July 11 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, Celeste Goodson from MomBod Fitness talks about ways to keep your … Continue reading

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Losing my mind … literally

Written by: Suzanna July 11 2011 I’m not sure who the folks are that spend their lives (and our tax money) doing studies that “prove” blindingly obvious truths, but for the first time in my adult life, I appreciate them. … Continue reading

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Bub, bub and away

Written by: Josh July 11 2011 My wife has this thing about airports, specifically getting there early. Real early. We always go back and forth like a Turkish Bazaar, me bargaining for sleep, she for “security.” The arguments don’t change: … Continue reading

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Tip Week: Healthy eats during pregnancy

Written by: P&N July 10 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, Stephanie Lamar, CDE, RD (certified diabetes educator and registered dietician) a … Continue reading

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Delivery on the highway: The birth of Lillian

Written by: Nicole July 10 2011 A few days shy of my due date with my third child, I agreed with my doctor to set a day for induction. My second was a large baby (10 lbs., 9 oz.) and … Continue reading

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Is the “I have a new baby” excuse really valid?

Written by: Mindy July 10 2011 I have yet to say, “I have a new baby, cut me some slack!” Regardless, other people say that to me all the time — as in, “Don’t worry about it, you have a … Continue reading

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Hoppop Bato

Written by: Terry July 10 2011 Splish, splash, H loves taking a bath. Just plop him in the sink and he's all giggles and smiles. Until he hit that 5-month mark, that is. At 18 pounds and pushing the 98th … Continue reading

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Sweet sleep and more with aden + anais

Written by: Candace July 07 2011 If you aren’t familiar with the luxurious blankets by aden + anais then I can assure you, you are missing out! I used the Classic Muslin Collection almost exclusively with my son Charlie and … Continue reading

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Back in black

Written by: P&N July 07 2011 No matter what the gear—clothes, crib bedding, tech or accessories—you can never go wrong with basic black. The best wardrobe staple to have for a woman with a budding belly. Ingrid &Isabel Everywear Skirt … Continue reading

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Get low

Written by: Suzanna July 07 2011 Until I was expecting, I thought that all bellies with babies in them were created equal. However, over the last few weeks, I have begun to notice there is something different about my growing … Continue reading

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Fireworks through a baby's eyes

Written by: Mindy July 07 2011 I never realized how hustle-bustle I’ve become until I had children. That’s not to say I’m a hurried person … only that it gets easy to take things for granted as you get older. … Continue reading

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June Photo of the Month—the winner!

Written by: P&N July 06 2011 Thanks to everyone who entered our Photo of the Month contest for June! Watch the video below—we received some amazing pics! Music: “What a Big Wide World” by Essie Jain from her album Until … Continue reading

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Pride and prejudice

Written by: Josh July 06 2011 A lesson in tolerance. Yesterday we took Bub to the annual Pride Parade—a three hour love-fest that featured men shimmying in tidy-whities, the mayor of Chicago (not shimmying), Band-aided breasts and lots and lots … Continue reading

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Cybex u.GO

The Cybex u.GO is a high-end wrap style carrier that both looks and feels great. The u.GO is, in essence, a long strip of fabric, which seemed daunting upon first glance. I couldn’t help but think That’s what I’m supposed … Continue reading

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PAIGELAUREN baby

Written by: P&N July 06 2011 Named after the designer who created this simple but classic and well-made line of children's clothing, PAIGELAUREN baby boasts some of the most luxurious fabrics and lovely babywear around. PAIGELAUREN relies on unadorned, uncomplicated … Continue reading

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Win It: Bright Starts InGenuity Smart & Quiet Portable Swing

Written by: P&N July 05 2011 Read the descriptive words for the new Bright Starts InGenuity Smart &Quiet Portable Swing, and you'll think you've stumbled onto an ad for a sleek sports car: “The InGenuity Smart & Quiet Portable Swing … Continue reading

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Awarding myself the silver: The birth of Donovan

Written by: Jennifer July 05 2011 It was one day past my due date, and I was not doing well emotionally. People kept telling me, “Have the baby on this day because it's ____.” “Do ____, it helped induce my … Continue reading

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Why everybody needs a post-baby outlet

Written by: Mindy July 05 2011 Last Monday, I talked about the importance of savoring time with your baby … but that you can’t do it all the time without going crazy. Well, I stick to that—and I think it’s … Continue reading

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Luxury baby clothing by PAIGELAUREN

Written by: Candace July 04 2011 When it comes to luxury clothing for your tiny tot it just doesn’t get any better than the soft fabrics, and cool designs of PAIGELAUREN. This high-end collection of baby and toddler essentials is … Continue reading

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The ABCs of pregnancy

Written by: P&N July 04 2011 From amniotic fluid to gestation to zits, prenatal terminology spans the alphabet. A is for amniotic fluid B is for bump C is for cravings D is for due date E is for elastic … Continue reading

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Books for baby

Written by: Suzanna July 04 2011 Ever since I was a wee little girl, I have loved books. Coming from a family of readers, it’s pretty much part of my DNA—something for which I’m thankful and maybe even a little … Continue reading

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Americana the Great

Written by: Josh July 04 2011 If America itself were a product sold on the free market, its motto would probably be the trite but true: ‘Bigger* is better.’ It’s only once you leave the states that you realize the … Continue reading

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Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor

Written by: Joanna July 03 2011 The AngelCare Movement and Sound Monitor is very lightweight and small. Because it is shaped like an angel, I have named it Gabe so that each night I can tell my baby that Gabe … Continue reading

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Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitor

Written by: Joanna July 03 2011 The AngelCare Movement and Sound Monitor is very lightweight and small. Because it is shaped like an angel, I have named it Gabe so that each night I can tell my baby that Gabe … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

Written by: P&N July 03 2011 To all the moms and moms-to-be (and to those who love them):Happy Fourth of July!Enjoy the fireworks, get patriotic and have a slice of watermelon for us!

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An unforgettable moment: The birth of Aaron

Written by: Susan July 03 2011 On the morning of Monday, April 18th, 2011, I woke up and saw that Ihad bloody show. I also had back pain contractions the whole day that were irregular but increasing in intensity. I … Continue reading

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Pack your bag

Can a well-stocked bag of supplies make your labor and delivery experience pain-free? It’s unlikely. However, having everything you might want or need at your fingertips will help you feel more in control and make your stay—and yes, maybe even … Continue reading

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Good night…and good luck

Sleep is a luxury that’s easy to take for granted—until you become pregnant, that is! Suddenly clocking an extra hour of shut-eye can mean the difference between feeling happy and well rested or cranky and irritable. But good sleep is … Continue reading

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It’s complicated

If you find yourself dealing with a complicated or high risk pregnancy, know you are not alone. We spoke with some experts and moms who have been there, and here’s what they have to say.   Be proactive in your … Continue reading

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Sense and sensibility

Studies show that a baby’s experiences in the first months of life significantly impact the development of his brain and that a child needs to feel safe, loved and confident about the world around him to reach maximum brain development … Continue reading

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As American as Uncle Goose

Written by: Candace June 30 2011 It simply doesn’t get much better than these amazing Presidential Blocks by world renowned block manufacturer Uncle Goose. Uncle Goose has been hand crafting unique block collections for nearly 30 years. These amazing high-end … Continue reading

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Getting patriotic with Polarn O. Pyret

Written by: P&N June 30 2011 Classic and well made, Polarn O. Pyret togs never fail to deliver the best staples for your babe's wardrobe. Here are some of our favorite picks in a plethora of patriotic color. Check out … Continue reading

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Packing on the pounds

Written by: Suzanna June 30 2011 Until a couple of weeks ago, worries about gaining weight were the last thing on my mind. In fact, after months of vomiting several times a day, I was more concerned about not gaining … Continue reading

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