Monthly Archives: September 2011

Why co-sleeping is one of the best decisions we ever made

Written by: Mindy September 11 2011 Before having babies, I saw a television special about a couple who slept in the same room as all five of their children. This might be normal for tribes in Africa, but this couple … Continue reading

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Shoe shoppin'

Written by: Candace September 08 2011 When I was growing up, back to school time always meant new shoes were on the horizon. Even though both of my children are still babies, I still like to use back to school … Continue reading

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Stylin' and sweatin' (in that order)

Written by: P&N September 08 2011 Sometimes it can be a challenge to look cute while you get fit in a non-pregnant state, so once baby's on board you may feel like throwing in the towel. But fear not!There are … Continue reading

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The big D

Written by: Suzanna September 08 2011 I'm generally a pretty tough cookie, but right now I feel about as fragile as the meringue on a coconut cream pie. Oh, and you know how the meriungue sometimes “weeps”? Well, that makes … Continue reading

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Designed for safety

Written by: P&N September 07 2011 September is Baby Safety Month, and we're sure you'll agree—one of your top priorities as a parent is your baby's well-being. But just because you'll be babyproofing your house to prepare for a soon-to-be … Continue reading

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Solitary man

Written by: Josh September 07 2011 So my wife takes Bub to a sample music class yesterday, and afterwards calls me freaking out that our son is a borderline social pariah (don’t know where he’d get that from). She said … Continue reading

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Burley D'Lite

Written by: John September 07 2011 The Burley D’Lite three-in-one baby transporter is a perfect fit for our active family. After hours spent researching strollers, joggers and trailers, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to review the all-in-one option … Continue reading

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Win It: Kina booties

Written by: P&N September 06 2011 Our weather here at the P&Noffices has finally started to take a turn for the cool (although if we know the South, it's only a brief respite!) and it has us craving cold weather … Continue reading

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Back in the day: Birth stories from our grandparents

Written by: Gerry September 06 2011 This week in honor of Grandparents Day (on Sunday the 11th), we're featuring stories from our own grandmothers chronicling their birth experiences from years ago. Today, Associate Editor Rachel Reiff Ellis shares a letter … Continue reading

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Signals and signs, baby-style

Written by: Mindy September 06 2011 I love being able to “read” my baby, even though we’re nearly a year away from any kind of language skills. Her language goes something like this: • Red rings around the eyes? She’s … Continue reading

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Free for all

Written by: Candace September 05 2011 A sad reality of having kids is that babies and children are expensive. There is a whole world of adorable kid products out there, most of which comes with a price tag. Fortunately for … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Insurance

This month we’re launching a new weekly series called “Ask the Experts.”Each Tuesday we’ll bring you information from those in the know about topics ranging babywearing to fitness to prenatal nutrition and more. Today Nancy Behrens, a mother of four … Continue reading

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Pregnant and paranoid

Written by: Suzanna September 05 2011 With three weeks and three days until Baby Jacob arrives, it’s official: I’m pregnant and paranoid. The other morning, while playing Super Mario on the Wii with Tom (yeah, we’re clearly spending our remaining … Continue reading

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The baby disease

Written by: Josh September 05 2011 It’s official. I’ve caught The Baby. I don’t know how or where I got it, but I’m now 99 percent sure I have it. I’m told it could be airborne, so the infectious possibilities … Continue reading

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Take the thanks and run

Written by: Mindy September 05 2011 I’m the first to admit I do many things wrong as the mother of a new baby. For example, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bumped Chloe’s head on her car seat … Continue reading

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Labor day love

Written by: P&N September 04 2011 Sure, Christmas and Thanksgiving are nice, but here at P&N, we're particular fans of today's holiday: Labor Day! Labor is the the period of time that marks an marked transition in a woman's life. … Continue reading

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Looking back: Birth stories from our grandparents

Written by: Virginia and Carol Bowden September 04 2011 This week in honor of Grandparents Day (next Sunday the 11th), we're featuring stories from our own grandmothers chronicling their birth experiences from years ago. Today, Associate Editor Tracy Brown's mother … Continue reading

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Chicco KeyFit Caddy

Written by: Matt September 04 2011 The Chicco KeyFit Caddy was an exciting product to review. I was amazed how easy it was to attach and detach the car seat, how small the Caddy folded up, and how lightweight it … Continue reading

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Snuggle time

Written by: Candace September 01 2011 I think we’ll all agree that a comfy blanket is a new baby must. Not only will they keep your little one cozy and warm, but they’re also a great way to express your … Continue reading

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Praise the Pope

Written by: P&N September 01 2011 We caught up withfashion designer andBravo’s reality television sensation Rosie Pope for a look-see into this season’s collection. “My inspiration for design always comes out of something fun and celebratory. When I was designing … Continue reading

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Staying on track

Written by: Suzanna September 01 2011 In a lot of ways, I have found that prepping to be a mama is out of my control. From the moment of conception, a woman’s body knows just what to do and takes … Continue reading

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Pump it up

You might think pregnancy is a free pass to sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy a relaxing nine months on the couch

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Forbidden foods

That wedge of artisanal brie from the cheese counter beckons you and your baby-growing body once again. But your conscience stops you short. Isn’t this bad for baby? Should I really eat this? So goes the conflicting internal dialogue of … Continue reading

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Coming out

A lot happens in the moment a baby is born. Not only for you, but also for the new tiny human being you’ve delivered. There are people who claim they can remember their own birth, right down to the first … Continue reading

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C-sections 101

If the birth story of your little one’s arrival includes a pit stop at the operating room, you’re not alone. These days, a reported 30 percent of moms have cesarean deliveries. And while it’s important to understand that having a … Continue reading

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Babyproof your relationship

There are plenty of preparatory tasks to check off your to-do list during your 40 weeks of pregnancy: create your baby registry, put the finishing touches on the nursery, and pack your bag for the big day, for example. But … Continue reading

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The postpartum timeline

After nine months of wild emotions, massive body changes and strange pregnancy symptoms, you might be looking forward to things returning to normal once baby finally decides to make his entrance into the world. However, the first six weeks postpartum … Continue reading

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Decoding organic

Between cultivating your compost pile, changing cloth diapers, and perfecting your recycling schedule, you may not have had time to research the basics of going organic. But there are some things you should know before you buy. Allow us to … Continue reading

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The First Years Compass B570 Pathway Booster

When my son turned 4 he was at the appropriate weight and height to sit in a booster seat in the car. We invested in a small booster seat, but he could not get comfortable if he wanted to take … Continue reading

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August Photo of the Month—The Winner!

Written by: P&N August 31 2011 Of all the things we do here at P&N, selecting our favorite photo each month is one of the most fun—and hardest! We love seeing the little snapshots of your lives, whether it's silly … Continue reading

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A bad day

Written by: Josh August 31 2011 I wrote last week about a typical day here in Baby Jail. Well, there’s Yang to that Yin, of course, more colloquially referred to as “yesterday.” You see, yesterday was a really bad day. … Continue reading

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