Monthly Archives: November 2011

Go lightly

I gave birth in a hospital, but I used a midwife. I vaccinated my child, but I considered each immunization carefully and postponed several. I use disposable diapers, but I buy an eco-friendly brand that decomposes. I wear my baby … Continue reading

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December freebies

Written by: P&N November 30 2011 Here at P&N, it's no secret that we love to shower our readers with fabulous freebies. And during the month of December, we'll be doing just that! In addition to our weekly giveaways posted … Continue reading

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Win It: Pendant from Fortunes to Live By

Written by: P&N November 30 2011 There's something so appealing about cracking open a cookie and discovering your fortune. And even if you aren't the type to buy a paycheck's worth of lottery tickets based off the lucky numbers on … Continue reading

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The space between

Written by: Rachel November 30 2011 Last week my belly popped. Like, as in, all of a sudden, one day I looked like I was kind of just nice and full from a good meal and then ka-BLAMMO: My abdominal … Continue reading

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Priorities

Written by: Suzanna November 30 2011 This week has been a busy one at the Palmer house. Yes, I said “house.” (!!!) Our little shoebox of an apartment is a thing of the past forever. We finished moving the final … Continue reading

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7 Deadly Sins of baby-naming

If your boyfriend wanted to name your son Floyd, would you break up with him? Some people might think calling it quits because of a moniker is extreme, but others might argue that calling a baby Floyd is unforgivable. Reasonable … Continue reading

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Abnormal screening scares

Of all the things I lost sleep over when it came to pregnancy number three, I never thought a phone call would be one of them. No, I’m embarrassed to admit I worried about whether, if the baby was a … Continue reading

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Find your mom-to-be mojo

Pregnancy is one big energy suck. Showers are rare. Ice cream fests are frequent. And the favored position is most certainly horizontal. But if you can summon enough gusto to read the next couple pages, you just might find the … Continue reading

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It’s snot so simple

Written by: Josh November 29 2011 My dad used to always tell me as a kid that if I could find a scientific use for snot, I’d be a rich man. Alas, I didn’t, and I blog. But he should … Continue reading

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7 shower gifts worth giving (or getting)

As an editor at a prenatal magazine, I’m typically held to pretty high standards when it comes to shower gifts. Something about the fact that I spend 40+ hours a week at an office immersed in all things baby leads … Continue reading

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Baby Brezza One Step Baby Food Maker

I have to admit switching baby over to solid foods was a topic I was greatly interested in. I tried to eat as healthy as I could while I was pregnant (you know, organic when possible) and I got in … Continue reading

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Couple time

Written by: Tracy November 28 2011 I am a hopeless romantic. Seriously, it’s bad. I can probably direct quote any romance flick that’s graced the silver screen in the last century. And even though I’ve seen them about a hundred … Continue reading

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Just perfect: The birth of Brice

Written by: Lacey November 28 2011 I was totally unprepared for my first labor and delivery experience. It was a very unplanned pregnancy, and I was so overwhelmed by the thought of being responsible for another human being that I … Continue reading

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The weight loss wait

Written by: Suzanna November 28 2011 For today’s post, I considered telling you about how Jacob has been outgrowing all of his clothes, but instead, I am going to tell you about how I haven’t shrunk back into mine. “You’re … Continue reading

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Shopping mayhem

Written by: Tracy November 25 2011 Tis’ the season to shop til’ you drop, but thankfully this year, I will not be partaking in the “Black Friday” festivities. I love to shop as much as the next girl and I … Continue reading

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An old friend

Written by: Josh November 25 2011 “I just don’t feel like you love me anymore.” Wife’s words, not Bub’s—that would be some sort of minor miracle, albeit an unappreciative one. I wasn’t sure which was worse at that moment. What … Continue reading

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Let them eat cake

“Start each day like it’s your birthday.” A good sentiment to live by, right? It was only yesterday that we were being thankful and counting our blessings—today, let’s celebrate them. November 25 just so happens to be my birthday, but … Continue reading

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Aprica Moto

Aprica’s Moto lightweight travel system offers great looks and a comfortable ride for little ones. I’d like to talk about each component of the travel system (the stroller and the A30 Infant Car Seat) separately, in addition to how they … Continue reading

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Win It: Postnatal FITsplint from MomBod Fitness

Written by: P&N November 23 2011 If you've been eyeing that recently vacated belly area with a look of dread, this may just be the solution to your “Where do Istart?” questions. MomBod Fitness, a pre- and postnatal fitness site … Continue reading

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5X + 1Y = Love^max

Written by: Rachel November 23 2011 When I found out I was pregnant with Noah, I already knew I wanted him to be a boy. In fact, I had long held some sort of preconceived idea that I was destined … Continue reading

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All smiles

Written by: Suzanna November 23 2011 Ever since J was born, his first smile was the milestone I anticipated most. I watched him like a hawk waiting for that wonderful moment. Anytime I started to see his (adorable) little lips … Continue reading

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Bride of Bubzilla

Written by: Josh November 22 2011 Well, this day had to come sooner or later.I didn’t think it would come quite this soon, but here’s the news, ladies—my son has his first girlfriend, so back off. He’s taken, off the … Continue reading

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kokopax city carrier

Though I’m not a trailblazer, and have not tested the kokopax city carrier out on a hike, I will say I have used it around the house for full days at a time. And with a sweet 8-month-old baby girl … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Oral health during pregnancy

This month for our Ask the Experts series, we’re gathering info on prenatal health. Today, Mark Schlesinger, DDS, a board certified periodontist by the American Board of Periodontology, talks about oral health during pregnancy, and specifically signs and prevention tips … Continue reading

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Reflections

Written by: Tracy November 21 2011 Sweet Braxton, It’s almost Thanksgiving, one of my most treasured holidays, and though you don’t understand it quite yet, I know you will one day love it as much as I do. It’s a … Continue reading

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Everything was worth it: The birth of Caleb

Written by: Lynn November 21 2011 Okay, so this is how little Caleb came into the world. Actually, we call him The Mighty Caleb, because he was a big baby! In fact, he was so big that the nurses kept … Continue reading

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Take cover

Written by: Suzanna November 21 2011 Though it’s been drizzly for the last few days here in Atlanta, chances are that you’re more likely to get wet inside my house than outside of it. Reason: My baby is a human … Continue reading

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I’ve lost my Zs

Written by: Tracy November 18 2011 I knew to expect a lack of sleep once the baby arrives, but no one ever mentioned I might have trouble sleeping before he even gets here. Sleep used to be the favorite part … Continue reading

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Decent exposure

Written by: Josh November 18 2011 I don’t have a problem with personal space. Maybe I do. It depends on who you ask, though I’m not really asking. Personal space is a bit of a misnomer; I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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Grey hearts yellow

The pairing of grey and yellow has been on-trend for a while now, but I’m still pretty smitten. The color combo is gender neutral and sophisticated with plenty of room for fun. Here are eight items to jumpstart baby’s grellow … Continue reading

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Leading Lady Nursing Bras

Written by: Anjie November 17 2011 As a first time mom, nursing bras are new to me—an unfamiliar and somewhat daunting new reality. Leading Lady's nursing bras are the first I tried after the first few weeks of our new … Continue reading

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Win It: Max Daniel Designs blanket

Written by: P&N November 16 2011 Colder temps call for cuddly blankets! Irresistibly soft and a favorite of celebrity moms like Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Kidman, Max Daniel Designs blankets are made in the USA using premium materials and come … Continue reading

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You spin me right 'round, baby

Written by: Rachel November 16 2011 I know what you’re thinking. Third time gestator, editor at a prenatal magazine, short stint in medical school (P.S. I did a short stint in medical school)—Rachel’s totally going to own this pregnancy. The … Continue reading

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Milestones

Written by: Suzanna November 16 2011 This week marks Jacob’s fifth week in the world, and it’s incredible how much he has changed already. He’s grown from an 8 pound baby who eats, poops and sleeps into an 11 pound … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Flu protection during pregnancy

This month for our Ask the Experts series, we’re gathering info on prenatal health. Today, Dr. Richard Beigi, assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), explains … Continue reading

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What's your point?

Written by: Josh November 15 2011 Bub has a new habit. Despite my lectures about the impoliteness therein, he continues to point incessantly at anything and anybody that catches his little eye. It’s actually rather cute. He has turned yet … Continue reading

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Heavy metal

No matter your taste in music, you’ll love these rockstar products. I’m a country music fan (it’s true!), but I do have an appreciation for heavy metal—especially when it comes to tough-as-nails goods that make my life easier (or prettier, … Continue reading

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Keeping my cool

Written by: Tracy November 14 2011 I am not referring to the weather down here in the Deep South, nor am I referring to my now constant need to stand in front of the freezer when the oven is on. … Continue reading

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From home birth to hospital delivery: The birth of Farrah

Written by: Aerin November 14 2011 Like most birth stories, mine starts long before I ever actually went into labor. After finding out I was pregnant I started going to the largest local OB practice, the one where pretty much … Continue reading

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Baby's day out

Written by: Suzanna November 14 2011 Tom and I have never been ones to live inside the box. That’s probably why we decided to get married, have a baby and buy a house all within the span of one year. … Continue reading

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BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Miracle

The BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Miracle is aptly named. The ability to accomplish tasks while holding baby hands-free really is a miracle! You’re likely already familiar with BabyBjörn carriers (even if only thanks to The Hangover), but their latest model, the … Continue reading

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Dog training 101

Written by: Tracy November 11 2011 Brack was definitely my first love. My second love? A little guy with fluffy white hair and a big, happy smile. Our Terrier mix, CiCi, captured my heart from the moment my eyes met … Continue reading

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Weaners and losers

Written by: Josh November 10 2011 “He broke my nipple, and now he’s done,” she said. And that’s pretty much how the weaning process went around here. Bub was to go Cold Nipple. Oh, if only it were really that … Continue reading

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Remain neutral

Neutral in color doesn’t have to mean boring in design. As someone who is drawn to the bright and bold (sometimes I think I should pass out sunglasses to houseguests), I rarely pick out cream/beige/eggshell/wheat/white/tan/taupe/you-get-the-point pieces for my own home. … Continue reading

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Big and big big

Written by: Rachel November 09 2011 Bear with me—things are about to get nostalgic up in here. First, let’s establish one thing right off the bat: I am addicted to iMovie. It’s a hobby (slash obsession) I’ve had for around … Continue reading

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Two's company, three is just right

Written by: Suzanna November 09 2011 Before Jacob was born I knew very little about babies. Of course, I’d read plenty of baby care books in the months during my pregnancy, but I had little real life experience. I had … Continue reading

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Win It: Gift basket from NurturMe

Written by: P&N November 08 2011 Move over jarred baby food, there's a new treat in town! When expectant mom Caroline Freedman realized that little had changed from the pureed baby food she’d partaken of as a tot to what … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Fitness before and after baby

This month for our Ask the Experts series, we’re gathering info on prenatal health. Today’s topic is fitness regimens for both before and after baby, shared by Lisa Corsello, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, nutrition consultant and group fitness instructor. Corsello … Continue reading

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The illness and the wellness

Written by: Josh November 07 2011 It’s been a long week. A rollercoaster ride of doctor visits, nervous anticipation, hushed grumblings and desperation tactics. The other day, Bub crawled into his room and poked his head around a few seconds … Continue reading

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10 for $10

Today, I’ve got 10 worthwhile items that cost $10 or less—because goodness knows we all love a bargain. 1. Skip Hop Dunck, $10 Super-modern bath toys that provide endless dipping and dumping fun in the tub. 2. Zutano Pagoda Stripe … Continue reading

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