Monthly Archives: December 2011

Win It: mountain buggy swift, storm cover and sleeping bag

Written by: P&N December 07 2011 Lace up your hiking boots or slip into your favorite pumps! You’ll be ready to tackle the trails or strut along the sidewalks with the mountain buggy swift stroller. Designed to conquer New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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It's my pregnancy and I'll cry if I want to

Written by: Rachel December 07 2011 For a good part of my adolesence and even through college, Ithought something must be off with my crying genes. Maybe Iwas short one?Or maybe Iwas a double recessive? Because Imean, sure, I cried … Continue reading

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My child is super(ior)

Written by: Suzanna December 07 2011 “Jacob has fully functioning sweat glands.” I declared this glorious fact to my husband the other night over dinner. His response: “Oh, yeah? Wow.” My response: “No, really, it’s impressive. Most babies don’t begin … Continue reading

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They call me MISTER Daddy

Written by: Josh December 06 2011 So I’m on the bus yesterday, and I’m eavesdropping on these two girls and a guy to my left. I wasn’t really following the arc of the conversation, but I did manage to hear … Continue reading

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It’s a date!

My favorite part about the end of a year? Picking out a new calendar for the next year! There’s something about 365 days of possibility and opportunity ahead that’s both exciting and invigorating. Plus, I have a thing for paper … Continue reading

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Baby Be Mine Belly Band

I am absolutely in love with the Baby Be Mine Belly Band. The most exciting part is that you can wear it throughout and after your pregnancy and for several different reasons. When I first found out I was expecting, … Continue reading

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Bladder wars: A poem

Written by: Tracy December 05 2011 I’ve never been known to have a superhero’s bladder. Normal vacations, even in my teen years, required us to pit stop at least every hundred miles for a bathroom break. It’s lucky we ever … Continue reading

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Such a blessing: The birth of Madelyn

Written by: Erin December 05 2011 My pregnancy began with lots of morning sickness, but I didn't mind because I was so excited to be a mom for the first time! When the contractions began 3 weeks before my due … Continue reading

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Put your hands up (You don't need 'em)

Written by: Suzanna December 05 2011 Before Jacob became a fixture around our house, I thought that having two hands was a necessity. I now know better. Anything that can be done can be done with one hand. I discovered … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Infant eye health

This month for our Ask the Experts series, we’re gathering info on infant development. This week, Glen Steele, O.D., F.C.O.V.D., professor at the Southern College of Optometry in the Pediatric Service in Memphis, TN and optometrist with a private practice … Continue reading

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R to the H to the negative

Written by: Tracy December 02 2011 Long before the days of Edward Cullen, blood was a topic of conversation in my house. I am pretty sure it has something to do with the fact that I’ve always been a little … Continue reading

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Honor thy tradition

Written by: Josh December 02 2011 Call me old-fashioned, but I like the idea of traditions, particularly in the familial sense. There’s something inherently reassuring about Thanksgiving at Aunt Caroline’s or the Memorial Day barbecue at Cousin Phil’s. There’s no … Continue reading

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All aboard! Three ways to engineer a train-themed nursery

It’s no secret that little boys are engineered to love trains, so it’s no surprise moms love using the choo-choo-ing cars as the inspiration for their sons’ abodes. But it’s easy to get off track when building a railroad-ready nursery … Continue reading

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ERGObaby Organic Carrier by Petunia Pickle Bottom

After entering motherhood and taking a close look at Mother Earth, I have jumped full speed ahead aboard the organic train. To think that my little man and future generations of my family will tred this Earth for many years … Continue reading

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Preggers by Therafirm

I’ve always been quite fond of my legs. Of all the body parts that I treasure, my stems have to be my most favorite feature. When I found out I was pregnant, I was well aware of the impact that … Continue reading

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Facts about folic acid

What folic acid lacks in an appetizing name it more than makes up for in fabulous health benefits. Serving to develop and maintain healthy cells, including red blood cells, folic acid is an essential part of everyone’s diet. And because … Continue reading

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