Monthly Archives: December 2011

And then she was mine: The birth of Lydia

Written by: Ashley December 12 2011 I was 39 weeks pregnant and absolutely miserable. My ankles were swollen, my back ached constantly, and every night I was plagued by horrible Braxton Hicks contractions. Needless to say, I was ready to … Continue reading

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Blow out

Written by: Suzanna December 12 2011 Disclaimer: If you have eaten recently, plan to eat soon, or plant to eat ever again, I suggest you stop reading this post now. Consider yourself warned. Last night and this morning, I racked … Continue reading

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Our online holiday gift guide: Gifts for mom

Written by: P&N December 09 2011 Maybe you became a mom this year, or maybe you're about to become one soon—either way, you deserve a little treat. Here are some great ideas for the moms in your life … or … Continue reading

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Decking the halls with a bump in tow

Written by: Tracy December 09 2011 It’s my favorite time of year! I love the holiday season and each year I am so excited to start decorating my house. The best part? I pride myself on being a speed decorator. … Continue reading

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The Bub behind the curtain

Written by: Josh December 09 2011 Bub had his first shower yesterday. Too soon, you say? Ehhhh, what can I tell you? The kid really wanted a shower. I based this on the following scenario: I myself was taking a … Continue reading

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Deck the halls

Written by: Lauren December 08 2011 There's no doubt about it: The holiday season is in full swing. If you waited till December to get started on your decorating, you're in the minority not to worry—there's still plenty of time … Continue reading

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BabyBjörn Travel Crib Light 2

Written by: Sara December 08 2011 I recently received the BabyBj

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Our online holiday gift guide: Gifts for big kids

Written by: P&N December 08 2011 Your big kid has had a big year. Anew sibling arrived on the scene and the family grew by one. Get her just the thing she's hoping for this season. Here are a few … Continue reading

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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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Our online holiday gift guide: Gifts for dad

Written by: P&N December 06 2011 Whether he's a rookie or a long-time veteran, dad deserves a little love this season. Check out these cool gadgets, gizmos and guaranteed papa-pleasers. Gifts for dad by pnmag featuring an activewear 1. Give … 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!

Written by: Lauren December 05 2011 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, … Continue reading

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Baby Be Mine Belly Band

Written by: Tracy December 05 2011 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 … Continue reading

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Our online holiday gift guide: Gifts for baby

Written by: P&N December 05 2011 If this is your first holiday season with baby, or even if it's not, seeing wrapped gifts and and a stocking toting your newest family member's name comes with a sweet feeling of gratitude. … 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

Written by: Lauren December 01 2011 It's no secret that little boys are engineered to love trains, so it's no suprise moms love using the choo-choo-ing cars as the inspiration for their sons' abodes. But it's easy to get off … Continue reading

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Winter coats for wee ones

Written by: P&N December 01 2011 In most parts of the country, the month of December indicates winter weather is here to stay (for the season, at least), which means tiny babes will need to be outfitted accordingly. No matter … 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

Written by: Tracy December 01 2011 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 … Continue reading

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Facts about folic acid

Written by: P&N December 01 2011 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 … Continue reading

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