Monthly Archives: February 2012

If these walls could talk

Written by: Lauren February 10 2012 … they would say, “Thank you for covering me in such pretty paper!” I'm sure of it. Or I'm at least sure that if I were a wall clothed in a cool, graphic covering, … Continue reading

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In defense of home births

Written by: Christopher February 10 2012 We had a pretty crazy labor, and it allowed for an adventurous story to share in this column. I also can see how it might scare some people off from having a home birth. … Continue reading

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Pain in the posterior

Written by: P&N February 09 2012 If you experience shooting pain that runs from your lower back or bottom down the hindside of your legs, you could be suffering from pregnancy-related sciatica. Sciatica is most common in the third trimester … Continue reading

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Overdrawn

Written by: Rachel February 09 2012 The nurse on the phone uses positive language and a cheerful tone as she delivers the results of my glucose screening, but the plain truth of it is that I have not passed. Only … Continue reading

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Win It: Nursery print from Urban Tickle

Written by: P&N February 08 2012 Add a pop of color and some funky flair to your nursery with Urban Tickle’s hand-sketched custom artwork. Urban Tickle features modern and playful prints and posters, stretched canvases, growth charts to track your … Continue reading

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A letter to my beloved son

Written by: Christopher February 08 2012 Dear Everett, Your mom and I were expecting you in 2012, but you proved that you don’t like to wait around. I don’t know if this is foreshadowing to a future where you need … Continue reading

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Baby beauty

Written by: Suzanna February 08 2012 Last week, I shared a little bit about Tom, but something I failed to mention was that he loves fancy gadgets. The latest object of his electronic obsession is a professional camera. A few … Continue reading

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Carter’s Animal Parade Classic Comfort Reclining Wood Highchair

With a 6-month-old at home who was ready to venture into the world of solids, I knew the time had come to acquire a highchair. Fortunately, timing was on our side, and we were given the opportunity to try out … Continue reading

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Head to toe: great choices in baby-safe skincare

Written by: Tracy Brown February 07 2012 Looking for Earth- and baby-friendly goodies for the best in safe skincare? Here are some of our picks to help soothe your infant's epidermis: For the scalp Paraben- and preservative-free, this creamy treatment … Continue reading

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Lorex Live CONNECT

When asked to test the Lorex LIVE CONNECT home video monitoring system, I jumped at the chance. With an active preschooler, a new baby, and a recent move to a larger house, my older audio monitor just wasn’t cutting it … Continue reading

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While you were sleeping: Analyzing your pregnancy dreams

Written by: P&N February 06 2012 Ever wonder what the heck's going on in that wacky prenatal nighttime brain of yours? Here are some of the most common pregnancy dreams and their meanings. Water. Although it generally signifies new birth … Continue reading

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About a(nother) boy

Written by: Rachel February 06 2012 Now that I've had some time to adjust to the fact that Ellis kid #3 will be a boy, I'll be using the rest of this gestation to wrap my head around the fact … Continue reading

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Born on a cold and windy night: The birth of Paul

Written by: Emily February 06 2012 My due date was January 10th, and I had a routine 40 week doctor's appointment scheduled for the afternoon of the 12th. Since I was two days post due date, we had an ultrasound … Continue reading

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The friend of my baby is my friend

Written by: Suzanna February 06 2012 Over the last weeks, as I watched friends interact with Jacob for the first time, I unwittingly discovered one of the unwritten Laws of the Universe: How much you like a woman’s child is … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Breastfeeding dos and don’ts

This week, Sara Chana, IBCLC,birthing instructor, classical homeopath and herbalist specializing in pregnancy, birth and pediatrics shares her dos and don’ts to help start you off on the right foot in your nursing relationship. So, your pregnancy has finally ended … Continue reading

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Home is where the heart is

Written by: Lauren February 03 2012 More Valentine's delights for you today! Collect all of these heart-inspired in a single room for a head-over-heels nursery—or just pick one or two items for a more subtle testament of your undying love. … Continue reading

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Wear red to support women's heart health

Written by: P&N February 03 2012 Today is the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day!Sport a crimson hue to support heart health for women. Here are some great cherry-colored picks for expecting and new moms alike. Gap Shirred long-sleeve … Continue reading

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The Great Labor Adventure, part 6: One of the most amazing moments of my life

Written by: Christopher February 03 2012 Imagine you suddenly had the power to fly. You’re able to soar to the peak of the highest mountain within seconds. You’d be able to easily zoom across the entire globe. It would be … Continue reading

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MAMA: Motherhood around the globe

Written by: P&N February 02 2012 MAMA: Motherhood Around the Globe is an innovative online exhibition by the International Museum of Women featuring the personal stories and artwork of women all over the world. Hoping to highlight the global issues … Continue reading

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Pour some glucose on me

Written by: Rachel February 02 2012 Man, this pregancy is whizzing past. Like, wasn't it just yesterday that Iwas in slack-jawed shock about the fact that I was going to have a third kid? Oh wait, that was yesterday. This … Continue reading

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UPPAbaby Cruz

Written by: Tracy February 01 2012 It took me forever to decide on the perfect stroller for my son. I wanted the product to look chic but include all of the basic safety features. I also wanted a product that … Continue reading

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Win It: Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star lullaby music downloads plus iPod shuffle

Written by: P&N February 01 2012 You know you’re a parent when you catch yourself singing “Wheels on the Bus” in the shower, instead of belting out the latest Kelly Clarkston hit. Thankfully, Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star can satisfy … Continue reading

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The Great Labor Adventure, part 5: The greatest belated Christmas gift ever

Written by: Christopher February 01 2012 The entire labor was around 15 hours, which is considered really fast for a first time. It would have been even faster if Emily had experienced stronger contractions. Despite the short time frame, it … Continue reading

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Roll out

Written by: Suzanna February 01 2012 It’s official, folks, we have a rollover. Actually, we have a bajillion. Now that Jacob has learned how to go from his back to his tummy (and back again!), it has replaced drooling and … Continue reading

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Skip Hop Fun Farmyard Activity Gym

Written by: Brooke January 31 2012 The Skip Hop Fun Farmyard Activity Gym is such a sweet and cozy spot for our baby to play. There are plenty of hanging toys and even a variety of squeaky sounds built into … Continue reading

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Valco Baby Tri Mode EX

Written by: Amanda January 31 2012 I eagerly anticipated the chance to try out the Valco Baby's Tri Mode EX. So much so, in fact, that when it arrived while my hubby was at work, I decided tackled assembly on … Continue reading

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