Monthly Archives: March 2012

Let’s hear it for the boys

Recognize that rug? We used the same one in a different palette for last week’s neutral nursery inspiration. I really liked it in both fashions though, so today, we’ll be using the more colorful of the two for a handsome … Continue reading

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The link between weaning and depression

Many women—estimated by experts to be anywhere from 10 to 21 percent of mothers in the U.S.—suffer from postpartum depression. Researchers, health professionals, and the media in recent years have been giving more attention to the depression so many women … Continue reading

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Yours, mine, ours

Written by: Rachel March 08 2012 When Rosie was born, we were living in a much smaller house than the one we live in today, so when it came to doubling up the kids in one room there wasn't really … Continue reading

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kiinde kozii

I had the pleasure of meeting one of the creators of the kiinde kozii last year, and was impressed with his product even before I had the chance to try it out myself. Both he and his business partner are … Continue reading

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Win It: Evenflo Journey 200 Travel System

Written by: P&N March 07 2012 Inspired by the colorful marks that often end up on the walls of a family home, Evenflo created a new fashion for its latest travel system. Crayon Scribbles is a vibrant and whimsical design … Continue reading

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Just in case you needed another reason why working at home is awesome

Written by: Christopher March 07 2012 I love being self-employed and being able to work at home. I am sure I never really needed to write an entire column to convince you it is a sweet deal if you can … Continue reading

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Reaching out

Written by: Suzanna March 07 2012 Being a mom, I think that just about everything my little guy does is adorable, but there are a few things that Jacob does that warm my heart quicker than anything else in the … Continue reading

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Spring for chevron

Have you hopped on the chevron bandwagon? We’re all aboard here at the P&N offices. The cheerful zigzags are practically impossible to pass up, especially considering they work on anything and anyone. Moms-to-be can rock ’em. Babies can rock ’em. … Continue reading

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What you should know about newborn screening

Jill Levy-Fisch, President of the Save Babies Through Screening Foundation joins us today to share her knowledge about screening for newborns and the important information all parents should know about getting their babies tested. As the leader of the only … Continue reading

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Wink Shapewear Nurse N Blast tank top

Written by: Suzanna March 05 2012 Since giving birth to my little guy four months ago, I’ve done my best to get my body back into its prepregnancy shape. After months of nursing, exercise and a healthy—okay, mostly healthy—diet, the … Continue reading

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To grandmother’s house you go

Visiting relatives is trickier once an infant joins your traveling party. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (aap.org) for getting around safely with a baby: By airplane During descent, encourage your baby to nurse or suck … Continue reading

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Third time's the cloth

Written by: Rachel March 05 2012 I'm going to step outside my normal pensive, nostalgic and sometimes ridiculous posts to make a confession: neither of my children ever wore cloth diapers. Iknow this is not as shocking a revelation as, … Continue reading

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Overwhelming love: The birth of Kian

Written by: Leah March 05 2012 It was just a year ago that I discovered I was pregnant for the third time. I was a proud mama of two young boys, then 4 and 2. But this pregnancy was different. … Continue reading

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To bumper or not to bumper

Written by: Suzanna March 05 2012 When you have a baby, there are lots of major decisions that you make about the long-term well-being of your child—to immunize or not, to breastfeed or not, to put that picture showing your … Continue reading

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Prenatal surprise party

Imagine it’s your birthday. You walk into a dark room and get the shock of your life when you flip on the lights to find a room full of people standing there ready to celebrate. The scenario isn’t unlike pregnancy, … Continue reading

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Shift into neutral

I have a couple expectant friends and family members who decided to wait until their new additions were born to find out whether a baby boy or baby girl would be joining their clans. Such restraint! I’m in awe of … Continue reading

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February Photo of the Month—the winner!

Written by: P&N March 02 2012 Another month has come and gone, and the baby-adorableness just keeps rolling in!Here's this month's crop of cuties. Congratulations to Nicole B. of Clive, IA and her peek-a-boo sweetie, who will be receiving a … Continue reading

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“Why are you so sad?”: Exploring the reasons Everett cries

Written by: Christopher March 02 2012 I’ve bragged in the column how my son is easygoing. This doesn’t mean he never cries. He can let out pterodactyl-like screams that would scare away bears. When Everett does cry, he does an … Continue reading

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March freebies

Written by: P&N March 01 2012 Here at P&N, it's no secret that we love to shower our readers with fabulous freebies. And during the month of March, we'll be doing just that. In addition to our weekly giveaways posted … Continue reading

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Movin' on up (to the Big Sis side)

Written by: Rachel March 01 2012 For some reason, be it for better or for worse of me, Ihave a much harder time imagining Rosie as a big sibling than I did Noah-before-Rosie. Maybe it's because Noah was born an … Continue reading

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Bright Starts Pretty in Pink Bounce-a-Bout

The Bright Starts Pretty in Pink Bounce-A-Bout was a great addition to our home and has provided many hours of entertainment for our daughter! Not only is it visibly attractive, it also offers a lot of attachments that make noise, … Continue reading

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