Monthly Archives: May 2012

Celebrating a milestone

Written by: Hillary Grigonis May 30 2012 Three years ago from yesterday, I married my high school sweetheart. I remember thinking at the time how I couldn't have been happier, but I didn't anticipate how cool it would be to … Continue reading

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Let it soak in: The benefits of cloth diapering

Go green(er), save money and make new friends! Cloth diapering has its advantages. These benefits might convince you converting to fluff (that’s an “insider” term) is a smart move. Benefits • Cost Savings: Generally you can save around $2000 from … Continue reading

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Now Boarding: Board books that go beyond the ABCs

Who doesn’t love curling up with a good book? Babies are no different. The next time you cuddle with your little cuties, open a book that makes them laugh, learn, wonder and dream. These five board books, reviewed by Jessica … Continue reading

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Safety 1st Hi Def Digital Monitor

As a new mother, I am plagued with the ever-important question, “Is my baby OK?” So, as far as I am concerned, if a baby monitor can answer this question, then it is already on its way to winning over … Continue reading

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My five days as a single parent

Written by: Christopher Spicer May 29 2012 I’ve not been designed for the single life. I fail at many of the key elements for a successful single person, such as resorting to microwave popcorn over an actual cooked meal, whimpering … Continue reading

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Flying solo

Written by: Suzanna Palmer May 29 2012 When I was a brand-new mom, I didn’t feel the slightest bit nervous about bringing Jacob home from the hospital. I had heard a lot of new moms talk about being apprehensive about … Continue reading

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Gimme that contraction action

Here are a few non-medical methods for getting labor going. [Note: Always consult your health care provider before attempting any labor-inducing practice.] Sex. Orgasm makes the body release prostaglandin and oxytocin, both hormones that cause your uterus to contract. (Semen … Continue reading

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Ask the moms: What surprised you most about becoming a mom?

Meet our mom panel: Lacey Major is the mom of two awesome kids, Riley (age 13) and Brice (age 7). She is the editor-in-chief of Pregnancy & Newborn. Checkout the Editor’s Letter in our magazine each month for more good-to-know … Continue reading

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The cutest prints ever

Let me tell you a little secret: I don’t like animals. I know! It’s terrible isn’t it? I mean, they’re so fluffy and furry and cute and … just not my thing. (My lack of fondness for them is especially … Continue reading

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Child care checklist

Knowing what to look for in an infant care setting can help you find an arrangement that suits your baby and is a good first step toward putting your anxieties to rest. Start early and investigate at least a few … Continue reading

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First flutters

Written by: Hillary Grigonis May 28 2012 Well, I finally had that moment I've been waiting for ever since I saw those two lines on the pregnancy test. That moment when you move from knowing the baby is okay because … Continue reading

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Sleep easy

Written by: Suzanna Palmer May 28 2012 When you’re about to be the mama of a new baby bundle, you hear a lot about how long, sleepless nights are just around the corner. “Better rest up now while you can” … Continue reading

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Beyond worth it: The birth of Amelie

Written by: Josie May 27 2012 I really wanted to have a natural home birth. I just thought it would be the nicest way to give birth and my midwives were really supportive. To say I didn't get my home … Continue reading

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Babyhome Eat

My daughter is very particular when it comes to mealtime. She likes to have a toy on her highchair tray, a bib that isn’t too big and bulky, and she definitely prefers the taste of apples or bananas to peas. … Continue reading

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Blue skies

“Blue skies shining on me. Nothing but blue skies do I see.” A big shout-out to Ms. Ella Fitzgerald for the inspiration behind this soft and simple nursery. Wouldn’t “Blue Skies” make a perfect bedtime lullaby to coax your wee … Continue reading

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AwesomeMobiles

Looking for a cool something to hang over baby’s crib (or changing table)? We bet you’ll get a lot of mileage out of these awesome mobiles. AwesomeMobiles by pnmag on polyvore.com a / b / c / d / e … Continue reading

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Like father, like son

Written by: Christopher Spicer May 24 2012 Everett is a cute, smart and energetic baby, but despite those things, we still have a lot in common. Here are a few things that make my son a lot like me. Looks: … Continue reading

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Ready for a duet?

Just because you’re going to be a single mom doesn’t mean you’ve had your last orgasm with another live human participant, assures Rachel Sarah, author of Single Mom Seeking: Playdates, Blind Dates, and Other Dispatches from the Dating World. Eventually, … Continue reading

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Dandelions

Written by: Hillary Grigonis May 23 2012 Will someone please come get the dandelions out of my bathroom? During dinner with my family, I was trying to describe the spiders that had been invading my bathroom shower: “They look sort … Continue reading

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Don’t feel the burn

Board-certified dermatologist Naila Malik, MD, offers professional tips to reduce the severity of sunburns and facilitate healing post-sun worship. Keep it cool. Rinse the affected skin with water, apply compresses, and use products with cooling effects such as aloe and … Continue reading

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Dyson Ball DC39

I had read about the Dyson Ball technology, with better suction and its turn on a dime canister. It was with great excitement that I opened the large box that was delivered to my door by the Fed Ex man. … Continue reading

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POPE up the volume

Tune into the world of Rosie Pope Maternity. Rosie Pope is pregnant and she drinks martinis. This is the humorous juxtaposition that makes the maternity aficionado throw back her blonde tresses and chuckle. Pope is joking. She is indeed expecting … Continue reading

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Are vaccinations safe?

The CDC, AAP and most pediatricians agree that vaccinations are a safe and important part of childhood wellness. A link between autism and vaccinations has never been proven, and while research is always ongoing, most experts concur that the benefit … Continue reading

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Some things must remain the same

Written by: Christopher Spicer May 22 2012 A lot changes when you become a parent. I look back now, and wonder how I ever thought life was busy before Everett. Everett does a great job of eating up the time, … Continue reading

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Must love dogs

Written by: Suzanna Palmer May 22 2012 Ever since I was a little girl, I have had a “thing” for all things four-legged and furry. When I was in first grade, we were assigned the task of memorizing a poem. … Continue reading

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The new milk & cookies

For new moms who have struggled with the ups and downs of breastfeeding, lactation cookies can be an easy remedy to empty tank syndrome. These cookies are an all-natural cure for a low milk supply AND they have added nutrients … Continue reading

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Ask the moms: Keeping your relationship strong

Meet our mom panel: Lacey Major is the mom of two awesome kids, Riley (age 13) and Brice (age 7). She is the editor-in-chief of Pregnancy & Newborn. Checkout the Editor’s Letter in our magazine each month for more good-to-know … Continue reading

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Sweet dreams

Each month, members of Pregnancy & Newborn’s editorial team pick out some of their favorite products to feature in print. Here are some of our favorite sleepytime selections. Sweet dreams by pnmag on polyvore.com a. Safe and stylish wear for … Continue reading

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Lupus Awareness Month

Did you know that pregnancy is no longer considered an impossibility for women with lupus? May is Lupus Awareness Month. A recent study confirmed that pregnancy is safe for most women with stable lupus. Advances in technology and better understanding … Continue reading

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Britax Child Bike Seat

Anyone else intimidated by the idea of adding a 6-foot trailer to your bike to transport your child? I certainly was. And still am. The idea of keeping my tot within arms’ reach and not adding length onto my bike … Continue reading

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Hello hydration

Trickle-down distribution With all the demands your body is issuing, it’s no wonder you need to down water like it’s going out of style! As it turns out … Blood volume doubles by seven months of pregnancy. Amniotic fluid is … Continue reading

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Sneak preview

Written by: Hillary Grigonis May 20 2012 The only thing that could have made last Thursday's ultrasound better would have been a big tub of popcorn and tall glass of (de-caf) Pepsi (and maybe a little less sticky belly jelly … Continue reading

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Oh what joy: The birth of Jackson

Written by: Rachel May 20 2012 When we decided it was time to add a munchkin to our family, after over 3 years of marriage, we were unsure of the length of time it would take us to get pregnant—heard … Continue reading

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Laugh it up

Written by: Suzanna Palmer May 20 2012 Before Jacob was born and I became wise in the ways of infants, I thought that all babies had only three basic functions: to eat, sleep and poop. But, it turns out, that … Continue reading

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Go, baby, go!

Your days of packing light and taking off without a second thought are over now that you have a baby in tow. Traveling with your little one definitely takes more preparation, but the payoffs are great adventures and wonderful memories … Continue reading

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Poster child

Affordable wall art is widely available—which means there’s no excuse for bare nursery walls, mamas! I’m particularly fond of wordy posters. They’re the perfect source of wisdom, encouragement and often humor. What do you think of the picks below? Can … Continue reading

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Everett and his furry friends

Written by: Christopher Spicer May 17 2012 A few months ago, I talked about the importance of finding time to still love my pets even though Everett is now taking up a huge amount of my day (and I still … Continue reading

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Foray into Fatherhood

Becoming a parent thrusts you into an unfamiliar, joyous and terrifying role. Here’s the story of my wife’s pregnancy, my son’s birthday, and everything I’ve learned along the way. Getting the word out “These people have no idea,” my wife … Continue reading

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Make a splash

Take advantage of swimming’s low-impact exercise benefits by practicing these water workout moves for moms-to-be. Breast stroke kicks. Grab a kickboard or a noodle and propel yourself across the pool by kicking outward like a frog. Breast stroke kicks engage … Continue reading

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Butterflies, gas or baby?

Written by: Hillary Grigonis May 16 2012 Even since I found out I was expecting, I've been impatient for that first time when I can actually feel the baby move. Initially, I was imagining this big moment with a huge … Continue reading

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Amy Michelle Zebra bag

I know many a mom who is a fan of the “bags for baby should look like they’re for baby” camp. They opt for bags with animal prints or appliqués, and while that’s the right choice for some, I’m definitely … Continue reading

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Belly flop

Get ready to get down, mamas—it’s tummy time! Although doctors maintain back-sleeping is safest for baby, experts recommend infants spend time on their stomachs daily to strengthen back and neck muscles needed for early motor development. 3 tips to make … Continue reading

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Things that thrill me now that I'm a parent

Written by: Christopher Spicer May 15 2012 The other day I remarked to a friend now that I am a dad I celebrate over things that I would have considered pretty unspectacular a year ago. Now, I’m ready to declare … Continue reading

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Bed buddy

Written by: Suzanna Palmer May 15 2012 If you had been within a block of my house this morning, you probably would have heard me shouting out the Hallelujah Chorus. It’s been seven months, six days, 12 hours and 15 … Continue reading

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Constructive play

In our May issue, we rounded up a few construction-related finds to help you develop an entertaining environment that’s founded on fun. Have a look! Constructive play by pnmag on polyvore.com 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 … Continue reading

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Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Listen up, moms-to-be. Mother’s Day just passed but there’s something else going on in May—Preeclampsia Awareness Month! In 36 cities, all over the U.S., women are participating in The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia to raise awareness and funding for not … Continue reading

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Ask the moms: Must-have baby gear

Meet our mom panel: Lacey Major is the mom of two awesome kids, Riley (age 13) and Brice (age 7). She is the editor-in-chief of Pregnancy & Newborn. Checkout the Editor’s Letter in our magazine each month for more good-to-know … Continue reading

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More of Me Maternity Design

Here at P&N we see many a maternity style pass our desks. Since being in the market for a pregnancy wardrobe myself, I’ve had a more critical eye when it comes to what I would spend my money on and … Continue reading

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Good on paper

Special occasion stationery may seem old fashioned, but we think it has its place. Not that there’s anything wrong with a Facebook status update…it’s just that some updates (like the arrival of your newborn!) are worthy of a bit more … Continue reading

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Pink or blue?

Written by: Hillary Grigonis May 13 2012 In just a few days from now, everything is going to change (okay, maybe I'm exaggerating and should save that statement for October when everything really will change). But a lot will change, … Continue reading

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