Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ask the experts: Legal rights

Today’s expert is Lauren Wallenstein, owner of Milk Your Benefits. She’s a Human Resources consultant and mother who does private consultations by phone with expectant parents in California and works with companies that need guidance in leave of absence administration. … Continue reading

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A leg up on RLS

Written by: P&N June 10 2012 Are annoying twinges and serious spasms cramping your expectant style? Follow these simple steps to relax your gams and reduce prenatal pains. Stretch it out. Leg cramps often intensify at night. Before bed, stand … Continue reading

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A home to grow in

Written by: Hillary Grigonis June 10 2012 I lived in the same house from the time I was born until I was 20 years old. Which is why, when my husband and I closed on our first home last week, … Continue reading

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Victory over the unknown: The birth of Victoria

Written by: Pamela June 10 2012 At 37 weeks pregnant, I knew I’d have to have a C-section. Victoria was measuring nearly 8 pounds and was still breech. While this alleviated much of my pushing/episiotomy/head-stuck-in-crotch anxiety, the thought of a … Continue reading

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Zoo baby

Written by: Suzanna Palmer June 10 2012 Ever since seeing “We Bought a Zoo” a few weeks back, I’ve had a hankering to visit some of our furry and feathered counterparts. While we were driving home from (yet another) vacation … Continue reading

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A taste of the rainbow

Written by: Lacey June 07 2012 Encourage your munchkin to get hue happy with this multicolored abode featured in our June issue. A taste of the rainbow by pnmag on polyvore.com garland / night-light / temporary wallpaper / dresser / … Continue reading

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Dreamy, creamy colors

Written by: P&N June 07 2012 Swimsuits aren’t the only summer fashion must-have—there are lots of reasons to get dressed up too! Make summer cool again with these sophisticated, ice cream inspired pieces for baby’s wardrobe. Dreamy, creamy colors by … Continue reading

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The things I miss

Written by: Christopher Spicer June 07 2012 I love my son. For the most part, I’ve really enjoyed being a parent. It has been several times easier than I ever imagined it would be. My life has definitely got a … Continue reading

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Baby aerobics—a little late in the game

Written by: Hillary Grigonis June 06 2012 Ok, I'll admit it—at 21 weeks pregnant I finally got out the prenatal exercise program I bought months ago. I brushed off the layer of dust. And opened it. And actually popped the … Continue reading

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Graco Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat

We were very excited about the opportunity to try Graco’s Nautilus 3-in-1 Car Seat. When my 20-month-old son got into it, he exclaimed, “New seat! New seat!” I don’t know if he was excited about the colors (we tested the … Continue reading

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Win It: Evenflo Symphony All-in-One Car Seat

Written by: P&N June 05 2012 When it comes to car seats, parents think of safety first. The Evenflo Symphony All-in-One Car Seat combines safety with function and style. It may be the only car seat you will ever need! … Continue reading

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Moving to bigger places (for sleeping)

Written by: Christopher Spicer June 05 2012 After five months, we decided it was time for Everett to move out. We love him very much, but there is just a time when your child needs to face the world alone. … Continue reading

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Time marches on

Written by: Suzanna Palmer June 05 2012 Confession: This week I have been an emotional wreck. Maybe it’s because Jacob got his first top tooth, or because we finally moved him out of our room and into his nursery—so much … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Child care

To kick-off our maternity leave month, we asked Genie Borrego, an expert in child and adolescent development with over 10 years of experience in Early Childhood Education to answer the important questions about finding the right child care for your … Continue reading

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A celebration of National Fruit and Vegetables Month

Written by: P&N June 04 2012 The USDA recommends that you eat two servings of fruit and three vegetable servings a day, yet most Americans aren’t getting close. A 2007 report from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys found … Continue reading

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Beach babes

Written by: Lauren June 04 2012 June is here at last, which means it's officially swim season. Yippee! Whether you'll be strolling sandy beaches or dipping your toes into the baby pool in the backyard, you and your wee one … Continue reading

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May Photo of the Month—the winner!

Written by: P&N June 04 2012 We're kicking off some summer fun with our Photo of the Month babies. You sent in plenty of pics and we enjoyed every little, sweet face. The cuteness never ends! Press play to check … Continue reading

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Evenflo Active Carrier

When my partner and I first pulled the Evenflo Active Carrier out of the box, we were happy to find that the fabric is very soft and flexible and the polka dot design is cute and works fine for baby … Continue reading

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Cute and distorted

Written by: Hillary Grigonis June 03 2012 When I see pregnant women at the grocery store, I used to think how cute such a big belly is. Now, I still think that, but it's not the first thought that enters … Continue reading

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So perfect and sweet: The birth of Little H

Written by: Whitney June 03 2012 I woke up on Thursday morning around six thirty with light contractions, like I had been having for several days. I was hungry so I made myself a bowl of Frosted Shredded Wheat and … Continue reading

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All business, baby

Written by: Suzanna Palmer June 03 2012 By the time a baby is nearly eight months old, they have all sorts of accomplishments under their elastic waistbands. They can suck on their toes, drool on command and look adorable while … Continue reading

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Baby Mozart

Written by: P&N May 31 2012 Every baby loves to explore new sights, but don’t forget to expose your little one to the world of new sounds. These interactive, music-making toys may spark a little musical genius. But even if … Continue reading

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Evenflo SimplyGo Single Electric Breast Pump

Written by: Margaret May 31 2012 If you’re like me, the first thing that comes to mind when you think about pumping is boredeom! Here you are, a new mom, becoming an expert in multitasking, learning how to survive on … Continue reading

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My son is the greatest cure to sadness

Written by: Christopher Spicer May 31 2012 As you know, I looked after Everett on my own for five days a few weeks back. I had a few concerns going in, but one of my biggest fears was my emotional … Continue reading

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