Monthly Archives: August 2012

Thirteen beautiful weeks: The birth and life of Jaylan

Written by: Tyisha August 12 2012 Several weeks before I delivered my third child, we were told that she had trisomy 13—a chromosome disorder—and that she possibly wouldn't be coming home from the hospital with us. It was definitely a … Continue reading

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Just say no

Written by: Suzanna Palmer August 12 2012 Take a look at the picture below: No, we don’t own a toilet-paper loving dog. Nor do we own a toilet-paper loving cat. We do, however, own a toilet-paper loving child. Most days, … Continue reading

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July Photo of the Month Winner!

Written by: P&N August 12 2012 These sweet faces are sure to put a smile on yours! July's photos had sleepy babies, bumptastic moms and everything cute under the summer sun. Press play to check out the adorable action: Video … Continue reading

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An apple a day

Written by: P&N August 10 2012 We all know the rhyme, but here’s the real reason these tasty fruits are so good for you. Nutritional jackpot The average apple totals just 90 calories and boasts vitamins A, C and B6, … Continue reading

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Just peachy

Written by: Lacey August 09 2012 I'm a Georgia girl, so I have a special place in my heart for peaches. My dessert of choice is almost always peach cobbler or pie, and my son and I eat the fruit … Continue reading

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Open for business: Leslie Newton talks timi & leslie

Written by: Leslie Newton August 09 2012 Mom and entrepreneur, Leslie Newton of timi & leslie, is back to tell us how she started her successful business! Many fellow moms like to pick my brain and ask me about how … Continue reading

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Coming to term

Written by: Josh Conley August 09 2012 Today is a good day. Neither my wife nor I slept well last night (usually one of us does), and we woke up crabby and contentious. Almost as if he Jedi-intuited this, Bub … Continue reading

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Pump it up

Written by: P&N August 08 2012 It’s never too early to begin pumping and stockpiling a stash of liquid gold in the freezer. You’ll be glad to have the process perfected when the time comes to head back to work … Continue reading

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The great weight debate

Written by: Lesley Graham August 08 2012 I know I mentioned last week that I gained a ton of weight during my first pregnancy. Combine the misery that comes with that extra load + how long it took me to … Continue reading

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KidCo Metro Gateway G170

Written by: Tracy August 07 2012 Having a little bambino changes your whole entire life and it definitely shakes up your lifestyle. My little man has reached the 7-month mark (They grow up so fast don’t they?), which means we … Continue reading

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Win It: Winnie the Pooh Bouncer

Written by: P&N August 07 2012 There's something about Winnie the Pooh that just feels classic and timeless, and that's especially true when it comes to Pooh-adorned baby gear. This adorable Disney Baby Winnie the Pooh and Friends Bouncer features … Continue reading

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Tackling the terrible toilet

Written by: Christopher Spicer August 07 2012 My “things I never thought before being a parent that I’d get so excited that I’d order a parade” list has grown yet again. My 7-month-old son did his important business while my … Continue reading

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Dressed down

Written by: Suzanna Palmer August 07 2012 Although I’m not usually one to brag on my little boy (ha!), I just have to share: This month, Jacob’s sweet self was dubbed “Most Likely to Succeed” by our very own Pregnancy … Continue reading

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Pint-sized packs

Written by: Lauren August 06 2012 It's the season of back to school! I'll admit to being a big fan of this time of year. New notebooks, sharpened pencils, saturated markers … few things make me happier. Although it's hard … Continue reading

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National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Written by: Jessica Hennenfent August 06 2012 Ladies, it’s time to bear all. As we come to the close of World Breastfeeding Week, a whole month of awareness is in full swing! In 2011, the US Surgeon General released a … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Pumping

Happy breastfeeding month! To kick it off, we’ve asked Pamela K. Murphy, PhD, APRN-BC, CNM, IBCLC, Clinical Development Manager for Ameda Breastfeeding Products and working mom to three breastfed children to answer a few important questions about pumping. It’s a … Continue reading

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Third trimester welcoming party

Written by: Hillary Grigonis August 05 2012 There was a welcoming party waiting for me at the third trimester check point—Exhaustion wearing a rather large party hat, Sleeplessness toting a kazoo, Back Pain waving glittery pom poms, Hot Flashes carrying … Continue reading

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He made our family complete: The birth of Tucker

Written by: Erin August 05 2012 When I first got the news that I was expecting my second child, I was surprised, to say the least. My husband and I were both uncertain of whether or not we wanted to … Continue reading

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A home for baby

Written by: Suzanna Palmer August 05 2012 Today is an exciting day for me. Nearly ten months after bringing our bouncing baby boy home from the hospital and nine months after moving into our new home, Jacob’s nursery is finally … Continue reading

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Pink lady

Written by: Lauren August 02 2012 Featured in our August issue, this mod nursery gives a nod to midcentury design. Pink lady by pnmag on polyvore.com a / b / c / d / e / f / g / … Continue reading

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Disability: What you don’t know CAN hurt you

The average mother rushes through the day, juggling children, work or school while focused on the busy day ahead. Few ever think that one day, suddenly, their life may be changed forever by a sudden, unexpected disability. Yet, the U.S. … Continue reading

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The law of the land

Written by: Josh Conley August 02 2012 You only technically become a parent once. You can have more kids, sure, but you are already and forever a parent. The second time is not new to you, it’s new to them. … Continue reading

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Break through

Written by: Lesley Graham August 01 2012 Today I had my 24-week doctor’s appointment. The day started out as normal: take an exorbitant amount of time to wake up, take my dog outside, dog refuses to take a dump, child … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Breastfeeding nutrition

To wrap-up nutrition month, we’ve asked Kimberly Altman, MS, RD, LDN, registered dietitian and educator at the Pritikin Longevity Center to talk with us about the best foods for breastfeeding. One of the wonderful things about the Pritikin Eating Plan … Continue reading

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Roll call

Don’t be surprised if your friends list—and we’re not talking about the one on Facebook—gets a little shaken up once baby begins a-brewin’. Having a baby is a life-changing event (to put it mildly), and it’s normal to sometimes drift … Continue reading

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Win it! Aimee Nursing Gown and Robe Set

Written by: P&N July 31 2012 Nursing moms say that conquering the latch is half the battle. The rest is all details—pesky details. One of which is finding nursing gear that's comfortable, functional and maybe even pretty. Aimee Nursing Gowns … Continue reading

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Daddy the comedian

Written by: Christopher Spicer July 31 2012 Everett has been “talking” and laughing for months now. But over the last few weeks, he has really started to become quite the chatterer and feels it is necessary to provide commentary to … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to the pantry…

Written by: Suzanna Palmer July 31 2012 *Disclaimer: if you just ate, are currently eating, or ever plan to want to eat again, close your Web browser now. You can thank me later. For the rest of you, don’t say … Continue reading

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Pink Lining Queensdale Tote

Written by: Alyson July 31 2012 I wouldn’t say I was one to travel light before I had my daughter, so I can't be surprised that our little lady carries so many things when she leaves the house. I guess … Continue reading

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