Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tips for a successful start to nursing

Written by: P&N November 14 2012 The first six weeks postpartum are a crucial time for breastfeeding, says lactation consultant Ann-Marie Christian. Knowing what to expect lays the foundation for a successful experience. The most common concern breastfeeding moms have, … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

Written by: Z. Briggs November 14 2012 One of the things that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is how I’m going to balance being a mother, with being a professional working woman, with being an artist. I know … Continue reading

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Win It: Babyganics skin, diaper, bath and cleaning package

Written by: P&N November 13 2012 If you've ever had a baby, or known someone with a baby, or seen a baby, you know two things:1. babies make a royal mess, both in their surroundings and on themselves. And 2. … Continue reading

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The second time around

Written by: Lesley Graham November 13 2012 This pregnancy feels like it has flown by yet it feels like the last few weeks have been years long. I know I’ll look back and remember it all as a blur, just … Continue reading

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Best places to be

Written by: Christopher Spicer November 13 2012 Hi readers, this is Everett here. My dad is swamped with work this week. Since that means he isn’t playing with me, I’m going to take over his column for today. I realize … Continue reading

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Don’t bug me

There’s nothing worse than a sick baby, and parents everywhere should be informed of the dangers of airborne viruses. Two of the most common culprits are influenza (flu) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Though both are well known to (and … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Prematurity Day

Written by: Anna Howard November 12 2012 For most moms, going into labor signifies new beginnings. It’s one of the happiest times for parents and can bring an immense amount of joy to a family. However, for nearly 15 million … Continue reading

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Chew on this

Written by: Lacey November 12 2012 Oh, the trials of teething. Those are some dark days, my friends. While some teeth seem to make a surprise appearance overnight, others are a long time coming—and a pretty miserable time coming for … Continue reading

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Prince Lionheart washPOD

Written by: Elizabeth November 12 2012 “Look at our new baby bathtub!” “It’s a bucket?” “It’s a bathtub that simulates the feeling the baby has inside the womb.” “So, it’s a fancy bucket.” That was the conversation my husband and … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Breaking the news

When should I break the news to my employer that I’m expecting? I advise my clients to notify their employer of their pregnancy as soon as they enter the second trimester or whenever they begin noticeably showing. This enables the … Continue reading

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Learning the ropes

For months—and then weeks, and then days—on end, I looked eagerly at my due date, circled in bold ink on the kitchen calendar. Especially as that date drew nearer, it began to seem like the X on a treasure map, … Continue reading

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Bridal belly bliss

Written by: Lane Cotton Winn November 11 2012 As a first time momma-to-be, I'm trying to experience the plethora of pregnant possibilities, and this week, I had the pleasure of standing in one of my best friend's wedding. Never in … Continue reading

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She's here: The birth of Lorelei

Written by: Jamie November 11 2012 The week leading up to my birth story was amazing, surreal and quite unexpected. It all began when I went in for what should have been a 10 minute quick check in for my … Continue reading

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Do it for the kids

Written by: Suzanna Palmer November 11 2012 Whenever The Powers That Be made up the rules of civil discourse, they determined that three topics should never be discussed in polite conversation: religion, politics, and money. But, we all know that … Continue reading

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Project You: Postpartum beauty solutions

Written by: Erin Shea Long November 08 2012 Beautiful new baby? Check. Postpartum body renovation? In progress. Try these solutions to issues commonly provoked by pregnancy and hormonal changes. Project You by pnmag 1. Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology firms … Continue reading

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Help less

Written by: Josh Conley November 08 2012 My wife and I recently had a discussion about what the most important things are you can instill in your kids. She said she wanted them to feel safe and loved. Okay, yes, … Continue reading

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Snug as a bug

Written by: Lauren November 08 2012 Cold weather essentials to keep even the tiniest tots warm, as featured in our November issue. Snug as a bug by pnmag Flower child: hat / mittens / vest / boots City slicker: hat … Continue reading

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Dietary roadblocks

Remembering which foods are forbidden and which ones to force down is enough to make any expectant mama’s head spin. But what if your food restrictions go beyond the usual pregnancy blacklist? For moms-to-be with special dietary needs and preferences, … Continue reading

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Mom instincts

Written by: Z. Briggs November 07 2012 Throughout the day on Sunday the news on the radio kept getting more and more grim. Hurricane Sandy was on the horizon and it seemed that suddenly folks were in a panic. It … Continue reading

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Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Bouncer

Written by: Rachel November 06 2012 Before I knew a single thing about the Fisher-Price My Little Snugabunny Bouncer—even its name—I wanted it for my baby. I mean, it looks so soft and so comfy, and the ears that make … Continue reading

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Win It: Overnight diapers from Huggies

Written by: P&N November 06 2012 Raise your hand if you've ever changed your baby out of wet pjs first thing in the morning (or worse, the middle of the night). Our prediction?There are a lot of hands in the … Continue reading

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Last days (or weeks)

Written by: Lesley Graham November 06 2012 I can’t believe I am a week away from my due date. I’ve thought about this day every day since we found out we were expecting this past February. It’s been almost a … Continue reading

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The reward for dragging our baby everywhere

Written by: Christopher Spicer November 06 2012 We were recently having dinner at a restaurant with some friends, and near the end of the meal an older couple came over to remark how well behaved Everett was the entire evening. … Continue reading

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The aftermath

The baby’s here, and your pregnancy complaints are over—but the post-delivery aftershocks are only just beginning… [Note:] These are typical effects of a vaginal birth. If you experienced complications during or following delivery, you may face additional challenges. Cramping my … Continue reading

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Diagnosis GD: It’s National Diabetes Month

Written by: Anna Howard November 05 2012 When you’re expecting a baby there can be a slew of questions running through your mind, the most important being “how can I keep this baby healthy?” For most, staying healthy during pregnancy … Continue reading

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There's a mouse in my house

Written by: Lacey November 05 2012 Have you ever noticed how unattractive creatures are turned into precious little animals when they're slapped on something kid-friendly? Take mice, for instance. In real life, I don't think many people are fans of … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Wireless device radiation

What can I do to limit my exposure to wireless device radiation during pregnancy? There are five easy, inexpensive steps you can take to reduce your exposure to wireless radiation: 1. Put your electronic device in a case that reduces … Continue reading

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Amy Michelle Magnolia

I like to consider myself a diaper bag connoisseur. (OK, maybe I’m more of a diaper bag hoarder!) But whichever way you put it, I know diaper bags and they know me. That’s why when a close girlfriend of mine … Continue reading

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Motorola Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor

Written by: Karen November 04 2012 With our first two kids, we owned an audio only monitor, and wondered if the need for video was really necessary. Sure, it would have been nice, but it seemed extravagant and something we … Continue reading

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Lift your booty

Erica Ziel, certified personal trainer, pilates instructor, nutritionist, founder of Core Athletica Inc., creator of Knocked Up Fitness, and mom of three (whew!), shares can-do exercises to help you stay fit during pregnancy and beyond. __________________________________________________ Exercising and keeping your … Continue reading

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Be well: Coping with a cold

Written by: P&N November 04 2012 Find yourself sniffling more now that you're toting a bump? Try these tips for avoiding and curing colds during pregnancy. Prevent it It's better to dodge a cold than have to suffer from one. … Continue reading

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Bun in the oven

Written by: Lane Cotton Winn November 04 2012 Are you familiar with the Halloween phenomenon called Trunk-or-Treat? This is an alternative or additional option during the Halloween season for kids to enjoy getting dressed up in their costumes and hitting … Continue reading

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Redefining love: The birth of Madden

Written by: Bethany November 04 2012 At 36 weeks pregnant, I was informed that the doctor I was seeing was being let go from the practice. No fault of his own, his contract came up and the practice decided not … Continue reading

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There's a first time for everything

Written by: Suzanna Palmer November 04 2012 For the first time in all of my 26 years, I officially “celebrated” Halloween last week. Hard to believe, I know. But, it's true. Growing up, we were “that” family. The ones with … Continue reading

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Pouf! Magical places to rest your feet

Written by: Lauren November 01 2012 If you have a wee one around, I'm betting you spend a good bit of your day in the rocker feeding your hungry munchkin. (Am I right?) As long as you're seated, go ahead … Continue reading

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Get to know: The creator of Beco

Written by: P&N November 01 2012 We're big fans of Beco carriers here at P&N, so when we had the chance to catch up with the ever-busy creator, Gabby Caperon, and learn more about the woman behind the brand, we … Continue reading

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Super pooper

Written by: Josh Conley November 01 2012 Every parent has a poop story, some of us several of them. My wife’s involves Bub projectiling on her from a good four feet away at the hospital. Impressive, my boy. Most impressive. … Continue reading

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Snacking to snooze

There’s no getting around the fact that pregnancy is exhausting, and unfortunately, there’s no rest for the weary. Just when increased demands on your body have you craving hours of uninterrupted slumber, biology plays a cruel trick by making sleep … Continue reading

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All in the family

Becoming a mom is a life-changing event, but adding an additional child to the family can be even more stressful. Why? Because you’re not only changing your own life—you’re also changing the life of the little person you already have … Continue reading

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Lutein-laden meals you'll love

Written by: P&N October 31 2012 Move over DHA, there’s a new kid in town. Lutein is a carotenoid found naturally in the brain and eyes of everyone from infants to the elderly. “It’s like sunscreen for the eyes,” says … Continue reading

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Falling back with baby

Written by: P&N October 31 2012 Just when you've mastered the bedtime routine, daylight savings time rears its schedule-squashing head. Take back control with handy tips from Kim West, a LCSW and author known among parents as “The Sleep Lady.” … Continue reading

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Just past the halfway mark!

Written by: Z. Briggs October 31 2012 As I sit and write this I am officially 21 weeks pregnant. It’s a funny thing. Many folks talk about how the time goes by so quickly. But in a sense, I almost … Continue reading

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