Monthly Archives: January 2013

Healthy mentality

If you find yourself consuming an extra side of anxiety with that tasty pickle-and-peanut-butter sandwich (did we say balanced diet?), take note: Pregnancy is a prime time to begin meditating. Habitual meditation can ward off any worry you may have … Continue reading

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The blame game

I’ll start this off with a confession: As I write this, I am suffering from a severe case of mom guilt. It involves an adorable little boy, a case of (according to him) incapacitating hiccups, and a running-late mommy without … Continue reading

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Editors’ choice: P&N’s latest pins

If you haven’t been following us on Pinterest, you’ve been missing out on the fun! Here are just a few of the fab finds that stole our hearts. P&N’s latest pins by pnmag

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Just call me Sniffles McCries-A-lot

Written by: Z. Briggs January 30 2013 These days I seem to be a big hot mess. Literally. BIG, HOT, MESS. I think that I appear as if I have it all together to those that see me daily at … Continue reading

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BRICA Fold'n Go Travel Bassinet

Written by: Laurann January 29 2013 My family loves to travel so when I found out I was expecting my first little man, I knew one of the things I was most concerned about was finding a travel bed that … Continue reading

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Win it: Labor wear from Baby Be Mine Maternity

Written by: P&N January 29 2013 The exact details of how your labor day is going to play out are impossible to predict. Take charge of one of the things you can control, and dress for success. Ditch the blah, … Continue reading

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A morning person

Written by: Christopher Spicer January 29 2013 It has been almost a month since Emily returned from maternity leave to her part time job. Since day cares have waiting lists that last longer than Everett has even been alive, I’ve … Continue reading

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Five words

Written by: Lesley Graham January 29 2013 As much as the three little words are a huge deal, there are five words that I venture to say would rival those to most moms … “You’re doing a great job.” I’ll … Continue reading

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Puj Flyte

Written by: Alyson January 29 2013 I remember how small my baby looked in her first tub. As a new mom, I was a little nervous about handling a slippery kid safely. I eventually got the hang of it, but … Continue reading

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Book it

Written by: Lacey January 28 2013 I've always been a pen-and-paper kind of gal. My son recently plopped next to me on the couch with his baby book—he's eight, so he is sadly a long way from those baby days—and … Continue reading

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Snuff the sniffles: Pregnancy cold care

It’s that time of year again: time for coughing, sniffling and generally feeling crummy. But what treatments are safe for pregnant women? We know you’ve all gotten your flu shots and taken your prenatal vitamins. But even the most cautious of … Continue reading

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A pretty good start to a life: The birth of Fitz

My due date was April 29, 2011. It was a Friday. That night, my husband Rusty and I went to dinner with a bunch of friends at Scalini’s, home of the well-known labor-inducing eggplant parmigiana. We thought it would be fun … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Timeline to conceive

My husband and I started our family later in life but we are still hoping to have several kids. We just welcomed our first-born three months ago—how long do we need to wait before we begin trying for baby number … Continue reading

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Ergobaby Urban Chic

I have been using the Ergobaby Urban Chic carrier for about a month and really enjoy carrying my 4 month old around in it. It is very easy to use. The manual has concise directions along with clear illustrations to … Continue reading

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All the single mommies

Just as pop stars take their own unique paths to stardom, moms-to-be often travel varied roads on their journey toward solo parenthood. For some, loudly ticking biological clocks lead to sperm donor catalogs and fertility clinics. For others, spur-of-the-moment one-night … Continue reading

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Jessica Alba: “We try to model and practice eco-friendly habits for the girls”

Honestly, she’s one of our favorite celebrity moms. From her chic sense of style, to her hands-on playdates at the park, to her eco-friendly business, we can’t get enough of Jessica Alba. After creating The Honest Company last year, the … Continue reading

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A record labor: The birth of Evert

Written by: Rebecca January 27 2013 My due date was November 28th but I woke up having contractions at 2:30 a.m. on November 30th. At my appointment with the midwife a few days earlier, I was told that the baby … Continue reading

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Grandma magic

Written by: Jennifer Davis January 27 2013 What are these grandmas doing that I’m not!? Consistently, Isaac gets up at least once a night for a feeding. Sometimes twice, and on rare occasion I have to go in there a … Continue reading

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Black and white retreet

Written by: Lauren January 24 2013 Newsflash: Gender neutral does not have to involve yellow or green. Branch out with a fresh take on boy-and-girl-friendly decor—a black and white retreet! Stumped over where to begin? Here are a few pieces … Continue reading

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Get to know: The Co-founder of Skip Hop

Meet Ellen Diamant. She’s co-founder of Skip Hop, a game-changer in the juvenile products industry that she and her husband Michael have grown into an internationally popular brand. If you aren’t familiar with the name, we’re almost positive you already … Continue reading

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Feet

Written by: Josh Conley January 24 2013 I was looking at HP’s feet today. So incredibly tiny. She has no idea what to do with them. How could she? She just discovered them last week, so holding them was priority … Continue reading

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The check-up rundown

For roughly nine months, you will plan your life around prenatal visits. Fifteen-plus trips to the OB’s office might sound kind of overwhelming, but you can exhale: You will not have your feet in stirrups every time. Here’s what to … Continue reading

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Oh baby, yes!

I’ve decided on my birth plan,” I told my best friend. I was seven months pregnant, and I’d just finished reading a collection of positive birth stories. While reading, I’d made up my mind. “I’m going to have an orgasmic … Continue reading

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Don't drink the bottle before it's cool: Hipster baby fashions

Written by: P&N January 23 2013 If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does a hipster buy the soundtrack? If you want your bambino to be the most unique one in the … Continue reading

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32 weeks and I’ve started to waddle

Written by: Z. Briggs January 23 2013 Today I got up from my desk chair at work and noticed that my normal stride has turned to a very clear waddle.This does not come as a huge surprise to me. Lately … Continue reading

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Win it: Prenatal vitamins from Brainstrong Prenatal

If you think that all prenatals are created equal, think again. Before you pop those all-important supplements, read the label and make sure you’re getting the one that’s best for you and your budding babe. Brainstrong Prenatal is a complete … Continue reading

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Fisher-Price Discover 'n Grow Jumperoo

Written by: Julie January 22 2013 Once my daughter began constantly stretching her legs and trying to “stand” in my lap, I knew she needed a place where she could push off and bounce around without my hands digging into … Continue reading

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The great food challenge

Written by: Christopher Spicer January 22 2013 Everett loves to eat. If he was able to communicate his top 5 favourite things, I’m pretty sure four of them would have to do with consuming something and the last would be … Continue reading

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Hey, Jealousy.

When we first brought Phoebe home from the hospital Matilda was just as enamored as we were. Longing glances, kisses galore, always wanting to hold her. Then, we flipped her world upside down, packed half of the things she asks … Continue reading

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Up in the air

Written by: Lacey January 21 2013 A few high-flying findings, as featured in our January issue. Up in the air by pnmag on Polyvore art print / sun toy / helicopter toy / plane toy / bird cushion / rainbows … Continue reading

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National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical cancer affects roughly 12,000 women in the United States each year. Here’s everything you need to know to lessen your risk. You’re probably already familiar with several different types of cancer and their main causes—too much sun exposure leading … Continue reading

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Pen your plan

Prebaby to-do lists can be mighty long. There are doctor visits to remember, prenatal vitamins to take, names to consider, gear to purchase, maternity leave to negotiate—oh, and one more tiny thing: There’s a birth plan to write. When I … Continue reading

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Valco Baby Zephyr

No one wants to be the parent fumbling with gear while your squirming baby’s voice gets louder and louder, calling even more attention to your inept handling of what you thought would be an easy set up. Been there, took … Continue reading

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Book Club: How to Look Hot in a Minivan

Welcome to Pregnancy & Newborn’s Book Club! This month’s book is How to Look Hot in a Minivan: A Real Woman’s Guide to Losing Weight, Looking Great, and Dressing Chic in the Age of the Celebrity Momby Janice Min.Former editor … Continue reading

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Takin’ care of business

Written by: Lane Cotton Winn January 20 2013 It seems like the pre-baby To Do Lists keep piling up as I keep piling on the pounds. Can I get a witness? There are the Thank You notes, returning of duplicate … Continue reading

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He came squalling into the world: The birth of George

Written by: Ashley January 20 2013 At 36 weeks and 4 days pregnant, not that I was counting, my husband and I were sitting on the couch watching West Wing reruns. Suddenly I felt a small pop in my abdomen … Continue reading

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A W̶A̶H̶M̶ warm welcome

Written by: Jennifer Davis January 20 2013 I recently took the plunge and officially became a WAHM. (That’s “Work at Home Mom,” for those of you who don’t speak acronym.) I’ve worked at the same company for 9.5 years, so … Continue reading

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These boots were made for walkin'

Written by: Lauren January 17 2013 … or at least wearin'. Even toddling tots still getting their sea legs require warm footwear in the winter! Treat your mini-me to a pair of mama-inspired kicks. What's that you say? You'll need … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: January's Retail Therapy fashion shoot

Written by: P&N January 17 2013 Here's a behind-the-scenes look at P&N's January fashion photo shoot. In this month's issue, new and expecting moms show off some serious style as they wear one dress five ways! Click here to see … Continue reading

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The newborn whisperer

Written by: Josh Conley January 17 2013 People often ask me how Bub is taking to HP by now. I have no frame of reference here, but it seems to be that it’s going well. Maybe even a little too … Continue reading

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The super supplement

One of the very first pieces of advice you’re sure to hear once you get that positive pregnancy test (or well before, if you’ve been planning to conceive) is to start popping those prenatals. And there’s a good reason for … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: Colic

Babies cry. As a mom of three, I can attest to that fact. However, when my third baby was about 5 weeks old, my husband and I began to notice that his daily demeanor was taking a turn for the … Continue reading

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Gender guessing games

Is there any truth to these old wives’ tales of gender prediction? Probably not—but it sure is fun attempting to crack the code. Key player Pick up a key. Did you grasp it from the top (the widest part)? A … Continue reading

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Nesting: The urge to purge

Written by: Z. Briggs January 16 2013 Chad and I returned home from a wonderful holiday break in Western NY. We unloaded the car, brought everything up the two flights of stairs, and then collapsed for the night. The drive … Continue reading

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Graco SnugGlider

Written by: Courtney January 15 2013 As the full size cradle swing I had registered for lingered, unpurchased on my baby's registry, I was pleased to instead find the Graco SnugGlider infant car seat swing. It appealed to me in … Continue reading

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Win it: Angelcare Bath Support

Written by: P&N January 15 2013 As a new parent, there are few things that cause more anxiety than your tiny bambino in the sudsy, slippery bath water. You want to make sure the temperature is just so, and most … Continue reading

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Play time!

Written by: Christopher Spicer January 15 2013 Everett loves to play. It is still a distant second to eating, but he loves it enough that it helps work up his enormous appetite. He absolutely loves his toys, but the day … Continue reading

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The frump

Written by: Lesley Graham January 15 2013 When you have a new baby, those first few weeks are all about bonding and survival. Round the clock feedings, taking care of littles ones, and changing countless diapers are ultra distracting. However, … Continue reading

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In need of a staycation

Book your trip Take time off. Turn on your auto-reply and turn off your ringer! Just like you would for a normal vacation, request a few days off work. If you’re saving up your precious vacay days to tack on … Continue reading

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Into the woods

Written by: Lacey January 14 2013 An assortment of friendly forest finds, as featured in our January issue. Into the woods by pnmag on Polyvore clock / bookends / night-light / squirrel pillow / rocker / pebble pillows / bin … Continue reading

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