Monthly Archives: January 2013

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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An ounce of prevention: Reduce the risk of birth defects

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month, and there’s no better time to learn more about the conditions that could affect your baby. Even if you have no family history of birth defects, you could still be at risk: 1 in … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Take pictures like a pro

All my baby bump pictures look awful. What are some tips and tricks for taking pregnancy photos like a pro? Seek better lighting. Let’s face it, bathroom lights, especially in photos taken with a cellphone, are hardly ever flattering. There’s … Continue reading

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Evenflo Jump and Learn

Written by: Claire January 13 2013 We’re an active family and our baby is no exception. We knew we needed a stationary activity center that would hold her interest, keep her safe and maybe even teach her a thing or … Continue reading

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Cold care for cuties: The next best thing to mommy’s kisses

The cold season is in full swing and sometimes it hits the smallest (and cutest) of us the hardest. Babies need a little extra TLC when they’re fighting germs. We’ve rounded up some powerhouse products that will soothe the sniffles … Continue reading

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King Cake baby

Written by: Lane Cotton Winn January 13 2013 It’s carnival season here in New Orleans and you know what that means?! We get to enjoy the local tradition of Mardi Gras King Cakes! King Cakes make their annual debut on … Continue reading

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An amazing overseas delivery: The birth of Eleanor

Written by: Samantha January 13 2013 My husband and I had lived in Holland for almost two years by the time our daughter was born. I was a little nervous about giving birth abroad prior to getting pregnant but really … Continue reading

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Letting go

Written by: Jennifer Davis January 13 2013 I’m having a really hard time moving Isaac to his own room. He sleeps in a bassinet, which he’s quickly outgrowing, beside our bed. My husband has been ready for the move for … Continue reading

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January Free Stuff

 We have more than $2,700 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our January issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all five contests daily. Contest closes January 31, … Continue reading

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Bold basics

Written by: Lauren January 10 2013 Stocking baby's closet? We've got 15 colorful essentials for your wee one's wardrobe. Bold basics by pnmag romper / mittens / bodysuit / hat / leg warmers socks / jacket / shoes / swaddle … Continue reading

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Project Nest! Add color & character to the nursery

Written by: Lacey January 10 2013 Project Nest is P&N's sweet, little handmade haven. Lock and load those glue guns, mamas, it's about to get crafty in here! This month we’re bringing you two easy breezy projects that add character … Continue reading

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To the beat of the rhythm of the baby

Written by: Josh Conley January 10 2013 I went dancing a couple weeks ago. Errrrr, pump the brakes. Let me re-phrase. I went to a club to hear a friend spin some reggae (I know, who is this guy, right?), … Continue reading

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Soothing strategies: Calming colic

Unless it’s in the delivery room, no parent likes to hear her baby cry but we all know it’s just what babies do. So what happens when the crying is about more than fussiness or fatigue? Your little one may … Continue reading

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Surprise! My first baby shower

Written by: Z. Briggs January 09 2013 A couple of weeks ago, just before Chad and I were going to leave for Christmas break, my best friend Mary Ellen threw me a surprise shower. It was awesome. Chad was totally … Continue reading

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Evenflo BabySuite 300 Playard

Written by: Sarah Jane January 08 2013 My family really likes the Portable Babysuite 300 by Evenflo. This is a great playard with many special features, such as a diaper changing station that holds up to 25 pounds, a storage … Continue reading

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Win It: Cold weather gear from Kowalli

Written by: P&N January 08 2013 Before you had kids, when the weather got cold, you bundled up and got on with life. But these days you might have more pause when navigating chilly climes with babe in tow—especially if … Continue reading

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Laying down the parental law

Written by: Christopher Spicer January 08 2013 Every few weeks, Emily and I like to try out this newfangled thing called dating. The inclusion of Everett would automatically prohibit the events from being called dates, so we ship him off … Continue reading

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New Year, new house

Written by: Lesley Graham January 08 2013 About six weeks ago we welcomed our Phoebe into our family and have been loving on her ever since. In the meantime, we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, Christmas (and all that goes along with it), … Continue reading

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Finding order

I recently hit a low. Reached rock bottom. Fell face-first into a big pile of disaster—well, a big pile of laundry really. It happened on a run-of-the-mill Thursday night. I had called my family to the dinner table, placed our … Continue reading

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Under the sea

Written by: Lacey January 07 2013 A collection of underwater favorites, as featured in our January issue. Under the sea by pnmag on Polyvore mobile / hoop / backpack / bookmark / clutching toy / bath storage / paper fish … Continue reading

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It’s National Folic Acid Awareness Week!

This week is National Folic Acid Awareness Week! Folic acid is especially important to women who might become pregnant, as it can help prevent serious birth defects of the brain, neck and spine. Recent studies suggest that it can also … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Intimate delivery

My mom assumes I’ll want her in the room when I deliver, but my husband and I would really like it to be just the two of us (plus our medical team, of course). How can I break the news … Continue reading

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Summer Infant Lil' Luxuries Whirlpool Bubbling Spa & Shower

Written by: Jordan January 07 2013 I’ve always been a bit of a girly-girl! I love things that sparkle and I still prefer the color pink to all other options. So when my beautiful baby girl entered the world (in … Continue reading

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Mama mettle

For first-time moms, pregnancy is a brand-new frontier. All symptoms and sensations are an education into a novel experience, an induction into a club whose members have existed as long as human beings themselves. As a new recruit into the … Continue reading

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Chill out: Beat the winter blues

If winter has you feeling a little dreary on the inside, it may be time to switch up your routine. Keep your cool with these mood-boosting strategies. Chew wisely Cold weather can intensify your cravings, but fight the urge to … Continue reading

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World wide woman

Written by: Lane Cotton Winn January 06 2013 I know this isn’t new news, but you find All Kinds of crazy stuff out here on the Internet. I’m not a big medical googler, but I do enjoy learning useless/little-known facts, … Continue reading

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Apple of my eye: The birth of Nora

Written by: Sarah January 06 2013 The story should start with the struggle we had to have her. We battled infertility for two years and endured multiple IUI's, major surgery to remove a large cyst and ended up losing a … Continue reading

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How I plan to get my prepregnancy (or maybe better) body back

Written by: Jennifer Davis January 06 2013 One thing I learned during pregnancy is just how hard I’ve always been on myself about my body. I’ve spent my life, as far back as I can remember, not loving my appearance. … Continue reading

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The Weekly Dish from Celebrity Baby Scoop

Check out the latest celeb stories from our friends at Celebrity Baby Scoop! CelebrityBabyScoop Exclusive Stories Christie Lynn Smith Welcomes Baby No. 2: Joshua Taylor Celebrity Baby Scoop’s 5th Annual Readers’ Choice AwardsSheree Whitfield Launches Jewelry Line Mario Lopez Wants … Continue reading

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Pink or blue

Written by: Lauren January 03 2013 While the telling colors can give away so much, the P&N editors agreed in our January issue that both hues are equally lovely. Pink or blue by pnmag Tracy / Lacey / Alyson / … Continue reading

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December Photo of the Month winner!

December’s babies were festive and fun. All their joyful faces warmed our hearts. Press play to check out the adorable action: Video music by Big Bang Boom. Congratulations to the winner, Amy A. of Kansas City, KS! Amy’s photo will … Continue reading

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Why I get angry when you cry

Written by: Josh Conley January 03 2013 My Dearest Daughter, I am writing to explain why I sometimes get upset when you cry. I am in no way upset with you, my love. It’s surely not the best way to … Continue reading

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Positively pregnant

Your entire world is about to switch directions: You’re going to be a mom. Here’s what you need to do to get ready for the next nine months and beyond. Out with the old There are a few habits that … Continue reading

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Tonic tunes

Like some of the best baby care tricks, my husband and I discovered the secret of using music as an instant baby calmer completely by accident. Even at her fussiest, there was nothing like Simon and Garfunkel’s “Cecilia” (You’re breaking … Continue reading

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Happy 75th birthday March of Dimes

The renowned nonprofit March of Dimes is celebrating three-quarters of a century this year! From its role in developing the polio vaccine to its part in creating the APGAR score, the organization has done some impressive work in its lifetime. … Continue reading

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Home for the holidays

Written by: Z. Briggs January 02 2013 We have been driving for 4 hours. We stop to get gas, food, and of course—a bathroom break. I’m actually surprised I was able to go this long, I can only hope my … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Aromatherapy

I’m looking into natural pain management techniques and a friend of mine recommended aromatherapy as an option. Can scented candles really make a dent in the incredible intensity of labor and delivery? The idea that your everyday scented candles reflect … Continue reading

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Chicco Lullaby Magic Playard

Written by: Erin January 01 2013 Your search for the perfect playard with a bassinet is over! Upon receiving the box on my front porch, I couldn’t wait to get it put together. We had been searching for the pack-n-play … Continue reading

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Win It: Cozy Belly shapewear tank

Written by: P&N January 01 2013 The shape of your body is something you watch closer than ever during pregnancy. (And you probably watch it pretty closely in postpartum months, too!) If you've never tried shapewear undergarments, now is definitely … Continue reading

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A year of Everett

Written by: Christopher Spicer January 01 2013 I cannot believe we have entered into 2013. It was a little over a year ago when I was trying to psyche myself up to being a new father. Now, I can’t even … Continue reading

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Phoebe' s story

Written by: Lesley Graham January 01 2013 Monday November 19th began with me feeling a bit sad and one tracked as I woke up at 5 am with nothing more than Braxton Hicks, four days past my due date. Sam … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! May 2013 be filled with good health and happiness for you all!

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Work it

Written by: Lacey December 31 2012 Happy New Year! And let the resolutions begin. For those of you looking to get into a better exercise routine this year (I might be looking in a mirror here), I've rounded up some … Continue reading

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