Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bath Time!

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Mommy and me

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Abby

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Pinspiration: Striped strollers

Ready for the latest installment of Pinspiration? This one started when I realized I couldn’t stop pinning striped strollers. They’re so cheerful and pulled-together with just the right amount of preppy. Don’t you feel like you’d have a little extra … Continue reading

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The joy of cleaning

I say I feel like I should start this whole post with a massive disclaimer that as far as general cleanliness, we are not the whitest shirts in the closet, so to speak. You don’t have to look very hard … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: March cover and fashion shoot

P&N’s March issue featured a lovely spring fashion preview with the hottest styles of the season. Fashion & Style Editor, Erin Shea Long, shared her inspiration, “For the budget issue, we wanted our cover girl to look casually collected in … Continue reading

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Cloth diapering decoded

Cloth diapering guru and mom of three, Jaimee Gleisner, made a series of seven videos explaining  how to cloth diaper your baby. Below, she also shares tips on how to strip your diapers to rid them of any odors and … Continue reading

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Stare off

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I know I am cute:)

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going for the hair

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num num smiles

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slurping spagetti noodles

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“Hello”

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Almost mobile

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Mason Ethan

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Mr. Cool

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Prince Mason

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Refreshed after bath

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Dress up day!

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Abel, riding his horsey (7 months old)

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Happy 1st day

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Loving Every Day

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tummy time with Sissy

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Elizabeth says, “Cheese!”

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When dad’s in charge I get to stand on the kitchen counter!

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Ask the experts: Vaccination

I’m afraid receiving vaccinations (like the flu shot) while pregnant will harm my unborn baby. Is it true?  It isn’t. Expectant mothers should know that protecting themselves against certain vaccine-preventable diseases is actually a safe and important step toward having … Continue reading

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Celebrate National Nutrition Month with some of your favorite foods

If there’s one thing we love at P&N, it’s a reason to eat! Luckily, the folks at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetics Association) agree, and have officially named March National Nutrition Month. Now, we know … Continue reading

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Bear hunts

You know when you get sort of desperate and you try everything you can to get your child to go to sleep? Enter the “bear hunt.” Every day Matilda and I go on two bear hunts. We go on one … Continue reading

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Parenting lessons

I attended childbirth preparation classes this past weekend. They were excellent. Our course instructor was insightful, the other parents were welcoming, and holy labor pains this is terrifying. I just realized that we are five weeks away from our due … Continue reading

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Baby Jogger Summit X3

After having my third child, I needed a jogging stroller to allow me to get moving. Not only did I want to begin a regular exercise routine, but my older two children are very active, and I needed a stroller … Continue reading

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It’s easy being green

1. Diaper responsibly. Even if you can’t commit to cloth full time, covering baby’s bottom with reusable diapers at home or on weekends can make an impact (and cut costs). 2. Dish it out. Turn off the heated dry setting … Continue reading

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Basic instincts

What’s happening to me? I want to lash out irrationally whenever I sense a threat to my child’s well-being, and when I tell my baby, “I could just eat you up!” I almost mean it. Have I completely lost my … Continue reading

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Tear-filled farewells

In the early days, you can hand your baby over to someone else and he’ll hardly even notice. Sometime after your tot’s half-birthday, however, he may begin to wail at the mere thought of leaving your arms. While it can … Continue reading

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Wake-up call

At kindergarten drop off this morning, a fellow mom stopped to show me pictures on her phone. “See, I told you my niece looks just like your daughter!” she beamed. I agreed and smiled back whole-heartedly, carefully studying her friendly … Continue reading

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The postdelivery party favor

The ultimate multitasker The placenta is a pancake-shaped organ that grows alongside your developing baby from the moment of conception. Connected by the umbilical cord, this complex piece of biological equipment is filled with small blood vessels that act as … Continue reading

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Babe’s anatomy

My husband always said that when it came time for babies, he’d want to save the big son vs. daughter surprise for delivery day. A planner by nature and a romantic at heart, I could’ve swayed either way. But by … Continue reading

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Getting stronger

You use the drive-thru pharmacy to pick up your prenatal vitamins. You rely on an app to organize your weekly grocery list. You stream movies from the comfort of your sofa. Making things easy and convenient is your M.O., and … Continue reading

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Baby on the brain

By Alexa Crisa
Now that my college days are behind me, I know girls who are so ready to be moms. And in my circle of friends, I’m definitely the least ready for mommyhood. Continue reading

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Bake me a cake

If you’ve limited your baby’s sugar consumption during her first year, you may want to consider baking her cake at home (instead of picking it up at the local bakery) so you can better control the ingredients used. For a not-too-sweet—yet still … Continue reading

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Pretty pastels

I like my colors bright: Give me the choice of red or pink, and I’m going to pick red every time. But this time of year, it feels like the pastels are taking over. Lavender, light pink, baby blue … … Continue reading

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Double Trouble

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Fun in the sun.

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Momma’s Handsome Prince, workin’ it good!

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Harper girl

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Celebrity couples on the joys of parenthood

CelebrityBabyScoop is taking a look at some of your favorite high-profile couples talk about the joys of parenthood.  From Angelina Jolie’s hope of being a good role model to Victoria Beckham’s wish for a manual on motherhood, let’s see what … Continue reading

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Week 14: “Craving” confession

Confession: In the last 24 hours, I have personally overseen the demise of an entire bag of grapes. A very large bag. In the past week, I have wolfed down not one, not two, but three bags of the tasty little … Continue reading

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Win it: InGenuity Washable Playard Deluxe with Dream Centre

UPDATE: Contest is now closed! Congratulations to the winner, Nichole W. of Magnolia, MS! Play yards are a handy helper to have around the house when baby is small. In the teeny newborn stage, it’s nice to have a safe … Continue reading

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He knew when to come: The birth of Leo

I was due with Leo on November 14th. On November 16th I went to the doctor and found out that my blood pressure was elevated for the third week in a row but this time it was getting close to … Continue reading

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We survived

All of a sudden my tiny baby isn’t so tiny anymore. I realize, of course, that in another month or two, I’ll look back at today and think he was so little. It just amazes me that he will be … Continue reading

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Snugli All-In-One

My husband and I tallied our numbers before testing out the Snugli All-In-One car seat, and by our calculations, this is our seventh car seat installation (not including backless booster seats). We’re on kid number three, and so we’ve been … Continue reading

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