Monthly Archives: March 2013

Where we work: Rachel’s desk

 “Max is the first baby of mine who actually got a birth announcement—sorry other kids!—and so even though he’ll be one next month (I don’t want to talk about it), I keep that sucker posted loud and proud for all … Continue reading

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Sick and sicker

If and when to take your child to the doctor is always a topic of debate for new parents. You don’t want to be too reactive and knee-jerky, but you don’t want to take any chances, either. So you’re often … Continue reading

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Thrift savings

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Mellow yellow

Sunny somethings that brighten our days, as featured in our March issue. Steph / Alyson / Lauren / Lacey / Tracy / Shea / Rachel

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Dress code

By Lauren Brockman
This may come as a surprise to those of you who picture the Halcyon Media headquarters to be bustling with freshly manicured, perfectly coiffed, always high-heeled editors, but the truth is: We* keep it pretty casual around here. Continue reading

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Holidaze

I just read this hilarious article on the craziness of holidays with kids, “let’s bring the holidays down a notch.” As if life isn’t crazy enough, with the era of pinterest upon us you feel like a bad mom if … Continue reading

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Have you heard about genetic counseling?

Genetic counseling is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and family implications of genetic conditions. Why is it necessary and who should consider it? Some parents are referred for genetic counseling after genetic testing … Continue reading

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Beaba Babycook Pro2X

If you had asked me before I had kids if I would be making my own baby food, I wouldn’t have even considered it an option. I’m not much in the kitchen, and it just seemed like a whole lot … Continue reading

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Advice from strangers

Baby experts. They are everywhere, ready to offer advice. You can find them shopping in the grocery store, writing blogs on the internet, and almost anywhere you turn. In a few months, I plan on proclaiming myself as one. Get … Continue reading

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The loveliest wait

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The lowdown on endometriosis

I think it’s safe to say that none of us particularly enjoys receiving Mother Nature’s gift each month, but could you imagine having to deal with more than the typical fatigue and ache? If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, … Continue reading

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Good buys

In the mood for a few feel-good buys? All these pretty picks are from companies who are working to make our world a better place, whether by donating a matching item to someone in need, handing over a portion of … Continue reading

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My little polar bear

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Ask the experts: Morning Sickness and your teeth

This may sound silly, but could morning sickness be affecting my teeth? While pregnancy nausea generally subsides after the first trimester, it does increase the risks for both tooth decay and erosion. Erosion is the disintegration of enamel caused by … Continue reading

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One stellar birth

By Sarah Gilbreath
I’m P&N’s resident geek. Whenever you see something on the site or in the mag that mentions spaceships or aliens, you can be pretty sure it was my doing. Continue reading

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Instantly so in love: The birth of Lyla

I wanted to be a mother so badly, so when my wonderful husband, Rob, told me he was ready for us to start a family a few years earlier than I had expected, I was ecstatic! We became pregnant right away … Continue reading

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Win it: Vera Bradley Baby Bag Package

UPDATE: Contest is now closed! Congratulations to the winner, Crystal W. of Burlington, NC! Vera Bradley has long been loved by women as a signature style for their accessories, and now that love can carry through to the unique time … Continue reading

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Teething?

I’m quite possibly earning a reputation as a paranoid first-time mom at the pediatrician’s office. I found myself today, looking like a fool after a trip in, only to be told that Isaac is perfectly healthy. (This is the second … Continue reading

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Week 13: Easy does it

Being so close to the end of my first trimester (*Cue the Hallelujah Chorus*), it’s been interesting to take a step back and observe how different things have been with this pregnancy. While most of my physical symptoms are the … Continue reading

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Where we work: Lauren’s desk

 “As you might have guessed, we have a few magazine issues laying around the P&N offices. Might as well keep things organized and cute, am I right?” —Lauren, Executive Editor

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Mustang rally

By Erin Shea Long
I was pulling for this dress, I was. It has all the makings of a cover look, just never quite made it out of the gate. Continue reading

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One of those days

By Lacey Major
Some weeks I feel like I’m a rock star mom/wife/editor. And some weeks, like this week … yeah, not so much. Continue reading

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Squeaky green

Whether your nesting instincts have you scrubbing like crazy or a tiny crawler has you particularly aware of the state of your floorboards, keep it clean with earth- and baby-friendly products that promise to leave both your household and conscience … Continue reading

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That time I breastfed my daughter

Despite what Ben Stiller said in Meet the Parents, it is not, in fact, possible to milk anything with nipples. Believe me, I’ve tried. But this is not a tale of medical miracles. Nor is it one involving one of … Continue reading

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Project Nest! Easy silhouettes

Silhouettes make for a pretty picture, but they can be pricey. Why not DIY? This might be the easiest project you’ll ever tackle. Cost: Only a couple of bucks for materials, plus a frame. Total time: Less than an hour … Continue reading

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Korbin My Miracle Baby

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Counting down until Summer again….

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Ready for my high chair

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My jelly bean

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Our Beautiful Angel

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purple baby chic!

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My Lightning McQueen

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Maybe if I look cute, they’ll forget to change my diaper.

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There’s no milk in here…

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Happy Easter!

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Happy and Handsome!!

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Twin Sisters ROCK!!!

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Future FDNY Firefighter

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Then and Now

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Bathtime fun!

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Welcome to the world.

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My beautiful baby doll.

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Like a little doll

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Smiles forever.

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Beautiful Baby Talia

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Fun in the sun!

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Practicing Yoga!

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Hanging Out

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My little church girl

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Sleeping angel

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