Monthly Archives: April 2013

Smart snacks

You’ve heard it before: Eating small amounts of healthy foods throughout the day rather than indulging in three whopping meals is the way to go. It keeps your belly full, which provides your wee one with a steady flow of nutrients—and … Continue reading

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In bloom

Flowers are popping up everywhere! I love this time of year—but I don’t love that I tend to kill every bloom I touch. So I like to surround myself with pretty florals that don’t require water, sunlight, or anything else … Continue reading

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The air in there

Dr. Myatt is a senior scientist at the leading consulting firm Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc. and Director of Research Compliance at University of Rhode Island. He’s also a lecturer in Environmental Sciences at Brandeis University. When most people think … Continue reading

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Victoria and Mommy!!!!!

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Not your grandmama’s pregnancy

The [arguably] good old days If you found yourself expecting a baby in the 19th century, you might view your condition with limited enthusiasm. Of course, you would hope for a healthy child and a happy future, but precedent would … Continue reading

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Dermatological drama

Pregnancy is a beautiful experience, but as your body changes inside and out to accommodate baby, your skin may bear the ugly brunt of it. There are all kinds of epidermal issues affecting the expectant crowd, but with these tips, … Continue reading

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Pretty and Pregnant

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Gold standard

By Erin Shea Long
Up until a few months ago, I had not one misgiving that my name or any likeness should ever be associated with the Olympics. And given my mandatory adolescent P.E. affair with volleyball, I was firm that I never wanted that association again. Continue reading

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Motorola MBP41 Color Video Monitor

For years I’ve been watching other women in my life go through the process of being pregnant and picking out endless items for the new baby’s life. It always seemed a little overwhelming to go through each need, research the … Continue reading

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My elective C-section: The birth of Summer

I received the March 2013 issue of Pregnancy & Newborn in the mail last month and was all too happy to flip it open to the “Welcome to the world” birth stories. As a first-time mom to a beautiful 16-week … Continue reading

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Still figuring it out

Isaac turned 6 months old this week. I can’t quite wrap my brain around that. We’re half way to his first birthday already! I remember sometime around the 8-12 week mark thinking, “Okay, I’m starting to get the hang of … Continue reading

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Week 19: It’s a …

It was a couple of years ago (but it feels like yesterday) that I was laying on the exam table waiting for the ultrasound technician to confirm what I already knew: We were going to have a little boy.  My … Continue reading

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Win It: C-Panty starter kit

Update: This contest has closed! Congratulations to the winners: Monica S. of Yuma, AZ and Sara R. of Glen Cove, NY! If you go under the knife on delivery day, you’ll need extra support and healing time for your incision … Continue reading

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Baby Cami

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Happy Baby

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Green on the go: The eco-smart diaper bag

So you’ve changed your light bulbs, used energy-saving appliances and started recycling at home. You’re making the world better for you and your new baby. Why not celebrate Earth Month every time you leave the house? Our planet-friendly diaper bag picks offer … Continue reading

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Playgrounds

We were at the playground today, me inviting a hernia by attempting to push Bub and his playmate up and down on the seesaw, which quickly led to a mental diatribe in my mind about seesaws, then about playgrounds in … Continue reading

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From bombshell to momshell: Spring edition

Putting together my first “From bombshell to momshell” post was so much fun, I decided to try it again, this time with pretty pastels that are perfect for spring. The inspiration? This photo I pinned of Kendi, the super-cute style maven … Continue reading

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GQ Baby…

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Week 14: Bye-bye sanity

Now that we’re in the safe zone, we know Roo is healthy, and the pregnancy is out in the open, things are starting to come together baby-wise. I’ve relaxed and allowed myself to realize that we are indeed having a … Continue reading

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Worn out

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Im sexy and I know it!

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<3

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Baby waiting

Spring has come, and my wife has been noticing that several of her friends are having their babies. Babies are everywhere. I have not seen these babies, but my wife swears that she sees their pictures on Facebook. Most of … Continue reading

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Jewel on motherhood and learning ‘The Balancing Act’

Singer and songwriter Jewel has sure been one busy mama! She recently performed during the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Lifting Lives Moment to benefit ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign. She is also set to play June Carter Cash … Continue reading

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Philips InSight wireless HD baby monitor

After using an audio monitor and loving it, but needing a way to see our baby without performing the acrobatic, highly-skilled creaky floor dance, we settled on the Philips In.Sight wireless HD baby monitor so we could sit tight and see her … Continue reading

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Sleep tight

Sleep. Does anyone ever get enough? I don’t think I’ve ever met a mom who doesn’t feel at least a little bit tired all the time. However, sleep is never more elusive than when you’re the proud parent of a … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: Criminally cute baby shoot

Babies, you have the right to remain stylish … If you haven’t already seen this month’s baby fashion feature, then you’re in for a treat! (… and you’re due for a P&N mag renewal!) We had tons of fun with … Continue reading

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Belly in Birmingham

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Where babies, I mean baby fashion features, come from

By Lauren Brockman

If you’ve had a look at our April issue, you’ve hopefully enjoyed the illegal levels of adorableness that is our Criminally Cute baby fashion feature. You guys, I wish I had a video of the meeting during which we brainstormed the concept. Continue reading

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Yepp Mini front bicycle seat

A few years ago, my husband and I moved to North Carolina. We knew before moving that we were about to enter basketball country, but we had no idea how active the biking scene was in that state. It didn’t … Continue reading

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There are no sick days when you’re a mom

As I write this, it’s 9:08 p.m. We have yet to eat dinner and I’m coughing. A week ago tomorrow, the scratchy throat began. “Oh, it’s just from sitting out in the drizzle at that soccer game,” I told myself. … Continue reading

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Win It: $100 gift card to Staples

Update: Contest is now closed! Congratulations to the winner, Natalie D. of Pittsburgh, PA! Got the nesting bug? Get organized with Staples! Their practical but stylish wares are perfect for whipping your home office (or office office!) into shape. Here … Continue reading

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An extension of our love: The birth of Sofia

I opted for an all natural water birth. I never realized how many women define “all natural” as a vaginal birth with pain medication (i.e. epidural). For me, the term “all natural” means just that—no interventions, no drugs and no cutting. Just me, my laboring body and … Continue reading

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Week 18: Smell test

You know that question you used to get as a kid about what power you’d pick if you could be a superhero for a day? Take a moment to walk down memory lane with me, and think about what you … Continue reading

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Top sleep mistakes

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Yummy!

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Crunch time

If pregnancy exhaustion has taken its toll on your dinner routine (read: You’re eating takeout more often than not because you can’t muster the energy to make a meal) you’ll be relieved to hear a proper supper need not require … Continue reading

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What to buy your pregnant boss

I had lunch with a dear friend the other day, and she told me she’d just found out her boss is expecting for the first time (with twins!). So exciting. She wasn’t sure how best to acknowledge the good news … Continue reading

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Project Nest! Nursery DIYs

If you’ve picked up a copy of our April issue, you might’ve noticed a few of our favorite nursery DIYs on page 98. Here, we’ll show you step-by-easy-step instructions for making them part of your own home. Project one: Paper … Continue reading

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Put your records on

On any given day, you’ll find the P&N editors working on a handful of different projects. Sometimes we’re prepping in the wardrobe closet for an upcoming photo shoot or creating a food spread at our studio. On another day, we … Continue reading

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Week 13: Pregnancy brain—it’s a thing

I used to think that pregnancy brain was a myth that expectant mothers used as a convenient excuse. Now I wish I could tell my past self to bite her tongue, because I know firsthand that it is very real. … Continue reading

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Touch (Part II)

My wife and I are not very touchy-feely people. In fact, we would definitely fall within the spectrum of the under-affectionate, though we are trying. Especially with our kids. HP is making it easy right now. She also went wild … Continue reading

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Ready for baby

We are at that stage. I just tied my wife’s shoes. She cannot wait to stop working. We are less than two weeks from the due date, and we are ready for this baby to be here. My wife is … Continue reading

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Chicco NextFit Convertible Car Seat

The car seat carrier was getting heavier and heavier. The baby was getting taller and taller. We knew it was only a matter of time before our click-n-lock days were over. I could feel the anxiety creeping in when I thought … Continue reading

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Playing around

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Room with a view

This nursery had double inspiration: I first came across this print, which is perfect for my collection of positive/inspiring prints, and it brought to mind last week’s color palette for my post on baby shower supplies. I immediately realized that … Continue reading

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

In the United States, a report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, we spread awareness about the signs of abuse and promote the emotional and physical well-being of children … Continue reading

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Celebrity families go green

Hollywood is going green! On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day. In celebration, let’s take a look at eco-friendly celebrities like Jessica Alba, Mario Lopez, and Tori Spelling who inspire others to protect … Continue reading

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Valco Baby Tri Mode EX Twin

A few months ago, a drunk driver ran into our (thankfully empty) stroller. While I was first and foremost glad that our children were safe, I was also bummed about the stroller. It was a good one. We have four … Continue reading

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