Monthly Archives: April 2013

Week 17: The name game

With just a few more weeks to go before reaching the halfway point in this pregnancy, I think it’s high-time that I correct an injustice to this new little baby of ours: He/She doesn’t have a name. Now, I don’t … Continue reading

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Win it: Aveeno Baby Daily Care Collection

UPDATE: Contest is now over! Congratulations to the winners: Suchitra R. of Los Alamos, NM; Nikki B. of Overland Park, KS; Elissa S. of Milford, MA; Natalia B. of Blaine, MN; and Ashley G. of Chesterton, IN! For over 60 … Continue reading

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A day in our life

A day in our life at 5 ½ months: 7:30 a.m.-  Isaac starts to stir. He “talks” to himself for a few minutes until Mom can tell he’s getting frustrated. 7:45 a.m.- Mom stumbles into the nursery and fetches Isaac from … Continue reading

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Love at last: The birth of Raven Marie

My husband and I have been together for almost four years now, and back when we started dating I was told I would never have kids. Well much to our surprise, a little over two years later we found out … Continue reading

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I love swinging!

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Hi everyone

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Life in the fast lane

By Lacey Major

Here at P&N, we typically work with about a five-month lead-time, which means that I am currently rounding up products for our August issue—yep, in April. It’s crazy. Continue reading

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The comforts of home

Both moms and newborns are hard at work. What with all the burping and bathing and the drooling and cooing, you’re bound to need a break. We’ve scoped out a few nursery indulgences that will lessen your stress while raising … Continue reading

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Touch (Part I)

Note: So I was going to write this whole gooey thing about the joy of touch, and soft baby skin and all that. That shall henceforth be known as Touch (Part II). Because this stuff just happened, and it’s on … Continue reading

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What to wear on a babymoon

Going on a babymoon? You lucky duck! Not sure what to pack? We’re here to help. Here’s some outfit inspiration for your days of travel, relaxation and romance (ooh la la). First up: Getting to your destination! Now, in the … Continue reading

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In The Fields of God’s Glory

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Mila-bear

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On The Rock of God’s Promises

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Week 12: Should we or shouldn’t we?

A standard question I’ve come to expect from interested parties: “Are you going to find out the sex?” It seems simple enough; there are only two answers, after all. But this question prompted a serious discussion in the North household. … Continue reading

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My little angel Daveon

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Goofy little minnie

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Can’t stop laughing

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Red head, On the GO!!!

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Little beauty

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Just Chillin’

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Deuter Kid Comfort III

We live in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York and knew we wanted a comfortable backpack carrier to take our child on hikes, big and small. When we pulled the Deuter Kid Comfort III out of the box, we … Continue reading

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Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Month

One of the most prevalent neurological disorders in the world is also among the most puzzling: there’s no known cause, no known test, and no known cure for autism. In fact, the condition can’t even be pinned down as a … Continue reading

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Baby shower for dad

While at work the other day, I was given a toy fire truck, a bottle of wine, and a tube of butt paste. Without context, one might think that my fellow employees lack proper boundaries. With context, however, one might … Continue reading

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green pea

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P&N’s Discover Natural Pack

Good news, mamas! We’ve collaborated with AbesMarket.com, purveyor of natural products for baby, home and more, to create a specially curated box of earth-conscious goods just for you and your babes. The package features sample-sized products so you can make … Continue reading

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April showers

There’s been a lot of talk of April showers here lately, and while I’m not a fan of the wet weather, I am a big fan of the other kind of shower—the let’s-party-and-celebrate-baby variety, to be exact. Planning and decorating … Continue reading

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The Working Mom Chronicles, Vol. 1: I wanna pump YOU up

By Rachel Reiff Ellis

I’ve been a working, breastfeeding mom for eight-plus months now and while I’m certainly extremely grateful that modern technology affords me the option to feed my baby with breast milk even when we’re apart, it’s definitely a regimen that takes some patience. Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Fever facts

How will I know if my baby has a fever? The very thought terrifies me! In general, a person (child or adult) is said to have a fever when her temperature is 100.4°F or higher. Fever in itself is not … Continue reading

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More real than anything I’ve ever felt: The birth of Noah

I want to document my birth story for a couple reasons. First, I don’t want to forget the experience of my birth. Second, I want others to learn from it, because I feel that it is pretty unique for an … Continue reading

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Week 16: Change up

As happy as Tom and I have been about the soon-coming arrival of a new little one there has been one rain cloud in the whole matter. My dearly beloved midwife, Diane, (without whom I’m certain Jacob would still be … Continue reading

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This does not look comfortable

Since Isaac started rolling over, he has wanted to sleep on his stomach. The “Back is Best” campaign has been a good one, because nothing strikes fear in a first-time mom’s heart like seeing her baby sleeping on his belly.  … Continue reading

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Chicco Smart Support Backpack

The Chicco Smart Support Backpack is pretty simple to set up right out of the box. I have to admit it was so simple to set up I put it together without even consulting the manual. Considering that my child … Continue reading

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Every child. Every parent. Every day.

Last month was Read Aloud Month but it’s never too late to pick up a good habit. By reading to your child for 15 minutes every day, you encourage more than love of the written word, you can boost your … Continue reading

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Win It: Luxury blanket from American Blanket Company

UPDATE: This contest is now closed! Congratulations to the winners: Christine K. of San Diego, CA; Nicole T. of South Thomaston, ME; Cyndi J. of Chicago, IL; and Neha M. of Herndon, VA! One of the softest things in the … Continue reading

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Connected

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The sky’s the limit

Tracy Brown
I have two great fears in this life. The first is spiders. The second is air travel with a toddler. Continue reading

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Ava’s first easter

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Arabella & her best friend

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Change

“Would you mind changing HP?” my wife says. Hmmm, interesting thought. No, now that I think about it, I wouldn’t mind changing her a bit. Not a complete overhaul, just a few details about her. Would not mind at all. … Continue reading

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Everett’s nursery

P&N’s Nursery Tour: A peek into fabulous baby rooms across the country. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Ashlee Gadd, photographer and creator of the blog, wheremyheartresides is mom to Baby Everett Hudson in Sacramento, California. What was your vision for the nursery? Mostly I just … Continue reading

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Baby Hawk Oh Snap!

With my first two kids, I always meant to babywear, but never quite pulled it off. It looked so comfy for the baby, and so convenient for me—what wasn’t to love? But aside from a few shopping trips, I never … Continue reading

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Natural Beauty 33 weeks

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Singing in the rain

No matter the April forecast, these wet weather finds put a little spring in our step. Singing in the rain by pnmag  Alyson’s pick / Lauren’s pick / Rachel’s pick Steph’s pick / Shea’s pick / Tracy’s pick / Lacey’s … Continue reading

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Week 11: I’m thrilled … really!

My husband and I have been telling our friends and family about our little Roo (our nickname for whoever is growing in there) in waves as we get closer to the 12-week mark. Seeing their reactions and feeling their excitement … Continue reading

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Celebrate a healthier you on World Health Day

Every year on April 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates it anniversary with World Health Day. The day highlights a priority area of public concern in the world by outlining the causes of the problem and promoting healthy solutions. … Continue reading

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Listening ears

A couple of months ago I thought about having Matilda’s hearing checked. Surely, my sweet child would not just ignore me? After careful examination I realized the sad truth… it was indeed just that. She was tuning me out. Parenting … Continue reading

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Things we lose

We all know that pregnancy leads to addition. A new birth brings an additional person to my house, additional objects onto the floor, and additional tasks to fill each day. It is much more common, however, to be reminded of … Continue reading

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Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect

Graco’s FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect stroller is perfect for my long runs in preparation for my future road races with my first baby.  In addition to its quality and comfort, the stroller is aesthetically appealing. It arrived from the … Continue reading

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me and my brother as babies

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