Monthly Archives: May 2013

Things that happened this week

My baby boy was born last Sunday at 10:30 a.m. It would be difficult to describe the events of this past week even if I were allowed to write a book, so a three-paragraph blog entry will hardly suffice. Please … Continue reading

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InStep Rocket II Bicycle Trailer

As I opened up the box of the InStep Rocket II Bicycle Trailer I immediately felt overwhelmed, primarily because of its size. I read through the manual and began to put the bike trailer together as a stroller to begin. … Continue reading

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Hilary Duff celebrates and supports motherhood

Save the Children® and JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES have once again partnered to provide educational resources for maternal and baby health in rural areas around the United States. Actress and recording artist Hilary Duff is proud to return as their spokesmom. Hilary … Continue reading

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Cutiebatootie

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Ask the experts: Bottle-feeding

My baby is having trouble adapting to bottle-feeding. What should I do? Babies who are feeding well at the breast sometimes react quite strongly when they’re offered a bottle instead. It can cause a lot of upset and stress if … Continue reading

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Happy day

May is one of my favorite months for several reasons. Two of those reasons: my birthday (today!) and Mother’s Day. Since they are usually within a few days of each other, I get double celebrations right on top of each … Continue reading

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Where we stand: A look at the State of the World’s Mothers report

Today, international humanitarian organization Save the Children released its annual State of the World’s Mothers report. As its title implies, the report details how nations around the world are performing in terms of keeping their moms and babies, quite literally, … Continue reading

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That’s a wrap!

The P&N art and editorial team just finished production on a “day in the life of mom and baby”-themed product and fashion shoot. Look for this sweet feature showcasing cool summer gear and casual everyday wear for babies and new … Continue reading

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Fruit loop bath 30 weeks

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A new naked cowboy is born, Time Square here I come;-)

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Mommy’s little gentleman

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Week 20: 20 and counting

Last week, I got to share the oh-so-exciting news that we are expecting a baby girl. (The pink parade? Oh yeah, it’s on.) This week, the fun continues with more good news: I’m now more than halfway through this pregnancy, … Continue reading

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Win It: Celebrity Chitt Celebrity-Style Swag Pack

Update: Contest is now closed! Congratulations to the winner: Melissa D. of Lewiston, ME! Expecting a baby boy? Get swagged like a celebrity mom! Celebrity Chitt gifted a few of your favorite celebrity moms with the same products celebrating their baby … Continue reading

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His biggest fan

I’ve found myself lately, wondering what Isaac with be like as he grows up. As bittersweet as it is, I know he won’t always be a baby. I wonder if he’ll be into sports, or cars, or construction equipment. Maybe … Continue reading

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A beautiful prize awaiting: The birth of Aveline

After experiencing nearly a week of fairly regular contractions that would continue to stall, I knew something felt different the Thursday evening before we welcomed Miss Aveline Muir into this world. Different enough, in fact, that as we put our … Continue reading

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Summer Infant Baby Touch 2

As first-time parents, my husband and I were very excited for the opportunity to review the Summer Infant Baby Touch 2 monitor. My husband, a self-professed tech geek, was interested in the touch screen features and auto scan features. I … Continue reading

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Teach your children well

It is no secret that mothers are our first teachers. From kisses and cuddles to talking and walking, they are there with love and guidance. This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we want to give a nod to all … Continue reading

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Bath Time

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Put down that clearance aisle dustbuster, return those car wash coupons and don’t even think about picking up that snuggie. Your mama raised you better than that! Mother’s Day is just around the bend and it’s time to wrap up … Continue reading

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The Clap heard ’round the kitchen

Bub and I were sitting at the kitchen table (actually, it’s the dining room table, but relocated for functionality to the kitchen—still a sore subject with my wife), finishing lunch the other day. HP eats much faster than Bub, and, … Continue reading

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Hello, yellow.

It’s no secret that yellow (mustard, specifically) is one of my favorite colors, and I’d argue that it looks especially good in handbag form, particularly in the spring. So in case you’re having trouble coming up with an answer when … Continue reading

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Happy trails

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Five fascinating moms: Naomi Davis

Name: Naomi Davis Age: 26 Lives in: New York City, New York Occupation: Blogger Partner in crime: Josh Davis Website: lovetaza.com Favorite item in her closet: A vintage pink dress that makes her feel girly and pretty Strangest pregnancy craving: She … Continue reading

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Five fascinating moms: Carmen Matthews

Name: Carmen Matthews Age: 33 Lives in: Leland, North Carolina Occupation: Registered nurse Partner in crime: Mike Matthews Favorite song: Too many, she just loves country music Strangest pregnancy craving: Slim Jims First thing she does in the morning: Brushes … Continue reading

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Five fascinating moms: Jessica Boulanger

Name: Jessica Boulanger Age: 35 Lives in: Washington, DC Occupation: Founder and designer of More of Me Maternity, vice president of communications at the Business Roundtable Partner in crime: Todd Boulanger Website: moreofmematernity.com Favorite holiday: All of them, even Flag … Continue reading

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Five fascinating moms: Emma Bing

Name: Emma Bing Age: 29 Lives in: Los Angeles Occupation: Writer Partner in crime: Russell Ali Website: whattoexpect.com Favorite movie: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Strangest pregnancy craving: Black olives First thing she does in the morning: Pees (for … Continue reading

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Five fascinating moms: Kerri Walsh Jennings

Name: Kerri Walsh Jennings Age: 34 Lives in: Los Angeles Occupation: Professional beach volleyball player Partner in crime: Casey Jennings Website: kerriwalsh.com Favorite television show: Anything on Bravo Strangest pregnancy craving: Lemonade First thing she does in the morning: Procrastinates … Continue reading

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Don’t leave your mark

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Ask the experts: Morning sickness

I’m in my first trimester and suffering from terrible morning sickness. Are there any natural ways to ease my nausea? Natural approaches are effective for many women who experience this very common problem of pregnancy. The natural options for helping … Continue reading

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Week 15: Year of the snake

Jubilant fails to describe how excited I was when I found out our baby was due in October. That is my favorite month, by far. The colorful foliage, the not-too-hot/not-too-cold weather, the impending slew of holidays one right after the … Continue reading

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Down the hatch

With these five easy-to-swallow tips from Ilyse Schapiro, MS, RD, CDN, nutritionist, dietician and mom of two, taking your prenatals can become a pleasant part of your daily regimen. Fill up first. Have a small meal or a snack like … Continue reading

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Pack up

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Book Club: Family Inc.

This month, the Pregnancy & Newborn Book Club dives into a book with an invigorating and refreshing take on household organization. Husband and wife team Caitlin and Andrew Friedman write openly in Family, Inc. about how they were able to … Continue reading

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May 2013 Free Stuff

We have more than $6,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our May issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all four contests daily. Contest closes May 31, … Continue reading

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Get packin’

On paper • Insurance card and hospital or birthing center admission paperwork • Photo ID • Several copies of your birth plan (both a detailed and a condensed version, just in case the staff is skimming it in a hurry)   Go … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo fiesta

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I <3 Spring

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Smiles for days

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Safe skin treatment during pregnancy

Baby might kick some of the skin creams and treatments you’ve been using for years to the curb. Check out how the FDA’s pharmaceutical categories for pregnant women break down: Category A Drugs: Human and animal studies show no risk … Continue reading

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Going the distance

When you’re stumbling along the path of early parenthood, life can become pretty foggy. Simple decisions—the blue shirt or the green? (for the baby, of course—you haven’t had a clean anything on your body in days)—become overwhelming. The normal tasks of adulthood like … Continue reading

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Small chops

I can remember the day my son got his first tooth. I woke up that morning and elbowed my husband to get out of bed and check on our little guy. For the first time ever, he had slept the … Continue reading

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Closet case: Baby fashion

A glimpse at our rack full of baby clothes—organized by color, of course. Continue reading

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Get one, give one. Do good, feel good.

Remember feeling overwhelmed at the new responsibilities of motherhood? Navigating pregnancy, birth and the early days of motherhood requires focus and support for any mom. Now imagine helping a young, new mom with limited resources build her parenting confidence. Participate in Boppy’s … Continue reading

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The final week

Life is chock full of special moments, but very few moments are accurately deemed “life-changing.” It is understandably a rare distinction, and one reserved for truly significant circumstances. After all, if a guy were to categorize every mundane experience as … Continue reading

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