Monthly Archives: September 2013

P&N Celebrity Exclusive: Our Q & A with Ian Ziering

Most people know Ian Ziering as the fun-loving Steve Sanders from Beverly Hills, 90210—or more recently from the campy Syfy movie Sharknado. But did you know that he’s also dad to two girls and was recently awarded “Daddy of the … Continue reading

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Win it: Aveeno

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED.  CONGRATULATIONS TO KATHLEEN H. OF TROY, NY! If you notice red, scaly patches on your babe’s soft skin, chances are it’s eczema. This chronic skin condition usually makes an appearance by 6 months—first on the … Continue reading

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BOB Sport Utility Duallie Jogging Stroller

As a new mother of twins, I was interested in a double jogging stroller. I don’t run, but my husband does, and I am certainly interested in combining his hobby with a break for me! The first strollers we considered … Continue reading

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A different plan: The birth of Ava

First let me say that I could write an entire post on my frustration in the last couple weeks of pregnancy. I was definitely blessed with a smooth experience overall (minus heartburn and the inability to sleep), but I truly … Continue reading

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Week Five: Postpartum Fitness Series

Welcome to Week Five of Pregnancy & Newborn’s 6-Week Postpartum Fitness Series. Here are our goals for the week: Aim to work out six days this week for at least 30 minutes at a time. Add an extra 15 minutes … Continue reading

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Time management

INT—Kitchen, pre-coffee time ME: So you’re cooking the kids breakfast there, huh? WIFE: Yeah, it’s almost ready. You want an egg? ME: No, thanks. (Ideas percolate madly in his semi-comatose brain for several seconds) So, uh…you guys are going to … Continue reading

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Nuna ZAAZ

As a new mom, one of the few things I dreaded was purchasing a highchair. Walking through baby stores, I would cringe when I saw the huge, plastic contraptions with hokey animal prints and bright patterns that would just change … Continue reading

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Week 36: Milestones

As Arthur and I celebrate our third wedding anniversary this month, I’m struck by how much we’ve grown together the last three years. Our communication skills have vastly improved, and we’ve weathered a share of highs and lows. I’m also … Continue reading

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Eight types of baby cries

Babies cry and scream with varying intensity. Some cries are soft and drawn out. Others are sharp, bouncy and chirp-like. I can describe baby noises for days, but unfortunately, I have difficulty conveying the intensity of the baby’s feelings. I … Continue reading

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First 3 months: Top 10 things I learned

The task of birthing a baby is no small one. (Depending on how big your baby is, of course.) After nine months of waiting and waddling down the street, a tiny baby is placed in your arms, and we merry … Continue reading

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Celebrity Pregnancy Confessions

While pregnancy can be a joyous time, it can also present some odd symptoms and fears. From Jenna Dewan-Tatum‘s hormonal dreams, to Kim Kardashian‘s wacky food cravings, to Kristin Cavallari‘s delivery dilemma, let’s hear from 7 celebrity moms and their pregnancy confessions. Kim … Continue reading

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Traveling with an infant is HARD

We recently took our first family vacation to Colorado. (We were in Estes Park a week before the floods hit. Our prayers go out to all those affected in that beautiful town, and the many others.) Back in June when … Continue reading

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Week 40: Falling for Vivian Jayne

Since birthing my first baby two years ago, I have realized an important fact about babies. They know lots of profound things when they are born: like how to yell. And poop. And look generally adorable. What they don’t know … Continue reading

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guzzie + Guss 401 Baby Rocker

I love the guzzie + Guss 401 rocker for many reasons, and I would definitely recommend it to others as a must-buy/must-have! For starters, there is no assembly required. So for those individuals who get annoyed putting parts together, no … Continue reading

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An unforgettable night: The birth of Mazen

It all began on a rainy Thursday morning when I opened my eyes and felt an electric “pop” inside of me. Followed by a second one. Since I was on high alert for signs of labor, I figured I should … Continue reading

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Win it: Juju Roo

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS RENATA L. FROM LOS ANGELES, CA AND AMY B. OF NORWAY, MI! It’s officially autumn, but you’ve still got time for one last end-of-summer getaway before the weather turns. Whether you’re … Continue reading

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Week Four: Postpartum Fitness Series

Welcome to Week Four of Pregnancy & Newborn’s 6-Week Postpartum Fitness Series. Here are our goals for the week: Challenge yourself by aiming for five to six days of at least 30 minutes of exercise. You can keep your workouts … Continue reading

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Safety Shmafety

I clearly remember a conversation my wife and I had with our landlord (and father of two) shortly after Bub was born. It went something like this: US: Hey, do you think you could maybe install some of those covers … Continue reading

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Baby’s here! What now?

The first six weeks with a newborn are a blur of sleepless nights, uncertainty and tears (yours, because he can’t produce them yet). It’s also a time of intense bonding with an amazing little person. In a nutshell, it’s like … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Planning your will

Kolbi L. Cumbo, Esq., LLM, attorney with Deming, Parker, Hoffman, Campbell &Daly LLC in Atlanta, Georgia provides a primer for planning your will. Your death is the absolute last thing you want to think about when you are bringing a … Continue reading

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Lillebaby COMPLETE Original

Being a mom in today’s world can prove to be an ongoing practice in learning how to be comfortable with your own personal decisions. Everyone seems to have an opinion on everything. Which is great sometimes, and not so great … Continue reading

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Week 35: Mom-to-be guilt

Now that Roo’s almost here (~ 5 weeks!), I’m thinking more about what my post-pregnancy life will be like. I plan on taking three months off of my editing contract job to focus on acclimating to life as a mom … Continue reading

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Huge baby

My baby is huge. There is no other way to describe him.  Sure, one might say that he is adorable, or sweet, but those are never the first observations made by friends and family. “What a big boy!” is the … Continue reading

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Back-to-back Hollywood babies

They enjoyed pregnancy so much, they did it again – quickly! We’re taking a look at Hollywood’s back-to-back baby boom. From Megan Fox, to Britney Spears, to Jessica Simpson, let’s see which star moms are making their kids close in age. ◦ Megan Fox: … Continue reading

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The big 3 months

We made it. I never doubted it for a second. Sure, there were moments when I sobbed uncontrollably because I had only gotten three hours of interrupted sleep. And, yes, my baby’s fresh-from-the-hospital-colic-induced-screaming left me feeling as helpless as Billy … Continue reading

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Week 39: Celebrating life

This past Saturday marks my 39th week of pregnancy, but, honestly, for the past month it hasn’t been a countdown to my due date that has been the most preeminent date in my mind. Instead, I’ve been counting upwards, at … Continue reading

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Small Survivor: The birth of Khloe

On June 20, 2009 my oldest daughter’s 7th birthday, I found out I was expecting again.  It was definitely a surprise, but we were all excited.  I called and made my first appointment, and was told I would have to … Continue reading

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Chicco Polly SE

The Chicco Polly SE highchair is a comfortable, padded recliner with a food tray. Its large, padded seat can cradle our young son and grow with him while he learns his table manners. The Polly SE is fully adjustable and … Continue reading

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Win it: Crocs

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS: Tamarah B. of Columbus GA, Suzanne G of Flowerville MI, Emily A. of Cramerton NC, Jolyne O. of Ballston Spa NY and Eric R. of Dallas TX. As soon as your … Continue reading

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Week Three: Postpartum Fitness Series

Welcome to Week Three of Pregnancy & Newborn’s 6-Week Postpartum Fitness Series. Here are our goals for the week: Work out five to six days this week, even if it’s only for 10 minutes one of those days. Moving your … Continue reading

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Telltale signs

Remember the song “Lightning Crashes” by Live? It came on the car radio yesterday, and as is my M.O. for any song produced roughly between 1983 and 1996, I started singing along. The kids were abnormally quiet in the back; … Continue reading

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Diono Radian GTX

My littlest man turned 9 months old this past week. Nine months and 24 pounds. Let’s do the math: 24 pounds of boy plus 20 pounds of car seat equals too much for me to handle. So, with the blessing … Continue reading

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Week 34: Lazy days

It seems I’ve reverted back to the first trimester. Along with having what little energy I had left zapped out of me, I’ve been knocked down with some bouts of nausea and extreme stomach discomfort. It feels as though Roo … Continue reading

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Pump it up (the story continues)

I think I understand what it’s like to be a guy. I haven’t started grilling or watching NASCAR, but I have become preoccupied with a certain part of the female anatomy. It’s embarrassing to admit, but a lot of my … Continue reading

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Prince William and Kate Middleton’s postpartum outing

Royal new parents Prince William and Kate Middleton were seen kicking off the 135-mile Ring O’ Fire marathon in Anglesey, North Wales on Friday (August 30). The outing marks the new mum’s first public appearance since giving birth to their son George at St. Mary’s Hospital in … Continue reading

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Scream of celebration

My baby has developed a few new talents over the past month. He learned to roll over onto his back. He then learned to roll back onto his stomach. He also bought his first car on Friday, and then sold … Continue reading

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Week 38: Ready or not

It’s funny how things change from one pregnancy to the next. As my due date looms ever nearer (just 12 more days to go!), my attitude and actions towards the big day this time around couldn’t be more different than … Continue reading

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Win it: Oogaa

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED.  CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER STACEY W. of Wooster, OH. When your tot has graduated to solid foods, you can expect mealtime to get messy—but food can also be a lot of fun. (And we don’t … Continue reading

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An unforgettable moment: The birth of Myles Perry

Myles was coming into the world on September 26, 2012, whether the doctor planned it or not. His original due date had been scheduled for October 3, 2013. But due to high blood pressure, my C-section was moved to September … Continue reading

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Traveling with an infant, Part 1

Traveling with an infant is not for the faint of heart. Well, actually, I guess I’ve yet to experience the actual travel part. I suppose I should say, planning for travel with an infant isn’t for the faint of heart. … Continue reading

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Evenflo ModTot

In gearing up for a first child, I was under the impression that if you’ve seen one highchair, you’ve seen them all. But that’s just not true. Practicality, style, comfort, affordability and ease of use became high on the list … Continue reading

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Week Two: Postpartum Fitness Series

Welcome to Week Two of Pregnancy & Newborn’s 6-Week Postpartum Fitness Series. Here are our goals for the week: Work out at least one more day this week than last week, between three and fives time total. Complete the Week … Continue reading

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Through sick and kin

Last night did not go well. My wife came home from work a little early, and went right to take a nap. I didn’t think much of it—she has a brutal week in a job to which she’s still acclimating. … Continue reading

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Week 33: Baby Shower

Having a baby and getting married have a lot of similarities. Both are significant life events and take months of preparation; they elicit excitement (and often unsolicited advice) from many well wishers. These are generally the happiest times in an … Continue reading

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phil&teds poppy

I just got the cutest highchair—it’s retro meets contemporary! It comes in three colors: cranberry, lime and bubblegum blue. We have the cranberry one, and so far it is really a winner in most every way. When our phil&teds poppy highchair … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop with dad-to-be Josh Duhamel

Safe Haven star Josh Duhamel is one busy daddy-to-be. With his baby boy arriving “in about a week,” Josh joined forces with Valspar Paint and Habitat for Humanity to launch Valspar Hearts & Hands for Habitat on Monday (August 19) in New York City, benefitting Habitat … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide 2013 Free Stuff

We have more than $3,500 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our Buyer’s Guide issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all  seven contests daily. Contest closes December … Continue reading

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Family halloween costumes

Children are not dolls. We do not have them simply to dress them up in costumes and fun outfits. Just kidding. Of course we do. My baby is a walking fashion experiment, and he loves it. This year, my wife … Continue reading

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On the road again

This first year is a year of many firsts—first car rides, first words, first three months of no sleep. Not any less significant is my little one’s first plane ride. On his three-month birthday, he and I flew home to … Continue reading

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