Monthly Archives: September 2013

September and Buyer’s Guide Free Stuff

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. Click below to view the giveaways for our September issue and Buyer’s Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. September 2013 Free Stuff Buyer’s Guide 2013 Free Stuff

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Week 38: Along for the ride

In my two goes at this baby-growing thing, I’ve had my share of on-the-edge moments. I’ve ridden jet skis, eaten deli meat (what can I say? I’m wild like that), and took a cross-country flight in my ninth month of … Continue reading

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Maybe it’s magic: The birth of Aubrey Autumn

When I walked away from my first marriage at the age of 27, I didn’t know what the future would hold. And I didn’t care, as long as it was a fresh start. And so it was, the beginning of … Continue reading

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On the move

There’s no better way to describe Isaac lately than “active”. This boy never stops moving, and is into everything he can find. I used to wonder why parents would buy things like toilet locks. I mean, how hard is it … Continue reading

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Win it: KayCee Stroh Gift Bag

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED – CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER JESSICA W. of Hopkins, SC. Baby showers are one of the (many!) highlights of pregnancy. When else do you get to have all of your favorite people celebrating the littlest … Continue reading

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Week One: Postpartum Fitness Series

Welcome to Week One of Pregnancy & Newborn’s 6-Week Postpartum Fitness Series. Here are our goals for the week: Work out two to four days this week for a minimum of 30 minutes each day. Complete the Week One workout … Continue reading

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Walk this way

Ready or not While many babes begin walking by their first birthdays, it’s not uncommon for some tots to reach 14 or 15 months before giving it a go. Walking is all about confidence, and every child learns at her … Continue reading

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Nutritional know-how

From caffeine to canned tuna, the list of foods moms-to-be should avoid is overwhelming. Self-proclaimed cheese lover Elizabeth Hurley, mother of a 1-year-old in Boston, was frustrated by the conflicting information she found: “I read no soft cheeses at all, … Continue reading

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Move it, mama: 6-Week Postpartum Fitness Series

Ready to reintroduce an exercise routine now that baby is here, but not sure where to start? We thought that might be the case. To help you find your fitness groove, we recruited Erica Ziel, founder of Core Athletica Inc. … Continue reading

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Stand tall

According to Esther Dolowich, MPT, a physical therapist with Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, California, who specializes in women’s issues, the biggest mistake expectant moms make is letting their bellies lead them to an excessively swayed … Continue reading

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Home safe

September is National Safety Month, and it’s the perfect time to brush up on a few simple ways you can protect the ones you love: Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Check those smoke detectors! Replace old batteries to ensure they … Continue reading

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way

If you’re unsure where to start when it comes to writing your will, follow these tips from Kolbi L. Cumbo, Esq., LLM, an attorney specializing in estate planning in Atlanta. 1. Get help. Your will is an extremely important document. … Continue reading

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Book Club: The Honest Toddler

This month, Pregnancy & Newborn’s Book Club is reading The Honest Toddler: A Child’s Guide to Parenting. Twitter’s youngest superstar, @HonestToddler, finally breaks into the book world, bringing all the sass you’ve come to love to this parental guide. Full … 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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Prenatal platitudes

What you’re told: Your belly will expand. What actually happens: Your belly expands. And your fingers. And your ankles. And your rear end. And your nose. What you’re told: You’ll experience morning sickness. What actually happens: You experience all-the-time sickness. … Continue reading

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Labor Day

The holiday may not have been intended to celebrate mamas originally, but as far as we’re concerned, it’s the perfect opportunity to honor the women who have faced the physical and emotional toils of labor and delivery with courage and … Continue reading

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Love in an elevator

When I first became pregnant with my son, I had a very clear picture of how things were going to be. This experience had all the makings of success: planned pregnancy, happy marriage, financial stability. Not only was I going … Continue reading

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September 2013 Free Stuff

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED AND WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. We have more than $3,000 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our September issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You … Continue reading

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Herb appeal

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Party pretties

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Road Test: Safe ride

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Spinach berry smoothie

If you’re joining in our 6-week postpartum fitness program—and you totally should—you’ll need a healthy post-workout snack to refuel. Whip up this delicious and nutritious smoothie for a refreshing, rejuvenating treat. (It’s great for breakfast or lunch, too!) Spinach berry … Continue reading

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Bringin’ sexy back

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Delivery room dictionary

Labor and delivery: It’s a wild ride, a life-changing adventure, the ultimate event before you finally meet your baby. It’s also an experience chock-full of words and phrases you may not know or understand. But take heart! We’ve gathered the … Continue reading

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