Monthly Archives: October 2013

Essay contest: Unexpected beginnings

From the sweet and touching to the funny and unforgettable, a myriad of moms submitted their sentiments about this journey called motherhood for our first ever reader essay contest. Although we enjoyed reading each and every one of your essays, … Continue reading

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Give it a rest

Sleep training is all about guiding your baby toward a fulfilling night’s sleep. Lay the groundwork by setting your baby’s internal clock and encouraging her to soothe herself. Then, when she’s ready for training, pick the approach that best fits … Continue reading

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Bright Starts Playful Pals Chair Top Highchair

As a new mom, I’ve learned that babies come with a lot of stuff. And while I was overjoyed at the prospect of having our son join us at mealtime in a chair as opposed to a bassinet, sling, etc., … Continue reading

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Fisher-Price Deluxe SpaceSaver Highchair

I would have thought that by the time my third child was born we would have everything we needed for a baby, but our hand-me-down highchair broke when being used by our second child, and we were in need of … Continue reading

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guzzie + Guss 203 Reclining Highchair

So many people have told me “a highchair is a highchair.” I have to admit, I agreed with their sentiments until I found the guzzie + Guss 203 Reclining Highchair! When the box arrived at our house, I was prepared to … Continue reading

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First birthday advice from an entertainer

Actress, children’s clothing designer and mom of two Soleil Moon Frye (you may know her from her role as Punky Brewster in the ’80s television sitcom of the same name) adds author to her repertoire with the release of her … Continue reading

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Smarty pants

Mommy brain: an air of absentmindedness and distraction that often plagues the minds of new moms. It begins in pregnancy, when the first hints of forgetfulness become apparent. Never mind the fact that you’re carrying and nurturing another life, barely … Continue reading

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Expression of love

A pump can be a pretty intimidating contraption to look at the first time you take it out of the box. There are tubes and levers and flanges and dials—it looks a bit like a modern day torture device. (That … Continue reading

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Going VBAC

Prior C-section mamas, listen up: We’ve rounded up answers to the most commonly asked questions about VBACs. (What’s a VBAC you ask? As it turns out, that’s the first thing we answer—keep reading!) What is a VBAC? VBAC stands for … Continue reading

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Essay contest: We cry

From the sweet and touching to the funny and unforgettable, a myriad of moms submitted their sentiments about this journey called motherhood for our first ever reader essay contest. Although we enjoyed reading each and every one of your essays, … Continue reading

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The pregnancy bucket list

Book your babymoon. Mocktails, lounging around, leisurely sightseeing, strolls in new places … need we say more? Go out with the girls. Fill up that social calendar while you’re footloose and offspring-free. Acceptable activities include spa days, leisurely lunches, chats … Continue reading

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Pick your pump

How often do you pump? Whether you need a double electric, manual or single electric breast pump depends very much upon the number of times you will be pumping each month, week and day. For occasional pumpers, a hand pump … Continue reading

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Tea for two

Red raspberry. This tea is believed to help tone the uterine muscle, decrease labor pain, and ease the birthing process. Rooibus. With loads of antioxidants, this is a terrific choice for expectant mamas. Just be sure it’s not a blend … Continue reading

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Leavin’ is easy

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times of your life. But if you’re a working mama-to-be, there may be one cloud hanging over your head: talking to your boss about maternity leave. You know you’re going to have to … Continue reading

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Road Test: Pull up a chair

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In the know: Beauty

What is the best way to remove blackheads and whiteheads without using salicylic acid? A: I like doing an exfoliating mask in the shower. When you come out, your skin is prepped for extraction if necessary. I recommend using cotton … Continue reading

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Back to sleep

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death of an infant under 1 year and leading cause of infant mortality in the U.S. Here are five ways to lower your baby’s risk. Lay baby on her back Time and … Continue reading

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Summer Infant Bentwood High Chair

With the addition of twins to our growing family in the past year, we were in need of a new highchair because there was no room left at the dinner table!  We were pleasantly surprised by the Summer Infant Bentwood … Continue reading

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Handy how-to: Get to know the girls

Monthly breast exams are recommended for all women age 20 and over. By regularly checking your breasts for lumps, coloration or changes, you have a much greater chance of spotting any differences early on, and consequently the opportunity to treat … Continue reading

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Pumpkin power

In addition to relieving those pesky abdominal cramps, pumpkins are packed with protein, zinc and other vitamins that benefit you and your baby. Make the most of this good-for-you gourd by whipping up a few of our favorite recipes from around … Continue reading

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