Monthly Archives: August 2015
Enter to win a New Mom Essentials Pack from Cake Maternity!
Multipurpose is the best word to describe the Joovy TooFold stroller by Micralite. It can transform from a single stroller to a double stroller, a single stroller with a standing platform, and even a single stroller with a huge storage pack. It’s the … Continue reading
Our Knocked Up blogger Tanya recently welcomed a new little family member. Click here to read the story of her home birth.
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Thalia (CA) and Tiaja (CT)! During your nine months of pregnancy, you’re hard at work prepping your home for a wee one and giving serious thought to how you’ll bring your babe into the world (not … Continue reading
For those of you who have followed along during my pregnancy, you know that in what has now become my last Knocked-Up blog post, I was having some false labor and a whole lotta Braxton Hicks contractions that were leading me … Continue reading
I was excited to receive my Evenflo Advanced Transitions 3-in-1 car seat. This car seat is perfect for those ever-growing toddlers. Its three stages can accommodate your child until they are ready to lose the car seat altogether. Not only … Continue reading
With kids constantly growing in to and out of their car seats, tripping over or trying to find storage for seats in limbo was getting old. When I began dreaming of the extra space I would acquire if we didn’t … Continue reading
We have more than $2,700 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our Buyer’s Guide! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes December 31, 2015. Naturepedic … Continue reading
In a past blog post, I wrote about the anticipation Darrin and I have about what baby girl will be like when she arrives—the parts of us she would acquire, and those we hoped we could spare her. I wrote … Continue reading
Safe siesta One slumbering sweetheart will win a Newton Crib Mattress, which is hypoallergenic, completely washable and made without foam, latex or adhesives.
Sleep tight One little dozer will win a Lullaby Earth Breeze Crib Mattress, boasting a breathable surface, food-grade waterproofing, seamless reinforced edges and dual firmness.
First rate One happy household will win a First Year Bundle by CelebrityBabyTrends.com, featuring a RaZbaby Keep-It-Kleen Pacifier and RaZ-Buddy Ethan Penguin, Poe Wovens Babywearing Wrap, Squooshi Baby Food Pouch Starter Kit, Bella Bundles On-The-Go Blanket, Evoli Foaming Baby Wash, … Continue reading
Treat yourself Two chic mamas will win The Ultimate Maternity and Postpartum Support Shopping Spree with a $250 gift card to Preggers.com.
Package deal One lucky little one will win a $200 gift certificate to pediped, $200 worth of swim gear from Konfidence and $100 worth of fun finds from b.box.
Rest easy One sweet dreamer will win a Naturepedic Organic Cotton Lightweight 2-Stage Crib Mattress, providing the perfect combination of firmness and comfort.
Twice as nice One mom of multiples will win a Twingaroo twin carrier and diaper bag, as well as a twin pool float, mother of twins necklace and twin baby journal, courtesy of Stuff4Multiples.com.
We’re giving away 100 Chicco products and prizes every day for 100 days—hooray! From strollers to car seats to feeding essentials and even shopping sprees, there’s something for everyone. Enter on Mondays to win a stroller, Tuesdays to win a … Continue reading
Our little guy turns 1 year old this week. This event also marks the end of my journey writing for Pregnancy & Newborn’s Dad’s Eye View blog. I’m thankful for the opportunity to share a bit of my journey in … Continue reading
There is a saying: It takes a village to raise a child. As a new mother, I’m realizing more and more the importance of finding your village, your community. As hard as people try, no one can prepare you ahead … Continue reading
I can remember back to my first pregnancy when I basically had nothing else going on in my life. I mean, I was working but only part-time, teaching a class at the local university and going to graduate school, and … Continue reading
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Olivia (MD)! It can be tough for new and expectant mamas to find time for a workout, when the gym seems farther away than ever and your sweatpants seem more suited for the couch … Continue reading
During my summer break from work, I have been spending some quality time with my little man, and although I’m very grateful my profession allows this to happen, I forgot that I’m actually blessed for it. After speaking with friends about … Continue reading
I had a great pregnancy with Arabella. It was my first pregnancy, and I was a little nervous—but so excited! My doctor said all along that it looked like I’d have a regular vaginal delivery, so that was what I … Continue reading
We received the Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 SmartClean High Chair as we were moving from an apartment into our first home, and it was one of the first things that was unpacked. The setup was simple, the instructions were easy to follow, and … Continue reading
For the record, I’d like to state that I am not giving up quite yet on my stance that I am OK with baby girl hanging out right where she is for a bit longer. However, things have changed pretty … Continue reading
This mama is all about safety and ease of use. When I heard the Clek Fllo car seat could be used rear-facing up to 50 pounds, I said, “Sign me up!” You want to keep your babies rear-facing as long … Continue reading
Our little guy is almost a year old. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen him stretching out and bulking up considerably. As he’s grown, he’s also become more playful. His greater strength and mass have made him more capable … Continue reading
I was counting down the days until the Combi Shuttle infant car seat arrived! My 5-month-old baby girl hated what was her current car seat. Unless she was magically asleep, she screamed every time she was in it. Being a … Continue reading
When we opened the box of the Britax B-Safe 35 car seat, we didn’t read through the whole manual because this wasn’t the first car seat that we’ve installed. The manual was very clear, though, and would have been easy … Continue reading
Twins? Two kids under 5-years-old? Just want to walk around with an extra seat to keep your options open? This might be the stroller for you. The Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double offers an easy ride, practical standard features … Continue reading
Right on time, Graham has sprouted two darling, little, razor-sharp teeth. With his big 6-month birthday just a couple days away, I knew it was likely to happen soon. For the past couple of days, little man has been a fussy … Continue reading
When I found out I was pregnant, my husband and I decided that we’d wait to tell our two older kids (ages 5 and 3) until after we had the first ultrasound. Because you just never know what might happen, and I … Continue reading
On June 13, 2014, I was driving to work with my 3-year-old son, Matheo. I was working as a teacher in the same school/daycare that Matheo was going. I was feeling good and thought I had nothing to worry about … Continue reading
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Sunnie (CO)! Putting your wee one down for a good night’s sleep doesn’t have to be a worry-filled ordeal. With the right gear on your side, you and your babe will rest easy … Continue reading
As you all know I am currently on leave from work and have six weeks where I get to spend all of my time with my little man. So far it’s been amazing—I feel like I’m really bonding with him, and … Continue reading
The first thing I loved about the GB Asana35 AP rear-facing car seat was the way it looked. I know that may sound weird or superficial, but I have had cheap looking car seats before—and this looked nothing like those. … Continue reading
Time passed too quickly, and my little girl outgrew her newborn car seat. My husband and I were now faced with the daunting task of getting a convertible car seat because inevitably she would grow way too fast but need a … Continue reading
When I got the Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip car seat in the mail, I took it out of the box, and I soon as I laid eyes on it I knew it was going to be wonderful. Right off the … Continue reading
The waiting game is one I’ve played before—but never like this. Usually, when waiting for impending news, an important event, or mere a yes or no, the wait either leads to something exceptional—or something not so wonderful. Waiting for baby I’m … Continue reading
As a first-time mama, I registered for all of the standard baby gear, and in the babywearing department, I registered for the same carrier every naïve parent registers for. (You know the one I’m talking about; it starts with baby and rhymes … Continue reading
Some of us might have fond adolescent memories of the punk band The Ramones, whose hits include a song called, “I Want to be Sedated.” The song is catchy, and it articulates the angst of our generation as we were … Continue reading
Before becoming a parent, I knew exactly what kind of mom I was going to be. I knew I would have it all under control. How hard could it be? No little 10-20 pound person was going to get the … Continue reading
Well, the full moon came and went with nothing but more prodromal labor and no baby in sight. Le sigh. So to keep my mind off of it, we enjoyed the company of my sister and her beautiful family who … Continue reading
It was brought to my attention last week that I am now in fact old. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’ve known all along that I am getting older. I just didn’t realize that I am officially “old.” But I am. … Continue reading
So last week I began the six weeks of summer where I get to spend some quality time one-on-one with my little boy (as my partner’s maternity leave has sadly run out). And it wasn’t the greatest start—we had the builders in … Continue reading
I love telling this story because it was such a beautiful labor—and nothing like my first one. I went into labor the night after my due date, which was March 26, 2015. It was around 10 p.m. on the 27th, … Continue reading
This contest is closed. Congratulations to Alberto (CA) and Max (CA)! Becoming a mother shouldn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for function or comfort—you still want to wear a bra that looks as good as it feels, even as … Continue reading
Last Thursday morning I had what I’ve coined a “life-first.” I woke up early to put on real makeup, made coffee and poured it into a travel mug, and headed out the door to my—wait for it—first ever, pre-scheduled daycare … Continue reading
Last week, I mentioned how we were going to see a specialist about a cyst that is growing next to our little guy’s eye. This week, we made the trek to the hospital for the evaluation. The ophthalmologist poked and … Continue reading