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More dogs

Oliver has learned two new words over the past two weeks. The first of his new words, NO, has brought about several delightful interactions in which he proceeds to throw spoons, play with food, and push us away as he … Continue reading

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Chicco Neuvo Travel System

My family is no stranger to the Chicco line of strollers. We used the Chicco Cortina Travel System for our first child and found it be very functional for our usage patterns. So imagine our delight when the new, lightweight Chicco … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

Congratulations to Chelsea Clinton who announced her pregnancy today! The 34-year-old was speaking at an event in New York City for the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project when she addressed her audience. She said, “Marc and I … Continue reading

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The rush

There were things I didn’t anticipate when I visualized myself as a mom a year ago. Yes, I could clearly see the spit-up-stained clothes, and yes, I knew there might be nights I’d see the sun come up. But no, … Continue reading

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Week 15: Unsolicited advice

Positive pregnancy tests should come with a flow chart that demonstrates the conversations to expect once you announce you’re pregnant. It could be a novella, even: “What to Expect When You’re Announcing.” The questions are all the same at first: … Continue reading

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Win it: All Diaper Cakes

Every new mama deserves to be showered with love—and gifts! That’s why a diaper cake from AllDiaperCakes.com is such a brilliant idea for any mom-to-be. The cake not only includes important essentials for baby like disposable diapers, ultra soft washcloths, … Continue reading

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Inglesina Quad Stroller with Pushchair Seat and Bassinet

I was excited and a little intimidated by the three large boxes that arrived with my new Inglesina Quad Stroller with Pushchair Seat and Bassinet. The boxes weren’t heavy—just large—so my sweet hubby, who handles all things heavy and all … Continue reading

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A beautiful gift: The birth of Valencia Grace

I knew we were spending a lot of money preparing for Valencia’s birth by paying for birthing classes, books, and doulas, but I wanted an un-medicated birth. Therefore, I wanted to be as informed as possible. Only a couple things … Continue reading

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Baby fat

The excuses I made for not exercising post-delivery have officially expired. Now that we have a jogging stroller, now that Rowan is able to ride in it, and now that spring has (dare I say it and risk jinxing it?) … Continue reading

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Evenflo Platinum Symphony DLX All in One Car Seat

In a very short amount of time, my family size increased considerably with the birth of my twin girls, and with their arrival came a need for a safe way to transport them in our vehicle. We needed a car … Continue reading

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I’m no supermom

It happens a lot—my cape falling off. I’m not sure how all those super hero’s do it. I guess some of my favorites have chosen to go cape free: Captain America, Ironman, and Han Solo— and I can see why. … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: 5 star moms who embraced their post-baby bodies

The urgency to lose baby weight in Hollywood is almost as serious as an Oscar win. Who dropped the postpartum pounds the fastest? Who debuted her post-baby body on a magazine cover? How much did she gain during her pregnancy? … Continue reading

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Week 14: Sharing the news

There are many challenges to the first trimester. As it turns out, growing a human makes you really tired. Nausea is an everyday occurrence. Things like sleeping and going to the bathroom will never be the same. Perhaps the hardest … Continue reading

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Double the love: The birth of Kyla and Khloe

After a very scary pregnancy that involved countless doctor appointments, being hospitalized, and lots of bed rest, I was finally in the hospital being induced at 36 weeks with my mo-di (one placenta, two amniotic sacs) twins. My doctor had … Continue reading

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Bumbleride Indie 4

We live in Bend, Oregon, which is widely considered to be an outdoor wonderland. As such, we were very excited to have a chance to take a look at the Bumbleride Indie 4  because it’s touted as an all-terrain stroller … Continue reading

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Growin’Rowan

Starting Rowan on solids has been infinitely less stressful than I thought it would be; which is great, because it helps make up for the messiness of it! I was hesitant to introduce him to “people food,” mostly because it … Continue reading

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Win it: Lullabelly

Starting around the 24th week of pregnancy, baby is actively listening and responding to sounds, so why not give him a taste of your favorite music? The Lullabelly Prenatal Music Belt makes it easy to share your favorite tunes, and … Continue reading

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Week 13: Here we go!

Hi Pregnancy and Newborn readers, my name is Rachel and I am thrilled to be the newest Knocked Up blogger for P&N!  I just wanted to introduce myself and share a bit of my background in my first post—it’s only right … Continue reading

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Angelcare AC1200 Video Movement and Sound Monitor for Smartphone

For the busy, tech-savvy, at-work or at-home parent, the Angelcare AC1200 Video Movement and Sound Monitor for Smartphone is worth considering. Imagine going on a date night with your spouse. You text the babysitter asking if baby is asleep (because … Continue reading

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Raising boys

“She looks so cute in that outfit!” A kind store clerk recently made this statement to my wife, referring to my son. Mrs. Rogers smiled and continued to shop as though nothing had happened. It simply was not a big … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal arrival

The royals have arrived Down Under. Prince William and Kate Middleton touched down into Wellington, New Zealand with their 8-month-old son Prince George on Monday (April 7). Kicking off the start of their three-week tour, the trio disembarked from the Royal New Zealand Air Force aircraft. … Continue reading

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Sock it to me

The dryer is a magical appliance. True, it will dry the clothes 40 times faster than I can dry them by blowing on them, but this is not why I deem it remarkable. Nope. The dryer is otherworldly because clothes … Continue reading

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Get the look!

It’s here! It’s here! Our first-ever Registry Guide is on newsstands now, and we couldn’t be more excited. In case you love the cover as much as we do and want to get the look, here are the deets … … Continue reading

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Britax Advocate

As a parent of five children, I consider myself experienced in the use of most everything associated with children, including strollers, car seats, carriers, etc. We own a variety of car seats to accommodate our five kids and the different … Continue reading

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My girl: The birth of Catherine

Long before I got pregnant, I knew that when it came time for me to labor and deliver this hypothetical child, I would be getting an epidural. I didn’t want to have to experience the pain associated with child birth. … Continue reading

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A girl named Roh-Wan

Why is it that mothers of girls experience people mistaking their daughters for boys and mothers of boys experience people mistaking their sons for daughters? If you don’t know, that’s fine. Either wait for a pronoun to be dropped or … Continue reading

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Win it: Skip Hop

Whether running errands, hitting the playground or just strolling the streets, it’s important to have a diaper bag that looks as stylish as it is functional. That’s why new moms love the Skip Hop Chelsea Diaper Bag. Runway-inspired, this classy … Continue reading

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Registry Guide 2014 Free Stuff

We have more than $2,600 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our Registry Guide! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes June 30th, 2014. … Continue reading

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Levana Lila Baby Video Monitor

Before we had a baby, my wife and I did not think that a video monitor was necessary. It seemed like an extravagance. After using a video monitor, the Levana Lila Baby Video Monitor, we now fall firmly in the … Continue reading

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Dogs and babies

My son has learned to say dog. He cannot say yes, or no, or please, or thank you. He can say dog. My wife and I have never owned dogs, but my child has somehow learned how to call them … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Mila Kunis debuts baby bump

Simply stunning! Mom-to-be Mila Kunis posed with her Jupiter Ascending costar Channing Tatum at a red carpet event for CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Thursday (March 27). The expectant actress, 30, debuted her barely there baby bump in a navy, billowy sleeveless dress. The day before, we spotted the Ted star shopping … Continue reading

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Good night breast pump

As a teenager, my milkshake did not bring all the boys to yard. My whole life I’ve had what I would call an average-sized chest—bigger than Molly Ringwald but not as big as J-Lo. But when I was pregnant, my … Continue reading

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Care package

Over nine wild months of body changes and emotional highs and lows, expectant mamas don’t often feel in control of their pregnancies. But when it comes time to deliver, more and more women are taking back the reins and not … Continue reading

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Good-for-you granola

Once you’re no longer in the throes of morning sickess, don’t be surprised to wake up feeling ravenous. Whip up a batch of homemade granola that’s loaded with monounsaturated fats, thanks to a healthy helping of walnuts (or hazelnuts) and … Continue reading

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Universal appeal

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April and Registry Guide Free Stuff

Click below to view the giveaways for our April issue and Registry Guide. You can enter all contests once daily. April 2014 Free Stuff Registry Guide 2014 Free Stuff

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It’s raining cats and dogs

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Skin is in

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Unconventional eats

Pregnancy changes a gal in many ways, but one of the biggest adjustments typically happens in the kitchen. Suddenly, you’re very aware of what you’re eating, where that food came from and whether it’s a good choice for your growing … Continue reading

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Book Club: Surprised by Motherhood

Pregnancy and Newborn’s April Book Club pick, Surprised by Motherhood, is about a woman who never wanted to be a mom. Then she had kids. Lisa-Jo Baker lost her own mom to cancer when she was just a teenager and … Continue reading

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The hol(istic) truth

“I just want to keep things natural” has become a familiar refrain amongst mamas-to-be. The idea is well and good, but suffering through nine months of nausea, backache and swelling sans medicine can quickly become miserable. Luckily, holistic treatments are … Continue reading

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Advice from the trenches

“Research, research, research. Having knowledge of what will happen during pregnancy, birth and afterward not only gives you confidence but makes transitioning so much easier as well.” —Larisha Campbell, age 27, Sicklerville, New Jersey “Expect your life to change—sometimes for … Continue reading

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Mindful design

Create an earth-conscious abode for your new green bean.   crib / garland / toy / art / crib sheet / mobile / lighting / rocker / carpet tile  

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Make Kegels count

Developed by Dr. Arnold Kegel in 1948 to help women with those unexpected and sometimes uncontrollable postpartum leaks, Kegel exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor. Toning the muscles can result in better sex, faster postpartum recovery and gentler menstrual cramps; … Continue reading

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Road Test: Hands-free devices

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The best is yet to come

Newborn New arrival. After nine-plus months of waiting, it doesn’t get much better than holding your bundle in your arms at last. 1 month Temporary placement. Right now, you can lay your bambino on a playmat on the floor, walk … Continue reading

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A winning formula

Where to begin “For typical term newborn babies, it’s fine to start with a standard cow’s milk formula that is iron-fortified,” advises Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, pediatrician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and The Everett Clinic and author of Mama Doc … Continue reading

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Beautifully bare

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Find your parenting style

Whether you’re approaching motherhood for the first time or already have years of experience under your belt, a little self-reflection never hurts. Circle the answers that fit you best to discover your true parenting style. (For fun, give your partner … Continue reading

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April 2014 Free Stuff

We have more than $2,400 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our April issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes April 30th, 2014. … Continue reading

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