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Week 34: Sharing is caring

Sharing is caring—perhaps one of the simplest, yet truest mottos in the English language. From the playground to adult life, I feel that sharing is one of the purest, least complicated ways we can show we genuinely care about another … Continue reading

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MÜV KUSSEN

Choosing the right car seat is one of the most important purchases a new parent can make. With so many car seats on the market, the decision-making process can be a bit overwhelming to say the least. So, I am … Continue reading

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Take the log out of your eye

“What is that?” my wife asked in a slightly freaked out tone. She was pointing at the baby’s left eye. I squinted and leaned in close. Mustering all of my vast medical knowledge, I said, “I don’t know. It looks … Continue reading

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Baby Graham weaning the way

A major and exciting milestone has been reached here in the Morrison household. Little Graham has ventured into the world of real food! It happened a few days ago when my parents and sister were over for a big family … Continue reading

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Medela Freestyle Double Electric Breast Pump

For working moms, a good breast pump can make all the difference in successful breastfeeding. When it comes to breast pumps, Medela has a reputation for being the best. The Freestyle pump is a double electric pump designed to be … Continue reading

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Week 11: A slight change in delivery

Three of the four positive pregnancy tests I’ve taken in my life have been in the bathroom at work. Always in the same stall. This has nothing to do with anything except that I feel as though it helps to illustrate the … Continue reading

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VTech VM343 Baby Monitor Giveaway

Intuitive and resourceful, just like you, VTech’s VM343 Safe&Sound Pan & Tilt Full Color Video and Audio Monitor helps you keep an eye (and ear!) on your little one from up to 1,000 feet away. We love the remote pan … Continue reading

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Week 37: True or false

This week has been pretty eventful and pretty exciting. My nesting instinct is stronger than it’s ever been, and it feels like I’m really checking stuff off our to-do list. Jesse even put together Anaïs’s loft bed in her room … Continue reading

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Win it: Belly Armor

The expectant crowd takes a whole lot of precautions to ensure their babes-to-be are healthy and safe. You carefully consider what foods to put on your plate and inspect the ingredient lists on your go-to beauty products. Maybe you even … Continue reading

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Homeward bound: The birth of Cheyton Texas

It’s surreal to think this day even happened; it feels like a dream that happened in my heart. How do I even begin to write the majesty of the day our son came earth side, the day I became a … Continue reading

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A thought about the concept of time

It’s been a few weeks since I last posted and for that I’m sorry. When life gets busy a month can fly by, and although in that time I’m not any different, as a month in adult terms is such a short … Continue reading

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TwinGo Carrier

The TwinGo Carrier is—in a word—amazing! Few products are so intuitive and thoughtfully crafted; the creator of this carrier thought of everything. As the name suggests, it can be used to carry two children at once, or it can be … Continue reading

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Week 33: Blank canvas baby

Here’s the thing: I really, really don’t like pink. I’m not into princesses, dance or diamonds. I wouldn’t say I’m a tomboy, but I do love my neutrals. Speaking of muted colors—I have probably used the word “neutral” one too many … Continue reading

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Stair training

When most people speak of training on the stairs, they are referring to a form of exercise in which they run up and down stairs to increase strength and endurance, but we have been talking about a different kind of … Continue reading

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Kelly Moore Ponder Bag

Sometimes the perfect diaper bag ends up not being a “real” diaper bag at all. Such is the case of the Kelly Moore Ponder bag, which is designed to be a camera bag but functions perfectly as a baby bag. … Continue reading

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The perks of being a breastfeeder

We’ve officially been parents for five whole months now! No other five-month span in my life has been filled with so many changes, so many new joys and so much love. I can’t believe my sweet little baby boy is growing up … Continue reading

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Week 36: Window of opportunity

You guys. I’m officially in my “window,” and I’m beyond excited. What is this window I speak of? It’s basically the time in my pregnancy when it is pretty safe to birth a baby. It’s essentially the moment I am … Continue reading

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Hurry down: The birth of Brooklin

In April I had found out I was expecting a little baby! I got so excited, but I did not know what I was in for. During my (long) pregnancy, I was in and out of the hospital and so scared every … Continue reading

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Twelve Months of Emmelia

Twelve months ago—and every day since—a 7-pound baby girl stole my heart. Believe me when I say I’m intimately acquainted with how quickly newborns turn into babies, and babies into toddlers, and toddlers into kiddos. But somehow, here I am, … Continue reading

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Win it: CookieCutterKingdom

Stumped about what to make for your little one’s first birthday bash or your co-worker’s baby shower? Even the simplest cookie recipe can wow a crowd with a pretty presentation! This summer, you can be the coolest mom around baking fun, delicious … Continue reading

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Ameda Purely Yours CarryAll Double Electric Breast Pump

By kid No. 3, one might like to think they’re a bit of a parenting pro, but I’m finding out that—at least when it comes to breastfeeding—I am anything but. I have experienced babies who were great eaters from the … Continue reading

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Week 32: Matters of the heart

I was having dinner with my best friend Stefanie on Tuesday night at LaFonda—one of our favorite restaurants to sit outside. I was telling her about some of my money concerns. You know, I’m in debt; I pay out more … Continue reading

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Our little bookworm

Our sweet little Graham is 20 weeks old. It amazes me how much he’s grown and developed in less than five months’ time. Lately he’s been really interested in grabbing and gnawing on his tiny feet. He can sit on his own … Continue reading

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Week 35: What a year

In one trip around the sun, Jesse and I moved houses twice, got married, went on a honeymoon, got pregnant, went on a babymoon and are now about to have this little boy join our family! We just celebrated our … Continue reading

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Win It: Two Sliders

The two-in-one fun has begun! Breathe a sigh of relief the next time you forget to pack a change of baby clothes in the diaper bag—because with Two Sliders, a reversible clothing line for kiddos, you can simply turn your mini’s top inside out and … Continue reading

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How we survived: The birth of Jackson

What I remember, I remember in flashes. They are bright and distinct and some are so visceral they rend open my heart. Even now, I lie in bed and unspool the memories like so much thread: how close we came … Continue reading

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The Birthday Girl

In just a little over a week, our baby will be 1 entire year old. It feels like some big prank—there’s no way she can be that big already!—but nope, it’s for real. Still, it crept up on me somehow, and … Continue reading

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Week 31: A title to be earned

In last week’s blog, I wrote about how quickly time seems to be slipping by and that I have a lot to get done before baby girl makes her appearance. I am happy to report that in just one week, … Continue reading

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Lansinoh SignaturePro Double Electric Breast Pump

The Lansinoh SignaturePro Double Electric Breast Pump is a closed system breast pump, so there were a few extra parts (as compared to an open system). The pumping bottles came preassembled, so you can see exactly how the parts fit … Continue reading

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Happy reunion

As I mentioned last week, my wife and baby were away on a trip. I missed them terribly. I’m happy to say that we are all finally reunited, and what a joyful reunion it was. Even as I rolled up … Continue reading

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A few of our favorite things

It’s amazing how many different items are sold for babies. Infants are so tiny but need so many things! Before I had Graham it was overwhelming trying to prepare and buy all of the things that I thought we would … Continue reading

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Week 34: A sprinkle of sunshine

This week has felt pretty pivotal in this pregnancy. My mother-in-law, Diane, came into town for a whirlwind weekend visit to celebrate this baby boy during our baby sprinkle! And it was fabulous. We took her out for some Korean … Continue reading

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A betting game: The birth of Declan

On my last day of work, which was just a little over a week before my due date, my husband Adam drove me to and from work—knowing that this day would be bittersweet for me. That evening, we went out … Continue reading

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Her next big leap

I’m trying not to think too hard about the fact that our baby will be a 1-year-old come mid-July. Gulp. Instead, I’m focusing on all the big things happening around here this summer—standing practice, pool time and maybe even her … Continue reading

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Win it: Stuff 4 Multiples

There’s an old saying that there are only two things in life we are never fully prepared for: twins. Luckily, Stuff 4 Multiples is here to help you manage the (many!) tasks that come with bringing up babies. This week, Stuff 4 … Continue reading

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The First Years Quiet Expressions Plus Double Electric Breast Pump

I am a first-time mom and wanted to try pumping to help increase my milk supply between feedings and store breast milk for when I go back to work. While searching for the right breast pump for me, it was important … Continue reading

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Week 30: Decision dosey doe

Sunday I had a glorious, full day off. I slept in, had brunch with friends, and excitedly headed to Home Depot where I bought two cans of paint—one light green, one pale yellow. It was warm out, but there was … Continue reading

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When the cat’s away, the mice will play

I am missing my wife and baby terribly right now. They are both away on a trip, so my wife can visit her sister. They are gone for an entire week. Before you imagine me playing video games late into … Continue reading

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Joovy Hook

There are highchairs—huge, plastic, a drag for traveling—and then there are hanging highchairs—the kind that hook right onto the table or countertop. The Joovy Hook falls into the second category, with a few extras thrown in that make it stand … Continue reading

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Room service: Sam’s nursery

Meet Sam Baby Sam enjoys avocados, books and dancing to funky music. His designer mom, Maria Sabbah, crafts clever art and room accessories for her online shop, Tellkiddo, and she managed to sneak a few of her signature items into … Continue reading

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July 2015 Free Stuff

We have more than $1,800 worth of fabulous freebies up for grabs in our July issue! Click on each image to enter for your chance to win that prize. You can enter all contests daily. Contest closes July 31, 2015. Charlie Banana … Continue reading

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Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Nearby Napper

This playard displays evolution at its finest. The Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Nearby Napper certainly isn’t just a playard or just a travel bed, it meets many more parenting needs than that. The added features on this playard … Continue reading

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Little linguist

Because I speak English and my husband speaks Dutch, raising a bilingual child was a no-brainer. But when we shared our decision with others, the response was a mixture of admiration and concern. What a great opportunity for our daughter, … Continue reading

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Little wonders

When the nursery is tiny, every inch counts. light / art print / clock / cart / mail organizer / mobile / dresser / rug / crib / cloud cushion / rocker / pillow

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Watered down

Watermelon As its name implies, this fruity favorite contains plenty of H2O. It’s the perfect summertime treat, so go ahead and savor a wedge (or three). Iceberg lettuce This leafy pick is often overlooked for darker, more nutrient-dense greens, but … Continue reading

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Choose your own adventure

If you’re pining for a quiet town with charm for days… Try: El Colibri in Cambria, California This artisan-built accommodation echoes the peaceful demeanor of its coastal community. Dig your feet into the cool sand as you watch the elephant seals … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Body image

Q: I’ve read about women thinking of their stretch marks as tiger stripes and their sagging tummies as reminders of the miracles they grew, but when I look in the mirror, I just feel unattractive and ready to crawl into a … Continue reading

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Room service: Delia’s nursery

Meet Delia Baby Delia is a big fan of two things: milk and her big brother, Silas. Her mom, Lindsay Wilkins, is a blogger at HelloHue and the handywoman and creative brains behind her daughter’s not-too-pink nursery. On straying from the … Continue reading

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Star power

Factor it in SPF stands for sun protection factor. “It tells you how much longer you can stay outside without burning,” explains Janet Prystowsky, MD, a New York-based dermatologist. With a thick coat of SPF 50, for example, you should … Continue reading

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Mindful birthing

Walking outside on a warm spring day, my insides constricted and pain radiated across my lower back. I closed my eyes and focused on the humid air as it made its way through my nostrils to the walls of my … Continue reading

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