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Win a New Mom Essentials Pack from Cake Maternity!

Enter to win a Mom Essentials Pack from Cake Maternity!        

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Joovy TooFold

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

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Congratulations, Tanya!

Our Knocked Up blogger Tanya recently welcomed a new little family member. Click here to read the story of her home birth.

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Win it: Knock Knock

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 to mention how you’ll raise her in the years after). But this sweet … Continue reading

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Right at home: The birth of Akira

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

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Evenflo Advanced Transitions 3-in-1

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

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Graco 4Ever All-in-1

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

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2015 Buyer’s Guide Free Stuff

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 September 30, 2015.   … Continue reading

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Week 38: She makes me brave

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

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Newton giveaway

Safe siesta One slumbering sweetheart will win a Newton Crib Mattress, which is hypoallergenic, completely washable and made without foam, latex or adhesives.

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Lullaby Earth giveaway

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.

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CelebrityBabyTrends.com giveaway

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

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Preggers.com giveaway

Treat yourself Two chic mamas will win The Ultimate Maternity and Postpartum Support Shopping Spree with a $250 gift card to Preggers.com.

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Konfidence + pediped + b.box giveaway

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.

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Naturepedic giveaway

Rest easy One sweet dreamer will win a Naturepedic Organic Cotton Lightweight 2-Stage Crib Mattress, providing the perfect combination of firmness and comfort.

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Stuff4Multiples.com giveaway

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.

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Chicco 100 Day Giveaway

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 … Continue reading

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Signing off

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

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It takes a village

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

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Week 15: The one where there are so many other thoughts to think

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

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Win it: Pilatesology.com

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 than exercise. Thanks to Pilatesology.com, you can get … Continue reading

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Six weeks of summer: Week 4, a week away

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

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The great wait: The birth of Arabella

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

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Ingenuity Trio 3-in-1 SmartClean High Chair

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

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Week 37: Growing pains

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

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Clek Fllo

This mama is all about safety and ease of use. When I heard the Clek Fllo car seat could beused rear-facing up to 50 pounds, I said, “Sign me up!” You want to keep your babies rear-facing as long as … Continue reading

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Upside down and turned around

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

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Combi Shuttle

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

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Britax B-Safe 35

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

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Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double

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

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Two tiny teeth

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

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Week 14: The one where the kids find out

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

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Double the fun: The birth of Regina & Eli

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

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Win it: Woolino

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 all night long. Woolino is here to simply your … Continue reading

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Six weeks of summer: Week 3, visiting the childminder

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

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GB Asana35 AP

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

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Diono Pacifica

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

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Chicco KeyFit 30 Zip

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

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Week 36: The waiting game

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

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Mountain Buggy Juno

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

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I don’t want him to be sedated

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

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Parenting predictions

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

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Week 39: The lion sleeps tonight

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

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Week 13: The one where I’m old

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

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Six weeks of summer: Week 2, bonding with my boy

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

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Step right up: The birth of Daisy

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

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Win it: Cake Maternity

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 the girls are growing. Whether you’re an expectant mama in need … Continue reading

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Week 35: Becoming ‘mommy and daddy’

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

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My love-hate relationship with the medical system

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

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MÜV REIS

Confession: When I was pregnant with my first child, my husband and I stood staring at the wall of strollers at a local baby store for 45 minutes completely dumbfounded. With so many stroller options on the market today, where … Continue reading

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