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Graco DuetSoothe Swing + Rocker

The day our Graco DuetSoothe Swing + Rocker arrived, it could not have been more welcomed. Our son was going through his 3-month-old growth spurt and had not been napping more than 15-30 minutes at a time. I opened the … Continue reading

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Ingenuity ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat

When we got the Ingenuity ConvertMe Swing-2-Seat out of the box, my husband and I were a little overwhelmed. There were lots of parts to look at, and it seemed like it might be a bit daunting to put this thing … Continue reading

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Beating winter blues

Seasonal slump A type of depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) typically crops up during wintertime. The exact cause is unknown, but researchers believe it’s closely tied to the lack of sunlight that colder months bring, which disrupts your circadian rhythm … Continue reading

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Signs of life

It’s a new year, and we’re headed into it with a new family member (he’s 4 months old now, but I still consider that new.) We’re knee deep in all that comes with this new life. There’s the crying, midnight … Continue reading

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Appetite for energy

Most moms-to-be are all too familiar with all-out energy drains—that exhausted feeling that breaks you down mentally to the point where the only activity you can fathom is watching TV with a carton of Ben & Jerry’s. While many people … Continue reading

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Ingenuity InVenture Pro Multi-Functional Stroller

As a busy first-time mom, I was very excited to give the Ingenuity InVenture Pro Multi-Functional Stroller a try. I was initially drawn to its advertised versatility. This stroller is compatible with the Ingenuity InTrust 35 Pro Infant Car Seat, which … Continue reading

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Five pregnancy mistakes you don’t have to make

As any woman sporting a bump knows, there’s no end to the onslaught of pregnancy advice. But much of it doesn’t have a leg to stand on, and some can even be harmful to you and your baby. We’re here … Continue reading

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Climbing chaos

Growth spurts are the darndest things. It’s so strange to start snapping up a pair of Bea’s recently worn pj’s, only to discover the sleeves stop at her elbows and she can’t straighten her legs. I’m still shocked every day … Continue reading

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Week 29: Happy New Year!

As 2014 comes to a close and we get ready to ring in the New Year, people all around the world start to set goals and create resolutions to guide them in the new year (or at least the first … Continue reading

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Grabby hands

So, nothing is safe anymore. She has two capable hands, and she’s not afraid to use them. We’ve reached the stage in which holding the baby and also trying to drink my morning tea or from my water bottle or … Continue reading

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Cherishing the moment: The birth of Julian

  It was a Monday morning, and my boyfriend and I were on FaceTime keeping track of my every contraction when my mother came in to say goodbye and kiss my tummy. I told her I was getting contractions that … Continue reading

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It’s in the little things

Attention everyone, settle down and raise a glass, for I want to make a toast. Here’s to me and my partner who have successfully survived the first week of parenthood. (And more importantly baby Ben survived, too!) Although it has … Continue reading

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Win it: Fruitsuper

This contest is closed. Congratulations Sarah (OR)! As the new year rolls around, keep track of your days with a timeless (in both looks and function) perpetual calendar from Fruitsuper. This wooden beauty would look as lovely in a nursery as … Continue reading

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Week 20: Shake it off

I’m usually pretty laid back when it comes to shopping, even when I decide to bring my 2-year-old. A few days ago we decided to embrace the crazy world of holiday shopping. We had pretty much all of our shopping … Continue reading

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One year ago

Merry Christmas! Many people will be giving and receiving gifts today. For our family, this day has become an important reminder of a very precious gift that was given to us. Actually, it was the news of the gift that … Continue reading

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My gift to myself

The stockings are hung. The packages are wrapped. We’re halfway through our road trip, feeling comfy and cozy and happy to be momentarily stationary at my parent’s house. And I’ve eaten enough cookies to last a lifetime (or at least … Continue reading

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Week 28: Merry pregnancy!

It’s the week of Christmas, and my pregnancy brain is filled with lots of Christmas-y things—so it is altogether amazing that we are all still functioning over here. As I’ve been cruising around town listening to all the Christmas songs … Continue reading

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(Re)planning for perfection: The birth of Emerson Rose

I am so excited to share Emerson’s birth story, not only because it was one of the most amazing moments of my life, but also because I am truly proud of it. I feel blessed because, although things did not … Continue reading

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Happy birthday (part two)

So here it is, the second and final installment of the birth story of my beautiful son. (In case you missed it, here’s the first.) By telling it over two weeks it kind of feels like it’s the last book in … Continue reading

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Win it: Free Like Birdie

We’ve all been there. Your wee one’s turtle onsie that was downright adorable this morning is now pretty gross, but you can’t for the life of you remember where you stuck that spare bodysuit. The Free Like Birdie Travel System keeps life’s little messes … Continue reading

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Baby’s first cold

She’s 5 months old, and our busy baby girl is celebrating with her very first honest to goodness cold. She’s sporting a snotty little button nose and rosy cheeks with a hacking cough, but she’s still all smiles. It’s breaking my … Continue reading

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Week 40: The final countdown

And so it goes, all good things must come to an end. After documenting nearly 40 weeks of pregnancy, here’s a summary of my final weeks and a timeline of my baby’s big day: Week 34: Day 6 Bye, bye … Continue reading

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Week 19: Thank you, second trimester!

I still shiver when I think about the first few weeks of my pregnancy. Addie Rivers usually comes in our room every morning around 6:30. She’s like our little alarm clock. I love these moments. The three of us get … Continue reading

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Exploring the limits of love

Let’s pretend that love is something that we manufacture somewhere in our body, as if a gland secretes it. I thought of love that way for a long time. In this view, love is a finite resource. We only have … Continue reading

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Mom shaming isn’t very festive

This week I witnessed something that caught me off guard. During a Christmas party, a mama brought in a plate of beautifully decorated homemade cookies to share with the crowd. While she was setting out her spread, another mom walked … Continue reading

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Week 27: The heart of the matter

You know that old wives tale that says that if you have lots of heartburn during pregnancy, your baby will be born with a full head of hair? Well, I have no idea if there is any truth to that … Continue reading

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iBaby M6 baby monitor

Smartphones, meet the smart baby monitor. iBaby M6 is the industry’s first 360-degree monitor camera, letting parents keep a watchful eye on their little ones, even from far away, with just the swipe of a finger. That’s the gist of … Continue reading

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Baby differences

Our nearly 5-month old baby girl—and I still can’t believe she’s that old already—had her 4-month well-baby visit a few weeks ago. We went through the basics (yes to sleeping on her back and the rear-facing car seat, no to … Continue reading

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Happy birthday (part one)

After nine and a half months of waiting, it has finally happened. Our baby has joined us in the world, and as all parents say it changed my life in the very moment I first saw him. It has done … Continue reading

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Our little blessing: The birth of Chinua

On a Tuesday evening I went to bed and suddenly had this huge “wee.” I thought, “How can it be because I just came from the toilet?” And yes it was clear water, smelling like bleach coming down. Luckily I … Continue reading

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Tula Ergonomic Baby Carrier

I’m writing this review for the Tula Ergonomic Baby Carrier with my 12-week-old snuggled against my chest. It’s her favorite place to be, and that can make getting things done a little tricky. But ever since our Tula carrier arrived, we’ve … Continue reading

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Win it: Cathryn A. Fisfis

This contest is now closed. Congratulations Aimee (CA)! Your diaper bag has room for all of baby’s essentials—and backups and spares and anything he might possibly need—but with such a hefty load, it’s not always easy to find what you’re looking for. Thanks … Continue reading

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Week 18: Finding out the gender

One of the main things people ask when you are expecting is, “What are you having?” Even if you aren’t far enough along to know, they always ask when you will be able to find out. I know there are … Continue reading

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No two are alike

One of my favorite things to do is to pace around the house while bouncing our new little guy in my arms. I study him and ponder life while doing this. My most recent pondering had me thinking about the … Continue reading

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Tis’ the season to babyproof

Baby mobility is a funny thing. Andy and I loved watching Bea figure out how to push herself up and wiggle in tiny, uncoordinated scoots across the floor. However, this “bumbling” phase was short lived, and now she’s crawling all … Continue reading

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Week 26: The name game

I could never go by just “Emily” in school. I was always “Emily S.” growing up because so many other girls in my grade were also named Emily. I think for a while there was even another “Emily S.,” so … Continue reading

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Big news!

Baby Ben is finally here! Stay tuned for details in next week’s post …

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This week’s Win its!

This contest is closed. Congratulations to stroller winner Eidy (CA) and Huggies winner Lauren (MD)! Get excited, mamas! It’s your lucky week—we’ve upped your odds of claiming a fabulous freebie with two Win its, for a total value of $295 in prizes. Click below to … Continue reading

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Win it: Huggies

Tender newborn skin deserves the gentlest protection. Huggies swaddles your little one’s most sensitive spots while guarding against the messiest mishaps. This week, Huggies is putting your wallet at ease, too, and giving away a month’s supply of Little Snugglers diapers to three … Continue reading

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Right on time: The birth of Ivan

My birth story was the conclusion to an extremely difficult eight-month journey we went through; however, given the chance, I would do it all over again. I suffered hyperemesis during my pregnancy, which is one of the worst sicknesses that … Continue reading

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Win it: GB

Mamas, you are pros at juggling your infant, a much needed cup of coffee, your toddler and the overstuffed diaper bag—we know—which is why we’d like to to help simplify your life on the go, and GB‘s Ellum stroller is fit for the job! … Continue reading

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Three reasons every mama needs mom friends

No matter how it happens—you get knocked up around the same time, you make excited eye contact during the pre-baby hospital tour, your kids are in the same kindergarten class—having a few friends in the same parenting boat is a total … Continue reading

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Week 17: Oh what fun!

Hi! My name is Ryann, and I am very excited to be P&N’s newest Knocked Up blogger. I live in Columbus, Mississippi with my football coach hubby and our two littles: a sweet 7-year-old boy and a dramatic 2-year-old princess. … Continue reading

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The beginning of birth is not the end of sex

I’m a member of an online group of dad bloggers. Last week, one of the dads in the group shared an article to get some feedback from the group. The article gave one woman’s account about why she believes that … Continue reading

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Road trip recovery

After 25 hours, 1,600 miles, nine days and countless cheek squeezes, I’m happy to say that Bea survived—and thoroughly enjoyed—our Thanksgiving road trip. We’re relieved she’s such a road warrior since we’ll be turning around in a few short weeks … Continue reading

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Week 25: The dreaded diabetes test

The funny thing about the pregnancy diabetes test is that I think for most people, the anticipation of the test is so much worse than the actual thing. I remember with my first pregnancy I was so worried about the … Continue reading

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Making space

Thwack. The bathroom door crashed open, revealing one of my 3-year-old daughters in all of her bed-headed glory, wearing only her underwear. There I was, brushing my teeth in all of my just-barely-squeezed-in- a-shower glory, also in my underwear. She … Continue reading

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Combi Go and Grow Walker

Walkers are fantastic inventions for little ones. It gives them the freedom to explore like “big” kids while keeping them safe—and allowing a little bit of a break for mommy’s or daddy’s back. I had been looking for a walker … Continue reading

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A love like this

At four months pregnant, I found myself at an old New England artists’ colony, having chats over dinner with other fellows in residence. Maybe because I was expecting or maybe because familial lineage is a common “getting to know you” … Continue reading

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Puppy love

Dogs and babies have the potential to go together like peas and carrots. (We’ve all seen the toddler napping with his puppy.) But in between adorable photo-ops, it’s not uncommon for your four-legged firstborn to feel left out while much … Continue reading

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