Tag Archives: Amanda McKinley

Babysitter jitters

Well, I did it. I decided I was ready to expand my exercise regimen beyond our evening walks, and I left Bea in the gym nursery for the first time. And a second time, and a third. Letting someone else … Continue reading

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Holy growth spurt

It’s official: Bea is sleeping through the night! I know at some point babies sleep through the night. But, like so many other milestones, this one sort-of seemed like a faraway oasis: something you hear about or see glimmers of, … Continue reading

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Enough love for both

Bea is our firstborn, but our first baby came in the form of a furry bundle of joy named Sweet Georgia Brown. Georgia bounded into our lives five years before Bea came along, and she really was (and still is) … Continue reading

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Bye-bye, bassinet

After a whole bunch of feet dragging on my part, Bea has officially moved into her nursery. Before she came along, I bought a bassinet for practical purposes. I planned on keeping her in our room until she was down … Continue reading

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The dad gene

Now that I’ve been a mom a whopping eight weeks (wahoo!), I can confirm that all the clichés about parenthood are true. You’ll love your baby unconditionally the moment you meet her. Check. Time goes by too quickly. Yep. Your … Continue reading

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A fear of gear

Forget about nipple confusion … in my inaugural weeks as a first-time mom, Bea and I are having a serious battle with gear confusion. Now don’t get me wrong, I love baby stuff. I. Love. It. It’s been a part … Continue reading

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Oh, poo

We had all of three baby-washes under our belts and my husband and I were just starting to gain a little bit of bathtime confidence when our newborn threw us a curveball. Thanks to the headline of this post, I’m … Continue reading

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Facebook frenzy

Family and friends may as well give up on that anxiously anticipated phone call from the hospital—baby’s arrival is likely to be announced via status update long before the new parents start dialing. And don’t expect today’s mom to keep … Continue reading

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Passport to pregnancy: Traditions from around the world

There are almost 7,000 recognized languages throughout the world—and each and every one of them has a word to describe dear ol’ mom. Across many of these languages, the quests toward motherhood are as different as the cultures that speak … Continue reading

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The go-to guide for living green

We’ve got a few simple ways to live greener without breaking the bank—or interrupting your schedule. Some people are a little blue about going green—after all, it takes so much time and dedication, right? Wrong! Even the busiest (or laziest) … Continue reading

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Aphrodisiacs

These days, your libido is probably like a light switch, as you’re constantly turned on and off again at a moment’s notice. Between the raging hormones and sensitive stomach, it can be difficult to obtain the right mix of sexiness … Continue reading

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Rekindle your love life postpartum

We’re here to help you and your man overcome the Mom Complex. Many couples have problems making the jump from a sultry, carefree twosome to a parental duo trying to squeeze in a kiss between feedings, appointments and playgroups. Becoming … Continue reading

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Love, with a side of bump

If you’re having trouble focusing on your love life now that you’ve achieved your mom-to-be status, check out these tips on how to make your relationship rock for the next nine months. Pregnancy is full of diversions—not nearly as many … Continue reading

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All about insurance

We’re here to help you put together the pieces of the insurance puzzle, so you have more time to shop for the fun stuff. One thing is certain: you need insurance. However, knowing how much and what kind can be … Continue reading

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Shower power

Whether you plan your theme around the sex of your baby, the nursery, the food you serve or your favorite color, it makes no difference to us. What we do care about, however, is that you have a theme that … Continue reading

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Baby massage

When administered correctly, massaging your baby has limitless benefits. Aside from all of the fabulous physical perks your infant receives lies the most important side effect of all: the deep and lasting connection you foster with your child. Susan Norris, … Continue reading

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Your body made for babies

Why, yes! Believe it or not, you were made to make babies. Surprise! You don’t just want to have a baby—you were made to have a baby. The physical difference between boys and girls runs much deeper than the usual … Continue reading

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