Tag Archives: Rachel Reiff Ellis

Let’s hang on to what we’ve got

A few of our favorite pieces from the sustainable nursery featured in our August issue. Let’s hang on to what we’ve got by pnmag 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

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Breastfeeding positions

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Book Club: Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers

April’s Book Club selection is for writer moms (veteran or new) who could use a little kickstart when it comes to penning their motherhood memories. Kate Hopper’s  Use Your Words: A Writing Guide for Mothers is a helpful how-to that can nudge … Continue reading

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The bottom line

I would consider myself to be someone with a fair amount of kid-rearing experience, but until recently, there was one arena in which I remained completely unschooled. Before my third child was born in May of last year, I had … Continue reading

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Book Club: Happier at Home

This month’s Book Club selection comes from Gretchen Rubin, author of the hit book and blog The Happiness Project. She’s back at the happiness pursuit again, this time embarking on a journey that takes her no farther than her front … Continue reading

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Why we nest

“All new mothers have a nesting instinct, even human mothers who haven’t any idea how to build a nest. While human mothers are waiting for their babies to be born, their nesting instinct causes them to do the silliest things, … Continue reading

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So long, suckers

Whether you’ve loved every minute of it, slowly come to enjoy it, or simply powered through it, at some point breastfeeding will come to an end. Knowing when and how to begin the weaning process is not necessarily intuitive, but … Continue reading

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Pen your plan

Prebaby to-do lists can be mighty long. There are doctor visits to remember, prenatal vitamins to take, names to consider, gear to purchase, maternity leave to negotiate—oh, and one more tiny thing: There’s a birth plan to write. When I … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: Colic

Babies cry. As a mom of three, I can attest to that fact. However, when my third baby was about 5 weeks old, my husband and I began to notice that his daily demeanor was taking a turn for the … Continue reading

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The rookie manual

It’s inevitable—even if you’re the oldest of eight kids, started babysitting when you were 12, and have been teaching preschool for the past decade, there will be a moment after your brand-new baby is placed in your arms when it … Continue reading

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Past due

One of the most common questions a pregnant woman is asked after announcing she has a baby on the way is “When are you due?” And the askers are not often looking for a roundabout answer. They want a specific … Continue reading

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Nursing 911

Welcome to the world of nursing! If this is your first baby, you probably feel like you’re in uncharted territory, and for good reason. Breastfeeding may be “the most natural thing in the world” according to many a well-intentioned veteran … Continue reading

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Baby care: Babywearing basics

You count down the days until you can cradle your long-awaited bundle of joy, and once he arrives you’d like to do nothing more than hold him around the clock. But as nice as it would be to ignore daily … Continue reading

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Meet the authors of Let’s Panic About Babies! (And win a copy of the book!)

What happens when two smart, funny writers decide to pen a guide to pregnancy and babies? You get a book with a laser-eyed infant on the cover, that’s what. You also get a gut-busting, side-splitting read about the perils (and … Continue reading

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Simple ways to clean up your act

Saving the planet doesn’t have to be an all or nothing venture. There are dozens of small changes you can integrate into your daily routine that will leave you feeling like being good to Mother Nature has finally become second … Continue reading

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Mothers Earth

Since the advent of Earth Day in April 1970 and its spread to international recognition in 1990, the movement to go green has become much more than a trend—it’s an ever-increasing shift toward a more sustainable way of life. And … Continue reading

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