If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times. Babies are expensive. Sure, they enhance your life in more ways than you can count. They also (and I say this filled with love for my little darling) deplete your bank account. Okay, maybe that's a little extreme... but I will say that we are very aware of how much baby-related items cost, especially those things we now buy routinely. Like diapers. And wipes. And formula. And...
Until recently, we've been shopping at our local… Continue
Added by EllenKS on February 2, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Currently, Husband has a new title. For the next month and a half, he will otherwise be known as Mr. Mom (I also like House Husband, but I'm not sure he'll be so crazy about that one). We were fortunate that he could arrange his schedule around my return to work, making the transition for me a bit easier. While it is tough leaving Baby S each morning, I am comforted knowing that Mr. Mom is taking care of business at home. It's quite possible that this will be the most undivided quality time he… Continue
Added by EllenKS on February 1, 2010 at 1:07pm —
If your a parent (or know someone who is or will be) that needs some baby supplies then now is a good time to go out and get them.
Babies R Us is holding another "Great Trade-In Event" and this time they have upped the discount to 25%. The premise is simple: Bring in an old car seat, stroller, travel system, high chair, play… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on January 29, 2010 at 5:07pm —
Around this time last year, I was entering my third trimester with our second child. Anticipating the logistical juggling act of 2 under 2 with great trepidation, I was in the market for a double stroller roomy enough to accommodate our tall toddler and the new babe, but small and flexible enough to service our highly mobile urban lifestyle.
After much research, I narrowed the field down to a BOB Revolution Duallie, the Bumbleride Indie Twin, and the Maclaren Twin Techno. I had… Continue
Added by Mama_Gaga on January 28, 2010 at 11:00pm —
In my house, Breast is Best. As many of you know breastfeeding is very important to me. Of all the things that motherhood brings, I think the gift of feeding, nurturing and bonding with my daughter is the greatest. I feel I am among a lucky minority of women who had no problem breastfeeding my daughter. I know so many woman who have struggled. Shed countless tears. Experienced pain and heartache and many who in the end, were unable to continue breastfeeding at all. But, lets face the facts.… Continue
Added by Kimberly on January 25, 2010 at 9:30am —
One thing most babies have in common is that they love to be on the move. And at some point during the early stages of baby mobility, that usually involves crawling on the floor. Little legs need to be protected. In the winter, they need to be kept warm. Made from 100%... CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING +…Continue
A little over a month ago, I wrote a post on how baby formula was equivalent to brand name formulas such as Similac and Enfamil. When Hunter came into this world, I was torn between what the doctors, nurses, and friends were telling me what I should do, and what was right for me. When it was all said and done, I went down the formula path, and in the end It was the perfect choice. You can read that post… Continue
It's quite fascinating that we're able to say the baby is only 10 weeks away. It's just around the corner! The 30th week was quite a week for us. We had our monthly visit with the baby doctor and got to hear his heartbeat again. We love hearing his little heartbeat! She had everything looked wonderful and we would even get one… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on December 17, 2009 at 10:16pm —
There are several days during the week that have some sort of special meaning to them. Monday is the day we all dread as we are heading back to work. Wednesday we look forward too because that signifies that half the work week is over (don't say "Hump Day", you sound stupid), Friday is great because the weekend is here and Saturday and Sunday are… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on December 9, 2009 at 8:00pm —
When Padma Lakshmi, the celebrity host of the cooking show, Top Chef, declined to reveal the gender of her unborn baby on a talk show, she represented an exception to the rule among pregnant women: most want to know what they’re having and share the news with the rest of the world.
Women under age 30 still have a difficult time believing that pregnant women once had children without knowing the gender of their baby until birth. In the age of 4-D ultrasounds performed in strip malls,… Continue
Making a fun and functional boutique bib can make a great gift for a friend or for your own baby! I love to to mix and match fabrics to come up with something really unique and special. You can use chenille, fleece… Continue
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might think it is impossible to stick to a healthy eating plan-right? Wrong! Although high calorie foods and holidays go hand in hand, it is 100% possible to stay on track! Do not let the cornucopia of food options weigh you down; it is time to kick off the holiday season right. Follow these tips to ensure you have a happy AND healthy season!
Top 10 Thanksgiving Survival Tips
1. Eat a well-balanced breakfast and lunch before… Continue
Ok, so while I AM known for having difficult pregnancies, IE: 4 kiddies out of 8 pregnancies, my deliveries just got easier and easier as each one was born. Our 3rd child, Callie, pretty much jumped out of the womb and into the Dr’s arms! 30 minutes of active labor and BAM, she was out!
For some strange reason, I seem to have a major phobia of all things medical. So back in June, when told our daughter was breech and I’d require a… Continue
Many parents view their children’s excess weight as an aesthetic issue. They worry their kids won’t be liked in school, won’t be picked in gym, and won’t be pursued by members of the opposite sex. According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, parents have a lot more than looks to be concerned about. New research shows that about 100,500 new cases of cancer are caused by obesity each year.
Obesity is known to cause many deleterious health effects but this study is one of the… Continue
With all the recent talk of the stroller recall I thought this was a good time to put together the 2nd stroller we bought last weekend. After going back and forth through the stroller aisle in Babies R Us and trying out strollers ranging from $100 to upwards of $300 we decided on… Continue
Added by Newly Parents on November 14, 2009 at 4:02pm —
We had a little bit of fun tonight. While sitting on the couch we noticed that Mommy's shirt was moving up and down. Our growing boy is getting big enough to start having visible kicks at 25 weeks! So I took out my iPhone and recorded a couple of videos. Yay for babies!