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Spilling the Beans

  • Fabulous Freedom: Freestyle
    September 25, 2008

    Fabulous Freedom: Freestyle

    Pumping sucks. Pun intended. But seriously, it does. For as easy and convenient as breastfeeding is, pumping is complicated and, well, inconvenient. I’ve always been in awe of women who are master pumpers. I have one friend whose sons both...

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  • April 10, 2008

    Lots to carry? Natalie can help.

    When you have a new baby, packing light to go anywhere is nothing short of comical. Babies may be small, but it always seems like you need a lot of stuff. And the longer you’ll be away from home, the...

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  • March 30, 2008

    Go Gaga Slide Bag Makes a Splash

    The diaper bag I liked so much at the ABC show in Las Vegas has landed in our stores, and it’s getting a very warm reception. The Slide Bag is a messenger-style diaper bag that offers parents a variety of...

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  • October 31, 2007

    Skip Hop goes deluxe

    The new versions of the popular Skip Hop diaper bags have just arrived. By way of a reminder, here’s what has changed (from my Skip Hop recap at the ABC show): The Duo and Dash are both getting some upgrades,...

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  • October 23, 2007

    Sock it to ’em

    Don’t even talk to me about stretch marks. You might think you had it bad, but let me assure you, mine were worse. I won’t go into details, but trust me. So this is a product that is, at least...

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  • Skip Hop Props
    September 28, 2007

    Skip Hop Props

    OK, yes, several weeks have passed since the ABC show, and I’m still playing catch up. I’m carrying around a Stokke tote bag filled with press kits and catalogs and notes on a bunch of vendors and items I still...

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  • September 9, 2007

    Gone Gaga for Good

    I have this friend of a friend. She went to business school, where she developed a plan to start a business designing clever products for parents. After graduation, she followed her dream and got down to work. I met her...

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  • August 10, 2007

    All in the wrist

    In the beginning, we stuffed diapers into diaper bags, and just dealt with it when they got all puffy and pilled. We tossed our wipes case into the abyss, and then had to grope around to find it while our...

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  • July 18, 2007

    A must-have calendar for mom

    My own mother is a devoted fan of Sandra Boynton’s “Mom’s Family Calendar”, and though the illustrations are irresistible, it’s the clever layout of this calendar that makes her hunt it down year after year. Instead of the traditional grid...

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