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Spilling the Beans

  • July 28, 2009

    Day 28 – Babysitter Balance

    We’ve had our fair share of funny coincidences surrounding these giveaways. Like all the winners from the South Shore area, one of whom even won twice! But we weren’t laughing when we got a call that our scheduled giveaway for...

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  • April 23, 2009

    Baby101 this weekend

    I am very excited to be participating in Baby101, a new, informational Sunday brunch presented by Viacord and designed especially for expectant parents. In addition to chatting about cord blood banking with an Obstetrician, attendees will also hear about 3D/4D...

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  • L’oved Baby = good karma
    March 30, 2009

    L’oved Baby = good karma

    This is a story of paying it forward. This past September, I was in Las Vegas for the ABC Show with a 5-week old infant. I was seriously ill with,  I would later learn, Crohn’s Disease. I was trudging through...

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  • Baby Sitter Redux
    September 14, 2008

    Baby Sitter Redux

    Just weeks after my hubby declared our unwavering adoration for the Baby Bjorn Baby Sitter 1-2-3, they went and redesigned it. The overhaul includes a name change – the seat will now be called the Babysitter Balance. Structurally, the changes...

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  • Bjorn Necessity
    August 21, 2008

    Bjorn Necessity

    It’s been 2 weeks now since the birth of our son, Zev, and I am going to pinch hit for Sheri again as she enjoys lots of well-deserved quality time with our baby. I’ve been really excited about sharing with...

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  • May 16, 2008

    A better bumper

    If you have the temperament for it, one of the most fun parts of preparing for a new baby is decorating the nursery. Even for a decor-challenged mom-to-be (that’s me), there’s a thrill to choosing the colors and patterns that...

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  • So that one’s Ted?
    October 12, 2007

    So that one’s Ted?

    Sometimes it’s the little things that make me so happy. Like this brilliant accessory to the Phil & Teds stroller line. The Lazy Ted is basically a metal base for the Doubles Kit seat of the Phil & Teds (the...

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  • October 8, 2007

    Your binky, your friend

    This idea was hatched on a family vacation in 1998. The Schneider family was away with their 3-month old baby, and they were tired and cranky from constantly needing to wake up throughout the night to reposition the baby’s pacifier....

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  • September 20, 2007

    Swaddle down under

    Swaddling saved my sanity with my second child, so it is a topic near and dear to my heart. For months, the only way she would fall asleep was if we swaddled her up tight, straightjacket style, and literally jumped...

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