• Introducing Essentials 2nd edition

Pee Wee Pilates: Pilates for the Postpartum Mother & Her Baby

Though she yearns for her pre-pregnancy figure, a new mother has little time to devote to exercise; attending to the needs of a newborn is a full-time job. A revolutionary postnatal fitness program, Pee Wee Pilates gives new mothers what no other fitness program or book has to date: a quick and proven method they can do at home to whip their postpartum body gently back into shape and enrich their babies at the same time.

Pilates targets the areas most affected by pregnancy (abdomen, hips, lower back, and buttocks), so new moms will get results fast without having to leave homes or carve out huge chunks of time. Simultaneously, because the baby is incorporated into the Pilates movements, women get to enjoy a loving and fun interaction with their babies. Unlike other mother/baby fitness programs, however, baby is far more than just a prop; the exercises in Pee Wee Pilates are designed specifically to help foster a little one’s development and attachment to mother. Developed by one of New York City’s leading Pilates teachers, Pee Wee Pilates promises to be the hot new “baby and me” exercise program for new mothers everywhere.

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Plueys – I want some!! {Coupon Code}

Press Release: Plueys (Global) PLUEYS TEAMS UP WITH SCOTTISH DESIGNER MARCELINE SMITH TO CREATE LIMITED EDITION LINE OF MORROCCAN-INSPIRED RAINBOOTS LIMITED EDITION SEW CUTE Marceline Smithʼs (www.marcelinesmith.com) work is stocked in a number of online and brick and mortar shops, and has been displayed in UK galleries including the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, NB Gallery in Wiltshire, The Park Gallery in Falkirk and UK DIY in Manchester. Plueys, from the French word pluie, is a fun-loving brand of rainboots with designs inspired by various world destinations. Oooh La Lace was inspired by the cafes of Paris, Puppy Love by the Hamptons, Origami Me by Harajuku Japan. Plueys rainboots allows you to dream and go places. Sew Cute rainboots will be available online at www.plueys.com and authorized resellers globally. *This nifty info was introduced to me through ChicExecs Media and Plueys’ persona Audrey. I have not received a sample. . .

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The New Mom’s Guide to Your Body After Baby by Susan Besze Wallace with Monica Reed, MD

Get ready to embrace the new you.

You might have noticed that you brought a new body home along with that bundle of joy. Your feet are bigger, your breasts are like melons, and you still can’t fit into any of your old clothes. You may be asking yourself, “Will I ever feel normal again?”

The New Mom’s Guide to Your Body after Baby helps you navigate the bewildering world of breastfeeding, resuming sexual activity, and finding something–anything–in your closet that will fit. It also shows you how to weather the emotional storms that inevitably follow having a baby. With the insight in this book you will be on your way to celebrating the new you in no time.

You can do this! The New Mom’s Guides are here to help.

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World Breastfeeding Week: Diapers.com DEALS

Our Popular Ongoing Affiliate Promotions Free 2-Day Shipping on all orders $49+ Bravado Nursing Bra + Tank Special Buy 2 or More Nursing Bras or Tanks from Bravado Designs, Save 20% on your purchases Code: AUGUST20PCT End Date: August 15th, 2010 FREE Lansinoh Pump Offer – FREE Lansinoh Manual Pump with purchase of a Lansinoh Affinity Double Electric Pump Code: AUGUST20PCT End Date: August 15th, 2010 $5 off First Years Nursing Comfort Instant Relief System – Code: AUGUST20PCT End Date: August 31st, 2010 20% off Simplisse Pumps Code: AUGUST20PCT End Date: August 31st, 2010

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Busy Mom’s Bible

Every mom is a busy mom. Now, there’s a Bible just for you—even if you only have one minute to spare in your day.

Many things can get in the way of reading God’s Word, but motherhood shouldn’t be one of them. The NIV Thinline Bible, Busy Mom’s Edition is a handy, compact Bible designed specifically to gives busy moms inspirational content quickly.

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Lalo Treasures

When spring arrives and sun-kissed delights sparkle in the air, the joy of nature invites you to relax and enjoy the sunlight, and ask your loved one “Voulez-vous dancer avec moi ce soir?” all the while surrounded by gardens full of flowers. After hours spent dreaming in green fields covered with morning dew you whisper to your loved one, “what a beautiful day”. This was Orna Lalo’s inspiration for her Summer 2010 Lalo Treasures collection, The Birds and the Beads. The perfect summer accessory. The earrings are hand decorated and made out of resin which makes them light, comfortable and easy to wear. There are many more color schemes and designs available together with matching necklaces bracelets, rings and pins. Retail prices range from $30 up to $240.00 The earrings retail for $65.00. Lalo Treasures is distributed throughout the USA and Canada by African Express, a 20 year old distributor of designer jewelry.

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Pumpin’ Comfort Kit for Nursing Mothers

If you have been around my blog any little bit since AppleBlossom was born you may know that I’m breastfeeding. It is not something that I talk about much, but it is a fact. Now at almost a year old, we’re still making it. No idea how long we’ll go, not really worried about that. What I do worry about is pretty and proper coverage, which I often get with my wraps and slings and also my Nurf… but that’s another post for another day.

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The Moment You Knew Blog Tour

It was probably around the end of the year in 2006 when I really started trying to get pregnant and noticing that I was not. It was two years later when our blessing happened. Every morning I had been using an ovulation monitor and then within the right amount of time testing. The moment I knew, I did not believe it. It was just another morning, checking the tests again. But it was so much more. On my bed, I just sat there saying “Thank you thank you thank you God!” I took two tests just to make sure and text messaged a picture to my Enginerd. Of course he did not respond. So then I called him and he said he didn’t know what it meant. *sigh* Our AppleBlossom is such a blessing and everyday I remember how much even during the headaches. *wink* Going back you can see. . .

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MoBoleez Nursing Bonnets

Introducing “MoBoleez” – the world’s first breastfeeding hat! What’s a breastfeeding hat? A breastfeeding hat is based on a simple, fun idea. The idea? Design a hat just for the breastfeeding baby, with a tiny little head and great big brim. The wide brim offers a little privacy for mom, and cuts out distractions for baby. The fun? Super soft, all natural fabrics, baby-friendly colours, and delightful illustrations for the top of the head (visible when breastfeeding of course!) And, when moms lift up the brim, there’s a little message from baby! Beautifully made, eco-friendly, and cute as a button, MoBoleez represents a brand new product category for retailers. What’s MoBoleez? MoBoleez , “Modern Bonnets for Breastfeeding Babes”, is a Canadian company founded in 2006 by Diane Sam, a nursing, working mother of two. MoBoleez is a baby products company focused on supporting and celebrating the breastfeeding mum. MoBoleez recently. . .

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Dr. Hess Udder Oinment

As a hand quilter and as person who cross stitches (in my spare time…) my fingers get pricked quite a bit and it just a part of the trade. When it has been a while, and I go back to it, there is always a day or two of sore finger tips until I can get a bit of a callus to protect it. Yet all the time, my saving grace for pain has been udder cream. I first discovered it in the check out line at a craft shop and now I cannot hardly live without it. Just rubbing a bit on my finger tips is all I need and I receive extreme relief. In years past I have always used the brand Udderly Smooth Udder Cream and I love it. But just recently thanks to ChicExecs I discovered Dr. Hess Udder Oinment. “Simply the best healing skin cream. . .

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GladRags – Menstrual Monday

It seems so long ago that I introduced you to Lunapads and the idea of Mama Cloth. Another option and my favorite brand of mama cloth is GladRags. I have been waiting to tell you about GladRags, partially thinking that I would be able to give an honest opinion of using them for a cycle or two. Yet… a blessing of pregnancy and then breastfeeding I’m still waiting on that next menses to come around. (Oh trust me, no hurry here! I am quite happy to be period free.) *Thanks to Tracy of GladRags I was blessed to receive three samples of GladRags for review, a Night Pad, Day Pad and one cotton Pantyliner.* Although I was not introduced to mama cloth through GladRags I am so glad to have discovered them! GladRags is owned and operated by women and committed to offering healthier, safer options to women all over. . .

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Review: The Baby Whisperer Solves All Your Problems

The Baby Whisperer Answers All Your Questions: Beyond the Basics from Infancy Through Toddlerhood by Tracy Hogg Goes beyond the basics presented in the author’s first two child-care guides to offer a series of specific, targeted strategies for solving common challenges faced by parents of children up to three years of age, including feeding problems, sleep troubles, and behavior issues, in a volume complemented by real-life case stories. My rating: 2 of 5 stars*Checked out from the Arlington Public Library* I found this on the shelf in the “parenting section”. Odd for me to be able to look there still. This was recommended to me a couple months back as being pretty useful. Well, what do you know almost three months into parenting and I have already ruined my daughter’s life and completely warped her sense of view and the world is going to end. I read this book last. . .

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Review: The Happiest Baby on the Block

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries –an automatic “off-switch” for their baby’s crying. No wonder pediatricians across the country are praising him and thousands of Los Angeles parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna and Pierce Brosnan, have turned to him to learn the secrets for making babies happy. Never again will parents have to stand by helpless and frazzled while their poor baby cries and cries. Dr. Karp has found there IS a remedy for colic. “I share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history …and I explain exactly how they work.” In a innovative and thought-provoking reevaluation of early infancy, Dr. Karp blends modern science and ancient wisdom to prove that newborns are not fully ready. . .

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