mustela 2

With the crazy hot weather in New York, I have a new favorite beauty product—one that I stole from my son’s changing table. Mustela PhysiObebe is a no-rinse cleanser meant for newborns but I like to squirt some on a washcloth and wipe down my neck, face, hands and arms with it after a sweaty […]


Can a baby bottle be a thing of beauty? The answer is yes. Witness the Comotomo Natural Feel Baby Bottle, whose softly curved egg-shaped form and pliable silicone surface resembles nothing so much as… well, as a boob, but in the best possible way. Granted, my first reaction upon seeing it was that it was […]


I love these custom prints from Babywall out of Sweden. Wouldn’t they make a perfect gift for a new mom? They’re around $47, and the shipping is around $12, and they even have a suggestion for an Ikea frame that will fit the prints just right. (Of course the Swedes stick together!)

ny times

Since I have an 8-year-old, childproofing isn’t really top-of-mind these day. Except come holiday time when my little niece will find her tiny, curious paws all over uncovered outlets. Reading this childproofing article in the NY Times made me feel so much more up-to-date. It’s the kind of article that you’ll probably forward to at […]


As a follow-up to my post last week, I asked some of our favorite bloggers to tell me what they were obsessed with as new parents. Here’s what they said (and what I proceeded to add almost immediately to my amazon cart): Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo Every parent (and doctor) I knew recommended swaddling […]


It took me a year to settle on the perfect cutting board. We’re down to two forks because I haven’t found the just-right ones to replace the mysteriously missing ones yet. Now, at around 8 months’ pregnant, with a long list of seemingly exotic new baby stuff to consider, I’ve realized I don’t have time […]

phoebe bird

Ever since second grade when I did a report on the Arctic Tern I’ve loved birds. I used to sit in my backyard with binoculars looking up into the 75-year-old Elm tree in search of the American goldfinch, which in my mind was the most exotic species that existed in southern Westchester. But when I […]


Written by star bloggers Alice Bradley and Eden M. Kennedy, Let’s Panic About Babies! is the hilarious new guide to surviving pregnancy and motherhood. Told with an off-with-the-kid-gloves candor (consider the subtitle: How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain, and Finally Turn You into a […]

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