I have yet to read a terrible children’s book featuring a pug. Puddle Pug, written by Kim Norman and illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi, is the latest in our family’s long line of adored stories about pugs. If you know a pug, you know they are spirited little creatures — some naughty and grumpy, some silly and playful, and some are a fun blend of many personality traits (sometimes at the same time!). Read More
From Fisher-Price comes a portable and adjustable rocker that “grows” with your baby from newborn to toddler.
The seat supplies soothing vibrations as well, and has two toys built in.
(You can see the reviews on Amazon are very good, except for one that notes it looks as low-cost as it is.)
It’s $38 here. Read More
With the BabyBump pregnancy tracker, just enter your due date (or calculate from the last menstrual period) and the personal countdown screen shows the remaining weeks and days — with schematic embryo pictures of a baby for each week, as well as details about your baby’s size, weight and development. Read More
I just found out that I am expecting and my first reaction was to check out your website. I have a whole collection of names that I have saved in the back of my diaries and I am super excited to finally be able name someone other then my puppies and the characters I develop in my short stories. Read More
“Kids grow up fast,” say that developers of the Lifecake app, with which you can “see and share their amazing progress with a private, beautiful photo and video timeline.”
The free app for iPhone and Android makes it easier to enjoy photos of your child, combining your pictures with those your spouse takes. Read More
My husband and I are expecting our second child early this November.
We love uncommon Biblical names that represent our deep faith, that don’t sound too weird.
Our first child we named Selah, she is both strong like a rock, but also musical and meditative like in the Psalms. Read More
I saw the name Janalyn on another website with unique baby names. I think that it’s a very pretty name, but do you think that it is too trendy?
Yes, it sounds like a pretty name, and is definitely a combination of the names Jana and Lyn. Read More
We gave our eldest son the middle name ANUND (pronounced On-nund). It was the middle name of my paternal grandfather. My maiden name/his surname was HYNE. I grew up in a small town in central Wisconsin (Fox Lake), he grew up just down the road in Beaver Dam, WI. Read More
Young children are skilled at finding many things while out adventuring — some good, some bad. They often find others’ lost toys and loveys, too. Found by author/illustrator Salina Yoon is a sweet story book that explores the drive to return something to its rightful owner while still feeling the ambivalence over doing so. Read More
Me and my husband are expecting twins this July and we do not know the sex of the babies. For boys we like Liam and Jackson. For girls we like Chloe and Mckenley (Kenley for short). My name starts with Mck and I thought it would be neat if I carried on the tradition. Read More