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Merrily down the streaming videos

Amazon.com has just added a slew of educational videos for babies to its video streaming service.

Geared toward ages 6 months to 2 years, the videos cover everything from vocabulary to shapes to numbers to movement to sounds.

Baby Playpen Intro to Color Movement and Games (six episodes), Peekaboo I See You; Surprise! Read More

Message from the Name Angel: Don’t do this!

Dear Jennifer,

My husband loves the name Heaven Leigh. But our last name is Messenger, so her name would be Heaven Leigh Messenger. I don’t know if that just sounds ridiculous. I have read many things about the name Heaven, from “it’s beautiful,” to “it sounds like a strippers name.”

I don’t know if I like it it or not. Read More

Pregnant? Here’s an app for that.


Winkpass Creation’s iPregnant app for iOS (iPhone and iPad) is a pregancy tracker chock-full of features.

Its Journal feature provides room for tracking weight, doctors appointments, and notes as your pregancy progresses. You can customize reminders (a lifesaver if you have the all-too-common “pregnancy brain”) as well as questions for your doctor. Read More

Two First Names?

Hi Jennifer,

I’m just over 3 months along with my second child and my husband and I are slightly disagreeing about a girl’s name. We’ve decided on Abraham for a boy but for a girl we like Lottie Ann. What we’re disagreeing about is that I want to go with Lottie Ann as the first name and Margret at the middle name (we’d be honoring all grandmothers that way) but my husband thinks we should use the Lottie as the first name and Ann or Anne as the middle but to still call her “Lottie Ann”. Read More

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