Dear Ms. Moss:
I am trying to break into becoming a new writer. My editor has asked me to start thinking of a pen name for myself. I told her that I wanted my name to be Tim Brian (which is part of my name, first and middle) she doesn’t think that would fly too well in the book industry. Read More
Why settle for an audio-only monitor? Devices like Vtech’s Safe & Sound let you not only listen in on your child, but also see and talk with them at the push of button, from the comfort of another room.
The adjustable camera mounts on or near the baby’s crib. Read More
Too often having a baby means traveling with your child to introduce them to far off relatives. The Flyebaby airplane baby comfort system can make the trip less of an ordeal without carrying around a heavy seat.
The hammock-like chair attaches to the seat in front of you and around your waist, keeping you face-to-face with your baby. Read More
My husband wants to honor his father (Edward) and uncle (Glen) by naming our first boy Edward Glen. I have suggested using each as a middle name as my uncle and cousin are both named Edward. I have also suggested using Glenn as a middle name for a girl (Emily Glenn being my top choice) but would this be strange if we are trying to honor a man? Read More
Kids can wander off — and while they might just be having some fun, new parents can quickly panic.
Now BeLuvv is developing the $25 Guardian accessory to ensure no panic is necessary: the wearable waterproof device sends parents a notification the instant a child goes beyond a custom-set distance. Read More
There are a lot of “baby cams” on the market, offering many ways to keep watch over your child when you are out of the room. One great choice was first designed as a general-purpose surveillance camera, not a parental device — and so it may deliver more features at a less boutique-y price. Read More
The safest place for your baby to sleep for the first 6 months is in their own sleeping area beside your bed, according to the Royal College of Midwifes — and so Little Green Sheep in the UK is offering “a safe alternative to bed-sharing: The SnuzPod bedside crib.”
The 3-in-1 design combines a bedside crib for a safe and easy night’s sleep; a stand-alone crib for the nursery later; and a removable rocking bassinet that can be used around the home. Read More
Dear Jennifer,We are having a boy and the name we most like is the same name of part of the company my husband works with. What do you think about it as he is feeling strange about it given he answers the phone with the same name numerous times a day Bella Dear Bella,
It’s difficult to form an opinion if I don’t know the name as I go through a list of tests when making recommendations. Read More
I’m carrying boy/girl twins. I really like the names Kepler and Ada. Folks seem to hate Kepler, though, as it’s unusual. Is it really that unusual? I don’t want a name that is too trendy, but I also don’t want to saddle my kid with a name that is more bizarre than I’m giving it credit for. Read More
One of my all time favorite books has a character by the name of Dymory. I had never heard that name before and I am curious as to it’s origin. The book is Enemy Brothers by author Constance Savery and is set in 1940s England, which was also the era and place in which it was written. Read More
I recently watched the new Disney movie Brave and I love the name of the independent princess Merida. I looked up the meaning of her name, but couldn’t find anything. Could you tell me what it means. Also, would it be a bad idea to give your child the same name as a Disney princess? Read More
Thank you for taking my question.
I would like to get your opinion on the name “Atalie” for a girl?
I think Atalie (Natalie with no N) is actually a beautiful name. Although you have to realize that because it’s a unique name–and sounds so much like Natalie–that if you use it as a baby name, your daughter will be forever explaining “Natalie without the N.”
Thank you for the new name! Read More