Amy Jo Jones


Amy Jo Jones heads to an office each morning, but considers her real job to be working and playing along the shores of Lake Michigan with her husband, two sons and her big, bad poodle. She writes about it all on her personal blog, Binkytowne. You can also find her reviewing products at the parenting review website, The Full Mommy. Don't let the fact that she is one of the authors in the anthology Sleep Is for the Weak: The Best of the Mommybloggers Including Amalah, Finslippy, Fussy, Woulda Coulda Shoulda, Mom-101, and More! fool you. She would love nothing more than a nap.

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  • Are Baby Tattoos on Dads Sexy?

    posted by Amy Jo Jones January 1, 2011 at 12:00 PM in Baby
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    I'd say 2010 was a big year for celebrity tattoos -- we talked about Rihanna's neck Miley's ear, and of course Benjamin Millepied's abs, which all featured some ink.

    What people choose to have as a tattoo is usually a very personal and unique interpretation of something that happened in their life. So I guess it makes sense, if you are into tattoos, to get one of your baby.

    You could go the route of teen mom Amber and get one on your belly, although, I wouldn't recommend it for a number of reasons. You could also have your man get a picture of your baby tattooed on his forearm instead. Like this soccer star. 

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  • Triplets Born 11 Years Apart

    posted by Amy Jo Jones December 31, 2010 at 3:15 PM in Baby
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    Eleven years ago, Lisa and Adrian Shepherd turned to in vitro fertilization as a way to make their dream of becoming parents come true. Luckily, the treatment was successful and two embryos were implanted and the Shepherds welcomed twin girls --Megan and Bethany.

    But that's not the end of this story: The twins now have a sister, but their baby sister was conceived at the same time as they were 11 years ago.

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  • Amy Adams Defies Hollywood, Keeps Baby Weight

    posted by Amy Jo Jones December 30, 2010 at 5:15 PM in Baby
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    Amy Adams, superstar actress and mom to 7-month-old Aviana should win an award! Yes, she deserves accolades for her acting abilities, but I propose she receive a big gold star for not buying into that whole I-just-had-a-baby-and-I-weigh-100-pounds thing that seems to happen to actresses in Hollywood.

    Amy found out she was pregnant just as she wrapped the filming of her latest movie, The Fighter. And even for that role, the director encouraged her to look like a real woman and not a hard body even though she was going to be wearing half-tops. And now, post-baby, Amy is embracing the extra pounds . Isn't that refreshing? Isn't that the kind of woman you want to see on the big screen?

    The lovely Amy told Parade:

    “I’ve been working out when I can, and I’m trying to eat in a healthful way, but losing weight is not my number-one priority."

    That deserves a standing ovation!

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  • Partying On New Year's Eve Could Kill Your Baby

    posted by Amy Jo Jones December 28, 2010 at 10:36 AM in Baby
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    My New Year's Eve late-night-partying days are long gone. I am usually asleep well before midnight.

    I'd prefer not to battle the crowds, the high prices, the drunks, and the headache which is sure to arrive the next day. If you ask me, when you have a baby to take care of, hanging from the chandeliers is just not worth it anymore.

    Here is one more sobering reason to stay home or at least take it easy this New Year's Eve: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. A recent study found a 33 percent increase in the number of SIDS cases on New Year's Day.

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  • Doctors Misdiagnose Miscarriage

    posted by Amy Jo Jones December 24, 2010 at 3:15 PM in Baby
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    Rachel Lennard was told she suffered a miscarriage when she was seven weeks into her pregnancy. Heartbroken. After having to wait days for an ultrasound, she then then she found out she hadn't miscarried and was still pregnant

    Can you imagine how excited she must have been? After those few minutes where she must have been really pissed at her doctors for that misdiagnosis!?

    You would think that would be enough bad news for one pregnancy, but at just 25 weeks and a little over half way through her pregnancy, Rachel's water broke when she was picking up her older son from school.

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