Be sure not to miss Destination Maternity’s up to 50% off fall sale: www.destinationmaternity.com/sale.asp
Free Shipping at Destination Maternity on orders over $100 use promo code: DMFS10. Valid Oct 7-11.
Also, there is an up to 30% off fall sale at Motherhood Maternity
Free Shipping at Motherhood Maternity on orders over $75 use promo code: MHFS10. Valid Oct 7-11.
New Books for Expectant Moms from Meadowbrook Press:
The Official Lamaze Guide (2nd Edition)
This new edition has been updated to reflect the latest evidence-based research on pregnancy and childbirth. Since the first edition, childbirth in the U.S. has gotten riskier. The cesarean rate has continued to rise; now almost one third of women in the U.S. have a cesarean. There’s been a shocking rise in the maternal mortality rate. More babies are admitted to NICUs, and there’s been an alarming increase in incidences of postpartum depression and post traumatic stress disorder related to childbirth. BUY ONLINE (no affiliate link)
Guía sencilla para tener un bebé (Spanish Edition of The Simple Guide to Having a Baby)
This Spanish edition of The Simple Guide to Having a Baby is available at the same price as the English edition—a welcome change for healthcare organizations, hospitals, clinics, and childbirth educators who had been paying significantly more for an imported Spanish edition. BUY ONLINE (no affiliate link)
While the summer is quickly drawing to a close there are still many days at the beach and the pool left before we have to officially put away our summer wear.
A Pea in the Pod has you covered — literally!
Check out these fabulous one pieces, including the smocked maternity tankini swimsuit in navy. Plus, A Pea in the Pod has a $20 off $100 purchase that ends TODAY! Be sure to take advantage of the savings!
While breastfeeding is a breeze for some moms, for others it can be a challenge. If you are having difficulty producing enough milk for your little one, consider MilkMakers.
MilkMakers are cookies that come packed with ingredients that help increase your milk supply like oats, brewer’s yeast and flax seed. Moms are advised to eat one to two MilkMakers each day to increase milk supply. And the packages can be stored in the freezer to maintain freshness.
Click the MilkMakers site to order.
I love Heidi Klum. I usually don’t care about celebs, but I like Heidi’s spirit. She seems to really value motherhood, her husband, as well as her life as a businesswomen. Love that!
Heidi is coming out with two new maternity collections that have people excited. They officially launch both in Motherhood Maternity and A Pea In the Pod stores nationwide as well as online on February 12, 2010.
Her two collections include the 15-piece Lavish and 14-piece Loved. They promise to deliver supermodel style at the Motherhood price point.
Above is the flyer I received this weekend announcing the collections. I’m really looking forward to seeing them when they hit the racks.
Continue reading Maternity and Motherhood Monday: Heidi Klum’s New Maternity Collections
On Christmas Eve I was complaining on Twitter because it wasn’t even Christmas yet and Target was already putting out Valentine’s Day items. But if you stop to think about it, Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it!
Destination Maternity understand how fast time flies, from nine months for pregnant moms to seasonally for the rest of us.
This Valentine’s Day, Motherhood Maternity has you covered with 3/4 Sleeve Faux Wrap Maternity Dress in deep red ($29.98). Also check out the Sleeveless Babydoll Maternity Blouse ($68.00) the and Long Sleeve Button Front Maternity Shirt ($29.98)
Motherhood Maternity launched preview outfits for their upcoming spring 2010 collection. What’s hot in the new year for maternity wear?
blues, from cobalt to midnight blue
jeans, from frayed hem short shorts to the long and lean dark wash boot cut
stripes and plaid
bright floral prints
“This season is all about the details,” said Rebecca Matthias, President and Chief Creative Officer of Motherhood Maternity. “Lace trim, smocking, and rhinestones are the small touches that go a long way, all at a price everyone will love!”
On the Net: www.motherhood.com
Track Your Period With iPeriod
For those of you who are interested in chronicling each day of your period, I highly recommend the iPeriod app. It’s free and allows you to date your period, state the mood you’re in, and even write notes each day during your period. You can also track your weight and even your flow.
Continue reading Motherhood Maternity Debuts Spring Collection, iPeriod Helps Track Menstrual Cycle
One of the hottest maternity lines to hit the market since Liz Lange is now set to launch on Target.com.
Moody Mamas, the brand that has graced the pregnant bellies of celebs like Laila Ali, Heidi Klum, and Jessica Alba is now available to everyday moms who want to look fantastic during their pregnancies and beyond. Moody Mamas’ style transitions well post-pregnancy.
Click here to see their collection on Target.com and visit MoodyMamas.com for their whole collection.
If you visit as many mom blogs and parenting sites as I do, then you know there are a plethora of companies out there that make organic clothes for babies and toddlers. How can you tell them apart?
Different companies have different styles. That’s a given. But when companies go beyond the call of duty and give back to charity and make the working conditions better for those laborers who manufacture their end product, that makes me very content and that’s a deal-sealer for me.
Funkoos not only had hip styles for your little one, they also manufacture their products in fair-trade factories that are certified by Global Organic Textile Standards.
On the Net: www.funkoos.com
I cannot believe fall is officially here. Where I live it does take a while for the leaves to finally start turning colors and the nippiness to touch the air, but that time has finally arrived. And you know what that means: sweater time!
For all of you out there who are expecting, look no further than Motherhood Maternity and A Pea in a Pod for the latest cashmere and wool sweaters that will enhance your growing belly and keep it snug and warm.
Motherhood Maternity grey heather cowl neck tunic sweater with button tab sleeve – $39.98
Motherhood Maternity brown heather cable toggle sweater coat – $44.98
A Pea in the Pod Collection faux fur vest – $195
On the Net: www.motherhood.com | www.apeainthepod.com
Aah, the joys of pregnancy! I really miss those days. Being an expectant mom over eight years ago was the best time of my life. I think it’s because I was fascinated by how much my body was changing and how awe-struck I felt with actually carrying another human being inside my body.
For those of you who are so lucky to be carrying a little one right now, Motherhood Maternity and A Pea in a Pod have you covered with cute, sassy, stylish, and inexpensive maternity wear for fall.
Purple rib henley with rhinestone buttons ($19.98) layered under black marled sweater vest ($34.98) paired with destructed boot cut jeans ($44.98)
Black matte jersey party dress with beaded bodice – $44.98
Sapphire cowl neck modal jersey top ($85) and black sequin skirt worn ($195) with black princess coat ($315)
Oh, and by the way, Nicole Richie has a fab new exclusive collection of maternity wear at A Pea in a Pod. I like the look of the flowy tops and long skirts.
I am a huge Project Runway fan; always have been, always will be no matter what channel it finally winds up on. It was no surprise to me that Christian Siriano, who ultimately won season 4, was the most talented designer on the show even though he was the youngest of the bunch. Now back in the real world of design he is using his skills to create collections for women that are, in a word, stunning. First, he threw his creative talents at women’s feet by creating an exclusive shoe collection for Payless. And now he has created a couture maternity line for fashionable expectant moms for Moody Mamas.
Christian’s line of maternity wear, FierceMamas for Moody Mamas, is not dirt cheap, but nothing that is well-designed is. But, the price is certainly reasonable. Tops range in price from $55 to $119 and his maternity dresses run from $65 to $246. Fierce Mamas for Moody Mamas by Christian Siriano is suitable for the office, a daytime or evening party and even a casual night out on the town. All of the interchangeable pieces are priced under $300 and range from a size small to x-large. Go to www.moodymamas.com to find out where to buy the collection.