This week's topic for #BumpMonth is Breastfeeding. --- I think I have a somewhat unique experience as I formula fed my first and breastfeed my second. †I've written about this a few times so here's a little excerpt from a review I published here last year: I formula fed my first son when he was an infant. †I walked into the hospital at 41 … [Read more...]

So how fun is this one guys: †for the month of May, Splash Creative Media is hosting #BumpMonth, or an online baby shower. †9 Mom bloggers will be talking †pregnancy and everything good that comes along with having a baby. Some fab sponsors are on board like Zulily and Babycenter. And of course the most fun for our readers: †giveaways! †There … [Read more...]

Pregnant? Or just looking for something cute? Shabby Apple's got you covered, with cute and fun dresses for women and girls. We like their Sicily Dress ($72) from their Maternity Line -- which also works beautifully as a 4th Trimester option (which is how I've been wearing it). This candy apple red dress is casual and is perfect for everyday use. … [Read more...]

Need a powerful daily electric breastpump that won't break the bank? That's why we like Lansinoh's Affinity Double Electric Breastpump (price range $135 - $159). It's pretty compact, can run on AA batteries (if you have nowhere to plug it in) and does exactly what you need it to do! It features independent adjustable cycle and suction.† It starts … [Read more...]

As a busy mom of 3 (including an infant), I do most of my shopping online. I'm always looking for a bargain and LOVE those members only daily deal sites -- and one of my favorite ones is zulily. If you don't know what zulily is, it gives parents daily deals on unique and hot brands at up to 70% off retail prices.† I've already bought a lot of … [Read more...]

One of our favorite pregnancy style experts, Amy Tara Koch, just teamed up with Mama Mio to create a pampering kit which includes her wildly popular book, Bump It Up.† The Mama Mio Bump It Up Pregnancy Style Kit. The Kit retails for $60 (an $83 value) and includes: Tummy Rub Butter (for award-winning stretch mark protection) Boob Tube … [Read more...]

At 3 months postpartum and nursing, I'm always on the lookout for clothes that will let me make me look good and are great for nursing. While I'm not really wearing maternity clothes, I'm still not back down weight-wise where I want to be ...yet. I'm in that transition (fourth trimester phase). That's where Bellydance Maternity comes in. They … [Read more...]

Being pregnant leaves your body aching in places you never thought you'd ache in, and although people tell you to sleep as much as possible you are left tossing and turning each night all because you are uncomfortable. If† you've seen most of the body pillows out there you'll know that they take up most of the bed, and sometimes that just doesn't … [Read more...]

Big City Moms recently partnered with TheBump.com, to throw their Biggest Baby Shower on November 2nd in NYC. Over 400 expecting attendees had access to new products, gear, fashion and must-haves for babies, children and parenting. ¬†Over 80 featured brands were there, including Delta Juvenile Products, Bugaboo, Duane Reade, BornFree, Skip*Hop … [Read more...]

As I am sure you can imagine, it's pretty hard to feel pretty and get dressed up when you are just about 9 months pregnant. Other than feeling huge, my wardrobe is rather limited, and my options are very scarce. So I was extremely happy that I had this Isabella Oliver wrap dress to wear to dinner to celebrate my my husbands birthday. It felt really … [Read more...]