Published on Thursday, July 12, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
No...we're not pregnant! : ) But, I have several friends who are, and in honor of their sweet new babies, I thought I'd share some information about Albertsons baby section!
When my kids were just wee babes, I did a lot of my shopping at traditional, designated baby stores, mostly because I wanted to have a lot of options at my disposal. Unfortunately, that a... Read More »
Published on Friday, June 8, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner: LaTanya!
The person who invented the DVR was absolutely brilliant! Perhaps he or she was a parent who'd spent a majority of their children's formidable years watching animated shows. It's rare if I get time to sit and watch a show at the time it is airing, unless my son is in school and my daughter is asleep, whi... Read More »
Published on Friday, May 18, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
To be pregnant is to be vitally alive, thoroughly woman, and undoubtedly inhabited - Anne Buchanan & Debra Klingsporn
It's one of the first books an expectant woman receives and read by more than 90% of pregnant women who read a pregnancy book. With over 14.5 million copies in print, New York Times bestseller What to Expect When You’re Expecting. holds the ... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Let us make pregnancy an occasion when we appreciate our female bodies - Merete Leonhardt-Lupa
They say that a woman who goes on to have a second+ child does so because she forgets some of the discomfort and pain associated with pregnancy, labor, and delivery. It was quite the opposite for me as I recall each moment of joy, anticipation, fear, discomfort and uncer... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart til the day you die
Even before I opened up a single book, I knew that my pregnant body would undergo a variety of changes, some of which might be uncomfortable. Morning sickness, fatigue, and hunger seemed like unpleasant but manageable symptoms... Read More »
Published on Friday, August 12, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Congrats Ericka!
I'm less than ten pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight (as in before my 4 year old son was born) and while I'm so proud to have gotten this far, I've definitely hit a plateau. And, of course, my body does not resemble it's former 20-something self. I'm not always as consistent with my workout schedule and while I wor... Read More »
Published on Sunday, February 13, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
My husband and I have owned 3 strollers in the 3+ years since we've become parents. The first stroller we owned was a travel system. I chose the system primarily for the car seat which, at the time, was rated as the safest on the market. Unfortunately that meant settling for a mediocre stroller. When my son was a baby, I won a luxury stroller, retiring the for... Read More »
Published on Saturday, January 29, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Natalia. Congrats!!!
Nothing went the way I expected...the way it happens to other people...or in the movies. It was harder than I thought...more painful than I imagined... It feels like an eternity since my son was born on that warm Southern California day. The specifics of his birth are alre... Read More »
Published on Monday, January 10, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Priscilla. Congrats!
Just when I reached that point where I could leave the house without a diaper bag, my daughter was born. It's been 3 1/2 years and my designer purse is sitting in my closet gathering dust from lack of use. Fortunately, today's moms have much in the way fashionably functional o... Read More »
Published on Sunday, May 23, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
When I was was pregnant with my son, I had no idea which car seat was safest, which baby carrier was most user-friendly and which stroller topped the list for being sturdy and stylish. And what about the necessities v. the niceties? Or when to splurge v. when to save? Because I spent my first trimester overseas and my last two trimesters on bedrest, all of my re... Read More »
Published on Monday, May 10, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winners are Brigitta and Emily. Congrats!
No...I'm not pregnant (hehe). But if you know someone who is and lives in Southern California, they won't want to miss Jayneoni Moore’s She’s Having A Baby Event. Jayneoni Moore is a style expert and children's wear designer, known for her Hollywood Boom Boom ... Read More »
Published on Monday, May 3, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winner is Deb S. Congrats!
If you're pregnant (or thinking about having a baby), you know at some point you'll be wearing maternity clothes. It wasn't until my second pregnancy that I discovered fashionable options beyond the mall maternity store. Pregnancy is a beautifully awkward time in a w... Read More »
Published on Thursday, April 29, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Bellybuds - Want to raise a music lover? Start early with the fashionably portable bellyphones from bellybuds. These wearable speakers adhere to your belly to play tranquil sounds to your baby while you go about your day. Retails for $49.99.
City Bag by MommaCouture - Want a diaper bag that doubles as a purse? Check out the fashionable, functi... Read More »
Published on Saturday, March 13, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Having a baby is unlike any other experience. Nothing else on earth compares to the overwhelming joy and intense love that overcomes you. However, the physical act of delivering a baby, regardless of the method, is awkward, painful, and messy. If it weren't for complete and utter amnesia, I may not have endeavored to repeat the experience.
When my son was bor... Read More »
Published on Saturday, February 20, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
I just passed the 8 week post-partum/post-c section mark and am ready to get serious about getting my pre-pregnancy body back (at least some version of it). I've used (and continue to use) body shapers to help provide additional support and give my body some grace as it returns back to a version of it's former self. But I've yet to see a product that will help you... Read More »
Published on Monday, February 15, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
On most days, water is the only beverage I consume. Several years ago, when I was on a weight loss plan, I learned that I could cut a LOT of calories by sticking to water. I'm usually pretty good about sticking to water, but I do get tired of it. And when I'm "over" water, I usually turn to something that's not great for me. Drinking water also sets a good exa... Read More »
Published on Monday, February 1, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
It's been six weeks and my body is still hanging on to a lot of baby weight. Unlike so many moms I've spoken to, nursing does not help me lose the baby weight. In fact, it wasn't until after I stopped nursing my son that I started losing those last stubborn pounds. I never imagined I'd be excited about wearing shapewear. But it's something I won't leave the ho... Read More »
Published on Sunday, January 24, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
As a mom, I'm very conscious of the clothing I wear. I'm definitely more modest these days, but I have a lot of items from my younger years that are stylish enough to continue wearing. Pregnancy and nursing have changed my body in ways I never imagined, which makes dressing modestly a bit of challenge.
One of the fashion tips I held onto during pregnancy and no... Read More »
Published on Sunday, January 17, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
When I was pregnant with both of my children, I remember people telling me that I glowed. I truly believe that is because I was so happy to be pregnant, (despite the fact that I had some difficulties during both pregnancies) because I didn't feel beautiful at all. I mostly felt big and awkward.
Four weeks ago, our baby girl was born...healthy and beautiful and ... Read More »
Published on Monday, January 11, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Organization is the process of eliminating the excess and finding a place for everything...Stacey Crew
If you ask my husband on any given day what he would really like from me...it's to be organized. I have always struggled with organization, and having children has only complicated this. I am not one to make New Year's resolutions, but organization is something ... Read More »