Posts tagged: Gear + Stuff

  • Say Cheese! Photographers Share Top Tips for Newborn Photos

    Say Cheese! Photographers Share Top Tips for Newborn Photos
    The newborn phase goes by so quickly — and while we haven't quite figured out a way to stop time, we do have one piece of advice for new parents who want to hold on to that short (but oh-so-sweet!) stage for as long as possible: Take lots (and lots and lots) of pictures.Whether you'll be scheduling a professional newborn photography session or simply snapping away at home with your iPhone, there are certain tips that can take your new baby's photos to the next level of adoreable-ness.We caught up...

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  • What's in My Hospital Bag: Kimberly Lapides of EatSleepWear

    What's in My Hospital Bag: Kimberly Lapides of EatSleepWear
    First-time mom-to-be Kimberly Lapides can admit it: She 'most definitely' overpacked her hospital bag...but that doesn't bother her. Another thing the successful blogger is unbothered with ahead of her August 29 due date? Sticking to a specific birth plan. @eatsleepwear 'The actual labor process does scare me,' Kimberly told us. 'What I will say is that I am open to the plan that baby has for me. Everyone keeps asking if I have a birth plan and really, the answer is NO. I will go with the flow and do...

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  • How to #StyleTheBump for Every Trimester

    How to #StyleTheBump for Every Trimester
    Staying stylish while pregnant isn't always the easiest feat — but is it doable? Totally! It just takes a little imagination and a few versatile pieces (though not nearly as many as you think!) to make it all work.Whether you opt for lots of maternity-specific pieces or simply choose to size up in 'regular clothes', these simple tips from Jeannine Adams, the super-stylish founder of Ready Pretty (who just welcomed a baby!), will help you stay chic as ever through those 40-ish weeks.First trimester A-line dress

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Creative Gender Reveal With Monica + Andy

    Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Creative Gender Reveal With Monica + Andy
    Looking for a creative gender reveal idea? We've got you. Monica + Andy personalized gender reveal boxes give expectant parents a fun way to find out if it's a boy or it's a girl. We work to create beautifully packaged boxes packed with items to indicate whether your little one is a boy or a girl — and the best part is, the boxes are full of Monica + Andy clothes your baby will love wearing after he or she arrives....talk about a great multitasking mama move! We know what...

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  • What's in My Hospital Bag: Natalie Alcala of Fashion Mamas

    What's in My Hospital Bag: Natalie Alcala of Fashion Mamas
    As the founder and CEO of Fashion Mamas, a network for influential moms, Natalia Alcala has her finger on the pulse of all things motherhood. Now that she's just days away from welcoming her second child, that expertise is coming in handy — because the mama has made her (hospital bag packing) list and checked it twice. She had everything packed and ready to go weeks ahead of her early August due date, and now she can focus on the most exciting part: Meeting her baby girl. @nataliealcala Natalie, who...

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  • What's in my Hospital Bag: Laura Reynoso of Spanglish Fashion

    What's in my Hospital Bag: Laura Reynoso of Spanglish Fashion
    Laura Reynoso has made a name for herself as the bilingual beauty behind Spanglish Fashion, a lifestyle blog that details her adventures in travel, motherhood, personal style and more. Now Laura is about to tackle her most exciting role yet: Mother of two. The Texas-based influencer is due with her second baby (it’s a boy!) in just a few weeks. Laura, who has a two-year-old son, Diego Luis, knows what to expect on delivery day — but she admitted she’s still nervous about how her firstborn will handle his baby...

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  • What’s in my Hospital Bag: NY Times Bestseller Leslie Bruce

    What’s in my Hospital Bag: NY Times Bestseller Leslie Bruce
    With her due date just two weeks away, #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning entertainment journalist Leslie Ann Bruce is ready to go. As mom to Tallulah (age 3), this isn’t her first rodeo and she’s learned a few things along the way. “First, Allow yourself to be flexible. Most expectant mothers build up so many ideas about what life will look like when your little person arrives, but what ends up happening is usually the one thing you didn’t prepare for,” Bruce said. “Day two can be...

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  • What’s in my Hospital Bag: Zoe Kasiske

    What’s in my Hospital Bag: Zoe Kasiske
    With her due date just days away, Zoe Kasiske seems to be totally under control. As mom to Calvin (age: 19-months-old) and Co-Founder of Butter, an experimental marketing and influencer strategy agency, she’s used to the unexpected and juggling many things at once. “I decided not to go into this birth with a plan,” Zoe said. “There are so many variables that play into the birthing experience and I learned from the first time around, you don’t always have control of the entire experience. Everyone has a path that feels...

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  • Alison Jordan: What’s in my Hospital Bag?

    Alison Jordan: What’s in my Hospital Bag?
    Alison Jordan is due any day now, but she’s had her hospital bag packed for weeks. Jordan, a regular TV host for E! And Extra based in Santa Monica is expecting her first baby with husband Michael Jordan (no, not that one!) and plan to name their new little guy Oliver. Jordan who is anxiously awaiting the big day, said she had several friends who all recommended the same few products to bring along to the hospital. “I had several girlfriends recommend I bring my Belly Bandit along with me...

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  • Hospital Checklist: What to Pack in your Hospital Bag

    Hospital Checklist: What to Pack in your Hospital Bag
    You’ve finished decorating your nursery, the car seat is installed, but that dooming hospital bag checklist has yet to be conquered. If you're one month from your due date, it's time to put yourself back on the to-do list. You’ll have plenty of other things on your mind when your contractions start and packing your bag shouldn't be one of them.We enlisted the help of you(!)—our customers—to provide us with the essential items you packed (and wished you would have!) for your hospital stay. For the little one: Kimono style...

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