Posts tagged: Mama-to-be

  • Pregnancy Checklist: Third Trimester To-Dos

    Pregnancy Checklist: Third Trimester To-Dos
    Baby is on the way and you’re in the home stretch! We know you have a lot on your mind, so we pulled together some items to help you think through your to-do list before it's go time. 

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  • In Real Life: NYC Mom Liz Teich on Delivering in the Age of COVID-19

    In Real Life: NYC Mom Liz Teich on Delivering in the Age of COVID-19
    As if delivering a baby doesn’t already come with an endless list of unknowns, thousands of women across the country are preparing to give birth in a world with COVID-19. Liz Teich (@thenewyorkstylist), an NYC based fashion stylist, on-air style expert and the lifestyle blogger behind The New York Stylist is one of them. Liz, along with her husband Josh and three-year-old son Asher, are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new baby girl due April 19. On top of the usual nerves that tend to sometimes set in the...

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  • Dr. Payal Adhikari On Delivery Rooms, Takeout Food & More Coronavirus Concerns

    Dr. Payal Adhikari On Delivery Rooms, Takeout Food & More Coronavirus Concerns
    Chicago-based pediatrician and mom Dr. Payal Adhikari (@mommypmd) addresses more of your coronavirus (COVID-19) questions and concerns. Below she addresses questions on multiple topics, from pregnancy and deliveries to ordering takeout.As things continue to evolve daily, Dr. Payal’s favorite websites for accurate information are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Read on to discover her helpful tips and be sure to tune into Monica + Andy’s Instagram live story every Monday and Thursday at 12on...

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  • M+A Virtual Baby Showers

    M+A Virtual Baby Showers
    Is social distancing raining on your baby shower? Hello, virtual baby shower. From thoughtfully designed digital invites to care packages of decor and interactive virtual games, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to throwing a special celebration that’s all about the expecting mom—and totally compatible with Google Hangouts, zoom or Skype. Want our help planning your shower? Email Storks@monicaandandy.com and let us get you started.Step 1: The Invite and 'Venue'We love sites like Minted and Paperless Post for designing custom invitations. Simply create a video conference on Zoom or Google Hangouts...

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  • The 10 Most Important Questions to Ask on Your Daycare Tour

    The 10 Most Important Questions to Ask on Your Daycare Tour
    As a new or expecting parent, lining up amazing childcare can be the toughest nut to crack. You can’t call your pediatrician for the answer, Google it, or buy it on Amazon Prime (at least, for now). It takes legwork—and if you’re considering daycare, a fair amount of touring. Just like those college visits, you’ll get a gut feeling the minute you walk in the door, but it’s essential to come armed with the right questions. “Treat your tour like an interview—don’t be scared to ask the tough questions. Make...

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  • Monica + Andy's 2020 Hospital Bag Checklist Is Here!

    Monica + Andy's 2020 Hospital Bag Checklist Is Here!
    The coziest button-up pajamas, nursing mama must-haves, superhero baby care essentials—our 2020 list has everything you need for a smooth hospital stay! Take a peek at the video below for our full checklist (modeled by a M+A twin mama), and don't forget to share with any expecting friends.     The coziest robe and loungewear you won’t mind taking a few pictures in.Our pick: Monica + Andy Organic Lounge Robe; Monica + Andy Organic Lounge Set Super soft essentials to dress and cuddle your baby with.Our pick: Monica + Andy...

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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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  • 5 Ways to Modernize Your Baby Shower

    5 Ways to Modernize Your Baby Shower
    Everyone loves a good party and nobody deserves one more than a soon to be mama — and that's why we're huge fans of baby showers. These events aren't just about stocking up on registry items (although that's always a bonus!); they also give a mom-to-be the chance to get dressed up, be pampered, and take in all the love her baby is about to receive from family and friends. They're rites of passage that have been around for ages and we hope the practice is always in place.But traditional...

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