Tag Archives: Lauren Brockman

Bonded by motherhood: Cinda Boomershine

This month, we’re celebrating our third annual Five Fascinating Moms feature in Pregnancy & Newborn. The common thread of motherhood connects them—and us—on our journeys through pregnancy and parenthood. As you read the stories of these remarkable moms, it is … Continue reading

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Bonded by motherhood: Liz Stanley

This month, we’re celebrating our third annual Five Fascinating Moms feature in Pregnancy & Newborn. The common thread of motherhood connects them—and us—on our journeys through pregnancy and parenthood. As you read the stories of these remarkable moms, it is … Continue reading

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Bonded by motherhood: Elle Rowley

This month, we’re celebrating our third annual Five Fascinating Moms feature in Pregnancy & Newborn. The common thread of motherhood connects them—and us—on our journeys through pregnancy and parenthood. As you read the stories of these remarkable moms, it is … Continue reading

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Bonded by motherhood: Joy Prouty

This month, we’re celebrating our third annual Five Fascinating Moms feature in Pregnancy & Newborn. The common thread of motherhood connects them—and us—on our journeys through pregnancy and parenthood. As you read the stories of these remarkable moms, it is … Continue reading

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Spill it: 10 diaper bag essentials

Are you ready? Here’s the dish on the essential contents for every mom’s diaper bag. (By the way, we love this cherry red number, which boasts extra large grommets that slide easily over umbrella-style stroller handles.) 1. Pacifier pouch. A … Continue reading

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Hello, yellow.

It’s no secret that yellow (mustard, specifically) is one of my favorite colors, and I’d argue that it looks especially good in handbag form, particularly in the spring. So in case you’re having trouble coming up with an answer when … Continue reading

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Five fascinating moms: Naomi Davis

Name: Naomi Davis Age: 26 Lives in: New York City, New York Occupation: Blogger Partner in crime: Josh Davis Website: lovetaza.com Favorite item in her closet: A vintage pink dress that makes her feel girly and pretty Strangest pregnancy craving: She … Continue reading

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Five fascinating moms: Jessica Boulanger

Name: Jessica Boulanger Age: 35 Lives in: Washington, DC Occupation: Founder and designer of More of Me Maternity, vice president of communications at the Business Roundtable Partner in crime: Todd Boulanger Website: moreofmematernity.com Favorite holiday: All of them, even Flag … Continue reading

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Five fascinating moms: Emma Bing

Name: Emma Bing Age: 29 Lives in: Los Angeles Occupation: Writer Partner in crime: Russell Ali Website: whattoexpect.com Favorite movie: What to Expect When You’re Expecting Strangest pregnancy craving: Black olives First thing she does in the morning: Pees (for … Continue reading

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Five fascinating moms: Kerri Walsh Jennings

Name: Kerri Walsh Jennings Age: 34 Lives in: Los Angeles Occupation: Professional beach volleyball player Partner in crime: Casey Jennings Website: kerriwalsh.com Favorite television show: Anything on Bravo Strangest pregnancy craving: Lemonade First thing she does in the morning: Procrastinates … Continue reading

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From bombshell to momshell: Spring edition

Putting together my first “From bombshell to momshell” post was so much fun, I decided to try it again, this time with pretty pastels that are perfect for spring. The inspiration? This photo I pinned of Kendi, the super-cute style maven … Continue reading

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What to buy your pregnant boss

I had lunch with a dear friend the other day, and she told me she’d just found out her boss is expecting for the first time (with twins!). So exciting. She wasn’t sure how best to acknowledge the good news … Continue reading

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What to wear on a babymoon

Going on a babymoon? You lucky duck! Not sure what to pack? We’re here to help. Here’s some outfit inspiration for your days of travel, relaxation and romance (ooh la la). First up: Getting to your destination! Now, in the … Continue reading

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Pinspiration: Striped strollers

Ready for the latest installment of Pinspiration? This one started when I realized I couldn’t stop pinning striped strollers. They’re so cheerful and pulled-together with just the right amount of preppy. Don’t you feel like you’d have a little extra … Continue reading

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Squeaky green

Whether your nesting instincts have you scrubbing like crazy or a tiny crawler has you particularly aware of the state of your floorboards, keep it clean with earth- and baby-friendly products that promise to leave both your household and conscience … Continue reading

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Dress[er]ed to impress

This morning, my sister-in-law Jamie shared one of her pins on Pinterest with me (that girl is more obsessed than I am) along with a message that read, “I’m on the search for a look-alike piece for Will’s room with a … Continue reading

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From bombshell to momshell

Let’s be honest: Becoming a mom affects the way you dress. Whether it’s that you no longer fit into your regular garb (thanks to either bump or postpartum bulge) or that you simply can’t afford to dry clean your silk … Continue reading

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Wear your heart on your …

I’m not particularly lovey-dovey (ask anyone who knows me), but I’m digging the hearts that are cropping up on every sort of apparel and accessory. Although they’re certainly not limited to Valentine’s Day (I have a heart sweater I sport … Continue reading

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All the single mommies

Just as pop stars take their own unique paths to stardom, moms-to-be often travel varied roads on their journey toward solo parenthood. For some, loudly ticking biological clocks lead to sperm donor catalogs and fertility clinics. For others, spur-of-the-moment one-night … Continue reading

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A common thread

Name: Erin McKenna Occupation: Founder and owner of BabyCakes NYC Age: 35 Residence: New York City, New York Favorite holiday: Fourth of July Strangest pregnancy craving: Beer (Don’t worry: She doesn’t drink it, just craves it.) Best way to spend … Continue reading

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Pinspiration: Baby photos

Written by: Lauren May 07 2012 I could look at cute baby photos all day, couldn’t you? It’s the next best thing to looking at the real thing, isn’t it? To start your day off with a smile and maybe … Continue reading

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Pinspiration: Colorful nurseries

Written by: Lauren March 15 2012 Are you as obsessed with Pinterest as we are? There are so many good ideas to be found! Here are five happy nurseries we repinned recently to brighten our moods on rainy days and … Continue reading

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Habitat-healthy habits

Delicious produce, extended daylight hours and warm weather make summer one of the easiest seasons during which to make and keep eco-resolutions. Adopt one planet-conscious routine at a time until your baby steps add up to a great, green leap … Continue reading

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Documenting your pregnancy

You’re about to grow in amazing ways, both physically and emotionally. And although every detail of your evolution may be extraordinarily vivid as you experience it, the changes you undergo and the feelings that overwhelm you will become less lucid … Continue reading

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Prebaby paperwork

Pick out crib bedding, enroll in childbirth classes, choose a name … preparing for baby’s arrival includes a lengthy to-do list of all sorts of exciting hustle and bustle. But laying the groundwork for successful parenthood isn’t all fun and … Continue reading

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Good to go: Traveling while pregnant

When it comes to making travel plans, being knocked up doesn’t have to keep you down. Let your doctor know your itinerary and be patient with your preggo self (your trips might need to be a tad less action-packed than … Continue reading

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Thank you note 101

We’re here to help you turn your note-writing skills from rusty and reluctant to expert and earnest. New babies often elicit kind gestures from friends, family and co-workers, whether in the form of a be-ribboned teddy bear, a home-cooked meal … Continue reading

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Virtual friends

Without a doubt, it’s crucial to the sanity of mothers everywhere to have other mommy friends they can vent to, ask advice of and compare notes with. But when you find yourself the only mama among your baby-free gal pals, … Continue reading

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Baby’s first birthday

Location: It’s often easiest to host baby’s birthday extravaganza in your own home, which you and baby are familiar with and comfortable in—and which has already been child-proofed. However, if your baby was fortunate enough to have entered the world during … Continue reading

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Solutions for sticky situations

Surprised when strangers in the supermarket have no inhibitions about feeling your bump—without even asking if you mind first? Believe it or not, feeling up your bump is just the first of many liberties that folks will take when there’s … Continue reading

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Baby shower Q&A

Here’s everything you need to know regarding proper protocol, so you can focus on simply celebrating. Who receives a baby shower? How many does one get? Baby showers are traditionally held for first-time moms. However, it is perfectly acceptable to … Continue reading

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Newborn necessities: The first week and beyond

While some parents attest to their baby wipes warmer being a total life-saver, others will tell you that theirs sat on the floor of the closet for two years before being donated to charity. Some babies shriek at the touch … Continue reading

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Fighting the cold

Diagnosis The common cold With any luck, your baby won’t have to battle more than a little sneezing and coughing, the effects of a common cold. The common cold is essentially a viral respiratory tract infection, characterized by a runny … Continue reading

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Surviving the slump: Perinatal depression

But armed with an understanding of its causes, symptoms and treatments, things will start looking up before you know it. For some women, pregnancy and the weeks following the birth of their child are the happiest, most exciting times of … Continue reading

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Stay-cations: Take time off, relax, explore even if you aren’t really on vacation

It’s what we call a stay-cation: a vacation—complete with rest and relaxation—in the comfort of your very own home. Here’s how it works: Book your trip Take time off. Turn on your auto-reply and turn off your ringer! Just like you … Continue reading

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