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Who’s pregnant? This Mother’s Day, honor your expecting sister / best friend / neighbor with goodies that put the FUN in FUNCTIONAL. (Cute, right? Came up with that one all by myself….) Because giving gifts during pregnancy shouldn’t be all about the baby. And they shouldn’t be useless. Which is why I went back to The FAB Mom’s former TV-home KCAL-9/KCBS-2 (with my 175+ parenting segments in two years) to hash all this pregnancy-gift-stuff out live on air:
More details about my favorite picks for expecting moms this Mother’s Day (or for a FAB baby shower showdown):
Get her in the right head space with beauty sleep before (and after!) baby. My Brest Friend Pregnancy 3-in-1 Body Pillow helps get the job done with a compact design that’s not as cumbersome as other body pillows. I snagged our from my fave local store Bellies, Babies & Bosoms. Supports head, belly and knees. Many docs recommend pregnant women sleep on the left side (to get most nutrients to baby), so this also helps if mom isn’t comfortable sleeping on her side. And is it weird if I tell you my husband uses this too? Just because it’s comfy. Because everyone needs SLEEP before and after baby. About $35.
BumpBox puts another pregnancy-pampering spin the subscription gifting trend that’s so hot right now. Delivered to your door every trimester with luxe and healthy items tailored to mom’s due date (lotions, vitamins, cute coffee mugs, organic bath bombs and more), each box contains FULL SIZED items. Monthly subscription $39.99/month, or do a one-time purchase for $49.99.
Something else to pamper the mama during pregnancy… and/or to save for a rainy day post-baby?
To boost a pregnant or new mom’s motivation, paper planners are back! Grab Erin Condren’s *new* ‘Oh Baby’ Pregnancy Journal packed with inspirational messages and uplifting color and design to record all of her own ‘special firsts’ — cravings, feelings, emotions, fears. (And yes, Erin Condren is a real Southern California mom of two kids who started this crazy-successful stationary biz of hers in her own home about 14 years ago….)
And for an entertaining, straight-talking, confidence-building read busting with never-before heard celebrity stories & expert tips for first-time pregnant moms, nab MY BOOK (wheee!!!) The FAB Mom’s Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby. It’ll get you mom-ed up & motivated to conquer the huge lifestyle change of becoming a mother during the last trimester through first 6 months with baby. (I guarantee it. No I’m not biased.)