FIND! Itzy Ritzy Breastfeeding Infinity Scarf {giveaway}


All of you who’ve known me and been reading here for a while know how I opted out of the thing that’s seemingly pushed on encouraged for all new mothers these days. (I stand by my choice and I’m not ashamed to say that I didn’t nurse my babies… if you want to, do. If you […]

FAMOUS! Bumped-up MOMents: Golden Globes 2014.

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Last year after the Golden Globes, I did a quickie-post highlighting my fave 2013 MOMents (you know, moments that involved mom-centric things). I liked it (the moments and my post)… so I’m doing it again. And I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t showcase the fabulous expecting soon-to-be MOMs. As you know, I’m kind of obsessed […]

FIND! Giveaway: Aden+Anais swaddling blankets.

All mine. All Aden+Anais.

If you caught my recent segment on Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” show… you saw me upcycling some of my basic leftover baby products into things that I can actually use today. I will admit to even impressing my (non-DIY) self with succeeding at Baby Gizmo‘s brilliant idea for turning old baby bottles into no-spill […]

CONTEST! Win $500, $300, $150 in diapers. {Babycenter/Target}


Pregnancy. I seem to like it better on other people. The first time I was pregnant, I was in a state of lackluster shock that didn’t really turn to anticipation until the very end, where I made my hubby bust out his camera in our apartment during sunset because I realized I didn’t take any […]

FIND! weeSpring: Social shopping for new & expecting parents.


A real fab mom figures out what resource she wishes she had when she was pregnant, invents it, and then makes it available for up-and-coming new moms. I met one of these Real Fab Moms this week (thanks to the equally fabulous friends Sarah & Yvonne of MomsLA). Allyson Downey is a cool and charismatic East Coast […]

FAMOUS. What Kate Middleton is already doing right.

Image: New York Daily News / Oli Scarff / Getty Images

I knew I liked the Duchess of Cambridge (even though I was once forced to put her in a pregnancy-off on TV with Kim Kardashian). But based on the past 24 hours, this princess-to-be is proving to do things “The Fab Mom” way. If I wasn’t already a mom, she’d be included in the group […]

FINDS! Bounce back after-baby: Fabulous products for new moms.


As seen on TV, folks! Let’s just get this outta the way quick: I spent the day with THE LaToya Jackson on account of my responsibility to inform YOU about my most fave and fabulous products to help a new mom bounce back in mind, body and spirit after having a baby on Hallmark Channel’s “Home […]

FIND! BECO Baby Carrier: All-new Soleil. {video}

Hello BECO Soleil. The first try-on (with my 1-year old).

I’m won’t lie: I’ve never been a baby-wearing mama. Some might say I once had a vendetta against it (for no good reason, I just don’t like the idea of feeling pregnant all over again after the baby is out). I’ve gotten major smack from my baby-carrying friends. But let’s let bygones be bygones. Two […]

FAMOUS. Battling baby bumps: Why do we care?

Image courtesy OkMagazine.

Kate Middleton. Kim Kardashian. Jessica Simpson. We contrast and compare… BUT WHY DO WE CARE? I recently chatted about ‘Kim vs Kate’ pregancies (both women due in July) on HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight,” and on my drive home from the CNN studios I really started thinking about this. WHY do we care so much about celebrity […]

FAMOUS. Amber Rose bumpin’ the Grammys. Now I’m a fan.

Image courtesy Huffington Post.

Pregnant model/actress/recording-artist Amber Rose sure knows how to show everyone up. (To be perfectly blunt, I’m still trying to pinpoint some of her work.) But by now, everyone who cared about the Grammys red carpet watched how Rose fabulously made her way down the arrivals line sporting her big I’m-having-the-baby-in-a-few-weeks bump in a (reported) Donna […]

Damn it Kourtney. You made me remember.

Image courtesy of The Huffington Post.

So I literally just finished watching the season finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and am wiping away the tears as I write this. Damn it Kourtney. Yeah, I know your sweet little girl is a few months old now and the events in this latest episode are old news (you giving birth to […]

Let’s talk celebrity baby weight and bouncing back. But you may not like it.

Image courtesy of Celebuzz.

Blame the recent New York Times article for what you’re about to read (or at least the timing of me writing it). Let’s talk baby weight. Gaining it, losing it, and how celebrities on covers of magazines make us feel bad. Correction: How they make SOME PEOPLE feel bad. As a lone duck I’m here […]

Real Fab Mom! Anya Sarre: An Entertainment Insider… who’s pregnant in heels.


You ready for another *Real Fab Mom*? MEET ANYA SARRE. She’s sassy. She’s smart. She’s sweet. She’s stylish. As in, THE celebrity stylist for TV’s top rated Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. Oh yeah… she’s also expecting her first baby in July. With her long blonde hair, head-to-toe designer duds and a glamorous lifestyle that’d make […]

Being a good mom is…


This weekend I got to re-live my pregnant days (as if they were so far away). Honored to be one of the ‘official’ bloggers of Pregnancy Awareness Month, I attended the huuuuuge kickoff event here in LA (I still can’t believe my belly missed it by a matter of weeks). If you were there, you […]

So I’m getting pregnant again, and YOU can win free Britax!


Don’t flip out. I’m not aiming to actually grow a bump again, but I am getting a little pregnant for the month of May… it’s kind of a requirement if you’re involved in Pregnancy Awareness Month… And I’m totally excited about it! PAM celebrates, supports and empowers pregnant women and families. Sunday May 6 is […]

Real Fab Mom! Meet this fox in flip-flops.

CF & her fab footwear at the 2012 SAG Awards.

Listen up mamas! I’m starting a new feature here on TheFabMom. Allow me to introduce our FIRST (drumroll) *Real Fab Mom.* MEET COURTNEY FRIEL. She’s fabulous. She’s fun. She’s focused. And yes… she’s super foxy. As in, an Entertainment Reporter for both Fox News Channel and KTTV Fox 11 in Los Angeles (weekdays, on the 10pm […]

Rosie Pope Maternity! If I become pregnant *again*, I’m holding her responsible.

L to R: Laura/Momangeles, Sarah/MomsLA, me, RP & Natalie/HollywoodHotMoms

Consider yourself warned, Rosie Pope. You may have a sunny smile and sincerely sweet personality, but I’m wise to your type. Last time I attended a fabulous event that showcased enviable maternity clothes and preggy-mama needs…. THIS HAPPENED. (Y’all remember that?) So when I got an invite to attend the fabulous LA store opening for […]

WATCH what I’m hiding under my shirt.

What a bunch of perverts you all must be… ha! (I do have the most fun coming up with titles for this little blog… but I digress.) My new baby is *officially* one week old… NOW! Last week this time I was having crazy contractions while trying to will the baby to not force me […]