Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Let the Eating Season Begin!

Its November which means the start of one of my favorite seasons... The "eating season". Thanksgiving is right around the corner and like so many others I can't wait for the fantastic food! For those of you who are pregnant, trying to conceive or currently in the process of shedding that baby weight, it may be difficult to eat healthy when there is so much food in front of you.

I would like to hear how you mamas out there balance eating right during pregnancy with the "eating season".

Do you have a fantastic healthy recipe to share? Advise or tips on how to control your cravings? Lets all help one another enjoy this season the right way. Post your comments here and invite other mamas to join in on the conversation.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Having a Baby!

Check out this months Columbus Parent Magazine, it's all about having a baby. You will love the pull out Maternity Resources Section.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Prenatal Exercise Questions Answered

I found this article about prenatal exercise to be very informative. I can attest that I wasn't exactly an exercise buff before my pregnancy, but I really wanted to try to do the right thing about staying healthy during my pregnancy; however my fears about "hurting" the baby hindered my ability to establish a healthy workout routine. Check it out and let me know what you think.

The Truth About Prenatal Exercise - Now that you’re pregnant, are you afraid to start or keep exercising? This myth-busting information will help you get the activity you need. - Fit Pregnancy

New Cutie Alert!

Congratulations to the Patel family on your new baby boy, I can't wait to find out what you decided to name him...

Baby "Anil" (The name I gave him and his mother secretly LOVES) Patel, born Tuesday October 4, 2011. HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sun Safety

This year on Memorial Day, I had the bright idea of bringing out the baby pool for Kayla to have some splash time fun, I enlisted my husband and sister to make sure everything was set up and perfect for Kayla's first backyard pool experience.

Swimsuit.... check
Toys... check
Camera.... check
Towels... check
Sunblock... Huh? We are Black (African American) do we need sunblock?

For many years I operated under the assumption that being African American I didn't need sunblock because my darker skin would protect me from UVA and UVB rays, so it never dawned on me to pick any up for my daughter, but once I felt the heat of the sun and looked at her little face, I knew I needed to make sure she was protected. I now know that my assumption was incorrect and African Americans do need sunscreen/sunblock to protect our skin from sun damage and prevent skin cancer. I have learned from my experience and want to pass on some summer sun safety to all you mamas out there that are important regardless of your ethnicity.

According to The American Academy of Pediatrics , The Mayo Clinic and The Center For Disease Control here are the best ways to ensure proper sun safety for you and your little ones:

Keep babies 6 months and under out of direct sun exposure, this can be achieved by using the shade of a tree, canopy, hat or umbrella.

Wear cool comfortable lightweight clothing

Use a broad spectrum sunscreen/sunblock as this will protect against UVA and UVB rays.

Use a sunscreen/sunblock with a minimum of SPF15, the greater the SPF or the "star" rating the more sun protection.

For sensitive areas such as the nose, cheek, top of ears and shoulders use a sunscreen/ sunblock containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

For small babies under 6 months sunscreen/sunblock should be applied to small areas like the face and back of hands; for all others sunscreen/sunblock should be applied to ALL exposed areas of skin 30 minutes before sun exposure and reapplied every 2 hours ( more if swimming).
There are organic sunscreens/sunblocks available for pregnant women or others concerned with some of the chemicals found in sun block products.

Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Sun damage is a preventable risk factor for ALL skin cancers. Please keep your self and your family safe!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

10 (surprising!) Prenatal Power Foods | Pregnancy Information, Pregnancy Calendar Week by Week, Tools at Fit Pregnancy

I recently had a great conversation with an expectant father about his wife and her dietary needs during pregnancy. In this conversation we discussed how she is unable to take a prenatal vitamin with iron and is looking to foods rich with nutrients to supplement her needs.

I found this related article on and wanted to share!

10 (surprising!) Prenatal Power Foods Pregnancy Information, Pregnancy Calendar Week by Week, Tools at Fit Pregnancy

Monday, May 2, 2011

Time to get serious about losing that baby weight!

As my daughter's first birthday approaches, I realize I have yet to lose those extra pounds I picked up during pregnancy. So tonight I will be trying Zumba for the first time! Lets hope this doesn't turn out like my first spinning experience... I wont go into details, but it ended with me on the floor panting and a woman well into her 60's standing over me laughing about how I couldn't keep up with her.

My Aunt Renea and favorite (only) Sister in Law Maquia and I have each picked out "dream outfits" that we would like to fit and wear to dinner in August, so I have until then to work it out and wear this exotic beaded top (YIKES).

I am not sure how I am going to pull this off, but I hope I have fun trying. I would love to hear how you all have either shed those baby pounds or are in the process of shedding them now. In the weeks to come I will also keep you posted on great places to exercise around Columbus, OH before, during and after pregnancy!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Boppy Mother's Day Support Program

Boppy has partnered with Nurse-Family Partnership to provide Boppy Pillows to at risk mothers and their babies this Mother's Day.

You can help simply by going to and clicking on the give your support icon; for each click Boppy will donate $1 toward a pillow for a mother in need.

I know how much comfort and support my Boppy pregnancy pillow was for me and my daughter absolutely loved her newborn lounger and feeding pillow! Please take some time to bless another mother this holiday and click the icon and share the link...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Chloasma- What is that?

Ever heard of Chloasma; commonly known as the mask of pregnancy? Chloasma is the darkening of the skin mostly on the forehead, nose and cheeks right below the eyes during pregnancy. These darkened patches typically goes away after childbirth ( I've heard that before!), but here is a tip to help... try Aloe Vera gel, this is said to be a safe and natural way to lighten those areas during pregnancy, it also helps to eat foods containing folic acid.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Kent Family Chiropractic

I had the opportunity to meet with two extraordinary people this week; Dr. Aaron and Dr. Crista of Kent Family Chiropractic on N. State Street in Westerville, Ohio. This is a new facility to the area so I stopped by to learn more about the practice and its services to expectant mothers and babies. Dr. Crista gave me a tour of the open adjustment, private adjustment and the children's adjustment areas (My Favorite). You have to check out their super cute adjustable Dr. Seuss Characters! I then spent time speaking with both Doctors about their services and philosophy. I wanted to find a way to bring awareness and education to the Columbus, Ohio and its surrounding communities about the benefits of Chiropractic care for expectant mothers and babies and left the office confident that Kent Family Chiropractic's philosophy on healing and education coupled with their passion to put clients needs and well being above all makes them a wonderful addition to the area. Welcome! Stay tuned for more great things to come involving The Mama Mosaic and Kent Family Chiropractic. Contact the office today to learn more!

More Great Prizes

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Giveaways... Day 2

Like us on FB or mention @themamamosaic on Twitter for your chance to win a Klean Kanteen, The First 8 Days of Being A Mom and other fantastic prizes. Don't forget to check out for Baby Planner Parent Party tour dates near you.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The "Party" Continues!

The Chicago Event was a blast earlier this week, but The Baby Planner Parent Party Book Tour is still in full swing. Check out for remaining tour dates. The Mama Mosaic will continue to giveaway prizes this week, so stayed tuned to the blog or follow along on FB and Twitter. Our first giveaway begins now! Tell me why you think it is important to stay hydrated during pregnancy for your chance to win a Klean Kanteen

Monday, April 11, 2011

Baby Planner Parent Party 04/11/2011 at Bellybum Boutique

We had a great time at Bellybum Boutique today in Chicago, IL. Josie Brown read excerpts from her new novel, The Baby Planner, Ellen was able to share informatoin about Bellybum Boutique and its philosphy, I went over the roles of a baby planner and shared some baby proofing tips with the crowd! Good Luck to the other IABPP Baby Planners at their upcoming Baby Planner Parent Parties, and be on the lookout for more giveaways (Pictured L-R : Josie (author) Ellen (Boutique Owner) and Me!)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pottery Barn Kids -Design Your Dream Nursery Event 04/09/11

I love Pottery Barn Kids and This sounds like a great event happening at Polaris this weekend! For those of you who wont be attending dont forget you can always give me a call, I would LOVE to help you decorate your nursery!

Click Here for Details.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Skip Hop: Zoo Bibs tuck-away bibs

If my daughter isn't blowing spit bubbles, she is tipping over food or having an acid reflux explosion... I am never caught without a bib on hand! That is why I am loving these cutie pie tuck away zoo bibs from Skip Hop (so cute)

Skip Hop: Zoo Bibs tuck-away bibs

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Birth of a Novel: Josie Brown’s THE BABY PLANNER Is Nurtured by the Profession it Touts

(New York) – Conception is a blessed event, be it a child‘s, or a new book. That is novelist Josie Brown‘s contention. She should know. The idea for her fourth novel, The Baby Planner [Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books]—about a childless woman who channels her nurturing instincts toward her pregnant clients—was born in the reception area of her mammogram center.
I picked up the only reading material available: a local parenting magazine, explains Brown, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. My own children are older, so it wasn‘t necessarily something I felt might interest me.
She was wrong. Brown came across an article about a woman who had started a consulting business to pregnant and new mothers. She called herself a baby planner.‘ That threw me for a loop! I think I actually laughed out loud because I‘d never heard of such a thing.
The first thing that came to mind was a wedding planner. But the article explained that the role of a baby planner goes much further than helping stressed out and overworked pregnant clients set up nurseries, plan their baby showers, or shop for onesies. She is integral in connecting clients with those who will nurture them, from conception through their toddlers‘ first years, explains Brown. If the mother wants to consider a doula or midwife, or if she is clueless about all the baby gear on the market, or unaware of ways in which she can baby-proof or even green-proof her home. And, if the mother asks, her baby planner can even connect her child with playgroups, or find the best match in a preschool.

Right there and then, the concept for the book was fully born: beginning, middle and end. Brown laughs. In fact, the arc of the story takes place over nine months: the time in which it takes to carry a baby to term.
What appealed to Brown wasn‘t just the role her heroine would play in her clients‘ lives, but the place they would hold in her heart. ―Pregnancy is one of the happiest—and one of the most stressful times in a woman‘s life, explains Brown, a mother of a son and daughter. Your hormones are surging. Your body is stretched out, and a living being is moving around inside of you. Katie lives vicariously through her clients.

Like many of the women who have become baby planners, the novel‘s heroine, Katie Johnson, falls into the profession quite by happenstance. She loses her job as a consumer product advocate during state budget cutbacks, Brown says. She would love to have children, but her husband is against it. When she learns that one of her sisters is pregnant again, Katie takes it upon herself to weed through all the products that her sister doesn‘t have time to check into: which is the safest car seat and crib, whether she should use plastic or cloth diapers and much more. When others hear about the service, her reputation is made.But the novel‘s tension revolves around the choices Katie makes for herself.
Not surprisingly, the book is being embraced by those who can relate best to its heroine: baby planners.

In the months since the novel‘s pre-order page popped up in online bookstores, Brown has been contacted from baby planners from all over world. I‘ve gotten emails from cities across the US, Canada, the UK, as well as Brazil, Peru, and Japan even Bahrain. The response has been incredible.

One of the baby planners who connected with Brown is Mary Oscategui, the founder and director of the International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals. Says Brown: ―She was so welcoming of the idea that I offered to give her an advance reading copy.

As it turns out, the women live just a few miles away from each other. Another coincidence: Oscategui was the baby planner featured in the article that had initially inspired Brown. We didn‘t figure that out until after the end of our initial meet up, says Brown. I only realized it when Mary mentioned she‘d once lived in the town mentioned in the article. That was when I realized how much great karma surrounds the birth of this book.

The Baby Planner hits bookstore shelves on April 5, 2011.
Oscategui‘s enthusiasm for the novel led her to rally other baby planners to follow her lead and host Brown at showers at local baby boutiques, where the books will also be sold. A full list of party dates, as well as the locations of participating stores, demonstrators and sponsors can be found on Brown‘s website: Cities on the list include Chicago; New York; Hoboken; Washington, DC; San Jose, CA; Walnut Creek, CA; Denver; Seattle; San Francisco; Mill Valley, CA; Los Angeles; Santa Barbara; La Jolla; and Newport Beach, California.
All moms, pregnant and otherwise, are invited to join in on the fun. Just like a real baby shower, there will be wholesome goodies to sample, wellness demonstrations, baby clothes to coo over, games to play And some momsavvy swag. New mothers are an audience which many companies are courting. One of them, Sprout Organic Baby Food, has signed on as a national sponsor for Brown‘s tour. The company was co-founded by celebrity chef, author and father Tyler Florence, and grew out of his interest in infant and toddler nutrition.
Another national sponsor, Wonder Bumpers, the #1 doctor-recommended crib-safe bedding will be giving a prize drawing at each event; and other sponsors include EcoStoreUSA, makers of a line of bio-safe cleaning products; Beaba USA baby food prep; Kiwi Magazine, for parents interested in organic products; Spiffies dental and teething wipes for infants; and, which has a channel devoted to single mothers; Shaklee Products; Art Bellies pregnancy portraits; Prince Lionheart rockers; Dr. Karp‘s The Happiest Baby on the Block parenting programs; custom invitations; Mother‘s Milk Tea; Bloomin‘ Belly Soaps; and The Eco Breast Pump, an eco-friendly and BPA-free hospital grade product, made by Hygeia.
Of course, Brown will be there to read scenes from her novel, The Baby Planner. Baby planners are embracing me in the same way in which I show my heroine nurtures her clients, says Brown. For an author, this kind of groundswell is a dream come true.

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THE BABY PLANNER Parents Parties Are Taking Place In These Cities:

APRIL 2011
ILLINOIS / CHICAGO / Mon April 11, 2011 / 11:30am
Bellybum Boutique/ 4347 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 / 773.868.0944
Hosted by Teresa Johnson of
Click on RSVP on email / RSVP on Facebook


NEW YORK / NEW YORK CITY / Fri April 15, 2011 / 12:30pm
MetroMinis / New York, 821 Park Ave @75th, NY 10021 / 212.313.9600
Hosted by Ingrid Prueher of NYCBabyPlanner.com________________________________________________
NEW JERSEY / JERSEY CITY Sun April 17, 2011 / 1pm
Bambi Baby / 102 River Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07310 / 877.882.2624
Hosted by Nicole Kaduson of Belle Jour Baby Planning
WASHINGTON, DC Tues April 19, 2011 / 2pm / 301.417.9702 Great Beginnings / 18501 N. Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879
Hosted by Robyn Cohen Churilla of Mamaslink.com________________________________________________
San Jose, CA / Wed April 27, 2011/ 6pm
BabyBuzz / 1314 Lincoln Ave, 95125 / 408.885.9870
Hosted by baby planner Carrie Wozadlo of Bright Beginnings BabyPlanner
(Marin County) Mill Valley, CA / Thu April 28, 2011 / 6-8pm
Baby and Kids Company / 12 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA / 415.389.1312
Hosted by baby planners
Mary Oscategui of and Emily Schaffer of MarinBabyPlanner.com________________________________________________
Walnut Creek, CA / Tues May 3, 2011/ 6-8pm:
DayOne Center / 1403 North Main Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 / 925.933.3291
Hosted by baby planners
Emily Schaffer of and Mary Oscategui of
MAY 2011
San Francisco / Fri May 6, 2011 / 4-6pm: San Francisco, CA
Sprout San Francisco / 1828 Union Street 94123 / 415.359.9205
Hosted by baby planners Mary Oscategui of and Emily Schaffer of SFBabyPlanner.com________________________________________________
La Jolla, CA / Fri May 20, 2011 / 12-2pm Posies and Ponies/7449 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037 / 858.551.0434 (just south of the intersection of Pearl)
Hosted by baby Planner Heather Atkinson of Baby Bump & Beyond /
Los Angeles / Brentwood / Sat May 21, 2011 / 1-3pm
Children's Wonderland / 11726 Barrington Court Los Angeles 90049 / 310.440.9970
Hosted by Denise Xagorarakis of OCBabyPlanner.com________________________________________________
Orange County/Costa Mesa, CA / Sun May 22, 2011 / 11am-1pm
Granola Babies / 2346 Newport Blvd., B-1, 92627 / 800.560.9534
Hosted by baby planner Denise Xagorarakis of
Santa Barbara, CA / Tue May 24, 2011 / 4-6pm, CA
Mon Petit Bijou / 1014 State Street, 93101 / 800.945.0015
Hosted by baby planners
Emily Schaffer, of and Denise Xagorarakis of /
JUNE 2011
WASHINGTON / SEATTLE / Thurs June 2, 2011 / 11am-1pm
Happy Planet Toys / 2914 NE 55th Street, 98105 / 206.729.0154
Hosted by baby planner Heather Woodruff /
COLORADO/ DENVER / Fri June 3, 2011 / 6:30-8:30pm
Giggling Green Bean / 3929 Tennyson Street 80212 / 720.988.3725
Hosted by professional nanny Juliette Worley /
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To arrange an interview with Josie Brown, contact Kristin Dwyer, Publicity Manager, Simon & Schuster:
at or 212.698.2295.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Logo is Finally Here!

Here is the new logo, check it out and let me know what you think!

It has been a while...

I have been extremely busy lately preparing decorations and promotional materials for the remaining March events for The Mama Mosaic Events for March:

Saturday 03.26.2011 is Baby B's Big Baby Shower... (enough with the B's already)

Sunday 03.27.2011 is the Baby Bonanza at The Aladdin Shrine Event Center, Columbus, OH from 10-4PM. Stop by our booth, this year we are sharing with Melissa from Periwinkle Photography (Love Them!) The expo is going to be great there will be information and activities for mothers, children and mothers to be, hope to see you there!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Why Didn't I Think Of That?

All you current and soon to be mamas, Have you used or seen the Nanny Caddy at Polaris Fashion Place... I absolutely love it! I was sitting outside the kids play area and needed a bib to feed my daughter and out the corner of my eye I saw a vending machine that I may have seen baby wipes in. I thought to myself, why would a vending machine have wipes, so I wheeled Kayla over to investigate and sure enough it was a Nanny Caddy. A fully stocked vending machine with on the go necessities like, Bibsters (yay!), wipes, formula and more. I am kicking myself for not thinking of this first. Learn more about Nanny Caddy and its locations here

Unfortunately, the only location currently in Ohio is at Polaris, but take a look to see what they have and where else you can find one while traveling.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

More Ways to Love The Mama Mosaic

The Mama Mosaic has several upcoming events this season, like the Baby Bonanza Expo in Columbus, OH and THE BABY PLANNER BOOK TOUR in Chicago, IL... stay tuned for more details!

Now there are more ways to keep up to date and in touch. You can follow us here on Blogspot, Facebook or on Twitter @themamamosaic.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What I'm Reading...

My primary goal with The Mama Mosaic is to provide guidance, education, resources and assistance to expectant mothers. The reason I do this is so my clients can have less stress and more time to enjoy their pregnancies. Expectant mothers should have time to prepare mentally, physically and emotionally for the birth of their child. Keeping with this notion, I stumbled upon the book BETTER BIRTH; The Ultimate Guide to Childbirth from Home Births to Hospitals, by Denise Spatafora. This book speaks to getting back to the joy and celebration of pregnancy. I am currently reading this and encourage you to as well. Check back for my thoughts on the book and post yours too!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Central Ohio Facing a Shortage of Mother's Milk

Just today I heard reports of a shortage of donor breast milk across the nation. The Mothers Milk Bank of Central Ohio ships donor milk to 12 hospitals across the country and Canada. Recently increased demands have attributed to a shortage; hospitals normally recieve six weeks of milk supply, but are only recieving 10 days because of the shortage.

Donor Milk is important because when mothers are unable to provide breastmilk, pastuerized donor milk is used to provide nutrients, imunity protections, growth hormones, development enzymes, infection fighting and immunological factors found in own mothers milk.

If you are currently a lactating woman or know one willing and able to donate milk please contact the Mothers Milk Bank of Central Ohio at 614-544-0810.

"To become a volunteer donor, mothers must take part in a stringent screening process to ensure the quality and safety of the milk." find out more on under maternity services. or email

Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Mama's Top Valentine's Day Wishes!

It is almost Valentine's Day and while other women will be receiving flowers and candy here is what Expectant Mama's Really Want:

Chocolate... Diamonds that is! Gentlemen you can keep your box of chocolates, the caffeine is no good for an expectant mama, but we will except chocolate diamonds like the LeVian ones sold at Jared. Lucky for you fellas, here in Columbus there are Jared locations at Easton, Tuttle and Polaris.

Rest and Relaxation... Oh you didn't think we meant sleep did you? A maternity massage at The Charles Penzone Grand Salon will do just fine (Love Ya!)

Time Away... Far far away, now is a great time to book that babymoon we have been talking about. Just think of the love I will feel when I see those plane tickets.

Seriously, those are some great Valentine's Day ideas if they are within your budget, but here is what Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine lists as no nonsense Valentine's Day Gifts for 2011:

An impeccably clean house
Eight hours of peaceful uninterrupted sleep
A spa day
A night on the town without the kids
A romantic weekend getaway
A tasty homemade meal
Check off some of those handyman projects you have been meaning to get to

Ladies, I hope you get what you are looking for this Valentine's Day, but remember what is important.. A happy healthy pregnancy, so if you don't get that special gift just be satisfied in knowing the best gift of all will soon be here. Your bundle(s) of joy. Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Turn Up the Heat This Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I am sure there are those of you who either want to look and feel sexy or relax and feel pampered this year. To help you achieve your Valentine's Night look I wanted to share with you some of my favorite places to find Maternity Lingerie.

While the ice and sleet have ceased for a moment here in Columbus, Ohio head over to one of my favorite stores, Destination Maternity at Polaris Fashion Place and pick up a Valentine's date night look or some lingerie. (

Other sites I love include:

I would love to hear from you, what are some of your favorite places to find Maternity Lingerie? Also stay tuned for the top gifts for expectant moms this Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Mama Mosaic Celebrates Black History Month; Lena Edwards- A pioneer in Obstetrics

February is Black History Month and here at The Mama Mosaic, we want to celebrate a pioneer in Obstetrics; Lena Edwards. Lena Frances Edwards(1900-1986) Graduated in 1924 from Howard University Medical School in Washington, DC. Lena was one of the first African American Women to become a board certified OBGYN. Lena had a long career in obstetrics and was known as an advocate for natural childbirth. In 1964 Lena was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Lydon Johnson for her service and commitment to peace and helping the poor. Celebrate Black History and read more about Lena Edwards and others who changed the face of medicine on the NIH website:

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Body Painting for Pregnant Women.

I was reading an interesting article on on 5 ways to document your pregnancy. The article mentioned the usual trends from keeping a belly growth chart to doing a belly cast, but the most interesting to me was having a picture taken of your painted pregnant body. Featured was the works of European make up artist and photographer Julia Francis for Embody.

I could not locate a specific company here in Columbus, Ohio that catered to this trend, but I would love to hear any mama's out there that may know an artist/photographer who can help Columbus Mama's document their pregnancy in this way.

Take a look at the photo gallery at (be warned, they show it all!)

I am not sure that I would have been brave enough to do this during my pregnancy, but who knows you may want to give it a try.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Bugaboo Donkey is coming

Looking for a quality stroller?

This spring Bugaboo will introduce the Bugaboo Donkey. In just three clicks you can easily convert from a full-sized mono to a full-sized side by side duo and back again to a mono with flexible and multiple storage space. The Bugaboo Donkey is suitable for your first child, second child, both or twins. All this space and flexibility in a compact stroller.

See more about the Bugaboo Donkey at or follow the link:

Bugaboo Pressroom :: Home

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Maternity Spanx... Really?

I couldn't wait to show off my baby bump; however it appears I may be alone in that sentiment. Check out this article I found about Maternity Spanx and other bump minimizing undergarments.

Would You Wear Maternity Spanx? :

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I have been baby planning and consulting friends and family for some time now and have decided to make things official, so I began The Mama Mosaic a baby planning and consulting company in Columbus, Ohio. While experience is always important, I wanted to supplement my experience with an actual certification and am in the final stages of doing so. I am currently working with the International Academy of Baby Planner Professionals to achieve this goal and will need a few volunteers to complete the process. If you are an expectant mother and are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact me (see the contact me link) and I will share with you how you can help; however I can sum it up by saying FREE SERVICES TO YOU!

I am also pleased to announce that fantastic things are happening at The Mama Mosaic. The launch of the company website is scheduled to take place this spring... so keep posted. (