10 Babymoon Must-Haves Your Bag Needs

Babymoon Must-HavesBabymoons are becoming part of the pre-baby prep ritual and are a great way to connect and have some alone time with your honey in a beautiful, relaxing setting. Many mamas ask me what to pack and I always suggest easy pieces that can be styled up or down and that make packing a breeze. For an island-bound vacation, these modern bohemian-inspired pieces are perfect for day and night.

Start with an embroidered peasant top, maternity tankini and maxi, which are all statement pieces that can be worn with denim, white shorts and simple tees. Most importantly, protect yourself from the sun with an all-natural sunscreen like Nine Naturals as well as with some glam accessories like a straw hat and retro frames. Oh, and have fun!-Olivia

Isabella Oliver Maternity Dress // Eugenia Kim Fedora // Nine Naturals Sunscreen // Maternity Tankini // Eddie Borgo Cuff // Design History Maternity Maxi // Niove Sandal // AG Jeans Maternity Short // Off The Shoulder Maternity Blouse // Sun Buddies Sunglasses

The Hottest Baby Names for 2016

final greyEveryone is talking about the trending baby names for 2016; Star Wars, French, gender-neutral, vintage and celestial inspired names are already topping the list.

Baby name lists are great resources for an expecting parent, and a great place to start when choosing a new name for your little one.

We rounded-up some of our favorite names and a few predictions of our own for 2016:

Girls:

Aviana

Lyvia

Isadora

Fleur

Rae

Leya

Wren

Nova

Aurora

Boys:

Clive

Cohen

Harrison

Graham

Leo

Gage

Thayer

Phoenix

Gray

Momspiration Monday // Jenna Dewan Tatum

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Momspiration Monday // Jenna Dewan Tatum

#MomGoals: New Year’s Resolutions Every Mom Should Make

The start of the New Year is a great time for busy moms to reprioritize and refocus. Here are some goals I am setting to help make 2016 my year:
momgoals3Find more time for me: With a hectic schedule last year, I skipped my favorite yoga classes, salon appointments and even wellness check-ups more times than I can count. This year, I plan to make time for the things that keep me feeling my best on the inside and out.

Think before I speak: I can be a people pleaser; any invite, favor or request I automatically answer with a resounding, “YES.” Can you relate? Now that I’m a mom and my family is my priority, I’m vowing to think first before I commit so that we can enjoy our free time together and have the time to relax when we need to.

Get better at bedtime: Bedtime has slowly gotten to be a chore over the last few months. My toddler’s nighttime routine is all over the place, leaving Mom and Dad with no adult time to decompress. Getting back to a nightly schedule is paramount for the New Year.

Make mealtime healthy + simple: I find that cooking a few meals on the weekends for the whole week makes life so much easier. I’m also all about finding ways to spend less time in the kitchen and food store, too; I plan on signing up for Blue Apron and Graze, a monthly subscription that delivers healthy, properly portioned snacks to your door.

Be easier on myself: Being Supermom all the time just isn’t realistic. I always set the bar high and when I miss the mark, from losing my cool to forgetting my son’s blanket at Grandma’s, I take it hard. This year I’m promising to cut myself some slack!

What are some of your #momgoals for 2016? -Olivia

ICYMI: Our Top Posts of 2015

We’ve covered a lot this year from pregnancy-perfect recipes to the latest maternity fashion, so we’re rounding up our top posts in case you missed them! If you aren’t already subscribed, enter your email address in the box at the right to be among the first to get all the latest posts and style secrets just for you!

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Danielle Walker’s Favorite Holiday Treat

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Here’s to an exciting 2016 for Cravings! -Olivia

Momspiration Monday // Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer LopezMomspiration Monday // Jennifer Lopez

Merry Christmas from us to you!

Merry Christmas mamas! I thought I’d share some festive snaps from mamas who have entered our #MotherhoodHoliday Instagram sweeps and are celebrating their bumps this season!

Photos: Instagram / @ioncewasarose, @mrsklasen, @vanessa_davenport

Have you entered yet? Snap a photo in one of our stores (don’t forget to use the fun props) or wherever you would like and show us your bump style, post it to Instagram, use the hashtags #MotherhoodHoliday and #Entry and tag @MotherhoodMaternity. Hope you’re enjoying the day with your family; I know I am! –Olivia

For official rules including eligibility requirements and weekly entry deadlines, visit motherhood.com/contest.

Jessica Simpson on What Matters Most During The Holidays

With an Instagram filled with precious snaps of husband Eric and two children, Maxwell Drew and Ace Knute, it is no surprise that Jessica Simpson has one priority this holiday season: family.
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Photo: Jessica Simpson Collection

“Family is what Christmas is all about,” says Jessica. “I love to enjoy the old traditions as well as creating new traditions for my kids. We will be celebrating the holidays with family and friends at our home. Can’t wait to see what Santa puts under the tree!”

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Photos: Instagram / @jessicasimpson

Regardless of where Jessica and her brood will be spending the holidays, the fashion mogul has a signature look that works for any setting: “I love casual pieces with a feminine, bohemian edge.”

Looking for a Jessica-inspired look for your family gathering? Check out this chic maternity tunic paired with edgy leggings or this little lacy red dress from Jessica Simpson Maternity. A chic totebracelet and tassel necklace are simple ways to finish off your festive look and will get you ready for some Instagram worthy snaps of your own!

Momspiration Monday // Katie Holmes

Katie HolmesMomspiration Monday // Katie Holmes

Motherhood Holiday Moments

Check out some more #MotherhoodHoliday entries; the bump style does not disappoint! From statement tees to twinning in royal blue, these mamas know how to have some holiday fun! I was inspired to get in on the good times, too, and snapped a photo with Greyson!

Photos: Instagram / @mg_velasco, @songofgrace, @dawn_kirkland85, @neicec, @purdyj_1

Don’t forget to enter! Snap a photo in one of our stores (don’t forget to use the fun props) or wherever you would like and show us your bump style, post it to Instagram, use the hashtags #MotherhoodHoliday and #Entry and tag @MotherhoodMaternity. Good luck, mamas! -Olivia

For official rules including eligibility requirements and weekly entry deadlines, visit motherhood.com/contest.

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