A Q&A from The Learning Studio!

Lauren Deneroff, founder of mama{love}, a boutique consulting and baby planning firm, teaches a fabulous Baby Essentials Workshop at The Learning Studio inside of our Destination Maternity store on Madison Avenue. Here, we ask and she answers the questions you want to know.

What do you love about teaching the Baby Essentials Workshop at The Learning Studio?

I love helping new moms prepare for their baby’s arrival! The process can be very overwhelming and some first-time moms don’t know where to start. The Baby Essentials Workshop breaks it down into Baby Care Needs, Nursery Organization and a Guide to Baby Gear. I provide detailed recommendations on the must-haves: what they are and why they need them based on concerns such as budget, lifestyle and space. I love teaching new moms how to make their lives easier by being prepared, organized and informed.

How did you come to teach this type of program, what is your background?

I began teaching workshops when I started my company, mama{love}. We are a maternity consulting and baby planning service that helps expectant moms prepare for baby’s arrival, and also provide support thereafter. I have 10 years of experience as a teacher, holding a Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.), as well as a background in counseling with a Master of Social Work (MSW). However, my best preparation for my work is being a mother of two to Brody, 3 ½ and Harper, 1.

What do moms and moms-to-be enjoy most about your workshop?

I think I get moms excited! Having a thorough, clear plan laid out is an invaluable service, especially for busy, working moms or women who are the first of their friends to be expecting. Walking them through the process helps alleviate anxiety, resulting in them feeling ready and less stressed!

Why do you like teaching at the Destination Maternity Learning Studio? 

Destination Maternity is the only maternity retailer that not only offers great options for pregnant women, but it also provides the chance to learn about pregnancy and parenting. Prenatal classes can be very expensive; The Learning Studio offers many affordable resources for the expectant mom. I love being a part of the team and supporting women on their journey.

For more information and to find a Learning Studio location near you, click here.

Halloween Babes!

Too cute for words, a few of our favorite babes (courtesy of some in-house parents here at the office) got all dressed up to trick-or-treat! From adorable little pumpkins and fiercely precious cheetahs to oh so scary monsters and super-powered heroes, we hope all the little ones had a fantastically spooky Halloween!

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Jessica Simpson, Destination Maternity & March of Dimes® Join Together for Healthier Babies

Jessica Simpson March of Dimes

Jessica Simpson, Destination Maternity Corporation and March of Dimes® are joining together in an effort to promote stronger, healthier babies! During the month of May, Destination Maternity®, Motherhood Maternity®, and A Pea in the Pod® stores nationwide and their respective online sites will retail an exclusive bracelet with $1 from every $2 bracelet sold to benefit the March of Dimes. The bracelet is available in three designs so that moms-to-be can collect them all or share them with a friend! You can purchase the bracelet here.

Destination Maternity Corporation has supported the March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health, now in its 75th year, since 2004, donating $2.8 million to fund cutting-edge research and lifesaving programs to help moms everywhere. Customers can also make a donation to benefit March of Dimes at the registers in Destination Maternity, Motherhood Maternity and A Pea in the Pod stores nationwide throughout the month.

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The Words on the Pages Become Memories for Ages

POLL: Best Reads for Baby

Many memories of childhood come to mind at the mention of these classic stories. Although there are numerous titles that we adore, these are a few of our favorite books to read to the family. Whether reading to your bump, your baby or school-aged children, the words on the pages will stay with them forever.  Which one is your favorite? Tell us!

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Welcome to Cravings - for your maternity style, beauty, and lifestyle appetite.

Welcome to our blog! We’re so happy you’re here and can’t wait to give you a look into our world. We invite you to make this place your own and to get inspired and informed about all things maternity. From fashion to food, from crafts to quotes, from bumps to babies, we hope to cover all the trends and topics you love. From your first little “Pea” through your journey into “Motherhood,” we welcome you to make this your reading “Destination.”Enjoy!

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