THE GIFT GUIDE

 

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When it comes to baby showers, we love striking a balance in our gifting – something for baby, of course, but also a little something for the mama-to-be. We have created a lust-worthy list of items for both! The options are endless. Oh, and if you can’t decide… give the gift of choice with a seasonal and themed e-gift card or physical gift card too.

Let’s start with gifts for her: Safe, effective skincare made for bodies that are working hard seems like a necessary little luxury. We love brands like basq NYC, Bella B and Belli Beauty. They’ve got the body covered, literally from head to toe with stretch mark creams, tummy butters, and nipple balms for mama. Pair some skincare with a pajama set for an unexpected gift to make her feel pampered and pretty.

Gifts for baby range from adorable to practical: Both the WubbaNub and Pop Pacifier have our hearts. The first will surely be your baby’s new best friend with its friendly and cuddly stuffed animal attached while the Pop Pacifier will surely be yours! The nipple will fold inside the base, so that it never hits the ground, eliminating the constant sanitizing every time it falls to the floor.  And it’s 100% silicone is free from phthalates, lead, latex, bpa and pvc. You can shop all baby gifts here as well.

For a few “just because” gifts: Shop milestone markers like the blocks shown, as well as blankets and stickers so your mama-to-be can document every cute moment to come her way. Or prepare her for motherhood with any of our nursing items and accessories. If she doesn’t already have one, the Snoogle is a must for any mom-to-be hoping to get some beauty sleep before baby. And of course we love to gift diaper bags to ensure she’s got everything she needs for days out with baby. Happy shopping!

APRIL SHOWERS

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Okay, so not only is today Easter AND April Fool’s Day… it’s also the very first day of the month! April is all about SHOWERS, SHOWERS, SHOWERS. Throughout the month we are going to be giving major baby shower inspo, including themes, style suggestions, and Instagram-worthy snap shots. To kick off the April showers, we got all caught up in a floral frenzy. The perennial print is a forever favorite, but certainly appropriate for spring!

We’ve got the botanic beauty with a deep black floral maxi. And a dress to contrast that with light and bright blooms, our Empire Seam Maternity Maxi Dress for the garden party girl.

To top off a shower style, we have two pale and pretty prints: the halter maternity top with baby blue buds and the floral flutter sleeve maternity top.

Shop all these plus more forget me not flowered fashions and keep coming back for a month of showers, showers, showers! Tag us in your baby shower look with #thisisgoingotobefun @motherhoodmaternity!

HOW SWEET IT IS

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Need some Easter outfit inspo? Combine your candy cravings with your clothes! It makes for an actual sweet pairing.

Wrap yourself up in something silky and smooth like the charmeuse-blend belted maternity shirt dress. The color is a greyish-purple, as beautiful and mysterious as dyed and dipped eggs.

The flutter sleeve maternity top is sprinkled with tiny florets. It’s the epitome of spring with a fresh creamy color behind pinkish, peachy and bluish buds. Ruffled neckline and an above-the-bump tie belt give it a feminine touch that is perfect for any Easter activity.

We couldn’t possibly forget about the candy that defines the holiday. The marshmallow chicks are almost synonymous with Easter! Throw on a graphic maternity tee, add a pair of our maternity jeans, and you’re done. Even if you don’t like the candy, there’s no way to not love this shirt.

Show us your candy and clothing matchups. #thisisgoingtobefun @motherhoodmaternity

GENDER REVEAL: WHAT’S AT THE END OF OUR RAINBOW?

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Lucky you ☘️ you get to find out the sex of your baby around St. Patrick’s Day!  We are green with envy. How charmed you are! Okay, okay— we’ll give the puns a rest. But seriously, what a fun month to find out the good news and to plan a gender reveal. Loving themes and holidays, we knew we had to take advantage of everything St. Paddy’s. We’re only missing a Leprechaun…

The rainbow was hand made by us, an editor and a social media specialist. In other words, it was easy! We used paper streamers in the traditional colors of the rainbow, with the inclusion of pink, because why not? The white balloons became the clouds and a green bucket was transformed into a pot of gold. Under a layer of gold streamers we placed blue coins, ready to be tipped and revealed. We chose to create a photo shoot around the rainbow, but this can seamlessly become the centerpiece of a party, where guests are there to participate in the reveal!

Need a look for said party? Be one and done with the best-selling, everyone’s favorite, top-rated maternity overalls. Up the fun factor with a graphic maternity tee like this Mom’s Lucky Charm one.  No worries, you’ll shamrock any look. 😉

 

LUCKY LOOKS – ST. PADDY’S DAY TEES

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Let’s get graphic. These tees are the cutest clothes, and they’re so photogenic! We love working with graphic maternity tees, because they’re fun fashion that aren’t meant to be taken too seriously. All of our graphic tees get attention, but the St. Patrick’s Day ones have a certain charm.

St. Paddy’s Day falls on a Saturday this year. The weekend is the best time to top the bump with a shirt that is ready to be seen. They’re perfect for posting; plus, they are always ready to make the reveal. (Look out for an upcoming post on a very lucky gender reveal, with one of these tees as the star!)

You don’t need to be Irish to [sham]rock a lucky look! How do you go graphic? Show us your best materniTEE style using #thisisgoingtobefun @motherhoodhoodmaternity.

Shop the featured tees:

Mom’s Lucky Charm
Kiss Me I’m Pregnant
Let the Shenanigans Begin

GENDER REVEAL: MORE TO LOVE

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You know we LOVE gender reveal themes and holidays, so there was no way we were going to let Valentine’s Day slide!

Start with heart, or many hearts. From our “backdrop”, which is actually a table cloth, to punchy red decorations and a large box of chocolates, the color red took center stage.  We wanted this to be a simple execution with an impactful reveal.

By swapping out two of the chocolates with either pink or blue candy hearts, the surprise is then sweetly uncovered by lifting off the lid. This time of year, it is easy to find pink chocolate hearts, but if baby or babies are boys, we suggest buying blue foil, coloring your silver foil, or placing the chocolates in blue wrappers. One, two, three- done!

We also wanted to showcase that some mamas have even more to love if they’re expecting multiples! We tucked our “It’s Twins!” maternity t-shirt into the lid of the chocolates for a cute way to capture the news. This reveal can be done for one or even more than two babies! And the best part is that once you snap that Insta-worthy shot… you get to eat the chocolate! Enjoy, congrats, and happy Valentine’s Day!

MILESTONE MONDAY: BUMP + BABE

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Hello and welcome to #MilestoneMonday (share your pregnancy progress with us, then let us see how big baby is getting @motherhoodmaternity.)

Obviously we are known for our maternity and new mom clothing, but did you know that we sell bump shot accessories? We did a whole series on how to take and make the most Insta-worthy pics. In the pregnancy community, if you will, women reference the size of their baby and bump by fruit and veggie. We love that the Fruit Belly Stickers by Pearhead do the job for you. Just stick and snap! They include 17 stickers starting from week 8 through week 40. These are also perfect for announcing your pregnancy. If you’re less about the bump and more about the moment, our Pregnancy Chalkboard, also by Pearhead, lets you get creative. It comes with 6 pieces of colored chalk, so you can be as artsy as you want!

When the bump becomes baby, keep those posts coming. Your princess is going to need her monthly photoshoot with help from these crown and ring stickers. They peel off and can be put on baby’s outfit or next to her as she awaits her glamour shot. We also love the bowtie first year stickers for baby boy. They are felt and textured, ready for his debonair debut. Both sets of monthly stickers are from Pearhead as well. If you want more, we have holiday inspired stickers too!  Check them all out under Baby Gifts and New Mom Gifts. We cannot wait to see your pictures!

GENDER REVEAL: WINTER *WONDER*LAND

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We are at it again with the newest Gender Reveal idea for you! Winter is an amazing time to get your friends together for a gathering close to home, full of warmth and love. We played back and forth with a Baby It’s Cold Outside theme and landed on WINTER WONDERLAND. With touches of nature, like wood and trees, mixed with white marshmallows, the theme practically shaped itself!

We created a hot cocoa bar using small jars with chalkboard labels so guests can sweeten up their cocoa however they want! Then, we bought blue and pink coating chocolate, heated that up and dipped our spoons in the melted candy. Once they were dry and the colored chocolate solidified, we took the spoons and dipped them in white chocolate, covering the revealing shade. We stuck the white chocolate covered spoons in the fridge to harden.  Before your party begins, or before the big reveal, allow your guests to take the spoons with either blue for boy, or pink for girl, and include them in finding out the sex! We used white hot chocolate, but hot milk works too! Once the chocolate layers begin to melt in the hot liquid, it will turn the color you originally covered the spoon with! As you can see… baby is a boy!

This sweet surprise is easy to prepare; all items can be bought from your local craft store. All you need are cups or mugs, cocoa, and some good friends. How are you revealing the news? Any winter themes of your own? Share them with us using #thisisgoingtotbefun @motherhoodmaternity!

MERRY MOMS

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Sometimes while shopping in stores, checking out online, and even reading through your favorite company’s blog, you forget real people are behind the scenes. So, we want to take the time to show you some of our merry mom moments, as well as thank you for being a part of our lives and hope we are a part of yours! From our family to your family… Merry Christmas 🎄 Happy Holidays 🎁 Happy New Year 🎊

Click here to create your own #MerryMoms moment.

GIVE THE GIFT OF CHOICE

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Skip the lines and forget the wait… E-Gift Cards are here, delivered right to your [or your recipient’s] inbox within 24 hours! There is a design for everyone: grandma, aunt, sister, friend. Exceed her expectations when expecting and give her the gift of choice. Plus, an E-Gift Card always fits!

Click here to choose your design, add your amount, and who you want to send it to. They are available in denominations of $25, $50, $75, $100, $150, $200, or $250. Click and be done. That’s the feeling of instant satisfaction! Happy gifting.

 

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