Get a Gorgeous Glow with Mama Mio

I have crazy combination skin that has been sensitive for years, including while I was pregnant. I continue to steer clear from products that are too harsh so I was excited to try Mama Mio’s Gorgeous Glow System (YES- it’s awesome to work for a company where I have some of the safest beauty products at my fingertips!) As it turns out, I’m a total fan.ASDFGHere’s the deal: It’s a three step system consisting of a wash, moisturizer and eye cream that are safe for pregnant and nursing mothers, or ANY mom like me who wants softening and effective skincare, but without harsh chemicals!

I’ve been using the wash in the morning and again at night, followed by the brightening day and night cream. I love that the wash leaves my skin soft, but also does a great job at removing my makeup. The cream has a fabulous natural spa-like scent and is super lightweight; I consider this a bonus, since I never want a greasy finish. I follow up my night time routine with the eye cream to combat morning puffiness. Have you tried this new system yet? I would love to hear your thoughts on it and any of your skincare musts! –Olivia

Make Your Nine Months Safe, Organic + Beautiful

BLOG-BeautyNineNaturals v2While searching for safe, chemical-free beauty options and tirelessly scanning ingredient labels during her first pregnancy, Nine Naturals founder Grace Lee, who is currently pregnant with her second!, noticed that many products presented as “natural” actually weren’t, and those that were didn’t match the high-performance standards that she valued. Wanting to fill this void in the market, she created Nine Naturals on the principle that beauty should be simple, smart, and safe for moms and moms-to-be.

All Nine Naturals product formulations use 100% naturally-derived ingredients that are pre-screened for health and safety during pregnancy and nursing. They are free of dangerous toxins including sulfates, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, DEA, synthetic fragrances, and artificial preservatives. I am so excited that we’ve partnered with Grace to bring this amazing line of products to expecting women and new moms!

The Nine Naturals collection includes Replenishing Belly Butter, Natural Sunscreen, Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner and Soothing Body Wash. Often times, a harsh fragrance will deter me from a product, especially when I was pregnant. However, these products have a soft scent. I love the gentle formulas and can see why so many expecting women are fans! PLUS the sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner are a must before during and after pregnancy, to keep your tresses soft and glossy. They are my new favorites! I think you’ll love the whole line so head to our stores or over to www.apeainthepod.com to shop them. -Olivia

[HONEST]y: Earth Day’s Best Policy

A few months ago, The Honest Company co-founded by celebrity mom Jessica Alba made its debut at Motherhood Maternity and A Pea in the Pod.  The Honest Company is committed to making products without harming people or the planet. So, what could be a better way to celebrate Earth Day than by using sustainable, eco-friendly products that are safe for both you and your baby?! 

Earth Day is a day to remember just how important it is to treat Mother Earth well. Do the same for yourself! Celebrate today (and every day) by trying five of their naturally nourishing products made just for mom that can be found at A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity: Organic Belly BalmBody OilFace + Body LotionOrganic Nipple Balm, and Shampoo + Body Wash.

View and shop our collection of Honest, available at both A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity!

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