This past weekend the D23 EXPO in Anaheim, CA was in full swing. Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live-action film slates! Met with enthusiasm from the excited, fan-filled audience, the lively presentations revealed exclusive news and details about upcoming live-action films and showcased surprise live and video appearances from stars and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted the highly anticipated biennial event.

Here’s a recap of the live-action presentation below. And the Star Wars movie

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Last Thursday, I was honored to be amongst such talented, beautiful and successful mom bloggers at the first (and hopefully not the last) “Mommy Meet Up” event hosted by Essence magazine and Chic Busy Mom.

Upon entry, we were immediately greeted by a life size poster of the magazine’s latest issue and the iconic logo on their fourth floor offices, located in New York City.

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We were then escorted into a meeting room that was filled with sandwiches, chips and most importantly refreshments aka liquid lunch.

From the smiling faces and positive atmosphere, I knew instantly that this was going to be a fun afternoon….and boy was I RIGHT!ess1

Topics included chatting about mommy guilt, celeb moms that inspires us (for me its Nicole Ritchie) and tips and advice on finding time with our significant. It was indeed an intimate, eye-opening experience that left us all wanting to know when the next Mommy Meet Up would be.

Visit #EssenceMoms on Twitter and on Instagram to get even more details and pics about this fab event.

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#EssenceMoms Mommy Meet Up roll call (in no particular order):
@MommyFactor, @MMNeighborhood, @TheGetFitDiva, @SmartNSassyMom, @NYStateofMom, @OMGhada, @AfropolitanMom, @ThirtyMommy, @Sofamilyonline, @TraceyChambersVI, @IbiZoboi, @BeautyNBumpNYC,
@MommyPosh, @MomsNCharge, @BklynActiveMama, @LosingCity

And if the fab convo and meet and great wasn’t enough, Essence and Chic Busy Mom gifted us with an amazing goodie bag, which included the latest issue of Essence Mag (also as an added bonus my son’s godmother/cousin appears in the ad on page 63), lipstick and a “Mommy” bracelet (pictured below) created by  Baubles by Meg.

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So thanks Essence magazine and Candace (ChicBusyMom) for a beautiful afternoon.

What events have you attended that makes your heart sing?  Do you wish there were more (if any) mommy meet up groups in your neck of the woods? 


UBP-2013_500pxI’m happy to be partying with you in the Ultimate Blog Party 2013.

Looking forward to connecting with new bloggers I’ve never met before and building new relationships for the new

If you are new to the site, then welcome!  A little about me….ubp

My name is Gina and I am a blogger, mom to two boys, wife, shopaholic and social media maven.


This is MY life style blog.  You’ll find product reviews, posts about maternity fashion, Q&A,  and what being a POSH MOM is all about.

If you are taking part in the party, leave your link in the comment section below!


Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of schmoozing with other women who believes in the motto “live for what you love” and for us that’s…blogging and motherhood.  I was amongst 200 women in attendance of the first ever Fashion Forward Conference, hosted by Momtrends, Lady and The Blog, and Mom Generations, held in New York City.

“The Fashion Forward Conference aims to to bring aspirational and attainable fashion and style to real moms – after all why should women lose their sense of style just because they became moms…”

Filled with awesome sponsors – iVillage, Stride Rite, Snugli, Bellamy Blue Photography, Ingrid & Isabel- celebrity guest appearances, styling tips, and panelist discussions, and a mom and kids fashion show, this conference was definitely a success and hopefully an annual event for us mommy bloggers.

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