There are two things that you need know about the MommyPosh brand 1) we love a #MOMBOSS and 2) we love fitness classes that empowers us #MOMBOSS.  And so last week MommyPosh invited Westchester’s mom influencers to take part in the fitness series – #MomFitOut2017!

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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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{I was compensated and received a complimentary ticket in exchange for this post.  All opinions are mine alone}

This weekend I had the honor to partner with JPMA and Momtrends to attend the 2017 New York Baby Show, the largest family friendly manufacture show, where brands and parents meet face to face on the latest and greatest in baby gear and accessories. From car seats, strollers to building your dream nursery is exactly what makes this event a must attend each and every year.

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From the moment the doors open you come face to face with amazing demos by top brands, giveaways and a chance to meet with influencers and speakers related to bump, pregnancy, baby and parenting. With over 150 top brands in baby gear and accessories, I am sharing with you my top 3 products that is a must have for all you mamas – I got you covered from fashion, fitness and fun!

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This “mom” bag from MinaKay Bags is like no other. From the moment you spot their line you know that you will be the envy of every mom.  You see, this bag is made to accommodate our busy lifestyle while catering to our parental needs. All bags come with a baby insert to keep you all organized. With its different compartments to keep your things separate from that of your kiddos.  So while your baby grows this bag grows with you.  Its the perfect accessory to keep you on trend.

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Watch the full interview here with Kay, the founder and creator of Mina Kay Bags.

Last week, I posted about my favorite workout app, Aaptiv and was honored to have meet them at the baby show.  Watch my interview with them here as they showcase easy stroller workout movements.

For a FREE 30 DAY TRIAL:  Enter code “NYBABY” at checkout.

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Related Post:  Get Fit With The Aaptiv Workout App

Now, I can’t tell you how many times my boys have ask me to build them a fort at home and of course with little to no space in our apartment, it can be difficult, but thanks to InnoBaby, they make playing with your kids super easy.   For ages 3 and up the teepee tent is the perfect accessory for any kid’s playroom. Its soft and durable and can be constructed in a matter of minutes.

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So you see, this show is a must attend.  It has something for everyone.  Everyone has their hopes, fears, joys, and challenges, and it’s nice to be able to share an event like the Baby Show.

Stay tuned for more information about the 2018 JPMA Baby Show!

What was your favorite?

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While we may begin the planning and preparation of Mother’s Day, I for one am not looking forward to it.  You see on March 2016, my mom and I were blindsided with the unexpected news of her Leukemia (AML) diagnosis .  We both starred at the doctor in disbelief and while he went on and on about treatment and next steps, I asked “how long?” Six months. He didn’t say it, I thought it! Like all doctors he gave us best case scenarios and clinical trials. But as days and weeks passed, I never prepared myself for the loss of my mom in just under three months of her diagnosis.

My mom, my best friend, my ride or die…my everything, was no longer!

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There are days that I still ring her old number, smell her clothes, wear a piece of her jewelry or even wear her favorite hat.  I sometimes call out to her so that she can give me a sign to show that she is listening to me. I even wake up feeling sad, mad and just plain lost knowing that my confidant is no longer a phone call away.

So this year, while everyone will be celebrating Mother’s Day on social media, I feel that it may be best if I unplug. While this may be hard considering I’m a blogger and a social media junkie I need this time to grieve in my own way and just disconnect for a day. I for one will not be looking forward to the frenzy of the day. So if this Mother’s Day you too are coping with a loss for your mom, grandmother or that special mom in your life, its OK to grieve and its OK to do something for yourself. This will allow you to grieve and/or feel at peace.

So, let me take this time to say Happy Mother’s Day to my own beautiful, wonderful mother and amazing mother-in-law, who both traveled to heaven.

This blog has allowed me to face my fears and to tell you that you are not alone.  So if you are coping with a loss and this may be your first or tenth mother’s day feeling lonely or sad, take this time to keep a journal of your feelings. This may be therapeutic and allows you to keep an inventory of your life.

Spend some time with your family and friends.  Laughter is the best medicine.  And as a mom of two cooky kids I have my days cut out for me.

All in all, if you too are coping with the loss this Mother’s day, I hope that you have a day filled with love, support, and laughter.

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