{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!


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.


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.




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?



Guess the celebrity that recently announced her pregnancy in this fun way? (hint: she recently broke up with a Facts Of Life actor).  Give your answer on our Facebook fan page here

While some expecting moms try to keep their pregnancies under wraps for as long as possible, others prefer to spread the news in unconventional ways…From Beyoncé’s unforgettable VMAs performance to my “Baby On Board” sign.  Take a look at how these famous mamas shared their baby announcements to the world.

How did you announce yours?

Busy Philipps


In December 2012, Busy Philipps tweeted a photo of her positive pregnancy test with the message: “So this happened…”

Tori Spelling


In March 2012, Tori Spelling posted an adorable photo of her baby bump with the title “Baby Makes 6.”




Here’s me revealing my 5 month baby bump in 2012 …see more baby on board pics here!



Who could forget Beyoncé’s 2011 VMAs performance of “Love on Top.”


1395444477_mila-kunis-ashton-kutcher-pregnancy-baby_1Congratulations are in order for Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.

The That ’70s Show costars are engaged and going to be parents! Kunis, 30, is pregnant with the couple’s first child, E! News reports.

The Oz the Great and Powerful star opened up about her plans for motherhood.

“The truth is I don’t think I can do this for the rest of my life. I also want a life. I want a family, like one day, not tomorrow,” Kunis said last year in Playboy. “I want to be a present mom … I’m never in the same place for more than two months. How am I ever going to have a family like that?”

“If that means I do one movie a year, if people still want to see me and hire me and I don’t suck by that point, great. My only source of happiness can’t be dependent on something so fickle,” the brunette beauty added.

Congrats to the expectant couple!



Just because you are pregnant does not mean you have to forget  your love of fashion.  Look to gorgeous Jenna Dewan-Tatum for her casual pregnancy style and steal the look that can be worn from pregnancy and beyond.

Dress: Fire, $14.99
Jacket: Calvin Klein Jeans, $79.50
Shoes: Nine West, $82
Glasses: CHLOÉ, $120
Necklace: My Stella & Dot, $36
Bag: My Stella & Dot, $258

What’s your favorite maternity style piece?