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Friday, May 28, 2010

Happy Memorial Day, Mamas!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all the moms, moms-to-be, and everyone else out there who's looking forward to a wonderful holiday weekend! We know that we're craving BBQ (it's not pickles or ice cream, but it's still pretty intense!) and we found some awesome BBQ recipes you might want to try if you're grilling this weekend.

Crazy BBQ Recipes!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mom-erican Idol

So, it's no spoiler to mention that Lee DeWyze won this year's American Idol competition--also no secret that he's very talented--but a particular piece of our heart was rooting for Crystal "Mama Sox" Bowersox. She's pretty much the epitome of awesome motherhood!

To celebrate rockin' moms everywhere, here's Crystal's version of the Janis Joplin classic, "Piece of My Heart."

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Friends, Bloggers, Countrymen!

We don't know if you've noticed our ever-growing blog-roll to the right, but there are some seriously fabulous links on there to sites for moms and moms-to-be alike. Here are just a few of the most recent blogs we've added to our list of favorites. Check 'em out!


"Hi! My name is T├ęsa (pronounced Taysa). I'm a stay-at-home mom raising 2 preschoolers in Northeast Ohio. My daughter, Kora, is 4 and my son, Logan, is 3. They are 14 months apart and keep Tired Dad Dave and I on our toes."

The Fabulous Won
"Have you ever been curious about a product new or old? Wanted to try it out but not quite sure if you should spend your hard earned money on it? Well as cliche as cliche can be "You've come to the right place" or blog rather :) Me & my experimental, eager crew are on stand-by testing out the latest, most interesting, flashy, full of fun products on the market. Don't just take my word for it~enter my giveaways to try it for yourself.

This Full House

I am a full-time mom, part-time fitness coordinator and freelance writer, who enjoys writing about the trials and tribulations of raising 4 children, a rambunctious lab and killer dust bunnies.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


You can enter our giveaway until the end of today! Get enterin' for some free stuff!

And for fun, here's an awesome article on the "superpowers" babies possess. Did you know babies can read minds (...basically)? And that they have super hearing ( pick out their mom's voices)? Babies are amazing!

Monday, May 24, 2010

These Baby Names Are Terry Bull.

One of the coolest things about being pregnant is thinking about what to name your baby. Those of us born with boring names secretly fantasize about giving our kids a kooky moniker, but this article documents some real stinkers. Zombie? Thor Hammer? Tu Morrow? REALLY?

What's the weirdest thing you'd ever consider naming your child? Or, on the flipside, what's the worst baby name you can think up?

The Best Worst Baby Names

Friday, May 21, 2010

This Video is AMAZING!

For all of you Mr. Wizard, Bill Nye the Science Guy moms-to-be out there, this is an unbelievable video! We have kind of adopted the seahorse as our unofficial blog mascot (we've posted about them before because they're one of few animals where the male of the species carries the babies) and this is an incredible video of a male seahorse giving birth. Happy Friday, everyone!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lost Fan or Not...A Post For ANY Lady!

The entire country is stricken with Lost Fever now that the show is winding down to its series finale this Sunday. It's pretty much impossible to avoid hearing it discussed on TV (especially if you're one of those moms on bed rest or maternity leave!) or by co-workers, people at the grocery store, overzealous fanatic spouses, etc., etc. We think we've managed to find one Lost post you can enjoy whether or not you like the show, however. Click on over to to read their exhaustive report on...every dude of Lost, ranked by sexiness!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Kelly Preston and John Travolta: Expecting!

After the tragic loss of their son Jett last year, Kelly Preston and John Travolta are expecting a baby! Kelly (age 47!) is three months pregnant and they are thrilled. The couple also has a 10-year-old daughter named Ella.

Moody Mamas wishes Kelly all the best for a healthy and happy pregnancy!

Story via RadarOnline

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Want Two Free Dresses? Enter to Win!

The Moody Mamas spring line of maternity clothes hit the virtual racks at Target last month and you don’t want to miss it—these fashionable new styles are sure to sell out! With a devout following of hot Hollywood mamas that includes Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Bethenny Frankel, Moody Mamas’ colorful spring capsule collection will make every expectant mom look as sexy and chic as our celebrity clients. Each piece is inspired by the runway, from easy maxi dresses to adorable chiffon trim knit dresses. All of our styles are made from luxurious fabrics that give every Moody Mamas piece the feel of relaxing loungewear. Start expanding your spring wardrobe today! The collection is limited in quantity, affordably priced from $39.99 - $44.99, and extends into plus sizes. To shop the collection, click here to visit Target.

In honor of our spring capsule collection for Target, we are offering one lucky winner 2 dresses from our Target collection.

Giveaway Guidelines:

Visit the Moody Mamas Target collection and leave a comment there on two or three of your favorite pieces, and leave a comment on our Facebook to let us know you've entered! This is a mandatory first entry. After completing this mandatory first entry method, you can gain additional entries by doing any or all of the following (but be sure to leave a separate Facebook comment for each thing you do):

Follow Moody Mamas on Twitter (if not posting on Twitter)
Comment here on our new blog,

Just make sure you leave us a Facebook post for each entry, so we know you're entered!

The contest will run through May 25!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

All the Single...Well, They're Practically Single BABIES.

These girls KILL IT. Oh man. We wish we had moves half as good:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Science Proves It -- Moms Make Everything Better.

Just as we always suspected...the sound of a mom's voice alone makes everything better.

A study just out (click here for the link!) proves that hearing her mother's voice is just as soothing as an actual hug and kiss from a child's mommy dearest. We always knew our moms had magical powers, but it's pretty great that science has finally caught up.

A Mom's Voice is Powerful Medicine (MSNBC, via Celebrity Baby Blog)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Maternity Book Club: Belly Laughs!

Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy is not your mom's pregnancy book. Unless your mom was rad. (And you're five years old, but that's besides the point.) Anyway, if you're only going to read one book about being pregnant, we say pick the one with chapters like:

-Is That an Apple on Your Rectum, Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?(Hemorrhoids)
- (On-Line Baby Stores)
-Poopin' on the Table (The Dark Side of Delivery)
-What the Fu*k Are These? (Stretch Marks)

At least we've got the cure for the chapter entitled "Where in the Hell Can I Find a Muumuu? (Nothing to Wear)." Our line is still going strong at Target!

Jenny McCarthy's Belly Laughs at Amazon

Monday, May 10, 2010

Celebrity Baby Update!

Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of NYC gave birth this weekend to her very first child! Mom and baby girl (reportedly named Bryn) are doing well. Bethenny tweeted over the weekend:

We wish all of our best to the new mom!

Bethenny's Website
Bethenny Frankel Welcomes First Child (CBS News)
Bethenny Frankel is Someone's Mother (DListed)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Poem for Mother's Day!

April showers brought May flowers,
And it brought a special treat,
Shop Target’s site, for something fresh
It’s MM style, and can’t be beat!
With prices low, and looks real trendy
Guilty? Nah, go try them all
And what’s best, is they’re for spring
But they’ll last you straight through Fall!

Enjoy our new spring capsule collection for Tar-zhay! Prices range between $39.99 and $44.99 and sizes go up to 2X. We love these dresses and hope you will too! Let us know what you think? You can be honest, though only if you are being complimentary. We kid!

But…in honor of Mother’s Day, for those MM Fans who have supported us through thick and thin, steal and deal, we are offering a free gift with purchase for the first 100customers who show their love by purchasing something from! Just send the receipt to and see for yourself! You think we are joking? We triple dog dare you! Go get you some!!! Happy Mother’s Day moms and soon-to-be moms!! We love you!

Shop here:
Email receipt to:

Elise and Marta
a.k.a The Moody Mamas

Happy Mother's Day! Win Some Stuff!

Happy Mother's Day, mamas and mamas-to-be! To celebrate, we've got some more chances to win free Moody Mamas gift certificates. First, over at Mommies with Style, you can win a $50 gift certificate (or get at 30% off discount code)! And then you've also got the same chance to win at Tic Tac Dough!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Dream a Little Dream of...Cabbage?

One of the most interesting symptoms of pregnancy is a reported increase in the number of vivid dreams per night. It's fun to retelling a bizarre dream to the people guest-starring in it, but it's even better to look up the symbolism in one of those old school dream dictionaries to see what it all might mean. This dictionary kind of walks the line between Freudian psychology (a cabinet symbolizes the female body) and total old wives' tales (cabbage means you shouldn't waste time on petty things...?) but that's the way we like our pseudoscience.

Click on over to analyze your dreams!
Have a particularly vivid one you'd like to share? Leave it in the comments!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Site We Love!

Live in Miami? Check out Miami Munchkins for great products, recommendations, and activites for kids (ages five and under).

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Babies, the movie!

Have you heard about the documentary Babies? We can't wait to see it. This review explains the movie like this:

Each child is from a different culture: Ponijao is a little girl born into the Himba tribe in Namibia; Bayarjargal lives a nomadic life with his herder parents in Mongolia; Mari resides with her Japanese family in the high-rise heart of Tokyo; and Hattie dwells in hip San Francisco. As the film follows them concurrently, we see each one reach the common milestones of infancy — sitting up, crawling, eating solid foods, walking — while they discover the unique features of the place they have been born into. The result is an eloquent illustration of how all human beings are fundamentally the same, yet how our physical and cultural environment shapes us from the moment we emerge from the womb.

Check out the trailer here, and go see it in theaters!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Our 2010 Video!

Check out the video below for our 2010 Target collection! (Plus, visit our YouTube channel for some other great videos we've posted in the past.)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pregnancy -- It Ain't Just For the Ladies...

"The male seahorse then fertilizes the eggs with his own sperm, thus initiating a three-week pregnancy that is marked by an inability to move around and search for food. After 3 days of labor, the male seahorse will give birth to 200 baby seahorses. "

If there are are any mamas-to-be out there mulling the inequities of male/female birth responsibilities, you may be heartened to know that in the animal kingdom, a handful of males do the baby-carrying. Nine months of pregnancy can seem like an eternity, but imagine three days of labor and 200 kids at the end of it!

Click on over to this awesome Mr. Wizard-style science post at WebEcoist to see some other male animals that carry their babies (including the Leafy Sea Dragon...possibly one of the coolest creaures on the planet).