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Thursday, September 30, 2010

My how things have changed since the days when you had to plan your hospital route with a map. Do people even still own maps? Well, lucky for you technology has made being pregnant a bit easier. Nowadays there are applications for your phone that will help you cope with any pregnancy issues that come up and they're available for most major mobile device platforms, including Android, Blackberry and iPhone/iPad. Below are some tips that we found regarding these cool apps- perfect for expectant moms, dads, and techies.

Contraction Timer for Android, free. Don't expect a lot of bells and whistles with free or cheap apps, but this one still gets the job done by letting users track time of contractions, duration and frequency. Available:

Foods to Avoid When Pregnant for iPhone, 99 cents. Moms-to-be may not be able to chomp down those spicy burritos or shrimp-flavored hotdogs anymore. And she must think about everything she eats to make sure it is healthy for a budding baby. This app allows users to choose foods that are safe and healthy for mom and baby and reveals which ones to avoid. Categories include Cheese & Dairy, Dressings, Sauces & Condiments, Drinks & Beverages and Fish & Seafood. Tips include whether or not feta should make the cut. (Only if it is made with pasteurized milk). Available: iTunes.

Contraction Calc for Blackberry, $2.99. Mom no longer needs a pen and pencil to track contraction activity. Whether you're at home or visiting friends when labor contractions kick in, this app helps you monitor and calculate how far apart they are and when to get ready for the hospital. Available: Blackberry AppWorld.

BabyBump for Android, $2.99. This app makes it easy to maintain a daily journal of the pregnancy experience. It can help keep a record of mom's weight, stomach growth and even body changes with the help of photos. Available:

Menstruation and Ovulation Pro for Blackberry, $3.99: Use this app to track menstrual cycles and to predict menstruation periods and probably ovulation days. Available: Blackberry AppWorld.

iPregnancy for iPhone, $4.99. This one delivers a wealth of helpful pregnancy information. Check out the Due Date Calculator, which offers predictions based on mom's last period, conception date and ultrasound dates. OB Visit Tracker helps monitor mom's weight, blood pressure and more. And the Baby Name Picker offers even more names to argue about. The app informs parents about average lengths and weights of babies at various gestational stages. Available: iTunes.

From Here to Paternity by Andrew Cullen for iPad, $7.99. A father chronicles his journey to parenthood on this e-book optimized for the iPad. It's romantic, funny, thrilling and easy to call up on your Apple tablet. Available: iTunes.

Pregnancy Calendar for iPhone, $9.99. This app features a happy bundle of tools for every soon-to-be-moms, including the ability to plan and track pregnancy from day one through birth. Record doctor visits, vital stats on the growing fetus and keep an eye on your diet. You can even keep a record of how many times the baby kicks. Available: iTunes.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Laila Ali is Preggers!

She is a fighter, a dancer, is gorgeous and best of all has graced magazine covers wearing MM. That's right, Ms. Laila Ali is pregnant for the second time! Congrats!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We're back!!

We know that you all have been sitting at home crying because you have missed our blog updates but we are back! Wipe those tears away and start blogging with us! We would love to start hearing from you. No need to be like the quiet kid in class. Raise that hand and tell us what you are loving or hating about being pregnant. Ask us some tough questions about to your maternity fashion choices. Tell us about the foods you are craving. Point being, we want to reach out and be your cyber friend.

We are shaking it up here at MM and are going to start having theme days, twitter parties, and are even going to be hosting a tv show on our Fierce Mamas tv station! Look out world, here we come!

If you are having an upcoming baby shower or just had a baby shower, we would love to hear from you. Jen Scheft Waterman, our fabulous client, and star of "The Bachelor/The Bachelorette" is preggers and wore our maxi dress to her baby shower last week. She looks gorgeous and we bet you do too. Send us a picture of you wearing an MM piece in order to win an item from our brand new fall collection. Send pics to:
The Moody Mamas

Friday, September 17, 2010

Christian Talks Mamas!

Our good friend and Fierce Mamas collaborator Christian Siriano was interviewed recently by the New York Times and mentioned our line. Go have a peek!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Like Us? Then "Like" Us!

Moody Mamas has a Facebook page! We'd love if you'd give us the ol' digital thumbs up right here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What Makes YOU Feel Sexy?

Pop singer Lily Allen is pregnant and seems to be struggling with that unique balance between feeling your body change and loving the changes. She was recently quoted in Grazia as saying:

"I feel like an elephant, but I do get the occasional sexy pregnant day where I think I look great."

Well, we'd like to see MORE days where Lily, and all moms, feel as great as she looks in that red carpet photo. What are your tricks for feeling lovely and sexy while pregnant?


Monday, September 13, 2010

Baby Gaga

Now that it's finally getting cool (at least here on the East Coast) our thoughts turn to all things fall: apple cider, pumpkins, and best of all, Halloween. Nothing's cuter than a baby in a costume, for sure, but check out this BABY GAGA costume the folks at Gawker turned up!

Have you dressed up your kids? Any other ideas for young baby costumes?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy Fashion Week!

It’s fashion week here in New York City once again, and that means it’s also time to sit in our houses or offices and judge outfits that, likely, most of us will never wear! All those ruffles! That shirt is see-through! And so on, in our pjs or office wear. (Or cute maternity dresses!)

One of the most fun ways to participate in fashion week is to read the Fug Girls coverage over on NY Magazine’s website. Reading their coverage of the shows (likely going up later today or tonight) is like having your best friend sitting inside on the runway and texting you about the celebs in the front row.

And, as always, if you are pregnant and would like to fashion it up for the week, we’re here for you! Moody Mamas has a great line of dresses designed by Fashion Week darling Christian Siriano.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy New Year!

To all of the Jewish moms and moms to be out there, happy new year! Rosh Hashanah starts at sundown tonight and, although not everyone might be celebrating, we thought that anyone might be able to enjoy this delicious recipe for a traditional honey cake! According to, "Honey cake is often served during Rosh Hashanah because honey symbolizes wishes for "sweet" things to come. The cake becomes moister and its flavors deepen a day or two after it's made." We like the sound of that -- and what a great time to make a wish or two for a baby on the way! - Honey Cake

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Blind Baby Item

Hollywood thrives on blind gossip items...and so do we, after a long weekend! Here's a blind item from Defamer about an actress raising a baby that we simply can't figure out. Any ideas? Leave your guesses in the comments!

"This gorgeous Latino actress is secretly taking care of a wayward sister whom she took in last year. The actress is struggling to balance her fame and career, without exploiting her sister and helping her. The sister is suffering from mental illness and got into some really risky behavior. When she ended up pregnant, the star took her in and the little sis recently just gave birth. The actress now finds herself in the role of secret mommy as well as caretaker and world famous actress."


Thursday, September 2, 2010

I Named My Baby "Rock"?

If you named your baby Peter, then...yes, you sort of did!

This awesome meaning of baby names search lets you check out what even the most common names actually mean before you make a final decision. Did you know Madison, a popular name for girls right now, means "Son of Matthew," or that John, one of the most common names in history, means "the grace or mercy of the Lord?"

Meaning of Baby Names

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sex Parties...NOT What You Think!

According to this piece from ABC News
, the new rage with parents-to-be is throwing a party where they discover the sex of their baby. Parents are having their doctors seal the results of their ultrasound in an envelope, and then giving that envelope directly to their baker and asking for a cake with an internal frosted layer in either pink or blue. Slicing and serving the cake makes for a sweet surprise for mom, dad, and their gathered loved ones. We think this is a fun way to involve family in an informal celebration of your pregnancy without all the fuss and expense of a shower. What do you think??