Posts Tagged ‘baby’

Brilliant!

Loved this idea of a waterproof changing pad  for baby! Changing the the cloth can be tedious and this really solves that problem! Plus, I love the variety of prints and colors. Just another parenting hack I thought I’d pass along. Check it out. Here’s more information

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Faith, Family & Finding Strength to Keep Moving

I recently sat down with Denise Mattison, the Ashburn mom who saw her ex pull the trigger destroying her new life and new love. Shortly after her husband’s death Denise found out she was expecting the couple’s first child. This Christmas talks about what she is thankful for despite losing so much.

Letting the #UglyTruths All Hang Out!

Had a really great time on TODAY with cool and funny moms Randi Zuckerberg and Jen Hatmaker! The idea was to bond and joke about the not so glam sides of having a baby. The #ParentingTeam posted next month’s question so take your shot. Submit a video or an article and you could end up in one of the segments that will air on TODAY next month.  If you didn’t see it.. I posted this months segment below!

THE CHALLENGE: Raising kids is stressful. Let’s share ways to make it less so.
We welcome your time-saving hacks, practical tips and advice. Have a trick that helps on hectic mornings? Advice to calm a tantrum or soothe a moody tween? Please share! OR maybe you have a mantra for happy parenting, a strategy for coping when you feel overwhelmed, a photo or video that makes you smile. Spread the love – tell us about it! Submit your thoughts here!

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Ugly Truth of Having a Baby

Hi from New York! I’m up here all week guest hosting Early TODAY and First Look on MSNBC. I wanted to say thank you to everyone who shared my post on What I Wish I had Known Before Bringing Home Baby. It was the  TODAY Show’s Parenting Team question of the month. On Thursday tune in to the TODAY Show during the 8AM hour. I’ll be joining some other moms to talk about all the weird things that happen when you’re expecting! Should be a fun and informative conversation. See you on TODAY!

Joining the Today Show #ParentingTeam

Some fun news! This morning the TODAY Show will launch it’s #ParentingTeam Community and I’m a part of it. The new digital + TV endeavor is a great place for parents to get personal and real about things that really matter. Every month TODAY will feature some of the most up-voted posts/topics.Here’s my first contribution on What I Wish I Knew Before Bringing Home Baby. Would LOVE if you could go to the link and give it a vote!

Fat Shaming or Thinspiration on Social Media?

This mom of 3 has caused a social media firestorm after posting a hot picture of herself with the kids along with the caption “What’s your excuse?”

Facebook critics are now accusing her of fat shaming women. The picture has gotten more than 16 million views and over 12,000 comments. People have been supporting her (I mean DANG she does look good!) but others have gone as far out to say she’s a bully.

MORE: Angie’s Baby Weight Battle

As a mom of two who gained 80+ with the last one– I just want to know what her secret is!
Her name is Maria Kang and she’s actually has set up a FAQ on her website addressing all the questions good and bad she’s received since posting this.

Some of you have inquired about my weight loss journey since having Bob. Happy to report in the last 4 1/2 months I’ve lost 63 pounds. I’m now doing strength training with a trainer two times a week and doing my best to stick with a 1,200 calorie diet. It has been extremely tough but I’ve learned to take it week by week.

Reading up on Maria.. she actually had weight issues too and has worked hard to achieve her  look now. I think people may be taken aback by the caption. Personally, I think it’s her page, her body and she can do what she wants. As I continue to try to lose weight my mindset is– give me inspiration. I can look at a photo like this and think– yeah that’s where I wanna go.

Meantime– back to the treadmill :)

 

Some moms scrapbook milestones…

I make GIFs.

Toasting Bob IV

We recently toasted our little prince.. Bob IV. Special thanks to my sisters Jenny, Tricia and my girlfriends Shannon and Alex for hosting this royally fun Sip and See. Bob had a blast! Happy to share some great photos by Janette Kim!

Robert Haber Ellis IV at 8 weeks old

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2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-84Adora playing with gal pal Serena!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-21

The little prince2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-1Big thanks to Vi Hannett for designing these!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-5The scroll invitation2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-17Amazing cake by Market Salamander!

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2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-9Tea sandwiches of course!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-8My sis Tricia made the gold lined banner

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NBC4 friends Danella, Charlitta and mom-to-be Anne!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-96Alexa introduces Austin to Danella2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-98The Papa2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-102Aunt Jenny and cousin Knox2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-124My favorites2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-118

2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-59 Cookie monster  2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-136Morgan and new little Wyatt2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-141Pamela, Patricia, Elise, Shadan and Morgan2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-142Eve is expecting her 4th!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-143Tania and Megan.. who is expecting a son soon!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-144NBC4 love! Amelia, Charlitta, Danella, Patricia and Alexa (with Austin)2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-146Dr. Alex and Manjanique2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-147Catherine and Juliette with Melissa and little Oliver2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-151Kelly and Jenn2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-153Delicious cupcakes!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-155Laura with precious Ava2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-157Someone is getting tired!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-158Incredible women2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-160Crown me2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-167Cake time!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-170

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2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-188Jackie and Colleen2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-194Sisters! Alpha love2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-198Stare off with Oliver2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-200The Deliverer: My doc Lynne Lightfoote with an expecting Lauren!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-203

2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-206Manj gets some Bob QT!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-208Work gals.. Anne, Patricia and Catherine2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-210Pretty Juliette2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-211Dad pops in to say hello!2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-214The gang2013-07-27 Bob Sip N See Shower-226

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Tummy time

8 weeks old and so strong!

Also really loving this 4Moms contraption. It’s a seat that moves in a variety of motions. You can change how fast it goes and how loud the different sound effects are. Brilliant!

Look who stopped by

I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 months since I had Bob. My co-anchor Richard aka Uncle Richie came to visit today and met Bob for the first time. It was awesome catching up. I’m looking forward to our reunion come Saturday August 3rd.

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