Little Mommy Day with Rosie Pope

It it hard to imagine a more exciting event for a doll-obsessed little girl.

Mattel, along with Rosie Pope, maternity designer and love her or hate her star of Bravo’s Pregnant in Heels and alice+olivia designer Stacey Bendet, hosted a special “Little Mommy Day” in anticipation of Mother’s Day and in celebration of Rosie’s partnership with the Little Mommy Brand.

We walked into Dylan’s Candy Bar, itself an exciting destination, and my daughter was immediately given the chance to adopt a new baby doll.


Amid brightly colored treats (along with some healthier brunch options), little girls were given the chance to bathe, feed and put to sleep their new babies and to try out many of the accessories in the Little Mommy line.


Mother’s Intuition #cleverhaiti #spon

This Mother’s Day, I’m working with Clever Girls in support of Macy’s Heart of Haiti to shine a light on the “trade, not aid” program, which provides sustainable income to Haitian artisans struggling to rebuild their lives and support their families after the 2010 earthquake.

When I was invited to share an important mothering moment, I racked my brain for quite a while…until I realized that all I had to do was go back to the very, very beginning of my parenting journey.

June 2006.

I went to a regularly scheduled doctor’s appointment and discovered that, due to sudden onset severe preeclampsia, I was to be induced that evening…at 37 weeks.


A Terrible Mother’s Day Idea

Color me totally horrified.

I am used to reading product review pitches…some are good, some are not so good, some are just ‘eh’.

But this one really takes the cake.

I didn’t quite know what to do with myself when I opened a pre-Mother’s Day pitch and found this:

Although not your typical sweater, jewelry, perfume bottle, flowers or a day at the spa that mom’s are used to getting for Mother’s Day, why not be creative this year and show your mom how much you really care by helping to kick her bad habit and make the switch to South Beach Smoke electronic cigarettes. When mom takes a puff of South Beach Smoke’s e-cigs, she’s not exposing herself or anyone else in the family to any of the unhealthy components found in traditional cigarettes, such as carbon monoxide, carcinogens, tobacco, tar or ash.