What’s in my Purse: The Hospital Edition

Monday, June 27, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

We’ve had so much fun sharing the contents of our purses over the last couple of months! Just to recap, Sarah shared the contents of her purse in April, The Toddler Mom Edition — and last month I shared #whatsinmypurse, The Girl Mom Edition. So now I’m sharing what I’m packing for my impending trip to the hospital for the birth of Baby Brooklyn Olivia. As I learned with baby number two (Miss Emma Kate), you can never prepare too early. We’re calling this one, The Hospital Edition. Basic Toiletries for Mama The hospital won’t have these items for you….


Summer Shower Dress Favorites

Thursday, June 9, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

Summer shower or special event coming up? Don’t know what to wear? We can help with that! This is my third pregnancy after all, so I’ve pretty much become a pro at dressing the bump for any and all occasions at this point. Here are a few of my favorites for this hot, steamy (at least in Houston) season! Rachel Pally Anya Dress in Vino ($255) Look and feel like the Greek Goddess of fertility in this beautiful number from maternity designer Rachel Pally. This elegant modal jersey maxi dress flows into a full skirt — providing plenty of room…


The Perfect Maternity Photography Session

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

The husband and I haven’t had the most “traditional” relationship. At least according to most people’s standards. But we aren’t most people; and it works for us. We met on a blind date, and were married (read: eloped) at the County Courthouse six months later. It was a whirlwind, head-over-heels kind of romance. And anyone who knows us, can tell you, this is a pretty accurate description of how we typically do life together. We renewed our vows in a private ceremony, on a beautiful beach in Antigua — during our honeymoon — a few months after that. So we…


Summer Must-Haves for Mom + Babe

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

Oh hey, summertime. We’re so glad you’re here! It’s time for beach trips, and road trips, and long weekends at the lake. It’s time to lounge (luxuriously) by the pool, picnic at the park, and kick back for family movie night under the stars. We basically adore this time of year. And because we love it so much, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite summer must-haves for mom+babe. Check it out! Stylish Swimsuits for Mom and Littles Summertime is swimming time — especially in Texas! (Hello, 100+ degrees in June.) But if you’re going to swim in the…


The {Spring & Summer} Maternity Capsule Wardrobe that Every Mama Needs

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 By Nina Spears

Finding something cute to wear while pregnant is difficult enough; now that the temperatures are on the rise, it can make it that much tougher to find cute options that will also keep you feeling cool. (See what I did there. 😉 ) This is why I’ve created a fashion formula for your Spring // Summer maternity capsule wardrobe with key pieces that’ll see you all the way through your pregnancy. These are my top ten Spring & Summer maternity must-haves items and I’ve included several options for you to look at within each category. This guide will help you build your perfect maternity capsule wardrobe! 1….


What’s in My Purse: #Girlmom Edition

Friday, May 6, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

Last month, Baby Chick Blogger, Sarah, shared the contents of her purse (The Toddler Mom Edition). So this month, I’m sharing a sneak peek inside my own diaper bag. We’re calling this one The Girl Mom Edition for obvious reasons. Check out what I’m toting on the daily in one of my favorite Petunia Pickle Bottom bags! Diapers An obvious #diaperbagnecessity! We Tomes are Pampers (and occasional Huggies) fans. We try to cloth diaper as much as possible when we are home, but we use disposables overnight and when on-the-go. That’s just too much drama for this mama to keep up with…


The Bra You Have Been Searching For…The Blogger Chicks #LoveYooToo!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

Call off the search parties. Because we’ve found it. The maternity + nursing bra you have been searching for all of your adult, soon-to-be-a-mama life. Think superior comfort coupled with superior design. You guys, this is the stuff of maternity bra dreams. Desperate mamas everywhere, meet the yootoo bra from Love Yoo Too. Trust us. This bra is going to change your life. AND (here’s the really cool part), the life of a mother in need. Because with every yootoo purchase, a donation is made to Every Mother Counts, an organization that works to help ensure that all women have access…


Maternity Swimwear: Our Favorite Suits for 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

Can I just be blatantly candid here? Feeling sexy and desirable in a maternity swimsuit is pretty close to impossible. (Maybe if I were six or ten inches taller, and the baby weight was distributed more evenly I would have a different opinion on the subject. But it is what it is.) And don’t even get me started on the extremely limiting options; you basically have nothing to choose from — it’s like you’re wrapping yourself in a plastic garbage bag and saying, “here I am!” Yikes. No one wants to feel like that. I will admit that if you are willing to spend the money, there…


Maternity Clothes Shopping Done For You | Le Tote

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 By Lanie Towsley

I received these products as a trial in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links and referral codes. If you shop from our blog, Baby Chick™ may be compensated for clicks or purchases that you make. Read our policies page for more information. Raise your hand if one of your least favorite things about pregnancy is shopping for maternity clothes. If you could see me right now you would not be able to miss my up stretched arm and excitedly waving hand…and I’m pretty sure if I could see you, you would be doing the exact same thing. That is because,…


Pretty (and Sexy) Maternity Lingerie for Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Monday, February 1, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

Valentine’s Day is all fun and games until somebody gets pregnant… Some women adore being pregnant. Some women actually “glow”. Some women have extra shiny, pregnancy hair. Some women only gain about 20 pounds over the entirety of their pregnancies, and most (if not all) of this weight is in the general vicinity of their adorable baby bumps — and nowhere else. I am NOT one of these women. Let’s just put things in perspective here. I gained almost 50 pounds with both of my girls. And I am only five foot three inches on a good day. I was practically as wide as…