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From what's happening in maternity fashion to what's happening in the world of motherhood. Here's where you can get updates info and insights - all straight from Rosie!


Smelling the Gravy

As life gets busier and busier I have found myself becoming schedule obsessed. Schedules for my kids, schedules for myself, if I could I would try and do schedules for pretty much anyone in my life so I can make sure everything gets done.  But then I might put aside so much time for schedule creation on my schedule that there may be little time for anything else!

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Mommy Maven: Birthday Party Survival Guide

It is natural as parents to want our children to enjoy themselves as much as possible.  And when more than at their birthday party?!

Birthday Party Celebration

Paging Rosie: Grandparents Visiting Pros and Woes

My husband, kids and I are very blessed to have many grandparents in our lives.  My parents separated when I was very young so add in some of my step-parents and you have basically doubled the grandparent pool.  This can be amazing at times but also incredibly complicated when a new baby arrives.  I am asked frequently about how to manage visiting grandparents around the time a new baby is born

Grandparents Visiting

Trying

I have been rattling this blog post around in my mind for a while now.  In the interest of full disclosure I want to tell you I feel really uncomfortable writing it but I feel that the decision to get personal about getting pregnant and my pregnancy was a really good and important one for me and I don't plan to stop now, even if I hesitate sometimes about sharing.

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Mommy Maven: Baby Shower Favors for Under $10

Baby Showers can be an expensive proposition especially for the people hosting the shower.  In order to keep the budget manageable I recommend throwing the shower at one of the host’s homes and following the three Cs of baby showers: Cupcakes, Candy & Cocktails

Baby Shower Favors

The Pope Traveling Circus

I often joke that we are the Pope Traveling Family circus because I have to travel extensively for my work and I often take my children (and my husband) with me.  Airplanes and hotels can actually be a lot of fun even on a work trip because all the usual rules (well some at least) can go out the window and instead the kids can splash water all over the bathrooms, have chicken fingers for every meal, go on adventures with Mommy around the hotel room corridors and even come with mommy to work!


Paging Rosie: Nanny 101

Finding childcare for your children is both one of the most important decisions you will have to make as well as one of the hardest.  Whether you work out of the home or in the home (I believe stay at home moms work too, we are all working moms in one way or another) and you decide a Nanny is the right childcare choice for your family, I have compiled a list of thoughts I hope will help you navigate through the interview process as well as help you deal with any potentially difficult situations and ultimately find the best Nanny for you and your children.

Nanny 101

Paging Rosie: What to Pack for the Hospital

This blog was inspired by a question from one of my Twitter followers @sweetcaron. Let me start by saying the very first bag I packed to go to the hospital to deliver my oldest son was by no means a standard to live by.  I have come a long way since then and I am pleased to say my bag this time around was packed perfectly. The first time I had some great crime books (I kid you not, I thought I would have time to catch up on some much needed beach reading) and Skinny Jeans (yes feel free to mock me,  I thought I’d be able to wear them home from the hospital).

Hospital Bag