Monday, December 1, 2008

Pickles & Ice Cream Wins Best Maternity Clothes Award!

DallasChild Magazine’s Best for Families 2008 Award

Drumroll... Pickles & Ice Cream wins DallasChild magazine's Best for Families 2008 award for Best Maternity Clothes! This award is extra special because it's a readers' poll award! Thank you DFW Metroplex mommies for voting for us!  Your support throughout the years continues our quest to offer the best customer service and selection of maternity apparel around.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Paige Premium Denim Overbelly Jeans Now Available!

This is what you've been asking for! The hottest new wash from Paige and now comes with an Overbelly nylon band! The Paige Fallbrook McKinley Overbelly is a 5 pocket design with a stunning dark blue indigo wash.  Designed to fit a wide range of bodies from sizes 25 to 34, Paige has scored a true winner with these! They are Super soft and stretchy for a comfortable fit.  Our Mommies love the full panel and they have been flying off the shelves.  You'll find your pair at your local Pickles & Ice Cream Boutique or online at

Paige Fallbrook McKinley Overbelly Jeans

Friday, November 7, 2008

From The Treetop Photography and Pickles & Ice Cream

From The Treetop Photography has teamed up with Pickles & Ice Cream in Fort Worth to display some of their beautiful newborn and maternity portraits.  You may even see your little one on a canvas or two.  Some of the images from their casting call sessions for expecting moms will be selected especially for display at this upscale boutique.  So take a peek and go visit Pickles & Ice Cream at The Villages at Camp Bowie, 6323 Camp Bowie Blvd, Suite 145, Fort Worth, TX 76116.  <read more>

You can find more about From The Treetop Photography here.

photo courtesy of From The Treetop Photography

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Plaza Style: A Fashion Celebration

Pickles & Ice Cream will be showing off their latest maternity fashions at a glamorous event hosted by The Plaza at Preston Center and PaperCity on October 2nd, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Plaza Style will be a fall fashion preview for The Plaza, and an opportunity for the center's fashion tenants to showcase their unique offerings. Co-sponsored by PaperCity, the event will benefit Dallas Fashion Incubator/Texas’ Next Top Designer. We have hired Rhonda Sargent Chambers to produce the event. For two hours, we anticipate constant activity—from the live performances of the 4-piece Dallas Wind Symphony, to the modeling of the latest fashions from The Plaza, to the silent auction of items donated by tenants, all benefiting a great local charity.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Celebrate Your Bump: Shop & Learn Event

The Women's Hospital at Renaissance hosted Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity Apparel to Celebrate Your Bump with a Shop and Learn event that included Pickles & Ice Cream's new Fall Collection and several seminars designed for mommy-to-be.  Expectant mommies from across the Valley purchased the latest in maternity fashion, skin care and designer diaper bags while learning about everything from breastfeeding to building a maternity wardrobe.   One lucky mommy won a Spa Day from the Women’s Hospital at Renaissance and Exclusive Beauty.  Another won a Divine Baby Shower to be hosted at Pickles & Ice Cream by Simply Divine Events.  Seminar proceeds benefitted the March of Dimes. Read the Press Release Here.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pickles & Ice Cream® Proudly Arrives to Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity StoreOne of Brooklyn's newest retailers is sure to satiate every expectant mommy's craving for cute, different and fashion forward apparel. Pickles & Ice Cream has now expanded to the East Coast, with its latest boutique opening in Brooklyn. Well-known for bringing fun and fashion to expectant moms across Texas and the Southeast, the first New York location is well on it’s way to treating the Tri-State area mommies to the best of both worlds: New York style with a hint of Southern hospitality. This Ave U Brooklyn location joins nine other Pickles & Ice Cream boutiques, including an online boutique, to deliver designer maternity apparel, nursing essentials, and accessories to moms-to-be.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Christian Siriano to Launch 'Fierce' Maternity Collection

Christian Siriano to Launch 'Fierce' Maternity Collection

Courtesy of Moody Mamas - "Christian Siriano is launching a maternity collection. And good morning! Though he's showing his regular collection on September 11 during Fashion Week, he's already got a full maternity line under his belt for spring 2009. Siriano teamed up with his two friends Marta Abrams and Elise Rosemarin, founders of Moody Mamas maternity clothes, to create a collection called Fierce for Moody Mamas by Christian Siriano.

Really? Fierce? It already has originality written all over it!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Inspiration... Lopez Trains for Triathlon

Jennifer Lopez Gives Tips on Triathlon Training
Aug. 18, 2008

Anthony Dixon/WENN
ABC NEWS - Jennifer Lopez is known to the world as many things - a singer, actress, designer and entrepreneur - but six months after adding "mother" to that list, the 39-year-old is taking on yet another daunting challenge.

The pop singer is training for a triathlon, just six months after giving birth.Months after giving birth to twins Max and Emme with husband Marc Anthony, Lopez plans to run, swim and bike her way around Malibu at the 22nd Annual Malibu Triathlon next month.

Putting such passion and drive into every aspect of her life, from her family to her career and now athletics, is one reason Self magazine recently named Lopez its most inspiring woman of the year.

"It came up when I was eight months pregnant, when I was beached like a whale," Lopez told "Good Morning America." "I was watching TV, and I saw a triathlon and I said, 'I think I could do that.' ... Maybe we could raise some money and do something really great."

Hot Mama Daily loves Pickles and Ice Cream!

Hot Mama Daily

Fabu Website: Pickles and Ice Cream - Maternity Apparel
by Pascalle on July 24th, 2008

I'm sure most of my Hot Mamas living in the southern U.S. states are well are of Pickles and Ice Cream (don't cha just LOVE that name?), the fab maternity boutiques. I just recently found them and learned they are the oldest and largest maternity clothing franchise in the United States. They're also expanding up north (Brooklyn, NY - they're on the way) this fall.

Along with the brick and morter boutique locations, Pickles and Ice Cream of course has an online presence too. And it's not just clothing for Moms-to-be; there's beauty/skincare items, diaper bags and baby items too. They've got all the bases covered.

Check ‘em out!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity at F.I.G!

Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity
Participating in F.I.G. Finale Designer Sale!

1807 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75201

FIG finale is a spectacular sale during which the area's top stores come together at FIG and sell their women's and men's clothing, accessories and shoes to the public at a 75 percent discount. It's a shopper's paradise, with approximately 30 great retailers offering their high-end merchandise at unbeatable prices. Participating retailers include:

Rebecca Romjin loves Belli Skincare!


Shop Belli Skincare at Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Rebecca Romijn & Jerry O'Connell Expecting Twins

Twins on the way for Rebecca and Jerry!

Joe Buissink
Credit: Ramey - Rebecca Romijn and her husband, Jerry O'Connell, are expecting twins, their rep confirms to PEOPLE. The babies are due this winter. A source tells PEOPLE that both babies will be girls.

The twins were conceived without the help of in vitro fertilization or the fertility drug Clomid, a source close to the couple also says.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Jolie-Pitts Welcome a Son & Daughter!

The Jolie-Pitts Welcome a Son & Daughter

By Dana Kennedy and Kristin Boehm

Brad Pitt was at Angelina Jolie's side as she gave birth to a son and daughter Saturday at the Fondation Lenval hospital in Nice, France, PEOPLE has confirmed.

"The babies are doing well. The operation went just perfectly," Dr. Michel Sussmann told PEOPLE Sunday. "Angelina is in very good spirits. Brad Pitt was at her side. He was there and all was well."

Sussmann confirmed the Nice-Matin newspaper report that Jolie gave birth to a boy, Knox Leon, and a girl, Vivienne Marcheline, by Cesarean section on Saturday night. Knox weighed 5.03 lbs, and Vivienne 5 lbs.

The twins are the fifth and sixth children for Jolie, 33, and partner Brad Pitt, 44, who are already parents to Maddox, 6; Pax, 4; Zahara, 3; and Shiloh, 2.

"The mother and father are very, very happy," Sussmann told PEOPLE.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are stoked!

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves... It's a Boy!

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According to the LA Times, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves welcomed a son Monday night, the actor's rep Alan Nierob confirmed. Their baby was born at 6:22 p.m. in Los Angeles, weighing in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces.

McConaughey, one of People's Sexiest Men Alive, initially announced the pregnancy on his website. "Camila and I made a baby together ... ," he wrote. "We are stoked and wowed."

No news on the little dude's name yet. But word is he looks a lot like his hunky surfer/actor dad... - Read more at!

* Update! They named their newborn son, Levi Alves McConaughey! *

Monday, July 7, 2008

Nicole Kidman Welcomes a Baby Girl!

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban Welcome a Baby Girl!

Kevork Djansezian/AP
PEOPLE - Nicole Kidman and her husband, Keith Urban, have welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, born Monday morning in Nashville, PEOPLE has confirmed.

"Husband Keith was by Nicole's side, and mother and baby are very well," said spokesman Paul Freundlich, who added that the couple were "delighted" to make the announcement. He also said the baby girl weighed 6 lbs., 7.5 oz.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Fab Post-Pregnancy Bods... 2nd Edition!

Ready for a little inspiration?

Check out these hot celebrity post-pregnancy bods!!

They've whipped their bodies back into shape faster than you can say "PILATES"

Continue reading to check out their tips and tricks
about getting back into shape after baby...

Halle Berry

According to, Hollywood actress Halle Berry has revealed a glamorous figure just months after giving birth to her first child. People magazine has revealed the secrets of the 41-year-old's post-pregnancy workout with trainer Ramona Braganza.

"Their sessions include three cardio segments - on the elliptical, as well as kickboxing and then a stairs or hill climb - then she also does a strength-training routine that includes abdominal work and leg exercises," the magazine stated.

In addition to working out, Berry reportedly drinks lots of water and eats plenty of vegetables, complex carbohydrates and lean proteins.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tori Spelling - It's a Girl!

Credit: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

PEOPLE - Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott welcomed their second child, a daughter, on Monday, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Stella Doreen McDermott was born at 3:13 p.m. in a Los Angeles hospital via C-section. She weighed 6 lbs., 8 oz. and was 19 3/4 inches long, a rep for Spelling says.

The couple also have a 1-year-old son, Liam Aaron. McDermott, 41, has a son, Jack, 9, from a previous marriage. - Read the rest of this story at

Jessica Alba Welcomes Baby Girl

Credit: Alex Berliner / Berliner Studio / BEImages

According to People, Jessica Alba and husband Cash Warren have welcomed a baby girl.

Honor Marie Warren was born June 7 in Los Angeles, her rep, Brad Cafarelli, confirms. This is the couple's first child.

Alba, 27, and Warren, 31, quietly wed on May 19 at the Beverly Hills courthouse. The two met while working on Fantastic Four, for which Warren was the director's assistant. They became engaged last December. - Read more at

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Celebrity Pregnancy Round-up!

The Latest on Who's Expecting...

 Michelle Monaghan

LOS ANGELES, June 3 (UPI) -- A spokeswoman for Michelle Monaghan has confirmed to People magazine exclusively that the U.S. actress and her husband are expecting their first baby.

Monaghan, who is best known for her roles in "Made of Honor," "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and "Mission: Impossible 3," married graphic designer Peter White in 2005.

"They are very excited," Monaghan's representative Jennifer Allen told People in confirming the actress' pregnancy.

Monaghan is due to deliver the baby in late fall.

Continue reading for the latest scoop on all of your favorite celebrity mommies-to-be!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What Do You Dream About When You're Expecting?

GMA Is Looking for Women Who Have Vivid Dreams Anticipating Their Baby's Arrival

Some dream experts think expectant moms and dads have similar anxiety issues while expecting - from strange or pleasant dreams, to weight gain and nausea, to sleep loss.

Or, are you totally relaxed and have none of these anxiety-related problems?
If you're interested in being on "Good Morning America Weekend," and sharing your story with viewers on-air, please visit the following link and fill out the information below!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Nicole Kidman Proud of New Baby Bod!

Credit: Isaac Brekken/AP 

Urban told reporters of the baby on the way, "We're very excited."
Added wife Kidman, "We're very pregnant and good."

According to Now Magazine Online, UK: Nicole Kidman wowed fans on the red carpet on Sunday when she showed off her big baby bump.

The actress, who is nearly 7 months pregnant, has always been super slim.

But as she arrived at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards with husband Keith Urban she was happy to flaunt her curvy figure.

Wearing a strapless silver dress, Nicole stroked her stomach and cuddled up to Keith, 40, as they laughed and joked in front of the crowds.

And Nicole, 40, is said to be so proud of her voluptuous body that she's asked celebrity snapper Patrick Demarchelier to photograph her in the later stages of pregnancy.

Nicole is due to give birth in July.

She is already mum to adopted kids Isabella, 14, and Connor, 12, with ex husband Tom Cruise, 45.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Angelina's Twins Due in August!

Angelina Jolie's Twins Are Due Aug. 19

Credit: Evan Agostini/ AP

Apparently one of the most-discussed topics at this year's Cannes Film Festival is Angelina Jolie's pregnancy.

First, Jolie's Kung Fu Panda costar Jack Black spilled the beans and confirmed that Jolie and partner Brad Pitt are expecting twins. Now fellow costar Dustin Hoffman has revealed her due date!

The big day? Today show reporter Natalie Morales revealed on Thursday's program that Hoffman told her the babies were due Aug. 19.

The new arrivals will be the fifth and sixth children for the Jolie and Pitt. The family currently consists of Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, and Shiloh, who turns 2 this month.

"I'm very happy," said Jolie, 33, according to Today. "Unlike most women, I love being pregnant. [It makes] you feel like more like a woman than you've ever felt. You just feel like everything about your body is there for your baby."


Supernanny's Tips

Supernanny's Tips on Dealing With Baby's First Year

Read an Excerpt of Jo Frost's Book Below

Supernanny Jo Frost has helped countless families deal with out-of-control kids and get their lives back on track. Now, the child-care provider has written a new book to help parents get through the obstacles in baby's first year.  

In "Jo Frost's Confident Baby Care: What You Need to Know for the First Year From America's Most Trusted Nanny," Frost uses humor and empathy to give practical information and emotional support to mothers and fathers.


Supernanny Jo Frost is known for her expertise with children and now has written a book dedicated to baby's first year. Frost gives tips on breastfeeding, work-life balance and more.

The book gives advice on baby proofing the home; setting up routines for infants; and even dealing with premature and multiple births.  

Read an excerpt of Frost's baby guide below. 

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Houston Chronicle Highlights Pickles & Ice Cream!

The choices are many for moms-to-be
Options include fashionable dresses, stylish PJs, novelty T-shirts, more

Muze "Say Hello to My Little Friend" tee, available at
Pickles & Ice Cream, Houston.

Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle

Just three months pregnant with her first child, Aabha Brown is already feeling the angst of an expecting mom just in time for Mother's Day.

None of her clothes fit.

"This is not the time to retreat into feeling fat and ugly,'' says Brown, director of cultural health initiatives for the American Heart Association. "It's much different now than when my mom was pregnant and had no options.''

Brown has been pleased with the assortment of fashions for pregnant women but says she's looking forward to the months ahead.

"Things naturally shift as your body gets prepared, so you want to feel good in what you're wearing,'' she said. "The in-between stage has been the hardest because you're not too far along for maternity, but none of your clothes fit. I already have a swimsuit picked out for the summer.''

At Pickles & Ice Cream, owner Dawn Wilson says there are many Mother's Day gift options for expecting moms. Her favorites are stylish pajamas - not muumuus - because many women "won't buy them themselves.'' Prices are $49-$99.

She also sells novelty T-shirts with sayings such as "Say Hello to My Little Friend'' (shown above) and "I Can Grow People'' at $40-$69. And the Hot Slings pouch ($47-$63), a sling to carry a baby in the fetal position comfortably against the mother's body, is a huge seller.

"Really, you should celebrate and feel special every day,'' Wilson said. "Be it a first-time mom or a mom on her second or third child, it's a day to celebrate.'' - Read more at

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Boob Goes To Hollywood

Boob Maternity Brings Out Celebumoms’ Curves

By Natasha Burton - Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling, Minnie Driver, Lisa Marie Presley and Camila Alves (Matthew McConaughey's girlfriend) got early Mother's Day gifts this year-clothing from chic line Boob Maternity.

Boob was created in the winter of 1999 when founder Mia Seipel saw her sister nurse her newborn baby in a park in Stockholm, waist bare to the icy northern wind. She decided it should be every mother's right to nurse in comfort and in style. The solution was Boob Nursing--a Swedish patented innovation that will make you look great. Being pregnant with her first child gave Mia inspiration to expand into a line of clothing, and so Boob Maternity was born. No doubt, celebumoms like Angelina and Jessica, will enjoy wearing this line during their pregnancy, and afterwards, when they're nursing,
too. -

Boob's big Hollywood-breakthrough happened when actress
Minnie Driver was spotted by the daily paper Metro, wearing our popular tie-back dress. We're therefore very happy to announce that we still have this style in stock!

Available at
and selected Pickles & Ice Cream Boutiques!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Online Mother's Day Sale!

Mother's Day Event in Houston!

Live in the Houston area? Join our Houston Pickles & Ice Cream boutique for a special Mother's Day event! You don't want to miss this... Product demonstrations, great goodie bags, raffle drawings, and light refreshments! Bring a girlfriend and enjoy a day with special guests and fellow mommies!

Happy Mother's Day from McAllen!

Amy Poehler; Life Imitates Art!

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett Expecting

"I'm great with kids," she told the New York Daily News earlier this month.
"I think I'm still a big giant kid. I understand them and usually we're the same size. I think I understand the way they look up at the world. I get it."

Monday, April 14, 2008

Cate Blanchett Welcomes 3rd Son!

Credit: Jen Lowery/Startraks

SYDNEY (AFP) — Hollywood star Cate Blanchett has given birth to a son, a spokesman for the Australian actress said Monday.

The baby is the third child for the 38-year-old Oscar-winner and her playwright husband Andrew Upton. He was born Sunday.

"Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton have a baby boy, Ignatius Martin Upton," a spokesman for the Sydney Theatre Company, where the couple are joint artistic directors, told AFP.

"All are well and very happy," he added.

The baby is the third son for the Sydney-based couple, who already have Dashiell, six, and Roman, three.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Healthy Diet for a Nursing Mom

Diet For A Healthy Breastfeeding Mom


Reviewed by the BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board  

Many women wonder if they should follow a special diet while they're breastfeeding. The good news is that you probably don't need to make any major changes to what you eat or drink during this time, though there are a few important considerations to keep in mind:

Continue Reading
to see why a well-balanced diet is important for your health...

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis Welcomes Baby Girl


Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is the new
mother of a baby girl, PEOPLE has confirmed.


"De Laurentiis and husband Todd Thompson welcomed their first child, a healthy baby girl, on Saturday March 29 in Los Angeles," her rep tells PEOPLE. "Jade Marie De Laurentiis Thompson weighed in at 5lbs, 13oz."

The baby is the first for the Food Network star and Today show contributor, 37, and her husband since 2003, Todd Thompson, 44, a clothing designer for Anthropologie.

"When I found out I was pregnant I was in complete shock," De Laurentiis said last November, when the baby news was first announced. "I truly didn't believe it. I honestly thought, 'There has got to be a mistake.' "

Giada told Redbook in January she’s hoping to pass on the love of food to her daughter, but she is being cautious. She said, "Watch, I will probably end up with a child who not only doesn't care about food but doesn't ever want to set foot in a kitchen!"

In February, she stated of the physical changes coming over her; including her sudden cravings for steak! "I couldn't be more excited about being pregnant. I can't wait to meet her." 

Monday, March 31, 2008

Get The Look


Gestational Diabetes Hits the Tabloids.

Credit: Drummond-Young/Splash News Online
According to reports, Angelina Jolie is suffering from “gestational diabetes.” The actress is believed to be pregnant with twins. Sources claim she is having a rough pregnancy. 

Whether these reports are true, or not, it got us thinking.

Should you be concerned about gestational diabetes?

The short answer: Yes.
Good care means a lot for your health and your baby's health.

What is gestational diabetes?

Pregnant women who have never had diabetes before but who have high blood sugar (glucose) levels during pregnancy are said to have gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes affects about 4% of all pregnant women - about 135,000 cases of gestational diabetes in the United States each year.

We don't know what causes gestational diabetes, but we have some clues. The placenta supports the baby as it grows. Hormones from the placenta help the baby develop. But these hormones also block the action of the mother's insulin in her body. This problem is called insulin resistance. Insulin resistance makes it hard for the mother's body to use insulin. She may need up to three times as much insulin.

Gestational diabetes starts when your body is not able to make and use all the insulin it needs for pregnancy. Without enough insulin, glucose cannot leave the blood and be changed to energy. Glucose builds up in the blood to high levels. This is called hyperglycemia.

How gestational diabetes can affect your baby

Gestational diabetes affects the mother in late pregnancy, after the baby's body has been formed, but while the baby is busy growing. Because of this, gestational diabetes does not cause the kinds of birth defects sometimes seen in babies whose mothers had diabetes before pregnancy.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Celebrity Baby Update!!

So far, 2008 has been a huge year for Celebrity Babies! 

Seems like every time we turn around, there is another little star being born!

Here's an update on who's who of the celebrity baby world...

Christina Aguilera

Max Liron Bratman, born Jan. 12

Credit: Regine Mahaux/Contour by Getty Images
"I'm head over heels in love," says Christina Aguilera of her new son, Max Liron Bratman, born Jan. 12. The new mom, who has given breast-feeding credit for her post-baby bod, says her husband Jordan loves her new figure! Aguilera recently told Access Hollywood: “I think they say that when you’re breastfeeding, you know, your weight kind of slims down. It’s a little easier. It’s like a workout within itself. It’s very tiring actually and you find yourself snacking more often.”

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Greenville's Katie Darby Gives the Scoop...

Time for a change

Maternity fashions catch up with today’s trendy moms-to-be


By Cheryl P. Allen • STAFF WRITER • March 27, 2008 •

Who says you can’t be pregnant and fashionable at the same time? Today’s mothers-to-be don’t have to fret about looking stylish.

Maternity clothes have evolved drastically over the years, adding flair and elegance to pregnancy, said Katie Darby, owner of Pickles & Ice Cream on Augusta Road.

Darby, who opened her store eight years ago, said she was inspired by conversations with pregnant friends who were frustrated over trying to find trendy clothing for their changing bodies. “I actually opened the store before I had children,” said Darby, now a mother of three young children. “So then, when I did have babies, I had something to wear.”

In the past, options were very limited, Darby said. “It was always a season or two behind the regular women’s fashion. Everything was very loose, big, long panels ... extremely frumpy, a lot of button-up tops and not much fun. You had to completely change your style and just wear what pregnant people wore. Now you don’t have to change your style.”

Greenville Pickles & Ice Cream, Fashion Show!

The Greenville Pickles & Ice Cream boutique was featured on morning show, Your Carolina, featuring Jack & Kim! Here is the video of the Pregnant Fashion Show featuring fashions from the Greenville Pickles & Ice Cream.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Cravings Baffle the Best of Us...


Food cravings has even the celebs baffled

Courtesy of

(March 25, 2008) - Reports this week revealed that pregnant Cate Blanchett is experiencing cravings for pickles and ice cream, making her one of the estimated 68% of pregnant women experiencing similar unusual food hankerings.

What some might not know is that these cravings can reveal a lack of certain nutrients, such as olives potentially indicating a lack of sodium and cheese a common sign of calcium, phosphorous and aluminium deficiency. Amongst other such desires, some pregnant women experience irrepressible cravings for chocolate and this could mean that you may be slightly anaemic (lacking in iron). Dark chocolate in particular, can be a useful source of magnesium and iron, whereas milk chocolate actually tends to inhibit the absorption of iron.

With this in mind there is a resource available for pregnant women to sort the nutritional facts from the fiction - the ‘Guide to healthy eating in pregnancy'. Produced in association with Midwife Maggie Evans by natural iron-rich water supplement, Spatone, the guide contains concise information for mothers-to-be on why healthy eating is important for their unborn baby, how much to eat, what particular cravings mean and which foods to avoid during pregnancy.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Halle Berry Has a Baby Girl


PEOPLE - "Halle Berry, who only recently said, "I want to stay pregnant forever",  had a baby girl Sunday and "is doing great," her rep has confirmed.

The father is Gabriel Aubry. Berry, 41, and the 32-year-old model met while shooting a Versace ad in Los Angeles in November 2005 and first stepped out publicly together three months later at the February 2006 opening of a Versace boutique in New York City.

Berry first announced her pregnancy in September last year, when she was three months along.

During her pregnancy, the Oscar, Emmy and Razzie winner told InStyle she felt "fantastic" thanks to eating right and keeping fit with yoga, swimming, light weights and an elliptical machine. "Right now I just have so much joy and energy," she said. "I can just go and go and go."

For his part, Aubry has been reading
baby manuals and parenting books."

Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Monday, March 10, 2008

BabyLegs Wins Marco Polo Award


The World Trade Center Tacoma announced Seattle-based BabyLegs LLC as the 2008 Marco Polo Award winner at its 15th annual awards dinner on Feb. 7. The award, along with the Globe Award, is given to a business that makes a significant impact on the world of international trade.BabyLegs was started in 2005 by Nicole Donnelly. Its products are now sold in retail stores in 50 countries on five continents, including 1,200 retailers in the United States. The company has sold more than 1 million pairs of its arm and leg warmers. At the awards event, BabyLegs gave the 500 WTC gala attendees a pair of its Marco and Polo BabyLegs, styles created for the event.

BabyLegs was also recognized for its community involvement on a local and global scale. Employees are encouraged to live a sustainable lifestyle, work remotely from home, carpool to work or use biodiesel fuel; the company also regularly sponsors, fundraises and donates product to organizations such as Children's Hospital, the Ronald MacDonald House, various women's and children's non-profit organizations, and a university in Uganda. Visit


Friday, March 7, 2008

We are loving... Mama Mio!!

 Meet our new obsession.

It's a little treat called Tummy Rub Oil, by Mama Mio.

And, it's fabulous... Pregnant, or not!


Pickles & Ice Cream was lucky enough to have met with the National Sales Manager for MamaMio, (she's a jewel by the way), and she gave us an awesome presentation on their products. We are so pumped about this stuff, that we want to share everything that we learned with all of you.

She made a good point...

We will spend $200 on a piece of clothing that we wear occasionally,
but we are hesitant to spend money on something we wear every day...
Our skin.

"Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil is a super nourishing blend of the richest and most healing oils available. It absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling soft and nourished but not at all greasy. It super-hydrates your taut tummy to add elasticity, sparing you itchy belly syndrome and helping you win the battle against stretch marks. We offer an oil alongside our Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter as your skin naturally produces oil and therefore it is easily recognised and used. Every ingredient in Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil has a distinct moisturising purpose and is laden with Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) - Omegas 3, 6 & 9. Combined with our non-nauseating Gravida fragrance it is a tremendous stretch mark fighter.

The decision between Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil and Stretch Mark Butter is entirely yours. Do you prefer an oil or a butter they are both equally powerful at fighting stretch marks. For mega-tummies (does it feel like twins?) try layering Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil first and Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter second. With this dynamic duo in place, stretch marks wouldn't dare!" - ♥

Continue reading for more information about Mama Mio!

Learn how to use the product for the best results...

Plus, what exactly is in this stuff??