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.


Read more at NowMagazine.com...

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."

Read more at People.com



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.





(CHRIS CHAVIRA/ABC)

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.



By JOY SEWING
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 Chron.com

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Open Mon to Sat from 10 to 6



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Phone: 713.623.2229


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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. - Read more at ModernMom.com




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 picklesandicecream.com
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."