How to Announce Your Pregnancy at Christmas

My grandfather always had one last BIG Christmas surprise up his sleeve. It was a biggie; and you always hoped it was for you! The Christmas spirit not only brings out a generous spirit in most people, but also it brings out a shrewd spirit in me. Like my grandfather, I want to have the biggest surprise gift at our family gathering. I love to have the perfect plan and I know it’s a good one if it makes my mom cry. This year, I’ve got the trump card. My husband and I are thrilled that we are expecting. This is not our first child, but we want to make it special and have our announcement at Christmas. Here are some ideas for you if you are looking to do the same thing: Wrap a copy of “God’s Little Instruction Book for Grandparents” if the Grandparents are first-timers. Frame … [Read more...]

Favorite Maternity Fashion Accessories

I'll admit that I love being pregnant and I love watching my belly expand with each new day. What I don't love, however, are the fashion challenges that result from this expansion! Although I am only 9 weeks pregnant, because my body has done this quite a few times before, I'm already experiencing some of these challenges, and I wanted to share my top 3 favorite must-have accessories with you: isABelt – the original fashion "fix-it" belt I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I have no idea how I made it through three pregnancies without one of these! I had my first opportunity to try an isABelt on for size at last weekend's BlissDom conference. Although I'd bought dark wash jeans just for the occassion, I outgrew them before the conference and instead had to wear my "fat … [Read more...]