Pregnancy Awareness Month Event and Giveaway!

Yesterday I had the honor of being invited to the blogger brunch hosted by MomsLA to kick off the Pregnancy Awareness Month event in Santa Monica. And boy, was I glad to be there!! We got pampered with makeup and eyebrow shaping by Evolue Beauty Beverly Hills, hair styling by Jin Bang Hair, facials by Josie Maran Cosmetics and lunch by Paleta! Even Chuck got in on the action asking for more “lips” from my makeup artist!

Chuck and me with Chris from What I run Into

After the blogger brunch, the event was opened for the public to explore over 50 different baby and pregnancy related vendors in attendance, complete with samples, info and raffles. Everyone from Happy Family to the Honest Company were represented. Of course, as I have gushed a hundred and fifty times before, my all time favorite baby company, Ergo Baby, was also there! I so enjoyed speaking with Ms. Cynthia Neiman, their Chief Marketing Officer and I think she enjoyed meeting Chuckles, who, if I may say so myself, was rather charming with her hot, sweaty hair-in-her-face style after playing outside in the too-awesome toddler zone! Oh, and we were not surprisingly sporting our preferred carrier, the new 360…so that may have been an attention-getter as well.


Cythia Neiman from Ergo, Dr. Tanya Altman and Dr. Harvey Karp

Another highlight to my afternoon was listening to the many knowledgeable speaker panels presented on topics titled, “Ask the Pediatrician,” “A Clean Start: What You Don’t Want To Overlook for Healthy Homes and Happy Children,” Childbirth Options,” and “Mom and Baby- Tips and Tricks for a Healthy Start.” The stand-out in my mind was hearing Dr. Harvey Karp of Happiest Baby on the Block fame speak on the difference between the ideal of “nuclear family” and the reality of what families have looked like throughout history. Let’s just say this…parenting is tough these days, y’all! Also, I have to add that for one of the panels Dr. Karp sat behind me to listen in the audience and he totally played peek-a-boo with C! I have officially traded my groupie status for bands like Matchbox 20 for geeked out mom status over the baby shusher. No joke. But this guy SAVED MY BRAIN when Chuck wouldn’t sleep, so I guess the adoration is due.

Hfoe also enjoyed a panel specifically for the dudes called, “What About Daddy?” It has prompted him to want to speak out about being a dad so be on the lookout for some special edition posts soon, folks!

In total, we spent about 5 hours at Bergamont Station in Santa Monica for this event that brought together new and expectant moms from all over Southern California and proved to be a platform for education and support. It was a day completely well spent! Thank you MomsLA for pampering me and thank you Pregnancy Awareness for what you do!

Because I had such a great time and because we had such generous vendors, I decided to host a giveaway for a goody bag filled with many of the same swag items I received! With items from Josie Maran Cosmetics, Ergo, Honest Co, Daddy & Co., Bona, Pump Station and the book The Ultimate pH Solution: Balance Your Body Chemistry to Prevent Disease and Lose Weight, this is a pretty great prize and I wish you luck! Spread the word!

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Comments

  1. Love reading your blog!

  2. I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU MET DR KARP. He saved my brain, too.

  3. My all time favorite baby product is my Boba carrier. I don’t know what I would do without it!

  4. My all time favorite baby product is my Ergobaby!

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