Author Archives: LaurenD

About LaurenD

Lauren Deneroff is the founder of mama{love}, a maternity consulting and baby planning firm in Manhattan. She lives in the city with her husband, Joe, and two children, Brody & Harper. www.mamalovenyc.com

As spring approaches, it is time to update our closets with some fun pieces for warmer weather. Dressing while pregnant isn’t always easy, but these maternity tops can help you feel cute, comfortable and on trend: A great chambray shirt … Continue reading


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Choosing how to announce baby’s arrival should be fun and a chance to express your sense of mom style. Here are some paper trends we are seeing in 2014 to make your announcement extra unique… 1. Getting Edgy – Add … Continue reading


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Swaddling Must-Haves

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One of the most essential items an expectant mom should have on her registry is a swaddle blanket (in fact, many). Whether you choose to wrap up baby the old fashioned way or employ one of the easier methods, swaddling … Continue reading


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  Pantone just announced it’s color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid, and this hue could not be more suitable for a baby girl’s nursery. Check out some of our favorite nursery items from this spectacular, yet soothing color palette: … Continue reading


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I’ve never been a huge fan of matching my clothes to my daughter’s, but the latest overalls craze might have changed my mind. Think 90′s grunge, but with a modern hipster twist. Overalls have been spotted all over the city … Continue reading


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I have mentioned in blogs prior my longing for the perfect diaper bag: merging fashion and function, fusing your mommy lifestyle with work or even something you could throw over your shoulder for a night out. I always found most … Continue reading


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The Bellini Belly NYC Event

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Last night was the first Bellini Belly In-Store Event at the revamped NYC Upper East Side store. Moms and their bumps (and some dads) came out for a night of shopping, amazing giveaways, and workshops with the experts. Malika, Bellini’s … Continue reading


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One of the most challenging tasks as a first-time parent is selecting the right infant car seat. After endless research we decide on one and hopefully after the investment the baby is happy in it and, most importantly, safe. There … Continue reading


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Any parent knows that the older your child gets, the more toys he acquires. Every birthday or holidays brings a plethora of more puzzles, ride-ons, books, dolls, and art supplies and as the child grows in size sometimes the toys … Continue reading


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I’ve always been a fan of the monogrammed or personalized baby gift. There is just something so special about receiving a gift with your baby’s name on it. It not only displays the moniker you so thoughtfully selected, but it … Continue reading


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