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Rebecca Minkoff Launches New Collection for A Pea in the Pod

10/16/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Cat’s out of the bag: Rebecca Minkoff has launched a maternity line!

The handbag designer is channeling her latest role — new mom to daughter Bowie Lou — with a capsule collection for celebrity fave, A Pea in the Pod. And our online shopping carts are already filling up.

Featuring staple items that don’t skimp on a mama-to-be’s style, Minkoff’s designs include embellished blouses, a chic blazer and patterned pants that are all perfect for mixing and matching.

“I chose the pieces and tweaked the designs while I was pregnant with my baby girl,” Minkoff says.

Rebecca Minkoff Pea in the Pod Collection
Courtesy A Pea in the Pod

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler Teams Up with Baby2Baby for Charitable Bracelet

10/15/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Brace yourself: Jamie-Lynn Sigler‘s jewelry company is back with another design.

One year after they released their must-have mommy bands, the actress and CJ Free have launched yet another chic accessory from their cool collection.

And their latest limited edition bracelet is all about giving back.

The brand has teamed up with Baby2Baby, an organization that helps provide children with basic necessities, to debut an emerald green silk string cord adorned with eight mini sterling silver beads.

“Baby2Baby makes a true difference for the underprivileged children in our community — we wanted to be part of the positive impact,” Sigler says of the bracelet, which is available for $20, with 50 percent of the proceeds benefiting the charity.

Jamie Lynn Sigler Baby2Baby Bracelet
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Bump It Forward with The Bump’s New Parenting Apps

10/12/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

The Bump Baby
Courtesy The Bump

As any rookie mom and dad can tell you, first baths and first steps are cause for celebration — and potentially, reason to freak out. Luckily, there’s an app for that.

Launched by pregnancy and parenting resource The Bump, The Bump Pregnancy and The Bump Baby apps (available for free on iTunes) offer hand-holding in the form of Q&As with its editors, a calendar of milestones, checklists, and a journal feature for a tyke’s first 12 months.

Declaring October “Bump It Forward” month, The Bump will give a donation for every download of the app this month to Every Mother Counts, a non-profit founded by Christy Turlington Burns that helps to ensure safe pregnancies and births worldwide. A mother of two (daughter Grace, 11, and son, Finn, 8, with husband Edward Burns), the model and humanitarian is all about educating and empowering, especially when it comes to maternal health.
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3 Tips for Having Healthy and Glowing Skin During Pregnancy

10/09/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Pregnancy Glowing Skin Tips Mama Mio
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Those pesky pimples. That dry patch. The dark circles.

While every mom-to-be fantasizes about basking in the benefits of pregnancy hormones — hello, flawless skin! — sometimes that dream takes a bit of work before it becomes a reality.

To help your beautiful complexion reach its true potential during pregnancy, we’re getting skintimate with Sian Sutherland, the co-founder of Mama Mio, a line of luxurious beauty essentials for expectant moms.

From a quick mini massage to a morning breathing ritual, she’s sharing her top three tips to achieving that gorgeous glow.

Check them out below!

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Inside Ellen Pompeo’s Colorful Rooms for Daughters Stella and Sienna

10/03/2014 at 01:00 PM ET

After keeping the birth of her second daughter a secret for two months, Ellen Pompeo is ready to reveal all the latest updates in her life.

The Grey’s Anatomy star, 44, opened the doors to her Los Angeles home for Architectural Digestgiving readers a glimpse into her 16,000 square-foot abode, located in Los Feliz.

Although the home was originally built in the 1930s, when Pompeo and her husband Chris Ivery purchased the property in 2009, updates throughout the decades had left much to be desired.

But Pompeo was up for the challenge.

“Everything has been done before, so the question becomes, ‘How do you take something classic and make it fresh for a new generation?’ ” she tells the magazine.

Ellen Pompeo Architectural Digest
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Josie Maran Enlists Twigtale to Help with Separation Anxiety

10/03/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Whether you’re headed to work, going on a trip or just running to the store, separating from your toddler can sometimes be a heartbreaking challenge.

Trust us: We’ve been there.

Recently, that hard lesson hit close to home for model mama Josie Maran.

After the mother of 2-year-old Indi Joon and 8-year-old Rumi Joon realized she was having a tough time easing her youngest daughter’s worries, Maran enlisted the help of Twigtale, a personalized picture book that helps children understand sensitive situations at an age-appropriate level.

“I made this Twigtale book for my daughter, Indi, to help with separation anxiety,” Maran tells PEOPLE. “I travel so much for work and I wanted her to be assured that when Mommy leaves, it is never for long.”

Josie Maran Twigtale

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Kristen Bell Wows on the Red Carpet – After a Small Shoe Snafu

10/02/2014 at 11:00 AM ET

Kristen Bell has pregnancy problems!

Although the mom-to-be looked stunning in a fitted Dsquared2 black halter dress while at the premiere of her husband Dax Shepard‘s new movie, The Judge, it took a last-minute joint effort to pull it all off.

While on their way to the red carpet in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the actress, 34, experienced a bit of a shoe snafu when her burgeoning belly made it difficult to finish dressing.

Luckily for Bell, Shepard, 39, was happy to step in as her stylist.

“The bad news: [you] can no longer reach your feet,” she Tweeted, along with a photo of the actor coming to her rescue. “The good news: [you] have a nice hubby who’ll help put on your shoes.”

Kristen Bell Pregnant Dax Shepard Judge Premiere
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