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5 Things a Father-to-be Should Do During Her Pregnancy

5 Fail-Safe Methods for the Expectant Father to Survive Her Pregnancy!

We all know the phrase, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.” I suspect the fathers-to-be out there are suddenly getting a crash course in this reality. Don’t worry guys, we’re here to help you get through this pregnancy with your manhood intact!

First things first, we women are extra sensitive during pregnancy. We cry, we argue, we cry, we laugh, and then we cry again. We experience every possible emotion all at once, and no matter how good we look or feel we’re a tangled web of emotions inside. That being said, here are 5 things you can do to maneuver your way through her minefield of emotions:

1) Engage her Pregnancy as if You Were Pregnant

  • Do read a book about becoming a new father and child birth.
  • Do clean the house on occasion.
  • Do make sure she’s taking time out for herself.
  • Do help her write the birth plan, because you care.
  • Do take a prenatal yoga class with her (and look cool and hip at the same time, as you rock a “REAL DADS DO YOGA” tee by Maman Jolie) She will love that you’re feeling the flow and Going with your Glow, right along with her.
  • Do stock up on diapers the next time you hit the store for a case of beer (Dads, this purchasing pattern has been followed for many years, and stores even strategically stock diapers at the end of the beer aisle now to make it that much easier for you).
  • Do remember that this is your child too and your opinion is important!

Basically, stay active, present and on the same page with her. She wants you to be engaged even if you both disagree now and again.
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Maman Jolie Teams Up with The Cody Dieruf Foundation

Fashion Finds A Cure: Cody Dieruf Foundation Benefit Event

 

“On behalf of The Cody Dieruf Foundation, myself, and Maman Jolie Maternity, we would like to thank everyone involved in helping us put on this fabulous event.  Our Bozeman, MT community was amazingly supportive and generous, we are ever so thankful for all of you!

Our beautiful models, both pregnant and our little girls from the Bozeman area, did a wonderful job representing our cause and literally turned my clothing into Fashion.  We salute them, their beautiful bodies and courageous spirits in supporting our 1st Annual Fashion Fights for a Cure.

Maman Jolie aspires to be lifestyle brand that specializes in providing many possibilities for women who want to embrace their curvy and sexy silhouettes.  I have combined my passion for design with my passion for helping mommies.   I also know there is nothing more important on a mother’s mind than the well-being of her child. Nothing empowers a parent more than information. While there is no cure yet for Cystic Fibrosis, new advances have made it possible to screen newborns for the disease, meaning families don’t have to wait to begin treatment until symptoms appear.

One thing I am absolutely sure of—whether you are a mom or dad, raising teenagers or awaiting your first baby—we are united in our desire to raise healthy children. Please join us in Fighting for a CURE for Cystic Fibrosis.”

~ Melissa Botten Hickok, Maman Jolie Maternity

 

“On February 18, 2012 Maman Jolie Maternity from California came to her hometown, Bozeman, MT to do a Fashion Runway Show featuring maternity and childrens apparel. Melissa, of Maman Jolie chose to do a fund raiser for a local charity for her event.  The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation for cystic fibrosis was chosen, and excited to be a part of this program.  Maman Jolie felt that it was her way of giving back, and helping those children with Cystic Fibrosis, by raising funds to help the families who have this disease.

The mommies and kids that participated in this fashion show were having so much fun as was the audience.  This was Bozemans first time of such an event, and it will be remembered and anticipated for next year.  The planning showed a nice variety of beautiful models to show Maman Jolie’s exclusive and stunning maternity and kid wear, and the clothing was exceptional.
The foundation, whose tagline is ‘Breathin is Believin, is committed to supporting families, both financially and emotionally, who have children living with Cystic Fibrosis.

The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation, along with the families of Cystic Fibrosis thank Maman Jolie Maternity and are so thankful to be a part of such a wonderful event. This is a perfect example of what happens when a team is created for the better of our communities.

We salute Maman Jolie Maternity.”

~Ginny Dieruf, ,The Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation

Watch the introduction to the event here:

Fashion Fights for a Cure: Maman Jolie and Cody Dieruf Foundation Event Introduction from Melissa Hickok on Vimeo.

 

Want more? Watch clips of the whole event below:

Fashion Fights for a Cure: Maman Jolie Maternity Fashion from Melissa Hickok on Vimeo.

What To Wear When You’re Everywhere

You: An individual, a daydreamer, a Type A planner, PTA mom, wife, partner, reluctant picker-upper of toys, momtrepreneur, an artist, a poet, the big boss-woman, poised for that well-deserved promotion . . .
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