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The hot mom to be handbook /

"The ultimate resource for any mom-to-be who refuses to check her sense of style and sexuality at the white picket fence"--Provided by publisher. Full description

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Language: English
Published: Avon A, 2010
Edition: First Avon paperback edition.
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"Your fun, tongue-in-cheek guide through the world of growing pregnancy possibilities!"

--Brooke Burke

The Hot Mom to be Handbook by Jessica Denay is not your ordinary pregnancy book. It's the ultimate resource for any expecting mom to be who refuses to check her sense of style and self at the white picket fence. Founder of the popular social networking site the Hot Moms Club, author Denay is on the pulse of hot mom trends and has worked with celebrity moms such as Mariska Hargitay, Trista Sutter, Lauren Holly, Ricki Lake, Kelly Rutherford, Joely Fisher, and Jenny McCarthy--and now she offers indispensible guidance for every hot mom who wants to "Look and Feel Great from Bump to Baby."


Trista Sutter
Disclaimerp. xi
Prefacep. 1
Forewordp. 4
Special Sectionsp. 8
1Oh, Oh Baby!p. 10
2Womb with a View and a Sound Systemp. 57
3öYou Don't Have Childbearing Hipsöp. 85
4Daddy Gadgetitisp. 122
5Bump da Bump, Bump, Bumpp. 159
6Get Glowingp. 192
7Keeping It Hot When You're About to Pop!p. 229
8Milking Itp. 256
9Expect-ationsp. 285
Baby On a Budget: Hot Moms Club Exclusive Discount Directoryp. 325
Acknowledgments: Where credit Is Due!p. 325
About the Authrop. 335
About Hot Moms Clubp. 336

Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Denay (The Hot Mom's Handbook), blogger and founder of the online community Hot Moms Club, focuses on the mom-to-be in this reissue with a snappy cover and design. Denay explains that a "hot mom" is a woman who is confident and empowered, and who embraces motherhood without giving up her sense of self. The single mom of a nine-year-old boy, Denay covers a wide range of subjects of interest to pregnant women, including healthy eating, baby showers, the latest trends in "babymoons" (a romantic, before-baby trip), and where to find a masculine-looking diaper bag for dad. Along with practical information on how to design an eco-friendly nursery and useful special sections called "bump on a budget," "eco-minded mamma" Denay touches upon topics that may be of limited appeal, such as what to do about piercings and nipple rings (i.e., nix the latter if breastfeeding) or how to look gorgeous in a "HOT" nursing bra. Though readers seeking more solemn fare will no doubt quickly lose patience with Denay's chatty prose, many moms-to-be will warm up to the Hot Moms Club discounts and shopping tips, and others may simply enjoy indulging themselves with a breezy read before baby arrives. Pages for journaling dropped into the text seem out of place in this busy guide to shopping, staying "hot," and pampering the mom-to-be. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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Review by Library Journal Review

There is a plethora of girlfriend books aimed at first-time moms, most featuring embarrassing attempts at humor via mock horror at bodily changes. Denay, founder of Hot Moms Club (www.hotmomsclub.com), joins the ranks with this handbook for the young and newly pregnant set. Seeing chapter titles such as "Daddy Gadgetitis" and "Get Glowing" and an it-was-all-worthwhile horror story preface by Bachelorette star Trista Sutter, readers can easily ascertain the style of content and purchase accordingly. Some vignettes are fairly cute; most are predictable. The book does have a good product listing with web sites, making it timely but soon-to-be out-of-date. A similar title with a more literary bent is Anna Johnson's The Yummy Mummy Manifesto: Baby, Beauty, Balance, and Bliss.-Julianne J. Smith, Ypsilanti Dist. Lib., MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jessica Denay is regarded as a top blogger and mom lifestyle expert, and has appeared on hundreds of television shows and in dozens of magazines as an authority of everything Hot for moms. When she's not taking her son to school or the beach, she's busy writing the next installment in the Hot Mom series.