Empathetic parenting- Mothering in Love

As a mother it's natural to feel sorry for something your child might be going through. Someone once said to me, "you are as happy as your saddest child." I have found this to be true. Connecting with your children, spouse, or anyone for that matter takes a level of open-hearted-ness that is judgment free. Easier said than done. I've been challenged by so many intricate aspects of motherhood, and often times just don't have the answer and that's okay. Parenting doesn't ...

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10 Labor Tips for first time moms

If you are Expecting your first child, you may be terrified to go into labor. That is totally normal, it can be very scary! Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help the process go a little easier for you and to help you feel more prepared! Take a Class- Early! Take a childbirth course and enroll as early as possible: Not only do classes fill up fast, but some classes run up to 12 weeks, which means ...

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Happy Father's Day!

These days men may or may not learn how to be a Dad from his biological father. It’s not until the birth of his baby that he starts the most important journey of his lifetime. Building a relationship with your son or daughter is a delicate process. Often times New Dad's become overwhelmed with a variety of feelings; overabundance of joy, frustration, love, fear and hope. It's a beautiful time and it's important that you make a choice not sweat the small stuff. ...

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Pregnancy Blunders? Let's focus on the positive!

You may have noticed that since you've become pregnant many body parts are changing, and rapidly! One is you're blossoming and growing belly that you have absolutely no control over. Uninvited strangers reach out to grab your bump, your boss now thinks it´s ok to ask personal questions, and even your mother is trespassing by unwanted advice. As everything might seem annoying to you, believe it or not these are things that happen to every pregnant women. What comes with the territory is a huge number of ...

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Tips for Posing as a Maternity Model

Tips for Posing as a Maternity Model- I'm Liza Elliott-Ramirez, CEO and Founder of Expecting Models, I'm a former model of over 24 years and like no other agent, understand the business of posing as a pregnant model. I've modeled during both my pregnancies and know what it takes to become a successful pregnant model! With decades of personal experience both in front and behind the camera, I know first hand how to pose as a fashion, lifestyle, or runway maternity model including what ...

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Pregnancy and Nesting

Nesting is considered to be an instinct as the expectant mom prepares for birth. It’s very common and it allows the mother and father to both bond with the baby before his/her arrival. Some say nesting is the urge to do a heavy cleaning around the house and reorganize your own belongings, while others agree that nesting is preparing your home for the little bundle of joy that is on the way. -What does nesting during pregnancy look / feel like? During pregnancy you ...

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Traveling with baby

When traveling with a baby everything can seem a little more complicated. The big thing to do is plan out your vacation. Where are you going? What will you need? Is there a kitchen? A play area? Make a list of all these questions and answer them before even packing and finishing the planning for your vacation. All of the answers to the questions will allow you to travel properly with your little bundle. Here are some tips that can help ...

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Do you have what it takes to be a pregnancy model and showcase maternity clothes? Besides the obvious requirement (a bun in the oven), find out what modeling agencies are looking for, at what point in your pregnancy you should start looking and how to start booking maternity jobs and  [ Read More ]

As a mother it’s natural to feel sorry for something your child might be going through. Someone once said to me, “you are as happy as your saddest child.” I have found this to be true. Connecting with your children, spouse, or anyone for that matter takes a level of open-hearted-ness that  [ Read More ]

If you are Expecting your first child, you may be terrified to go into labor. That is totally normal, it can be very scary! Here are a few tips to keep in mind to help the process go a little easier for you and to help you feel more prepared!  [ Read More ]

These days men may or may not learn how to be a Dad from his biological father. It’s not until the birth of his baby that he starts the most important journey of his lifetime. Building a relationship with your son or daughter is a delicate process. Often times New Dad’s  [ Read More ]

You may have noticed that since you’ve become pregnant many body parts are changing, and rapidly! One is you’re blossoming and growing belly that you have absolutely no control over. Uninvited strangers reach out to grab your bump, your boss now thinks it´s ok to ask personal questions, and even your mother is trespassing  [ Read More ]

Tips for Posing as a Maternity Model- I’m Liza Elliott-Ramirez, CEO and Founder of Expecting Models, I’m a former model of over 24 years and like no other agent, understand the business of posing as a pregnant model. I’ve modeled during both my pregnancies and know what it takes to  [ Read More ]