Friday, June 5, 2009

Product Review: Motherhood Maternity's Tummy Sleeve

The Motherhood Tummy Sleeve

A couple of weeks ago I bought the Motherhood Maternity Tummy Sleeve from their store in the Queens Center Mall. I had been loving it because it allows me to leave my too-tight jeans unbuttoned (or semi unbuttoned using the hair-tie through your buttonhole method). And, at about $17, it was $10 cheaper than the coveted Ingrid & Isabel Bella Band.

Yesterday, however, I noticed a little string hanging suspiciously from the band. Upon further inspection, I found out the whole dang hem of the sleeve was coming out after only 4 wears and zero washes!

I do have another, similarly worn, never washed, Tummy Sleeve that is still intact, but I've got to do a little bit of investigating to find the product that will give the best bang for the buck. Once I receive my Belly Band in the mail (sadly, it seems that nobody in Queens carries it, but you can buy it through JC Penny, Baby Earth and others for around $26), I'll wear the heck out of the thing and give you the down-low.

And, don't worry remaining Motherhood Tummy Sleeve, maybe you'll surprise me and live a long life. Maybe Tummy Sleeve numero uno was a bad apple.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I am a Queens mama-to-be and I'm frustrated with the lack of info out there about our borough, aren't you? Not all of the NYC mamas live on the UWS or in Park Slope. We're out here in the country's most diverse county and we've got a lot going for us, so why isn't anybody talking about it?

Some questions my pregnant self is asking:

  • How will I know where to satisfy my late-night peanut butter ice cream and cookie craving?
  • Where in the world am I going to find infant childcare that is good and doesn't cost a fortune?
  • I'm getting fatter and poorer, so how can I make my non-preg clothes last as long as possible and where can I find cheap maternity when it becomes necessary?

Well, I guess I'm going to have to do some investigating myself! I hope that along the way you'll find some answers to your questions as well.

I look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood!