A Mom Is Born

We partnered with KMOV to co-host A Mom Is Born: The Virtual Baby Shower Celebrating a Woman’s Journey into Motherhood to benefit theMarch of Dimes and to show how women can transition into motherhood with the support of friends and family.

Our 2010 celebrant is expecting mom Virginia Kerr, the anchor on Channel 4’s early news show, Awake.

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We hosted a Holding Hands Ceremony (featured in the video above) in which we personalized a Holding Hands bracelet for Virginia. Villa Design created a signature bead and bracelet for us as a symbol of the connectedness between all mothers and the strength moms can source from each other. The bracelet is an especially touching gift for an expecting mom to wear during her labor and delivery, as a reminder of the support she has from her closest women friends — who were invited to add their own Pandora-style bead and an accompanying wish.

A limited number of Holding Hands bracelets with one-of-a-kind glass beads were handmade by artist, Melissa Villadiego for this event for guests to buy for a special mom or mom-to-be. Through August 31, a portion of the proceeds will go to the March of Dimes.

Top tips for new moms were shared, which are being collected in exchange for an entry in the Mom is Born giveaway raffle. Raffle prizes have been generously donated by the shower sponsors.

How can you support March of Dimes through this event?
• Make a donation via the DONATE button below
• Buy a Holding Hands bracelet for yourself or a loved one
• Support A Mom Is Born sponsors

You can watch the recordings below to hang out with us and Virginia. Any mom will enjoy the event because the two-hour broadcast featured great parenting tips and products.




And Twins Make Five

Kim Gellman of Artistic Sensations

Babbaco by Jessica Kim

The Cubicle Chick

Delightful Pregnancy

Extraordinary Mommy

Find the Best Nanny


Half Pint House

I Heart Single Parents

Look It’s Megryansmom

Minivans Are Hot

Moxie Mom

Mrs. SmartyPants

My Springfield Mommy

Not Just Another Jen


The Single Mothers Chronicles


St. Louis Kids

Zensible Mama


Overlook Farm Girls Getaway Weekend: Tyler

Pixie Posie Photography Session: Cecelia

Kolcraft Jeep Overland Limited Jogging Stroller: Lacey

Bananafish Alphabet Set from Goodnite Rooms: Natasha

$30 gift certificate to Build-A-Bear Workshop: Emily

$30 gift certificate to Build-A-Bear Workshop: Jessica

Blue bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop: Mara

Pink bear from Build-A-Bear Workshop: Cathy

*Winners were selected randomly (via random.org) from those who submitted new mom tips in the comments below.


  1. Emily- we will give you the Build a Bear certificate instead! will redrawn the photography prize. THANK YOU!


  2. I’m pregnant with number 5. I’m so thankful to have my babies. My favorite part of motherhood is the time I spend staring into my children’s sweet faces. Slow down and enjoy your baby. There is nothing in the world like the feeling that bursts out of your chest when you have your own.


  3. Lori Brady says:

    TIP- takes more pics than you can ever imagine! you will never regret it- STL


  4. My new tip is to wear your baby…helps with bonding, and gives a little extra weight to your everyday activities to lose weight faster!

    I’m in St. Louis!


  5. One more comment on photography! Get great pictures taken! I know it costs money, but you wil NEVER regret the money spent!


  6. i love this community, so wise and witty. late to the show today but i’d second those who suggested to live more simply. slow down, be present, listen…and give yourself a break. we’ve found that laughter is contagious (even when you think you can’t possibly muster it up). thanks, ladies for this lovely space and support.



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