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As moms, especially new moms, we are accustomed to putting our children first, naturally. That’s one of the reasons I wrote my book, “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, because that first year of motherhood is a challenging one.

Whether you have an infant, toddler, pre-schooler, school-aged child, or even a tween or teen, moms tend to themselves last on the list. Over time, putting mom last can lead to burnout, and feeling depleted. Mom’s self-care is crucial to overall physical and mental health.

And with Mother’s Day coming up, there is no time like now to celebrate all that mom does for her family. So I’m hosting a Twitter chat on Wednesday, May 9 at noon! There will be prizes to be won too, thanks to some fabulous sponsors.

Host: @amotherworld
Date:  Wednesday, May 9th
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST.
Hashtag: #OhBabyBook 

Prizes to include:

Klorane Gift Basket

Klorane products are manufactured in France and developed with natural ingredients. For mom, the prize pack will include:

  • Dry Shampoo (for busy mornings
  • Olive extract shampoo + leave-in concentrate (to strengthen her hair)
  • Eye Patches (to fake a full night’s sleep)
  • Floral water makeup remover (to quickly cleanse and remove makeup)

Value of: $84

Follow the hashtag #KloraneCanada on Twitter.

Aderma Gift Basket

EXOMEGA is the specialist for atopic and very dry skin and the first product range to benefit from the soothing and immunoregulating qualities of Rhealba® Oat Plantlets. Its formulas also contain Filaxerine®, a complexe of active ingredients exclusive to the A-DERMA Laboratories, to restore the skin barrier. The prize pack will include:

  • The new EXOMEGA Control range – Soothing bath
  • Emollient Cream 400 ml
  • Emollient Balm 200 ml
  • EXOMEGA Cleansing Oil

Value of: $101

Follow the hashtag #AdermaCanada on Twitter.

Today’s Shopping Choice $25 GC + Beekman 1802 Beauty Box Set

Beekman 1802 beauty box set +$25 savings card to TSC !
This bounty box is intended to give you a taste of all aspects of the Beekman 1802 farm.

  • Ingredients from the Beekman 1802 goats, honey and flower gardens
  • Helps protect, hydrate and moisturize the skin

Follow @ShopTSC and the hashtag #ShopTSC on Twitter.

Design Me Prize Pack

DESIGN.ME offers a collection that consists of four must-have hair products, including

PUFF.ME and PUFF.ME LIGHT, the FIRST ever volumizing cloud mist powder in a pump.

POWERDRY.ME, a micro emulsion formula that speeds up drying time and enhances the entire process.

FAB.ME, the mother of all hair treatments designed to breathe life back into any mane with just a single spritz with its unique 4 defense formula.

Follow @DesignMeHair  and the hashtag #DesignMeHair on Twitter.

TōN Cosmetics

TōN Cosmetics is a brand-new cosmetics brand for women of all shades. Created by two sisters, Vicki and Maria Barillaro, TōN Cosmetics is a brand that simplifies the immense world of beauty for every woman and helps you find the right shade for your skin tone.

It’s a 100% crueltyfree lipstick collection that includes nine different variations of each colour for each unique skin tone and complexion. Take the TōN Test by answering a detailed questionnaire, available on the brand’s website, to determine your correct skin tone. Once you know which category you belong to, you can select from the shade variations that best suit you.

Follow @toncosmetics on Twitter and the hashtag #MyPerfectTone.


Oh Baby! Book

Copies of my book, “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, available at Amazon.ca and Chapters-Indigo, and independent bookstores.

Twitter Party Rules

  1. You must be a resident of Canada, excluding Quebec residents, age 18 or older in order to participate in the contest.
  2. In order to enter into the contest, you must correctly answer (on Twitter) at least one question posed during the Twitter Party using the hashtag #OhBabyBook
  3. In order to enter the contest you must follow @amotherworld so that you can receive direct messages in the event that you win.
  4. Winners will be chosen after the Twitter Party based on participation, engagement and/or awesome tweets!
  5. Winners will be announced via Twitter. Only 1 prize per participant.

Please leave a comment with your Twitter handle if you plan on participating, and for an extra entry!

Chat soon!

Twitter Chat Oh Baby Book Mother's Day

It’s my book birthday – time to pop open the champagne! The big day is finally here – my book, Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year, is now available at Barnes & Noble, Chapters-Indigo, and Amazon.




Barnes & Noble

Much love to my family and friends who have supported me over the years – you know who you are.

Huge thanks to Familius, my amazing publisher, and my editor, Michele Robbins – I couldn’t have done this without her guidance and expertise – and the entire Familius family!

Thank you to Kathy Buckworth, Natalie Goldberg Klein, Sara Dimerman “HelpMeSara”, Deborah Gilboa, Anita Doron and Caroline Fernandez for endorsing the book! Damn I know some talented women!

Thank you to Egidio Tari, Coste Lianos, Eric Novak, and of course my husband, Genio Carbone, for offering their male perspective in the book.

Thanks to the moms from my amazing local Facebook group for sharing their stories, thoughts and feelings for my book: Monica Bertenshaw, Megan Houston, Jacklyn De Ciccio, Chriss Bickers, Garman Wong, Alessia Giacomi, Megan Smith, Kim Madore, Janelle Dayman, Shannon Harris, Nikki Stefancic, Jennifer Newberry, Ashely Braun, Jennifer Hunter-Pigeon, Denise Finlay Dodds, Rebeccah Beaulieu, Lindsay Pevcevicius, Michelle Gemmell, Tania Pollard, Ashley-Chris Isabella, Sabrina Lang, Jacqueline Robinson, Stefanie Puiras, Karen May, Anjali Joshi, Heidi Hoile, Marlene Nemeth, Nicole Kalbfleisch, Liora Sobel, Kelley Scott Driediger, Lauren Tobin, Emily Dimmell, Bonnie Teitelbaum Wisener, Laurie Brander, Tara Dean Tomasic, Manila Goncalves.

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Of course I’m giving away a few copies to my loyal readers! Please fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter.

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It’s been years in the making… and it’s finally here!

Introducing, my new baby!

Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year: Because Moms Need a Little TLC, Too!

Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year: Because Moms Need a Little TLC, Too!

Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year: Because Moms Need a Little TLC, Too!

You read all the birthing books, took the Lamaze classes, and made it through labor (mostly) unscathed, but now the baby is home—and it’s a whole new ballgame! There are plenty of books and resources about how to properly care for your new baby, but what about caring for yourself?

My book outlines the “proper care and feeding” of mothers during their baby’s first year. From the physical and emotional changes a new mom will undergo to rekindling intimacy with your partner, Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year keeps the focus on moms—because you can’t draw water (or breastmilk, for that matter) from an empty well.

Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year: Because Moms Need a Little TLC, Too! will be released March 1, 2018! My book is now available for pre-order at the following:




Barnes & Noble


Please support my book by pre-ordering now!