Archive for November, 2007

Did someone say baby?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

If you are pregnant and due any day now or you just found out that the adoption process is becoming a reality  and your bundle of joy is arriving home tomorrow?  There is so much to do. No need to stress out… Let The Baby Planners do all the work. 

We met The Baby Planners at one of our recent trade show events where they were checking out products and meeting with vendors. It is their job to stay on top of the latest trends and keep up to date on product information. 

The Baby Planners is a Los Angeles based concierge and consulting company that caters to the needs of expecting parents.

The Baby Planners offer a wide array of services ranging from registry consulting, nursery design, shower planning, personal shopping and returns (!), and even offer help with baby proofing your home.

The Baby Planners was founded by Melissa Gould and Ellie Miller. For more information on the founders and their services, please visit


Mom wins NYC Marathon!

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Paula Radcliffe won the NYC marathon on Sunday, Nov 4, 2007. This was her first marathon in two years since giving birth in January. She finished in 2:23:09 in cool, sunny conditions.

Gete Wami, of Ethiopia, was right behind Radcliffe the entire race.

"I felt quite relaxed," Radcliffe said. "I knew she was behind me, but she was alongside so it wasn’t so annoying."

"This is mine, this is mine," Radcliffe chanted to herself down the stretch.

The race included 39,085 runners at the start.

Moms rule! Way to  go!

Answering the Call

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

November 2007 is National Adoption Month.  While all adoption-related issues are important, the main focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care.

On Oct 31. 2007, President George W. Bush proclaimed November 2007 as National Adoption Month. To read the Presidential Proclamation, click here.

Promoting awareness and action can be done through planned events, celebrations and simply just spreading the word about this important month. For ideas on how you can celebrate adoption awareness month, click here.

The first major effort to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in the foster care system occurred in Massachusetts. In 1976, then-Governor Mike Dukakis proclaimed Adoption Week and the idea grew in popularity and spread throughout the nation. President Gerald Ford made the first National Adoption Week proclamation, and in 1990, the week was expanded to a month due to the number of states participating and the number of events.