The Hot Mom to Be Handbook – A Review

The Hot Mom to Be Handbook: Look and Feel Great from Bump to Baby

Book Description

Publication Date: 30 March 2010

“Your fun, tongue-in-cheek guide through the world of growing pregnancy possibilities!”
—Brooke Burke

The Hot Mom to be Handbook by Jessica Denay is not your ordinary pregnancy book. It’s the ultimate resource for any expecting mom to be who refuses to check her sense of style and self at the white picket fence. Founder of the popular social networking site the Hot Moms Club, author Denay is on the pulse of hot mom trends and has worked with celebrity moms such as Mariska Hargitay, Trista Sutter, Lauren Holly, Ricki Lake, Kelly Rutherford, Joely Fisher, and Jenny McCarthy—and now she offers indispensable guidance for every hot mom who wants to “Look and Feel Great from Bump to Baby”.

From the Back Cover

Are you simply “pregnant” . . . or a Hot Mom to Be?

A Hot Mom to Be is confident and empowered. She’s a woman who meets the needs of her family but refuses to get lost in the madness of motherhood. And she will never sacrifice her sense of style or self.

Founder of the Hot Moms Club, and monthly “Mommywood” columnist for Pregnancy magazine, Jessica Denay is on the pulse of Hollywood mom trends and baby products. The Hot Moms Club has coordinated nurseries and hosted star-studded baby showers for dozens of celebrities including Brooke and Charlie Sheen, Trista Sutter, Alison Sweeney, Ana Ortiz, and Angie Everhart to name a few. And now Jessica Denay offers the very best advice, products, and stories for moms-to-be everywhere. Wise and funny, helpful and hip, The Hot Mom to Be Handbook contains a wealth of information on:

  • Avoiding McSteamy or McDreamy ob-gyns
  • Working the perks of pregnancy—and playing the “I’ve Gotta Pee” card to your best advantage
  • Bump on a Budget—money saving tips that won’t cramp your style
  • Creating decoy baby names and coping with Dad’s “Post-Party” Depression
  • Earth-friendly tips for the Eco-Minded Mama . . . and more!

Chock-full of Hot Mom bare necessities — as well as Stuff to Drool Over sections — here’s how to do it, how to strut it, and where to buy it.

Plus thousands of dollars’ worth of discounts inside!

About the Author

Jessica DenayJessica Denay is regarded as a leading lifestyle expert for moms, a former teacher and mom to a pre-teen son, Jessica has been featured and quoted in dozens of national magazines, including People, US Weekly, OK, Parenting, American Baby, Self, and others, and has appeared on over 100 television shows including The Today’s Show, CNN, The Insider, ET, Extra, iVillage Live, Fox, ABC, NBC, E!, The Doctors and the Tyra Banks Show., she is former ‘Editor at Large’ for both Pregnancy and Mom magazine, and is the author of The Hot Mom’s Handbook series.

She was the co-host of the Hot Moms Club radio show Thursdays on XM 22, and is the ‘Celebrity Mom and Baby’ expert for OK magazine as well as the ‘Ambassador for Youth’ for the National PTA. Jessica has been the spokesperson for dozens of top brands, including, Suave, Reebok, P&G, Hoover, Velashape, and CordBlood Registry to name a few.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on

Hot Mom to Be Handbook–SO MANY RESOURCES!

By GrassHopper – Published on

When I first found out I was pregnant, I was so overwhelmed by all the book options that I decided to only grab a few, and this one barely made it into the pile because the title seemed a bit cheesy. However, I was very pleasantly surprised with how helpful it is. Denay is like a more-experienced friend giving you the inside scoop on what to get, what to skip, where to get different items, and offers eco-friendly and budget-friendly advice and resources. She really covers a wide range of topics, writes very nicely in an easy-to-read format (that doesn’t have the reader falling asleep or skipping pages), and goes quickly from topic to topic. Her advice is practical, judgement-free, witty, and great for anyone still trying to figure out how to transition into this new stage of life. I earmarked so many pages that I had to stop because I ended up marking about half the book. With all the books out there about how the baby’s changing, Denay covers how YOU will be changing during pregnancy and how to cope. (Note: This is not written from a medical perspective, so don’t expect in-depth scientific information about your pregnancy and the baby’s development). More than anything, I recommend this book just for the sheer number of resources she provides (TONS of websites for all different kinds of products). I can’t speak for women who’ve already been through a pregnancy, but for a first-time mom this book is great. Great Gift!

Good for Some, a Fluff Book with Excellent Resources

By revisingremiped – Published on

This book is okay if you’re in your twenties, fashion conscious, and a nervous, first time mom. However, as someone who’s been a parent for almost a decade, is nearly 40, fashion conscious, and expecting again, I have one word for you: Resources!!!! I skimmed the 1st 114 pages that were useless to me; I don’t care about Trista Sutter’s birthing experience, I know how to handle the issues that seemed monumental the 1st time, but seem frivolous now, like how to handle unwanted advice, input, etc. I also think parts of the book are ridiculous, like ringing bells in your baby’s room before decorating it, or, on p.105 it says that pregnancy makes you dumb, and to use it as an excuse. If you can get past the grammatical errors, and fluffy, well merchandised aspects of the book, you will find it has a plethora of outstanding resources. I could spend hours online, but all the work has been done for me. This time around, I’m confident in what I want, and really what I don’t want/need. I refuse to let motherhood impinge my style or comfort, and this book has all the go-to websites for gorgeous nursing wear, and I haven’t even made it through the dozens of decorating resources. I relish the idea of a new baby again, but I’m also excited to spend more money on myself this time on quality necessities that look beautiful, instead of a mountain of useless, expensive items the baby doesn’t need.

Love love loved this book!

By Sarah – Published on

Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this one! I am not much of a reader, but I quickly finished the entire book. I thought it had a lot of great insight for a first time mom-to-be. It gave me a lot of ideas for things that I hadn’t even considered, (I had a large prep list prior to reading, too!).

I would recommend this anyone! I only wish I had read it from the very beginning.

One of the best mommy-to-be books

By Gina Zapanta – Published on

Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great and resourceful websites and good chuckles for mommys-to-be. Excellent for the stylish on-the-go Mom. Great as gift or baby-moon reading

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