A Mother’s Boutique {Kelly Valeri Surprise Shower Giveaway}


Well, what better way to start a shower than with a gift and giveaway! JudyJavin2 Our first guest is Judy from A Mother’s Boutique. We originally thought Kelly might enjoy a pair of their yoga pants, but after a few minutes shopping around the site, we knew it would be better to let her pick something out. Judy’s shop has SO many options for new moms!

Judy was kind enough to send us a short note about herself and A Mother’s Boutique. She also has a gift for Kelly…and maybe a few of you. Get the details below!

{Photo of Judy and her son is courtesy of Robin DeNoma Photography}


{From Judy}

After a few months of being at home, I decided that I wanted to help other new mothers to breastfeed. Breastfeeding isn’t always as easy as one might expect – and I wanted to help as many new mothers as possible to be successful in their efforts to breastfeed their babies.

When I was a new mother, I had a difficult time finding quality nursing clothing and products that would enable me to be successful at breastfeeding.  I realized that this “unmet need” that I felt was also something that many other mothers also experienced. Coming from a business background, I decided this was something that I could use my corporate skills to develop a solution for. I realized that I would be able to meet my personal goals of spending more time with my son, while achieving professional goals of helping other new mothers succeed with breastfeeding. This led me to start up  A Mother’s Boutique. AMB_Logo_4C

I originally started the company to provide moms with great nursing tops.  I LIVED in nursing tops when my son was a baby.  For me, I didn’t care if someone got a glimpse of my breast while I was nursing him (breasts are beautiful, right?) – I didn’t want my belly to be hanging out!  So when I discovered nursing tops – I literally lived in them.  I wore them whenever I was with my son and I also wore then while I was at work.  It made pumping easier, kept me warm in an overly air-conditioned office and provided the most discretion for those times when a co-worker (or my boss) happened to walk in on me!  I then expanded my “offerings” to include nursing bras and breastpumps and finally maternity clothing and slings and just about any accessory to make breastfeeding easier as well.

A Mother’s Boutique is focused on helping new mothers breastfeed by providing all of the tools that new mothers need in one convenient location.  I have selected the highest quality and most functional items (as well as many of my own personal favorites!) from several different designers to make sure that mothers shopping here get the best selection available. Based on my experience as a working mother, a stay-at-home mother, a work-at-home mother and now a one-woman-retail-wholesale-and-internet-store-operation, I have chosen items that will work for different kinds of mothers who are in different personal and professional parts of motherhood.  I have chosen stylish business wear for the mother who is pumping at work or meeting her baby at lunch for nursing; as well as comfortable casual wear for mothers who are on the go.  I have also made sure to include stylish casual and dress wear for all types of occasions – for dressing up and dressing down.

In October of 2009, I started a blog as a way of supporting all of the moms out there having babies.  My blog, Mommy News and Views, has great parenting and breastfeeding advice.  And even a section where you can write in with your own breastfeeding questions.  And most recently – I opened a retail store in Wexford, PA in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

I am passionate about helping moms to meet their breastfeeding goals.  I provide assistance in any way that I can think of – from writing articles to blogging to being a resource for moms on facebook and twitter.  I’d love to connect with you too!  You can find me on twitter @MommyNews and on Facebook.

I am so excited to be a part of this baby shower!  Congratulations on your baby-to-be Kelly!  I will be sending Kelly an item of her choice from my boutique – I can’t wait to find out what she chooses!!  And as part of this fantastic celebration, 4 lucky moms will also get to pick out something to treat themselves to as well!  The grand prize – a $50 gift certificate – will be given to one lucky mom!  And three additional gift certificates in the amount of $15 each will be given to the runners up!  That’s FOUR lucky winners – and with our semi-annual sale going on now – there are TONS of great items to choose from!  All you have to do is stop by my Facebook page and “Like It” and then visit my website (http://www.mothersboutique.com) and figure out where you want to spend your gift certificate.  Then come back here leave a comment on this post telling me that you “liked” my page and which item you have your heart set on for your gift to yourself. I’ll announce the four lucky fans on Friday!



Nursing Bras: We carry nursing bras in sizes 32-48 A-K – so there is something to fit every mom, no matter what her size or shape!


Maternity Tops: All of our maternity wear can also be used for easy breastfeeding once your baby arrives – and these items are so cute! You won’t stop wearing them when your nursing days are over either.


Pajamas: What new mom wouldn’t love to snuggle up at night in these!


Swimwear: It might be cold outside now – but before you know it you will be running in the sun with your little ones. This nursing swimwear will be perfect for chasing a toddler while breastfeeding your newborn – at the pool or at the beach!


Jewelry: This necklace makes the perfect gift for any mom or mom-to-be – appropriately named “Sweet Embrace.” Can you think of anything you’d like more?

  • February 7, 2011 - 1:52 pm

    Sara Hodges - I liked your Facebook page and I really like the Flynn top and the Tiger Hoodie in Expresso from your website.

  • February 7, 2011 - 2:11 pm

    Erin S. Conrad - Liked your Facebook Page =)
    The Banded Tunic is very chic and even though I might look huge during this pregnancy I still want to look cute too. And it def. offers that.

  • February 7, 2011 - 2:24 pm

    Erin Morris - I think that I have a huge crush on the shirred tunic top! Oh to have a stylish top that is also great for nursing!

  • February 7, 2011 - 2:42 pm

    Mollie B - Already like AMB on FB. I have to say that I’m in love with the breastfeeding hats! So adorable.

  • February 7, 2011 - 3:11 pm

    Robin Thornhill - Liked your facebook page. Just checked out your website. I am in love with the Geisha Wrap top! It is so a must have for me~!

  • February 7, 2011 - 3:56 pm

    Marisa Morris - It’s always so hard to decide!! you know I love your store! I think I need some summer things now so the Elbow Sleeve Hoodie this time…maybe…

  • February 7, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Kari Smith - I liked your page! For me maternity clothes for this summer are a must! I need shirts like crazy 🙂

  • February 7, 2011 - 5:41 pm

    Erin Morris - Oh and by the way, I also liked your FB page.

  • February 7, 2011 - 8:23 pm

    Jennifer Bailor Sipes - Liked your Facebook page and I glad I found you! I have a 4 week old and a 19 month old. It’s nice to find a place that carries a large selection of nursing clothes. I really like the sweater sets, they would be great for work. I will also be loking for warm weather clothes. We visit the Pittsburgh area a lot so I look forward to stopping in.

  • February 7, 2011 - 8:48 pm

    Amber Epps - I enjoyed your website. I really love the Belly Belt combo. I never had something so wonderful when pregnant with my older children. Now on my 3rd and I am so excited at what’s out there now! I also love the d & a nursing halter in mint black leaf. Perfect! I liked you on facebook. I can’t wait to shop your website some more!

  • February 8, 2011 - 1:57 am

    Krista - I already like your page, for real! 😉
    And if I could pick something fun and “unnecessary” I’d get some new pajamas that don’t scream “mom”. 😉 Something like the first one on the pajamas and loungewear page!

  • February 8, 2011 - 2:29 am

    Kayla Renckly - liked on FB 🙂 oh I would love to get some cute nursing tops! hard time picking just one

  • February 9, 2011 - 10:23 am

    Jonna - You know I like your facebook page Judy 🙂 I have to choose just one thing to like in the store?? There are many, many things that I like, but I LOVE my bravado seamless silk bra!!

  • February 9, 2011 - 10:39 am

    Kristi Harman - I ‘liked’ your facebook page! Your website is amazing! I’m excited to place an order! I really like the Flynn top, your nursing bras, and I must have the nursing tank that hides your belly while nursing! I’m so glad I discovered your site!!!! Thank you!!!

  • February 11, 2011 - 9:34 am

    Jaimie Leader-Goodale - i’ve liked your FB page for a while 🙂 and you *KNOW* i love the glamourmom nursing tanks. 🙂