Womom January 2012

For the woman behind the mom.

Alanna Weissman

Quick Culinary Fix
Want to serve your clan what seems like a home-cooked morning meal, but you’re short on time? IHOP makes breakfast easy and delicious with the chain’s signature line of frozen meals. The longtime family-favorite recipes are the first freezer-case items from the restaurant, and they’re sure to please everyone at your table. Get cooking at www.ihopathome.com.

Press Play
Written by Drs. Lovera Wolf Miller and David C. Miller, Womenopause: Stop Pausing and Start Living (O-Books) helps women prepare for and navigate the tricky territory of menopause. Covering a wide range of topics and backed by decades of experience, the book is an indispensable guide for anyone looking to demystify changes. Learn more at www.womenopausebook.com.

Pearl Therapy

TheraPearl’s pearl technology gel packs can be used hot or cold for pain relief, swelling reduction, eye rejuvenation and simple relaxation. The packs are available in a variety of sizes and colors at www.therapearl.com and Duane Reade pharmacies.

Perfect Pockets
With pockets for nearly everything and a built-in writing surface, the foldable WonderFile Portable Workstation keeps you organized at home and at the office. The affordable item comes in three hues and unfolds into a 34-inch-by-27-inch workspace. See it in action at www.buywonderfile.com.

Time for Two
For Two Fitness offers a line of maternity fitness wear designed with practicality and comfort in mind. With slogan T-shirts, racerback tanks, shelf-bra camisoles and no-slide fitness pants, the line will quickly become a staple in your wardrobe while expecting. To browse garments, visit www.fortwofitness.com.

Blinged Bird
Share your music wherever you go with chicBuds Fauvette Speaker Platinum Edition. In the form of a rhinestone-studded bird, the portable, palm-held speaker is available in hot pink, gold or black. At just three inches in size, it’s the perfect addition for to purse. When you’re ready to play some tunes, simply plug the speaker into your iPod, iPhone or computer and enjoy. Your little avian companion hums for four hours on a single charge. Pick up your cheery chirping device at www.chicbuds.com.

This column appeared in the January 2012 issue.