Beyonce is Like Us; She Takes Photos while Dressed Up Before Going Out and Silly Mommy and Me Snaps


Expectant mama Beyoncé shared some updated baby bump photos via Instagram Saturday.

The pop superstar, 35, stopped by a Los Angeles performance by the Alvin Ailey dance company last Saturday (March 11) to support mom Tina Lawson and Tina’s Angels, the mentorship group founded  by her mother.

“Backstage after the Alvin Ailey dancers performance it was magnificent,” Lawson Instagrammed the group photo backstage. “With my beautiful Tina’s Angels and with a few of the mentors. My very gracious daughter who met the girls and spent some time with them and made their day!”

As well, the Bootylicious hitmaker – who is expecting twins with husband Jay Z – shared some silly Snapchat videos with 5-year-old daughter Blue Ivy.


Last week, the Grammy Award-winning singer hinted that her twins might be boys.


Earlier this month, the Formation hitmaker posted photos with Blue at the Hollywood premiere of Beauty and the Beast.

The former Destiny’s Child frontwoman also stepped out at the Weinstein Company and Grey Goose’s party for the Academy Award-nominated film Lion on Feb. 25.

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Sesame Street’s First Autistic Muppet is Almost Here


Sesame Street is about to get its first muppet with Autism is about to make her debut.

Four-year old Julia was actually announced in 2015 for the online initiative, but now she will be on the regular television show, beginning this April.

A 25-year veteran writer of the show, Christine Ferraro, told 60 MinutesLesley Stahl that the show decided to introduce an autistic character in light of the uptick in autism cases in the past 10 years. They wanted to empower children of all abilities on how to interact with their Autistic friends, playground- and classmates.

“So that when they encounter them in their real life it’s familiar,” Ferraro told Stahl at the time. “And they see that these — these can be their friends too.”

On the show, Julia is introduced as staying quiet when the other kids introduce themselves to each other.

Julia’s puppeteer Stacey Gordon has a son with autism and was also introduced by Stahl, telling her the fact that an autistic character is being included on the show is “huge.”

“It means that our kids are important enough to be seen in society,” she told 60 Minutes. “Having Julia on the show and seeing all of the characters treat her with compassion.”

Gordon also said she hoped other kids will  better understand autistic children because of the show.

“Had my son’s friends been exposed to his behaviors through something that they had seen on TV before they experienced them in the classroom, they might not have been frightened,” she said. “They might not have been worried when he cried. They would have known that he plays in a different way and that that’s okay.”

She added: “It’s important for kids without autism to see what autism can look like.”

h/t Buzzfeed


Lara and Eric Trump Expecting their First Child, Donald Trump’s 9th Grandbaby


The US Secret Service will have one more Trump to guard soon and that is because US President Donald Trump‘s son Eric Trump and his wife Lara are expecting their first child this September, PEOPLE reports.

“We found out on my birthday, which was pretty cool,” Eric said about the news. The couple already know they are having a baby boy. They married in 2015 at Mar-A-Largo in Florida, the family resort and a weekend vacation home for DJT.

Lara is a former producer at Inside Edition producer and is now an animal advocate and tells the site that she’s feeling great aw she’s in her second trimester, she’s feeling great.

“I was exhausted in the beginning,” she said. “It surprised me, because I’m a very active person, and until the fatigue hit, I didn’t believe it would actually happen to me,” she says. “It really affected me. But I’m feeling really good now.”

Though this will be their first child, it will be Donald Trump‘s ninth grandkid in his very large blended family.

Eric’s bro, Donald Jr has five kids with his wife Vanessa and his sister Ivanka has three with husband Jared Kushner. Their half sister, Donald’s child with wife Marla Maples, Tiffany Trump has no children and isn’t married.

“We really loved the name Charlie, but we’d already named our dog that, so it’s out,” says Eric. Funny! Congrats!

First Day of Spring is also Free Ice Cream and Italian Ice Day


Today is the first day of spring and that means FREE ICE CREAM and FREE ITALIAN ICE!

Dairy Queen is celebrating the first day of spring with its annual Free Cone Day. The fast food chain is giving away a free small cone of vanilla ice cream per customer at participating restaurants nationwide on Monday, March 20, 2017. The offer is available while supplies last at all Dairy Queen and DQ Grill and Chill locations, outside of mall stores

Click here to find the nearest Dairy Queen locations.

“Free cones have become a fan tradition – they love it. The icing on the cake is supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” Barry Westrum, executive vice president of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation, said in a statement. “We can’t think of a better way to show our appreciation to fans, kick off the Spring season and support such an amazing cause than with a Free Cone Day.”

No payment is required, but DQ is hoping sweet treat fans will make donations on behalf of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Also, Rita’s Italian Ice is also kicking off the First Day of Spring by giving away free Italian Ice to one and all form 12pm to 9pm. Rita wants you to post your photos in social media and Use #ritasfirstdayofspring when posting cool pics for a chance to win SWEET prizes!

Find your Rita’s here!



Paris Jackson Identifies as ‘Black’; This Blogger Was Raised ‘White’- We Compare


Big this week was Londoner hair and travel blogger Georgina Lawton of Girl Unfurled‘s essay about being raised White by her Anglo-Irish parents who hid her mom’s infidelity and never admitting Georgina was mixed race.

Not until Lawton’s dad died of cancer a few years ago did Lawton learn the truth, but only after years of inner turmoil, a few awkward incidences of racial discrimination and lots self denial and confusion.

In sum, her mom had dipped out on her dad and they decided to sweep it under the rug and pretend it never happened despite having and obviously mixed race child. And they did it in their Lily White community, nonetheless! gasp!

It brings up issues about race, culture and identity.

Lawton knows that most of society only acknowledges “pure white” (or at least that looks so) and thus, once she learned the truth, she had no other alternative but to adjust to life as a black woman.–not that she would have much of a choice, otherwise.

Her awesome blog offers lots of personal introspection about coming to grips with her self, her hair and cultural expectations.

Juxtapose that with Paris Jackson, the eldest child of the late Michael Jackson and his nurse turned-wife before divorcing Debbie Rowe. 

With Paris, you see a similar situation as Lawton, but it ends differently, for now.

Paris grew up in a family where most family members other than her siblings Prince- Michael and Blanket looked another race.

She only knows life in a black family with a black dad and was raised by her black grandmother from the age 11 after her dad passed away in 2009 at age 50.

The model and aspiring actress told Rolling Stones in a January cover article that she considers herself a black woman though the gorgeous  18-year old with green-blue eyes, bleached platinum blonde hair and chiseled Eurocentric features looks very White.

But like Lawton, she was just going one what her dad told her despite what others think.

“I consider myself black,” she told the magazine, adding dad “would look me in the eyes and he’d point his finger at me and he’d be like, ‘You’re black. Be proud of your roots.’ And I’d be like, ‘OK, he’s my dad, why would he lie to me?’ So I just believe what he told me. ‘Cause, to my knowledge, he’s never lied to me.”

However, race wasn’t discussed in Lawton’s home because it was never an issue for the majority of her family except her.

Lawton poignantly writes:

“Although outsiders had constantly laughed at the idea of my parents being my own, we had managed to live in a white world where race and identity were never discussed – probably because no one except me had to worry about it.”

Even after being questioned by others, Lawton says she was taught to be defensive. Her parents told her she had dark ancestry but it was hard to keep denying.

“It was the strangers and new acquaintances who deliberately popped my protective bubble of whiteness time and time again. In nightclub toilets, on the street, at school, they demanded to know where I was from. Was I adopted? Swapped at birth? Jamaican or Ethiopian? Their eyes often widened in surprise as I told them I identified as white; knowing smiles spread from the sides of their mouths. I was embarrassed and, with each question, I began to doubt my parents more. However, I still didn’t identify as black or mixed-race until around the age of 16 because I didn’t know anything else. And I believed what my parents told me.”

Like Lawton, Paris  knows society has other ideas about her race.

“Most people that don’t know me call me white,” Paris conceded to the mag. “I’ve got light skin and, especially since I’ve had my hair blond, I look like I was born in Finland or something.” She points out that it’s far from unheard of for mixed-race kids to look like her – accurately noting that her complexion and eye color are similar to the TV actor Wentworth Miller’s, who has a black dad and a white mom.”

Similar to Lawton, Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, dealt with her own inner turmoil about acceptance.

Paris had additionally  struggles with living up to her dad’s legacy, hanging out with older kids in high school and dealing with cyber bullies, depression, substance abuse, and suicide attempts.

One other BIG difference is that Paris can continue being what she identify as in childhood. That’s a privilege of looking the way she does.

She has more credibility than say Rachel Dolezal to the claim because Paris’ upbringing was genuinely black American, whereas Dolezal adopted another race and culture despite not having its history or cultural experiences until becoming an adult.

Paris gets to continue being what she wants. by God, she is Michael Jackson’s daughter! Of course she can identify how she wants.

I do think she might be turned down when she goes for a acting role that calls for an ethnic looking black woman but who knows. Prosthetics and movie magic can do wonders these days.

Lawton, on the other hand, doesn’t get to continue claiming to be White without people looking at her sideways.

It is all interesting stuff, isn’t it?

Let’s continue the discussion and talk more online. Find us at Bellyitch on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. 


9 Ways You Can Have a Happier Home Today


I just discovered Live Happy Magazine when someone from the outlet that promotes the science of positive psychology by publishing and promoting inspiring features, relatable stories, and sage advice.  In celebration of March 20 International Day of Happiness, the magazine has launched its its fourth annual #HappyActs campaign, encouraging small actions with a BIG impact that can make someone’s day a little brighter.


While checking out the mag’s website, I came across an article with 33 ways of creating a happy home. It was refreshing and right on time for me because I need these tips. Here are the top 8 from that list I’ve plucked out, curated to share with you all. Also, I think these are relatively simple and easy to do and some of them are Feng Shui:

  1. Open your home to a new furry friend.


2. Make sure your home represents your personality.


3. Open the windows and doors on a warm, sunny day to let in the fresh air.


4. Nurture a bonsai tree or orchid in a peaceful corner.


5. Plant a garden.


6. Make your bed every morning. (It gets your whole day off to a better start.)


7. Have a garage sale!


8. Switch out colorful carpet for natural-looking rugs or wood floors. (It reminds us of our savannah roots.)


9. Create a reading nook.


Also, here are the ways Live Happy is promoting its  #HappyActs campaing encouraging everyone to  “Make the World a Happier Place by 

  • Performing and sharing as many Happy Acts as possible during the month of March by taking a picture or video and using #HappyActs in your posts and tweets.
  • Texting 82257 the word HappyActs to get a daily reminder in the month of March. Or Signing up for our daily email notices at
  • Visiting a Live Happy Happiness Wall (for a complete list of cities, go to
  • In the month of March, download our current digital edition of Live Happy magazine on iTunes or Google Play for free.

Live Happy will donate $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters* for each #HappyActs shared at a Happiness Wall and has a variety of other resources for participants to continue their celebration of happiness, including the new May issue of Live Happy magazine and the publication’s first book, Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy.

Inside Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper’s Baby Shower


With a few weeks left until Russian model Irina Shayk and her screen actor beauty Bradley Cooper welcome their first child, the couple had a low-key intimate baby shower in LA this month.

According to insiders, Cooper’s mom and family did a lot of the organizing, but the famous actor was around to help a lot too.

“Bradley was hanging with his mother, making sure everything went smoothly,” the source told E! News exclusively. “He is always very chill and relaxed.”

During the casual daytime event, guests dined on finger foods surrounded by decorations consistent with the baby’s sex.

As far as we know, it hasn’t been released to the public and the couple are doing an excellent job remaining very private and public

Later, the Victoria Secret model opened up “adorable” gifts that included “many designer outfits and toys, all with an expensive price point. She was smiling ear to ear during the whole occasion.” The source also told E! that the shower was “more perfect than she could’ve imagined.”

Must have been a nice event.

Note: baby shower items in the collage above are not from the event but are representative of a baby shower. Photo Getty

24 of the Funniest Tweets From Husbands Ever, Really!


Marriage is most successful when couples can maintain a sense of humor throughout it all.

The dynamic can spill over into pure comedy when common everyday situations get translated into 140 characters and shared in social media!

I stumbled upon‘s curated list of over 25 of the funniest tweets from husbands.

Seriously, these are laugh out loud hilarious and I picked my top 24 for you guys to enjoy.img_3459 img_3460 img_3461 img_3462 img_3463 img_3464 img_3465 img_3466 img_3467 img_3468 img_3469 img_3470

See the rest at HERE!

Celebrity TV Chef is Taking the Pregnancy Eating For Two Passion to the Gram


Count your blessings not calories. That’s the mantra of New York City television host Eden Grinshpan who is using her popular Instagram account to celebrate food and her pregnancy.

So you know how they say even though you’re eating for two, you’re free to go crazy? Well Grinshpan, a chef who has a popular blog, podcast and Cooking Channel  show is the face of Eden Eats NY.  The native of the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg in New York has taken her passion for food literally in her fun photos with food. Fans enjoy her playful eating adventures.

She used to use the hashtag #EdenEats to document her traveling food adventure for various TV shows she hosts, but now that she and hubby are expecting, the hashtag #EdenEats42 is in use.

h/t Daily Mail

Working hard on that pregnancy bod 😄🍟🍟🍟🍔🤰🏻🍔🍟🍟🍟😄 #edeneatsfor2

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Here are some of her other hilarious IG shares:

🍕✨Our Oscar party is LIT!!✨🍕#edeneatsfor2 💪🏼

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Count blessings not calories🙏 Hamentaschen season is upon us💕💃🏻🤰🏻

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The Hilarious BBC Dad Spoof That Elevates the Do-It-All Mom

img_3361There have been plenty parodies of the hilarious BBC video of the professor dad whose kids interrupted his LIVE Satellite interview.

Our favorites is New Zealand’s Jono and Bencomedy show has created a parody of the interview, imagining how a mom would’ve handled the situation.

She feeds the kids, bastes a turkey, and even diffuses a bomb. It’s hilarious.

It’s not a criticism of professor Kelly but a celebration and testament to the thinking that women really do it all, with babies in tow.