Our 2016 AMA Red Carpet Celeb Moms Showcase

Last night, the stars came out to celebrate the nominees of the 2016 American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Performers included Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and others at the event co-hosted by model GiGi Hadid and SNL alum, comedian Jay Pharoah.

Several of our Bellyitch “bumpwatch” alums attended and looked fabulous on the red carpet.

Idina Menzel, Danica McKellar, Teyana Taylor, Jennifer McCarthy, Milla Jovivch, Garcelle Beauvais, Heidi Klum, newest mom Behati PrinslooZoe Saldana in Monse and Chrissy Teigen all walked the red carpet.


photo: Getty

Celebrity families support Safe Kids Day (PHOTOS)

Celebrity parents came out for Safe Kids Day yesterday in honor of the Safe Kids campaign to build awareness of preventable accidents which are the #1 killers of US children.
Currently pregnant Ciara, Drew Barrymore and Kendra Wilkinson Baskett came out with their respective families to the event held at The Lot in West Hollywood, California on Saturday, April 5th. Attendees learned about bike and water safety, fire hazards, playground hazards and more.
Former star of the popular 90s show Saved by the Bell, alum Mark-Paul Gosselar and his beautiful wife Catrionna McGinn and their brood smiled beautifully on the green grassy “red carpet” for photos.
Garcelle Beauvais and twin sons Jaid and Jax
Actress and children’s book author Garcelle Beauvais and her twin sons Jaid and Jax Nilon looked supercute posing for pics as well. My have they grown since their mom was on our bumpwatch list back in 2009. 
Malink Akerman
Recent Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Malin Akerman went casual chic in a cute asymmetrical crop top and denims as did relatively new 2nd time mom TV host and former beauty pageant Ali Larter.

Ciara and Barrymore both read to children attendees to the event, sponsored by Chevrolet, Children’s Tyenol and other companies and organizations.

Runner Alysia Montano, TV Personality Vanna White and  Wilkinson cut up in ront of a wheel of information at the event. 
Other celebrity supporters of the effort include:

Find out more at http://www.safekids.org/skd/.

Ciara and Drew Barrymore

Hank Baskett, Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and son Hank Jr.

Ciara in a cute white maternity dress, a gold cuff and colorful flats.

Photos: Zimbio, Getty for Safe Kids, Starcast

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Review: I AM MIXED celebrates biracial and multiracial children & fills void in children’s book market

Today, we are waking to news that the first Indian-American was crowned Miss America last night. The second Miss New York in a row to win the contest, Nina Duvuluri, is bronze skinned gorgeous beauty, who, against the advice of consultants, did a Bollywood type dance for her talent presentation during the competition to celebrate her Hindu and Indian culture.
Her win is in keeping with the growing racial diversity of America, including among mixed race people.
The number of mixed-race babies has soared over the past decade, new census data show, a result of more interracial couples and a cultural shift in how many parents identify their children in a multiracial society.
More than 7 percent of the 3.5 million children born in the year before the 2010 Census were of two or more races, up from barely 5 percent a decade earlier. The number of children born to black and white couples and to Asian and white couples almost doubled.
Garcelle Beauvais and sons Jax and Jaid Nilon.
Indeed this a more diverse
Sadly, there is a dearth of
children’s books out there that caters specifically to and/or account for this growing demographic of biracial and multiracial children
in the United States.  
Actress Garcelle Beauvais, who we
“bumpwatched” when she was pregnant with her bi-racial twin sons with ex Mike Nilon  in 2007 stepped up to
release a book to address the void.
In I am Mixed, Beauvais and her
co-author, Sebastian Jones, have
created a wonderful, entertaining and fun children’s book. It follows the
adventures of a set of boy-girl twins who each have unique features, with one
favoring a lighter skinned parent and the other the darker parent. The twins have
different texture hair and facial features and through the book, they explore
all of the traits that make them special and equally beautiful.

The illustrator of the book did a
marvelous job of blending in bright colors and bold strokes to paint the
fantastical worlds that the twins navigate through as they visit all the lands
and places all over the world and earth.

The book is the first in a series that will be released periodically but all centered around the biracial twins in this first installment.

The book ends marvelously with “I
am the best from all over the world. I am like every boy and girl.” 

This is a must get book to add to any library of a child whether biracial, multiracial, or single race. It’s great a great book to celebrate diversity in each of us and those around us. 

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