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New Moms Alysson Felix, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price, Others Win Gold, Set Records at World Track Championships

New  Moms Alysson Felix and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price made major comebacks by winning gold and setting multiple records this week at the the World Track and Field Championships!

The fact that both sprinters delivered their babies via C-Sections which tear the core muscles is a testament to their hard work.

“For 10 weeks, I couldn’t lift weights (while lying) on my back,” Fraser-Pryce told  the LA Times. “And mentally, it’s even harder because you’re 30, you’re having a baby, the females are out there running fast. You wonder if you can come back. For me, I just worked really hard.”

Felix’s baby came two months prematurely and spent around a month in the neonatal intensive-care unit.

“It puts things in perspective,” Felix said.

It was only months prior that she was among the Nike sponsored athletes speaking out about the company’s treatment of pregnant elite athletes.

Felix, who joined long distance runner Alysia Montano and the US Women’s Soccer Team in their crusade for equal pay and rights, inspired the other female moms who competed this past Sunday night as LA Times summarized:

Christian Taylor, who won his third straight triple-jump world championship .

And pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova of Russia, who cleared 4.95 meters to beat American Sandi Morris for the gold…

Another mother won gold in the women’s 20-kilometer walk early Monday morning. Liu Hong of China took the 2017 and 2018 seasons off to have a child before returning triumphantly in 2019. She led a Chinese podium sweep.

Another gold medalist was Courtney Okolo — Felix’s 25-year-old relay teammate.

“A victory for motherhood!” Jamaica’s Fraser-Pryce said  of her win. At age 32, she became the oldest woman to win an Olympic or world 100m title, two years after having her first child, Zyon.

She carried Zyon with her while taking her victory lap. Fraser-Pryce said she sat on her bed and cried the day she found out she was pregnant and soon heard calls that is was time for her to retire.

Perish the thought!

“The females keep showing up,” Fraser-Pryce said on the BBC while holding Zyon across her chest. “Hoping that I can give inspiration to all the women who are thinking about starting a family or currently starting a family and wondering if they can come back.”

The last mom to win the big 100M race was America’s Gwen Torrence back in  1995.

Fraser-Pryce told her story of motherhood to Goldccomeback to NBC News:

“When I found out I was pregnant, I was sitting on my bed for like two hours, and I didn’t go to practice in the morning because I didn’t know what to do,” Fraser-Pryce said. “I made a vow that I was coming back.”

On Aug. 6, 2017, Fraser-Pryce watched the world women’s 100m final on TV. “I remember sitting there, and I went into labor because I was watching the race,” she said. “So I had my son the next day, like in the evening during the medal [ceremony]. So that was my gold medal.”

Zyon came via C-section on Aug. 7, 2017. Fraser-Pryce went three or four months before lifting a weight. Once she returned to the track, she skipped practices here or there due to pain.

“I wouldn’t trade it for anything else,” she said. “Because it has definitely made me tougher, and stronger and more committed.”

In her first meet back in 2018, Fraser-Pryce clocked 11.52 seconds, eight tenths off her best. She raced eight times before breaking 11 again, all while breastfeeding for the first 15 months.

This year, she’s run in the 10.7s a total of four times, becoming the fastest mom in history. Her coach told her earlier that she’s still not all the way back.

“Zyon has been my strength, my family, my husband, they have been my strength,” she said. “When everybody else doubted, they never did.”

Wow! Moms win again!

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Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef Are Expecting 4th Child

Baby #4 is on the way for “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer Ricky Martin who announced this weekend while attending the 23rd annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington, DC that he and his artist husband Jwan Yosef are expecting another child.

While being honored for his work for LGBTQ rights and advocacy, he paused to acknowledge his brood in the audience.

“My family’s here,” the singer said. “Jwan, I don’t see you, but my husband, Jwan, I love you. My beautiful twins, Valentino and Matteo, they’re also here. I love you with all my heart, you’re my strength, you inspire me every day, you motivate me to keep doing what I’m doing and you guys are amazing kids. You guys are amazing.”

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He ended it with the announcement, casually remarking, “and by the way, I have to announce that we are pregnant.”

The audience exploded in applause and cheers, USA Today reported.

“We are waiting. All right! I love big families,” he added.

He also gave a shout-out to his 8-month-old daughter, Lucia, who stayed with her grandma. Martin called her “the light of my life.”

The former Menudo bandmember famously welcomed his 11-year old sons via surrogate years ago, about 2 years before he came out the closet in 2010.

Swedish Climate Advocate Greta Thunberg Poetically Re-frames Autism and Neurotypical Diagnoses



“You are never too small to make a difference” is a quote attributed to 16-year old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg who has been leading youth climate strikes for the past few years, including “Fridays for Future,” a global movement that encourages students to walk out of their classrooms against inaction toward climate change.

Thunberg has become an activist celebrity and  been in the US for the last week and a half after docking in  New York in late August following a two-week voyage aboard a solar-powered sailboat which is an eco friendly alternative to flying.

The inspirational young leader also stands out because she has Asperger’s, a highly functioning form of Autism,  but has chosen in recent years to embrace the neurological diversity as her ‘Superpower”, as she has described it.

She has poetically described how the diagnosis aids in her work.

During an interview with  CBS This Morning earlier in the month, Thunberg  remarked of the condition, “it can definitely be an advantage to have some kind of neurotypical diagnosis, to be neurodiverse, because that makes you different, that makes you think differently.”

And of course, that is  exactly what the doctor has ordered in this era where children are literally taking over where adults are failing to lead!

“Especially in such a big crisis like this, when we need to think outside the box,” Thunberg told the show. “We need to think outside our current system, we need people who think outside the box and who aren’t like everyone else.”

She has also used her very large platform on social media, including Instagram where she boasts over 6 million followers, to respond to  the“haters” who have come after her for the way she looks or acts.

“When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go. And then you know you’re winning!” she captioned an Instagram caption posted in September.”I have Asperger’s syndrome and that means I’m sometimes a bit different from the norm. And given the right circumstances, being different is a superpower.”

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When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go. And then you know you’re winning! I have Asperger’s syndrome and that means I’m sometimes a bit different from the norm. And – given the right circumstances – being different is a superpower. I'm not public about my diagnosis to "hide" behind it, but because I know many ignorant people still see it as an "illness", or something negative. And believe me, my diagnosis has limited me before. Before I started school striking I had no energy, no friends and I didn’t speak to anyone. I just sat alone at home, with an eating disorder. All of that is gone now, since I have found a meaning, in a world that sometimes seems meaningless to so many people. #aspiepower #neurodiverse #npf

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She hasn’t always been so open.

“I’m not public about my diagnosis to ‘hide’ behind it, but because I know many ignorant people still see it as an ‘illness,’ or something negative,” she continued. “And believe me, my diagnosis has limited me before. Before I started school striking I had no energy, no friends, and I didn’t speak to anyone. I just sat alone at home, with an eating disorder.”

She concluded, “All of that is gone now, since I have found a meaning in a world that sometimes seems meaningless to so many people.”

Love it!

 

Pregnant Singer Cassie Ventura is Married!

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Singer and first-time mom-to-be Cassie Ventura is now Mrs. Alex Fine after exchanging vows with her longtime bullfighter  boyfriend  about one month after getting engaged.

Friday Night Lights actor Peter Berg posted a photo on his Instagram of the ceremony it appears he officiated.

The couple wed in an outdoor ceremony weeks before the dancer and model is scheduled to deliver her first child with her beau of  about a year . The couple got engaged late last month.

“My favorite day ever! #MrsFine ? 8.24. Thank you @comptoncowboys & @emiliosanchez,” she captioned the cowboy proposal which was done with the help of Compton Cowboys, a group that aims to defy stereotypes of African Americans, PEOPLE reported.

Cassie is also well known for dating musician, producer and biz mogul Sean “PDiddy” Combs for several years before breaking up a year ago and shortly thereafter dating Fine.

Before this big day the actress has posted very artsy nudish maternity pics on her account as well:

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Celebrities are Like Us: Wanda Sykes Had Finishing Summer Reading Anxiety too {VIDEO}

Celebrities are like us: They stress over getting their children to finish their Summer readings lists too.

All Summer, I lamented over on my private Facebook page with friends over the stress of children to read their assigned books before the start of the new year and it looks like 2x 2019 Emmy-nominated comedian Wanda Sykes could relate.

The funny woman stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres daytime talk show recently and shared some insights into her own personal anxiety over the dreaded end of Summer crunch!

“The summer reading was kicking our butts,” Sykes shared with DeGeneres about how she and her wife Alex Sykes tackled kids Olivia and Lucas’ Summer Reading list. “I wish I could just trust my kids [and be like], ‘Hey, here’s the list. You’ve got to read these books.’”

Nope! Not so lucky! So when she discovered her son Lucas was behind, Sykes she did what I did with my 11- year old daughter, (also per her teacher’s recommendation): Read to him!

“I had to read three books this summer with them,” the celebrity mom revealed. “When it got close, like school was about to start [for them], I was like, ‘I’ve still got two hundred pages to cover.’ So I’m reading to them while they’re sleeping, hoping it will sink in. It was a mess.”

Skyes was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for Variety Show (Taped) and Writing for a Variety Special for her Netflix standup, Wanda Sykes: Not Normal.

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Emmy Awards Moms on the Red Carpet and Winners

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The Primetime Emmys went down tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

In contention for awards were several of the celeb moms we’ve featured on the blog in year’s past including Anna Chlumsky (in J. Mendel) for Best Lead Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Veep and Christina Applegate  (in Vera Wang) who was nominated but didn’t win Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her amazing role in Dead To Me and finally Laura Linney who did win the Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Ozark.

On the Purple Carpet, we spotted Padma Lakshmi, my fave dress tonight in Christian Siriano; Busy Phillips in Lela RoseKerry Washington in Alexandre Vauthier; Taraji P. Henson also in Vera Wang;  Regina King in Jason Wu; Betthany Frankel in stunning Alex Perry dress, Iris & Ink shoes, and an Audemars Piguet watch.

Kristin Cavallari  interviewed stars as part of the E! Live from the Red Carpet event wearing a sunny yellow strapless Nicole + Felicia Couture dress with Stuart Weitzman  pumps.

Oh and The Good Life‘s Kristen Bell stunned as well celebrating her show’s nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series.



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Inside Shay Mitchell’s “Magic Mike” Baby Shower

Pretty Little Liars star unveiled the 4th episode on her pregnancy journey YouTube series, Almost Ready, featuring a very unconventional strip club baby shower.

“I know, I know, I said I didn’t want a baby shower, but I changed my mind,” the Dollface actress opened up the video which showcases shower decorations but opens with her and girlfriends walking the Hollywood strip on their way to see Magic Men Live!

During the fun, Babbel texted his boo a few times, “Hey babe. How’s it going,” he asked, following up with, “Do you guys want snacks?”

Too funny!

 

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Beyonce shares Never Before Seen Video of Twins and Family {PHOTOS}

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Beyonce is very private about sharing photos and videos of her children, especially while super young like her 2-year old twins, son Sir Carter and daughter Rumi Carter, but every once in a while she’ll sneak a photo out there like in the video montage during her 2019 HBO special “Homecoming” and recently during an ABC special while

The Grammy winner also recently gifted her fans with a series of 60 photos  celebrating her  37th birthday on September 4th including photos of the family  vacationing in Sardinia, dressing up for Halloween, with the twins Rumi and Sir  while dressed as the iconic Lisa Bonet,attending Leonardo DiCaprio‘s birthday party and so much more and many other photos of Bey her husband Jay-Z and their three kids—7-year old Blue Ivy Carter and the twins.

Catch some of the photos below and the rest here.

 

 

Aussie Instagram Influencer Shut Down Over Sexy Maternity Photo

An Australian Instagram influencer claims her account got flagged and taken down over a sexy maternity photo she shared on the social media networking site.

Sally Mustang, who posts over 300,000 followers, posted a photo of herself naked in a bathtub with the caption, “bath with babe ? also loving all the new roundness everywhere ?.”and shortly after the now restored photo and her entire account was removed.

Her husband and fellow influencer Mitch Gobel reposted the same image on his account and he too got threatened with a take down. To announce the pregnancy, the pair posted a suggestive photo of Mustang straddling Gobel while wearing a white lace bra and skirt but was not unlike the apparent risque fair that is usually on both of their pages.

“Mitch’s account was threatened to be shut down this morning, so we are just going to be super easy going [sic] on here for a few days,” she wrote in the post, which contained a picture of her in a white bra and skirt gazing down at her stomach.

She took to her husband’s account to complain about the impact of losing her livelihood which she maintained via that account..

“I’m really scared,” she said. “I’m five months pregnant and my whole livelihood has disappeared.”

“It’s my creative outlet. It’s my memories. My voice, my community, my family, my businesses,” she continued. “It’s all disappeared. And to be five months pregnant and adapting to all the change that’s going on already, it feels so unfair.”

Perhaps because of the outcry her account was restored later but in an Instastory, she explained she will be creating an app and started a website with a pop up to collect the emails of those who come to her Instagram page!

Editor’s note: If you are an influencer who needs to set up an online presence or blog to have a home that cannot be shut down at the whim of a social media platform, give me a holler at JayJayGhatt.com and let me handle that for you!

City Girl’s Yung Miami’s Maternity Photos Are Angelic

Caresha Brownlee, aka Yung Miami, one half of the female rap group City Girls celebrated the impending arrival of her second child, a daughter with an angelic maternity shoot.

Brown, who is expecting with her beau, music producer Southside and decided to name their little girl, Summer.

“A Gift From God,” she captioned a series of photos from the shoot, in reference to her baby girl. “My Angel. My Princess. I can’t wait to meet you.”

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Her team opted with simple wings, long cascading loosened braids, soft pastel lingerie and drawings, jeweled hand and feet adore my and a bare bump in a Polynesia-like backdrop.

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Gorgeous!

This summer, Brown announced in a BET special that she was expecting. She has a son from a previous relationship.

It’s been a roller coaster pregnancy.

The young star has had to hold things down for her bandmate, JT, currently serving time for fraud and she survived a drive by shooting while balancing her newfound fame after being featured and catapulted to stardom after Drake sampled their vocals in his “In My Feelings” hit song.

Phew! Mamas do it all!