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‘The Real’s Adrienne Bailon on Becoming a Stepmom

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The U.S. Census estimates about 50% of families are some form of stepfamily. The stepfamily has become the modern family.

Today on the FOX daytime panel talk show, The REAL, during its “Girl Talk” segment, co-host Adrienne Bailon discussed becoming a stepmom to her fiancé Israel Houghton’s four children.

During the segment, Hougton (who is visiting but is shown off set to the side), shares what the kids call Adrienne (“A”)  and Jeannie Mai asks what the couple would prefer the kids call here.

“If someone were to say, ‘Who is she?’ What do they say?” Bailon asks Hougton who responds, “They would probably say, ‘My dad’s wife.’  Right, something like that?”

Adrienne disagrees with Loni Love‘s suggestion that the kids may tell their friends that Adrienne is their stepmom, because “it sounds mean,” Bailon states.

Tamera Mowry-Housley then asks Hougton would he be okay with Bailon disciplining the children.

According to our past post about 14 tips for making blended family work, our experts suggests, that the biological parent only should discipline his/her children and the stepparent would only discipline based on rules agreed upon and presented to kids as a couple.”

Adrienne is thus correct in her reply when she tells the audience that she has no intention on sending the kids to their room.

“No, I’m not doing that. We are going to be good cop, bad cop and I am the good one, okay!” she tells Houghton who agrees, ” She’s going to be the good cop.”

WATCH the exchange from this morning!

Blended Family Rules: ‘The Real’s Adrienne Bailon on Becoming a Stepmom

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The U.S. Census estimates about 50% of families are some form of stepfamily. The stepfamily has become the modern family.

Today on the FOX daytime panel talk show, The REAL, during its “Girl Talk” segment, co-host Adrienne Bailon discussed becoming a stepmom to her fiancé Israel Houghton’s four children.

During the segment, Hougton (who is visiting but is shown off set to the side), shares what the kids call Adrienne (“A”)  and Jeannie Mai asks what the couple would prefer the kids call here.

“If someone were to say, ‘Who is she?’ What do they say?” Bailon asks Hougton who responds, “They would probably say, ‘My dad’s wife.’  Right, something like that?”

Adrienne disagrees with Loni Love‘s suggestion that the kids may tell their friends that Adrienne is their stepmom, because “it sounds mean,” Bailon states.

Tamera Mowry-Housley then asks Hougton would he be okay with Bailon disciplining the children.

According to our past post about 14 tips for making blended family work, our experts suggests, that the biological parent only should discipline his/her children and the stepparent would only discipline based on rules agreed upon and presented to kids as a couple.”

Adrienne is thus correct in her reply when she tells the audience that she has no intention on sending the kids to their room.

“No, I’m not doing that. We are going to be good cop, bad cop and I am the good one, okay!” she tells Houghton who agrees, ” She’s going to be the good cop.”

WATCH the exchange from this morning!

Molly Sims Talks Diaper Need and Third Pregnancy on ‘The Real’

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This week is National Diaper Awareness week, a time to bring awareness to the general population of the importance of supporting organizations that provide clean diapers to families in need.

Model, TV host, author and mom-to-be Molly Sims hit up the ladies on the FOX Emmy-nominated daytime talk show The Real  yesterday to talk about her third pregnancy and  working with the nonprofit organization Baby2Baby, which provides low-income children with diapers, clothing and basic necessities.

Baby2Baby co-founders Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein join Molly and shed light on how many mothers must decide between providing their babies with diapers or food.

There is a startling stat: one out of three moms has to choose between food and diapers, the Baby2Baby founders shared on the show when explaining their efforts to also get policy and laws changed to make it easier and cheaper for families to have access to diapers.

“Can you imagine a woman taking off a dirty diaper off her baby,  hanging it up to dry and putting it back on her baby, there’s nothing luxurious about that,” Weinstein said of an effort to get a bill passed that would remove sales tax from diapers in California given that diapers is not a luxury. Wow!

Members of the audience and the show gifted 2,000 diapers to Baby2Baby during the segment. Nice!

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Watch the clip below:

Sims looked really great on the show. Her make up was on point and her hair very cute and had tons of sheen. Bravo to her stylist team.

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And so did our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Tamera Mowry-Housely who looks great this season.

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Blac Chyna Will Join Long List of Celebs to Eat Their Placenta

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January Jones, Kim Zolciak, Alicia Silverstone, Padma Lakshmi, Mayim Bialik and Tamera Mowry did it and now Blac Chyna will be the next celebrity to eat her baby’s placenta after she gives birth.

The future Angela Kardashian revealed this tidbit during an interview on her BFF Amber Rose’s podcast, Play. It’s Loveline with Amber Rose on Wednesday, September 14.

“I feel like with my second baby, I’m more educated than the first one,” the former model told Rose “Just reading and knowing the pros of breast-feeding for your baby, and just recently I found out some new, cool stuff about not cutting the cord and sending your placenta; you can get these pills to take them after to make you and the baby healthy.”

She will also join company with her future sisters in law Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney Kardashian who also revealed that they took placenta pills.

Chyna is expecting her second child with fiance Rob Kardashian. She has a son named King with ex-fiance rapper Tyga, who coincidentally is currently dating her future sister-in-law Kylie Jenner.  See this neat E! Chart

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I give it up to Tia Mowry who ate her sister Tamera Mowry’s placenta. She gets props as the only one to eat someone else’s placenta!

Cancer Babies Celebrate: Ryan Curry and Ariah Housley Turn One-Year Old

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Recently, a couple of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums celebrated the first birthday of their latest little one: Ryan Curry turned one-year old on July 10 and Ariah Housley turned one too on July 1.

The Currys celebrated in Hawaii and had a lua-themed party.

Last week, Tamera Mowry-Housley celebrated her and husband Adam Housley’s daughter Ariah turning one in a small intimate family gathering. It was cushioned in between a few hectic events.

“What a crazy last couple weeks it’s been,” the co-host of Fox’s The Real wrote in her blog. “We have so many family birthdays around this time, 4th of July, trips to Napa, and I did some traveling for Essence Fest. But before it got too crazy we had a nice, intimate family birthday party for Ariah, and so many of her favorite people were there.”

Here are a few pics from the respective celebrations:

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family goals ?? #stephencurry #ayeshacurry #ryancurry #rileycurry

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#PhilandoCastile and #AltonSterling: Celeb Moms Who’ve Spoken Out About Killings

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Tonight, we’ve reached a tipping point in America as several Dallas police officers were killed during a rally to protest recent police shootings. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those men and women who put their lives at risk daily to protect and serve.

Here is a rundown of what sparked the rally followed by solidarity messages from celeb women we’ve featured on the blog:

Within 48 hours, two black men in “concealed weapon license to carry” states exercising their rights to have guns in their pockets were nonetheless shot and killed by police officers. Both killings, one execution style and the other in front of a 4-year old child during a routine traffic stop, has sparked outrage.

Alton Sterling was selling CDs outside of a grocery store in a high crime neighborhood and exercising his Second Amendment rights as an American, carried a weapon to protect himself. Someone reported to the police that Sterling had it out waving at people and after scuffle with the officers who arrived at the scene and eventually took Sterling down, another took out his revolver and emptied a couple of rounds into Sterling’s body before falling off the man’s chest and shooting a few more shots. The store owner and another eyewitness filmed the shootings on their smartphones and circulated it on social media. The outrage has been swift.

That same night, another man, Philando Castile, was driving with his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year old daughter in the backseat when he was pulled over for a busted tail light. Diamond turned on her Facebook Live and shared the incident as it happened with her followers on the social media site. The world was witness to the moments immediately after one officer shot him as he reached into his pocket to pull out his driver’s license as asked to do so by the officer, per Reynold’s account. The officer can be overheard on the video saying “ignorance”.

As with other past police killings of unarmed black men and boys, many parents have been shaken by the incident especially parents of young black boys. In social media, many have expressed fear that when their children grow up, they will be seen as menacing threats simply for being in the skin they were born in and could be the next hashtag.

I know personally, I’ve talked to my kids again as my husband and I do periodically throughout their lives to make sure they are aware what they need to do to escape a possible police encounter alive. My father in law is a retired veteran police detective and my husband’s uncle was a police officer. We fear for the lives of blue and believe Blue Lives Matter as well, but at the same time, we are frightened by the pattern of brutality among some officers.

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We checked in on several of the celeb moms we’ve profiled on the blog before and noticed that some of them spoke out about the shootings in social media. 

Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Kristen Bell, Olivia Wilde, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Rowland,  Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tia Mowry, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Tamar Braxton, Ellen Pompeo, busy Philipps,Eva Marcille, Phaedra Parks, Rasheeda, Yandy Smith,Toni Braxton, FAntasia, Brandy all shared posts and Kim Kardashian West and Vanessa Simmons rt’d others.

Here is a roundup of their shares, excluding Monica Brown’s who posted an excerpt of Reynold’s graphic video:

Click the link in my bio to go to Beyonce.com. Turn our anger into action. A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

 

Praying for a more peaceful world for our children and our children’s children. ?? A photo posted by Kourtney Kardashian (@kourtneykardash) on

 

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We can’t be silent… I don’t care what you call me… I won’t be silent

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ENOUGH already!!!! When does this nightmare end? #philandocastile #BlackLivesMatter #PoliceBrutality A photo posted by PHAEDRA (@phaedraparks) on

 

NO. I DONT WANT TO WATCH. I WANT IT TO STOP.

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OUR Fathers. OUR Brothers. OUR Sons. When will this end? I am heartbroken.

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Praying for a more peaceful world for our children and our children’s children. ??

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Stand up, speak up. Stop Killing Us!!!! #blacklivesmatter

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#blacklivesmatter

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#altonsterling I am just heartbroken today for his family. We need change. ?

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#philandocastile A photo posted by Rasheeda (@rasheedadabosschick) on

And this is our reality…… A photo posted by Rasheeda (@rasheedadabosschick) on

#ENOUGH ?????? #altonsterling??

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So I was advise to take my last two post down and edit my comment to protect my family that is behind the cement walls. I will not take my post down but I will edit my comment. Let’s stick together people. Rise above together. ✊? #Repost @tamikadmallory with @repostapp ・・・ #Repost @angelo_pinto_ ・・・ “I just want to thank them for being here, for teaching me to focus on comprehension over career, and that they made sure I learned what the schools were AFRAID to teach us.” – Jessie Williams (2016 BET Awards Humanitarian Award Speech) #woke #independenceday #altonsterling #blacklivesmatter #policebrutality #spilledink #axwell #meditation #skrillex #afrojack #tiesto #davidguetta #asap #blvck #beentrill #muse #ootd #jamaica #PerformanceArt #hypebeast #rastafari #unity #rasta #wutang #philly #afropunk #philadelphia

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Kim Kardashian’s Mid-Air Pregnancy Scare SnapChat May or May Not have Been Brand Sponsored

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Kim Kardashian-West snapchatted a mid-flight pregnancy scare last weekend and many speculated if it was done for attention. In actuality, we see that after showing a small selection of different brand’s tests to pick from, after a few minutes, she shared with her loads of fans and followers that she wasn’t pregnant.

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The brand of choice to share this news: ClearBlue.

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It may or may not be a coincidence that ClearBlue’s celebrity brand ambassadors Tamera Mowry-Housley, Kendra Wilkinson and  Melissa Rycroft used their pregnancy tests to share their results to their collective millions of fans and followers on social medial.

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She did later snapchat a response to people asking her why she shared such a private moment:

“Some people were asking me why I would Snapchat the pregnancy test on the airplane, and I just thought it was, like, funny because I’ve been so private before and what do I really care if I was pregnant again?… I didn’t get my period this month so I was just really confused and I couldn’t stand to be, like, on a whole plane flight for 10 hours not knowing. So that’s why I decided to put it on Snapchat, and I’m not pregnant!’”

No mention of being paid to share that one result which was the clearest of all, but whatevs. What is for sure is that Kardashian-West  did just give that brand a lot of publicity, not just among her fans, but all the media and blogs like this one talking about the brand.

Brilliant! I can’t hate the players or the game!

12 Celebrity Women Who Didn’t Rush to Peel Off Pregnancy Weight

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clockwise: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Vanessa Simmons, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Reese Witherspoon, Shakira, Kerry Washington, Hilary Duff, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jessica Simpson and Kristen Bell, all took their time to shed pregnancy weight gain.

There is tremendous pressure on women to get back to pre-pregnancy size after having a baby. Celebrities who make their living by looking a certain way are under even more pressure. Many succumb and take extreme measures to peel off the weight. We’ve heard rumors about post-C-section liposuction, stomach stapling and other tactics being used. It doesn’t help that many gossip magazines love to flaunt post-baby celebs on their covers, sort of tauntingly telling other women they should be able to do the same.

Then there are those who do not buckle to the same exceptions and take their time. Christina Aguilera embraced her post baby curves but then was slammed heavily by the public and critics who were used to seeing her 100 lb frame from when she first launched her music career a decade earlier. She eventually dropped most of the weight but still remained an advocate for women to take care of themselves first.

“Mothers are constantly expected to be the nurturers, the givers, the providers of a comfortable home,” she told  Women’s Health magazine. “We’re expected to be pregnant, have the kids, breastfeed once we have the babies. And we’re expected to look amazing after baby, right? Keep our husbands and boyfriends interested – because we’re supposed to get back to sexy and keep things exciting in the bedroom. There’s such a long list.”

The platinum-album selling powerhouse singer added that deprivation is not the thing.

“I’m not into deprivation; I’m not into suffering into getting a great body or the body that you want,” The Voice coach said. “I’m into enjoying life, being conscious and aware, but also breathing into yourself and owning what you got.”

It was not the first time she had to get active  and defend her weight.

Before she even became a mother, back in 2002, during the promotion of her album “Stripped” in 2002, she told Billboard magazine,” I got tired of being a skinny, white girl.”  She added after gaining 15 pounds and returning for a break browner and with piercings, the label lost it and told her if she didn’t lose the weight people, some people would be out of a job because she wouldn’t sell albums any longer. Aguilera buckled but later, older reclaimed her confidence and didn’t let them control her body any longer.

“I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl,” the Daily Mail reported her saying. ‘You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it.’They need a reminder sometimes that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body…My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore—my body is just not on the table that way anymore.”

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt also didn’t rush to shed the baby weight. She acknowledged it takes a lot of time to recover after a baby.

“I’ve been doing Zumba, and I’ve worked it out so the baby’s been doing Zumba with me,” Hewitt told US Weekly in 2014. “We dance together, and I carry her as a weight so we’ve been having fun that way. The body takes about six months to fully come back so I haven’t wanted to injure myself so I’ve been swimming because it’s low impact on my system.”

Hilary Duff kept it real with her fans when she shared how tough she had it trying to get back into shape. “’20 minutes on the elliptical seems like an eternity!!! What the hell…’,she shared in a tweet.

Kristen Bell famously told Redbook magazine after giving birth to her first child, daughter Lincoln, in 2013.

“I’d like to get back down to where I was before the baby,” she said. “But if this is where my body wants to be, so be it. I’m not going to make myself miserable for the rest of my life trying to get back to where I was before.”

In 2011, Tisha Campbell-Martin opened up about working hard to unpeel 40 extra pounds she gained during her second pregnancy. Her post baby weight gain was actually worked into the plot while she was on My Wife & Kids.

In 2015, P!nk too had to call out social media critics of her weight gain. “I feel beautiful,” she clapped back at them. “So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about me (sic). I’m not worried about me. And I’m not worried about you either. I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off.”

Last year, Kerry Washington also opened up about not rushing to get back to pre-baby size. “I’ve been really focused on not being ‘back’ to anything, but being the best version of myself right now,” she said in an issue of Self magazine. My body is the site of a miracle now. I don’t want to be pre-miracle.”

Jessica Simpson, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Reese Witherspoon and Vanessa Simmons all looked beautiful carrying the extra pounds and didn’t let the noisy body-shaming critics get to them. Bravo ladies! It’s wonderful to see influential women being healthy body role models.

Ariah Housley makes Her TV Co-Hosting Debut on ‘The Real’

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Nine-months old Ariah Housley made her TV co-hosting debut today when she joined her mom Tamera Mowry-Housley on the set of her FOX daytime talk show  , Tuesday, May 17th.

Decked out in matching pink and a floral headband like her mom, the cute cherub sat in her own chair during the segment called “Girl Chat”. During the segment, the hosts contemplate how they’d look bald or with short hair and share their thoughts about people giving parenting advice who don’t have children of their own. 

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It was too cute. Here is a teaser we got yesterday in case you missed it.

Photos: Erica Parise/Warner Bros. Television

How Celeb Moms Celebrated Mother’s Day 2016

Every year afterthought Mother’s Day, we like to check in to see how some of our fave celeb moms we’ve featured on the blog celebrated the day. Some used the day to celebrate motherhood and feature their children. Others took time to salute and honor their own mom.

Here is the round up:

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Alicia Keys paid homage to her mom.
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Kourtney Kardashian said being a mom is her greatest role. 

Nia  Long shouted out her mom but can you even tell which one she is? Wow!

Rachel Zoe highlighted her two boys.

Tia Mowry also hailed her role as mom to son, Cree.

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Her sis Tamera Mowry-Housley saluted their beautiful mom who looks like she is in her 30s. wow!

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Ali Larter saluted all the moms in her family.

Tamar Braxton- Herbert featured her beautiful mom.

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Vanessa Lachey got to kick up her feet and have a day off. 

Vanessa Simmons threw up a throwback family pic with the Mom and stepmom with the Simmons kids.

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Hilary Duff shares kisses with her mini-me Luca for mom’s day.

Yandy Smith also spotlighted her adorable kiddos.

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Drew Barrymore raised a toast to her grandmom and aunt.

 

Zoe Saldana praised her mom and Abuela for being great role models. 

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Busy Phillips shows off the gift her daughter cricket gave her.