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Independence Day: Rock Stars and Stripes like These Celebs

Feeling patriotic?

Wearing the America Flag’s Stars and Stripes have been a trending item in past seasons and doing so is popular each year around the 4th of July.

Actually, according to the US Constitution, the flag should not be worn in the form of clothing. Doing so is a sign of disrespect. However, it is so common nowadays in modern secular society that no one bats an eye if someone wears Old Glory on their bottom.

To be safe, we’d suggest going with a plain t shirt with the flag on it as Gisele Bundchen and Kendall Jenner have been seen wearing in the past. An entire dress, like the ones Halle Berry and Meryl Streep have donned, might be over -the-top but they can work too. You can mix it up by separating the stars from the strips like with a jacket Ciara was spotted wearing is a great not so conspicuous way to show your American pride.

Celebs are famous for flaunting their figures in stripes short shorts. You can get Beyonce’s shorts from Forever 21 for $21.99.

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Or pick up a red and white stars and stripes top like the one R&B singer Estelle wore once in the past from Zulily for $26.00.
They can be nabbed at big box stores like Walmart and Target around this time of year and usually get discounted on July 5th but that doesn’t mean you are limited to wearing patriot gear on these days only. Have it your way!

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Chanel Iman, the Latest Expecting Victoria Secret Model’s Celeb Style

Mom-to-be Chanel Iman looked radiant while presenting at the  2018 Fragrance Foundation Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 12, 2018 in New York City.

The Victoria Secret model went with her signature  red carpet look: a floor-length sleek dress with a deep split.  That day, it was a one shoulder dress in crimson color.

It was reminiscent to the black dress she worked to the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum a couple weeks earlier on June 4, 2018 in New York City.

The 27-year old joins the long list of Vicky Secret models we’ve “bump watched” on the blog including Jourdan DunnGisele  Bündchen, Irina Shayk, Shannon Click, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, Miranda Kerr, and Bar Refaeli.

Iman and her husband, New York Giant’s Sterling Shepard, are both expecting their first child together

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How These 35+ Celebs Spent Their Christmas (PHOTOS)

We have covered many celebrity pregnancies over the past decade. And we love to keeep up with the families after they welcome theirs lottle ones.

Here is how they spent their Christmas in photo form based on images they shared on Instagram:

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Happy Christmas!!! Kisses from us all!!! X

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Merry Christmas from the Taylor Family🎄

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Merry Christmas 🎄🎁 ❤️!

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Beard and all ❤️ #MerryChristmas

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Missing papa. #christmasvacation

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That’s it. We are a matching Christmas PJs family.

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Merry Christmas!!!!!!!🎄🎁

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Santa was good to us 🎄🎁 such a blessing to spend the day with the people I love the most @arianabiermann cried over her presents (she does every year) she truly is so humble @briellebiermann asked me, "why I don't hide her big gift anymore?" Kroy and I had the kids do a scavenger hunt outside, inside and all around to find out we are going to the beach for the week, My hubby always puts such thought into my gifts! Anyone that knows me knows the beach is my favorite place in the whole wide world and he got me a necklace made out of authentic sea glass that has been smoothed and tumbled by Mother Nature ❤️ and a couple rings with diamonds too! I always cry on Christmas overwhelmed with so many blessings. I never lose sight of the true meaning of today. MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all! Sorry we didn't do a Christmas card this year, or last year, or the year before or ever BUT I promise next year it will get done!! PAJAMAS are from @littletrendsetter we wear a new theme every year from them they have the BEST ones

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Merry Christmas y’all!

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours 🎄❤️

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May your days be merry and bright. ✨❤️✨

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Happy holidays from our tortured animal to yours x

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These Celeb Families Won Halloween 2017 (PHOTOS)

Each year for Halloween, certain celebrity families go all out and dress in very extravagant costumes. This time of year is all about fun, portraying fun characters and showing out at costume parties and while trick or treating.

Here are out faves:

Alicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz with 7-yr old son Egypt and 2-year old son Genesis rocked it out with very creative costumes.

“Happy Hallowdean!!! Fun times!! Show us what you’re doing!! Makeup by my beautiful and super talented sis the magnificent @ekaysha,” the Fallin‘ hitmaker, 36, captioned the image in their boo-tiful outfits.

Jersey Shore alum Jennifer “JWoww ” Farley and her fam did a family-theme with the Addams Family! Love it!

“Goals,” the reality star, 31, Instagrammed the festive photo with husband Roger Mathews and their daughter Meilani, 3, and 1-year-old son Greyson.

Another fave is Jurnee Smollett-Bell and fam who went as Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and Steve Wonder.

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Blac Chyna also shared a group photo of Dream, King and other pals dressed up as skeletons before heading out to snag some candy.

Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher were adorbs!

“The only deer I am OK with @mfisher1212 ‘catching!'” the country singer captioned the couples shot. “@catchindeers #HelpMe #happyhalloween #veganwifeproblems”

Khloe Kardashian went as the Queen of the Dragons while Tristan Thompson also dressed in a Game of Thrones themed outfit.

Wizard of Oz while Penelope Disickdressed up as Dorothy in her classic gingham frock.

 Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, and their kids, twins Gideon and Harper win Halloween every year and this year was no different in their amazing Carnival American Horror Story Themed costumes. 

Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett and Hank Baskett and fam looked cute.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were tops in our book.

“If you see us in these streets then have your candy ready! Trick-Or-Treat, little homies!” the pop star wrote on social media, signing the note “Woody, Jesse, and Buzz.”

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady as a yummy toast and avocado sandwich.

Halle Berry as a Witch

Adele as a Greek Gypsy  we think.

Hilary Duff and son Luca

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Amber Rose and Son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz were too cute to be scary. “Chucky ❤️’s Tiffany FOREVER!!!!” she captioned a photo

Loved how Kelly Ripa and Ryan Secrest went as each other.

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Our Fave Stylish Casual Celeb Weekend Looks

Celebs dress up for red carpets, premieres, and Tv appearances and on weekends, while running errands and traveling, they  get to dress down.

But because they’re always being photographed, they don’t have the luxury of looking bad even on their days off.

Case in point: Chrissy Teigen, Gisele Bundchen and Halle Berry always look fab.

This week is no different.

Teigen was chic in denim, wearing an Alexander Wang jacket and distressed cuffed Re/done jeans with a cute yellow Gucci t-shirt and matching monogram belt. The model accented her look with a cute pair of Saint Laurent shades, a Hermes purse, suede Balenciaga booties and Gold XIVKARATS hoops.

Gisele Bundchen rocked it in a rugged grey sweat shirt paired with cropped green Rosa Chá, Chanel shades, a Givenchy travel bag and a funky pair of black high tops by Golden Goose 

Berry looked fashionable in a long black and white leopard print Dolce and Gabbana over distressed grey denim jeans, black leather booties and a black blouse.

Working mamas!!

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We’re Not Worthy: Jeremy Scott Designed a Gold-Trimmed $1700 Stroller

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Luxury baby goods, which includes a stroller, car seat, and baby carrier, continue to be coveted by the rich and famous.

I continue in my research to catch up on the latest and hottest strollers since I used to publish a preeminent first-of-its kind biennial Most Expensive Stroller blog post series,  started in 2007.

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I have discovered that designer Jeremy Scott has bedazzled (as Slate magazine put it) a high end stroller made by the luxe brand Cybex.  Essentially, Scott added his trademark gold angel wings and polished gold frame not the wheels and that alone jacked up the normally-priced  $1,000 stroller to close to $1700!

Wowza!

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The type of folks that will fork over that much for a stroller, even as an investment piece, won’t blink twice at that premium price.

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Cybex, which makes strollers, car seats ($369.95) , baby carriers ($129.95) and other baby transportation products, is the choice for the A-List celebs. Cate Blanchet, Keira Knightly, Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gisele Bundchen, Miroslava DUma, Liv Tyler, Gwen Stefani and David Beckham have all been photographed pushing their tops in one these strollers.

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But what struck me most was the branding. I mean I felt as though I have to be a great looking svelte Manhattan mom with great skin, great hair and a hot husband to own one of these things.

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In the US, a lot of the Giggle stores carry it in the retail stores and online so the line is accessible even if you don’t live near the right zipcode.

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Mama Mia!

 

 

h/t Slate

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Gisele Bundchen’s Hubby Just Won Big Again, in Court this time

 

The beautiful ones are always winning, aren’t they?

A judge today overturned a 4-game suspension that the NFL had levied on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who is the doting hubby to one of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums. 

The judge ruled in the “deflategate” case that the league failed to follow certain procedural rules. 

The court also said the NFL’s president Rodger Goodell did not give Brady access to the file with the evidence the organization used to make its decision to suspend him based on allegations that he was in on a scheme to reduce the air in team footballs to give Brady and Patriots players a competitive edge  during games. 

The Patriots won the 2015 Super Bowl. 

So now statuesque and leggy Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen‘s hubby can play when the season starts in a few weeks. 

Read more about the exoneration in ESPN!

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Bellyitch Bumpwatch Alums Married to Professional Athletes

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Kristin Cavallari‘s second pregnancy with her husband Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler reminded us that many of our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alums are married and/or partners with professional athletes.

Like Cavallari, who is a shoe designer and TV host, Gisele Bundchen is also married to an NFL quarterback, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

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It’s always interesting to note the height difference with some pairs, like: Adrienne Bosh and her husband Miami Heat NBA player Chris Bosh, Nashville actress Hayden Panattiere  and her fiance Heavyweight boxing champ Wladimir Klitschko, and Savannah Brinson and Cleveland Cavaliers NBA player LeBron “King” James (in article header).

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Scandal‘s Kerry Washington keeps her relationship and marriage to hunky former NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha secret but when spotted out, they both look adorbs together, as do Kim Zolciack-Biermann  and her husband Troy Biermann of the Atlanta Falcons. Though, the very gorgeous Biermanns are very public as can be seen up and down Kim’s Instagram page.

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And the “other” footballers (soccer) from across the ocean include Caroline Berg Eriksen and her husband Norwegian Premier League football player Lars-Kristian Eriksen, and the very fashionable and chic A-List couple Victoria Beckham and her retired football star spouse David Beckham. 

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Representing the Hockey League are Hilary Duff  and her Canadian professional hockey player estranged hubby Mike Comerie  (whom she is currently divorcing from) and Carrie Underwood with her NHL Nashville Predators hubby  Mike Fisher.

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 Finally, Monica Brown  and her ex NBA star hubby Shannon Brown have one of the most endearing relationships and a wonderful blended family. Same with Evelyn Lozada and her hubby LA Dodgers Major League  baseball star hubby Carl Crawford.

Beautiful people all around!

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The Super Bowl 2015 Commercials moms loved most

Congrats to Tom Brady the husband of our two-time Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Gisele Bundchen  and his fellow players and team, the New England Patriots on their SuperBowl win. 
Since many of us who watched tonight’s game were just there for the commercials and not necessarily for the sport, here are the fave commercials the moms loved the most:
One of the winners of this year’s Doritos “crash the Superbowl” contest Scott Zabielski did a great job with his hilarious commercial that featured a baby! We love babies here!

Dodge‘s commercial with people 100 years and older providing age-old wisdom was great and inspirational!

Microsoft‘s commercial about a 6-year old Braylon O’Neill who was born without tibia and fibular bones in both his legs had us in tears and happy at the same time:

And we were in tears over the Toyota commercial “To Be Dad” saluting great fathers! Yes! just Yass!!

And Dove too kept us weeping with its #RealStrength Dove Men + Care dad tribute:

And as long as the waterworks are going, how about Proctor and Gamble‘s “Like A Girl” commercial? *sniff* If you didn’t see this campaign which launched about a year ago, you may have been upset about it at first until you realize it is an empowerment message! Good job!

T-Mobile hired our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Kim Kardashian to do a spoof of one of those cause commercials but this time about losing your unused data. Check it:



Mercedes-Benz’ classic take on The Tortoise and the Hare fable was cute and effective because everyone can relate to the Tortoise and root him on:



We love puppies too so, naturally, the Budweiser commercial featuring a man, his puppy and some horses was another fave:

What mom doesn’t like a campaign that will get their adult kids to call them or give them free hugs!

And you get a free meal to boot! Nice, McDonald’s:

Esurance scored big with a funny commercial about the importance of getting an insurance plan tailored to you and just you, not sort of you. Extra points for giving Lindsay Lohan a gig! She needs as many as she can get.





And the most unfortunate went to Nationwide who decided to draw on the heartstrings of every mom with the endearing sad story of a little boy declaring all the wonderful possibilities in life he wouldn’t get to experience…because he died! From falling out the window or drowning in a tub or drinking Drano! Wow!

But luckily, they did score big with their commercial before featuring comedienne Mindy Kaling!













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No Shame in Breastfeeding: Ashley Nicole and other Actresses & Models who Social Media shared photos of themselves Nursing

So a couple years ago, R&B singer Eric Benet shared a photo of his wife Manuela Testolini via Instagram, breastfeeding his newborn daughter. He shot the pic because the baby was incidentally holding up her fingers in what looked like a peace sign. Benet didn’t consider the fact that his wife’s breast was exposed at the time.

Well, he got the backlash of his life from people who, apparently, believe breasts should only be shown in social media when squeezed inside teenie tiny bikinis or bursting out the side of an A-lister’s red carpet dress. When shown nourishing a baby it elicits all sorts of queasiness and uneasiness among audiences. 
For too many people,  breasts are sexual and should only be shown or used as sexual objects. The idea of a baby nursing makes them uncomfortable and they simply cannot handle it. 
Take II.
Two years later, it’s 2014 and Miami Dolphins linebacker Philip Wheeler‘s girlfriend model Ashley Nicole decided to take to her Instagram page to share a photo of herself breastfeeding her baby on the run.
“Was on the way out the door but then mommy duty called,” she captioned the above photo “…Everything stops for him! #breastisbest #natureisbeaufitul”
Nice.
Not so fast, you nursing advocates.
In no time, the image went viral and all sorts of folks who apparently grew up learning to be ashamed of something as natural as nursing went to town, cursing out the mom, calling her all sorts of names on her own Instagram page which many of them had never ever before frequented.  Yeah, going all out of their way to leave whatever website they were trolling or stalking to go to this woman’s page and berate her. 
*sigh*
I could blame  sites like TMZ  and  Bossip which posted about the story asking “Is it inappropriate” and certainly siccing their legions of followers on the poor woman.
I hate people sometimes. 
Some said the photo and words were not shared to advocate for breastfeeding but to draw attention to mom who is a Ford model and was well-dressed and in shades. Why stop to get a third person to take a photo for Instagram, if it was just natural and incidental, they ask? Only, she was dressed to go out at the time as she mentioned in the photo and she probably figured while stopping to breastfeed, she might as well share the moment with her followers and promote breastfeeding at the same time. Kill two birds with one stone.
The bullying was so intense Wheeler told TMZ Sport that people should back off .

“”I wish everybody would just leave it alone,” Wheeler said. “She’s a model. She takes pictures for a living.”a

Nicole eventually deleted her Instagram account altogether!

Good grief!
According to the Center for Disease Control, 26% of babies are never breastfed.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics research, human milk-feeding decreases the incidence and/or severity of a wide range of infectious diseases including bacterial meningitis, bacteremia, diarrhea, respiratory tract infection, necrotizing  enterocolitis, otitis media, urinary tract infection, and late-onset sepsis in preterm infants.
In addition, post-neonatal infant mortality rates in the United States are reduced by 21% in breastfed infants.
It should come as no surprise that much of the “hate” came from the black and African American community which seemingly has a less than supporting appreciation for breastfeeding and especially for breastfeeding in public. The CDC also reports that African Americans are less likely to breastfeed their children. 





The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies reports that Blacks stop breastfeeding sooner than other races, setting up their children for higher incidences of illnesses and diseases that non-breastfed children succumb to at a higher rate than those who were nursed.

The report also links higher rates of infant mortality and low birth weight to lack of breastfeeding.

There is a taboo about it among the black community, perhaps, and those who nurse for too long are not encouraged  or supported and are sometimes egged on to stop breastfeeding after a few weeks or months. Although to be fair, shorter breastfeeding times are also linked to low income mothers who have to report to work earlier and have shorter maternity leave and/or work in settings where they do not have a private place to pump and store their milk for their babies.
Kim Durdin-James, national president of the African-American Breastfeeding Alliance (AABA), summed it up well in saying, “In the best of times, breastfeeding is the optimal feeding choice for young children because it provides babies with all vital nutrients for growth and development, but in times of disaster, breastfeeding can mean the difference between life and death.”

Then there are those who bashed Nicole specifically because she was not wed to her baby’s father. Some said that Gisele Bunchen didn’t get the same amount of backlash because she was married when she shared  a similar photo last November.

But Bundchen wasn’t the first.

Xena the Warrior Princess actress and model Lucy Lawless who was photographed (above) for World Breastfeeding Week in 2002.

Singer P!nk  shared a photo of herself breastfeeding via her Instagram account, although she has since deleted the image.

Australian Model Miranda Kerr tweeted a photo of herself in 2011 breastfeeding her daughter in between costume changes during a photo shoot on her personal blog, which is currently taking a hiatus.

It shouldn’t matter if she’s married or not, a model or an actress, sharing a natural  act shouldn’t be shamed or shunned. Whether it is considered oversharing or too private for Instagram or not is up for debate and up to the individual person sharing.

We say kudos to them if destigmatizing it will eventually make it less unpopular among some groups.

Keep on brave women.

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