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Halloween: Signs Your Child is Overdosing on Candy

With Halloween just two weeks away, kids will be eating all the candy they can find and sugar levels will be through the roof. But how much sugar is too much, and what are the signs your child is sugar overdosing?

 Dr. Christopher Calapai D.O., a New York-based Osteopathic Physician board-certified in family and anti-aging medicine, gives the rundown on sugar intake and what you need to know to keep your child out of a sugar coma.

 How Much Sugar Is Too Much?

 For children, it depends on their age and their calorie intake, but 12-25 grams a day is just enough.

 What Are the Signs of Too Much Sugar?

 #1: Sugar High

 A sugar high happens when there are extremely high levels of blood sugar, which results in high energy and shaking of the hands. The candy equivalent is three Butterfingers, which is 30 grams.

 #2: Sugar Crash

 A sugar crash usually happens within an hour, and glucose levels in the body will drop, causing energy to decline as well. During a crash, you’ll most likely be fatigued, hungry, and may also have a headache. To get rid of a crash, your child’s best bet is to eat an apple or banana.

 #3: Your Child is Craving More

 Sugary foods release dopamine, which is the same chemical released during drug use.  Once your child starts eating more sugary foods, such as those Halloween treats, the craving for more will continue. Pears are a great alternative, since it has almost 14 grams of sugar and reduces the risk of heart disease.

 #4: Sleeping is Almost Impossible

 Serotonin is released, which is our relaxation hormone, and is needed for a child to have a good night’s sleep. If insomnia issues arise, it’s time to reduce sugar intake.

 Good luck parent

Did Beyonce’s Halloween Lil Kim Tribute Aim to Squash Last Year’s Fan Feud?

So Last July, biz mogul and rapper Sean “P Diddy” Combs sent the fans of Beyonce and Lil Kim into battle when he ended a tribute to Lil Kim on the Hip Hop Honors award show by stating, “Your hardcore raps, the way you walk, the way you talk — there’s only one Queen Bee. All hail the queen!”

That comment sent the Bey Hive fans into a tizzy as Diddy’s own Revolt TV conveniently blogged about after the event.

Perhaps to squelch all of the feuding between camps of fans of Queen Bey (also pronounced liked “bee”) with Beyhive members sparring with Lil Kim’s own Killer Bee Hive, the new mom-to-three set the record straight herself by posting her tribute to Lil Kim on her personal Tumblr website.

The first image in a series read “Hip Hop Would Not Be the Same Without Our Original Queen Bee”. It was part of the “Single Ladies” singer’s tribute titled “Halloween 2017: Lil’ Kim Appreciation.

We followed both women during their respective pregnancies on this blog so we can definitely appreciate the sister love!!!

We had already featured earlier this week Beyonce pulling off Kim’s costume back when the pint-sized rapper was featured in Missy Elliot’s “The Rain” video.

In Bey’s November 3rd blog post, we see that Mrs. Carter went one step further and further and further…knocking it all the way out the ball park!

And the original Queen Bee herself loved it, sharing them all on her personal Twitter page:



Here are the comparison looks in this video collage in Harper’s Bazaar feature:

From Left to Right:

a) From Lil Kim’s feature in Manhattan File magazine in 2001

b) From Lil Kim during her “No Way Out Tour” in 1997.

c) From Lil Kim from Today’s Black Woman magazine feature in 2000 taken by Michael Thompson

d) From Lil Kim attending the The Source magazine’s Hip Hop Awards in 1999.

e) From Lil Kim’s feature in Missy Elliot‘s “The Rain” music video

Here’s what Lil Kim had to say about the feature:

“I’m still recovering from @beyonce’s slayage from Halloween and then this happens… #beyonce #lilkim #queenbee #tookusabreak #beehive #lilkimseason,” Lil’ Kim shared on Instagram after the Grammy winner shared new photos of her costumes. “Lawwwwddddd, my wig is all the way in China!!! SLAYED. You did that B!”

She continued, “Come all the way thru Bey!! @beyonce the resemblance is crazy!! Match made in heaven. Every single detail is on point! I love you to pieces Bey.”

For the final share, Lil Kim shared her appreciation for Jay who dressed in Biggie Smalls a.k.a. The Notorious B.I.G.’s signature red jacket, jeans and Timberland boots from an already widely circulated photo taken at Kelly Rowland’s Halloween party this year.

“This is so adorable and it’s even cuter because Jay-Z and Biggie were friends and he has his mannerisms down pat,” she shared. “I love U Queen Bey and King Jay.”

Beyonce wasn’t the only one to do multiple Halloween costumes paying homage to one person. I actually went as Beyonce’s 2011 video for “Countdown” (WATCH IT HERE) when she was 6 months pregnant with her first child, Blue Ivy. This tribute is fitting given I have a pregnancy blog. I couldn’t decide on which of the two dozen or so outfit/looks she wore in that video so I settled on four.

Unlike Bey, who probably wore her get ups to various Halloween parties and events, I simply rummaged my and my husband and kids’ closets and came up with outfits and used wigs I already own. I photographed myself via selfies or my iPhone’s timer app after the kids had come back from trick-or-treating and had settled in bed. I did do them all on Halloween so they count as Halloween costumes nonetheless! ha!

My Last Fave Halloween Costumes Post…Promise

I know, I know. Halloween was days ago and I am still posting costume faves! This is my last post, I promise and this post includes my fave kids and celeb kids I spotted while scrolling through Instagram and social media!

Enjoy!

Cutie Fred and Wilma Flinstone spotted at FashionBombBlack Instagram page.

Tamera Mowry-Housley and daughter Ariah as Wonder Woman and Super Girl!

From Bey_hivee_ Instagram, a little girl dressed as Black’ish star Yara Shahidi 

From Dondrian Nicole‘s Instagram, the late Aaliyah from her role in Queen of the Damned movie.

We love Gabrielle Union and husband Dwayne Wade as the 1990s shamed lipsyncing duo Milli Vanilli

Tia Mowry Hardrict andsSon Cree as American soldiers.

From Taraji P. Henson‘s Instagram are three little girls who dressed like Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson from the movie Hidden Figures.

Jessica Simpson‘s brood went with a country theme.

Jenna DeWan Tatum and Channing Tatum as Sally and Jack Skellington from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Eva Marcille as Cleopatra

photos: Instagram

Pregnant Kylie Jenner Among Top ‘It’ Pop Culture Halloween Costumes This Year

Tis the season for crazy Halloween costumes.

Among the top pop culture Halloween costumes everyone will be wearing this year is a pregnant Kylie Jenner. Only a couple of days after the news broke that the youngest member of the Jenner/Kardashian clan was expecting, online costume merchant Yandy came out with a costume.

The costume comes with a white V-neck mini-dress and a fake baby bump. You can get a wig to match any one of the many hairstyles Jenner has rocked in recent years, carry a rose gold iPhone, and high heels and voila!

You know how each year there are ridiculous Sexy costumes? Well, you can thank Yandy for coming out with Sexy Fake News! ‘

Also, we think we might stay home if we have to bump into one too many versions of the clown Pennywise from this year’s remake of the horror film, It!

Another major hit film this year was Wonder Woman so naturally, you can expect to see many girl wonders hitting the streets this Halloween!

 

On the small screen, the top award-winning show The Handmaid’s Tale,” which took home eight Emmys this year, with its dark and political undertones would make a pretty  recognizable costume. You can score one like this $64 version from Azure Costumes.

Beyonce with the Twins or before when pregnant for her pregnancy reveal will be good as will be anyone of the popular memes. The dancing hotdog from Snapchat would be a hit too!

2017 Celebrity Pumpkin and Harvestival Sightings (PHOTOS)

It’s ripe pumpkin patch season and just like a lot of families, celebrity families too head out and enjoy late year festivities.

Recently, Lauren Conrad, Blac Chyna, Danielle Jonas and others found themselves at Harvest festivals.

They shared photos of their fall adventures on their respective social media feeds.

Out in Hollywood, Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in Culver City, California is a favorite spot for celebrities.

Last year, Bellyitch spotted this year include alums Heidi Klum, Kendra Wilkinson, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Gwen Stefani , Kourtney and Kim Kardashian and Rachel Zoe at the patch with their kids. We also saw then first time mom-to-be The Walking Dead star Alanna Masterson, who plays “Tara Chambler” on the hit AMC show posing a patch; and late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel and his daughter Molly.

You can check out PEOPLE magazine’s  round up PR this year’s photos here  

 

 

Halloween, Heidi Klum Outdoes Herself…Literally 



Our Bellyitch bump watch alum Heidi Klum is still queen of Halloween.

The creator and longtime host of Project Runway is known for outfitting herself in the most over-the-top costumes for her annual Halloween party.



The veteran Supermodel has been a skinless man, a caricature of Jessica Rabbit, a Hindu God and more.



This year she cloned herself and was Heidi Klum x 6 for 2016.

Genius!!

Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Heidi Klum

Some past costume close up

How to Avoid Child Identity Theft (INFOGRAPHIC)

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This Halloween, there can be nothing more scary than the idea that one of these highly-publicized security breaches we’ve been hearing about results in our child’s identity being taken and used for nefarious purposes by hackers.

How horrible would it be for your 10 year old to have bad credit before he can even watch a PG-13 movie because he went to a gaming site and gave up too much information.

There are several things that parents can do to protect our children online (and ourselves) and Experian has assembled some of these tips for our readers into an infographic that we hope you find useful!

If you do, please share the knowledge and pass it along to your friends and family with kids as well!

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The 12 Most Creative Pregnant Woman Halloween Costumes Ever



Halloween is around the bend. If you celebrat and are preggers, you may be thinking about how to dress your bump creatively for the holiday.

Mommy page assembled some pretty witty and creative costumes worn by pregnant ladies over the Years.

These in our estimation are the most creative!

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These Folks Nailed Their Celebrity Halloween Costumes

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It’s also very popular to dress as a celebrity for Halloween. This year, we spotted several people dressed as many of the celebrity families we’ve featured on Bellytich Blog in the past, including North West and Penelope Disick on their way to or from ballet class. Cute.

Here are others:

Ayesha and Steph Curry

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

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Amber Rose

And then there were some of our faves dressing as other pop culture TV and movie characters

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Kevin Hart and his fiance Eniko Parrish as Gina and Martin from the 1980s show Martin.

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Beyonce and Jay-Z as  Queen Aoleon and Prince Akeem from the 1980s movie Coming to America.

 

13 Creative Halloween 2014 Baby Costumes

Baked Potato Costume – @katelin_cruse
This Halloween, a lot of people took off on the baby dressed as a Subway sub and dressed their babies as an assortment of wraps including Chipotle Burritos, wrap sandwhiches and baked potatoes like above. 
Here are the 13 of the most creative baby and toddler costumes we spotted in social media from Halloween 2014
Baby Burrito – @TazSAngels_
Chipotle Burrito

Baby Lightening Bug – @meghannbuchannan

Edward Scissorhands – @roughlovn

Pera the Jack Skelington – @roughlovn

Another Pera the Jack Skelington – @dtamdogan

Baby Duck Dynasty – @Katelin_Cruse

 

Baby “Fear and Loathing in Vegas” character – @Katelin_Cruse

 

Ruth Baby Ginsburg – Buzzfeed

 

Willy Wonka  Oompa Loompa – @mommababy99

 

A Baby Turning Up

 

A Screen Saver

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