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Tamera Mowry-Housley plans to wear makeup for second birth (MAKEUP VIDEO TUTORIAL)

During a recent interview with PEOPLE magazine, mom-to-be Tamera Mowry-Housley said she plans to wear makeup when she delivers her daughter later this Spring. 
“I feel like I have to up my fashion game already,” she joked to the magazine. “I want to be an inspiration to her from birth. I already know I’m going to do my hair, I’m going to do my makeup because it’s so weird what having a daughter does to you. You just become more girly.”
Some may wonder, huh, ‘who is thinking of looking pretty in the middle of all that pushing and sweating?’
We totally get it. You get a lot of visitors after giving birth and will be in tons of photos also, for some, makeup just makes you feel more pretty and more beautiful and lifts the mood. It’s not all about vanity. 
Here is a great video tutorial from Vlogger Carah Amalie for how to quickly do your make up while in the hospital as you prepare to deliver and/or receive visitors. 

[NOTE: If you are not expecting, this video is also GREAT for a natural look for everyday]



During the interview, Tamera also says while she was waiting for 8 weeks to tell her sister Tia Mowry Hardrict about the pregnancy Tia called her to ask if she was preggers. It’s that twintuition, the celeb moms always talk about in interviews! Very cute!

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Dad whose wife died after quadruplets delivery will raise babies alone

New dad to quadruplets Carlos Morales has the most heart-wrenching story of the week.
“I went from having the best day of my life,” speaking about the January 15, 2015 birth of his four children, “to the next morning experiencing the worst day of my life.”
His wife since 2007, Erica, died of excessive blood loss during the C-section delivery and never got a chance to even hold the babies she and Carlos wanted so badly to have. The couple had endured miscarriage and IVF to conceive the children.
Erica Morales pregnant with the quads.
Fortunately, the three girls and one boy, born at only 7 months gestation at between 2 to 3 pounds each, are all healthy.
Morales is left to raise them alone.  Before the birth, he and Erica hadn’t decided on what to name one of the girls and fittingly, after Erica’s death, Morales chose to give that child her mom’s name.
The one she will never get to meet. How utterly sad. 
A GOFUNDME page has been created to help Morales cope with the cost of raising his babies. As of this posting, it has raised $228, 000 of its $500,000 goal.
Read the complete story at PEOPLE.
photo courtesy Carlos Morales
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Another model’s post-partum selfie sends women into a frenzy

Another brand new mom is catching heat for showing off her super thin bounced back body weeks after delivering. 
In a caption to the above photo that Australian model Erin McNaught shared on her Instagram account, she wrote, “4 weeks PP [post partum] and I’m starting to get my stomach back!”…adding that “aside from lots of walking and eating healthy, I’ve been doing loads of pelvic floor and transverse abdominus exercises. Still no traditional ab work which is driving me crazy! #bodyafterbaby”.
The comments from mainly women were not so supportive, especially from those who say McNaught was pushing a false and unrealistic standard on average women who 1. don’t have the genes she was blessed with that enable her to be naturally thin; and 2. neither can afford an army of personal chefs, nannies, trainers and other help to get them looking like her after baby. 
To be fair, McNaught did share with The Fix that she had a very fit pregnancy.
“I’m doing a little bit of yoga but mostly more high-intesity stuff,” she told the magazine while on the red carpet to the PEOPLE‘s Sexiest People issue reveal last October. “I still do Body Attack and Nike training and all of that!”
Check her out during pregnancy and it becomes apparent why and how she was able to look like that. 
This is not the first time a celebrity woman has caught flak for sharing an unreal post-baby body weeks after delivery.
Silvana Philippoussis, the model wife of tennis star Mark Philippoussis caught heat last September when she too posted her post baby body on Instagram commenting, ” Finally found the courage to post this…Me. 2 wks after giving birth! Ladies, I know every body’s different but trust me when I say: – Don’t forget to suck in your postpartum tummy’s!” 
She added, “It’s the fastest most natural way to get your tummy back into shape:) I gave myself a few days to recover after birth then started sucking in a little everyday to ge my stomach muscles working again – every little bit counts! #iamoldfashioned #iforgetthewaistband #youcandoit #justdoit.”
Um…yeah….

And in 2013, fitness blogger Caroline Berg Eriksen also got some of it when she posted this above photo just 4 days after giving birth! DAYS! 
It caused me too personally to backlash against gossip media which celebrate and put on their covers these post-baby bodies of these celebrities which serve to denigrate regular woman who cannot achieve such rapid loss and pump up arrogant men who love to shame women for not getting skinny after baby. 
It all contributes to pregorexia where women intentionally withhold food and nutrients from themselves and their babies in order to avoid gaining too much weight during pregnancy. 

There needs to be a balance between being a bully of other moms, as fitness pro Maria Kang was accused of being when she asked, “what’s your excuse” for not looking as good as her after having a baby…and being motivational.

Cause really, no one who has had a tough time losing weight would ever ask another woman, why they too couldn’t do it.

Just my thoughts. Chime in below:

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Sonequa Martin-Green welcomes son, Kenric Justin

Congratulations to The Walking Deads Sonequa Martin-Green on the birth of her first child, son, Kenric Justin Green II, last Saturday, January 10.
Green and her husband Kenric Green released a statement to PEOPLE magazine: 
“We thank God for this incredible blessing. We are overjoyed. He’s the coolest little man ever.” 
Green was scheduled to appear at the January 31 to February 1 San Francisco stop of WalkerStalker con but canceled due to baby! ha!
aawww! Congrats!



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Kourtney Kardashian hosts Nori West’s First Birthday party (PHOTOS)

Mom-to-be Kourtney Kardashian hosted her niece Baby Nori’s first birthday party at her Calabasas, California  home. The celebration for mom Kim Kardashian and dad Kanye West’s first kid had the theme, “Kidchella” party,  prototyped after the popular desert music festival Coachella.
Guests came dressed in festival-type gear and enjoyed a rented Ferris wheel, hippie style Native American peace pipe tee pees, face painting and food carts selling things like churros and lemonade.
“Kim and Kanye made sure it was very special,” a source told PEOPLE magazine.“There were many fun activities for the kids…All the kids had the best time.”
Before this celebration, West and Kim took North out to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan for her actual birthday which fell on Father’s Day, June 15. 
Many of the guests to the home, which previously was owned by pop star Justin Bieber, included aunties, Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Jaden Smith, Blac Chyna and her son King Cairo. (seen below before heading into the party). Blac Chyna and Kim are good friends. We covered her pregnancy when she gave birth to her son with Taylor Gang (Wiz Khalifa‘s label) rapper Tyga..
She and others shared Instagram pics from the event:

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Celeb moms at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival (PHOTOS)

The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France is coming to a close and this week, we spotted some of our favorite celebrity moms on the red carpet to various events looking very glam and super gorgeous in some elegant and ornate designer gowns and dresses.
 Here is a rundown of our favorites:

Cate Blanchett‘ was elegance personified in this gorgeous Valentino gown  that she wore at the Chopard Trophy ceremony. Cause meets Celebrity as she wore shrimp earrings and a snail bracelet from the Chopard Animal World Collection.

Wow! Wow! Actress Julianne Moore went bold attending the Calvin Klein Party wearing a burgundy Calvin Klein coset made of varnished leather and paired with a spiral skirt in black embroidered satin, accessorized with Chpard jewels, a Louis Vuitton black “Epi Electci Petite Malle” clutch, and a black LV patent leather belt. I love it!!! 

Moore also wowed attendees in an off the shoulder mauve and grey Calvin Klein tea-length dress with fishtail bottom, again with Chopard jewels and a Calvin Klein clutch while attending the premier of Mr. Turner. This look is not as wow-worthy but works. 

She’s got legs and she knows how to use them. And for Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede, this black and blue Roberto Cavalli mini dress paired with sexy strappy Jimmy Choo sandals proves the point!

She’s not a mom yet, but I could not help but drop in a mention of People magazine’s 2014 “Most Beautiful” Lupita Nyong’o because she totally redeemed herself from that Met Ball miss in this  sleek navy mid-length Calvin Klein dress with a tiny slash at the top of her ribcage that she wore to the Calvin Klein party.

Nicole Kidman stunned in an intricate Armani Prive gown to the Festival’s Opening Ceremony and premiere of Grace of Monaco. It worked even more to see her in a healthier, less gaunt size as we’ve been used to lately. The dress is AMAZE. 

Salma Hayek was pretty in hot pink at the premiere of The Prophet wearing a very pretty and feminine strapless Sain Laurent dress with eye catching Boucheron asp and a edgy studded Saint Laurent clutch. 

Not so glam but executive CEO attire worthy  Bottega Venetta  dress with metallic and lace embellishments that she wore a couple days later at the screening of Hommage Au Cinema D’Animation.

photos: h/t our partners at Glam.com, RedCarpetFashionAwards, Style.com

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Future isn’t first to accidentally reveal baby’s gender- History of Celebrity Slip Ups!

Poor Ciara!
She told People magazine that she didn’t want to reveal the gender of her baby.
“I do know the sex of my baby, but again I want to keep that special as well,” she told the magazine. 
But sadly that’s easier said than done when your partner has a tough time not revealing the gender to interviewers during media appearances.
The Body Party singer’s  fiance, hip hip artist Future, was interviewing with Tim Westwood when he repeatedly referred to the baby as “he” and “him”.

“The baby listening to music already now,” he said. “She [Ciara] sent me a video while I was over here with the headphones on her stomach. ‘The baby just listened to ‘Turn on the Lights,’ [Ciara said] ‘The version with me and you’. And I said you got to play the ‘anytime’ version  for him. Let him hear that. See how he kick. She played it for him and he started kicking like crazy.”

He also said that they have a baby name, that Ciara has “been shopping” for the baby and clearing out of closets and the guest room for the baby’s stuff.

See the video here and the banter about the baby starts at 9:23:

Eventually the “Turn on the Lights”  recording-artist told Westwood, who had previously asked about the gender, “see you got the sex out of me and you didn’t even know it.”
Future tried to refer to the baby as a “she” later and suggest it may be a girl but too late.

Today, most sites are reporting that Ciara is having a baby boy but do we really know? “You can’t believe the blogs,” Future said. “They done told so many lies on me.”

hmmm. 
Recall early in 2013 when Kristen Bell was pregnant, people assumed she was having a boy when she told Ellen that her fiance Dax Shepard would soon get a “tiny buddy” to go “off roading” with. 
We know that was wrong! We figured it out after photos of her baby shower showed lots of pink and guests going to her baby shower bearing gifts wrapped in pink.
She eventually gave birth to a daughter, Lincoln. 
Baby showers are generally when the public gets a clue of a celebrity baby’s gender.

Instagram photos of balloons spelling out “boy” at Rachel Zoe‘s shower in 2013 revealed that she was having a baby boy even though the reality TV star and designer had previously said she would not share the gender with the public before the baby’s birth.

In 2011, paparazzi shot January Jones shopping for blue colored clothing at a local Target. 


Also that year, Jessica Simpson accidentally told US Weekly that she was having a boy after saying she wanted to keep the gender private.
My kid’s going to think I’m pretty cool!” she told the magazine ” My kid’s going to think I’m pretty cool! This is a cool thing to welcome him to the world with.”
Keeping the baby’s gender secret if you are a celebrity is a challenge but it can be done. All they have to do is not shop for the baby in public, do interviews or have baby showers. Simple. (smile)

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Report: Scarlett Johannson is pregnant

The Internet is a buzz with reports that actress Scarlet Johansson  is pregnant with her first child with fiance journalist Romain Dauriac.
E!Online reported the news this past weekend and TMZ claims its sources say The Avengers actress is about 5-months pregnant. 
Johnasson, who was once married to Ryan Reynolds for 3-years and dated Justin Timberlake for a long time, has noted in the past that she is ready to settle down, marry and raise a children after a long career.
“”At some point it is something I forward to. I am fortunate in that I have had a long career – 20 years – that has been very diverse,” the Captain America star told People after announcing her engagement.   “So, you know, picking a time to plan a family feels like something that I could do and not feel as though I was missing out.”
Congrats!

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