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Molly Sims Gives Birth to Her Baby Girl!

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Molly Sims and Scott StuberMolly Sims, the model-actress, and her husband, movie producer Scott Stuber, welcomed their second child, a daughter named Scarlett May, yesterday. Sims shared her joyous baby announcement — along with an adorable photo — on her website and her social media pages:

We welcome Scarlett May Stuber into our family.

Our hearts are bigger with you here.

Scarlett May joins her big brother Brooks Alan, who’s 2-years-old. Sims first announced her pregnancy in September, with a super-cute photo of her and Brooks holding chalkboard signs.

Speaking to FitPregnancy in January, Sims opened up about her struggles with breastfeeding, and the possibility of having a vaginal birth after having a C-section the first time. She also praised her husband for his support, “I always knew Scott would be an amazing father and we became a team very early on.” She also shared her belief in the importance of setting boundaries as a parent.

In another interview with Parents.com, Sims talked about her just-released book, The Everyday Supermodel, which offers practical beauty and fashion advice. At the time, Sims didn’t know if she was having a boy or girl yet (she later revealed she was having a girl), but she shared her nervousness and anticipation for baby #2, “I hope I love it as much as I love Brooks, but then I never thought I could love Brooks this much. Everyone says another one is a game-changer, but I guess I’m ready. Bring it on. You know? I’ve waited so long…”

Congratulations to the second-time parents!


Check out other celebrities who welcomed babies in 2015!

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com. She loves collecting children’s picture books and has an undeniable love for cookies of all kinds. Her spirit animal would be Beyoncé Pad Thai. Follow her on Twitter @sherendipitea.

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When Did Babies Start Dressing Better Than Adults?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

london-scoutI saw a girl yesterday wearing a pair of black Doc Martens, the very shoes I coveted for two years during college. But instead of draping herself in enough plaid to clothe half of Portland (as I would have done), she softened the look with a slouchy beanie, a cashmere hoodie, and a pair of distressed jeans. She looked awesome.

Did I mention she was 18 months old?

Welcome to the new age of dressing your baby, when otherwise fiscally responsible parents are eschewing Garanimals and OshKosh B’gosh for shrunken-down versions of their own wardrobes that cost an arm and a leg and will be too small in six months anyway (though they’ll live on forever on Pinterest). I used to think it was local trend: Finding a well-dressed baby or toddler in Manhattan is about as tough as hailing a cab. But it didn’t take long before I realized that Moncler coats and Dwell Studio lunchboxes are standard-issue in the ‘burbs as well.

For this, I credit famous babies like North West. Yeezy and Kim’s style icon of a daughter wears diamonds, fur capes, and leather as effortlessly as most of us rock cotton and polyblends. She sits front row at Fashion Week, has graced the cover of Vogue, and serves as Aunt Kylie’s sartorial lodestar. Her fashion risks are tabloid fodder, and designers are lining up to dress her. All this before her second birthday.

But it’s not just celebutots who have better closets than you and me. Three-year-old London Scout (pictured) is making waves and racking up followers on Instagram with her mohair sweaters, turbans, and crossbody bags, all of which can be conveniently shopped on her site, Scout the City.

The fashion industry has clearly picked up on its cue. How else to explain the explosion of sophisticated, dry-clean-only clothes for babies and toddlers? Major designers like Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and Karl Lagerfeld offer their own high-end children’s lines, while a smaller company in Spain is now selling streetwise sneaker-booties (handmade, naturally) that are adorable but also cost a cool 60-80 Euros a piece.

Perhaps the easy accessibility of pint-sized fashion is a slippery slope for us parents: We’re just a click or two away from making our baby look like a hipper, more pulled together version of ourselves. Which, if we’re being honest, helps make us look a little hipper and more pulled together, too. We just have to be willing to pay for it, which I am not. I can appreciate the suppleness of Gucci’s baby leather jacket (yours for just $1,450) or the comfort of J Crew’s cashmere baby leggings ($98) as much as the next gal, but there’s zero chance I’d fork over hard-earned money for either of them. I pepper my son’s wardrobe with a few pricier purchases, but by and large, I prefer clothes that he can actually be a kid in—meaning they should be durable, washable or, at the very least, on sale.

But how about you? What kinds of clothes do you buy for your baby? Would you spend big bucks on them?

Bonnie Gibbs Vengrow is a New York City-based writer and editor who traded in her Blackberry and Metro card for playdates and PB&J sandwiches—and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch her feisty, funny son grow up. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+

How to Buy Baby Clothes on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Clothes on a Budget
How to Buy Baby Clothes on a Budget

Image of London Scout courtesy of London Scout via Instagram

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Kelly Rowland: “I Want to Raise a Good Man”

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Kelly RowlandInterview by Melissa Bykofsky

Just days after she gave birth to son Titan Jewell Witherspoon in November 2014, Kelly Rowland was back in the studio recording Mommy’s Little Baby (A Lullaby). And she hasn’t slowed down since.

On the same day that her Essence magazine cover, also featuring husband Tim Weatherspoon and Titan, hit newsstands she teamed up with Claritin to welcome spring and to thank New York City’s Department of Sanitation for keeping the city streets safe and clean during a gruesome winter. Rowland recently sat down with Parents to dish on why having a baby has made her life so sweet.

When did you first get that “I’m a mom” feeling?

When I breastfed.

Do you still breastfeed?

No. I stopped at three months. There are other things that make me feel like a mom, like being completely number two-ed on. I was fine; I was like, yea I’m a mom, I got it. I caught a whiff, and I’m just fine.

What’s the best and worst parenting advice you’ve received?

The best parenting advice would have to be to take it one day at a time. Everybody always says you’re a new parent, no pressure. I’m just taking everything one day at a time because each day is going to bring me something new, if not 10 things new that I have to learn. I’m really enjoying being a parent to Titan. I haven’t been given any bad advice. Somebody asked me about spanking and discipline, but I just feel like children are really smart and you’re able to talk to them.

You’re a new mom, but any funny parenting fails you can share so far?

When he first came home I kept putting the diapers on wrong. I was like, I know how to change diapers, but I kept putting them on wrong. The whole side of his little outfit would just be so wet, so I finally understood what was happening. I didn’t know the diaper had another fold on it and all the technical stuff, which protects the leak. I changed outfits; thank god he has enough to go through.

Titan is just over 4 months old. I’m sure you’ve had a lot of sleepless nights….

No, he actually had his first full night’s rest when he was a month and half old. I was scared because I remember the doctor saying to prepare that he has food and the other stuff, but I don’t know if there was a growth spurt or something. He was fine. He woke up starving, but he was fine. He’s sleeping though the night now from 9 to 6 am.

Do you ever sing him to sleep? Is there a song that you sing that just automatically soothes him?

He loves Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or this song that Verse Simmons wrote for him called Mommy’s Little Baby, and You Are My Sunshine. He goes right to sleep.

You watched your friends raise children while continuing successful careers. How have they influenced and inspired you now that you have a son?

They make it look so easy. I actually just sent a note to my sister saying, I don’t know how you guys do it. The wife thing, the mommy thing, and you’re supposed to be a businesswoman, and you’re supposed to, of course, make time for yourself. Now I see why some people go absolutely crazy. But I’ve found the balance, and I’m grateful that I have people to help me through this process.

What’s the most surprising thing about motherhood so far?

How much patience I have. I have a lot of patience, and I never did before. I really have a lot of patience.

What are you most looking forward to sharing with him, either in terms of wisdom or passions of yours?

I really want him to think on his own. I want him to be his own person. I don’t want the world to tell him who he is, and that starts from home. That starts with me and his father and my family. I want to raise a good man for a woman so she can depend on him and love him and he love her back. That’s all I want.

I’m sure that life is hectic, with your career and a new baby. If you had 45 minutes to yourself, what would you choose to do?

Pray and meditate. I feel very grateful. I’m completely in a state of gratitude right now; life is really sweet.

Melissa Bykofsky is the associate articles editor at Parents who covers millennial trends and pop-culture. Follow her on Twitter @mbykofsky.

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Carrie Underwood’s Baby Has Arrived!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Carrie Underwood and Mike FisherCarrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher have welcomed a baby son, named Isaiah Michael! The country powerhouse gave birth on Friday, February 27 and just shared variations of a baby birth announcement on her social pages (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter).

Tiny hands and tiny feet…God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher – born on February 27. Welcome to the world, sweet angel!

This is the first baby for the couple, who shared a pregnancy announcement in September. Underwood posted the news on Instagram during Labor Day weekend in honor of her upcoming labor.

In an interview with Hoda Kotb on the TODAY show last fall, the singer shared her anticipation about being a first-time mom: “[S]ometimes I’ll be with my husband and I’m like, ‘I’m gonna be a mom! You’re gonna be a dad!’ Like, is this real life? But we’re really excited,” she said. “I have a wonderful mother so if I can be even a little bit like that I think we’ll be good.”

Congratulations to the first-time parents!

Check out other celebrities who welcomed babies in 2015!

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com. She loves collecting children’s picture books and has an undeniable love for cookies of all kinds. Her spirit animal would be Beyoncé Pad Thai. Follow her on Twitter @sherendipitea.

Playing With Baby: Let the Music Play
Playing With Baby: Let the Music Play
Playing With Baby: Let the Music Play

Photo of Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher via  Phil Stafford / Shutterstock.com

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The Talk’s Sara Gilbert Gives Birth to a Boy!

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Sara Gilbert and Linda PerrySara Gilbert gave birth on Saturday, February 28, to a boy named Rhodes Emilio, confirms People. This is her first baby with musician-wife Linda Perry.

Gilbert also has two children from a previous relationship, son Levi, 10, and daughter, Sawyer, 7.

The exciting baby announcement was shared on The Talk today by Julie Chen. “Our very own Sara and her wife Linda are the proud parents of a new baby boy and both mother and child are doing well,” Chen said. She later tweeted a congrats to the new moms:

a Huge congratulations to @THEsaragilbert and her new baby boy … so happy for you and @RealLindaPerry!

— Julie Chen (@JulieChen) March 2, 2015

Gilbert first announced her pregnancy in September, also on The Talk. When sharing her news, Gilbert said, “I feel good, I feel really good….”

Congratulations to Sara and Linda!

Check out other celebrities who welcomed babies in 2015!

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com. She loves collecting children’s picture books and has an undeniable love for cookies of all kinds. Her spirit animal would be Beyoncé Pad Thai. Follow her on Twitter @sherendipitea.

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Photo of Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry via s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

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