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Shakira Gives Birth to a Second Son!

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Shakira and Gerard PiqueIt’s another boy for Shakira and her boyfriend, Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué! The singer gave birth yesterday night to baby Sasha via C-section in Barcelona. The happy couple, who also have a 2-year-old son named Milan, shared a baby birth announcement on Shakira’s website (and then posted the news to Twitter and Facebook).

We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 29 at 9:54pm, in Barcelona.

The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means “defender of mankind” and “warrior.”

The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are in excellent health.

Shakira first confirmed her pregnancy back in August to the Spanish version of Cosmopolitan, but it was her parents who accidentally revealed the baby’s gender in September.

And even though the singer has given birth, you can still join the World Baby Shower that she’s hosting with UNICEF. The virtual shower is charity-based, where anyone can buy a gift to save a baby’s life (like a measles vaccine or family water kit) or host a shower of their own.

Speaking to People last year, after her latest album was released, Shakira shared, “…I’ve entered one of the happiest phases of my life. It was definitely a time of change, of rebirth, of self-discovery … and of course, becoming a mother, which turned my world on its head in the best of ways.”

Congratulations to the second-time parents! And see which other celebs have given birth in 2015!

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com who covers baby-related content. 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

Image: Shakira and Gerard Piqué via Kobby Dagan / Shutterstock.com

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A Second Baby for THIS “How I Met Your Mother” Star!

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Cobie Smulders and Taran KillamICYMI, legendary news is making its way around the Interwebs! Actress Cobie Smulders just revealed something surprising at the Sundance Film Festival: She welcomed a baby about three weeks ago!

This is the second child for Smulders and her husband, Taran Killam of Saturday Night Live. The couple also have a 5-year-old daughter, Shaelyn Cado. No gender or baby name have been officially confirmed yet, but a commenter on People mentioned the baby is a boy.

The private couple didn’t reveal their second pregnancy news until late October. And even during the first pregnancy, they didn’t reveal the birth until two months after baby’s arrival.

Smulders will be reprising her role as Maria Hill in the upcoming Avengers sequel. She’s currently starring in the indie film Unexpected, about a high school teacher who becomes pregnant at the same time as one of her students.

Plus: See which other celebs have given birth in 2015!

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com who covers baby-related content. 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

Horoscope for an Aquarius Baby
Horoscope for an Aquarius Baby
Horoscope for an Aquarius Baby

Image: Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam via Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com

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Here’s the Reason Why JWoww Feels “Disrespected as a Mother”

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

JWoww baby Meilani fake boobs photoWhen the Jersey Shore star posted photos of Meilani dressed as her mini me, complete with fake boobs, JWoww thought it was a cute way to show the mommy-daughter resemblance. While some found the 6-month-old’s “boob job” adorable and clever, others (including a few media sites) questioned her decision to make her baby more adult-like.

Not one to sit back, JWoww called out some of her haters on Insta and pointed out the photo “was a joke and in good fun.” She also addressed the criticism with Perez Hilton, sharing her anger and surprise at the backlash. “It really pushed me over the edge. It’s really disrespectful…disrespecting me as a mother and questioning my ability as a mom,” she said. She also compared all the negative negative feedback to “online bullying.”

JWoww isn’t the first celeb mom who has been criticized as a mom. Last year, Bethenny Frankel faced haters when she posted a selfie while dressed in her daughter’s Hello Kitty pajamas. And J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons came under fire for sharing a photo of her son wearing pink nail polish. Katie Holmes also felt the need to defend her decisions to let Suri wear high heels and red lipstick.

Personally, I believe it’s one thing to dress your kid in a way that sexualizes her and another thing to dress her in a funny outfit. And JWoww clearly isn’t trying to sexualize her kid (I mean, for comparison, just look at the girls on Toddlers & Tiaras?). She’s clearly trying to poke fun at her own image.

By standing up to her haters, JWoww says, “I hope Meilani will have the same backbone as I do…you just have to feel confident in what you do and yourself and parenting skills…”  We’re sure JWoww will take a page out of Taylor Swift’s book and just shake it off.

What criticisms have you received, and how have you responded?

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com who covers baby-related content. 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

Mom Confessions: Parenting Rules I Thought I'd Keep
Mom Confessions: Parenting Rules I Thought I'd Keep
Mom Confessions: Parenting Rules I Thought I'd Keep

Image: Photo of baby Meilani from JWoww’s Twitter account.

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Which “Boy Meets World” Star Welcomed a Baby?!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Actor Rider StrongAnother (baby) boy meets the world!

Rider Strong and his wife, actress Alexandra Baretto, have welcomed a baby boy into their lives! This is the first child for the couple, who kept mum on Baretto’s pregnancy along with the birth. Baretto actually gave birth in late December, but their reps didn’t confirm it until recently, reports People. The couple chose an unusual name for their son, Indigo Baretto Strong (nicknamed “Indy”).

Strong is best known for his role as leather-clad tough boy Shawn Hunter on the TV show “Boy Meets World.” He has reprised his role on the spin-off show, “Girl Meets World.”

Check out other celebrities who welcomed babies in 2015!

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com who covers baby-related content. 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

Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?
Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?
Baby Names: Is It Too Unusual?

Image: Rider Strong via Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

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Ali Larter Welcomes a Second Child!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Ali LarterThe actress gave birth to a baby girl, named Vivienne Margaret, last Thursday! She shared a baby birth announcement on her website, along with an adorable baby photo. Her announcement read:

It’s a girl! We couldn’t be more excited to share news of the arrival of Vivienne Margaret MacArthur on Thursday January 15th 2015. She came bearing gifts for her brother: Batman sheets and lots of Gummy Bears!!! 7.5 lbs of love.

This is Larter’s second child with husband, actor Hayes MacArthur. The couple also have a 4-year-old son, Theodore. The actress, who is a fan of prenatal yoga, didn’t reveal her pregnancy until August, when she appeared on an episode of “The Tonight Show.”

In October, Parents also caught up with Ali Larter, who talked about being a parent with her husband. “We love parenting together and I feel really lucky to have found someone who is such an incredible father to our son,” she said.

Congratulations to the couple on their second baby!

Check out other celebrities who welcomed babies in 2015!

Sherry Huang is a Features Editor for Parents.com who covers baby-related content. 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

Horoscope for an Aquarius Baby
Horoscope for an Aquarius Baby
Horoscope for an Aquarius Baby

Photo: Ali Larter via Helga EstebShutterstock.com

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