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Why Every Parent Can Relate to David Arquette’s Public Blowup

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Fame will get you a lot of things — an instant following on Instagram, a fat paycheck, a home with a panic room. But even celebrity status can’t guarantee that you’ll get a good night’s sleep when a baby is in the house.

Exhibit A: Scream star and new dad David Arquette, who made news over the weekend when he bolted out of Hollywood hotspot Craig’s and away from his distraught fiancee, Christina McLarty. At one point, he told the mother of his 6-month-old son, Charlie, “I’m done. Just like your last guy,” TMZ reported. (Ouch!) Gossipmongers naturally had a field day with that one, even going so far as to declare the couple’s three-month engagement was off. But as it turns out, the new parents weren’t ending a relationship — they were just plain tired. “It was simply an argument between two exhausted new parents,” Arquette told TMZ. “We’re both hormonal and haven’t slept in six months. Christina is still breastfeeding; I feel like I am.”

While I’m not sure about that last part — my guess is Christina is probably doing almost all of the heavy lifting when it comes to nursing — I can easily relate to being cranky and tired. And I think all parents can. Sleep deprivation goes hand in hand with a new baby, which is not to say it’s easy. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the single toughest part about parenting a child under 2. At some point, the crushing exhaustion morphs into an all-consuming bad mood that’s impossible to shake. And until baby starts sleeping through the night, there’s no reprieve. So, yeah, every now and then all that crankiness has to go somewhere, and chances are your partner is the unlucky recipient. I’m just glad that my husband and I could have our sleep-deprived arguments without a team of paparazzi there to record the whole thing.

Tell us: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done while sleep deprived?

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Getting A New Baby To Sleep Through The Night
Getting A New Baby To Sleep Through The Night
Getting A New Baby To Sleep Through The Night

Image of David Arquette and Christina McLarty courtesy of Shutterstock 

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Why Are Prince William and Kate Taking One Photographer to Court?

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Prince William and Duchess Kate have been good sports about the the world’s insatiable interest in their lives. They let us watch their fairytale wedding from the comfort of our TVs and smartphones. They presented their son to a sea of reporters shortly after he was born. They’ve even shared tidbits about Kate’s epic morning sickness with baby number 2.

But like any normal parent, they draw the line when it comes to their child’s safety. On Thursday, Buckingham Palace announced that William and Kate have decided to take legal action against Nirah Tanna, a photographer who has allegedly been harassing and following Prince George and his nanny. “There is reason to suspect that the individual may been placing Prince George under surveillance and monitoring his daily routines for a period of time,” Palace spokesman James Roscoe said in a statement via Today.com.

And while the high-profile couple admit that their son is going to spend much of his life in the public eye — he is third in line to the throne, after all — they want to do everything in their power to protect his precious few years of childhood. That means giving George the chance to do normal toddler things, like go on playdates and walk around, without the fear of camera-wielding paparazzi freaking out him and his caregiver.

Tanna has fired back at the Palace’s statement, saying through his lawyers that he has been “lawfully and respectfully taking photographs of the Royal Family for almost 10 years. …He has not harassed or intimidated Prince George, his Nanny or any other person. Nor would he wish to.”

Still, it’s worth nothing that this isn’t the first time Tanna has shown up on the royals’ radar. Palace authorities have reportedly approached him several times in the past few years, and just last week the photog was spotted trailing George and his nanny around a park in London. It makes sense why the parents are concerned enough to bring the matter to court.

And they’re not the only ones: William and Kate are just the latest in a string of famous moms and dads who are asking the legal system to step in and help shield their family from invasive paparazzi. Earlier this year, Grammy award-winning artist Adele and her partner, Simon Konecki, sued the photo agency Corbis Images U.K. Limited for taking pictures of their son Angelo‘s “milestone moments” and making them available to British tabloids. The couple won their lawsuit to protect their baby — here’s hoping the prince and duchess find the same success.

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Child Care: Tips for Choosing a Good Nanny
Child Care: Tips for Choosing a Good Nanny
Child Care: Tips for Choosing a Good Nanny

Image of Prince William and Duchess Kate courtesy of Shutterstock

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Guess Which “Grey’s Anatomy” Star Just Announced a Surprise Birth?!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

CORRECTED

Actress Ellen Pompeo likes to keep her personal life private. In fact, she recently welcomed her second child and daughter, who was born two months ago via surrogate—and never breathed a word to anyone in the media! Pompeo surprised everyone when she announced the arrival of Sienna May (who joins big sister Stella Luna, who’s 5-years-old) on Instagram today. The photo caption read, “Sienna May Ivery welcome to the world. We love you more than words can say.”

On Twitter, she shared more details about the birth via surrogate, and thanked Shonda Rhimes for keeping the news under wraps.

The “Grey’s Anatomy” star and her husband, music producer Chris Ivery, are good at keeping secrets — their own marriage in New York City was kept under wraps in 2007.

Pompeo is also one of a few over-40 Hollywood actresses who became new moms recently  (in addition to Alyssa Milano and Halle Berry). Speaking to People magazine about later motherhood, Pompeo shared, “Being a mother is the most fun job I’ve ever had … Career women tend to get pregnant late, and I have to say I would never have done it any other way. I have the best of both worlds and I don’t feel like I’ve missed anything.”

Congratulations to Dr. Meredith Grey and her real-life McDreamy! (And don’t forget to check out our baby name blog In Name Only for the scoop on her baby name!)

Correction: An earlier version of this blog post incorrectly stated that Ellen Pompeo gave birth, when her second daughter was born via surrogate.

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It’s a Girl for Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher!

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Update on 10/2/2014: Find out the unique baby name Mila and Ashton chose on our In Name Only blog!

The wait is over! After a much-chronicled pregnancy, Mila Kunis delivered a baby girl on Tuesday with her fiance, Ashton Kutcher, at her side, the Daily Mail reports. This is the first child for the couple, who first met while filming That ’70s Show in the 1990s and, after years of friendship, started dating in 2011.

Though this was Kunis’ first pregnancy, it sounds like she had lots of support at home. During an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in May, she said, “Ashton assumed that I was gonna have goofy cravings, so he stocked our secondary fridge with weird food, just, like, pickles and sauerkraut, or, like anchovies and ice creams, just in case at one point during this pregnancy I’d be like, ‘I really want something.’” (The dad-to-be’s hunch was at least partially right — Kunis reportedly did crave pickles and sauerkraut.)

No word yet on when the couple will release a much-anticipated photo of their little girl, but here’s one artist’s best guess to tide us over in the meantime. Congratulations to the new family!

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Birth Stories: Delivery with an Epidural
Birth Stories: Delivery with an Epidural
Birth Stories: Delivery with an Epidural

Image of Mila Kunis courtesy of Shutterstock 

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Curtis Stone and Lindsay Price Welcome a Second Child

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Curtis Stone and Lindsay PriceThe famous Australian chef and his actress wife have added another son to their household! Price recently gave birth in Los Angeles to Emerson Spencer, who is now the little brother to older brother, Hudson.

Stone, who has hosted Top Chef Masters and Top Chef Duels, announced his wife’s pregnancy in May on The Queen Latifah Show. Price has appeared on Hawaii Five-O and Beverly Hills 90210.

Last month, Stone opened up to E! News about fatherhood: ”You’ve just got to have your priorities right. The most important thing is being a dad and being a husband.”

Congrats to the celeb couple — we wish them the best in raising two sons!

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Horoscope for a Virgo Baby
Horoscope for a Virgo Baby
Horoscope for a Virgo Baby

Image: Curtis Stone and Lindsay Price via Shutterstock

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