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Debra Messing: “Being a Mother Feeds Me in a Way That Nothing Else Can.”

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Best known for her role as Grace Adler on Will & Grace, Debra Messing also plays another role she loves: mom to 10-year-old Roman. Her most recent gig, Outside Mullingar, was just nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. Now she looks forward to spending summer allergy-free and enjoying the outdoors with her son thanks to Zyrtec. Debra caught up with Parents to talk about juggling her career and motherhood, her most memorable Mother’s Day, and thoughts on her upcoming television series The Mysteries of Laura. 

P: Congratulations on Outside Mullingar‘s nomination for a Tony Award. What was it like to juggle being a mom to a 10-year-old and acting on Broadway since time to leave for work is basically dinner, homework, tucking-in time?

DM: It was very very difficult. I’ve been offered plays in the past and it’s always been something that I couldn’t consider because normally when you sign on for a Broadway show it’s for a year. I just felt I couldn’t do that as a mother—that wasn’t the best choice for my family. This play came in and it was a limited run, just three months. I sat Roman down and told him what it would mean in terms of the structure of our week changing and he said “Mom, do it! You gotta do it!” It was hard to miss that time. But, being on that stage was a lifelong dream of mine since I was maybe 7 years old and it came to pass when I was 45. It just made me feel like it’s never too late for anything.

P: What is it like in general to juggle being a mom and a full-time acting career when your schedule is changing depending on your current job be it TV, film, theater?

DM: I try and just take it hour by hour. It’s very easy to get overwhelmed as a working mom. Juggling is just a constant part of your life. I happen to be a single mom, so there are extra challenges in that. It’s a matter of leaning on family, friends and people who can step in and be some support when needed. I think flexibility is really the key, but also trying to keep certain things a constant so that there is a feeling of consistency.

P: What are the kinds of things you and Roman enjoy doing outside now that your allergy symptoms are managed?

DM: He loves sports, all sports. Playing soccer, playing baseball, playing basketball, going on his little scooter, anything. He’s a very very active boy. It’s great. [With Zyrtec] I no longer have to worry about “Am I gonna be able to participate?” It’s like, “You wanna go? Let’s go!” That’s comforting.

P: Is there anything that Roman does that is just like you when you were a kid?

DM: Yes. [Laughs] He is a very very curious child—and I celebrate that and encourage that—but sometimes he can be a little too curious for his teachers and can ask too many questions in a class. When I was in third grade my parents were called in for a meeting with the teacher and they said, “Debra asks so many questions we are going to limit her to three a day now because there are other children in the class and there’s just literally no time for anyone else to ask a question because she’s always asking questions.” That’s a family story that people like to share because it is funny, but I’ve had similar conversations with Roman’s teachers along the way. I recognized it immediately. I was like, “That’s my fault!”

P: Where does Roman get his name? Is it a family name?

DM: Roman is not a family name. We just wanted a name that was strong and confident, unique, but not pretentious.

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P: Well, with a strong name and precocious personality, what is the parenting rule that you always seem to give in on?

DM: I try and do candy just on special occasions, so just at birthdays. Inevitably something will happen. We’ll be at the Harlem Globetrotters and they’ll have some guy walking around and saying, “Here kids! Here’s some candy!” Roman will look at me and say, “Mom?” I just can’t say no.

P: Does he ever outsmart you?

DM: He’s very tricky. He’s tricky and he’s smart. I think he’s discovered lying for the first time. I’ve caught him in a few fibs. He’s being a typical boy.

P: Mother’s Day is around the corner. Do you have a favorite Mother’s Day memory?

DM: I can’t remember if it was when Roman was 2 years old or 3 years old: He made a special book for me with pictures of us and he wrote in his hand little love messages he scribbled. It just meant everything to me.

P: Your upcoming television series The Mysteries of Laura is about a working mom doing her best to balance it all. Aside from being a working mom, how are you similar to Laura, if at all?

DM: I think that’s pretty defining, being a working mom. She’s also going through a divorce, and she’s very very passionate about her work. It’s something that she’s very good at and she loves. I related to that because I am fed in a way through my work that nothing else can [match]. In a similar way, being a mother feeds me in a way that nothing else can. I can’t imagine either not being a part of my life. But, one hour she is doing well balancing and the next hour she’s really messed up. I just relate to that. I relate to baby steps and little victories and trying not to beat yourself up over those mini failures.

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Jam to New Indie Tunes, Out Free for Mother’s Day

Friday, May 9th, 2014

If the only song you associate with Mother’s Day is “Mamma Mia,” it’s time to expand your horizons with a playlist featuring some less mainstream tunes. 

From now until May 16, you can download eight songs from independent artists when using your desktop or laptop device–and the tunes are free. Moms familiar with the Legally Blonde soundtrack will enjoy hearing Lisa Loeb’s “No Fairy Tale” (her song “We Could Still Belong Together” was featured in the movie!).

Other songs include: “Our Love Fits” (Danny Weinkauf with Laurie Berkner), “Tu Eres Amor” (Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band), “Smile in My Heart” and “Mama’s House, Daddy’s House” (Suzi Shelton), “Ice Cream Girl,” (Brady Rymer), “Mockingbird,” (Zee Avi), and “Black Bear Mama” (The Okee Dokee Brothers).

Click here to jam out: https://soundcloud.com/bethbcpr/sets/a-playlist-of-songs-for-moms

While you’re listening, read about the ways in which music lessons can benefit your child. Who knows, maybe one day you’ll be listening to your own son or daughter rock out! And if you’re going to be delivering anytime soon, learn about the ways in which music can help you during labor.

Feel like singing with Baby? Go ahead and bust a move!

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

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15 Star Moms Celebrate First Mother’s Day

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day from Celebrity Baby Scoop!

In celebration of moms everywhere, let’s take a look at Hollywood’s newest matriarchs who will celebrate their first Mother’s Day on May 11.

From Kim Kardashian, to Jenna Dewan-Tatum, to Olivia Wilde, to Fergie, look through our list of 15 star moms celebrating for the first time this year.

Kerry Washington

Congratulations are in order for Kerry Washington and Nnamdi Asomugha.

The Scandal star, 37, and former San Francisco 49ers cornerback, 32, welcomed their first child – daughter Isabelle Amarachi – on April 21 in Los Angeles.

Olivia Wilde

It’s a boy for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis.

The Her actress, 30, and the SNL alum, 38, welcomed their first child – son Otis Alexander – the proud new mom announced via Twitter on April 23.

Teresa Palmer

Congratulations are in order for Teresa Palmer and Mark Webber.

The Warm Bodies star, 27, and her director husband, 33, welcomed their first child together, a son named Bodhi Rain, on February 17. The Australian actress took to Instagram to share the happy news.

“Thank you God for blessing us with the most divine gift of our baby son,” Palmer captioned a photo of her newborn clenching her left ring finger.

“Introducing Bodhi Rain Palmer born safely, lovingly and naturally last night. 8lbs even,” she added.

She went on to talk about their newborn’s chosen name.

“Bodhi means ‘Enlightened one’ Rain means ‘Abundant Blessings From Above’ and we chose Palmer as his last name as Marks son Isaac didn’t take his dads name either,” she said. “Thanks for all the blessings and love everyone :) :) @likemark.”

Danielle Jonas

It’s a girl for Kevin and Danielle Jonas.

Giving the term ‘Twitter party’ a whole new meaning, the former Jonas Brothers star, 26, literally live tweeted the birth of his first child after wife Danielle went into labor on February 2.

The couple welcomed a baby girl named Alena Rose Jonas after about 8 hours in labor.

“#babyjonas is on the way!! Follow dreft for all the updates!!!!! It’s showtime #thisisnotadrill,” the excited father-to-be tweeted earlier in the day.

Laura Linney

Exciting news for Laura Linney and Marc Schauer.

In a surprising announcement, the Love Actually actress, 49, gave birth to their baby boy named Bennett Armistead Schauer on January 8.

Baby Bennett is the first child for the couple who were wed in May 2009.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Double the congratulations are in order for Jennifer Love Hewitt, 34, and Brian Hallisay,

The Client List costars welcomed their first child – a daughter named Autumn James – on November 26.

And that’s not all — the new parents also secretly tied the knot!

“Jennifer Love Hewitt and her husband Brian Hallisay are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter,” their rep said. “Autumn James Hallisay was born on November 26.” A source adds that the couple “got married recently in private.”

Morena Baccarin

It’s a boy for Morena Baccarin and Austin Chick.

The Homeland actress, 34, and her director husband welcomed their first child – a son named Julius– on October 22.

Born via home birth, Julius weighed in at just under 8 lbs.

Jaime King

Congratulations are in order for Jaime King and Kyle Newman.

The Hart of Dixie actress, 34, and her director husband, 37, welcomed a baby boy on October 6.

The proud new parents announced their son’s birth via Instagram. “Nice to meet you! #FATHER #IMADAD #BABYTIME @jaime_king is doing amazing! The most incredible feeling,” Kyle captioned an image of their baby’s hand.

Heather Morris

It’s a boy for Heather Morris and Taylor Hubbell.

The Glee actress, 26, and her longtime love welcomed a son named Elijah on September 28.

“The newest Mr. Hubbell #sayuncle,” Taylor’s brother captioned a photo of baby Elijah via Instagram.

Jordana Brewster

Congratulations to Jordana Brewster and Andrew Form.

The Fast & Furious 6 actress, 33, and her husband welcomed a son named Julian.

“Jordana Brewster and her husband Andrew Form are excited to announce the birth of their son, Julian Brewster-Form,” her rep announced. “They welcomed their son via surrogate. The parents are overjoyed.”

Fergie

It’s a boy for Fergie, 39, and Josh Duhamel.

The star couple welcomed a baby boy named Axl Jack Duhamel via C-section on August 29.

Their first child weighed in at 7 lbs., 10 oz.

Hillary Scott

There’s a new little lady in town!

Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott, 28, and husband Chris Tyrrell welcomed their first child, a daughter named Eisele Kaye, on July 22, the proud new mom announced via Twitter.

“She’s here, and we are in HEAVEN!!!” the singer tweeted. “Eisele Kaye, our beautiful angel, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!”

Evan Rachel Wood

Congratulations to Evan Rachel Wood and her husband Jamie Bell who welcomed their first child – a boy!

The actress, 25, delivered her son child via home birth.

She tweeted on July 29: “Its a boy!! Song of the day “beautiful boy” #johnlennon.”

Kim Kardashian

It’s a girl for Kim Kardashian, 33, and Kanye West.

The star couple welcomed a daughter named North West on June 15. Baby North was born at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

“Kim had her baby,” a hospital source said. “She’s five weeks early. Kim got sick last night and had the baby early. They’re all doing great and amazing!”

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Hollywood couple Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, 32, announced the birth of their daughter on their respective websites.

Both parents posted, “Welcome to the World!” with the message: “Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Everly Tatum, who was born on May 31st in London. Sending love and light to Chan, Jenna, and Ms. Everly!”

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

Use our Baby Name Finder to find the perfect name for your little one, check out which celebrities are pregnant, or find Mother’s Day cards at Shop Parents.

Mother's Day Paper Crafts: Cupcake Carnations
Mother's Day Paper Crafts: Cupcake Carnations
Mother's Day Paper Crafts: Cupcake Carnations

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Celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with Picture Books

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day will be here before you know it! Help your little one enjoy the festivities with some of the many stories dedicated to moms and dads.

Mother’s Day

Davy Loves His Mommy, by Brigette Weninger and Eve Tharlet: Devious kiddos will relate to Davy the bunny, whose ill-mannered habits have disappointed Mother Rabbit. In order to impress her on Mother’s Day, Davy and his siblings decide to read up on good behavior. While at first Davy doesn’t think being proper is much fun, acting politely soon becomes less challenging. How will Davy use his new skills to surprise Mama?

A Gift for Mama, by Linda Ravin Lodding: Travel to Vienna, Austria, and follow along with Oskar, who’s on a mission to find the perfect gift for mom’s birthday. Where will his encounters take him? This vividly-illustrated book leaves readers guessing.

Where’s Mommy, by Beverly Donofrio: Readers familiar with Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary will enjoy being reacquainted with Maria and Mouse Mouse, who are looking for their human and animal mothers, respectively. Eventually, the two little girls run into each other and are met with a pleasant surprise!

Father’s Day

How to Cheer Up Dad, by Fred Koehler: Troublemaking elephant Little Jumbo keeps upsetting his dad. While sitting in time-out, he comes up with a few ideas to make Dad feel better. After a day of playing catch, eating ice cream, and going fishing, Little Jumbo picks out Dad’s favorite book to read before bed. But what will Little Jumbo do once Dad’s asleep?

The Best Daddy in the World, by Eleni Zabini and Susanne Lütje: Animal children (and one human boy!) express their love and appreciation for special things their fathers do (“My daddy makes me breakfast,” “My daddy comes and tucks me in”). Ask your little one what makes his or her daddy special!

Finding a gift for mom doesn’t have to be stressful! Kids can make their own paper creations, as shown here:

 

 

Mother's Day Paper Crafts: Paper Blooms
Mother's Day Paper Crafts: Paper Blooms
Mother's Day Paper Crafts: Paper Blooms

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Star Moms on Joys of Parenthood, Mother’s Day Plans

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day from Celebrity Baby Scoop.

In celebration of moms everywhere, let’s take a look at some of our favorite celebrity moms – including Sheryl Crow, Alyson Hannigan, Heidi Klum and Kendra Wilkinson – on the joys of parenthood and their Mother’s Day plans.

Gena Lee Nolin

Mom-of-four Gena Lee Nolin has been inviting Celebrity Baby Scoop readers along as she shares her life experiences – and asks for advice – as she juggles her busy life with husband, former NHL star Cale Hulse, and their four children: Spencer, 17, Caia, 12, Hudson, 8, and Stella, 5.

In her latest guest blog, Gena shares her thoughts on the real meaning of Mother’s Day.

“Mother’s Day to me has never been about getting flowers or fancy restaurants,” she shared. “It’s truly being with my children, eye to eye, sharing stories, their homemade cards and embracing the way they want to celebrate me.”

She added: “I let it unfold the way they want, as we did for my mom — special cupcakes included.”

Bethenny Frankel

Reality star and talk show host Bethenny Frankel is set to celebrate her daughter Bryn‘s fourth birthday a few days before Mother’s Day.

Celebrity Baby Scoop recently caught up with the talk show host, and asked how Bryn would describe her.

“She would say that I am a fun, strict, and loving mommy,” the single mom said of her pretty preschooler.

Bethenny went on to gush about the joys of motherhood.

“There’s nothing we don’t do together to bond,” she added. “We go to the park and to Disney On Ice, and we also have picnics and take nice walks. We have snuggle parties, cook, bake, and do everything. We sing and have dance parties too.”

Alyson Hannigan

How I Met Your Mother alum Alyson Hannigan and husband, fellow actor Alexis Denisof, are parents to two daughters: Satyana, 5, and nearly 1-year-old Keeva.

“Being a mom is simply the best thing I have ever done,” Alyson gushed to Celebrity Baby Scoop. “My kids make me laugh and smile every day.”

Hank Baskett, regarding his wife Kendra Wilkinson

Former NFL star Hank Baskett and wife, Kendra on Top star Kendra Wilkinson, are expecting their second child – a daughter – any day.

Hank recently gushed to Celebrity Baby Scoop about the joys of seeing his wife expecting their child.

“I just love looking at her because that’s when you really look at a woman and say, ‘You have really given me everything.’ When a woman gives you a child, she is truly giving you everything,” Hank shared.

He added: “I just grow more and more in love with her over the years. To this day, I fall in love over and over because she keeps me on my toes and I never know what to expect from her.”

As for Kendra, the reality star is “beyond excited” about their daughter on-the-way.

“We had another child so we could have a girl and balance out this house,” she told Celebrity Baby Scoop of giving their 4-year-old son Hank a sister. “I’m ready for the challenge and am excited to show her what life is all about.”

She added: I’ve always wanted a boy and a girl. I think it’s a perfect balance. Now, it’s going to be 3 girls and 3 boys, including our dogs – the playing field is now even!”

Sarah Rafferty

Suits star Sarah Rafferty is proud mom to daughters Oona, 6, and Iris, 2.

The actress recently gushed to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her girls, whom she says are “the light of my life.”

“It’s funny. Sometimes I have disassociated moments where I think, ‘Wait, I’m their mother.’ I’m just here having fun with these children and enjoying them but I can’t believe I’m already at this phase in my life where I’m raising them,” she shared.

She added: “It’s such a blessing to have my two girls. The world that they’re growing up in is different than the one that I grew up in, in so many wonderful ways, and in so many ways that I’m a little bit nervous about. They’ve got the Internet and social media. There’s a lot to educate myself on, as a parent, in the years to come in terms of raising children in this environment.”

Kym Whitley

Actress and comedienne Kym Whitley recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her 3-year-old son Joshua.

“One of the rewards is the discovery,” Kym said of the joys of motherhood.

She added: “My life is different now and I have a different path of discovery. I would have never had that if I hadn’t become a mother. It has made me look at life differently. The reward is that instead of a barometer, I now have a meter of what is important in life, because I put him first before I make a decision.”

Heidi Klum

Model Heidi Klum is proud mom of four kids – Leni, 9, Henry, 8, Johan, 7, and 4-year-old Lou – and recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her favorite part of motherhood.

“That is so hard, because there are so many amazing things,” said the Project Runway star.

She added: “I would say the love that you feel with a child. For me, having a family is life and I understood once I had children how amazing it is, and that nothing else is really important but them.”

Malea

Singer-songwriter Malea recently welcomed her first child, daughter Grace.

The Rainbow Girl singer opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about celebrating her first Mother’s Day.

“I’m very excited to finally be a mom and of course will be sharing it with Grace,” she said of her first Mother’s Day with her baby girl. “We will probably take a walk with our dogs (my hairy babies) and have a nice breakfast together.”

As for motherhood, the singer says, “It has made me softer and healed me in some ways… Little things don’t seem to matter much anymore.”

Trista Sutter

The Bachelorette star Trista Sutter and husband Ryan Sutter are proud parents to two children – son Max, 6, and daughter Blakesley, 5.

“This year, I will be watching my daughter at her first dance recital over Mother’s Day weekend,” Trista recently told Celebrity Baby Scoop. “I can’t wait. She is so proud of her dance class and what she’s able to do and she just thoroughly loves it.”

She added: We have an event called ‘Dance TV’ through the Vail International Dance Festival. Each year they teach master classes with some of the people from So You Think You Can Dance. Allison Holker, Twitch, and Alice Long were there one year and we took a class. She turned to me and said, ‘Mommy when is everyone else going to leave because I want the stage.’ [laughs] It is in her bones–she wants to perform and she wants to dance. I’m so excited to see her at her first recital!”

Bill Rancic, regarding wife Giuliana Rancic

Kitchen Casino star Bill Rancic and wife, Giulana & Bill star Giuliana Rancic, are proud parents to son Duke, 20 months.

“Moms are so important in my life. My mom continues to be a huge influence, as does Giuliana’s,” Bill recently gushed to Celebrity Baby Scoop.

He added: “And now that we have Duke, I love celebrating what a great mom my wife is to our son. I’m sure we’ll do something to celebrate our family and how blessed we all are.”

Kimberly Elise

Apple Mortgage Cake actress Kimberly Elise is mom to daughters Butterfly and Ajableu and recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her favorite way to spend Mother’s Day with her girls.

“I like to be pampered and I like to eat breakfast in bed,” she shared. “I want to start with breakfast in bed and continue in that way throughout the day.” They know it’s coming and I’m like, ‘Get ready!’”[laughs]

When asked what kind of mother they would say she is, the actress replied: “I would say that they would say I am very dedicated. They have always felt that they have come first. They’d say I’m fun very strong and very loving. I feel confident today that they would say they are happy to have me as their mom.”

Kellie Martin

Life Goes On alum Kellie Martin is proud mom to 7-year-old daughter Maggie.

When Celebrity Baby Scoop recently asked if motherhood has changed her at all, the actress replied, “Oh my gosh, massively!”

“If it doesn’t change you, you’re doing something wrong,” she added. “I waited until I was thirty to have Maggie and I think I was pretty selfish before having a child. I definitely don’t put myself first at all. I take the time I need to do certain things, like I always make sure I work out every day. I take good care of myself so I don’t put myself first.”

For the actress, it sounds like motherhood has made a huge difference in her life.

“The things that used to make me happy or really excited don’t really make me happy or excited anymore,” she continued. “It’s kind of different now, because my priorities change and all of that. I am a lot more patient than I used to be too…I was never a patient person and I have a lot more patience now.”

Holly Madison

Former Playboy model Holly Madison has been transformed by motherhood since the arrival of her daughter Rainbow in March 2013.

“Rainbow is an amazing, easy baby. I got really lucky,” Holly gushed to Celebrity Baby Scoop.

She added: “I love her so much and she has inspired me to slow down and enjoy life in the moment. It’s hard to keep up with everything when you are a mom, but you also realize it’s OK to let some of the stuff you used to think was so important go.”

Tamera Mowry-Housley

Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry-Housley welcomed her first child – son Aden – in November 2012.

The Tia & Tamera star opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about the joys of motherhood.

“It’s been a beautiful and amazing journey, and it’s taught me humility,” she gushed.

And the actress was sure to keep it real when describing the adjustment into motherhood.

“I’ve also experienced the most challenges in my life with him, all in a short amount of time. It’s really interesting,” she admitted. “The challenges I had before were spaced out, like dealing with a break-up and college. When you have a kid, there are like three big challenges a week. It humbles you and teaches you that things will always work themselves out.”

She added: “It also teaches you that you can’t control everything. Your child will sleep through the night one day, and the next day you’ll be like, ‘What the hell happened to my angel?!’ [laughs] That’s just the way it is! It teaches you to just go with the flow.”

Hilaria Baldwin

Married to 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin, yoga instructor Hilaria Baldwin recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about welcoming the couple’s first child together – daughter Carmen, 9 months.

“I think the biggest surprise of motherhood is just the reality of it and how much you can really love this little person,” the new mom gushed. “She is such a sweetheart. People told me I was going to love my baby more than I could ever understand, and I almost didn’t believe them. However, they were absolutely right. Carmen is an absolute blessing.”

“To me, the biggest challenge is that you start to worry as soon as you have a baby,” she went on to share. “I want her to be happy and a lot of it is realizing you’re not in control of everything. You can only do your very best and a lot of it is letting go. It’s scary how fast they change. It’s incredible, because she’s still such a little baby who just turned one month, but I still think to myself, ‘Oh, she’s growing up so fast!’ People say that you blink and all of a sudden your kid is eighteen and going off to college, so I’m trying to enjoy every single moment.”

It sounds like the new mom is lapping up every moment with her sweet baby girl.

“Every moment with her is so special,” Hilaria continued. “It sounds silly, but one really special moment with her was when they gave her to me. We didn’t record my birth, because that was something that I wanted to remember but not record. However, he did use my iPhone to record the moment she was given to me. I wasn’t thinking about anything other than her. A few days later, I was looking through photos and I found the recording that they did. I can’t tell you how beautiful it is to have your baby put in your arms. It’s unbelievable. It’s also so incredible whenever she smiles and giggles. It’s all so amazing, even waking up with her at 2 a.m. is wonderful.”

Snooki

Jersey Shore alum Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi welcomed her first child – son Lorenzo – in August 2012.

For the former party girl, Snooki says motherhood has been transformative.

“Motherhood has completely changed my life — from the way I view things to the way I live my life,” she shared with Celebrity Baby Scoop. “Becoming a mom has just made me realize, ‘Grow the hell up.’ And just looking at my son everyday made me realize he’s my life now and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”

She added: “The best thing about being a mom is knowing that my little nugget is mine and will always be my baby. He’s my sunshine.”

Sheryl Crow

Rockstar Sheryl Crow is proud mom to two sons – Wyatt, 7, and Levi, 4.

The singer-songwriter recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her boys, who she says are “just the best.”

“They have so much energy and they keep me young! I wouldn’t change a thing,” the proud mom gushed. “I love getting to see things through their eyes.”

Happy Mother’s Day to all our favorite celebrity moms — and to all of you! 

Use our Baby Name Finder to find the perfect name for your little one, check out which celebrities are pregnant, or find Mother’s Day cards at Shop Parents.

Mother's Day Paper Crafts: Paper Blooms
Mother's Day Paper Crafts: Paper Blooms
Mother's Day Paper Crafts: Paper Blooms

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Give Back to Moms in Need with Boppy, and Enter for a Chance to Win a Trip

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Mother’s Day—it’s the one day a year that’s truly all about you and your little ones. Maybe you’re looking forward to a leisurely breakfast in bed or a cute card “signed” by Baby. But before you unwind and enjoy a well-deserved day of relaxation come May 11, consider giving back to mothers in less fortunate circumstances, too. 

Boppy will celebrate the mama-centric holiday as well as its own 25th anniversary by donating 5 percent of all May profits from their feeding pillow to moms in need. Boppy is working alongside Nurse Family Partnership, who matches financially needy new moms—often teenagers—with public health nurses who assist them before Baby arrives and for the two years following the birth. This service has been intact for over three decades and has helped foster healthier pregnancies and safer home environments, and it has also positively impacted children’s education and their mothers’ employment status.

Taking part in this initiative means you’ll have a new Boppy for yourself or to gift to an expectant friend or relative. The Boppy pillow comes in lots of colors and patterns and helps keep Baby comfy while you nurse or bottlefeed. As your wee one grows, the pillow can help support her as she learns to sit. 

Prefer to donate a concrete dollar amount? Give online here through Boppy’s partnership with Captivate.org (http://captivate.org/contests/nfp-explore-keystone) or use the link on Boppy’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TheBoppyCompany/app_1393201434248014) from now through May 11. Upon donating $10 or more, you’ll be entered to win a vacation to Keystone, Colorado for two. Pledge larger sums and you’ll be rewarded with a variety of Boppy products, detailed here: http://captivate.org/contests/nfp-explore-keystone/ Even if your own little one has outgrown such items, this is an excellent opportunity to stock up on baby shower gifts for pals who will soon be engaging in their own Mother’s Day celebrations!

Are you a pumping mom? Here are some tips on storing your breastmilk safely.

Store Breast Milk Safely
Store Breast Milk Safely
Store Breast Milk Safely

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Great Gifts Through the March of Dimes “Imbornto” Campaign

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Stumped about what type of present to purchase for your umpteenth baby shower? Before you resort to a gift card, consider checking out one of the various retailers—including Kmart and Ebay—that have partnered with the March of Dimes’ annual “imbornto” campaign.

March of Dimes is known for addressing the health issues that affect mothers and babies—you may be familiar with their charity walk that raises money to keep pregnant women and their newborns healthy, for example. March of Dimes has also conducted medical research. Specifically, the goal of the “imbornto” campaign—which honors the parents who take good care of their little ones both in the womb and out—is to raise money to continue the various March of Dimes efforts.

One March of Dimes success story, Aidan Lamothe, serves as the organization’s national ambassador for 2014. The 6-year-old boy was born 11 weeks premature and has continued to thank March of Dimes for their life-saving efforts through volunteer work and yearly NICU visits. Check out the cutie’s moving campaign video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqdqz2L28iQ&feature=youtu.be

Each retailer participating in the campaign has its own method of giving back. Some will make donations to March of Dimes after buyers purchase a particular product, while others will give after patrons send a text (The Bon-Ton Stores) or upload a photo (Martha Stewart Omnimedia). A full list of stores and their policies is available here: http://imbornto.com/partners.html and information on making an online donation in a loved one’s honor is also accessible: https://www.marchofdimes.com/giving/support-imbornto.aspx. The adorable rabbit pictured above is available through Scentsy.

Happy gift-giving! And if you’re throwing a baby shower, check out this cute baby-bodysuit bouquet idea.

Baby Shower Ideas: How To Make A Onesie Bouquet
Baby Shower Ideas: How To Make A Onesie Bouquet
Baby Shower Ideas: How To Make A Onesie Bouquet

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15 Star Moms Celebrate First Mother’s Day

Friday, May 10th, 2013

This post was written by our friends at Celebrity Baby Scoop. 

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

In celebration of moms everywhere, let’s take a look at Hollywood’s newest matriarchs who will celebrate their first Mother’s Day on May 12. From Drew Barrymore, to Giuliana Rancic, to Shakira, to Adele, look through our list of 15 star moms celebrating for the first time this year.

Giuliana Rancic:

Reality stars Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic welcomed their first child, son Duke, on August 30. The new mom opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her big plans to celebrate her first Mother’s Day.

“Bill and I are having our moms come to LA for Mother’s Day – to make it special for all of us,” she shared. “We’re planning a fancy bunch with the whole family at a nice hotel in Newport Coast and then a walk on the beach. Really, I just want to relax and enjoy the day together as a whole family.”

She added: “This Mother’s Day is especially meaningful because it’s my first time to celebrate as a mother, of course! After struggling for years to have a baby, it’s a real gift to be able to spend the special day with Bill, Duke and our family.”

Holly Madison:

Before welcoming her first child, daughter Rainbow, on March 5, Playboy model Holly Madison spoke to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her hopes for her first Mother’s Day.

“I hope my boyfriend [Pasquale Rotella] and I can find something fun to do that someone only a few months old will enjoy,” Holly shared. “Maybe we will take her to the Springs Preserve (a park here in Vegas) and see if she reacts to any of the animals and the nature.”

Kristin Cavallari:

The Hills alum Kristin Cavallari, 26, welcomed her first child, son Camden, on August 8.
Engaged to Camden’s dad, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, Kristin recently chatted about the joys of motherhood.

“Motherhood came very naturally to me. I’m enjoying every second. He’s such a happy, sweet baby. Every day is something new and exciting. Being a mom means being responsible for another life and it no longer being about you. It’s the most rewarding thing in the world.”

Malin Akerman:

Rock of Ages star Malin Akerman, 34, and her drummer husband, Roberto Zincone, welcomed their first child, son named Sebastian, on April 16.

“My husband and I welcomed our beautiful, healthy baby boy to this world this morning! Biggest joy of my life!!! #lovemykid” Malin announced via Twitter Tuesday.“PS and his name is … Sebastian Zincone )) Love him more than life itself!! #whatafeeling !!!”

Kristen Bell:

Parenthood star Dax Shepard, 38, and House of Lies actress Kristen Bell, 32, became parents in March.
The longtime couple welcomed a daughter on Thursday, March 28. “Lincoln Bell Shepard is here,” the proud new papa announced via Twitter. “She has mom’s beauty and dad’s obsession with breasts. Hooray!!!”

“My new roommate poops her pants and doesn’t pay rent…basically Dax pre-sobriety,” the new mom added via Twitter. “Welcome baby Lincoln.”

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