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Alison Sweeney: It’s Important To Be a Good Role Model For My Kids

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney recently spoke with Celebrity Baby Scoop about her newest novel, getting a good night’s sleep, fitness routine, and summertime with her two children, Ben and Megan.

CBS: Health and fitness is on everyone’s mind these days. What tips have you learned for maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle from your time on The Biggest Loser?

AS: “The main thing I’ve adopted is the importance of making it an overall healthy lifestyle as my way of life. It’s not about a diet or a short term goal, it is making the right choices each and every day. There are of course times to cheat and have some treats but those are the days that I try to get in an extra hard workout or plan one for the next day to still feel good about all of my choices.”

CBS: What does your personal health regime look like? What keeps your motivated? Do you feel pressure to be a good role model to your kids?

AS: “Being a good role model to my kids is the most important thing in the world to me. I find that showing them my healthy lifestyle of eating right and enjoying workouts sets a great example for them, and gets them excited for their fitness. I try to work out every day and to eat healthy foods, and to always get a good night’s rest.”

CBS: As a mom, you want your kids to lead a healthy lifestyle, how do you insure your kids eat right, exercise and get enough sleep?

AS: “My kids don’t know anything different. They love their vegetables and don’t really know fast food. They love getting me ingredients from our garden and they help me get dinner together in a way that has them invested in the meal too. So it’s that much easier to get them to enjoy eating foods that they helped prepare. We hike, play tag and do other fun activities together. Plus they know what time bedtime is to ensure a good rest.”

CBS: What did Benjamin and Megan do over the summer? Do they have any favorite summer activities? Any special family traditions to celebrate the end of summer?

AS: “We have such fun as a family during the summer. We’re constantly being active outside, taking vacations when we can and just enjoying time together. The kids have been in camp a bit but it’s more about our quality time together.”

CBS: Do the kids like school? What are their favorite subjects?

AS: “My kids do like school and they love to learn things. Ben is really into science and Megan loves theater and performing (wonder where she gets that!).”

CBS: Tell us a little about your decision to leave Days and take on a directing role at GH. What prompted it? How hard was it to part with your character of 21 years?

AS: “After 7 years of hosting The Biggest Loser AND being Sami on Days, I realized that I needed to make a change to have more time with my family and to pursue other career ambitions that don’t require the same time commitments. I continue to love hosting The Biggest Loser (which returns on September 11 to NBC) and directing is a passion as well. I’m hoping to direct again at Days soon and loved being at GH to direct there as well. Plus, I continue to love writing and am currently working on my third novel.”

CBS: Congratulations on your new novel! What inspired you to write ‘Scared Scriptless’? Tell us a little about Maddy, is she based on anyone in particular?

AS: “Maddy is a compilation of several people in my life, starting with me! Many of the characters in this book are based on friends I work with and some characters you recognize from my first novel, The Star Attraction. I love the challenge of great storytelling and I love writing the stories that come to me, especially since I’ve spent my whole career telling the stories of other writers’ as an actress. I love to read and my goal is to have these books be ones others love to read for a break from their hectic lives.”

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Got a Great Kid-Product Idea? Tell Huggies!

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

What if that awesome invention you thought of while dozing off after a midnight feeding could lead to some big bucks? 

Thanks to the Huggies MomInspired Grant Program, parents who’ve dreamed up products designed to help fellow moms and dads have the opportunity to win some cash–$15,000, to be exact!

Eight parent entrepreneurs who have either developed a product or an ingenious idea will receive these grants. The 5th annual competition is already underway, but applicants may enter through September 30, 2014.

Here are the rules!

  • Who: Anyone with an original, innovative and viable new product idea to help make life easier for parents; must be 21 or older and reside in the United States
  • How: Log onto www.HuggiesMomInspired.com and submit application, including the idea and business plan
  • When: June 17, 2014 through September 30, 2014
  • Why: For the chance to receive $15,000 and advice to help start or grow your business idea

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Top 10 Reasons Why I Hate My Son*

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Each month in Parents, we print the 27 truest words about parenting from our favorite bloggers. Our August issue features a quote from Mike Julianelle at Dad and Buried. Read his full blog post below.

Having kids is not all it’s cracked up to be.

For one thing, you have a tiny human being in your house. This is almost as bizarre as having an animal in your house, but at least animals have fur. All my son has is tons and tons of drool.

For the most part it’s fun to have him around, except of course for the drain on my finances, the stress on my marriage, the elimination of my social life, the inability to sleep, the constant threat of fecal explosion, etc. It’s actually very much like running a farm; at the beginning there was even milking.

I know this is old news; everyone already knows that kids are a drag. But not all kids are a drag in the same ways.

Here then, is a list of things I hate about my son, and my son only.

1 – He makes everything more important.
Work, money, food, health, free time. Everything means more now. I need to work harder to make more money to buy more food. More expensive, healthy food that won’t make him get fat and get diabetes. I have to eat healthier too, and I have to exercise so I don’t get fat and have a heart attack. Free time is no longer free, it’s time to spend with him, and I need more of it because he needs more of me, and I can’t go to the movies or to the bar because he can’t come and I can’t watch the stuff I want to watch when he’s around because it might make him kill people so I have to make sure he watches the proper stuff which just gives me a headache and I can’t let him watch too much because he has to go outside and oh my god there’s just so much to think about get out of my HEAD SCHWARTZ!

2 – He’s better looking than I am.
Which is funny, because everyone tells me how much we look alike. But it’s clear he blows me away, just by virtue of being younger and not having bags under his eyes or a scowl on his face. I’ve never in my life gotten as many compliments as this kid. I mean, the dude’s a chick magnet, and it’s a lot of fun to get all this attention from the ladies, but not that fun since I’m married and he’s a long way from puberty. It’s like having a superpower you can’t use. I feel like Mr. Incredible, except when he’s fat and hates his life.

3 – My wife likes him more than she likes me.
Every husband knows this is true. Ask Oedipus.

4 – He reminds me of my mortality.
Everyone tells you that having a kid around teaches you to see old things as new again; reinvigorates your perspective on life; let’s you experience things through a child’s eyes. All it has taught me is that I’ve wasted my life and I’m 35 going on 60 and apparently that’s gonna happen in the blink of an eye since having kids somehow accelerates time, according to every single parent I’ve ever met. Great. So I’m old, and I’m getting older, and he’s in my face with his wasted, idiotic youth all the time, AND soon he’ll be 25 and I’ll be dead. Parenting!

5 – My parents like him more than me.
He’s their only grandson and they don’t remember what he was like as a teenager because he’s only two. I, on the other hand, revert to being a teenager with every visit home. Advantage: grandson.

6 – He gets terrible music stuck in my head.
I defy you to not be humming this song all day long:

And then there’s “Yo Gabba Gabba!” At first you’re like, oh, a hipster show for kids, maybe the music will be tolerable! And then you can’t stop singing “Try it! You’ll like it! TRY IT AND YOU’LL LIKE IT!” to yourself over and over and over and over. I don’t blame the shows themselves; they are what they are. I blame my son. He did this to me. Thankfully I got a little payback – he’s been humming “Call Me Maybe” for weeks. REVENGE.

7 – Everyone likes him more than me.
Honestly, this kid is a charmer. It’s gross. He has more social skills than I’ve ever had. I can barely go two minutes without insulting someone, this kid has gang members blowing kisses on the F train. The last time I blew a kiss at a gang member, well…let’s just say I’m lucky I was still able to have a kid.

8 – He makes drinking/being hungover/going to the movies/going to dinner/sleeping everything harder.
He makes every adult-based and/or private and/or quiet activity harder. I can’t get drunk when he’s around, and even when he’s not around, he will be the next morning, when the cure for a hangover is NOT his Elmo guitar in my face. I can’t sleep late when he’s around alive. I can’t go to the movies or dinner with him, which means I need a babysitter, and last week we scared off our best one when we came home drunk. He just makes life harder. More rewarding? More meaningful? Sure, whatever. I just want to get drunk in peace. Is that a crime?

9 – I like him more than me.
He’s a better person. It’s just a fact. Even though he’s still stained with Original Sin! BETTER PERSON THAN ME.

10 – He makes everything less important.
Who gives a shit about going to the movies or watching Breaking Bad? I could sit and stare at my son all night long and that would be entertainment enough. I mean, ALL HE DOES is fall on his face. It’s hilarious. He has 100% ruined my life, yes, but that was my old life and this is my new one (a fact that is both pathetic and, frankly, kind of necessary). He is my new one. I honestly couldn’t care less about myself anymore. Like I said above, he’s Me 2.0 and he’s better in every. single. way. Which makes me have to try and be better too.

Which, in all honesty, is a major pain in the ass.

*Fine. Maybe it should be “Top 10 Reasons Why I “Hate” My Son”

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Hank Baskett: Alijah and Hank Make Every Day Father’s Day

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Kendra On Top star Hank Baskett has a lot to celebrate this Father’s Day.  The proud papa opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about family life with their newest addition – daughter Alijah Mary.

The former NFL star, 31, chats about how little Hank, 4, is adjusting to his baby sister, how raising a daughter will be different, and his Father’s Day plans.

CBS: You and Kendra welcomed a beautiful baby girl into your family recently, how has Alijah Mary changed your life so far? Does she have your wrapped around her little finger yet?

HB: “Alijah has been absolutely amazing. Other than the fact that early on she was more like a vampire with her sleeping habits. But seriously she has been a little angel. For the first few days in the hospital I couldn’t help but look at her and have my eyes water up. She’s papa’s lil girl and I’m already feeling that. She has me wrapped more than by her little finger. I might as well have hand cuffs on. Gonna be hard to tell her no.”

CBS: How is Kendra feeling? Is Alijah sleeping well so far?

HB: “Kendra is doing very good. The nurses at the hospital were even amazed at how fast she was up walking around. Kendra had definitely been a trooper. Until Alijah stops breastfeeding I’m basically a changing parent.

CBS: How is Hank Jr. adjusting to having a little sister? He’s been an only child for 4 years, does he like being a big brother?

HB: “Honestly Lil Hank had reacted better than Kendra and I could’ve ever imagined. He had been extremely loving and caring with Alijah. He always wants to give her a kiss in the head before she goes to sleep and before he goes to school. He’s even told us at times we couldn’t hold her because she’s his baby sister and he’s protecting her. He’s gonna be one hell of a big brother!”

CBS: How do you think raising a daughter will differ from raising a son? In what ways do you think you’ll be more strict or lenient?

HB: “There’s gonna be slight changes in raising a girl but we don’t want to change things too much. We feel like we’ve done pretty good with Hank and don’t want her treated any differently. I must admit that I’m exited to have someone on my side now. There are times Kendra and Lil Hank gang up on me.”

CBS: Father’s Day is coming up, what will make this Father’s Day special for you?

HB: “I couldn’t ask for anything more for Father’s Day than I already have. Kendra has blessed me with two of the most amazing gifts a man could ask for. Alijah and Hank make everyday Father’s Day to me. Kendra is the most amazing wife and mother I could’ve ever dreamed of. She is very adamant that I get enough rest and at times I feel guilty because she’s doing so much. Probably my favorite thing so far is seeing Alijah and Lil Hank curled up in her arms. I just sit back, take many pictures, and thank the Lord for putting Kendra in my life. So much has happened in 6 years since we met I can’t help but look forward to the many more ahead!!”

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Tamera Mowry-Housley: “I’ve Learned To Trust My Mother Instincts”

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry-Housley attended the charitable Race to Erase MS event that helped to spread awareness of MS and raise money for the cause. The mom-of-one, to son Aden, 1, says “having fun in a selfless way” was a major highlight of the event.

Tamera chats with Celebrity Baby Scoop about her experience at Race to Erase MS, her greatest fashion icons, and how she’s “been very blessed with a happy baby.” She goes on to discuss whether there are any plans for another baby, her 80/20 rule for losing the baby weight, and how she is “really excited to do The Real” in September.

CBS: You recently attended the Race to Erase MS event. What was the event all about? What was the highlight of the event?

TMH: “Basically, it was a charity event that helped to spread awareness of MS. We’ve gone so far in finding ways to help cope with the disease. It was a huge auction to help raise money for the cause.

The highlight was being around people who love to help and take time out of their day to do something great. At the same time, you get to dress up and have fun. You’re having fun in a selfless way.”

CBS: You truly wowed the room with the cranberry Christian Dior dress and natural curls! What was the inspiration behind the look? Who are your greatest fashion icons?

TMH: “Honestly, I wanted to be comfortable. That day, I was a little bit bloated and I wanted to be in a dress that I was comfortable in. I didn’t want to be in a skin-tight outfit…I wanted to be in an outfit that I could move around in. Also, when people go to cocktail events, they always wear black, so I wanted to wear colors.

In regard to my greatest fashion icons, definitely Audrey Hepburn. I think her birthday was recently too. I absolutely love her, because all of her pieces were very classic. It didn’t matter what time or era it was– if you looked at her clothes, you would think to yourself, ‘I would wear that today.’ She was a woman who personified class—class and elegance. I also love Diane von Furstenberg and Stella McCartney. All of these women just have so much class.”

CBS: How is your son, Aden, doing? Has he reached any exciting milestones that you would like to share?

TMH: “Aden is fantastic! What he is loving now is saying ‘no.’ But he says other things too, like ‘Mama.’ He says ‘Daddy’ too, which is interesting, because he doesn’t say ‘Mommy’ or ‘Dad.’ Isn’t that interesting? If he says ‘Daddy,’ you would think that he would say ‘Mommy,’ but he calls me ‘Mama.’ He says ‘no,’ ‘go,’ and ‘yay,’ so he’s talking a lot. He’s also connecting words now. The other day, he said, ‘Let’s go, but kind of.’ So it’s not just one word; he’s trying to form sentences.

He really is the love of my life and he’s a very smart kid. He knows what he wants and when he wants it. Not only that, do you know what I really love about Aden? He loves the idea of family, because he loves being around Mommy and Daddy. If it is just me by myself, yes, he loves me and has fun. However, the moment his dad comes home and we’re together, his eyes light up. If we’re in the car and he knows mommy and daddy are in the car, he’s just the happiest baby. We’ve been very blessed with a happy baby. He’s always laughing, smiling, and giggling, which is a blessing.”

CBS: How does this second year of motherhood compare to the first year?

TMH: “I’m much more relaxed because during the first year, you’re trying to figure everything out. The second year, you’re okay and of course before you get used to one thing, they’re on to the next. You have to get used to another rhythm and another milestone. The thing is, I am a lot more confident in myself and in my mother instincts. I’ve learned to trust my mother instincts.”

CBS: Are there any plans for baby no. 2?

TMH: “Absolutely! I can’t wait. The timing has to be right, and, ultimately, I am not the one—I am but I am not—in charge of that. If I could have a baby very soon, we would be very happy.”

CBS: You recently debuted your post-baby bikini body for InTouch and looked fantastic! What are your best tips for new moms trying to lose the baby weight?  

TMH: “Honestly, if you want to lose the weight, I’ve learned that there is no easy formula. You basically have to work hard, work out, and eat right. Eating right is 80% of the battle, and that’s what I’ve learned. You could work out until you’re just exhausted, but if you’re not eating right, then the weight is not going to come off. Eating clean really did it for me. For example, if I wanted to have bread. I would eat gluten free bread. If I wanted to have a cracker, I would eat gluten free crackers. I actually love gluten free bread now. It’s also about trying to stay away from sugar and salt.

However, don’t limit yourself too much. I believe in the 80/20 rule, meaning 80% of the time, eat very clean and healthy. Twenty percent of the time, allow yourself to eat whatever you want.”

CBS: What plans do you have for the summer?

TMH: “I plan on staying up north with my family in Napa. I absolutely love it up there in the summer. I like just being in our house, by the pool, and enjoying the scenery the sun, and, of course, the wine.” [laughs]

CBS: Do you have any upcoming projects you would like to share?

TMH: “Yes! I can’t really say anything yet, because it is not 100% closed. I will be doing a couple of things, but you know how it is, you can’t really say anything until they give you the ‘okay.’ The one thing I can talk about is that I am really excited to do The Real. That will be coming up in September, and we have a start date of September 15th. I just can’t wait to sit down with my girls and have girl chat. I am really excited!”

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Gilles Marini: “I Want To Raise Beautiful Minds & Kind Kids”

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Switched At Birth actor Gilles Marini and his wife Carole recently did a beautiful makeover on their Idyllwild cabin with World Market.

Celebrity Baby Scoop recently caught up with Gilles to talk about his favorite things to do outside Hollywood, why being green is important, and life at the cabin with wife Carole and their two children Juliana, 7, and Georges, 15.

CBS: Tell us about your recent makeover of your Idyllwild cabin with World Market. What inspired the look?

GM: “Our global travels inspired the look and feel of our cabin. My wife and I shop at World Market regularly for everything from home décor and furniture, to foods you can’t find anywhere else — a lot of the things they carry remind us of all the wonderful countries we’ve traveled to through the years.  The store’s style matches our taste perfectly, so when we started to think about decorating our cabin house, we first looked at World Market. Luckily, we found what we wanted there– they have a lot of colorful options and the prices were great. We’re so happy with how the cabin turned out!”

CBS: Where did you find the pieces and inspiration?

GM: “I’ve been going to World Market for a long time and always liked the relaxed, peaceful look of the furniture and other unique items. The main inspiration was eco, peaceful, and woodsy.”

CBS: We hear it’s an eco-friendly cabin — even solar powered! Tell us all about the green components — and tell us why this was important to you.

GM: “It’s simple. We live in a time where the next endangered species is really us by killing off our beautiful planet. There is pollution due to our ignorance and fires and reactions from Mother Earth, such as huge nature catastrophes like hurricanes. We need to change today or else there will be no tomorrow. I have kids and what are we going to leave behind? I must be proactive and show everyone around me that we can do little things and heal this world one act at the time. It is solar-powered and I have my natural water source, a composting toilet, and every single drop of water used is sent back into the forest. We are 100% independent up there at the cabin. I am loving it.”

CBS: How often do you travel up to the cabin?

GM: “Every time I have more than 24 hours off from work.”

CBS: What do you and your family love about being up there?

GM: “Hiking, working on the house, playing by the creek, and building things out of the dead woods. We also go fishing in general and we do a lot of outdoor activities. The kids and everyone that comes absolutely love it.”

CBS: Do you ‘unplug’ from mobile devices and enjoy quality family time up there?

GM: “We have no choice, as there is no reception. But to be fair, we do have a hot spot that works great up there and we can get online access. We sometimes end up watching movies on the movie screen, streaming Netflix and such. So the kids love the nature life and can always go have a bit of their electronic life, but somehow they do not crave it as much as they do in Los Angeles. It’s funny.”

CBS: How are your two kids doing? What are they into these days?

GM: “My kids are doing great. My son Georges is doing well at Notre Dame high school. We got so lucky to be part of such an amazing school. He loves it. My daughter is in the second grade and I am gaga for her. She is such a super smart, beautiful little girl. I am so in love. She plays the piano, dances, does Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and more. She is so active and I definitely know that she can only be my daughter.” [laughs]

CBS: It looks like your son is taller than you now?

GM: “Not yet. He is about 5’9 ish, and I have a bet with him that if he gets taller than me by the time he is sixteen, then he can ask for anything. That is a mind trick, because it forces him to eat, sleep, and stretch every day. By the way–I know he won’t be as tall as me by the time he is sixteen, so it’s a calculated bet.” [laughs]

CBS: Do you feel that time flies once you’re a parent?

GM: “Life flies in general, and I think being a parent just makes it sweeter and more meaningful. Getting older is a privilege that many don’t ever experience, so I truly enjoy and cherish every moment.”

CBS: What’s your favorite way to spend Father’s Day?

GM: “With them and their friends. Life is about celebrating, teaching what you know or can teach, legacy, and what you will leave behind. I want to raise beautiful minds and kind kids, so let’s hope I am doing a good job at it.”

CBS: What projects are you working on right now? And what’s up next for you?

GM: “I wish I was allowed to answer that. I am working on Switched At Birth and something is coming up in my agenda very soon. I like to thrive in my job, to feel deeply connected with my character, and make people at home happy to have watched either the show or the movie I’m in. A lot of projects are coming up, so stay tuned for sure.”

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Brooke Burke-Charvet: “I Try To Lead By Example”

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Brooke Burke-Charvets new line of workout apparel, Caelum, promises to help achieve fitness goals while staying stylish all for under $100.  Celebrity Baby Scoop caught up with the always on-the-go mom of four to talk about Caelum and where her inspiration came from.

CBS: Tell us about your recent photo shoot in Venice Beach for your fitness line, Caelum Campaign. Was it nerve-wracking getting in those teeny tiny outfits for the camera?

BB: “We decided to let Venice Beach be the home for the Caelum Campaign photo shoot. I absolutely love the energy in Venice Beach so we chose to use graffiti walls and have the heart of Southern California be the backdrop for the launch of the line.

The line offers styles for every type of woman and the goal is to inspire women to dress the part and live their fittest life.”

CBS: Tell us all about the brand. It looks colorful and cozy. What inspired the various designs?

BB: “My goal for Caelum is to inspire women to get fit and dress the part. I always say, if you are going to sweat to do it in style.

I created Caelum, derived from the acronym that defines the brand: ‘core, active, evolve, live, uplift and motivate,’ for women with active, on-the-go lifestyles. I also believe that fitness is fashion! This line was inspired by seasonal colors and current fashion trends so women can have fun when they are pulling their fitness wardrobe out of their closet!”

CBS: We hear the line will be available in Nordstrom. Congrats, and tell us more!

BB: “Thank you! I am very excited that a two year dream is becoming a reality and Nordstrom is the perfect home to launch my brand. Right now, the line is available at Nordstrom.com and within the next week, will be available in Nordstrom stores across the country.”

CBS: How do you stay in check re. body image and staying healthy? How do you bring a healthy message home to your daughters? To your son?

BB: “It is very tricky. Right now, my older girls are totally into fitness, which I think is great. I try to never use words like ‘fat’ or ‘skinny’ and instead I talk about being healthy, strong and getting fit. I try to lead by example, because working out is so much more than just the body. It is about mind, body and souls as well as the benefits of choosing to be active go so much deeper than the surface.”

CBS: Shall we watch for a fitness DVD to follow? Maybe you’ll be helping moms to get back into shape post-baby?

BB: “I currently have a DVD with Sony and have already produced four titles and plan on producing four more in the next year. For these DVDs’ I did not just lend my name, but instead I developed workouts such as Sexy Abs, 30 Day Slim Down, Tone and Tighten and Strength & Condition that individuals at a variety of different fitness levels can use and truly work!”

CBS: What’s with Hollywood’s obsession to lose the baby weight fast? What’s your best advice to new moms in the postpartum period?

BB: “I totally believe in belly binding! I wrapped my post pregnancy belly in a belly binding sleeve I developed, Tauts, for forty days and forty nights. This totally helped support the baggy baby skin and forced me to keep my core engaged. I really truly believe this is the best natural approach to getting back in shape.

I will say it takes a miracle to make and grow a baby. All women need to embrace the time and anything that happens to their bodies is so worth it, but it should not be used as an excuse. Stay healthy, stay strong and be positive… remember the pregnancy belly does not have to be forever.”

CBS: Tell us your best tips for moms wanting to get started in a regular fitness routine. What’s the key to success?

BB: “I firmly believe you have to be stronger than your excuses. There are a lot of tips and tricks, but no real secrets.

Making a commitment with a friend, signing up for a gym membership, purchasing a DVD, signing up for a workout class are all really helping and keep you honest. I also think women need to mix up their workouts, set reasonable goals and make the commitment to start.

If you are not sweating, you are not working out hard enough. So push yourself to your limits, write it down and make a schedule that allows you to be as equally important as everyone else is in your life. Make fitness a priority.”

CBS: How are your kids doing? Do they enjoy working out with you? Or are they into sports? Maybe they like both?

BB: “My kids are doing awesome! They love to workout with me. I really enjoy family fitness and sometimes will bring my son to a class and I love bringing my older girls to my Booty Burn class. It is a fun, rhythmic and free space for everyone to have a blast.”

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5 Celebrity Moms With a Brood of Boys

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Let’s hear it for the boys!

With the recent arrival of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale third son – Apollo Bowie Flynn –  let’s take a look at 4 more Hollywood moms whom have all boys in their brood.

Gwen Stefani:

Rocker couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale welcomed their third son –  Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale – on February 28, 2014.

In January, the Cool singer – already mom to sons Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 5 – revealed that she was expecting another boy. Wearing a blue shirt and crown, Gwen captioned an Instagram photo: “I was ready to hand over the crown. But I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys.”

In 2010, the No Doubt frontwoman admitted that her brood of boys is a bit “weird.”

“I mean, it does seem weird that I don’t have a girl, but I feel like I’m running out of time,” Gwen shared. “I also don’t want to spread myself so thin that I can’t even be good for them… Poor Zuma, he’d be the middle guy. I’m not focusing on it right now, but it’s not up to me anyway, you know? These things are miracles, so we’ll see. Otherwise, the clothes are probably going to go to some girlfriend of Kingston’s!”

Melissa Joan Hart:

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart and husband, musician Mark Wilkerson, are parents to three boys: Mason, 8, Brady, 6, and Tucker, 18 months.

“I was actually relieved it was a boy,” Melissa told Celebrity Baby Scoop.

She added: “It makes life a little easier. I wasn’t prepared for the ‘girly’ toys and accessories. I couldn’t be more happy with the family I have surrounding me but I’m not ready to say I’m done having kids just yet.”

Cate Blanchett:

Two-time Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett and husband, screenwriter Andrew Upton, have three sons: Dashiell, 12, Roman nearly 10, and Ignatius, nearly 6.

“Having boys is great,” the Elizabeth star said. “It’s a neat position to be in and I love the high energy that comes along in raising boys. It’s fun.”

Julie Bowen:

Modern Family star Julie Bowen and husband Scott Phillips are proud parents to three sons: Oliver, nearly 7, and 4 1/2-year-old twins John and Gus.

What’s life like in her all-boy household?

“I have three boys, so my house is … rowdy!” she joked with Celebrity Baby Scoop.

She added: “They are close in age, so they really do like playing with one another, and so far, get along very well. I hope that continues.”

Britney Spears:

While she loves her boys, pop superstar Britney Spears says she’d love to give her sons — Sean Preston, 8, and Jayden James, 7 — a baby sister.

“I would like to be busy the first couple of years, but then I would really like to have another baby, a girl,” Britney admitted.

She added: “I think she would be like a mini-me. I think it’s going to be crazy. I’m not going to feel as alone in the world anymore. I’m going to feel like I have a second person, like, that’s me.”

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