Ali Landry has worn a crown as Miss Louisiana and Miss USA. She also made eating Doritos look incredibly sexy in a series of commercials. Now she's making motherhood look good with one child and another due any minute.

By Bekah Wright
September 20, 2011
Ali Landry and Estella
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A Pregnant Pause

I got pregnant easily with Estela. When my husband and I started trying for our second, we tried for a really long time with no results and began getting worried. So beyond being on top of my ovulation and knowing what was going on with my body, I took some extra steps. I'm a big believer in acupuncture.

Her Cheering Section

I host a supper club once a month with all celebrity moms: Denise Richards, Brooke Burke, Nancy O'Dell, Candice Cameron, Lisa Rinna, Allison Sweeney, Kyle Richards and Holly Robinson-Peete. Most of them are moms I can turn to for advice on having more than one! They were rooting for me while I was trying to get pregnant with number two.

Buckle Up Now!

Every single baby has to be put in a car seat, but there's not enough education about it. I became a car-seat technician and realized how much I had been doing wrong! That's why I helped start the Red CARpet event, where celebrities drive car-seat awareness.

Nausea Game Plan

Beyond herbs, tea and ginger ale: carbs. For three months I ate nothing but bread and starch. Rice, potatoes, pasta and a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches. Thankfully, I'd started doing core workouts, which has been my saving grace. (Her workout buddy is Selma Blair!)

Sharing Finds

When I go to the ABC Expo, a trade show for baby products, I get heart palpitations, I get so excited, because there are so many incredible products out there that some of the world never gets to see. I get so inspired that I've launched a website called It's the first product-review site for moms.

Big Sister on Board

Estela is 3, so she's at a great age to have a new sibling. We watch Web videos about how babies develop, and I take her with me to the doctor visits.

Tricks of the Trade

With Estela, I followed the Happiest Baby on the Block method and swaddled her for 10 months. It worked like a charm!

She's a Momprenuer!

Everyone is asking about whether I'll make boy's clothes for my company, Belle Parish. I really want to do bedding, and I want to do accessories, and I want to do everything. I really learned a lot, because we do it all out of my garage! It's a lot of work. So we're going to stay as small as we can for now.

Originally published in the October 2011 issue of American Baby magazine.

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December 3, 2018
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