Month: July 2014

Kim Kardashian: Nephew Mason Wasn’t Happy About Kidchella

While Instagram photos of North West‘s first birthday blowout— aka “Kidchella” — show everyone having a good time, one Keeping Up with the Kardashians star apparently wasn’t too pleased with the festivities.

“When I said, ‘North’s having a birthday party at your house,’ Mason said, ‘No! I’m having a birthday party at my house! She can never have a party!” Kim Kardashian, 33, told PEOPLE of nephew Mason Disick, 4½ , Monday at Battello in Jersey City, New Jersey, where she and sisters Khloé and Kourtney teamed up with Babies “R” Us to host an Operation Shower event for expectant military moms.

Kourtney hosted the birthday bash at her Calabasas, California, home — and Mason wasn’t too keen on his cousin’s Coachella-inspired celebration.

“Before Kim even said we were having it at his house, he said, ‘I’m going to put Legos everywhere! I’m going to scare everybody!’” Mason’s mom Kourtney, 35, said.

Kardashian sistersKevin Mazur/Getty

So is this the start of a cousin rivalry, or is Mason still just learning how to share?

“He’s very moody. He’s very Kourtney-like,” Khloé, 30, said. “If he wants to do something he will. If he doesn’t, you can’t get him to do anything.”

Kourtney said that Mason’s temperament comes from dad Scott Disick: “He might be a little more Scott’s personality than mine. He’s just the life of the party.”

Her daughter Penelope, 2, however, is “exactly like Kourtney,” Khloé said.

“Penelope likes to observe and figure people out before warming up to them,” Kourtney added. “She’s so cute.”

And with their Kardashian Kids boys collection coming out soon, can we expect Mason to follow in aunt Kendall Jenner‘s runway-walking footsteps?

“I don’t know. He has such an attitude,” Kourtney said. “If he thinks there’s some Legos on the other end of the runway, then he’ll do it.”

– Jeff Nelson

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Tamera Mowry-Housley on Son Aden: ‘That Boy Can Talk’

Tamera Mowry-Housley on Son Aden Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Tamera Mowry-Housley‘s son has inherited her gift for gab.

“Having a mother as a talk show host and a father as a news correspondent, that boy can talk,” the proud mom tells PEOPLE of Aden, 20 months.

His words of choice? “Plane”, “bubble”, “mama”, “daddy”, “go”, “ball” and plenty of “no” — though he prefers to nod instead of saying “yes.”

Mowry-Housley, 36, certainly has plenty to talk about as co-host of The Real, which will run nationally on FOX beginning Sept. 15 with a second run on BET. And she’s taking the topics she loves to dish about the most with her on her new lifestyle website, launching Friday.

“I love to share. So when you find something good — health tips, skin tips, fashion tips — you want to share it,” she says.

The site is a place for the star to connect with fans, many of whom first watched her and twin sister Tia Mowry-Hardrict on the 90s sitcom Sister, Sister. It will cover everything from interior decorating tips (she’s renovating one California home and building another, joking, “I love the beachy vibe. I know we have kids, but I love a big white house”) to how to style curly tresses, she says.

“I get lots of questions like, ‘What do you put in your hair?’” she explains. “I can’t wait to do tutorials and videos.”

The mom says she’s also busy trying to keep pace with Aden: “He went from crawling, to walking a little bit, to running full speed. I’ve lost all the weight I needed to chasing after this kid.”

Luckily, she has a helper in 3-year-old nephew Cree, who is already shaping up to be a great babysitter.

“Cree actually takes care of Aden,” Mowry-Housley says. “He’s always trying to give him a cup, to feed him.”

And Aden may have another playmate soon: Though the actress laughs off her sister’s joke that they compete over having a second child, Mowry-Housley says she and husband Adam Housley “definitely want another one.”

“If we end up pregnant at the same time, we didn’t plan it,” she says of her twin. “I don’t have a plan. Whatever happens, happens. But I would be very grateful to have another baby.”

– Michele Corriston

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Courtney Hansen Welcomes Daughter Holland Marysia Walker

Courtney Hansen Welcomes Daughter Holland Marysia Walker Ilya S. Savenok/Getty

Courtney Hansen is ready to start her engines — in motherhood!

The Power Nation host and her husband, RumbaTime owner Jay Hartington, welcomed a daughter on Saturday, July 5, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

After 25 hours of labor, Holland Marysia Walker Hartington was born at 6:19 a.m., weighing 5 lbs., 15 oz.

“Holland is healthy, precious and sure to love cars just like her mom!” her rep tells PEOPLE.

Hansen, who announced in March that she was expecting a baby girl, admits it didn’t take long for the couple to decide on their daughter’s name.

“Holland is one of our favorite places in the world and a name I have always loved. We felt it was unique and beautiful — and after meeting her, it’s perfect,” she tells PEOPLE.

Courtney Hansen Welcomes Daughter Holland Marysia Walker Courtesy Courtney Hansen

“Marysia is Jay’s mom’s name, the Polish version of Marissa. And Walker is my mom and late Aunt Barbie’s maiden name.”

In addition to her hosting duties, which air on NBC Sports, CBS Sports and Spike TV, Hansen, 39, is also the author of The Garage Girl’s Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Your Car.

– Anya Leon with reporting by Sarah Michaud

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Farewell, dear breast pump: A eulogy


Michelle Stein

posted in Mom Stories

Friends, family and the general online population,

We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of my beloved Platex Petite Double Electric Breast Pump. It lived a long and awkward life, with most of its working days spent suctioned to my boob.

I remember the first day I assembled you, dearest breast pump, as I stared at your instruction manual with wonder and “udder” confusion. I carefully assembled you and next came the defining moment of our relationship – the very first time you extracted liquid gold from my body. It was painful and nearly fruitless, but I treasured that 1 ounce of milk while cursing your existence and lamenting my lactating failure.

But you never gave up on me. You were there for me as I excruciatingly, but surely, built up a milk stash for my son before returning work. And yes, you were even there when I had supply problems on and off throughout those 15 months of his breastfeeding. However, I can’t remember a happier time than when my son was finally weaned and I could hide you away in my closet for good.

frozenbreastmilk 300x225 Farewell, dear breast pump: A eulogy

I was so proud of this tiny stash when we first started pumping together. Fast forward to today, and now I have a freezer chest full of milk, thanks to you.

When my daughter was born earlier this year, I dreaded having to haul you and your accessories to and from work each day. I especially hated the idea of washing your 50 million parts day in and day out. But again, you surprised me, and “Operation Feed Baby With My Body,” round two, was much easier than the first time. Still, it feels like I have wasted days of my life tethered to you, my breast friend.

During the countless hours we’ve spent pumping at work, or to relieve engorgement at home, I have often wondered how many ounces of milk you’ve sucked from my body. I actually calculated once while spending quality time with you in my coworker’s office: 60 ounces per week times 66 weeks equals 3,960 ounces for my son (which is about 30 gallons.) 60 ounces per times 25 weeks for my daughter equals 1,500 ounces, which is about 11.8 gallons. This brings the grand total to something like 42 gallons! (Holy cow, just call me Bessie!)

I really needed you on Monday, old friend. But you had other plans as I sat there at work with swollen, tender breasts. Surely, I had better things to do on a Monday afternoon than walk through Babies “R” Us with bursting tits and a mission to buy a new boob sucker. After dropping $130, I brought home my new Lansinoh Signature Pro Double Electric Breast Pump, which happened to be on sale for $25 off the original price.

I can’t lie — throughout our time together, dreams of smashing you with a baseball bat have danced in my head. But when our final moments came and you suctioned no more, I was sad to let you go.

After all we’ve been through, it pains me to say goodbye to you. But what can I say, really?

You sucked.

Did you have a love/hate relationship with your breast pump? What was your least favorite part of breastfeeding/pumping?

Selma Blair Shares Sweet Photo of Son Arthur

Selma Blair isn’t afraid to get “down and dirty” with son Arthur. And that includes indulging in a little mommy-and-me tattoo session.

On June 21, the actress shared an adorable photo on Twitter of the pair showing off their matching ink (temporary that is!) featuring NUNUNU Baby‘s cute logo.

“Woke at 6, dressed in Nununu baby Arthur even gave us Nununu tattoos,” she captioned the pic.

Along with their coordinating body art, we couldn’t help but notice the almost 3-year-old‘s cool skull top ($39) and Sprinkle pajama bottoms ($39), which are also from the contemporary kids brand.

Selma Blair Son tk Twitter Courtesy Selma Blair; Inset: Getty

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Gina Glocksen Welcomes Daughter Daenerys Josephine

Gina Glocksen Welcomes Daughter Daenerys Josephine Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Gina Glocksen has her own little idol!

The American Idol alum welcomed her first child with husband Joe Ruzicka on Thursday, July 10, PEOPLE confirms.

Born in Chicago, daughter Daenerys Josephine arrived at 7:47 a.m. The couple plan to call her Dany.

It’s been a month full of celebration for Glocksen, who now performs with Ballroom with a Twist — her birthday was on July 4, two days after her official due date.

And while the pregnancy announcement came at a special time for the family — as Glocksen’s mother, Nancy Glowacki, was preparing for double bypass surgery — the couple wanted to wait to surprise everyone with baby’s sex.

“We feel it’s life’s ultimate surprise! I’ve always had a vision of the doctor in scrubs walking into the waiting room telling our family, ‘It’s a ___!’ ” she told PEOPLE in December.

Ultimately, the couple did find out ahead of time — “We caved, but it’s our little secret,” Glocksen said — but eventually shared the sex of the baby via Instagram. The new mom shared the first photos of her newborn on the social media platform Thursday evening.

– Anya Leon with reporting by Monica Rizzo

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These Eco-Friendly Lunch Boxes Make Family Meal Planning Easy

As moms, we often have too much on our plates. So anything that can help us be more organized, while taking less the time, is a win win for the whole family.

That’s why we were excited to try PlanetBox, an eco-friendly lunch box that claims to make packing on-the-go meals a cinch.

Perfect for camp, the beach or any outdoor adventure, the stainless steel container (which was thoughtfully designed by real parents) comes in three different sizes. And not only does it encourage portion control, but it’s great for those people (young or old!) who can’t stand the thought of their food touching.

PlanetBox Lunch BoxesCourtesy PlanetBox

The Launch ($50 – $75) offers spacious food compartments for big appetites — perfect for Dad after a long day at the park with the kids. And always-hungry school age kids and portion-conscious moms will appreciate the Rover ($40 – $60) which features five compartments and two small dipping cups. The third and smallest box, the Shuttle ($35 – $40), is ideal for light snacks or small lunches for preschoolers with little hands.

Pack them with healthy foods, and then tuck them away in their insulated carrier bags to keep meals fresh until they’re ready to be eaten. No, really! The leak-free containers seal so tightly that it will still be fresh as a daisy the next day – we tried it!

And because the easy-to-clean compartments are the perfect size, it’s actually fun figuring out how to fill them. The company recently launched a Plan-It-Box meal planner if you’re drawing a blank after the umpteenth PB & J.

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but these are as close to a stress-free, eco-conscious and economical one as you can get.

Amy Jamieson

Kerri Strug Welcomes Daughter Alayna Madaleine

Kerri Strug Welcomes Daughter Alayna Madaleine Courtesy Kerri Strug

It’s a golden girl for Kerri Strug!

The two-time Olympic medalist and husband Robert Fischer welcomed their second child, daughter Alayna Madaleine, on Thursday, June 26, the former gymnast tells PEOPLE.

Born at 8:08 a.m., Alayna weighed in at 7 lbs., 11 oz and measured 19.25 inches long. She joins big brother Tyler William, 2, at home.

“Robert and I are so proud of our family. We were so excited to give Tyler a sibling a couple of weeks ago, especially a baby sister,” says Strug.

“Alayna is beautiful and doing well.  She is a good baby with a healthy appetite. We know she is going to follow in her big brother’s footsteps and be independent, funny and extremely active before we know it!”

Strug – who rose to fame at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, when she courageously stuck her vault landing with a third-degree lateral sprain – and her husband, an attorney, were married in April 2010.

“Everyone tells you, ‘When you have a child, you’ll understand,’” Strug told PEOPLE after the birth of her son.

“It’s kind of like my gymnastics training when people said, ‘Dreams do come true, anything’s possible.’ You hear these things and you really want to believe them, but you don’t quite get it until you go through it.”

Kerri Strug Welcomes Daughter Alayna Madaleine Courtesy Kerri Strug

– Sarah Michaud and Rennie Dyball

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Jimmy Kimmel Welcomes Daughter Jane

Jimmy Kimmel Molly McNearney Welcome Daughter Jane Rob Kim/Getty

It’s a girl!

Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney welcomed their first child together, daughter Jane, on Thursday, July 10, in California, their rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“Congratulations to my beautiful and very tough wife Molly on delivering our baby girl this morning,” the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host, 46, announced via Twitter. “Thanks for all your kind baby wishes — turns out, not ALL tweets are mean!”

Added the new mom, 36, jokingly: “Kids, don’t do drugs. Until you have a baby. Then do ALL OF THEM.”

The couple, who chose not to find out the sex of the baby prior to delivery, announced the pregnancy in February.

“Molly is doing great!” their rep tells PEOPLE.

Kimmel and Live! head writer McNearney started dating in 2009, got engaged while on safari in Africa in 2012, and married last July.

The talk-show host has two children – son Kevin, 20, and daughter Katie, 22 – from his previous marriage.

Congratulations to my beautiful and very tough wife @mollymcnearney on delivering our baby girl this morning — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) July 10, 2014

Thanks for all your kind baby wishes – turns out, not ALL tweets are mean! — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) July 10, 2014

Kids, don’t do drugs. Until you have a baby. Then do ALL OF THEM. — Molly McNearney (@mollymcnearney) July 10, 2014

– Sarah Michaud with reporting by Elizabeth Leonard

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