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Megan Fox: Why I ‘Carry a Lot of Guilt’ as a Mom

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Megan Fox thought having one baby blew her mind — and then she welcomed her second son.

Now, the mom of two under twoBodhi Ransom, 4 months, and Noah Shannon, 21 months — is trying to balance raising both boys. Despite her best efforts, the hands-on mom can’t help but feel torn in two directions.

“As a mom it’s hard because I don’t feel like I’m ever giving either one of them 100 percent of my attention or 100 percent of myself, so I carry a lot of guilt,” the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star tells Parents magazine.

“Do they each understand how special they are and how much I love them? And are they understanding that they’re unique? It’s hard to make each one feel like an individual when you have to raise them together and manage them together all of the time.”

The actress has decided to steer both of her sons clear of cartoons and, instead of turning to television, tries to “incorporate Noah into the process” of caring for his baby brother.

“It’s total chaos, obviously. Before you have kids you really do not understand how much work it is and how consuming it is,” Fox says. “It’s really hard to manage because I also don’t let them watch TV. It’s not like I’m going to sit Noah in front of the television so I can take care of Bodhi.”

Despite her ban on technology — her goal is “no computers, no cell phones until at least 8th grade” — Fox isn’t against letting them enjoy family-friendly flicks. “Movies are so nostalgic and they can remind us of these amazing times in our childhood,” she explains.

Double duty parenthood has its challenges, but Fox is hopeful her hard work will pay off and that the boys will share a strong bond.

“I’m excited for the future, to see them be brothers and be best friends and I know that there’s gonna be lots of fighting, but there’s also gonna be lots of hugs and kisses,” she says.

As for her own future? Fox is happy to lighten her work load for the sake of her family. “I have to make one movie a year because I have to invest in their future and I have to be able to pay their way through college and be able to provide for them,” she explains. “It’s all about trying to spend as little time away from my kids as possible.”

– Anya Leon

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Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Get Matching Red Nails

First it was matching bathing suits — and now it’s matching nails!

On Wednesday, Beyoncé posted a pic of herself and daughter Blue Ivy showing off their new manicures in what we’ll assume is the pair’s favorite color.

“Me and my Blue, and my Blue Blue, riding,” the singer adorably captioned the photo.

Beyonce Instagram Blue Ivy Red Nails
Courtesy Beyoncé


Beyonce is currently on tour with husband Jay Z, but it looks like she’s gearing up for a relaxing holiday weekend with the family.

The pop star also shared photos of herself wading in the water with her cousin (and good pal!) Angie Beyince and her 2½-year-old little girl watching dolphins swim in the ocean.

Not a bad way to spend some downtime, that’s for sure. We’re definitely envious.

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Get All the Details on North West’s Fun N.Y.C. Playdate

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Courtesy Kim Kardashian

Talk about a star-worthy playdate!

Last Friday, North West (left, pictured with mom Kim Kardashian) joined a slew of other trendy tots at Gymboree, an indoor children’s gym and playground, in New York City.

And instead of introducing the unmistakable offspring by her famous moniker, a nanny told everyone that her name was actually Samantha!

But that didn’t fool the celeb savvy parents in attendance.

“I just played ball with North West, Kim Kardashian’s #baby and the paparazzi didn’t even find us, wrote FabGabBlog, a fashion and mommy blogger, to caption an Instagram photo of her own adorable toddler.

“She wore a cream onesie and matching bib in case you were wondering. #nyc #baby #gymboree #friends.”

It looks like baby North really enjoyed her visit — an onlooker says she purchased a parachute on her way out! And surprisingly, the 1-year-old isn’t the only famous kid to visit Gymboree recently.

“I’ve also seen model Lily Aldridge with her baby before,” a source tells PEOPLE.

Donald and Vanessa Trump Introduce Daughter Chloe Sophia

Donald Vanessa Trump Introduce Daughter Chloe Sofia
Courtesy Vanessa Trump

Sweet baby girl!

Donald Trump Jr., and wife Vanessa took to Twitter to introduce their fifth child on Wednesday, posting a photo of their sleeping newborn wrapped in cheese cloth.

“Here is the 1st photo of our daughter Chloe Sophia. Mommy & Daddy’s little girl!” Vanessa Tweeted.

Two days after her June 16 birth, the couple’s newest addition left the hospital and headed home to a full house, joining big sister Kai Madison, 7, and brothers Donald John III, 5, Tristan Milos, 2½, and Spencer Frederick20 months.

“It’s a girl!!!! Vanessa and I are very excited to be bringing home our little bundle of joy today,” Trump Tweeted at the time.

Here is the first photo of our daughter Chloe Sophia ! Mommy and daddy’s @DonaldJTrumpJr little girl. pic.twitter.com/onaVpsxi2k

— Vanessa Trump (@MrsVanessaTrump) July 3, 2014

– Anya Leon

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Mini Style Star Alonso Mateo Teams Up with GILT for Kids Sale

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Courtesy GILT

Six-year-old style icon Alonso Mateo has a few secret weapons up his impeccably-rolled sleeve, namely, his celebrity stylist mom, Luisa Fernanda Espinosa.

Inspired by both street style and the runway, she creates a series of looks that their 400,000-plus Instagram followers (including us!) fawn over.

“Two years ago, I discovered Instagram and started posting pictures of special moments of our life here in California, Mexico and on our travels,” she told GILT’s Little Inspirations blog.

So where do her inspirations come from?

“[It] comes from high-fashion menswear designers and international street style. But we always have an element of his father’s style in the mix. We find his favorite items, and build the looks from there. For example, Alonso Mateo loves his sunnies, and they tend to depict a certain trend that sparks ensemble ideas.”

Love this little cutie’s style as much as we do?

He and his mom teamed up with GILT to create covetable outfits that are on sale right now. Check it out at gilt.com/alonsomateo.

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Courtesy GILT

12 Red, White and Blue Goodies Your Kids Will Love

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Bring on the barbecues, pool parties and pyrotechnics!

With the Fourth of July around the corner, we’re gearing up to show off our country pride.

That’s why we’ve rounded up the most adorable collection of baby moccasins, swimsuits, tees, toys and more to make you and your child’s Independence Day (and summer!) extra special.

So while you’re counting down to the big fireworks, check out our fun and cute patriotic finds below.

Fourth of July Family Round up Courtesy Nautica

Hook, line and sinker! Nautica’s Printed Top and Shorts Set ($40) is equal parts fun and festive for your little American princess.

Fourth of July Family Round up Courtersy Freshly Picked

Freshly Picked’s Born in the USA Moccasins ($60) are made with the softest leather so they’re perfect for babies toddling around in the grass before the big fireworks show.

Bonus: Ciara and Kourtney Kardashian are huge fans of the slip-ons!

Fourth of July Family Round up BePack

BePack’s The American ($65) has plenty of pockets and space to store all your 4th of July pool party essentials. Best of all? The patriotic pack is crafted from eco-friendly fabrics.

Fourth of July Family Round up Courtesy Hiho Batik

Groovy, baby! Let your little one chill out in Hiho Batik’s 100 percent cotton Peace Flag Onesie ($30).

Fourth of July Family Round up Courtesy Boden

Fun in the sun? Make sure your kiddies are safely soaking up the rays with Mini Boden’s Rash Guard ($28), which offers UPF 40+ protection.

Fourth of July Family Round up Courtesy Old Navy

She’ll love lounging poolside in Old Navy’s super cute Stars and Stripes Bikini ($17). Just make sure to sneak in a fun photo op.

Fourth of July Family Round Up Courtesy Under Armour

Volleyball game? Flag football? No sweat (literally!), your girl can keep up with the best of them in Under Armour’s quick dry USA Pride Graphic T-Shirt ($20).

Fourth of July Family Round Up Courtesy Stance

Take their country pride all the way down to their feet. Stance’s preppy Mariner Low Socks ($6) are a total shoe-in.

Fourth of July Family Round Up Courtesy Uncle Goose

Make the day fun with a geography lesson courtesy Uncle Goose’s States Blocks ($100), which are made in the good ole U.S.A.

Fourth of July Family Round up Courtesy Barnes and Noble

Finish off the Fourth of July fun with a good bedtime read like Red, White and Boom! ($13). The story takes your little traveler on a cross country trip to see how everyone celebrates the country’s birthday.

Fourth of July Family Round Up Courtesy American Eagle Outfitters

Moms are stars too! And now they can celebrate the holiday in style with American Eagle Outfitters gauzy Stars and Stripes Scarf ($20), which features a chic American flag motif.

Fourth of July Family Round Up Courtesy Pottery Barn Kids

Serve up some patriotic treats with Pottery Barn Kids’ Personalized 4th of July Star Plates ($34). They’ll get a kick out of seeing their names.

Anya Leon

Kim Kardashian: ‘I Love Being a Mom!’

It’s not the sleepless nights, constant feedings or even the diaper duty. So far, Kim Kardashian‘s biggest struggle with new motherhood has been returning to work after enjoying months of baby bliss with daughter North.

“I took a hiatus after I had the baby and found it challenging to start working again because I didn’t want to spend any time away, but you adjust and prioritize and just figure it out!” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star tells Julia Restoin-Roitfeld for her blog, Romy & the Bunnies.

She adds, “I love being a mom! It’s the most rewarding feeling. I really love every phase! Just the way my daughter laughs with me, all of the small things in life you appreciate.”

Kim Kardashian Romy and the BunniesCourtesy Romy & the Bunnies/Regina Yzadi


And although balancing her professional and personal lives has been “an adjustment,” Kardashian — who just celebrated North’s first birthday with a Kidchella backyard bash — has finally discovered a trick to making it all work.

“You become more selective and work on projects that are so meaningful because you want every other waking moment spent with your family,” she says. “You have to remember though to make time for yourself. If you feel good, you will be happy in your career and family life and everyone is happy!”

So what does Kardashian love most about spending time with her baby girl?

“My absolute favorite thing is taking a nap with her,” she shares. “We cuddle and fall asleep holding each other. It’s my favorite time just snuggling with her.”

– Anya Leon

Kim Kardashian Romy and the BunniesCourtesy Romy & the Bunnies/Regina Yzadi

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