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15 Signs Your Biological Clock Is Ticking

March 25th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Naomi Campbell is 43 and just getting serious about having kids. That’s a long time to miss the tick.

Could your biological clock be going off? Time to recognize the signs.

Cute Kid Alert: Actress Yaya Alafia & Hubby Joshua Share Adorable Pics Of Their Baby!

December 14th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Someone pass me a thermometer, I need to see how high my baby fever has risen since seeing these pictures.

Actress Yaya Alafia (formerly DaCosta) and her director/producer husband Joshua recently shared pictures of their three month old son, Sankara Mamadou Bee Alafia. In the picture, Sankara, which means “Creator, Bliss Giver, Introspection, Remover of Doubt, King of Unity” in different languages, is clearly a happy baby who is full of life.

In the caption of one of the pictures, posted on both Facebook and Instagram, Yaya said, “Best three months of my life!!! Thank you for choosing us, little prince!”

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Yaya has been having a great couple of years.  She married Joshua in 2012, gave birth to that beautiful baby just a few months ago and she had a great role in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.  We’re sure she’s going to keep it going for 2014, especially with that positivity that always seems to shine right through her personality.

Evelyn Lozada Admits Baby Father Is Carl Crawford But In No Rush For Marriage

December 7th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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So after much speculation and murmuring, Evelyn Lozada has admitted that her child’s father is Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford.

Lozada seems to be on the media circuit to discuss her pregnancy. She first admitted she was pregnant to PEOPLE, then she spoke a bit more in detail about how she’s feeling to Hollywood Life, and now she’s discussing what’s next with OMG! Insider.

In an interview airing this Monday, Lozada told host Nina Parker that Crawford is her child’s father and says she’s in love with him. But, don’t expect them to be exchanging vows anytime soon.

“I definitely would get married again. I still believe in love … I’m not one of those people that’s like ‘we need to get engaged, we need to get married.’ No, absolutely not. I feel like that’s going to come, just like with the baby, let it come. I’m not forcing anything, so if it happens, it happens.”

Somehow, this isn’t very surprising. First of all, Lozada and Crawford haven’t been together that long and further, Evelyn not too long ago finalized her divorce from Chad Johnson.

Well, now we know she’s pregnant, she’s happy and who the father is…from three different interviews with three different sources. We should expect to hear the sex of the baby from another source within the next couple of months.

Oh and in case you’re wondering, Evelyn Lozada absolutely would do a reality show chronicling her “new life” if the right opportunity presented itself.

Surprise, surprise.

Baby Bundles! Actor Jesse Williams And Wife Expecting Their First Child

October 7th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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Looks like Jesse Williams is going from doctor to Daddy. US Weekly reports that Williams, who is best known for his role as Dr. Avery on ABC’s hit show “Grey’s Anatomy,” is expecting his first child with wife Aryn Drake-Lee.

Williams, 32, and Drake-Lee met when Jesse was working as a teacher in New York. The couple, who dated five years before tying the knot, got married last September. Drake-Lee, 33, is a real estate broker.

A source told US Weekly that the baby is due in December. Which looks like the couple did a great job keeping this one under wraps. Not like Williams has been super open about his private life or their relationship. Drake-Lee celebrated the pending arrival of her little one with a baby show in Brooklyn last Sunday, September 29.

Even though I’m sure some of you were still holding out hope for Jesse, this is great news! Congratulations to the couple!

Half On A Baby: “My Boyfriend Wants To Have A Child But We Have $100K In Debt!”

September 27th, 2013 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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From Essence

Dear Dr. Sherry,

My boyfriend of four years is adamant about us having a baby right now. He has a child from a previous relationship, but I do not have any children yet. I attend university part time and I’m in my last year of school. I have a full time job but my salary is not enough to support both of us and a child. We live separately so that means already have two sets of bills. Plus, he works as a painter, and his job is inconsistent, so he would be out of work for an extensive period of time if we went there.

We have an accumulated debt of approximately $100K, and three quarters of which is his. I am gravely concerned about having children right now, whereas he is very nonchalant about it. Our financial situation is the number one reason why I am not ready for a child, but he thinks that it is an insignificant issue. I am tired of defending myself and I do not know how else to explain it to him. I suggested that he talk to a good friend of his, but he said that he doesn’t need anyone’s input in his life.

What should I do?

Sincerely,

In Debt

Read Dr. Sherry’s response at Essence.com 

Baby On The Brain? How To Know If You’re Really Ready

September 24th, 2013 - By Nicole Akoukou Thompson
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You spot a cute baby on the train, and you simply can’t keep your cool. You lean toward the stroller, you ask the mother inane questions, you gibber at the child, and then you touch on that child’s hands as if your hands are clean (or as if their hands aren’t covered in stickiness). You’re crazy…baby crazy. The child’s mother can see it and so can everyone else. Before you take that baby fever home, consider the consequences of “forgetting” to take your pill, or deciding that you wouldn’t really mind being a mom sooner than later.

So much ought to be mulled over before making the leap towards parenthood. You have to consider your finances, your relationship, your support network, your mental health, your job, your social life, and also your body. Yes, lots of people begin a family with a ‘surprise’ child or ‘love’ child, but that doesn’t make it an ideal situation, especially when you consider the financial state that most people are in nowadays. Likewise, planning to get pregnant without making any actual plans for after your pregnancy is far worse than an unexpected pregnancy because it reads as irresponsible; ironic because of the stellar amount of responsibilities being introduced. And this is sometimes done haplessly because of fear or expectations. Individuals place a well of responsibility on an unborn child, expecting that having a baby will fix their relationships, will make them feel loved, or give them something that they’ve been missing in their lives.

Before you and your boyfriend (or whoever the guy who may be) make the decision to have children of your own, commit yourself to spending time with other people’s children. As a running experiment, try to spend time with children of different age groups at that, from infant to pre-teen. The mistake that a lot of women/couples make is that they seem to think that their child is going to be a baby forever, when the truth is that children sprout up faster than you could ever expect. Preparing for a baby when you should be preparing for a growing child is a sure way to get in over your head rather quickly. Babies just don’t sit and sleep. They cry, they grow up, and they possibly become like those “other” kids you find on the train…

And perhaps you’re like me: Suddenly, half of the people that you attended college, high school, or even grade school with, have married and/or had a baby as recently as yesterday. To top that off, their Facebook pages seem to indicate that they’re living the ideal life. Their job is on point, living situation is on point, health is in check, and obviously their love life seems to echo the same sentiments. Nonetheless, while it isn’t to say that their lives are a farce, they’re usually exaggerated for mass consumption (aka, social media bragging), so don’t let anyone’s apparent successes hurt your self-esteem or fool you. This is chiefly because emotionally, financially, and physically, you may be in a completely different place, and not necessarily prepared to have a child in your life, a marriage, or more responsibilities than the ones already on your plate.

Let the merging of you and your boyfriend’s image on the screen of your laptop as it morphs into a conceptual illustration of your child satisfy you in the meantime. While you’re lucky enough to have time to plan for the child you want, plan for that child. Put money aside for when that day comes, and also, put together a “Pre-pregnancy” fund to help with financial responsibilities before and after the child is born. And because there are plenty of things that you won’t be able to do when that child finally does comes along, enjoy your time with your partner, or better yet, with yourself, while you can.

Wuk At The Wittle Family! Phaedra Finally Debuts Baby Boy

July 29th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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phaedra-baby-dylanWith so many celebrity women popping out babies these days, it’s been hard to keep up with who we’ve already met and which new mamas are keeping their newborn’s under wraps. Up until a few days ago, Phaedra Parks was in the hideout category, but thanks to a spread in US Weekly, we’ve finally gotten a chance to see her handsome baby boy who, by the way, is named Dylan.

Phaedra gave birth back in May and kept her son’s name under wraps for the past two months, initially telling US Weekly, “We’ve been calling the baby Mr. President!” and saying she and Apollo were waiting to have a traditional African naming ceremony before debuting his namesake to the world.  Now we’ve gotten a formal introduction to the little prince in a magazine spread showcasing the gorgeous Nilda family and honestly, it gets no cuter than this!

It’s great to see little Dylan is doing well after being born three weeks premature and do you see Mr. Ayden over there looking as grown as he can be! It’s hard to believe Phaedra and Apollo’s first son is already 3 years old, it seems like just yesterday that Dwight was planning his first birthday party, right? Now he’s a big boy and a big brother.

If you can’t wait for the next season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” to spot more Nilda family preciousness, check out the August 5 issue of US they’re featured in. What do you think of the spread?

 

Celebrities Who (Surprisingly) Made Beautiful Babies

July 19th, 2013 - By Meg Butler
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Blu Ivy is one of the cutest babies in the world. And one of the luckiest. Because, talented as her daddy is, he’s no looker. And Blu Ivy’s not the only babe to get good looks despite the odds. We’ve got a list of some of the most surprisingly adorable offsprings in Hollywood.

It’s Official! Halle Berry And Olivier Martinez Wed In An Intimate Ceremony In France!

July 14th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Maybe the third time is the charm for Halle!

PEOPLE is reporting that Halle Berry and her boyfriend of three years, Olivier Martinez, were wed at the Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France on Saturday.

According to reports, they first went to a chateau for the ceremoney where a civil union was performed, which is in accordance with French law. After that, they moved to the local church where they then had a religious ceremony.

There were roughly 60 people in attendance, including Halle’s mom and brother. We can only assume little Nahla was a flower girl.

Berry, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child together, made this her third trip down the aisle.  Martinez, who had previously been called a bit of a womanizer, is celebrating his first time as a husband.

The happy couple and their guests ate dinner under an arbor and watched fireworks later in the evening.

It sounds like a nice time was had by all. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Martinez!

Twin Glam-Mama Moments On ‘Tia & Tamera’

July 14th, 2013 - By Kelly Franklin
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From back-in-the-day actresses on the Sister to Sister sitcom, to Milky mompreneurs with their own reality show, Tia & Tamera, feel just like family. The twins skillfully balance being newly married, mommies, actresses, and entrepreneurs — and did we mention they always look exceptionally well while they’re at it?

With the next season of Tia & Tamera premiering Sunday July 14 at 8/7c on Style Network, we thought it was only right we count down the sisters’ best tips on raising tots and learning to kick back and go with the baby flow, all while looking fab!

Don’t miss the Tia & Tamera Season Premiere on Sunday 8/7C only on Style Network.