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Another Baby is On The Way For Terrence Howard!

January 3rd, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Terrence Howard is about to be a father, again!

The actor and his wife Miranda, are expecting their first child together! Terrence announced the couple’s good news during a New Year’s Eve Party in California. After performing onstage, Howard brought his wife onstage and told the crowd “Terrence and Mira are expecting their first baby!”

Both Miranda and Terrence were photographed rubbing her belly on stage.

Terrence is already a father of three children, shared with his ex-wife Lori McCommas. He was also married to Michelle Ghent, making Miranda his third wife. Terrence has been in the headlines for the last few months thanks to his nasty divorce from Ghent. Thankfully, the two finalized things a few weeks ago.

It looks like Terrence will finally be able to focus his attention on his new wife and baby.

Congratulations to the happy couple.

The Most Adorable Celebrity Pregnancy Announcements of 2014

December 29th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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2014 was definitely the year of the celebrity baby! And in honor of all of the mini celebs born this year, check out some of the most adorable celebrity pregnancy announcements of 2014.

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This year’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was full of surprises, but actress Zoe Saldana took “shocking” another level when she avoided the ice by announcing that she and her husband Marco Perego were pregnant with their first baby!

A Christmas Miracle, Two Philly Cops Help Deliver Baby Aboard Train

December 27th, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Two Philadelphia transit officers helped a woman deliver a beautiful baby while on a train!

According to reports, the delivery happened while on the Market-Frankford subway train in Philadelphia. Sgt. Daniel Caban and Officer Darrell James responded to a call that a woman needed help. When they arrived separately, the officers each realized the woman was giving birth! The two helped the woman successfully deliver her beautiful baby boy. The mother and child were both okay after the delivery and transported to the hospital.

The surprise delivery brought out the best in the Philadelphia cops. Sgt. Daniel Caban told reporters, “I had already opened all my presents. I didn’t know I had another one waiting for me around 5:53 this afternoon,”

As for James he said, “They tell us there will be crazy days. They never told me it would be on Christmas Day now, but all in all, this is a blessing,

It’s beautiful to see the good in police officers. In the current state of our community, it serves as a reminder that there are good cops out there.

Thank you to the officers and congratulations to the mother!


Congrats Are In Order: Amina Buddafly Gives Birth To A Baby Girl

July 31st, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Amina Buddafly, wife to veteran rapper Peter Gunz, is officially a mother. The “Love and Hip Hop New York” star gave birth to a daughter on July 29.

Personally, I’m still in a bit of shock. When Amina announced that she was carrying Peter Gunz’ baby, I thought the whole thing was a sham. I didn’t place too much faith in their relationship either, considering Peter Gunz himself admitted that he only behaved so scandalously on television so he could make money for his family.

But I guess he took that acting thing pretty seriously because now there’s a new life in the world and based on recent interviews from both Peter and Amina, it seems like they’re trying to make things work in their marriage. Peter says he’s in therapy trying to become a better man and husband and Amina who’s always been down to ride says that she would die for him and is seeing things that are giving her more hope in their relationship. 

Either way, their daughter, who was born on Tuesday, hasn’t made a social media appearance yet but Amina did release a statement via her Facebook and Instagram accounts.

No word yet on whether Peter was there for the delivery or not. His last tweet was sent out on July 25, where he detailed the sunburn he was getting from vacationing in the islands, apparently with the two sons he and Tara have together. On Instagram, he posted a shot of his sons the day of his daughter’s birth and even an “inspirational” quote and funny meme but no word about his baby girl yet.

Hopefully, he didn’t miss the birth and just wants to keep things private and under wraps for right now. You never know.

Either way, a baby is always cause for celebration so congratulations to Peter and Amina and we’ll be sure to keep you updated on their story and their new bundle of joy.


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?


In Debt

Read Dr. Sherry’s response at 

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.