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Love her or loathe her, RHOBH star Camille Grammar is undeniably GORGEOUS for a woman her age.  Our friends at The Stir got the skinny on Camille's fabulous looks via her make up artist and BFF Dedra Whitt.  Dedra had five great tips on looking your most beautiful, Real Housewife-style, that we couldn't wait to share. And guess what? NOT ONE OF THEM involves plastic surgery!  Check it out here!

‘RHOBH’ Camille Grammer’s Beauty Secrets Exposed

Love her or loathe her, RHOBH star Camille Grammar is undeniably GORGEOUS for a woman her age. Our friends at The Stir got the skinny on Camille’s fabulous looks via her make up artist and BFF Dedra Whitt. Dedra had … »» Read the article

Even though you need to party smart while you’re expecting, you can still mingle, nibble and raise your glass to the holidays. To help, our friends at Fitpregnancy gathered some glamorous and tasty “mocktail” recipes from one of the country’s best mixologists; they’re so spirited, you’ll forget they’re made without spirits. Some even include good-for-you pregnancy nutrients such as calcium, fiber and folate.  See the yummy recipes here.

It’s Mocktail Hour

Even though you need to party smart while you’re expecting, you can still mingle, nibble and raise your glass to the holidays. To help, our friends at Fitpregnancy gathered some glamorous and tasty “mocktail” recipes from one of the country’s … »» Read the article

Our friends at MomFinds had a mission that was clear and simple: find the best-fitting, figure-flattering maternity jeans. Whether you’re short or tall, petite or full-figured, a big spender or a thrifty chick, they found the best maternity jeans on the market. Check it out here.

Check Out the Best Maternity Jeans

Our friends at MomFinds had a mission that was clear and simple: find the best-fitting, figure-flattering maternity jeans. Whether you’re short or tall, petite or full-figured, a big spender or a thrifty chick, they found the best maternity jeans on … »» Read the article

Engagements, weddings, divorces, babies, product launches, books, acting debuts, runways, dancing competitions … the Kardashian Klan did more in 2011 than most people do in their entire lives.  Check out all the drama and pics over at Toofab.

Year in Review: All the Kardashian Kraziness

Engagements, weddings, divorces, babies, product launches, books, acting debuts, runways, dancing competitions … the Kardashian Klan did more in 2011 than most people do in their entire lives. Check out all the drama and pics over at Toofab.

Vote for Your Favorite Tweeting Mama at LilSugar

Vote for Your Favorite Tweeting Mama at LilSugar

Holy tweeting mamas, Batman! The past year saw celebrity parents take to Twitter in record numbers to share everything from mundane parental and pregnancy complaints to the exciting introduction of their precious lil ones to the world. Whether you appreciate … »» Read the article

Totsy is in that holiday spirit and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Not only does Totsy offer top-name brands at very affordable prices, but as a gift to their fans, Totsy is also giving away a Fairy Castle from Le Toy Van (pictured above) and a $250 Totsy shopping spree!

As you may know, Totsy is a private sales site dedicated to bringing the best value for you and your family. They have everything from apparel and furniture to toys and travel deals – they truly do it all! 

Remember that becoming a Totsy member is absolutely free; get access to your favorite brands at up to 90% off! Don’t forget to also check out their Facebook and Twitter pages to receive special promos, news, tips and more!

To Enter the Fairy Castle Giveaway:
•	Become a Totsy Member: 
•	Answer the question, what is your favorite part of the holidays? In the comment box below
•	Giveaway ends 12/22/11 at 4:00 pm ET 

One lucky winner will win a $200 Le Toy Van Belle Fairy Castle, which includes integral music box, wedding chapel, princess balcony, stables and wishing well. 

To Enter the Shopping Spree
•	Visit Totsy’s Facebook page and record a short video – all details here: http://bit.ly/tzL1iW
•	The most voted video wins, so remember to tell your friends to vote for you!
•	Contest ends 1/3/2012 at 12:00 pm ET

One lucky winner will win a $250 shopping spree to Totsy.

Fairy Castle & Shopping Spree Giveaway from Totsy-$450 Value!

Totsy is in that holiday spirit and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Not only does Totsy offer top-name brands at very affordable prices, but as a gift to their fans, Totsy is also giving away a Fairy Castle from Le … »» Read the article

What to get the style conscious fashionista on your list?  Toofab's style squad has surfed the net and compiled the five most fashionista-worthy gifts.  From flirty jewelry to rhinestone encrusted stiletto heels, this year's must-haves are truly standouts.  Toofab is giving away one item from their holiday gift guide every day!   Check it out here.

The Fashionista’s Gift Guide-Win It!

What to get the style conscious fashionista on your list? Toofab‘s style squad has surfed the net and compiled the five most fashionista-worthy gifts. From flirty jewelry to rhinestone encrusted stiletto heels, this year’s must-haves are truly standouts. Toofab is … »» Read the article

Momfinds: Best Diaper Bags for Moms

Diaper bags have come a long way over the years! Our friends over at Momfinds have come up with the BEST of the BEST; from functional to fashionable, stylish or chic, check out the latest new designs and brands.

Our friends at Momfinds spotted Selma Blair running errands with her beautiful baby boy, Arthur.  She's carrying a stylish new diaper bag that looks like it was designed by Missoni.  It wasn't, but it IS a designer bag.  Find out who the designer is and where to get it!

Spotted: Selma Blair Rocking a Hip New Diaper Bag

Our friends at Momfinds spotted Selma Blair running errands with her beautiful baby boy, Arthur. She’s carrying a stylish new diaper bag that looks like it was designed by Missoni. It wasn’t, but it IS a designer bag. Find out … »» Read the article

These Moms Didn’t Let Their Single Status Stop Them from Adopting

Our friends at YourTango recently found new research that revealed that even if a woman never gets married, there’s still a 44 percent chance that she will have a baby at some point in her life. It seems that famous … »» Read the article

Over the years, Ricki Lake seems to have done it all, as an actress, talk show host, documentary filmmaker, author and, most recently, a major hit with TV audiences on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. But her real passion is educating women about their childbirth options.

In the three years since Lake and Abby Epstein’s first documentary, The Business of Being Born, was released, the number of home births in the United States has increased by 20 percent. The moviemakers don’t take credit for this rise, but many recent mothers have cited the role of this eye-opening film in challenging their assumptions about non-hospital births as well as other alternatives. Our friends over at Fitpregnancy Magazine talked with Lake recently about her and Epstein’s new four-part documentary, More Business of Being Born.

    She shares with FitPregnancy, “Despite all the information out there, women are still uninformed about their birth choices. When I was first pregnant, I didn’t really think about it that much. I wrote a birth plan, but I spent more time researching strollers and layettes.” Lake goes on to say, “We should be taking that same amount of time thinking about how we see ourselves having our babies: who we want to be there, whether we want to be skin-to-skin with the baby right away and things like that.”

    Lake continues, “I want to be clear that I am not pushing home birth; I am pushing...” Read on

From FitPregnancy: Dancing Queen Ricki Lake is on a Mission

Over the years, Ricki Lake seems to have done it all, as an actress, talk show host, documentary filmmaker, author and, most recently, a major hit with TV audiences on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. But her real passion is … »» Read the article

Scholastic Parent & Child magazine knows that motherhood is a role of a lifetime. But we also understand that mom defines herself as so much more. Our creative content helps mom nurture, support, and advocate for her whole family both at home and in school while also providing the woman inside with inspired thinking to meet her own needs. Each issue features practical articles on child development, health and well-being, classroom success, community connection, travel, food, and activities to do together all written in a lively and reassuring voice that respects her time, judgment, and wisdom.

Special offer for CelebrityBabyScoop readers, 9 issues for $6.99.  Click here to sign up.

Special Subscription Offer from Parent & Child

Scholastic Parent & Child magazine knows that motherhood is a role of a lifetime. But we also understand that mom defines herself as so much more. Our creative content helps mom nurture, support, and advocate for her whole family both … »» Read the article

Pssst…have you heard?  Celebrity Baby Scoop’s newest partner, The Mom Online is the online resource for busy moms and caregivers.  Moms and parents will love articles such as making books with your child, peanut free solutions for kids, and how to determine if your child has a speech or language delay.

Show us how much you “like” The Mom Online!‏

Pssst…have you heard? Celebrity Baby Scoop’s newest partner, The Mom Online is the online resource for busy moms and caregivers. Moms and parents will love articles such as making books with your child, peanut free solutions for kids, and how … »» Read the article

Even celeb moms have to deal with the pressure of getting their kids ready to go back to school. We are all muddled down in school supply lists, vaccination forms and making sure our Pre-K kids are potty trained (oh, please let her really be potty trained on time).

This is exactly why we love, love, love Totsy! They make getting the “Back-to-School” season so easy! We die for a deal or a steal whenever possible, so check out Totsy – the ultimate private sales site for everything kids, babies, moms and moms-to-be!

Membership is completely free and super easy! Just go to Totsy.com and request membership for immediate access to the most amazing deals (up to 90% off- yes, you read that correctly!) on our fave brands for kids clothes, toys, baby gear, nursery décor, maternity wear, beauty products, and even travel deals!

Think Little Giraffe, Melissa & Doug, and Zutano for the wee ones in your life. For moms? Imagine Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bags, Carol’s Daughter, Oscar Blandi (we DIE for their dry shampoo), and more, right at your finger tips!

So, if you’re a mom, a mom-to-be, have kids or are shopping for them, Totsy is a MUST - especially now! 

Here’s the low-down on how Totsy works:

1.	Shop early: Hot items don’t last long and sales last about 72-hours each.
2.	Shop often: An average of 10 new brand-specific sales go live every evening at 9pm ET.
3.	Earn Free Totsy Credits: When your friends use your referral link  (found on your account page) to shop, you’ll get $15 credit the first time they receive an order from Totsy. 
4.	Shopping Saves the Planet: Totsy plants a tree in honor of your child for every member’s first purchase and they keep it watered each time you order. So, keep shopping!
5.	Meet Totsy’s Mom Committee: Get advice, tips and trend updates from Totsy’s group of expert mom bloggers and mompreneurs from across the country. 
6.	Join Totsy on Facebook and Twitter: Chat with Totsy’s Chief Mom, access Totsy Twitter parties (tons of fun prizes every month and live tweets direct from your fave brands) and round-the-clock answers to all your Totsy questions. HINT- Join Totsy’s August Twitter Party on Thursday, Aug. 18th at 2-3pm EST at #totsyparty for amazing prizes. 

Win a Gift Basket Worth $200 to Get Back in the School Groove

Thanks to Totsy, you now have a chance to win a great gift basket full of fun learning toys from TEDCO, books from Disney and an eco-friendly lunch bag from Project Kool Kids! A $200 value.

Here’s how to enter:

•	Like Celebrity Baby Scoop’s Facebook page. 
•	Must be a Totsy Member: http://bit.ly/qA4c2m

It’s that easy!
Contest runs from Wednesday, August 17 – August 23. 

But Wait There’s More - Get 10% Off at Totsy Now

Just for Celebrity Baby Scoop fans, Totsy would like to offer a special promotion for all CBS subscribers! Please enjoy 10% off your next purchase, no minimum purchase required! Visit Totsy.com to help you and your kids get ready for school!! Offer is good from August 17th through August 23rd! Just enter coupon code: CBSB2S

Giveaway: Back to School Gifts Worth $200 and Discount Code from Totsy

Even celeb moms have to deal with the pressure of getting their kids ready to go back to school. We are all muddled down in school supply lists, vaccination forms and making sure our Pre-K kids are potty trained (oh, … »» Read the article

One of our favorite websites for moms is StrollerTraffic, a free weekly email for city moms with babies and toddlers. So we were excited to hear they're launching a sister site, ScooterTraffic, for the pre-school set. 

They'll be be covering trends, products, and controversial topics for kids ages 3-5, from tantrums to training bikes (and, yes, scooters)—all wrapped up in a witty little once-a-week email that won't clog your inbox. 

Sign up now to receive the first ScooterTraffic email in September—we just did! 

(Oh, and as a bonus: sign up before July 31 and type CELEBRITY BABY SCOOP in the "I was referred by" field, and you'll be entered to win a Mini Kick Scooter—and matching White Kick Scooter, for mom—from Kickboard USA.)

Scootertraffic: New Website for Moms & Dads with Preschoolers

One of our favorite websites for moms is StrollerTraffic, a free weekly email for city moms with babies and toddlers. So we were excited to hear they’re launching a sister site, ScooterTraffic, for the pre-school set. They’ll be be covering … »» Read the article

Pint Size Social  is an online lifestyle destination for the entire family. Designed for stylish, in-the-know parents, pint size social keeps you plugged in to all things cool and kid-friendly. Their free weekly newsletter features everything from interviews with favorite celebrity parents like Jason Bateman  and Angie Harmon  to must-have clothing for your pint-sized brood.

Pint Size Social and Their New Pop Up Shop

Pint Size Social is an online lifestyle destination for the entire family. Designed for stylish, in-the-know parents, pint size social keeps you plugged in to all things cool and kid-friendly. Their free weekly newsletter features everything from interviews with favorite … »» Read the article

Giveaway: 10 Nancy O’Dell Ashby Series Baby Books from Creative Memories

Giveaway: 10 Nancy O’Dell Ashby Series Baby Books from Creative Memories

Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’ Dell recently sat down with Celebrity Baby Scoop to talk about her beautiful baby scrapbooking line from Creative Memories. Now, she’s giving away Ashby Series baby boy or baby girl quick albums to 10 lucky Celebrity … »» Read the article

What are celebrity moms in Hollywood getting this year for Mother’s Day? Well, we don’t officially know for sure, but we’re putting our bets on celeb-fave jewelry designers Delicate Raymond (think gold initial necklaces seen on Carrie Underwood and Tori Spelling) and Alisa Michelle Designs (think trendy charm necklaces seen on Halle Berry and Brooke Burke) along with luxury bath and beauty products!

Win Mother’s Day Gifts Fit For Celebs!
We have good news for those of us who want to be treated like a celeb mom, but just haven’t quite been nominated for a SAG or the big O (Oscar, that is)!  Celebrity Baby Scoop yet again teamed up with Totsy (the site we heart for the lowest price on amazing brands for moms and kids) to give all moms a chance to be a celeb this Mother’s Day! 
To celebrate Mother’s Day, Totsy is offering a giveaway, valued up to $250, including all the coolest celeb mommy must-haves mentioned above to recognize all the devoted moms out there and we want to give Celebrity Baby Scoop fans exclusive first access!

Enter to win by checking out details on Totsy’s Blog! Click here.  

Contest runs from Thursday, May 5 – Sunday, May 8 at 11:59pm EST. 

But Wait There’s More- Get 10% Off at Totsy Now
Just for Celebrity Baby Scoop fans, Totsy would like to offer a special promotion for all CBS subscribers! Please enjoy 10% off your next purchase at Totsy.com!! Offer is good now through Sunday, May 8 at 11:59pm EST! Just enter coupon code: CBSMom.
 
** Limit 1 per customer
** Does not apply to S&H

Win Celeb-worthy Mother’s Day Gifts and Get a Discount Code from Totsy

What are celebrity moms in Hollywood getting this year for Mother’s Day? Well, we don’t officially know for sure, but we’re putting our bets on celeb-fave jewelry designers Delicate Raymond (think gold initial necklaces seen on Carrie Underwood and Tori … »» Read the article

Mother’s Day is great and all, but one day of appreciation out of every 365 isn’t a whole heck of a lot. That’s why our friends at Pregnancy & Newborn are dedicating the entire month of May to celebrating motherhood.

In honor of diaper-changing, meal-making, laundry-washing mamas across the country, Pregnancy & Newborn is offering up a fabulous and functional diaper bag each and every day this month. (That’s right, even on Saturdays and Sundays, because we all know moms don’t take the weekends off.)

A Diaper Bag a Day Throughout the Month of May

Mother’s Day is great and all, but one day of appreciation out of every 365 isn’t a whole heck of a lot. That’s why our friends at Pregnancy & Newborn are dedicating the entire month of May to celebrating motherhood. … »» Read the article

Giveaway:  Cariboo Bassinet Contest and Discount Code from Totsy

Giveaway: Cariboo Bassinet Contest and Discount Code from Totsy

Someone in Hollywood is always pregnant, having a baby, adopting or throwing birthday parties for their little bundles of red-carpet royalty! We know…because it’s our job! But, unlike the celebs we’re all obsessed with- we die for a deal or … »» Read the article

You! Lingerie brings beautiful high fashion, playful and luxurious breastfeeding lingerie to stylish moms at an affordable price.  The mission of You! Lingerie is to make breastfeeding mommies and mommies-to-be feel confident and look beautiful every day, even with the “mommy” title. 

This beautiful and very affordable lingerie brand offers bras and panties made with luxurious soft fabrics and playful colored laces featuring the decorative signature hot pink bows.  Every bra is designed to provide maximum comfort with accommodating soft cups.  With 20% spandex panels, four-hook back clasps, molded cups and wide elastic bands, the nursing bras are easy fitting and adjustable for the changing woman. 

Owner of You! Lingerie, Uyo Okebie-Eichelberger, told us that during her market research, she was really surprised to discover that so many moms felt exactly like she did... stuck between a rock and hard place.  "I was used to wearing beautiful and sexy lingerie before I became pregnant.  I hated the idea of wearing just plain black functional nursing bras,” said Uyo.  After becoming frustrated with the nursing industry and not wanting to settle for drab nursing bras or breaking the bank for expensive lingerie, Uyo took matters into her own hands and designed something perfectly in-between.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding are beautiful experiences, so why wear unflattering lingerie or pay an exuberant amount for a high end one?  The quality features and gorgeous colors distinguish You! Lingerie bras and panties from its drab counterparts. Even better, the lingerie is reasonably priced.  All bras are between $29.99 and $34.99!

Your Nursing Lingerie Does Not Have to Be Drab With You! Lingerie

You! Lingerie brings beautiful high fashion, playful and luxurious breastfeeding lingerie to stylish moms at an affordable price. The mission of You! Lingerie is to make breastfeeding mommies and mommies-to-be feel confident and look beautiful every day, even with the … »» Read the article

If you’re anything like us, you want to be “in the know” but don’t have a tremendous amount of time to devote to keeping up with the latest and greatest. PureWow is a new, free, daily lifestyle email and website for savvy ladies like us, highlighting a wide range of timely subjects including: arts & culture, food & drink, fashion & beauty, home & garden, and more.

We love the inspiration PureWow provides.  They were recently featured by Business Insider as one of the "Top 25 hush hush NYC startups" as they have the same backers as DailyCandy.  It truly is for fabulous women of substance.

Sign up now and you’ll get an automatic $10 gift card to NoMoreRack and be entered to win an a complimentary day at the Spa and a $1,000 gift card to Bloomingdales!

PureWow: The Best in Culture, Fashion, Travel, Tech & More

If you’re anything like us, you want to be “in the know” but don’t have a tremendous amount of time to devote to keeping up with the latest and greatest. PureWow is a new, free, daily lifestyle email and website … »» Read the article

Magnificent Baby’s mission is to save parents and their babies stress at changing time with its line of magnetic-fastening line of Smart Close infant’s wear.  Dress baby warmer and faster, in literally seconds. The entire collection is especially helpful during night changings and a life changer for moms of multiples! No more snaps, no more buttons, no more tears!

Get Baby Dressed in Seconds with Smart Close Outfits from Magnificent Baby

Magnificent Baby’s mission is to save parents and their babies stress at changing time with its line of magnetic-fastening line of Smart Close infant’s wear. Dress baby warmer and faster, in literally seconds. The entire collection is especially helpful during … »» Read the article

If you’re like most moms, you can never have enough sippy cups.   But once you and your child experience the Lollacup, you won’t ever want to replace it.  Lollacup’s modern and whimsical, animal-shaped cup appeals to children and adults alike and is available in fun color options including happy orange, good green, and bold red.

Lollacup Sippy Cups: Helping Toddlers Learn to Use a Straw

If you’re like most moms, you can never have enough sippy cups. But once you and your child experience the Lollacup, you won’t ever want to replace it. Lollacup’s modern and whimsical, animal-shaped cup appeals to children and adults alike … »» Read the article

When you’re expecting a new baby, designing and creating the perfect nursery is on the top of your to-do list. There are lots of decisions to make and the biggest factor to keep in mind is safety. Eco-conscious parents can start protecting their new bundle of joy before he or she is born by selecting products that are healthy and green. With the brand-new, innovative Peaceful Nursery iPhone app, everything you need to know about designing and creating a healthy and eco-friendly nursery is right at your fingertips.

The Peaceful Nursery iPhone Helps Expecting Parents Create a Healthy, Green Nursery

When you’re expecting a new baby, designing and creating the perfect nursery is on the top of your to-do list. There are lots of decisions to make and the biggest factor to keep in mind is safety. Eco-conscious parents can … »» Read the article