I have not had children for very long, but I can’t tell you the number of plastic sand pails I have witnessed destroyed between my son, and my sometimes destructive Labrador Retriever! I have watched the handles break off quickly and the pails crack easily, not exactly ideal for a children’s toy, broken plastic is dangerous and a waste of money!
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With Father’s Day just around the corner, Christina Aguilera and her 17-month-old son Max Liron were spotted on their way to the Color Me Mine pottery studio in LA yesterday. Looks like dad Jordan Bratman may have a special gift in store this weekend!
Christina, accessorizing her laid-back look with flip-flops and oversized white sunglasses, held little Max on her hip as she entered the store.
The Beautiful singer is set to try her hand at acting as well. She’ll be making her big screen debut alongside Cher in the upcoming film, Burlesque.
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Update: Though the Star Magazine article’s title may give the illusion that Neil and David are already expecting, the actor reveals to AfterElton.com: “We are not currently expecting a baby. Maybe someday.”
Neil Patrick Harris and his partner, actor David Burtka, are in the process of looking for a surrogate mother to carry their baby, reports Star Magazine.
The couple, who have been together for five years, chose the Growing Generations surrogacy agency in Los Angeles. This is the same agency that Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick used to find a surrogate for their twin girls, who are due next month.
A source revealed: “Neil and David were so relieved and excited once they were approved. Now they have so many surrogate profiles to go through to find the right woman to carry their child. [They] can’t wait to hold their baby; they don’t care if it’s a boy or a girl. They just want a healthy child.”
Though the Star article’s title may give the illusion that Neil and David are already expecting, the actor tells USMagazine.com: “We are not currently expecting a baby. Maybe someday.”
Congratulations to the happy couple and best wishes in finding the perfect surrogate!
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The wait is almost over for Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz, who is expecting her first child with her husband Noah Lebenzon later this month.
The mom-to-be tells In Touch that she’s anxious to finally meet her baby girl.
“I’m most excited to meet her, and see who this crazy alien in my belly is! I hope she has my husband’s patience and kindness,” Ana, 38, says.
Like most new moms, though, Ana admits to feeling a few pre-baby jitters.
“I’m nervous! I don’t want to spoil her, but I don’t want to be too tough,” she says, but adds that she has a strong support system in place if she needs it. “I’m nervous about finding that balance, but my mother’s a genius and I’ve got good women around me, so I think we’ll be all right.”
All the best to Ana as her big day approaches!
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Inspired by the beautiful room that Gwyneth Paltrow created for her daughter Apple, Madonna asked the actress to lend a hand in decorating the most glamorous “princess” room for Mercy, The Sun reports.
The singer is currently in the process of renovating her New York townhouse and has vast plans for decorating her newest child’s bedroom including “porcelain dolls, antique teddy bears, a library of leather-bound children’s books and ancient maps of Africa to adorn the walls.”
A source revealed: “As well as all the items inside, she’s also commissioned a mini Georgian-style treehouse for Mercy and David in her garden [and] has been filling Mercy’s wardrobe at the same time. She’s stocked up on cashmere sweaters, dresses and silk tunics and has had a new charm bracelet made for her. It features a miniature bell, a Statue of Liberty, a map of Africa and lockets with photos of everyone in her new family.”
It looks as though Lourdes, Madonna’s oldest child is also excited about her new sister: “She’s really looking forward to having a little girl in the house she can care for. She’s bought piles of leggings, hipster T-shirts, tutus and trainers for the new arrival.”
Madonna was finally given permission to adopt 4-year-old Mercy from Malawi last week after months of negotiations. The little girl will join siblings Lourdes, 12, Rocco, 8, and David, 3. Her son David Banda was also adopted from Malawi in 2006.
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