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Charlotte Church Shows Off Baby Bump

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Celeb Baby Gear: Get the Look!

Celeb Baby Gear: Get the Look!

  • Ruby wears Salt Water Sandals in Red by Hoy Shoes – $36. They also come in many other colors and designs.
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    Last Day To Enter: The House of Lux, Haute Bebe Designs

    The House of Lux is excited to present a delightful new Infant & Toddler line, Haute Bebe. These beautiful & thoughtful handmade pieces are designed to capture the classic lines of traditional children’s wear, but with unique fabric and detailing choices to set them apart from other brands.

    The Haute Bebe line will become the pieces you won’t want to give away, even when your child has long out-grown them. Their pieces are revived representations of styles seen throughout the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Their classically lux fabrics and vintage styling are based loosely on the “Plus Fours” the young men wore in the 1920′s. They’ve even updated and integrated some girl versions as well.

    We are giving away $50 Gift Certificates to 2 of our lucky readers! The winners get to choose their preferred handmade item. Also exclusive to our readers is a 20% discount from your entire order for the next 30 days (offer ends November 14, 2008). All you need to do is enter code CBS at checkout.

    *HOW TO ENTER* Leave a comment here with a valid email address (will not be published). Please state your favorite House of Lux item and 2 winners will be chosen at random at the end of the contest. One entry per person, per day. This contest ends Wednesday, October 22 at 7 P.M. EST. Entries are welcome from across the globe! Good luck!

    Congratulations to the winner of the Quinny Zapp Stroller: Scarlett!

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    Jada Pinkett Smith’s Golden Rules Of Parenting

    Jada Pinkett Smith, married to superstar Will Smith, and mother to Willow, 8, Jaden, 10, and stepson Trey, 16, recently sat down with Cookie magazine to share her parenting wisdom and worldviews. The 37-year-old actress and philanthropist, who starred most recently in The Women, also made her directorial debut in The Human Contract, finished executive-producing The Secret Life of Bees, opened a church, and founded a school with her husband in Westlake Village, California. She’s also well known for her role as Niobe in the popular Matrix series and as the voice of Gloria, the sassy hippo in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (which opens this month).

    Jada says “I’ve found that I’m at my best when I [engage] everything—the mind, the spirit, my body.” As a mother of a girl, she is all too conscious of emphasizing what she calls “the importance of wholeness in being a woman.” In addition to her budding film career, Willow is a serious gymnast. Jada says, “I say to her, ‘Always focus on your own personal strength – as long as you compete with you and stay on the track that you want to be on, you’re going to be okay.’”

    Jada says she and Will are usually on the same page when it comes to parenting, “We’re kind of innately in tune with what we both want for the kids. We knew that part of our partnership would be creating the exact opposite of what we had.” Jada’s parents were both in high school when she was born, and while they were briefly married, she was brought up primarily by her mom, a nurse, and her maternal grandmother, who died when she was 12. Jada says she and Will are determined to make their marriage work, “We find solutions because that’s what we both want. There is no other option.”

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    When asked about raising polite kids, Jada says, “It’s not ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ just ‘because I told you so,’ she explains. “I tell them, ‘Every time you go out into the world, you are leaving an impression of yourself and this family with other people. What impression do you want to leave? Do you want people to think you are spoiled [rotten]?’” Jada goes on to explain it’s not just about etiquette, it’s about a healthy self-esteem: “I want them to feel good; I want them to smile. Once children feel great about being who they are, you don’t really have to worry about manners.”

    Jada goes on to share her Golden Rules of Parenting:

    1. Eat as a family. “There’s flexibility about when they eat breakfast and lunch, but dinner together is sacred.”

    2. Enlist help. “I’m lucky to have a lot of people in my world who help me. That includes her mother: “She travels with me all the time, and when I travel and the kids aren’t with me, she stays with them.”

    3. Drink water. “I tell them, ‘You have three bottles of water a day, then drink what you want. I’m always like, ‘Listen, we’ve got to keep our bodies strong—we got too much stuff to do!’”

    4. Respect their boundaries. Staying out of kids’ space can teach them to be responsible for their own decisions and mistakes, she says: “Is it their room, or are they borrowing the space while they’re living in your house? If it’s theirs, then they should be able to do whatever they want with it. If it’s their clothes, they have the right to do whatever they want with those clothes. We have to give them some freedom to be who they are.”

    5. Choose your battles. For instance, Jada doesn’t prescribe what the kids are going to wear—even for the paparazzi. “Who is it going to hurt, really, if she has orange balloon pants on the red carpet?” she says. “I try to stay outside my ego and what I want and to respect them as I expect them to respect me.”

    6. Expose and educate. “We go to church as a family on Sunday, but we study world religion during the week as well. We read excerpts from the Bible, from Hindu texts, Kabbalah, Judaism….”

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    Alyson Hannigan Is Expecting

    Actress Alyson Hannigan is expecting her first child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE. The 34-year-old How I Met Your Mother star and her husband, actor Alexis Denisof, 42, will welcome their first child this spring.

    The couple met on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer during the 1999-2000 season and wed near Palm Springs on Oct. 11, 2003.

    On the big screen, Hannigan is famous for her role as band geek opposite Jason Biggs in the American Pie flicks.

    Congratulations to the Hannigan-Denisof Family!

    Photo: Sylvain Gaboury / People

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    Russell Crowe Bonds With Charlie

    Russell Crowe Bonds With Charlie

    Russell Crowe picked up his son Charlie, 4 1/2, from school in Australia, and they stopped at a bakery for some treats. Russell took a little time to give Charlie a quick cuddle in the bakery!

    Russell has been growing his hair out for his upcoming role as Robin Hood in Nottingham, and he has promised his ponytail – which must be at least 10 inches to be donated – to Locks of Love, an organization which makes wigs for young cancer patients.

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