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July 2014

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Alicia Keys Is Pregnant With Second Child!

July 30, 2014
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Congratulations are in order for Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz.  The superstar couple is not only celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary, but they also just announced they’re expecting baby number two!

“Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz !! And to make it even sweeter we’ve been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here’s to many many more years of the best parts of life!,” Keys posted on Instagram.

Swizz posted a similar pic on his Instagram page with a sweet message to his wife.

Love is life & life is love and we’re so excited for another GIFT from up above Happy Anniversary my Goddess 4 years of greatness & cheers to 100 plus more inshallah @aliciakeys

Mr. and Mrs. Beatz already have one son, Egypt, and Swizz has three other children from previous relationships. Congrats again to Alicia and Swizz!

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Top Hollywood Trend…Baby Bumps!

July 30, 2014
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Seems like these days every celebrity is sporting sky-high Christian Louboutin stilettos, a super chic Céline bag and the ever-so-stylish baby bump — It really is this year’s hottest accessory.

Well, if you’re looking for a round-up of all the stars showcasing bumps, look no further. Check out this picture gallery featuring 26 pregnant celebs. Oh, and let us know if we missed someone.

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Go Inside Kelly Rowland’s “Fabulista” Baby Shower

July 30, 2014
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Kelly Rowland seems to be enjoying every moment of her pregnancy, which feels like it’s progressing in hyper-speed!

She’s given us sneak peeks at her bump by posting pics on Instagram doing yoga, working out and frolicking on the beach. Now, the uber-private singer is graciously letting us inside her baby shower.

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As the Caress Fabulista, Kels is the face of the skincare line which threw her a pseudo-shower on Wednesday. In celebration of her impending arrival, the blue-themed bash featured chic decor and tons of sweet treats.

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Rowland and her hubby/manager, Tim Witherspoon are expecting a baby boy in just a few months. While speaking to E! News, Kelly gushed about Witherspoon and of course, her soon-to-arrive bundle of joy. “I’m extremely excited. First of course for myself and my husband. We couldn’t be more happy,” Rowland says, “He’s just super supportive. He’s like have you eaten today? Did you take your vitamins? Did you drink enough water? He’s so hands on and I’m just so blessed,” she adds. “I just love him, he’s like the greatest guy ever. He’s so awesome I just can’t believe how blessed I am…and he is too! He’s an amazing man.”

Awww, congrats again Kelly — You will definitely be a SASY Mom! See more pics from Kelly’s Caress shower in the gallery below.

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SASY Mom Of The Week: Casandra Walker

July 27, 2014
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Look at this hottie!

Casandra Walker is our SASY Mom of the Week and rightly so. Cas epitomizes “SASY” for several reasons — not only is she stylish, smart, sophisticated and successful, but she’s an amazing mom to Grae (4 yrs. old) and Gavin (6 mos.)…she really is the entire package. Get to know Casandra a bit better by checking out the interview below.

What makes you a SASY Mom?
I think I’m a SASY mom because I stay true to my style while running from business meetings to soccer practice. I certainly keep my sense of culture, creativity and expose my children to exploring the world around us. Ambitious is my middle name, and this is a life lesson that can only be taught from leading by example. I think my boys will learn great business and social skills from their parents, as we are both dedicated entrepreneurs, working 7 days a week and involved parents, making time for it all.

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What is your favorite thing to do with your kids?
I love spending time with my kids anytime any day. Bringing them to explore at the zoo or beach is always fun to watch them learn and see the excitement on their face. But I also enjoy the relaxing days at home with my kids. Finding the joy in a good book or backyard water play melts my heart too.

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How about without them?
Away from my kids I certainly enjoy an adult day of shopping, dinning, a little spa treatment or catching up on some much needed sleep.

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Not only are you a SASY mom, but you kick butt in business, too! Tell our readers about your company and why you do what you do.
I launched a full service PR/Marketing Agency, RCW Media Group, 5 years ago. We help small to medium size businesses with branding, marketing campaigns, secure product placement, & PR services. I absolutely love the creative process of launching new product, rebranding an existing company, creating advertising imagery for a new marketing campaign, designing marketing material, coordinating events and watching a brand/company evolve. I do what I do with so much dedication because I truly enjoy making other businesses success and enjoy the entire process from start to finish. No two clients are ever the same and no day at the office is like another, makes my job spontaneous and allows me to work with a variety of people.

And since we’re StilettosAndSippyCups.com, we have to ask…what is your favorite pair of stilettos?!
Well, my wardrobe has changed over the last year with my second pregnancy and new addition that is 6 months old now. So Stilettos are not being purchased as often as they once were. I am more frugal with my purchases, lol. I would have to say at the moment my favorite stilettos are a classic pair of Ralph Lauren resort shoes I got last season. Loved them so much I actually bought the sling back and regular pump-my rule has always been, “If you love it, buy two styles or two colors”, so you will have longevity in that style shoe even after the first pair is done ☺

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See, she’s amazing right?! Make sure you follow Casandra on Instagram @RCWMediaGroup and on Twitter @RCWMediaGroup.
Also, if you would like to nominate a “SASY Mom of the Week” send us an email at stilettos.sippycups@gmail.com.

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Zoe Saldana Is One Mean Pregnant Lady!

July 27, 2014
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Don’t ever get on Zoe Saldana’s bad side. Unfortunately, the “media” learned that the hard way! The gorgeous Guardian of the Galaxy star recently took to twitter to air her grievance.

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YIKES! Clearly, the expecting actress is pretty pissed that everyone knows she’s pregnant. But the confusing part is that she’s been practically flaunting her baby bump during all the press events for her new film.

And on top of that, SHE confirmed the news of her pregnancy to The Hollywood Reporter (aka The Media).

But maybe she’s not mad that we found out the worst kept secret in Hollywood — perhaps she’s pissed at the so called “insider” that told E! she was expecting twins!

Multiple sources confirm to E! News exclusively that the 36-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy star is expecting two bundles of joy with her husband of one year, Italian artist Marco Perego. “She’s thrilled!” an insider says.

Either way, we forgive Zoe for spazzing out and we wish her a healthy and happy pregnancy.

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Sexy or Nah? Omarion’s Girlfriend Bares Her Baby Bump On The Red Carpet

July 26, 2014
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Look, it’s summer time and super hot, but is a bare baby belly too much?

Before folks entered the theater for a private screening of Lucy on Wednesday, they got quite a show when Omarion’s girlfriend, Apryl Jones showed up flaunting her lovely lady bump.

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But, this isn’t the first time the beautiful baby mama bared her bump…just check out her Instagram page. Apryl, who is set to deliver a baby boy later this year, posts a plethora of preggo pics parading her uncovered stomach.

So, the question is, do you think flaunting a bare bump all around town is ok? Sound off below!

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3 Reasons Why You Should Attend Club MomMe’s Best Of Products Series

July 25, 2014
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Ummm, why didn’t you guys tells me how awesome Club MomMe was?!

I just joined the “MomMe” club and honestly, I didn’t know much about their “Best Of Products” series — boy, was I missing out. I felt like I was a little late to the rodeo since my little Charlie B is already one year old, but whether you get on board before birthing your baby or not until your little one is darn near grown, there’s something for you.

For the LA stop, the MomMe’s held their “Best Of Product” series featuring Baby Gizmo at the super cute “Right Start” baby store. When I arrived I was warmly greeted by Club MomMe’s co-founder Rachel, a bevy of beautiful moms and moms-to be and products galore, which brings me to my first reason why the “BOP” series is a MUST!

1. It is an amazing opportunity to meet other #SASYmoms. Everyone was so nice and excited to meet new people. We moms have got to stick together.

2. Knowledge is power. From strollers to car seats, Baby Gizmo (a.k.a Hollie) knows her ish and has no bias when it comes to the products she reviews.

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Baby Gizmo demonstrating how to use the new MiaMily “Hipster” baby carrier.

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Baby Gizmo dishing the deets on this daddy diaper bag.

3. I WON A UBBI DIAPER PAIL!!! (it’s red and totally matched my shoes!!!)

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I didn’t even know a raffle was a part of the event and before you know it my number was called. I wasn’t the only winner though, some mommies and daddies walked away with a stroller, car seat, bottles, toys and much, much more. I promise you, almost the entire crowd had some sort of parting gift…PLUS, a gift bag, too. Can you tell I love freebies? :)

Overall, the “Best Of Products” series was fantastic. I met some pretty cool #SASYmoms, got some much needed info on car seats (we’re replacing the one we currently have) and walked away with a new diaper pail, which we desperately needed. I will definitely be back for the next one.

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Daddy-Daughter Dance…The Remix

July 25, 2014
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Forget what you thought you knew about father/daughter dances because it’s been totally remixed.

Daddy of the year nominee, London Johnson, threw caution to the wind and decide to let his baby girl, Lil London choreograph a dance routine for them to perform.

Set to Ariana Grande’s smash hit “Problem”, the daddy/daughter duo put in some serious work — that is until big London couldn’t keep up. The fun father posted the clip on Facebook with the caption, “Tired As Ever, DanceN Wit My Jr Lil London(7) …. All Choreography By Lil London.”

Check out the super cute video below!

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More Proof That Zoe Saldana Is Preggo!

July 22, 2014
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Who does Zoe Saldana think she’s fooling? The actress has stayed mum on the recent rumors that she is pregnant, but the proof is in the photos.

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While at the premiere of her new film, Guardians of the Galaxy, Zoe snapped this picture of herself and her sister…but all we can see is that little baby bump! Below is another pic from the premiere and again we see bump — although she tried really hard to distract us with the weird, white belt thingy.

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But this snapshot may be the most convincing evidence.

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Totally preggo, right?

Although Saldana hasn’t confirmed the news, we’re still going to wish her and her hubby of one year, Marco Perago, a huge congratulations! Welcome to the #SASYmom club, Zoe!

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Marissa Winokur & Jacob Hopkins Support KidZone Anniversary

July 21, 2014
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Good food, good people, good times!

KidZone celebrated their one year anniversary Sunday afternoon with a fun-filled bash that included snow cones, faux tattoos, a pretty dope DJ and, of course, tons of playtime. There were even a few famous faces that came out to show support. Hairspray actress and Dancing With The Stars alum, Marissa Winokur stopped by with her son, Zev. The Amazing World of Gumball star Jocob Hopkins also showed up and signed a few autographs for his fans.

I can tell you first-hand the event was a blast. I brought my hubby and daughter and we all had a ball. Plus, I got to check out KidZone for the first time. Typically, my baby girl and I participate in Gymboree’s Play & Learn class every weekend, and I was expecting KidZone to be more of the same…well, I was wrong. The equipment at KZ is a bit more advance then Gymboree, which is great for my growing girl. Also, Gymboree classes are lead by an instructor with optional open gym during specific hours…KidZone is all open gym, all the time. KZ also offers birthday parties (like Gymboree), camps and PNO (Parents Night Out)…all of which have VERY competitive prices. They only draw back? — they only have one location and it’s in West Hills, CA. Luckily, they’re looking to expand in the near future.

Take a look at some pictures from Sunday’s event below and if you get a chance, check out KidZone and tell us what you think!

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SASY Mom Of The Week: Jessica Jonas

July 20, 2014
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Meet Jessica Jonas — our first ever “SASY Mom of the Week”! She’s beautiful, hard-working, ambitious and a hands-on mom of THREE…a.k.a #SASY!

We did a fun little Q&A with JJ…take a look below.

What makes you a SASY Mom?
I love being with my kids more than anything. I love being the one to drop them off at school and pick them up. I love taking them to classes and hosting play dates. I love tucking them in at night and waking up with them (even in the middle of the night). But I think the most important part of being a mom and SASY mom at that, is knowing when you need a break. And, taking time for yourself, so you can be a better mom. I try really hard to do that. And, to teach my kids that it’s ok to just play at home. It’s ok to not have a plan. The best things happen that way!

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What is your favorite thing to do with your kids? How about without them?
Since my 3 kids all have different interests, I tend to do stuff individually with them. My oldest son, who is 7, loves to make a yummy treat like chocolate chip cookie bars and watch a movie with me. My daughter, who is 5, loves a mommy mani/pedi day or a trip to the Grove for lunch and shopping. And, my 14-month-old son, and I love to go to our gym class together. If I’m with all 3, we love to go swimming, everyone loves the water or we have a great time going to West Hollywood Park and the Library, there is something for everyone.

When I am alone, which is something I try to do at least once a week – my absolute favorite thing to do is go to yoga. I love U Studio Yoga or Hollywood Power Yoga. I feel like a new person after one of those classes and truly believe it helps me to be a better mom, if I’ve gotten my yoga in!

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Not only are you a SASY mom, but you kick butt in business, too! Tell our readers about your company and why you do what you do.
My company, MomciergeLA is a Baby Planning firm. I have a fabulous partner, named Stephanie Bressler and we work with expectant parents to help them register, organize and prepare for their babies’ arrival. We’re gear specialists, being that we have tried everything under the sun with our kids, we can make strong suggestions on what you need and what you absolutely don’t want to waste time on. We blog frequently on our site, momciergela.com, so look for us there and like us on Facebook to follow what we’re up to.

And since we’re StilettosAndSippyCups.com, we have to ask…what is your favorite pair of stilettos?!
Although, stilettos are fabulous – being a full time mom of 3 kids, I wear flats. My favorites are TOMS, Soludos, Tieks and Sam Edelmans. In the summer, my Haviana flip-flops are my go-to staple.

We just love JJ, don’t you? Make sure you check her out at MomciergeLA.com and if you know of any SASY moms you’d like to nominate send us an email at stilettos.sippycups@gmail.com and we might just feature them!