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Adorn Your Tot With Livi B. Accessories!

One of the best things about raising little humans is dressing them like big humans! Gone are the days of overtly-obvious kiddie clothes adorned with Elmo, Barbie and the likes. Now-a-days, little ones are wearing more couture and less Cookie Monster. Seeing tiny tots draped in fur, fancy shoes and fabulous bags has become the norm … and I love it! Which is why I love Livi B. Accessories even more. I got to chat with owner, April Jones, and she gave me a little insight into her new fashion venture and her mini muse, Miss Olivia Blair 🙂

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Toddler Tales: The First Day Of Daycare…

I’ve been dreading this day for some time now, but it finally happened. #CharlieB went off to daycare…

For the last 19 months, when the Hubby and I were at work, Charlie spent time with her awesome caretaker Valencia. She took great care of Charlie; She taught her letters, shapes, colors, numbers, etc., they played, laughed, learned … it was great. But, one thing was missing — interaction with other children. Sure, we went to play groups, music time and gymnastics class, but there needed to be more. So, as a family we decided to try out daycare.

It took a loooong time to find the right place, but we feel happy and comfortable with our choice. Unfortunately, that didn’t make today any easier 🙁

The Drop-Off: We had visited the daycare center twice before today, so Charlie was a bit familiar with the facility and her teacher. However, that only eased a bit of her apprehension. She walked into her classroom, played with a toy phone and some blocks … but NEVER took her eyes off of mommy and daddy. We hung out for a while, trying to help Charlie assimilate to her new surroundings and after 15 minutes she seemed to warm up a bit. Time for the magic trick known as “The Disappearing Parents”! When Charlie wasn’t looking we slipped away and out of the door. We took a peek inside and saw her looking for us, but luckily, there were no tears! That’s a success, right?

Alllll Day at Work: I thought I would feel better knowing that Charlie didn’t cry when we left, but that wasn’t the case. Did she cry after we drove off? Did she cry all day? Does she think we abandoned her? Will she resent me? Were the other kids nice to her? Did we make the wrong decision for our daughter’s life??? I had a million questions running through my head all day.

The Pick-up: Finally, it was time to pick up my baby!!! I don’t know who was more excited me or Charlie. It was a scene straight out of the movies — we spotted each other across the room, locked eyes and ran into each other’s arms, in slow motion of course. I don’t think we’ve ever hugged each other tighter. When I finally loosened my grip, Charlie’s teacher proceeded to tell about her day.

She cried for just a “hot second” when she realized we were gone. She played well with the other kids. She was also very polite to the teachers and said “please” and “thank you” when appropriate. She did well during nap time and seemed overall pretty happy. The only downside was she wouldn’t eat…at all.

After getting that report I feel like day one was pretty successful. During the car ride home I asked Charlie if she wanted to go back tomorrow and she said “yes”, which is a good sign! I’ll just make sure to pack her lunch just in case she doesn’t like the school’s options again.

Hopefully, tomorrow will be easier for me too. She didn’t cry all day. She didn’t feel abandoned. And it’s seems like she had a great day. Maybe I should just follow her lead.

Today was such a special day that Charlie decided to put on her pretty princess tiara and party dress!

Today was such a special day that Charlie decided to put on her pretty princess tiara and party dress!

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Zoe Saldana Reveals The Names Of Her Twin Boys

It’s been over a month since Zoe Saldana gave birth to her twin sons and she’s just now revealing their names.

In a message on Instagram, the actress showed off their two little bottle while announcing their unique monikers.

Our boys CY and BOWIE are finally here. #marcoperego and I wanted to thank you for your beautiful wishes and for your patience.

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Cy Arido and Bowie Ezio Perego-Saldana were born on November 27th, contrary to the December 8th date that was rumored.

OK, so we’ve got the names … now let’s see some faces! jk 🙂
We know Zoe loves her privacy so we won’t hold our breath waiting for pics of her precious boys, Cy and Bowie. Instead we’ll just send a hearty congrats to her and her hubby, Marco Perego!

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Sassy Attitude & Talking Back … The “Inside Out” Trailer Is Hilarious!

Pixar’s Inside Out is probably one of the most buzzed about animated features for 2015 and just one look at the trailer and you’ll know why.

“Told from the perspective of the emotions inside the mind of a little girl”, Inside Out stars Diane Lane, Amy Poehler and Kyle MacLachlan, and also features Mindy Kailing and Bill Hader — Now, that’s a pretty funny line-up! Here’s a description of the film according to Pixar…

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.

Inside Out doesn’t hit theaters until June 2015, but check out a sneak peek of the kid’s flick below. We’ll definitely be going to see it, how about you?

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Photos & Videos: Reginae Carter Celebrates Sweet 16!

Happy birthday, Reginae Carter!

Lil Wayne’s baby girl turned 16 years old and celebrated her bday the only way a hip hop princess could — an over-the-top affair with a special guest performance, dozens of celebrities, a few wardrobe changes and much, much more.

Rumor has it that the whole shin dig was filmed for an upcoming episode of MTV’s “Sweet 16” and Kandi Burruss’ husband, Todd Tucker produced it. Until then, check out the videos and pictures below to see who came, who performed and what the birthday girl got!

The crowd sings happy birthday to Reginae.

Nicki Minaj performs “Moment 4 Life” at Reginae’s sweet 16!


Reginae received a Ferrari AND a BMW SUV for her 16th birthday!


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Teen Saves Infant’s Life In Walmart!

Abby Snodgrass is a hero … and she’s only 17 years old!

The quick thinking teen saved the day at a High Ridge, Missour Walmart when she performed CPR on an 11 month old baby who had suddenly stopped breathing. Snodgrass says she heard commotion from a few aisles over and sprung into action using the life-saving method she had just been taught in health class at Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, Missouri.

“The one thought that crossed my mind was, ‘What if this doesn’t work?’ And I just had to push it out of my mind and keep going because I knew that’s what I had to do,” Snodgrass told ABC News.

Soon the baby began breathing again and the mother was beyond appreciative.

“We are exceedingly grateful to the young woman who helped our daughter,” the baby’s family said in a statement to ABC News, “Our daughter is home and healthy, and we couldn’t be more thankful.”

See the ABC News story below — it’s truly a miracle!

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Cute Alert: Solange and Son Jules Do Choreographed Dance At Reception

Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson tied the knot on Sunday in an ultra unique ceremony in New Orleans. The biked to the church, had an epic photo shoot and partied down the street in a traditional second line after the reception. It was everything!

But now, we’re getting a glimpse inside the reception and, as expected, a good time was had by all — especially Solange’s 10 year old son, Jules. The mommy, son duo performed a fun, choreographed dance to “No Flex Zone” and it absolutely melted my heart. Take a look below!

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Image by Rog Walker

Image by Rog Walker

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11 Year Old Dances To “Anaconda”… And KILLS It!

While we’d be appalled if she was singing the lyrics, we can’t help but be entertained watching her dance to the infectious Nicki Minaj hit.

11 year old Taylor Hatala and her dance instructor, Laurence Kaiwai did a choreographed routine to Minaj’s “Anaconda”, uploaded it to Youtube and has since gone viral. Four million views later and Hatala is a bonafide star. “Its ALWAYS an honour teaching @ KORE & THIS specific 11 year old BEAST NEVER ceases to amaze me ! Dancing next to you is TOO INSANE little Taylor ! :),” Kaiwai posted on Youtube.

It’s a far (and welcomed) cry from Nicki’s raunchy, booty popping visuals for “Anaconda” and may we say it’s far better, too! #NoShade

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Teen Vogue Announces The Cool Kids of 2014

Are these the coolest kids in Hollywood? Well, Teen Vogue thinks so. Meet “Young Hollywood 2014: The New Wave of Tinseltown’s Brightest Stars”.

Included on the list are KeKe Palmer, Bella Thorne, Jaiden Smith, Jake T. Austin and Quvenzhane Wallis, just to name a few. Click through the gallery below to see all 12 young adults who made the list and let us know who’s your favorite.

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Wale Shows Black Women (and Girls) A Little Love

Wale loves Black women!

The “Ambition” rapper took to Instagram to share his “special affinity” for the women he was constantly surrounded by. Using a super cute photo of three little Black girls, Wale posted his special message for the world to see.

Black is Beautiful . This picture inspires me ., so proud optimistic . I love our women.. And me lovin our women doesn’t mean in puttin any others down.. I just want to articulate that I have a special affinity for them because I grew up wit black woman raised by one and see what they go through . Thank you @creativesoulphoto sweet photo

Wale’s bold display of affection was infectious. KeKe Palmer reposted the same picture with the following message.

Had to repost this. Till this day I jam out to “Illest B*tch Alive”. I feel the love & appreciation my brother. So many divide us, thank you for always supporting us.

Special shout out to @CreativeSoulPhoto…such a sweet photo!