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MOMents Ep. 3: Mixed Up Clothing … Kids Fashion Done A Whole New Way!

May 15, 2017
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One of a kind fashion with a positive message, that’s what Sonia Smith-Kang created with Mixed Up Clothing and it’s the reason I just had to have her for episode #3 of MOMents!

As a bi-racial woman Sonia has a special place in her heart for the multi-cultural community. It’s the reason why she wanted to be an advocate and it’s also fueled the fire behind her clothing brand. With an emphasis on ethnic prints and styles, Mixed Up Clothing is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. There’s a message of inclusiveness in every stitch and acceptance in every enclosure. The kids clothing line is truly made with love and every single piece has a story — one, in which, that’s told right there on the tag.

During our chat for MOMents, Sonia and I discussed her upbringing as a military brat, how she left her job as an R.N. to turn her hobby into a business and how she works as a multi-racial advocate.

Check out Sonia’s kids clothing line, Mixed Up Clothing, by clicking HERE.

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MOMents Ep. 2: Fullproof Mother’s Day Gift Courtesy Spa Lé La

May 8, 2017
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Heyyyy ladies, it’s our holiday!! That’s right, Mother’s Day is around the corner and inevitably someone in your life will ask, ‘what do you want?’ Well, instead of the proverbial, ‘I don’t care. I’ll be grateful for anything,’ response, go in with a specific answer. SPA. LÉ. LA!

For this episode of MOMents, I visited the super cute spa in Studio City and it was everything! It’s not your normal spa, this spa caters to the mamas out there that want to luxuriate, but need some help with their kiddos. With expert, on-site child care, mothers can come to Spa Lé La for a guilt free day of pampering.

The spa delights in giving an unique experience to those who visit. Sure, you can get a massage, mani/pedi and facial, but you can also book a luxurious bath, an uninterrupted nap or just some quiet time. You remember what quiet time is, right?

While speaking with the owner Trina Reneá she gave me a little insight into the inspiration for Spa Lé La, how the name came about and the most difficult part of construction (hint: she probably need a nice, long, hot bath after dealing with the stress of it all ;-).

Following our chat I got the chance to experience some of what the spa had to offer. The Infrared Sauna was the perfect moment of solitude that had the added benefits of detoxification and improved circulation. Plus, it also aids in anti-aging efforts, weight loss and lower blood pressure. Win-win-win! After sitting in the sauna for about 25 minutes, I headed to relaxation room for an invigorating facial. Not only what the treatment divine, the products they use smelled so good I wanted to eat them!

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Check out my visit to Spa Lé La below … and make sure the people in your life get you a gift certificate for Mother’s Day!

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MOMents Ep. 1: Bouncing Forward, Snapping Back And NOT Breastfeeding … A Chat With “The FAB Mom” Jill Simonian

May 1, 2017
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MOMents w/ Vanessa B. is finally here and I could not be more excited! I’ve wanted to do a show highlighting incredible moms and amazing business and brands that cater to moms, for quite some time. Instead of waiting around for some network to give me a green light, I gave myself one — and here we are!

Jill Simonian is my first guest, and honestly, I couldn’t have asked for anyone better! Known as “The FAB Mom” (check her site if you haven’t already), Jill gives her perspective on almost every aspect of motherhood. She’s real, honest, knowledgeable and funny as hell … basically, my type of girl!

The gorgeous mama of two girls has just released her first book, The Fab Mom’s Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby, and was kind enough to sit down with me during her book launch at Au Fudge in West Hollywood. We chatted about life before and after having your first kid, how to properly “snapback” and what being a “FAB” mom really means. And things got really interesting when she gave me her take on breastfeeding (she didn’t do it and doesn’t regret it!).

Check out our fun convo below and subscribe to my Youtube channel to see next week’s episode of MOMents. Also, make sure you get Jill’s book HERE!

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A “Home” Extravaganza! Color Me Mine and a Chat With Director Tim Johnson

July 28, 2015
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I’m not quite sure who’s a bigger “Home” fan, me or little Miss Charlie B!! Either way, Oh is the man and we got to spend the day with him :)

Me, Charlie and Daddy joined Oh, director Tim Johnson and more at Color Me Mine in Studio City for a fun filled day of decorating and painting. CB decide to do a little “free hand” art while Daddy got creative and drew his Oh to perfection.
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Kelly Rowland Cuddles With Son For New Ad

May 6, 2015
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Kelly Rowland and her baby boy Titan are just too cute for words!

Kels and her six-month-old son kiss, cuddle and coo in Dreft’s new “Amazinghood” campaign. The laundry detergent has teamed up with the R&B beauty to document the unforgettable moments she shares with her little “Superman” on Dreft’s social media channels. Fans can view their “Journey of Amazinghood” videos on Dreft’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages throughout 2015.

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This Fit Mom Is Eight Months Pregnant!

March 9, 2015
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Meet Sarah Stage. She’s eight months pregnant and basically broke the internet with her super hot, super svelte preggo pics. Check out her pregnancy pics month-by-month to see her transformation. It really is incredible!

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And this was Sarah just four days ago.

Eek officially 81/2 months… And he’s now 5lbs #34weeks

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#MCM: My Fave Mommies At The Oscars!

February 22, 2015
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#MommyCrushMonday will be extra special tomorrow, because it’s the Oscars edition! These SASY moms knocked it out of the park this year and clearly know how to rock their stilettos in a world full of spit-ups and sippy cups!

First up, Scarlett Johansson looked simply flawless in the green, body-hugging, Versace gown. I MEAN! She just gave birth five months ago. Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!

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Newly married Solange Knowles was on fire in the red Christian Siriano pant suit. She’s. Just. Everything!

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Also wearing Christian Siriano, Kelly Ripa stunned in this elegant black dress.

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New mommy Zoe Saldana showed off her snapback body in this pale pink gown by Versace. Saldana gave birth to twins boys last November.

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And, of course, it’s not a red carpet until Jennifer Lopez steps on the scene! J. Lo or as she is now affectionately called, Slay Lo, was hands down my fave at the Academy Awards. She just gets it right every single time! Wearing Elie Saab, the bronzed beauty shut it down and completely took my breath away. Round of applause.

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Disneyland Measles Melee: Are You Pro or Anti Vaccinations?

January 26, 2015
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The Disneyland measles outbreak is an unfortunate situation that has reignited the vaccination war in the U.S. To date, over 50 adults and children have contracted the highly contagious illness while at “the happiest place on Earth”.

Recently, while making an appearance on the HLN show “Dr. Drew On Call”, I gave my stance on vaccinations. Take a look at the snippet below…

First, let me say, I whole heartedly believe in vaccinations and the health and safety it provides my daughter (and others around her). But, I do believe physicians need to do a better job at educating their patients about immunizations and the risks they run by not getting them. As a parent, it should be my choice, not the government’s, to vaccinate my child. But, I should also be provided adequate knowledge about the medicine being injected into my child’s body … and unfortunately if you do not do your due diligence, then you will most likely not receive that information.

As I previously stated, #CharlieB has received all of her vaccinations. But, after viewing the CDC’s immunization schedule, we decided (with the help of Charlie’s pediatrician) on a less aggressive schedule that worked for us and still assured that Charlie would receive the best care. The recommended chart is below. Did you stick with the recommendation or did you amend it like we did? I’d love to hear some feedback from other moms and dads!

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Did Beyonce Just Announce Second Pregnancy?

January 11, 2015
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Beyonce just posted a photo on Instagram and it almost broke the internet! Did Queen Bey just announce baby number two is on the way?

With no caption at all, BK uploaded this selfie covered in sand with baby Blue by her side.

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Her middle section seems to be fuller, but it could just be the mounds of sand covering it. If you scroll through her last few IG posts, it’s hard to tell if the pop diva will be popping out a playmate for Blue Ivy anytime soon. Just take a look at the pics in the gallery below and let us know what you think. Pregnant … or nah?!

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Take Two! Tamera Mowry-Housley Is Pregnant Again

January 4, 2015
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Oh baby, baby! Sister, Sister star Tamera Mowry-Housley is pregnant with her second child.

Tamera announced the exciting news on Instagram with a picture of her positive pregnancy test.

We are thrilled to announce we are #ClearblueConfirmed! Can’t wait to meet baby #2! Love Clearblue’s pregnancy test with Smart Countdown. It helped me get through the wait to get my result by counting down with me. #spon

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This will be the second bundle of joy for “The Real” host and her Fox News hubby, Adam. The couple already have a two year old son named Aiden. Congrats to the happy family!