Whining While Weaning…

I’m currently weaning my 9 month old daughter …and I’m doing most of the whining.

Actually, after tonight we may be tied. I’m whining because, if I’m being honest, I have no idea what I’m doing. She’s whining because, well…she wants the boob.

So, after admitting that I don’t know what the heck I’m doing how on earth do I think I can give advice? Because, every advice column/website/forum/discussion board I’ve come across spews the same old tired advice and since it’s all crap I figured I would give the REAL DEAL on weaning.

First of all, it’s harder than childbirth. OK, maybe that’s dramatic, but it has been one of the more difficult parts of parenting. It’s as if your child is going through some type of withdrawal and you’re just along for the emotionally grueling ride.

Plus, not only is it a trying time for baby, but it’s pretty painful for mommy too. Swollen, engorged, rock hard boobies are no one’s idea of a good time.

However, with all that said, I think I’ve figured the whole thing out (how presumptious of me!). It will NEVER be easy. It’s not meant to be. It’s a major disruption in a child’s life and change is rarely easy…even for adults. So, my biggest piece of advice is to be PATIENT. I’m only a few weeks in and I ignorantly thought it would be easy, breezy and that we’d be done by now. Now I realize there’s a long road ahead and that’s totally fine.

I could tell you to wean gradually. Or have someone else give your baby bottles instead of you. I could even say place a hot towel over your achy breast. Or suggest replacing your boob with a pacifier. Or any other useless rhetoric you’ve probably read a million times, but at the end of the day you will find what works best for you and your baby through trial and error. Period.

My only advice would be to have patience. Easier said than done, believe me, I know. But, I know all to well that stressing about the situation will only make it worse. Just think, you’re not the first woman to wean and you won’t be the last. No baby nurses forever and even if you suck at weaning your baby is bound to get off the tit…eventually…

Entertainment, SASY Moms

The Oscars: Baby Bump Edition!

Well, this will be a short post. We only saw two baby bumps at the Oscars — Kerry Washington & Elsa Pataky!

Wearing a beautiful, custom made Jason Wu dress, Jen Meyer jewelry, Christian Louboutin shoes and a Judith Leiber bag, Kerry completed the awards season on an amazing high note.


The stunning Scandal star is expecting her first child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha this Spring.

And while Kerry had our favorite red carpet bump, Chris Hemsworth’s wife Elsa had our most uncomfortable looking one.

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Pataky looked like she was due any second while on the red carpet for the Academy Awards, but luckily she didn’t deliver while there. At any rate, she looked amazing for a women carrying twins in a green embellished gown and stilettos, of course!

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Photos: Top Celeb Baby Bumps!

Now, more than ever, women are embracing their beautiful baby bumps…and dare we say it, getting a little sexy with it! Here are a few of our fave belly, some brazenly bare and some chicly covered.

5. Ciara
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4. Drew Barrymore
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3. Doutzen Kroes
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2. Kerry Washington

1. Gwen Stefani (since she’s our FAVE one pic just won’t do!)
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Vanessa Simmons Gives Birth To A Baby Girl!

Just a week after serving her baby an eviction notice…

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Vanessa Simmons has finally given birth! According to TheYBF, Simmons and long time boyfriend, Mike Wayans welcomed a baby girl named Ava Marie Jean Wayans. It was actually Vanessa’s uncle Danny who broke the news saying, “My brand spanking new Grand niece is named Ava Marie Jean [Wayans]…you go mommy Vanessa …”

And it looks like the little girl is already a fashionista, just like her auntie Angela Simmons. Vanessa posted a pic of Hermes booties for her baby with the caption, “Mama’s Lil Princess”.

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Congratulations to brand new SASY mom Vanessa Simmons!

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Surprise! Lil Kim Is Pregnant!!

This may be the most shocking news of the day…Lil Kim is expecting her first baby!

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The “Queen Bee” debuted her baby bump while performing at The Blonds show during New York Fashion Week. Proudly rubbing her pregnant belly, Kimberly posed for an excited crowd that erupted in cheers.

Word on the street is that the father of Kimmy’s baby is her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Mr. Paper.

Congrats Notorious K.I.M!

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Sexy In Stilettos: Beyonce Parties Hard!

Heyyy, Mrs. Carter!

Serving body in a two-piece dress, Beyonce popped her booty and some bubbly while at an uber-exclusive private party. In pics she posted to her Tumblr, Queen Bey can be seen dropping it low while holding a bottle of champagne and a clear plastic cup — clearly, she’s the LIFE of the party.


In other photos, the SASY mom shows off her super sexy stilettos while strutting her stuff in a parking garage.



And even Bey’s baby sister and SASY mom herself, Solange got in on the fun in a festive pink suit.


These Knowles’ sister know how to have fun!

Entertainment, SASY Moms

Twins Girls For Michael Jordan + Yvette Prieto!

Michael Jordan is having the best birthday ever!!! The NBA Hall of Famer, who turns 51 years-old on February 17th, and his wife, Yvette Prieto just welcomed identical twin daughters!

Ysabel and Victoria were born on Sunday, Feb. 9 in West Palm Beach, Florida and according to Jordan’s rep, “Yvette and the babies are doing well and the family is overjoyed at their arrival.”

Prieto and Jordan tied the knot last April. The twins are Yvette’s first children, while MJ has two sons and a daughter from his previous marriage.

Arts & Crafts

Love For The Little Ones: Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas For Kids

Of course, as grown ups Valentine’s Day is all about wining, dining and romance — but what about our little ones? Forget the days of generic V-day cards from the grocery store with superheroes on them, this year step it up a notch and get creative!

Pinterest (the best place on Earth!) directed me to the NurtureStore website which boast 250+ Valentine ideas. But, because you don’t have time to sift through TWO HUNDRED posts about cupid, I did all the hard work for you.

Below are the top 5 (in my opinion) ideas for a creative and crafty Valentine’s day with your little ones!

5. Nothing says love like a V-Day muffin!
Click here for the recipe. Fun to do with your kiddo or for your kiddo!

4. Make an art heart <3 heartlacing8.-1024x640
This project teaches fine motor skills, manual dexterity, concentration and patience…plus, the finished product is awesome. Link.

3. Make your own globe…your OWN globe!!
Talk about creative, this little idea will be a keepsake for years to come and it’s soooo much better than finger-painting on construction paper. Get the deets here.

2. A bear hat for Valentine’s day? Yes.
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Warning: Cute Overload! Feel like knitting? Then click here.

1. Create an Valentine’s Day art journal.
Too many ideas for just on project? Then this is a great way for your kiddies to collect all of their creativity in one place. Link.

BONUS: Valentine’s Day sensory box or time capsule.
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Depending on the age of your little one a sensory box could be a great idea to help develop motor skills and sensory perception in younger children. Also, creating a time capsule could be a yearly tradition or a one time thing. In honor of V-Day, fill the capsule with things you love and open it years down the line.

Happy Valentine’s Day! xo

Entertainment, SASY Moms

Evelyn Lozada Dances To ‘Drunk In Love’ At Diapers & Diamonds Baby Shower

It was a Basketball Wives reunion as Shaunie O’Neal and Tasha Marbury came out to help Evelyn Lozada celebrate her “Diapers and Diamonds” baby shower on Saturday.

“Me and my boos! Love them! @tashamarbury @shaunieoneal5 #babyshower2014 #DiapersandDiamonds2014,” Lozada posted on Instagram.

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Dressed in all white, Ev took to the dance floor with her BBW boos while Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” played.

Oh, and the reality star didn’t stop there…she also moved her preggo body to “Partition”.

Evelyn is expecting a baby boy with fiancé, MLB star Carl Crawford, this Spring. Click the gallery below for more pics!

Entertainment, SASY Moms

Jay Z Shouts Out ‘Sippy Cups’

Did Jay just give us a shout out?  No, not really, but I’m still gonna act like he did!

At the 56th Grammy Awards, Jay Z walked away with the trophy for “Best Rap Song Collaboration” with Justin Timberlake for their song “Holy Grail”.  After thanking J. Tim, producer Timbaland and “all the typical things”, papa Jay had a special message for his baby girl, Blue Ivy.  “And I want to tell Blue, ‘Look! Daddy’s got a gold sippy cup for you,” the rapper said while holding up his Grammy.

Talk about an awwww-inducing moment!

Jay also took time out to thank the man upstairs  for Blue’s momma, Beyonce.  “I want to thank God – I mean a little bit for this award, but mostly for that and all of the universe for conspiring and putting that beautiful light of a young lady in my life,” Mr. Carter said while Bey blushed in the audience.

The duo opened the Grammys performing “Drunk In Love” from Beyonce’s self-titled surprise visual album.  Take a look.

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