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5 Celebrity Moms With a Brood of Boys

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Let’s hear it for the boys!

With the recent arrival of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale third son – Apollo Bowie Flynn –  let’s take a look at 4 more Hollywood moms whom have all boys in their brood.

  • Gwen Stefani:

Rocker couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale welcomed their third son - Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale – on February 28, 2014.

In January, the Cool singer – already mom to sons Kingston, 7, and Zuma, 5 – revealed that she was expecting another boy. Wearing a blue shirt and crown, Gwen captioned an Instagram photo: “I was ready to hand over the crown. But I guess I am still queen of the house. #itsaboy #surroundedbyboys.”

In 2010, the No Doubt frontwoman admitted that her brood of boys is a bit “weird.”

“I mean, it does seem weird that I don’t have a girl, but I feel like I’m running out of time,” Gwen shared. “I also don’t want to spread myself so thin that I can’t even be good for them… Poor Zuma, he’d be the middle guy. I’m not focusing on it right now, but it’s not up to me anyway, you know? These things are miracles, so we’ll see. Otherwise, the clothes are probably going to go to some girlfriend of Kingston’s!”

  • Melissa Joan Hart:

Sabrina, The Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart and husband, musician Mark Wilkerson, are parents to three boys: Mason, 8, Brady, 6, and Tucker, 18 months.

“I was actually relieved it was a boy,” Melissa told Celebrity Baby Scoop.

She added: “It makes life a little easier. I wasn’t prepared for the ‘girly’ toys and accessories. I couldn’t be more happy with the family I have surrounding me but I’m not ready to say I’m done having kids just yet.”

  • Cate Blanchett:

Two-time Academy Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett and husband, screenwriter Andrew Upton, have three sons: Dashiell, 12, Roman nearly 10, and Ignatius, nearly 6.

“Having boys is great,” the Elizabeth star said. “It’s a neat position to be in and I love the high energy that comes along in raising boys. It’s fun.”

  • Julie Bowen:

Modern Family star Julie Bowen and husband Scott Phillips are proud parents to three sons: Oliver, nearly 7, and 4 1/2-year-old twins John and Gus.

What’s life like in her all-boy household?

“I have three boys, so my house is … rowdy!” she joked with Celebrity Baby Scoop.

She added: “They are close in age, so they really do like playing with one another, and so far, get along very well. I hope that continues.”

  • Britney Spears:

While she loves her boys, pop superstar Britney Spears says she’d love to give her sons — Sean Preston, 8, and Jayden James, 7 — a baby sister.

“I would like to be busy the first couple of years, but then I would really like to have another baby, a girl,” Britney admitted.

She added: “I think she would be like a mini-me. I think it’s going to be crazy. I’m not going to feel as alone in the world anymore. I’m going to feel like I have a second person, like, that’s me.”

 

Melissa Joan Hart: Giggle With The Girls This Holiday Season

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Actress and mother-of-three Melissa Joan Hart enjoyed a holiday pajama party at the Four Seasons Westlake with her girlfriends, hosted by Good Carma Studio, on Monday evening (December 9).

“When times are busy it’s hard to carve out time for ourselves,” MJH tells Celebrity Baby Scoop. “And for me that includes some fun girl time with my friends,” she adds.

The Melissa & Joey star goes on to talk about the importance of friendship and ‘me’ time over the hectic holiday season.

“Spend some time giggling with the girls this holiday season and not just fighting off the crowds at the mall,” she advises.

During their fun night of pampering and girl talk, the ladies enjoyed neck and hand massages along with Karma Champagne and cupcakes from Sweet Arleen’s.

The Sabrina, the Teenage Witch alum, 37, and her besties left with their PJs and robes, along with fun and clever holiday greeting cards from the new greeting card company Open Me, as well as MJH’s favorite mommy must-have: Mabel’s Labels.

The actress also sent her fellow mommies home with a surprise for their kids: subscriptions for LEGO from the new rental LEGO company, Pleygo. And Usana’s delicious Vitamin C booster drinks were served to prevent any pesky cold and flu bugs.

As for her upcoming holiday plans with husband of 10 years, Mark Wilkerson, and their three sons – Mason, 7½, Brady, 5½, and Tucker, 1 – it sounds like it’ll be a winter wonderland for the family-of-five.

“This holiday vacation we plan on being knee deep in snow in Lake Tahoe hitting the slopes with our boys,” MJH shares. “We love to be in the mountains sledding, skating and sipping hot coco by the fire.”

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Melissa Joan Hart & Family Attend ‘Frozen’ Premiere

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Melissa Joan Hart and her family attended the premiere of Frozen at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. on Tuesday (November 19).

She later tweeted: “I felt like Barbie on Ice tonight in my gorgeous @herveleger dress from @renttherunway. Such fun with my boys at the #Frozenpremiere.”

A couple of days before  Melissa and her husband Mark took their boys Mason, 7½, Brady, 5½, and Tucker, 1, to the farmers market to have fun rock climbing.

The actress recently told Celebrity Baby Scoop how Tucker is doing.

She shared,  “He is the happiest and most easy going baby. He has been hard to entertain and keep still, but he’s a fantastic sleeper so I can’t complain. He started walking very early, around 10 months, and has already had 7 hair cuts but he has yet to get any teeth still.”

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Melissa Joan Hart & Family: Off To The Market!

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Melissa Joan Hart, her husband Mark Wilkerson and their sons Mason, 7½, Brady, 5½, and Tucker, 1, went to the farmers market in Studio City, Calif. on Sunday (November 3).

The Melissa & Joey star gave Brady a piggy back ride at one point.

In September while promoting her new book Melissa Explains It All: Tales From My Abnormally Normal Life – the actress got to chat with Celebrity Baby Scoop. 

Sharing how she juggles family with career she said,  “It’s tricky but I just utilize my calendar on my phone and make sure I don’t over-schedule so that we can all be together as much as possible. Every day and every hour has a different priority.

“Some days it’s work, some days it’s watching my boys play soccer, some days it’s about mommy and daddy, some days it’s about going to a Yankees game. It all depends, but I try hard to balance it all out.”

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Melissa Joan Hart Says She Wants Another Baby

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Melissa Joan Hart is looking forward to having another baby in the near future. “I would like a fourth – but it’s not because I want a girl,” the Melissa and Joey star said. On the other hand, her sons, Mason, 7 1/2, and Brady, 5, wouldn’t mind welcoming a little sister into the family. “Mason, my eldest, is like, ‘We have to have a girl, we need things to soften up around here,’” she said.

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Melissa Joan Hart: Designing With Her Darlings

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Melissa Joan Hart has been updating fans on how cute her boys Mason, 7, Brady, 5, and Tucker, 10 months, are.

On Sunday (July 14) she posted a photo of her husband Mark Wilkerson and their sons on Instagram and wrote: “Lazy morning with my boys! #mythreesons #sundaymorning #picoftheday”

The day before she shared Tucker’s new room design.

“What a fun day! Tucker’s room was the designated fun zone. Thank you #DisneyPaint. This mom needs a nap!”

The Melissa & Joey star also revealed some photos from the family vacation in Lake Tahoe. She said: “Lazy day on the Truckee River rafting along. Hit some rapids and had tons of fun! #rafting #river #truckee #love #fun #instalove #instacollage”

E! News reports in a recent interview on Chelsea Lately – Hart confessed she once made out with Ryan Reynolds. The two were co-starring in the Sabrina the Teenage Witch movie back in 1996 when on the last day of shooting – Ryan gave her a Beluga watch.

“He was 17 and I was, like, 19. I was like, ‘You’re too young for me,” recalled Hart. “So I stopped his car…and I wasn’t sure; am I gonna get mad at him? I wasn’t sure so I just grabbed him and started kissing him.”

“You get a piece of jewelry like that, you gotta make out with the guy!” the actress added.

Her memoir Melissa Explains It All comes out in October.

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Star Moms Share Mother’s Day Plans

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In honor of Mother’s Day on May 12, we asked some of our favorite celebrity moms how they’re planning to spend the special day.

From new moms Holly Madison and Giuliana Rancic, to mom-of-four Tori Spelling, to single mom Kelly Bensimon, let’s look at how the stars celebrate all things mom.

  • Giuliana Rancic:

Reality stars Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic welcomed their first child, son Duke, in August 2012. The new mom opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her big plans to celebrate her first Mother’s Day.

“Bill and I are having our moms come to LA for Mother’s Day – to make it special for all of us,” she shared. “We’re planning a fancy bunch with the whole family at a nice hotel in Newport Coast and then a walk on the beach. Reall, I just want to relax and enjoy the day together as a whole family.”

She added: “This Mother’s Day is especially meaningful because it’s my first time to celebrate as a mother, of course! After struggling for years to have a baby, it’s a real gift to be able to spend the special day with Bill, Duke and our family.”

  • Holly Madison:

Before welcoming her first child, daughter Rainbow, on March 5, Playboy model Holly Madison opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her hopes for her first Mother’s Day.

“I hope my boyfriend and I can find something fun to do that someone only a few months old will enjoy,” Holly shared. “Maybe we will take her to the Springs Preserve (a park here in Vegas) and see if she reacts to any of the animals and the nature.”

  • Tiffani Thiessen:

White Collar star Tiffani Thiessen is mom to 2-year-old daughter Harper. The Saved by the Bell alum opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about celebrating Mother’s Day in New York City with her mom and her daughter.

“Being a mom now myself, it is even more special,” she shared. “What’s great is we will be in New York again this year as I shoot Season 5 of White Collar. I’ll get to celebrate the day with my Mom and my daughter, all of us together.

  • Niki Taylor:

Supermodel Niki Taylor is proud mom to four children – 18-year-old twin sons Jake and Hunter, 4-year-old daughter Ciel, and son Rex, 17 months. The blonde beauty opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about what Mother’s Day means to her.

“I don’t know what my family has planned for me,” she admitted. ”I just want to be with my babies and I hope I am with my mom and my sister. My mom is still an amazing mom and she’s a wonderful grandmother as well. I thank her and always pray for her. I still always call her for advice. To me, Mother’s Day is about my mom and I want to be with her on that day. It is a day for the family to be together.”

She added: “My favorite Mother’s Day gifts are anything with chocolate or sugar in it [laughs]. Also, I think quality time is always the best gift.”

  • Lisa Leslie:

Former WNBA player Lisa Leslie is mom to daughter Lauren, 5, and son Michael, 3. The basketball player opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her thoughts on Mother’s Day.

“Since having kids, I never really care about any holidays any more,” she shared. “I see life from such a different perspective. I am thankful for my life and wonderful husband and beautiful children every day. I pray a prayer of protection around them and every day we go to bed…it’s truly Mother’s Day! I am so thankful for our health and opportunity to be together.”

  • Brooke Burns:

Actress Brooke Burns is mom to 13-year-old daughter Madison. The former Baywatch star opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about enjoying Mother’s Day with her daughter and mother.

“I’m very sentimental about Mother’s Day,” she shared. “First of all, my mother was/is the most wonderful, loving, understanding mom. A true example in word and deed. I love that there is a day that reminds me to verbally honor her.”

“Also, when I was young, I was told I might never be able to have kids,” she continued. “So, I usually make Maddy look me in the eyes and I give her some speech that starts, and ends, in ‘happy tears.’ She’s used to it.”

Brooke added: “I also make it a point to tell all my mommy friends how incredible they are, because no one really knows how hard, demanding, beautiful, exhausting, and painfully rich motherhood is, except another mom.”

  • Courtney Lopez:

Mario Lopez and wife Courtney Lopez are proud parents to 2-year-old daughter Gia. The newlyweds are now expecting their second child, and Courtney is gearing up for Mother’s Day.

“I’m not sure what Mario has in store for me this Mother’s Day, but I feel extra lucky already with baby No. 2 on the way,” she shared. “Being a mother has been the most important and rewarding experience of my life, and having a day to celebrate motherhood for myself and for my own mother is such a treat. I feel very blessed in life, and wish all the mothers in the world a very happy Mother’s Day!”

  • Melissa Peterman:

Reba star Melissa Peterman is mom to 7-year-old son Riley. The Baby Daddy actress opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about hoping to spend Mother’s Day relaxing with her family.

“I will hopefully spend Mother’s Day in sweatpants, on the couch, and with my two boys making me breakfast and letting me control the remote control,” joked the actress. “I think that would be fantastic, and I’m lucky that my husband and son also enjoy those days where we don’t have to do too much.”

She added: “I think it’s too much pressure. As someone who used to wait tables, the idea of brunch on Mother’s Day is too much pressure. I would rather have breakfast at home in sweatpants and hang out all day. To me, Mother’s Day is a day where you can wear sweatpants and not feel bad about it.”

  • Jewel:

Singer-songwriter Jewel is mom to 1 1/2-year-old son Kase. The proud mom opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about how she’s learned to embrace Mother’s Day now that she’s a mom.

“Gosh, I have no plans yet. I just realized it’s coming up so soon,” she shared. “In regard to what Mother’s Day means to me, my mom left me when I was 8-years-0ld so I never really celebrated it. As a kid, I remember giving my dad a card on Mother’s Day because he was pulling double duty.”

“Now that I’m a mom, Mother’s Day has taken on a new meaning,” she added. “It’s really sweet and I look forward to celebrating more Mother’s Days as my son gets older. I haven’t really gotten any Mother’s Day gifts yet, but when the baby was really little my husband gave me my first Mother’s Day card that was really special.”

  • Mia Hamm:

Olympic soccer star Mia Hamm is mom to three kids: 6-year-old twin daughters Grace and Ava and 1-year-old son Garrett. She opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her low-key Mother’s Day plans.

“This year will probably be a quiet day followed by a nice dinner,” she shared. “The girls really like to make cards so I’m looking forward to that. Garret will probably just slobber on me.”

  • Phaedra Parks:

Reality star Phaedra Parks is mom 2-year-old son Ayden. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star told Celebrity Baby Scoop that she is due to give birth to her second child right around Mother’s Day.

“I need my day off for myself,” she shared. “[My husband] better have his plans ready, because that’s one day he’ll be on the hot seat [laughs].”

“I think every day should be Mother’s Day, because moms do so much,” she added. “For moms, I think Mother’s Day is the one day you should be able to do whatever you like. It is such an honor to have a living mother, and you should have that day to celebrate her. My mom and I are very close and she’s pretty much already told me what she wants for Mother’s Day. I will hopefully celebrate with her during that weekend. It will be right around the time my son is due, so I’m sure I wont be doing too much because I will be ready to pop [laughs].”

  • Gena Lee Nolin:

Baywatch alum Gena Lee Nolin is mom to four children: Spencer, 16, Caia, 11, Hudson, 6, and Stella, 4. The actress opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about leaving Mother’s Day plans up to her hubby and kids.

“I kind of leave Mother’s Day up to my husband and the kids,” Gena Lee shared. “They’re always like, “Okay, we are going to do brunch and do this and do that, flowers and gifts.” However, you know what? I just want to be with my family.”

“Last year we went (and I’m sure a lot of people will get a kick out of this) to the local IHOP,” she continued. “It was one of the best Mother’s Days I’ve ever had. My daughter picked it and I was like, “This is awesome!” Everyone had the fancy pancakes with the whipped cream and strawberries and I am gluten free so I had eggs, but it was the best. I think as a mother, Mother’s Day is just about being with your family, just being with your kids. I could care less what we do as long as we’re together.”

She added: “I have so much respect for my mother and my grandmother, and Mother’s Day is just a day of really reflecting on the mothers in our lives. Mother’s Day is everything; Mother Earth, being a mother to your children, our mothers, our grandmothers. It is a very important day to really appreciate these women in our lives. I am lucky to have my children do the same for me.”

One thing for sure, she’s hoping for some hand-made gifts from her sweet kids.

“In regard to awesome Mother’s Day gifts I’ve received, the homemade ones are the best,” she continued. “However, there was a necklace that my husband gave me that contained all of my children’s initials. That was probably the most sentimental gift I ever got. I love getting my kids’ homemade cards that they make. My husband is really good about saying, “Instead of buying mommy a card, let’s see what we can make her.” Even my oldest will make me a card. Keepers!”

  • Kelly Bensimon:

Reality star Kelly Bensimon is a single mom to daughters Sea, 14, and Thadeus, 12. The Real Housewives of New York alum opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her Mother’s Day plans.

“I just love Mother’s Day because I love to be with my kids,” Kelly said. “Last year I had brunch with my kids and my best friend who is also my hairdresser. I love Mother’s Day because it is an opportunity for me to be with my kids and not have to parent them. I’m like, “It’s Mother’s Day, so I don’t have to parent you and it’s all about fun!” It’s actually a day where I get to celebrate being their mother. That’s really exciting for me.”

She added: “For me, I have two kids and I’m a single parent. Therefore, Mother’s Day is an opportunity for me to tell my kids, “It’s a day for us to celebrate being together.” Instead of celebrating me, I want to celebrate them. They are the greatest luxury that I could ever even imagine having. I can’t believe that I am the mother of two gorgeous girls. It’s something that I respect a lot and I want to celebrate it with them. It’s not about me; it is about us.”

  • Tori Spelling:

Reality star Tori Spelling is mom to four kids: Liam, 6, Stella, 4, Hattie, 1, and Finn, 8 months. The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about being grateful this Mother’s Day.

“For me, Mother’s Day means four amazing miracles,” Tori shared. “I have a lot to celebrate this Mother’s Day…an amazing, complete family. So, I am really, really blessed. I don’t know what we’re planning.”

Tori’s husband Dean McDermott went on to share an example of their typical Mother’s Day celebrations.

“We usually plan brunch,” Dean said. “But, with four rug rats, maybe I’ll whip up brunch for us. Mother’s Day is all about honoring moms. I’m blessed that the mom we have gave me four, beautiful little babies. And, it’s her day, so try and spoil her.”

  • Julie Moran:

The Balancing Act host Julie Moran is mom to daughters Miaya, 13, and Makayla, 8. The Entertainment Tonight alum opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about getting breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day.

“Mother’s Day is a really fun day for me,” she shared. “They always bring me breakfast in bed, which I laugh about. They’ve gotten better about cleaning up the kitchen. They used to do this amazing breakfast in bed, then I would go down and look at the kitchen and be like, “Oh my gosh, I wish they hadn’t brought me breakfast in bed! The kitchen is a disaster!” Now that they are thirteen and eight, they actually clean up the kitchen afterwards, which is so cool.”

She added: “My eight-year-old is taking this card-making class and she is creating these amazing cards. We now make our cards instead of buy them. The cards my girls make for me are some of my most cherished possessions. Some of them are Christmas cards or Mother’s Day cards, and I put them in this special box that is getting very full. I save the poems that they write or the cards that they make. Mother’s Day usually consists of cards and breakfast. Sometimes my sweet husband will bring flowers home from the farmer’s market. We do celebrate Mother’s Day, but we don’t go over the top.”

She went on to say that Mother’s Day brings up her favorite memories.

“The three best days of my life were the two days that my daughters were born and the day I got married,” she said. “Those are the three happiest days of my life; nothing can top those three days ever. Mother’s Day always reminds me and brings me back to those moments in my life. When I was the happiest. Certainly I live a happy life, but nothing tops those three moments.”

She added: “In regard to my favorite Mother’s Day gifts, I have one amazing poem that my daughter wrote me called “Dear Mommy.” It was so beautiful that I had to frame it. It was amazing. My girls get allowance, and one time my daughter bought me this little china flower with her allowance money. There was also this one time that one of them bought me this little Minnie Mouse from Disneyland. They spent the money they get from making their beds and taking out the trash or clearing the table. That really meant something to me…they took their own money and spent it on me. I’m was like, “Don’t do that! You should save that for yourself.” It gets me teary when they take their own and give it away. That means a lot.”

  • Lisa Matassa:

Country crooner Lisa Matassa is mom to daughter Alexa, 17, and son Frank, 15. The singer opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her annual Mother’s Day plans with all the moms in her life.

“Every Mother’s Day we make plans to see both my Mom and my husband’s Mom at the same time,” Lisa shared. “We’ll all do brunch together and exchange little plants or flowers. Later in the day, just the four of us have dinner as a family. Being a Mom is an incredible feeling and some of my favorite Mother’s Day gifts are the ones my kids made for me when they were younger. I still have the gold plaque of my daughter’s handprint and the picture frame my son made for me in second grade.”

  • Stefanie Wilder-Taylor:

Funnylady Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is mom to three daughters: Elby, 8, and 5-year-old twins Matilda and Sadie. The TV host opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about not expecting much on Mother’s Day.

“Mother’s Day plans? Hardly,” Stefanie said. “Moms don’t get a break! Hopefully my kids will get me some sort of smelly lotion from Bath and Body and maybe let me have some of their Girl Scout cookies. That’s all I need. It’s just another day.”

  • Annie Wersching:

24 star Annie Wersching is mom to 3-year-old son Freddie, and is expecting her second child this summer. The actress opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about cherished family moments on Mother’s Day.

“Just being together as a family,” she said of her ideal Mother’s Day. “Doing something fun and silly…flying a kite, going to an aquarium, just being together.”

  • Nicole Petallides:

FOX Business anchor Nicole Petallides is mom to two sons. She opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about being “spoiled” on Mother’s Day.

“I’m always spoiled with breakfast in bed and flowers and cards, sometimes homemade,” Nicole shared. “Along with my husband they shower me with love. We usually head out to Westchester to a beautiful luncheon party at my step sister’s home to be with my mother and our huge extended family for a big Wiffle ball game or flag football. We chill on the hammock and just good old family outdoor fun. The weather somehow is always beautiful on Mother’s Day.”

  • Salli Richardson-Whitfield:

Eureka star Salli Richardson-Whitfield is mom to to daughter Parker, 8, and 4-year-old son Dre. The actress opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her annual Mother’s Day plans.

“We always go to church on that day and brunch.” Salli said. “My daughter really likes me to be with her on that day so any spa trips have to happen on another day. The best gifts are the ones that kids make a school and getting to sleep in the morning.”

  • Melissa Joan Hart:

Melissa & Joey star Melissa Joan Hart is mom to three sons: Mason, 7, Brady, 4, and Tucker, 8 months. The Sabrina alum opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her Mother’s Day plans that are “nothing too fancy.”

“We usually enjoy a relaxing day at home with a nice brunch or lunch at a quiet restaurant,” MJH shared. “Nothing too fancy, I like to have a calm day filled with love and snuggles.”

  • Nicole Sullivan:

Wendell & Vinnie star Nicole Sullivan is mom to sons Dash, 5, and Beckett, 3. The actress opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about how she celebrates Mother’s Day every year.

“We do the same thing every Mother’s Day,” Nicole said. “As a family, we all stay at a nice hotel in the area for one night. I get a nice four-hour block to do something relaxing like lay out or go to the spa. Last year I was asked if I wanted to make a spa appointment and I was like, “No, I’ll just lay out by the pool,” and all I did was lay in bed in the dark and listened to music. It was so relaxing and I was so happy [laughs].”

She added: “Growing up, Mother’s Day was always the one day where we were not allowed to snipe at our mother [laughs]. We had to be polite to her. Obviously, yes, it’s a hallmark holiday, but it’s fun to remind everyone that moms do a lot in the family. Whether you’re working or you’re staying at home, the mom is in charge of a majority of the stuff that goes on in the house. For one day, everyone can stop whatever they are doing and go, “Wow, that’s pretty amazing that moms can pull this off!””

  • Liz Lange

Celebrity stylish Liz Lange is mom to son Gus, 14, and daughter Alice, 12. The maternity fashion pioneer opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her Mother’s Day plans.

“I am fortunate that since I grew up in Manhattan and still live here, most of my family does too,” Liz said. “I typically spend Mother’s Day with my children, my sister and her children, and my mother. We usually go out for brunch or dinner. I enjoy any reason to spend time with family but I must admit “Mother’s Day” as a holiday doesn’t mean all that much to me.”

Happy Mother’s Day to all you hard working mamas out there!

 

Earth Day In Hollywood: Celebrity Families Go Green

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Hollywood is going green!

On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day. In celebration, let’s take a look at eco-friendly celebrities like Jessica Alba, Mario Lopez, and Tori Spelling who inspire others to protect Mother Nature.

Look through our list of high-profile families who minimize their carbon footprint.

  • Tori Spelling:

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are proud parents of four kids: sons Liam, 6, and Finn, 6 months, and daughters Stella, 4, and Hattie, 1.

The reality TV mama recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about going green “everyday,” not just one day out of the year.

“Everyday is Earth Day in our house,” Spelling said. “We definitely try to teach our kids to take care of the earth. Just the other day, actually, in fact it was in the playroom, Liam came up and said I turned off the lights in the playroom because I don’t want the earth to get sick. It was really cute.”

She added: “We teach all about recycling, we compost. We try our best to teach them how to take care of the earth.”

  • Jessica Alba:

From her chic sense of style, to her hands-on playdates at the park, to her eco-friendly business, we can’t get enough of Jessica Alba. After creating The Honest Company last year, the mom-of-two is now promoting her debut book, The Honest Life.

“It’s a colorful how-to guidebook for people who want to make a healthy and non-toxic home without giving up the fun fashionable things,” Jessica recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop. “I hope people will be inspired to make the ideas their own and find what works for them.”

She went on to talk about modeling an eco-friendly lifestyle with husband Cash Warren and their two daughter Honor, 4, and Haven, 1.

“First and foremost, we try to model and practice eco-friendly habits for the girls,” Alba said. “Otherwise, we talk to them about being mindful and explain that things can be turned into something else one day. This can be as simple as teaching them about recyclables and showing how to sort bottles and cans from trash.”

She added: “We also do a lot of DIY crafts like using cardboard boxes to make airplanes and dollhouses—our creative playtime together similarly shows the girls about repurposing old items.”

The Sin City star says involving kids in the process is not only fun, but educational.

“Involving children in gardening and cooking is another great way to inspire eco-friendly living,” Alba shared. “Caring for the plants in our herb wall garden helps Honor understand the steps to growing food (including patience!), how it ultimately lands on her plate, and about being a good steward of the planet.”

The proud mom added: “Honor is also a great sous chef when we’re in the kitchen, so being a part of the dinner process encourages her to eat the foods she grows and develops her taste for fresh ingredients. Hopefully, this lays the foundation for children to prioritize their health and that of the planet.”

  • Gilles Marini:

Brothers & Sisters star Gilles Marini and his wife of 15 years, Carole, are parents to two kids: son Georges, 14, and daughter Juliana, 6. The Switched at Birth actor opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about doing their part for “Mother Earth.”

“I am very into making sure that we do our part for Mother Earth,” Marini said. “Lots of thing in my life, in my house, are toward using less energy, like recycling rain water, etc. My kids helped me set up everything. It’s a super, super important thing to me.”

He added: “We need to change the way we all live. We’ve got to worry about the amount of water we use, the cars we drive, the electricity we use, and more.”

  • Julie Moran:

Mission Makeover host Julie Moran is mom to daughters Miaya, 13, and Makayla, 8. The Entertainment Tonight alum opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about introducing her girls to Earth Day and maintaining an eco-friendly household.

“That’s a good question and it’s something I haven’t talked to the girls about yet,” Moran said of celebrating Earth Day. “Every night we sit down for dinner and we have what we call “Roses and Thorns.” We talk about what their “Rose of the Day” and “Thorn of the Day” were. It’s really cool. We get into these really amazing discussions about what went well during the day and what was maybe a sticking point. I will definitely bring up the Earth Day discussion during our Roses and Thorns segment, as it is pretty appropriate. We’ll have to decide how to celebrate it this year. Thank you for reminding me!”

“You know, my daughters are really teaching me how to be eco-friendly,” she continued. “They come home from school with so many fantastic ideas. We’ve got a side little garden that they planted and we have recycling bins that they are so dedicated to. They also steered me away from using plastic in their snack. Instead we try to use recyclable containers. Likewise, we don’t use plastic water bottles anymore. They have water bottles that they wash, refill, and take every day.”

She added: “They actually come home from school with more ideas than me on ways to be eco-friendly. They will say, “Let’s not use paper bags anymore, I know they are recyclable, but there are these pretty cloth lunch boxes and snack boxes we can use.” It’s great, because I am a different generation and I learn from them.”

  • Lisa Matassa:

With the release of her latest CD, Somebody’s Baby, mom-of-two Lisa Matassa debuts her third album. The country crooner opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about instilling eco-friendly habits with her two teenagers – Alexa, 17, and Frank, 15 – at an early age.

“In addition to recycling paper, plastic and glass, my kids knew from an early age that if they have something they can no longer wear, no longer want or need, they should ask themselves “Can I or someone else reuse this item?” Anything someone else can reuse they put in a bag, label it and we drop it off at either the church, the animal shelter or to anyone who needs it,” Matassa said.

  • Stefanie Wilder-Taylor:

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is lighting up the small screen in the new NickMom show, Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor that is “all about the humor involved in parenting.”

The funny mom recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her upcoming plans for Earth Day with her three daughters: Elby, 8, and 5-year-old twins Matilda and Sadie.

“For Earth Day, we will probably do what we do every year and take a trip to another country to build a well for the day,” Wilder-Taylor joked. “When we get back, we will compost the neighborhood’s trash and build a robot out of the city’s recyclables. Okay, I’m kidding. Our schools usually have a big Earth Day celebration and at home my kids are very conscious of recycling. Plus, no one likes a litter bug!”

  • Nicole Petallides:

FOX Business anchor Nicole Petallides recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about living life “in moderation” in New York City with her family-of-four.

“We live in New York City and we try not to use too much of anything,” Petallides said. “Life in moderation. Though sometimes that seems unattainable. But, fewer chemicals is our overall choices for the most part in foods and all we do. We don’t let the water run. We turn off TVs and lights in rooms we’re not using.”

She added: “The most obvious is we recycle. The boys have their chores and daily responsibilities.”

  • Mario Lopez:

Already parents to 2-year-old daughter GiaMario Lopez and Courtney Lopez are expanding their family.

The newlyweds recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about their baby on-the-way and the importance of being eco-friendly.

“We are teaching Gia how important it is to recycle,” Lopez said. “We also just changed our whole house to LED lights.”

  • Salli Richardson-Whitfield:

Eureka star Salli Richardson-Whitfield recently opened up to Celebrity baby Scoop about her two kids – daughter Parker, 8, and son Dre, 4 – and teaching them to respect mother nature.

“As Eco as we can,” Richardson-Whitfield said of maintaining a green household. “We always recycle and we plan on planting in our garden on Earth Day.”

  • Nicole Sullivan:

$#*! My Dad Says alum Nicole Sullivan is lighting up the small screen again in Wendell & Vinnie, the new Nickelodeon show.

The funny mom recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her Earth Day birthday, and her sons Dash, 5, and Beckett, 3, who are “very eco-friendly.”

“Earth Day also falls on my birthday, so if it was a choice I am going to choose my birthday over Earth Day,” she joked. “I wish I was that green. The boys do activities at school for Earth Day. Kids these days know more about that stuff than I do. They tell me, “Oh mom, you shouldn’t use that product, that’s got such and such in it,” or they’ll say, “You shouldn’t throw away that water bottle, you should re-fill it.” I’m just like, “Oh, good point!” If we were going to do anything for Earth Day, they should probably plan it, as they are much more on top of it.”

She added: “My sons are very eco-friendly. It’s amazing. The bad news is that I drive a Land Rover, which gets like 10 miles to the gallon. In return, I use cloth diapers with my kids as a trade-off!”

  • Melissa Joan Hart:

Melissa & Joey star Melissa Joan Hart and husband Mark Wilkerson have a busy household with three young sons: Mason, 7, Brady, 4, and Tucker, 6 months.

The Sabrina, the Teenage Witch alum recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about reducing her carbon footprint for years.

“I have been hyper aware of our footprint on the environment for a long time, since my days in Nickelodeon studios as a teen when I helped launch a recycling program,” Hart said.

“The boys understand about waste, about not letting the water run (it uses up all the snowflakes is what we tell them) and about recycling,” she added. “We also find times to ride our bikes instead of take the car.”

  • Tiffani Thiessen:

Audiences first fell in love with Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski in Saved by the Bell and later Valerie Malone in Beverly Hills, 90210. Now we love her as event planner Elizabeth Burke in White Collar, and doting mom to 2-year-old daughter Harper.

The actress recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about the importance of leading an eco-friendly life.

“Earth Day is very important to us,” Thiessen said. “I’ve always been a believer in being green. We as a family recycle. We grow our own veggies and we have water tanks that store rain water and we then use to water our yard.”

  • Amanda Beard:

Seven-time Olympic medalist Amanda Beard is set welcome her second child this summer with husband Sacha Brown. The swimming champion is already mom to 3-year-old son Blaise.

Amanda recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her family’s love of the environment.

“We try to be very eco-friendly in our house,” Beard said. “We love our planet and have a huge passion for animals and all living creatures. We try to teach our son to respect nature. From the littlest bug to the largest whale, from flowers to cactus. Respect and recycle!!!”

  • The Lylas:

If you haven’t heard of The Lylas yet, you will soon. In their single/video debut, the siblings of hitmaker Bruno Mars wow with Come Back, a collaboration between the four sisters - Presley, Tiara, Jaime, and Tahiti.

The Lylas recently opened up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about their big plans on Earth Day.

“We try be eco-friendly as much as possible,” the Hawaii natives said. “On Earth day, We plan on spending it with our boys and doing a beach clean up.”

What are some of the ways you and your family celebrate Earth Day?

 

Melissa Joan Hart’s Lil’ Hunk A Burnin’ Love

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Melissa Joan Hart shared a photo of 5-month-old Tucker via Instagram on Thursday (February 14).

She wrote: “Happy Valentines Day! #cupid #studmuffin #nofilter”

Last week she also showed one of Mason, 7, and Brady, 4, playing in the snow in Connecticut – where they have a home.

“Heading out to sled in our fresh 25″ powder. #flightscanceled #Nemo #superstorm #blizzard #snowmeggedon #snow”

The Melissa & Joey star recently told People, “It’s definitely easier to have an infant when the other two boys are potty trained and can dress themselves. I’m able to enjoy every single minute, and that has been great.”

She added, “[Tucker] is just such a happy baby, lots of smiles and laughing. Like the other boys, he has great motor skills and right now it’s fun to see him grab at things.”

Asked if she and husband Mark Wilkerson have Valentine’s Day plans she replied, “Valentine’s Day is my first day back at work, so I will be enjoying the day with the great cast and crew. We usually celebrate the day before or the day after anyhow since it’s difficult getting a babysitter that night and it’s so crowded everywhere.”

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Melissa Joan Hart’s Beautiful Boys

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Melissa Joan Hart is a proud mama! The actress has shared new photos of her boys, Mason, 7, Brady, 4, and Tucker, 4 months via Instagram.

On Monday (January 21) she wrote: “My boys rink side at #SoundTigers game Used my new Muller photo app #MullerPhoto”

Last week she showed who Tucker’s Godmothers are.

 ”God Bless Tucker!! And his gorgeous Godmothers @trisha528 & @sallyalexandra (yes he has 2) can you tell which one is my sister and which is @mmwilkerson? #baptism #sisters #Godmother #baby check out @amicastyled bracelets on Trisha.”

The Melissa & Joey star is currently preparing her new book. She told fans on her Twitter page: “Just passed off my manuscript for my book #MelissaExplainsItAll!! Look for it in the fall. Up next, cover photo shoot.”

Hart also is happy that her youngest is sleeping. Today (January 23) she exclaimed, “Tucker slept 6hours straight! Hallelujah! It’s been 16 long weeks with no more than 3 at a time.”

Luckily she gets to go out sans kids. She went out tonight in New York City with her hubby Mark Wilkerson and one of Tucker’s Godmothers.

After posting a picture from a venue she wrote: “Ready for some Spoonman and Outshined at the #hammerstein ballroom with trisha528 and @mark_wilkerson #Sound”

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Red Carpet Maternity Style: Who Bumped It Up The Best?

Long gone are the days of wearing muumuus during pregnancy. And forget about staying home to hide your growing bump! Celebrities have led the way in embracing maternity curves at A-list events.

Some of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood have hit the red carpet with their baby bumps. Let's take a look at the best - and worst - maternity fashions to hit Hollywood events.

Who rocked their bump the best?

 

Celeb Moms Gather For The Baby Issue New York

It's our first glimpse of Ana Ortiz's 9-month-old daughter Paloma Louise Lebenzon!

Style expert Jayneoni Moore - who recently organized the Playdate for Haiti event - presented The Baby Issue New York event last week, a media presentation of the top infant and toddler baby products. Celebrity moms in attendance were Ana Ortiz, Melissa Joan Hart, and Real Housewife of New Jersey's Jacqueline Laurita.

Ana loved the new Aprica stroller and ordered it in red, while Melissa was really excited about the Umi shoes for her boys, Mason and Brady.

Click below to see the must-have baby and toddler items at the event: