Monday, October 31, 2011

Jessica Simpson is a Mummy-to-be!

Jessica Simpson dressed up as a mummy for Halloween to announce that she's going to be a Mommy! After tons of speculation, the expecting mama-to-be finally made the announcement via her website with photos of her holding her already famous baby bump. "It's true, I'm going to be a mummy!" she wrote. This will be the first child for the singer/designer and her fiance, Eric Johnson. Congrats to the happy couple!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kendra and Baby Hank shop Old Navy for Halloween

Kendra Wilkinson and her beautiful baby boy Hank IV recently went on a Halloween shopping spree at Old Navy. The adorable duo searched through affordable two piece costumes, all under $20 and colorful felt totes to prepare little Hank for Halloween. After much consideration, Kendra and Hank decided on a cuddly Shark Costume and Pumpkin Bag, perfect for Trick or Treating.

We think they made a great choice shopping for Halloween at Old Navy, because we did too! Their costumes are super cute, totally affordable and best of all their performance fleece makes them very warm – perfect for the cold weather here in Montreal! So, if you haven’t already picked up your kid’s costume, be sure to check them out! They’re even on mega discount now since Halloween is fast approaching.

And if you look closely you can even catch a sneak peak of our sons’ costumes in the above photo! :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Mariska Hargitay Adopts Two Infants Within Six Months

According to People magazine, Mariska Hargitay has adopted another baby, just six months after adopting her second child Amaya Josephine. She knew she wanted to adopt another child one day, but didn't expect it would be so soon.

“We never in a million years thought it would happen this quickly, but something inside of us knew that this was right, and we said, ‘Yes, yes, yes!’” says Hargitay. “We knew this was our guy. Everything about it felt right. It felt divinely right.”

Within only a week of processing their paperwork Mariska and her husband Peter Hermann brought home a son, Andrew Nicolas Hargitay Hermann. Mariska is now mother to two adopted children as well as her biological son August who is five.

Having two infants at the same time seems like a heck of a lot of work, but there is now doubt that the tough cookie who plays Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU, will be able to handle it.

The mama of three has said Andrew and Amaya have already formed a strong bond. “They’ll lie in the crib together, and she’ll hold his hand and put her arm around him, she’s already so protective of him.” Aww!! We wish her, and her growing family all the best.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pumpkin Picking

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is soon approaching, and what better way to prepare for the holiday then a family outing to the pumpkin patch!

Check out these adorable photos of a few famous families enjoying some time together at West Hollywood’s Mr Bones Pumpkin patch. This patch seems to be becoming as famous as its pickers!

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren get in the Halloween spirit with their two little pumpkins Honor and Haven.

Actress Ali Larter enjoyed a sunny day with baby boy Theodore Hayes and his father Hayes MacArthur.

Christina Aguilera and her little boy Max, along with her boyfriend Matt Rutler, enjoyed the outdoor fall festival.

Victoria Secret Model Alessandra Ambrosio looked casual cute in a white button down shirt, bright red jeans and sensible white flats as she enjoyed the festivities with Jamie Mazur and their daughter Anja Louise.

Hot Dad alert! Eric Dane and a pregnant Rebecca Gayheart took their daughter Billie Beatrice to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch this past weeend. Sexy soul singer Robin Thicke was also spotted at the patch with his wife actress Paula Patton and their 18-month-old son Julian Fuego.

Actress Holly Robinson Peete also joined in on the pre-Halloween festivities with her four kids, Ryan Elizabeth, Rodney Jr, Robinson and Roman.

Super Model Mom Heidi Klum and husband Seal also scoured the grounds for the perfect pumpkins with their beautiful kids Leni, Henry, Johan and Lou.

How fun! Are you looking for a great place to go picking with your family? Check out these great farms near Montreal that have pumpkin picking, corn mazes, farm animals and more!

•    La ferme Quinn – Quinn farm
2495 boul. Perrot sud – Notre-Dame de l’Île-Perrot

•    Le Verger Labonté
2291, boul. Perrot – Notre-Dame de l’Île-Perrot

Have Fun!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

More Affordable Classes At Belles Mamans

Belles Mamans is a lovely place run by an even lovelier woman Jennifer. Belles Mamans gives parents and kids a fun, safe and clean environment to gather, socialize, play and learn. I did my prenatal classes there and loved it. I've done some playgroups as well, but always wished to join a music or art class with my son. Unfortunately my maternity leave budget didn't give me much room for outside activities, but all that is about to change.

Seems like I'm not the only new mama on a budget, because Belles Mamans has recently revamped their price list and have made their classes more affordable. Most class sessions now range in price from $50 to $72! Such fantastic news!! They even added Saturday Music and Art classes for mommies (and daddies) who have gone back to work.

Not only do they have bright, cheerful classrooms where they offer a whole variety of classes, they also have a café where parents can chat and enjoy a sandwich or salad, while watching their little ones play. It's a really great environment and if you need another reason to join in on the fun, it's also a great place to meet new mommy friends!

Be sure to check out their website for more info on the classes available and/or call to register 514.783.3200.

Get Into The Halloween Spirit With OPI

Halloween is quickly approaching, and what better way to get into the spirit then with OPI's latest mirco collection ‘Spookettes’. The amazing collection consists of four, fabulous mini shades. The first being a funky pumpkin orange titled 'He’s My Boo’, a shocking white 'Mummy Knows Best’, 'I Only Date Werewolves’ for fashionistas still rocking the black and ‘Zom-Body To Love’, a fantastic glow in the dark, nuclear green. Loves it!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Taylor Swift Donates Tons of Books!

Just when we thought we couldn't love Taylor Swift anymore! The adorable singer has donated 6,000 books to libraries in the city of Reading, Pennsylvania. Ms. Swift decided she wanted to help economically troubled libraries in her home state and partnered with publisher Scholastic Inc. to donate the books to children and young adults. Local librarians were able to chose which books they wanted and have said Taylor's books will be marked with a white star on the spine and a sticker inside. How inspirational! It's always nice when a celebrity uses their stardom for good. Well done Swifty!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sweetest Birth Announcement Ever

I never did take the time to do a birth announcement. I'm not sure why I didn't get around to doing it, I just really did think it was a big deal. Facebook and social media is such a big part of our lives these days, I was able to share pictures of my son the same day he was born. However, this video (below) has to be the sweetest, most thoughtful birth announcement I have ever seen. "Don Rob" and his wife merged a series of still images together to make a video of her entire pregnancy. The video shows her transformation from her flat tummy, expanding mid-section, all the way to holding her sweet bundle of joy. What an amazing keepsake.

News from Don Rob on Vimeo.

Montreal Fashion Moms' Top 5 Fall Fashion Trends

Want the scoop on the latest fall fashions? Check out Montreal Fashion Moms’ guest post at The Scoop Café. Fresh off the runways and straight to your closet, Montreal Fashion Moms gives you our top 5 must have trends for fall.

When you’re done reading up on all the hottest trends, be sure to check out the rest of The Kid Scoop website. It is the ultimate destination for families who need to be “in the know” about kids’ activities. They help parents find, plan and organize their kid’s activities, get great deals and so much more. With The Kid Scoop website, you will never spend another day feeling clueless about finding the right activities for your kids.

More Mom Advice from Kelly Sawyer

Back in July, Nicole Richie opened up her blog to her fans for a Q & A session with her good friend Kelly Sawyer, a fellow fashion mom whom she looks to for advice on motherhood. 

Then, Kelly answered our question on how to balance work and family life all while remaining fabulous and fashionable, and now Kelly is back answering more fan questions.  This time, on a similar note, I asked Kelly how she handled heading back to work after maternity leave. I will be going back to work in just a few short weeks after a wonderful year off with my little man, and it’s just hard to believe that I will be back on the grind full time and away from my son for most of the week.

Dear Kelly,
After giving birth to your children, how long were you off on maternity leave, and how did you feel/cope with having to go back to work. I have 2 months left before my son heads to daycare full time and I’m back to work. I’m kind of dreading it.


Dear Joanna,
I am lucky that I have a pretty flexible schedule & create my own hours but everyone dreads leaving their child and I completely understand how you are feeling. I can say that as much as it is difficult to balance working and being a Mom I really enjoy what I do and makes sure to make the time I do have with my kids very special. You’ll get back into the swing of things on the work front– it may just take a little time to adjust. Just remember, you’re doing the best you can!


This is great advice. I completely agree that is definitely helps to love what you do when all that time is being spent away from your family. And Kelly is right! All of us moms working or not, must always remember that we are doing the best we can.

Check out Nicole’s blog here to read more great advice from this fab fashion mom of 2, and don’t forget to leave a comment with your own questions for Kelly!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Kristin Davis Adopts Baby Girl

Sex and the City star Kristin Davis recently confirmed to PEOPLE that she has adopted a beautiful baby girl. The new mama welcomed daughter Gemma Rose Davis a few months ago and could not be more thrilled.

“This is something I have wanted for a very long time,” the 46-year-old told the magazine “Having this wish come true is even more gratifying than I ever had imagined. I feel so blessed.”

Her life seems to be mirroring that of her SATC character, Charlotte York Goldenblatt who adopted her first child as well. The character, and husband Harry Goldenblatt, adopted fictional baby Lily from China, though in real life Kristin has adopted domestically and will be going at it alone as a single mother.

Davis has spoken publicly about her want to have children, despite not having a partner.  “It does give me pause to think about doing it alone. I feel like it's a really hard job,” she told Access Hollywood in 2010, but clearly that fear didn’t stop her from fulfilling her dream to become a mother.

Wonderful news! Congrats to the new mom!

Beyonce Interviews with Australia’s Sunday Night HD

Even though Beyonce is pregnant, the first-time mommy-to-be is still busy at work, hot on the promo trail treating fans and followers to personal appearances and interviews all over the globe.

Beyonce recently sat down with Australia’s ‘Sunday Night HD’ to talk about everything from her pregnancy and marriage to hubby Jay-Z to idolizing Michael Jackson at a very young age and moving on from Destiny’s Child.

Though it hasn’t been confirmed by the songstress herself, Sunday Night HD’s hostess Molly Meldrum reveals in the segment that Beyonce's baby is due February.

Check out the full interview here!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sandra and Louis Pirate-Themed Party Pals

Too cute! Earlier today, Sandra Bullock took her adorable son Louis out to a pirate-themed birthday party in Brentwood, California. The mommy-son duo got in the spirit and dressed up for the occasion. Little Louis Bardo wore brown and beige trousers, a white shirt and a matching skull and crossbones bandana on his head, while mom Sandy wore boots and brought along a big feathered pirate hat.


Looks like they are headed for some fun! Makes me even more excited about planning my son’s first birthday coming up at the end of the month! (Ah! I still can’t believe he’s turning 1!)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Princess Sings Nicki Minaj

Check out this spot-on rendition of Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" preformed by Princess Sophie Grace Brownlee and her super star sidekick. I don't know what's better, the amazing rap skills this little chicky has, or the hilarious dance moves of her sidekick. Watch the video below!

With the rising number of talent being discovered via YouTube, do you think she's next?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rapunzel’s Royal Celebration

Over the weekend, a Royal Celebration was held at Kensington Palace in London to celebrate Rapunzel’s inauguration as the 10th Disney Princess. She joins Princesses Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Snow White and Tiana.

Walt Disney Company President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger noted, “Rapunzel’s royal celebration at Kensington Palace was truly a meaningful and important event in the history of Disney Princess. Since the release of Tangled, Princess Rapunzel’s inquisitive and energetic personality has filled the hearts and homes of little girls around the world.”

Celeb guests at the royal event included Nicole Richie and husband Joel Madden with their own princess and prince, Harlow and Sparrow.  The fashionable family walked the red carpet and lined up with 10,000 Disney fans to check out the Disney Princess parade of nine horse drawn carriages.

“Um, I don't know who enjoyed the princesses more: my daughter, or my husband. #RapunzelCelebration” Nicole tweeted.

Sounds like a fairytale! We're sure they had tons of family fun.