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Tony Parker Is Going to Be a Dad
Tony Parker

Tony Parker

Hoops star Tony Parker has big news! The San Antonio Spurs point guard recently shared via Twitter that he and his fiancée Axelle Francine are expecting their first baby — a son! “Hey just wanted to say that I’m very happy today… me and my future Wife going to have a Baby Boy!!!!!” he Tweeted.

Kristin Cavallari Is Expecting Again
Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler

Kristin Cavallari & Jay Cutler

It’s baby news for Kristin Cavallari and her NFL hubbie Jay Cutler! The couple recently confirmed to E! Online that they’re expecting their second. Cavallari and Cutler have had a pretty big year so far: they tied the knot in June, the celebrated their son Camden Jack‘s 1st birthday in August, and now they’re announcing their baby news!

Michael Weatherly Is a Dad Again
Bojana Jankovic and Michael Weatherly

Bojana Jankovic and Michael Weatherly

It’s daddy duty again! NCIS actor Michael Weatherly is a dad again, and he took to Twitter to share his happy news … and promote his show (multitasking — what parents do best!). “@M_Weatherly Beautiful Bojana gave birth to 10lb Liam Weatherly today, the most important day of the week (NCIS Tuesday 8pm CBS),” he shared. Weatherly and his wife, Bojana Jankovic, are also parents to 18-month-old Olivia.

Maggie Siff Is Going to Be a Mom
Maggie Siff

Maggie Siff

Sons of Anarchy star Maggie Siff is going to be a mom! The actress confirmed to Us Weekly that she and her husband are expecting their first. The couple know the sex of their baby, but they’re keeping it to themselves for now. Guess we’ll have to wait to see if Siff is expecting a son of her own!

Beware the Halloween High

The pumpkins are here.  And so are the ads.  Diapers.com, Amazon.com…they’ve all got their cute, line-up of Halloween costumes for babies.  But I ask, is it really necessary to dress  your 6-month-old in a bumblebee costume? Photo ops aside, shouldn’t we leave that for Anne Geddes, people?

Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 8.50.33 AMA few years ago, mostly to satisfy my own sweet tooth, I dragged my then 2-year-old out trick-or-treating.  Constantly lifting her up and out of her stroller was excruciating for both of us.  Where was my judgment? (Obviously hijacked by Three Musketeers). Not only did all the creepy, crawly, lights, sounds and costumes scare the beJesus out of her, she got a Halloween high that I’m still trying to detox her from years later.  I am solely to blame for her sugarholism.

My friend shared her golden Halloween rule with me recently:  One candy for every year of the child’s life.  A 3 year old gets to pick out 3 pieces of candy.  The only problem I foresee in that scenario is eating all the leftover candy myself, which, at my age, is almost as lethal as giving it to my kid.

For fear of sounding like a Halloween Scrooge, I offer the following advice:  Hold off, people.  Hold off as long as you can.  Take your baby or toddler to a pumpkin patch or to a friend’s small Halloween gathering where you can control the stimuli, both visual and edible.  Resist the “Doesn’t my baby make the cutest poodle?” phase and help promote a healthy Halloween toddler.  Make the treats he/she gets at this tender age more about “fun” and less about “fructose”.  Pretzels and baked chips come in crazy bat shapes.  Why not play Pin The Stem On the Pumpkin or bob for apples with your toddler?  After the apples have been retrieved, they can be dipped in honey, chocolate or peanut butter.

If you have to dress up your wee one as a pink flamingo, give them a thrilling sense of responsibility and have them help with handing out candy.  At their young age, seeing all the ghosts and goblins knock at the door will be treat enough.

candyTrust me, before you can say “Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, Give Me Something Good To Eat:  If You Don’t, I Don’t Care, I’ll Pull Down Your Underwear,” your child will be of Halloween age, coordinating which Harry Potter character to dress up as, which neighborhood to pillage, how much booty they intend to seize and bartering their loot like the true Sugar Pirates they are.

To all the new parents of babies and toddlers…Ahoy, matey and may you have calm seas and smooth sailing out there on October 31.

 

Olivia Wilde Is Going to Be a Mom!
Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

This year is turning out to be a pretty big one for Olivia Wilde! The House alumna kicked off the year getting engaged to Jason Sudeikis; now, the two have announced that they’re adding to their family!  Wilde obliquely commented on the news via Twitter (“WOW. You guys are awesome. So kind. Thank you thank you thank you! PS. Babies eat mostly salsa right?”), but the couple haven’t shared when baby is expected to arrive. Parenthood will be another joint project for the couple, who also worked together in this year’s Drinking Buddies.

Zac Hanson Is a Dad Again
Zac Hanson

Zac Hanson

He’s in the middle of the Anthem tour, but Zac Hanson may be singing more lullabies than pop songs! The musician and his wife Kate welcomed their third baby earlier this month. Son George Abraham Walker Hanson arrived on October 17th. Hanson told People earlier this year that siblings John Ira Shepherd (5) and Junia Rosa Ruth (2.5) were “excitedly anticipating” their newest sibling.

Tiffany Thornton Is Expecting Again
Tiffany Thornton

Tiffany Thornton

It’s baby news all over again for Disney star Tiffany Thornton. The So Random! alumna and her husband Christopher Carney recently announced that they’re expecting their second baby.Thornton shared the news via Twitter with a photographic hint, followed up by this Tweet, “Thanks so much for all the congrats :). Chris and I are so excited to announce that KJ is going to be a big brother!!! What a blessing.” KJ is Kenneth James, the couple’s 14-month-old son.

Pauly D’s a Dad
Paul Delvecchio

Paul Delvecchio

Another Jersey Shore alum has taken on the role of parenthood! Paul Delvecchio, aka Pauly D, recently learned that he’s a dad. According to In Touch Weekly, Pauly’s daughter Amabella is a few months old and living with her mom right now. Delvecchio told In Touch Weekly, “I’m proud to be a father.”

KaDee Strickland Is a Mom!
KaDee Strickland

KaDee Strickland

Private Practice alumna KaDee Strickland has landed a new role: mom! The actress and her husband, fellow actor Jason Behr (of Roswell fame), welcomed their first baby recently. Son Atticus arrived on October 17th. While Strickland hasn’t been spending too much time on Twitter lately (can’t imagine why!), she did post a quick thanks for the well wishes, followed by this quote from Mark Twain, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Sounds like Strickland is enjoying motherhood so far!

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