Rumors are swirling that David Arquette is going to be a dad again! The actor, who has a 9-year-old daughter (Coco) with ex-wife Courteney Cox, is said to be looking forward to another baby with girlfriend Christina McLarty. According to some reports, McLarty is four months pregnant, but no official announcement has been made. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!
Motherhood seems to suit Drew Barrymore! A rep for the actress recently confirmed that she and husband Will Kopelman are expecting their second baby together. Barrymore has made no secret in past interviews of her desire to give 13-month-old daughter Olive a sibling. Maybe having two will prove to be inspiration for her next flick! The Familymoon is scheduled to hit theaters in May of next year.
Wow! Zac Brown is going to be a dad … again! The singer and his wife Shelly recently announced that they’re expecting their fifth baby together. The couple are already parents to four girls: Justice (6), Lucy (5), Georgia (4) and Joni (2). Maybe Zac is hoping to even up the odds a bit in his favor! Regardless, he’ll have the chance to spend some time at home with the new arrival; the band has only limited performances scheduled for January and March of 2014.
Is that a lullaby I hear? It just may be … E! Online is reporting that Emile Hirsch (of Speed Racer fame) is a new dad! According to reports, Hirsch welcomed his first baby — son Valor — on October 27th. Hirsch’s latest film project, Prince Avalanche, hit theaters in August.
Michelle Monaghan is doubling up on mommy duty. The actress and her husband Peter White welcomed their second baby earlier this week. Son Tommy Francis White arrived on October 30th (not quite a Halloween baby!). Tommy is the second baby for the couple, who are also parents to 5-year-old Willow Katherine. Tommy isn’t the only project Monaghan has going on; she’s also starring in the HBO drama True Detective, which is scheduled to begin airing in January 2014.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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?
A 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.
Trust 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.