Say What Now? Mother-Daughter Duo Charged in Murder of Pregnant Teen Whose Baby Was Cut Out of Her Womb

A mother who lost her son in a few years ago and her daughter were charged in the sadistic slaying of a pregnant 19-year-old whose baby boy was cut out of her womb after she was strangled to death.

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Clarisa Figueroa, 46, and her daughter, Desiree, 24, were both charged with first-degree murder in the death of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, Chicago police said at a news conference Thursday.

A third person, Piotr Bobak, 40, was charged with concealment of a homicide. Bobak is the elder Figueroa’s boyfriend.

Cops said a coaxial cable was used to strangle Ochoa-Lopez. The device was discovered in the same garbage can where her body was found in the Figueroa’s backyard on May 14.

“Words really cannot express how disgusting and thoroughly disturbing these allegations are,” Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.

When asked for a motive in the murder, Johnson replied, “Let’s look at what the crime was.”

“Only they can know that. We can only assume [they wanted to] raise the child as their own,” he added. Johnson noted that the 46-year-old Figueroa’s 20-year-old son died of natural causes in 2017.

Police said Ochoa-Lopez, who was nine months pregnant, had bought baby clothes from the elder Figueroa in the past.

The victim had gone over to Figueroa’s house the day she was murdered, on April 23, to purchase more clothes and other baby items.

A spokesperson for the victim’s family, Cecilia Garcia, said Figueroa made it seem as if she was “giving clothes away, supposedly under the pretense that her daughters had been given clothes and they had all these extra boy clothes.”

Four hours after Ochoa-Lopez was seen driving to the suspect’s home, Figueroa was spotted “standing out on the street with a baby” and calling 911. Authorities confirmed they did receive a call for help about a baby from the same address where Ochoa-Lopez’s body was later found.

They said at the time the call was made, authorities had no indication Ochoa-Lopez was in that area.

Figueroa’s daughter, Desiree, allegedly confessed to police that she assisted her mom in strangling Ochoa-Lopez, according to The Chicago Tribune. Police did not disclose details on how the baby was removed from Ochoa-Lopez’s womb.

The baby boy is currently still in “grave condition” and not expected to survive, Johnson said.

“I can’t even imagine, pretend to imagine, what that family is going through right now,” he said. “They should be celebrating the birth of a young baby. Instead, they’re mourning the loss of a mother and possibly that young child.”

Ochoa-Lopez’s father, Arnulfo Ochoa, questioned both the hospital’s and the police’s effort in the case, saying he believed they did not give it enough attention early on because of the family’s immigrant background, the Tribune reported.

“We came to this country to give a good life for my daughter,” he said Thursday. “We just want justice for what they did for my daughter.”

This sounds like something STRAIGHT from a horror film.

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Brooke Valentine isn’t the only celebrity to pop up with a secret baby. Singer Trey Songz just went from Mr. Steal Your Girl to Mr. Steal Your Womb. Trigga Trey set the Internet on fire today when he posted a photo of a baby foot with a blue heart emoji, sending fans into a frenzy and leaving “congrats” in the comments section.

Trey has yet to confirm the news, but he did post a photo on his Instastories of the baby on his bare chest, an act fathers are encourage to do after birth to bond with their baby.

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Lori Harvey, who used to date Trey, jumped into his comments section to congratulate him as well. “Awww that little foot. Happy for you T,” she wrote. Perhaps this is why they didn’t go that far.

It’s becoming a pattern for celebs to not hide their child from the world, but hide the world for their child. A la Drake. And they deserve privacy as well. Congrats Trey. (But we’re dying to know who the baby’s mother is).

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It’s time for Kenya Moore and Marc Daly’s baby girl to ger her tiny ears pierced. Kenya shared a new video of the baby girl on her social media account, while she’s waiting to get her shots.

Brooklyn’s smile has fans in awe, and if you watch the video, you’ll have a better day as well, for sure.

In the video, Kenya can be heard saying ‘What are you doing Brooky? Huh? Are you ready for your shot? Are you ready for your shots, little girl? Are you ready for your ears pierced?’

Kenya’s precious infant can be seen wearing only a diaper while she’s smiling.

Fans are grateful to Kenya for sharing these precious moments with Brookie with them, and they make sure to tell the mom this in the comments.

A fan asked Kenya, ‘Does she ever cry or fuss? She is such a happy baby ❤’ while another one showed their gratitude to Kenya for the sweet pics and videos she has been sharing: ‘Just adorable!!!!! Thank you! Thank you for sharing these precious moments!!!!’

Another commenter also gushed over the baby and said ‘She is simply beautiful I ‘m so happy for Kenya. 💓💓💓

Someone said Brooklyn looks like Marc: ‘She looks so much like her dad. All she needs is the nose piercing, and they would be twins. Sooo freaking cute!’

Another follower posted ‘She’s enjoying the noise that paper is making 😁, to hell with the shot.😂

One fan is worried about the fact that Brookie will be in pain and said ‘I’m a fan but could you not wait until she’s old enough to choose if she wants them coz it’s unnecessary pain for her just for looks .its painful even as an adult to lay your head onto it afterwards let alone a little baby who has no idea why she would feel any pain.’

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When Are Prince William and Duchess Kate Going to Meet Baby Archie?

Aunt and uncle on deck! Duchess Kate and Prince William will finally meet baby Archie on Tuesday, May 14, a source confirms to Us Weekly. The visit will come more than a week after Prince Harry, William’s younger brother, and Duchess Meghan welcomed the baby boy.

Also waiting to meet the newest royal are Prince Charles, William and Harry’s father, and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, according to the Daily Mail.

William, 36, and Kate, 37, expressed their excitement about Archie’s arrival through social media on May 6, just hours after Meghan, 37, gave birth. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted with the news of the birth of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son today, and look forward to meeting the latest addition to the family,” read an Instagram message on Kensington Palace’s Instagram account.

“Will and Kate are very excited and can’t wait to meet the little one,” a source told Us later that day.

Though Archie hasn’t met his Uncle William and Aunt Kate yet, he has met some of his family members and others close to his parents. “Harry and Meghan spent the weekend enjoying their first weekend as parents, celebrating Mother’s Day, and had visits from a few friends,” a representative for Kensington Palace told Us on Monday.

Other members of the royal family who have met the newborn are Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip — the latter of whom was, by happenstance, the first to see the new addition.

“We just bumped into the duke as we were walking by, which was so nice,” Meghan told members of the press at her son’s debut inside Windsor Castle on Wednesday, May 8. “So it will be nice to introduce the baby to the family.”

The new parents have been enjoying downtime at their new home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor, England, alongside Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother.

“Meghan and Harry are very happy with how the house and nursery turned out,” an insider told Us on Sunday, May 12. “Everything is comfortable, and they are much happier than when they were living at Kensington Palace.”

The insider also told Us that the royal couple “love” having Ragland on hand: “She is so level-headed and just what a set of new parents need to keep them calm and give them great advice.”

“Harry and Meghan are truly in baby bliss right now,” the insider added. “It is a life they’ve both dreamed of and now they get to live it.”

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More than the ‘baby blues’

Veronica Monroy was elated after the birth of her daughter. “She was beautiful, and I was happy, really happy,” she recalled.

But 2 months later, Veronica noticed a change. “I was really sad all the time, and I didn’t feel like getting dressed,” she said. “It really scared me.”

Adding to her unhappiness were feelings of shame and embarrassment.

Monroy turned to her doctor for help. She was diagnosed with perinatal depression and began seeing a therapist, participating in a support group for new moms, and taking medication. Soon, she began to feel like herself again.

“I’m very thankful for all the support I received from my therapist and my doctor,” she said. “Knowing that they really cared for me — that helped me a lot.”

Support for mom and baby

Twelve to 20% of mothers experience depression before or after the birth of a child, but many health care providers don’t screen for the condition.

“It affects not only the woman herself, in terms of her well-being and ability to function, but also the child,” said Tracy Flanagan, MD, director of women’s health for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California.

Through the Perinatal Depression Screening Program, all pregnant members are screened before and after their baby’s birth. If the woman is diagnosed with depression, her obstetrician connects her with treatment and support.

“Women in my support group go from feeling like, ‘There’s something really wrong with me — I’m defective’ to feeling like ‘I’m a capable mom who is providing for my baby and family in a positive way,’” said Cosette Taillac, LCSW, strategic leader for mental health and wellness.

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While the World Welcomes Meghan’s Royal Baby: Here Are 6 More Royal Black Women Around the World

It’s a boy! Meghan Markle has delivered a baby boy, according to several news reports. Markle, whose official title is Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex since her marriage to Prince Harry, has been a daily topic in media and among royal family watchers.

According to CNN “the baby will be seventh in line to the British throne behind Prince Charles, Prince William, and his three children and Prince Harry.”

Markle is the product of a white father and black mother—a social worker who lives in the mostly African American L.A. suburb of View Park-Windsor Hills (incidentally, one of the wealthiest black suburbs in the country).

It’s been a constant source of buzz—the first woman of color to become part of the British royal family. Yet, there are other black women royalnistas around the globe:

 

Princess Angela of Liechtenstein

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Princess Angela (born Angela Gisela Brown) was a standout graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York and worked as a fashion director for Adrienne Vittadini, before marrying Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein in January 2000. This Afro-Panamanian beauty also started her own line, A. Brown, which she headed for three years. The couple wed at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in New York, after reportedly meeting a few years earlier at a reception in the city. The princess wore a white dress which she designed and the same Kinsky royal-jeweled tiara that Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein wore when she married Philipp von Lattorff in June 1999.

 

 

Baroness Cecile de Massy of Monaco

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de Massy is married to Christian Louis Baron de Massy who is Prince Rainier of Monaco’s nephew. The fashionable beauty of Caribbean descent is a prominent fixture among the who’s who of Monaco’s social scene and is also involved in philanthropy, serving as president of Ladies Lunch Monte-Carlo, a charitable organization in Monaco.

 

Princess Sikhanyiso of Swaziland

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The first of 30 children of King Mswati III of Swaziland, this princess is more than a pretty face, speaking out to raise awareness on issues such as AIDS and poverty that affect her country. With interests in the arts, this 30-year-old studied drama at the University of Biola in California and was featured in publications as one of the top hottest young royals.

 

 

Princess Keisha Omilana of Nigeria

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A former model, spokesperson, and actress, Omilana adds brains to beauty as a businesswoman. The Inglewood, California, native started Wonderful Brand, a multifaceted business incorporating fashion, television, and web, with her husband, Kunle, a Nigerian prince. Known as the “Pantene Girl,” Omilana is cited as the first African American woman to be featured in three consecutive commercials.

 

Countess Mary Von Habsburg of Austria

 

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Habsburg, a native of Sudan, is the wife of Ferdinand Leopold Joseph Count von Habsburg of Austria. The couple wed in August 1999, hosting their ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya, and have three children, all born in Nairobi. Their marriage was seen as controversial among the public and in royal circles, because of her class as a commoner and her ethnic background; but the head of the Habsburg royal family, Dr. Otto von Habsburg, reportedly declared all Habsburg marriages “equal.”

 

Queen Sylvia Nagginda of Buganda (Uganda)

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Born in the United Kingdom and raised in Uganda, this regal woman married King Kabaka Mutebi II in 1999, after a career working in various U.S. sectors including public relations, international nonprofits, and healthcare and human services. A graduate of New York University and New York Institute of Technology, the queen also advocates for public service, having worked as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, and has worked as a consultant to bring resources to Uganda’s entrepreneurs and the business community.

—Editors’ Note: This article has been updated from its original publish date of April 28, 2011

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Prince Harry shares his ultimate parenting tips days after the birth of royal baby Archie

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Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mounbatten-Windsor, into the world earlier this week.

Just days after the Duchess of Sussex gave birth, Harry jetted to the Netherlands for an engagement at The Hague for the Invictus Games 2020.

During his visit Harry had a heart to heart with former soldier Dennis van der Stroon, who has his sights set on competing in the games, about fatherhood.

Dennis recalled his conversation with the 34-year-old royal to Hello! magazine: ‘We talked about how my wife, Mireille, is 20 weeks pregnant with our first child, a girl, and he told me how special it was that his son has just been born.

‘Above all he said he was just amazed by the miracles in the world, and how his child has made a lot of people happy.

‘But he also told me not to make too many plans and that there’s no way you can plan for when the baby arrives.’

Harry has revealed his four-year-old son is ‘very quiet’.

Dennis added: ‘He also told me he’s really happy that his son is so far very quiet.’

The pair continued to bond over fatherhood, and losing a parent.  During the heart to heart Harry admitted he doesn’t feel ‘so alone’ when he speaks to other people who have loved and lost a close one.

Dennis continued: ‘Harry said missing a mother is like missing some kind of security, how you need that as a son and it falls away when you lose your mother. He said he meets a lot of people in his work who have lost a mother, father, sister, brother or relatives and when he hears their story, as he heard my story, he said he doesn’t feel so alone.’

We can’t deal.

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The Best Social Reactions to Royal Baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

The wait for baby Sussex is finally over.
On Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, welcomed their first child, a baby boy weighing 7 lbs. and 3 oz. On Wednesday, the couple made their first appearance together as a family in Windsor, later revealing in an Instagram post the baby’s name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
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The name choice comes as a surprise as British bookmakers saw the most bets placed on more traditional British royal names, like Albert, Arthur, Alexander, James and Phillip. However, the Internet has already started having fun with the name, many making references to the titular character of the Archie Comics series and the CW show it inspired, “Riverdale,” whose main, red-haired character is named Archie Andrews.
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Has baby No. 4 arrived? Kim Kardashian’s latest tweet is raising eyebrows! On Monday, May 6, the reality star, 38, shared a screenshot of a text message from husband Kanye West on Twitter. She captioned the photo, “Morning texts.”

The text read: “This is your life. Married with four kids, get people out of jail, cover of Vogue, go to church every week with your family. Dreams come true.”

Many fans on Twitter wondered if the rapper’s “married with four kids” statement meant that the couple welcomed their fourth child. However, a source confirms to Us Weekly that the baby has not arrived just yet. West, 41, and Kardashian are the parents of North, 5, Saint, 3, and Chicago, 15, months, and are expecting their latest arrival sometime this month.

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Us broke the news in January that the couple are expecting their fourth child, a son, via surrogate. They welcomed Chicago via gestational carrier as well, as the Selfish author suffered from a life-threatening condition, placenta accreta, during her first two pregnancies.

The model has been anxiously awaiting the arrival and celebrated with a calming baby shower on April 27.

“Because I am freaking out so much, I just want a zen-like CBD-themed baby shower,” she told E! News before the celebration. “I just want massages, I want to do like a tea ceremony with crystals and we’re going to have a drink at this baby shower — we’re not pregnant … Massages for all, like, just meditation, calm before the storm baby shower.”

The pair have also not decided on a name yet for their son. “We all weigh in,” Kardashian told Jimmy Kimmel in April. “I definitely take a family survey, but it’s usually after the baby’s born and we’re trying to figure out what the baby looks like. I usually go about three or four days nameless until I feel that it really connects with me.”

The KKW Beauty founder then noted she’s hoping for a family name: “I was truthfully thinking about just naming him Rob, [after] my brother. But then it’s like, North, Saint, Chicago, Rob. It doesn’t really go. I really was feeling like that, or Robert. And my brother approved it, so that’s, like, our one kind of name. I like Rob West.”

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After what seemed like the longest wait, there is finally a Royal baby, a boy, as just announced by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Instagram.

“It‘s a Boy!” the post was headlined. “Their royal highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to announce the birth of their child.”

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Real Talk! Keira Knightley’s Best Parenting Quotes Ahead of Baby No. 2

Real talk! Keira Knightley became a mom in 2015, and the actress has been getting candid about her kid ever since.

That being said, the Pirates of the Caribbean star kept her lips mostly zipped about her little one until after she arrived. Knightley and her husband, James Righton, didn’t formally announce that they were expecting, but instead displayed her baby bump in several haute couture gowns during press for The Imitation Game.

The model did joke with Ellen DeGeneres, though, that she might go into labor during a December 2014 episode of her show.

“My plan is to get it out,” the Teddington, London, native said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show at the time. [I’ll] drop it out, keep working. Pick [the baby] up, that’s my plan. That would be wonderful for television, but not so good for me.”

Knightley revealed that she and her husband are expecting their second child when she stepped out in Paris in May 2019. The actress showed off her budding belly in a white and tan off-the-shoulder dress on her way to a Chanel party.

The debut came six months after she bashed Duchess Kate’s post-baby public appearances in an essay for Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies).

“We stand and watch the TV screen,” Knightley wrote in October 2018. “[Kate] was out of hospital seven hours later with her face made up and high heels on. The face the world wants to see. … Hide. Hide our pain, our bodies splitting, our breasts leaking, our hormones raging. Look beautiful. Look stylish, don’t show your battleground, Kate. Seven hours after your fight with life and death, seven hours after your body breaks open, and bloody, screaming life comes out. Don’t show. Don’t tell. Stand there with your girl and be shot by a pack of male photographers.”

Knightley and the musician made their relationship public in April 2011. They tied the knot in France in May 2013.

While the Love Actually star may be mum’s the word about her pregnancies, she has lots to say about her daughter over the years. Keep scrolling for a look at her best parenting quotes since welcoming Edie.

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Cardi B isn’t ashamed to say she’s gone the mommy makeover route after having daughter, Kulture.

The 26-year-old star, who just picked up six Billboard awards at the show on Wednesday night, opened up about her post-baby body nine months after welcoming Kulture.

“I feel good, and then sometimes I feel like not, you know?” she told Entertainment Tonight. “Your skin is more stretched out.”

Despite the stretching skin, Cardi has gone to different lengths to feel good in it. When asked about the rock-hard abs she’s been flaunting these days and what she has done to get them, Cardi coyly said, “Stuff.” And while she wanted to keep some things a secret, she wasn’t afraid to share that she’d recently had work done again on her breasts.

“I just got my boobs redone,” saying she’s fully healed from the experience. “My daughter f–ked me up! She did. She sure did.”

This revelation comes after Cardi revealed in an Instagram Live video last year that she was thinking about having some liposuction and getting her breasts done over, saying, “my body’s still not where I want it to be. I still got like a lot of love handles right here. They’re not much, but I’m used to having a real tight stomach, so it’s like seeing all this extra skin and sh-t — where the f–k did you came from? I might just get a little lipo, you know what I’m saying?”

“I will get my boobs done over,” she added. “I just don’t know when I’m gonna have the time to do it because I don’t think I got a whole month or three weeks for recovery.”

Well, seems like the star made time to recover just in time to be red carpet fresh for last night’s show.

This isn’t the first time she’s been honest about having work done. Cardi has spoken about having butt injections done during her time stripping, and getting work done on her breasts in the past. Being upfront about it all has seemingly given her the confidence to flaunt her curves, often doing so on social media and on stage. If you need some examples of this, hit the flip to check out more photos of Cardi showing off her body after baby.

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If we’re being totally honest, none of us can say for sure when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first child will be born (or whether or not Baby Sussex is already here).

The Queen has reportedly visited Meghan Markle at Frogmore Cottage, but there’s no word on when Meghan will give birth – or where, for that matter.

But now, a newly announced trip for Prince Harry may have just given the game away on when the baby will have arrived by.

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On Wednesday the 8th of May, the Duke of Sussex will travel to the Netherlands for a two-day trip for a public engagement in Amsterdam, and to launch the one-year countdown to the 2020 Invictus Games in the Hague.

Now, there’s no way that Prince Harry would risk missing the birth of his child, so we reckon it’s a dead cert that the baby will have been born before the 8th of May.

Or perhaps he or she has already arrived…?

Either way, it’s worth noting that his last two public appearances, the Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey and the London Marathon last weekend, were not official engagements and Harry only popped along when he knew for sure Meghan wasn’t in labour. So, we think these new concrete plans are definitely proof of SOMETHING. Right?!

Back we go to refreshing @sussexroyal’s Instagram feed…

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Porsha Williams Talks About Her Special ‘Porsha’s Having A Baby’ On Fox5

Porsha Williams just has an interview on Fox5 about her spinoff special called ‘Porsha’s Having A Baby.’ She talked about the show, pregnancy, snapback and more. Here are the videos that she shared on her social media account.

Fans can see the special edition on April 28.

Someone asked Porsha: ‘Are we gonna get to see baby PJ’s face after your Bravo special airs? I wanna see her 😍 But, I also understand if you don’t plan to show her on social media.’

Another follower said ‘Yasss. Strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business.😍

One fan posted this: ‘I just love you. Your whole aura….I have always rooted for you, even when everyone on the show misunderstood u….I’ve been there myself.’

A supporter calls Porsha an inspiration: ‘Always love you Porsha… Your growth over the year on RhOA is truly an inspiration…👍👍👍😊😊😊

Someone also addressed Porsha’s snapback game: ‘Love that you embracing yourself and looking good doing the snapback is gonna be epic because you’re taking your time to care for the baby and yourself… 🙌🏾

A fan said that Porsha deserves the great life that she has been living for a while: ‘You deserve all the happiness Porsha! Its been a long time coming 👏❤❤

Porsha has recently shared a photo in which she’s rocking an outfit from her own clothing line, and fans are here for it again.

But, she also managed to spark a debate in the comments regarding her body after giving birth to baby PJ.

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We’ve always known that Former First Lady Michelle Obama has an impeccable sense of style, but baybeeeee, since she left the White House, it feels as if her fashion game has elevated even higher!

Case in point: Take a look at this $ 2000 petal pink pants suit bedazzled with crystal appliques she rocked on Tuesday at the first leg of her European “Becoming” book tour in Copenhagen, Denmark.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, Mrs. Obama wore a local designer, “which also just happens to be one of the coolest up-and-coming brands, Stine Goya.”

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On Wednesday, she kept the suit trend going as she wore  a custom Acne Studios pale mint suit during her conversation at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Entertainment Tonight noted.

On Instagram, our #ForeverFLOTUS wrote, “I’m so thrilled to be in Europe this week! We kicked off our trip in Copenhagen, tonight we’re in Stockholm, and we’ll also make our way to Oslo, London, Paris, and Amsterdam. I’m so excited to visit these beautiful cities and can’t wait to hear the inspiring stories from so many new faces. And I want to keep hearing from all of you! What questions do you have? Share in the comments below.👇🏾#IAmBecoming.”

As we previously reported, not only was Obama’s memoir Becoming the best-selling book of 2018 in the U.S, but it’s very close to becoming the most successful memoir of all-time. It’s being reported that she’s sold nearly 10 million copies around the world since its November debut.

“We believe this could be the most successful memoir in history,” Thomas Rabe, head of one of Penguin Random House’s parent companies, said Tuesday according to the Wall Street Journal.

Penguin’s chief executive, Markus Dohle co-signed on Rabe’s sentiments.

“I’m not aware, in my personal experience with Penguin Random House, that we ever sold 10 million units of a memoir,” he said.

The Hill reported that a Penguin Random House spokeswoman confirmed the numbers, saying on Tuesday that, in the United States and Canada alone, “Becoming” has “sold more than 6.2 million units across print, digital, and audio formats since its publication.”

Apparently, book sales aren’t routinely tracked in other countries outside of North America.

We love to see our First Lady living her best life.

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Here are all the ways Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have broken protocol with their royal baby

From water births to baby showers…

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child together any day now, with the royal baby due this month.

The future arrival, referred to as the couple’s ‘little bump’, is already one of the most talked-about people in the world, with the public already speculating about everything from baby name predictions and god parent choices to nursery colour palettes.

However, Baby Sussex is most talked about for having rule-breaking parents, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex proving unafraid to rip up the royal rulebook for the sake of their little one.

Here are all the ways Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are breaking protocol with the royal baby…

The privacy:

While most royal couples have held a sense of privacy when it has come to royal babies, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have broken tradition in how guarded they have been – and understandably so.

The royal couple have faced more online backlash and speculation than most, with Meghan in particular getting vilified during her pregnancy. It was hardly surprising therefore when the royal family announced that the couple would be celebrating in private.

‘Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private,’ the statement read. ‘The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family.’

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The baby shower:

Meghan Markle’s New York baby shower made news for various reasons – partially for the star-studded guest list, but mostly for its break from royal tradition.

The 37-year-old’s ‘extravagant’ baby shower saw A-listers from Serena Williams to Amal Clooney congregate in The Mark hotel’s penthouse suite, something that the Queen was rumoured to have disapproved of. But while sources have insisted that the monarch wasn’t fazed, royal expert Victoria Arbiter among others explained that baby showers are ‘inappropriate’ for members of ‘The Firm’.

The babymoon:

It’s hardly surprising that a lot of the couple’s breaks from tradition are americanisms, with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex following a modern US trend this year, taking a babymoon before their arrival.

The couple reportedly had a lavish three-night babymoon at Hampshire’s Heckfield Place, spending some quality time together in the Georgian manor house.

‘Meghan is only a couple of weeks away from giving birth, so Harry really wanted to treat her,’ a friend told The Sun, going on to explain that their break was filled with eating Michelin starred food as a two and going for long walks through the 400 surrounding acres.

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The delivery team:

It has been reported that the former Suits actress is breaking tradition with her delivery team, opting out of using the Queen’s doctors, not wanting ‘men in suits’ delivering her baby, with royal gynaecologists, Alan Farthing and Guy Thorpe-Beeston having to take a backseat.

‘Meghan said she doesn’t want the men in suits. She was adamant that she wanted her own people,’ a source told the Daily Mail. ‘It did leave a few of us a little baffled’. Another source reportedly added: ‘It is slightly surprising. These people are the best of the best, and when it comes down to it, their role would actually be very limited in the birth itself, assuming all goes to plan.’

Meghan is reportedly opting out of having the two male gynaecologists leading her delivery team, apparently going for a woman instead, though it is not known who she is.

The home birth:

While home births used to be the royal tradition, the protocol for the past four decades has been a hospital birth, with Princess Diana starting the current tradition of posing for a photo post-birth on the Lindo Wing steps of the hospital.

Meghan however is set to break the tradition, with sources close to Vanity Fair claiming that the Duchess of Sussex is considering a home birth. And that’s not all, with Meghan said to be additionally considering a natural birth, with her mother Doria Ragland said to be involved in the birthing plan.

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The water birth:

Not only is Meghan apparently parting with four decades of tradition to have the royal baby at home, it has also been reported that she is planning on having a water birth, which would be a royal first.

‘Obviously Meg’s into all the homeopathy, so none of us were shocked when we found out she’d been talking about a water birth,’ a friend of Prince Harry reportedly told the Daily Star Sunday. ‘Apparently she wants it to be as natural as possible: no drugs, no caesareans and so on. It’s the next logical step from all her yoga, meditation and so on. Obviously when she goes into labour she might end up, medically speaking, having to go the more conventional route. But for now a water birth is absolutely her plan, is what they’re saying.’

The paternity leave:

Prince Harry is breaking tradition once more, following a modern post-birth approach rather than a traditional royal one. The Duke of Sussex is reportedly taking paternity leave to support his wife and spend some quality time with his newborn.

‘He doesn’t need to take paternity leave because he doesn’t work in the way most people do,’ a friend of Prince Harry’s told The Express. ‘But he thinks it’s a very modern Dad thing to do.’

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The manny:

While nannies are customary for royal babies, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are apparently going against tradition with their choices. According to The Express, the royal couple are taking a ‘modern American approach’ to the nanny they hire, reportedly opting for a ‘manny‘.

‘Hiring a “manny” is far more common in the U.S. — a nation that Meghan is more in tune with — than in the U.K. She’s keen to introduce the royal family to what she considers a more enlightened, modern American approach,’ a source explained. ‘[Prince Harry] and Meghan have discussed nannies and both have an open mind to a male nanny. They will definitely try to shortlist one.’

Congratulations again to these two royal rule breakers!

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A fossil hunter is selling a baby T-rex on eBay, and scientists are livid

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One of the great things about the world of science is that researchers in most fields tend to be incredibly open with their work. Many publish papers that are available to anyone who wants to read them, and paleontologists in particular love to show what they’ve discovered, lending fossils of ancient creatures to museums and institutions where they can be studied further and enjoyed by the general public.

Fossil hunter Alan Detrich has gone firmly against that trend, deciding to list the tiny T-rex fossils he discovered on eBay, despite the fact that they were still on display at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. Now, his decision to sell the bones has drawn the ire of researchers around the globe, and his $ 2.95 million asking price is getting a heap of criticism.

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How to Budget for All the New Expenses That Will Come With Your Baby

Having a baby is exciting. And overwhelming. And expensive.

Your life will change, and so will your bank account.

But while your precious little one won’t come with an instruction manual, there’s plenty you can do to prepare yourself for managing all the new costs associated with raising an infant.

Your income may stay the same — or even decline a bit if you take time off or cut back your hours when the baby comes — but with some proactive financial planning, you can find ways to cover the additional expenses you’ll face.

If only it were so simple to find more time in the day for a decent nap.

Budgeting for a Baby: How to Get Started

Babies are tiny, but they come with a bunch of needs. If you don’t have a surplus in your budget before having your baby, you’ll likely have to make some sacrifices.

A good approach is to create a new budget based on the bare-bones expenses of your family. Focus on essentials — like housing, utilities, food, transportation and medical expenses — plus the baby-related necessities, like child care, diapers, clothing and formula.

If you have room left in your budget, that’s where you can allocate money for discretionary spending, saving, investing or paying down debt.

Using a zero-based budget to determine where every dollar is going can be super helpful for a new parent. A zero-based budget will lay out exactly how much you will spend in each of your budgeting categories until all of your income is accounted for.

Nora and Shane Martin, of Palm Harbor, Florida, used a zero-based budget to keep track of expenses and help save up before having their son, Turner. They cut back on dining out, entertainment and spending on their dogs.

Nora also created a spreadsheet to identify all the baby items she thought they’d need.

“My list was ridiculous,” she said. “Like any new, first-time mom, you buy all the stuff.”

Now that they’re expecting a second child, Nora said she has a better idea of what she really needs to budget for.

Saving Money Before Your Baby Arrives

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If you or your partner plan to quit a job, work fewer hours or take unpaid time off after your baby is born, create your budget now based on what your income will be in the future.

By living off one income during the pregnancy, you can build up a significant amount of savings for all those one-time expenses your new baby will require. (More on that a little later.)

To make sure you don’t stray from your budget, you may want to automate your monthly bills and switch to cash for your variable expenses like groceries or entertainment. The cash envelope method helps budgeters avoid overspending, because once you’ve spent all the cash in your envelopes, that’s it until payday.

If you find yourself in the negative when you draft up your budget, you’ll need to find ways to lower your expenses or increase your income.

To increase your income, try negotiating for a raise or picking up a temporary side gig. Purge your home of any unwanted items and sell them for extra cash.

Trim your budget down by reducing unnecessary spending like the Martins did. Call your service providers to see if you can lower your phone, internet, cable or insurance bills. You can also consolidate your debt or transfer your credit card balance to a card with 0% interest to save money fast.

You may have to sacrifice some of your financial goals when you’re a new parent. It’s smart to save money for emergencies and retirement, but that’s assuming you have a handle on your day-to-day expenses.

If you’re working on a tight budget, you may only be able to afford to make minimum debt payments or contribute just enough to your 401(k) to meet your employer’s match.

These financial sacrifices don’t have to be permanent. The first few years of a child’s life are some of the most expensive. It won’t last forever.

After time, your kid will be out of diapers and graduating preschool, and your budget will feel some relief.

Recurring Baby Costs to Include in Your Budget

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If you aren’t used to caring for an infant, you might be surprised by all the expenses you’ll be adding to your budget during your child’s first years of life.

BabyCenter has a baby costs calculator to help you estimate how much you’ll spend during your baby’s first year.

But here’s a rundown of the major things you’ll need to pay for on a regular basis — along with estimates of their costs.

Feeding

Formula: If you’re formula feeding, you might spend anywhere from $ 50 to well over $ 100 per month on formula, depending on how much your baby consumes, the type of formula and the brand.

Money-saving tips: Choose a generic brand, use powdered formula instead of liquid, ask your doctor for free samples, or reach out to the formula brand for coupons or samples.

Milk storage bags: If you’re pumping and storing breast milk, you might spend about $ 15 to $ 20 for a package of 100 bags.

Money-saving tip: Pump milk directly into bottles and store in the fridge. You can store breast milk in the fridge for three to five days. You could also freeze breast milk in freezer-safe containers.

Baby food: Expect to spend between $ 1 and $ 1.50 for each jar or pouch of baby food. Once your baby starts eating solid food (around 4 to 6 months old), you could spend from $ 60 to $ 135 per month on baby food.

Money-saving tip: Make your own baby food by pureeing some of the food you already have at home.

Clothing and Diapering

Clothing: Babies grow a significant amount in their first year. About every three months, they’ll move up in size. And babies tend to soil their clothing frequently, so it’s not uncommon for them to go through a couple outfits in one day.

If you’re buying new clothes, you might spend $ 10 to $ 15 per outfit, or you can buy bodysuits for under $ 10. You can buy packs of baby socks for about $ 1 per pair.

Money-saving tips: Ask family and friends for hand-me-downs, or shop at secondhand stores. Don’t buy a bunch of newborn-sized clothes; your baby will likely outgrow those quickly. Don’t bother buying infant shoes until your baby starts walking.

Diapers: The cost of disposable diapers varies by size and brand. It’s worth noting that smaller diapers cost less, but younger babies tend to go through diapers more frequently than older babies.

If you’re changing your newborn 10 times a day, you can expect to use $ 30 worth of diapers each month if you’re paying 10 cents per diaper, or about $ 90 a month if you’re paying 30 cents per diaper.

Money-saving tips: Buy generic diapers to save money. You also get more for your money by buying in bulk, although you may not want to stock up on newborn sizes that your baby will quickly outgrow.

Cloth diapers can also save parents money over the course of their babies’ lives, but they require a large upfront investment. Cloth diapers range from $ 5 to more than $ 10 per diaper. They’re best purchased in sets. You’d probably want at least two dozen diapers on hand if you don’t plan to do laundry every single day.

Baby wipes: You could spend about $ 1.50 on a single pack of wipes that will last you a week, or you could drop about $ 15 on a bulk package that could last a few months.

Money-saving tip: Use baby washcloths in lieu of disposable wipes.

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Child Care

Child care is often the most expensive recurring cost new parents face. Last year, The Penny Hoarder surveyed over 1,200 parents about their child care costs, and 82% said they spent $ 500 or more each month. The amount parents spent varied by the age of their child, where they live and what type of child care setting they chose.

Infant child care is typically the most expensive type of care. Parents can easily spend over $ 1,000 every month for infant care.

An in-home child care provider (who watches several children at their house) typically charges less than a child care center. An even more expensive option is hiring a nanny to come to your home.

Money-saving tips: Eliminating the need for child care is the most obvious way to save money — either by becoming a stay-at-home parent, working opposite shifts from your partner, or having a grandparent or loved one provide free child care.

But you can also look into child care assistance programs through the government or your employer. Child Care Aware, a nonprofit child care advocacy organization, provides information on resources available in each state.

You could also reduce the cost of child care by bringing your baby to work, sharing a nanny with another family, or putting your child in the care of students training to become early childhood educators.

Other Expenses

Medical costs: Check with your employer to find out how much your health insurance premiums will increase by adding a child to your policy. Save room in your budget for doctor’s office copays every couple months as your baby fights illnesses or develops rashes. You can also expect to spend about $ 10 on vitamins every few months.

Money-saving tip: Take your baby to all scheduled well visit checkups so your doctor can assess the baby’s growth, make sure your infant is healthy and administer vaccinations.

Since these checkups are considered preventative care, you likely won’t have a copay.

Life insurance premiums: As a new parent, you should get a life insurance policy if you don’t have one already. You could pay as little as $ 30 per month for $ 1 million in coverage.

Money-saving tip: Get quotes from multiple insurance providers to compare costs.

Save Money for These One-Time Baby Purchases

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In addition to all the ongoing costs you’ll be dealing with as a new parent, there will be a slew of one-time purchases you’ll need to make.

One great way to save on baby gear is to throw a baby shower. Fill your baby registry with essential, practical items — plus all the goodies you think would be nice to have.

After the baby shower, take inventory of the things you still need. See what you can get secondhand from garage sales, thrift stores, online marketplaces, friends, family or neighbors. Determine what you need immediately, like a car seat, and what you can buy a few months down the line, like a high chair.

As you’re buying things to prepare for the new baby, try not to get swept up in the preciousness of all the little things. They might be so incredibly adorable, but going into debt from overspending isn’t cute.

Furniture

  • Cribs: You can expect to spend between $ 150 and $ 400 on a good crib. Many parents opt for buying a new crib, because used cribs may not adhere to the latest safety standards. But many cribs on the market today convert into toddler beds — with some also converting into day beds and full-size beds.

That allows you to get many years of use out of this piece of baby furniture.

  • Crib mattress: Those cribs need a tiny mattress for your little one to rest on. You can expect to spend about $ 50 to $ 100 on a decent crib mattress.
  • Crib sheets: You can find fitted crib sheets for less than $ 20. You can also find a crib mattress pad or mattress protector for about the same price.

It’s good to have a few spare sheets and mattress covers on hand. The amount you’ll need will depend on how frequently you plan to wash them — and how messy your baby will be.

  • Safety gear: You could spend $ 20 or more on safety gear, depending on how many cabinets you need to lock, how many plugs you need to cover, or how much furniture you need to anchor to keep your baby safe.

Cleaning and Grooming

  • Bath gear: You can snag an infant tub for around $ 20 to $ 30. Baby washcloths can be purchased in sets at less than $ 1 per washcloth. You can find baby towels for less than $ 10, or purchase them in sets for an even better deal.
  • Baby grooming kit: A kit with items such as a brush, comb, nail clipper, nasal aspirator and thermometer can cost between $ 10 and $ 20.
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Travel Gear

  • Car seat: You can expect to spend between $ 50 and $ 300 on a car seat. As with cribs, it is recommended that parents buy this new rather than used due to safety standards.

You could choose to buy an infant seat, which is easily portable, designed to be rear-facing and can often connect to a stroller system. These will be good for the baby’s first year or two.

Or, you could buy a convertible seat. These are larger and not easily portable but made to convert from rear-facing to forward-facing so that a child can get more years of use out of the seat. Some even convert to booster seats.

  • Stroller: Many strollers (or travel systems that include an infant car seat) range between $ 100 to $ 400, though you can purchase a lightweight umbrella stroller for under $ 20 for babies who can sit up independently.
  • Diaper bag: You can spend from $ 20 to $ 85 on a diaper bag. Some diaper bags are designed to be carried on the shoulder, while others have straps like a backpack.

Feeding

  • Bottles: A pack of three bottles will cost between $ 5 and $ 20. The amount of bottles you need will depend on how frequently you bottle-feed and how often you plan to wash your bottles. Newborns will need to be fed every couple of hours.
  • Breast pump: A manual breast pump could cost around $ 30, while an electric breast pump might cost between $ 100 and $ 200. However, your health insurance plan may cover the cost.
  • Bibs: Bibs can be purchased in packs for about $ 1 per bib. Babies can make a big mess when they eat, so it’s good to have several bibs on hand.

Extras

  • Bouncers, swings or rockers: These motion seats for babies can range from $ 30 to $ 200 each.
  • Portable play yard: You can spend between $ 50 and $ 250 on a portable play yard.
  • High chair: You could spend up to $ 100 or more on a high chair, or purchase a booster seat that attaches to your dining room chair for $ 20 to $ 30.
  • Baby monitor: A baby monitor can range from less than $ 40 for an audio monitor to over $ 200 for a high-tech video monitor.
  • Bassinet: You can buy a baby bassinet for $ 50 to $ 100..
  • Pacifiers: Pacifiers usually cost a couple dollars each.
  • Teethers: You can purchase teethers for $ 5 to $ 10.
  • Toys: Toys vary in style, age range and, of course, price.

You can purchase baby toys for under $ 10, while others cost over $ 50.

Nicole Dow is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s a thrifty mom who embraced hand-me-downs, breastfeeding and a minimalist approach to baby gear. She also experimented with cloth diapering and homemade baby food.

This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.

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With the imminent arrival of the royal baby, all eyes are on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry right now, so much so that they just broke this world record. And it’s already clear the couple will do things a little differently to Kate and William.

To start off, their baby announcement will be very millenial, and the Duchess of Sussex apparently won’t pose outside the hospital with her newborn, like the Duchess of Cambridge did with Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte.

Instead, she and Harry are said to be taking a leaf out of the Swedish royal family’s book, by planning to give the world its first sight of their offspring… from the comfort of their own home.

The Swedish family often shares pictures on social media of their children at home, and it’s believe Meghan and Harry will use their new Instagram account to introduce their baby to the world.

As the baby isn’t a direct heir to the throne, there isn’t as much pressure for the couple to follow traditions, and this will give the happy parents a bit of time to recover at home before facing the public.

Either way, we can’t wait.

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This will be the first person to hear the news that the royal baby has arrived

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the news that they were expecting their first baby together last year, with the future arrival’s due date said to be in April.

Now, just weeks away, speculation is rising around every aspect of the royal baby and its parents, from the baby’s gender and selected God parents to when the family will move to their new Frogmore Cottage home and the shade of vegan paint set to decorate the nursery.

This week however, everyone has been talking about the Queen’s role in the royal baby’s arrival, with the monarch said to be the first person to be informed once the baby has been born.

Yes, really. Queen Elizabeth will reportedly receive a call informing her that the baby has arrived and what its gender is, before anyone else is informed, even Meghan’s mum, Doria Ragland.

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And the Queen’s power in terms of the royal baby won’t stop there, with it reported this week that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will actually have to change the royal baby name if HRH doesn’t approve.

‘The Queen has the power to say what their title is,’ Royal commentator Kate Williams explained in an interview with CNN. ‘But in the case of names, it is more of an informal conversation.’

She continued: ‘Of course they have such respect for the Queen that if she says “I really don’t like that name,” they’d definitely take that into account.

Judging by the bookies odds by William Hill however, there’s a pretty good bet that she’ll approve, with the most popular predictions honouring royal family members.

Victoria is in the top spot with odds of 8/1, followed by Diana at 10/1 and then Alice and Isabella. And in terms of boys names, top predictions include Arthur, Edward and James.

What will the couple name their newborn? There’s not long to wait and see, but we can all get in line behind the Queen to find out.

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Review: A Baby Elephant Suffers, Too Much, in Tim Burton’s Dumbo Remake

There’s a peculiarly 19th-century sensibility at work in Dumbo, both the 1941 Walt Disney animated version and Tim Burton’s new live-action retelling. It’s as if, once the workhouses were abolished, we needed to find new ways to build character in children: Why not just rake over their nascent emotions by introducing them to an adorable baby elephant who’s “different” and then fixating on his distress as his mother is carted away? Don’t stop there: Detail every twist and turn of his precarious existence as he’s commodified and misused by people in power.

That approach was pronounced enough in the original Dumbo. With this update, the once-great, now not-so-great Burton revamps the story for a new generation, not that this new generation asked for it. Now we’ve got a Dumbo that’s cluttered with Burtonesque details—a parade of creepy clowns, a nightmare-themed circus populated by miserable animals—that are supposed to be cool and edgy but really just get in the way. The new Dumbo is ostentatious and overworked, less a work of imagination than a declaration of how imaginative Burton thinks he is. It’s hard to fathom that this is the same filmmaker who gave us that squiggle of delight Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, or those two somber yet unself-conscious Batman movies, or the elegiac Sleepy Hollow. His movies are now Frankenstein’s monsters of stitched-together elements: Things he likes, things he thinks his audience will like, things he believes are expected of him. He’s become a specialist in fulfilling some generic expectation of what a Tim Burton movie should be; it seems like forever since he’s just made a Tim Burton movie.

This Dumbo, shot by Ben Davis (also the director of photography on movies as disparate as Captain Marvel and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), is at least handsome-looking, shot in muted, faded-circus-tent colors. The story opens in 1919 Sarasota, Fla.: The Medici Brothers’ Circus—run not by actual brothers, but by one Max Medici (Danny DeVito, one of the movie’s few saving graces, subtle even in the midst of his character’s intentional exaggeration)—has fallen on tough times. Max is optimistic, though: He’s just bought an elephant, Jumbo, who’s about to give birth, and he’s hoping the baby will be a big draw. Not so fast: Baby Jumbo is born with giant, droopy ears. Some cruel circus-goers christen him Dumbo, and the name sticks.

It turns out, of course, that Dumbo’s big ears are an asset: they enable him to fly. His circus caretakers—Colin Farrell’s Holt Farrier, a former trick rider whose career has been curtailed because of a war injury, and his two children, Milly and Joe, played by Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins—strive to protect him from those who try to take unfair advantage of his talents, like Michael Keaton’s big-top bigwig V.A. Vandevere.

Vandevere hopes to make Dumbo an accessory to the act of trapeze performer Colette Marchant (an alluring but underserved Eva Green), though his evil scheme goes further than that. In the end, he’s foiled, as he must be. But in the meantime, it’s our job to watch poor Dumbo suffer. And oh, how he suffers! He gazes, with bewildered terror, as his mother—who has gone on a mini-rampage in an effort to protect him—is taken away. Later, miserable Dumbo is forced to wear humiliating clown makeup and to leap from soaring heights without a safety net. He’s momentarily cheered when he sees a cartoon fantasia of dancing pink soap-bubble elephants (Burton’s suitably semi-sinister tribute to the “Pink Elephants on Parade” number from the original). Then the bubbles are gone, and he’s more miserable than ever. Send me back to the workhouse—please.

And yet, this remake is still easier to take than the 1941 version. That’s because the new, computer-generated Dumbo, with his limp nun-veil ears and creepy, human-looking Zemeckis-style eyes—I had a PTSD flashback to The Polar Express—just isn’t that cute. He also has wrinkly, semirealistic-looking gray skin, which is part of the problem. It’s impossible to create a fake baby elephant that’s cuter than a real one. And in real life, baby elephants suffer plenty. Why invent excessive trauma even for a fictional one?


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A flight was forced to turn around because a woman forgot her baby at the airport

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Getting ready for an airline flight can be pretty stressful, and remembering to haul all your belongings with you is a struggle for plenty of people. If you forget a carry-on bag in the terminal you might find yourself in a tight spot, but there’s little chance the pilot will turn around in mid-air so you can grab it.

A distraught mother on a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight left a pilot with no choice but to make an immediate return to their departing airport over the weekend because she forgot something a whole lot more precious than luggage — she left her baby sitting in the waiting area.

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Norman Reedus Shares Throwback Pic of ‘Badass’ Diane Kruger’s Bare Baby Bump

Norman Reedus is thankful for his girlfriend, Diane Kruger, ever day of the year. The Walking Dead star shared a rare black-and-white photo of the Troy actress on Instagram on Saturday, March 9 — and she was very pregnant at the time!

“This badass,” Reedus, 50, captioned a throwback snap in honor of International Women’s Day that shows Kruger, 42, baring her giant baby bump in a cropped sweatshirt as she leans against a classic car. “#internationalwomensday. every day.”

Kruger and Reedus welcomed their first child together — a baby girl — in November 2018. Us Weekly exclusively revealed in May of that year that the two, who started dating in March 2017, were expecting a baby.

“A lot to be thankful for this year,” the The Boondock Saints star captioned an Instagram pic on Christmas Eve, sharing the first glimpse of his newborn as she held his hand. “[Love] this one especially.”

Kruger, for her part, gushed over her beau in a heartfelt Instagram post days later. “2018 has been a year of new beginnings…rewarding, if challenging journeys..but mostly, a year of love,” the In the Fade actress wrote alongside a picture of herself with Reedus. “I would like to thank all of my friends who have been there for me and us this year, who have lifted me up and made me smile.”

She added: “I am thankful for all the work opportunities I’ve had this year and the many people I’ve met along the way. Thank you to all of YOU, who have shared some of my life this year here on Instagram. But above all, I’d like to thank my love @bigbaldhead for giving me our daughter and for being an amazing dad and partner,” she wrote. “I love you HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU.”

Prior to her relationship with Reedus, Kruger dated Dawson’s Creek alum Joshua Jackson for 10 years before splitting in 2016, and was previously married to French director Guillaume Canet from 2001 to 2006. The Ride with Norman Reedus star dated model Helena Christensen from 1988 to 2003 and the pair share son Mingus, 19.

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The designer, former model and entrepreneur celebrated International Women’s Day on Friday by revealing that she had personally purchased the once red-hot streetwear brand Baby Phat and will relaunch the label later this year.
She declined to disclose the purchase price or the company from which it was purchased, only saying: “We had to hunt around to find it.”
Leissner was the creator of the women’s-skewed streetwear brand 20 years ago as an extension of the Phat Farm men’s label under her then-husband Russell Simmons’ Phat Fashions company.
Leissner felt at the time that women streetwear fans should have a vehicle and created Baby Phat to fit that bill. She served as its creative director from 2000 to 2010 and later added the president’s title as well.
In its heyday in the early Aughts, Baby Phat was one of Phat Fashions’ most profitable brands with a wide variety of product categories and sales in excess of $ 1 billion. It was worn by major celebrities and hosted elaborate fashion shows.
When Phat Fashion was sold to Kellwood in 2004, Leissner continued to serve as creative director of Baby Phat. A fragrance was launched with Coty in 2005 and

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Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Marlo Hampton and More Attend Porsha Williams’ Winter Wonderland-Themed Baby Shower [Photos]

Porsha Williams‘ baby shower was a magical moment.

The bash went down Feb 24. at Suada Studio in Atlanta.

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Williams’ 80 guests — including sister Lauren and her RHOA costars Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey — wore white for the elegant event, entering the transformed space that featured ice sculptures, white flowers from Akeem Clayton, delicate linen napkins and more among a white-and-rose-gold color palette. The initials “PJ,” a nod to her daughter on the way, adorned the backs of the chairs while the floor read, “Celebrating PJ.”

“The day was magical,” the mom-to-be tells PEOPLE exclusively for this week’s issue, sharing a collection of photos from the stunning shower thrown by her “loving fiancé,” Dennis McKinley and planned alongside ellyB Events. “It was amazing to walk into a room and feel that much love. I have such a tremendous support system around me and women who lift me up and are just so incredibly happy for me.”

“I’ve waited a really really long time for this moment,” adds Williams, 37 (the star announced her pregnancy in September, six years after suffering a miscarriage). “I am cherishing each minute and enjoy every day being pregnant. It’s a blessing for us.”

The delectable spread provided by Chef Donald Wilsonincluded hors d’oeuvres like seasonal fruit, baked brie, teriyaki chicken tenderloin and shrimp ceviche served on edible spoons.

For the buffet station, Williams and McKinley’s family and friends could choose among organic kale salad, lemon rosemary chicken breast with caper sauce, pan-seared salmon with red-onion marmalade, roasted potatoes, orecchiette pasta with chardonnay cream sauce and pesto, green beans and grilled ciabbata.

House-made banana pudding and Georgia peach cobbler made up the sweet portion of the buffet, while guests sipped on sparkling mango beverages and lemon, strawberry and mint water between bites.

“There also wasn’t a space on the dance floor,” Williams (who wore a custom, handmade dress by Derron Cherry and was styled by Jeremy Hanes) tells PEOPLE of the “nonstop” portion of the shower. “The room was filled with laughter and zero stress — only well wishes for the McKinleys.”

And just in case banana pudding and peach cobbler weren’t enough to satisfy party-goers’ sweet tooth, Williams offered a hot-chocolate station and lavish display of desserts provided by Sweet Details, which was chock full of items like macaron towers, cheesecake shooters, chocolate-truffle cake pops, cupcakes and cookie stacks.

The confectionery centerpiece? A gorgeous (and tasty) multi-layer creation by LaMeeka Custom Cake Designs, featuring vanilla bean, butter-almond and red-velvet pastry goodness.

GB Design House provided the napkins for the event, hot-chocolate supplies, popcorn boxes, chocolate truffles for guests to take home, stir sticks and advice coasters, which guests filled out to give their best parenting tips to the mom- and dad-to-be.

Lauren (outfitted in a dress from Williams’ new line, Porsha Williams) and Dish Nation co-host Gary Hayes hosted a hair game. As Williams, owner of Go Naked Hair, explains to PEOPLE, “They had a contest among women [of] who could style the hair on plastic heads the best. The ladies were extremely competitive and it was so much fun!”

For more from Porsha’s baby shower, visit People.com.

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“The institutionalized Roman Catholic Church…” Hozier begins, his voice losing affectation and his eyes darting toward the carpeted floor. He really doesn’t really go there again, but he understands that when your hit single is about religion and you’re an Irishman, questions on church and state are going to come up.

After hitting it big in 2013 with “Take Me To Church,” Hozier has spent the last six years touring the world and inadvertently becoming a leading voice for the Irish millennial. Initially, he indulges the political speak with sincere responses. The Vatican’s largely fruitless February sex abuse summit: “I can’t be shocked anymore.” The successful repeal of Ireland’s 8th amendment greatly restricting abortion, which he publicly supported last May: “We all have our values as citizens.” And Pope Francis’ woeful ignorance on Magdalene Laundries, abusive homes for “undesirable” unmarried and single-parenting women: “He claimed no knowledge such a thing existed. It’s just outrageous.”

But Hozier can only feign energy as an Irish pundit for so long. And because he’s so heartfelt, he’d rather stop and express his hesitance to not misspeak: “I’m really struggling going on the record talking about this. I won’t lie.”

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Porsha Williams Has Baby Shower With ‘RHOA’ Stars

In case you’ve been hiding under a reality TV rock, RHOA star Porsha Williams is pregnant with her first baby with fiancè Dennis McKinley. A few days ago, Porsha who has been showing off her bump on social media, had a fabulously all-white baby shower with a few of her reality TV homies. NeNe and Kandi were among the missing but it didn’t seem to put a damper on the celebration.

But could there be a spinoff in the works?

Nothing is sure in the RHOA world, except that the housewives will be dressed to the nines for any event where photos are taken. Here are some of the highlights:

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Was Baby Sussex’s gender just accidentally revealed?

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child in April, and as the Spring draws closer the world is waiting for the first glimpse of Baby Sussex.

The couple has been very open about their happy news, with Meghan sharing details of her due date and Harry revealing whether he is hoping for a boy or a girl.

But has the gender – which has been kept a closely guarded secret – been accidentally revealed?

Earlier this month, Meghan’s BFFs threw her a baby shower in New York. As well as a sparkling guestlist, which included the likes of Amal Clooney and Serena Williams, Meghan also gave those invited some pretty cute gifts to go home with.

Now, a fan Instagram account, harry_meghan_updates, has posted a video clip reportedly from inside the lavish party at Marks Hotel.

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And royal fans are claiming that the short clip reveals Baby Sussex’s gender.

The video shows a gorgeous spread, and there’s a very clear pink colour theme. From the flowers to the cupcakes and macarons, there’s not a bit of blue in sight.

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It all looked very sweet.

But does the pink theme hint that Meghan and Harry will welcome a baby girl?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have said that they are waiting until the birth to find out, with Kensington Palace insisting that the couple don’t know whether they’re having a boy or a girl.

Guess we’ll all have to wait until April too!

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All For The Love Of PJ: Porsha Williams & Fiancé Dennis McKinley Host Baby Shower For Family & Friends

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Baby PJ is scheduled to make her entrance any day now, as The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams prepares to enter the next chapter of motherhood.

On Sunday Williams, soon to be Mrs. McKinley, reportedly hosted an all-white baby shower with her fiancé Dennis, according to The Jasmine Brand. Williams teased the event by posting a few photos of her and her bae, with the hashtag #BabyShowerDay.

 

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In attendance were a few of her RHOA co-stars, including Cynthia Bailey, Marlo Hampton, and new moms Shamea Morton and Kenya Moore. Neither Williams nor McKinley have posted pictures of the event, but by the looks of things it seemed like a fabulous affair.

It’s been an amazing year for Williams who met McKinley in 2018 and succumbed to the rapture of love. Now the two are anticipating their little one, while remaining in the bliss of celebrating their engagement.

But the couple also has more to celebrate. According to The Jasmine Brand, Bravo cameras will document the arrival of their little one with a spinoff to RHOA.

No word on when the special will begin to air, it’s really all up to baby PJ!

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Porsha Williams’ Jaw-Dropping Look From Her Baby Shower Day Has Fans In Awe – She Rocks A Red Skin-Tight Dress

Porsha Williams and Dennis McKinley are anxiously waiting to welcome their baby girl into the world. Just recently, Porsha delivered great news to her fans and told them that she is on maternity leave.

She told her co-hosts that she will miss them as they happily present her with a gift for the baby girl that should be on her way any day now.

She showed off her pregnant figure in a gorgeous skin-tight black outfit, and now she’s flaunting her curves in a red one. Check out her pics below:

‘So In love❤ #BabyShowerDay #Fiance #BabyDaddy #PjsParents #MeetTheMckinleys’ Porsha captioned a photo with Dennis.

A fan wrote that ‘Baby Pj just going to make herself a photo opportunity.. she just pops up in a shoot.’

Someone else said ‘Can y’all see pj kicking on the bottom right of her stomach … omgggg can’t wait until she is born, she deserves this beautiful blessing, both of them so happy Porsha is not going to have any BM drama she’s the one and only.’

Another follower posted ‘Congrats again your so big big big beautiful and red… and beautiful…’

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Another fan said that ‘@porsha4real they way this picture setup it looks like PJ in the front and DJ is the back all that assssssss🙋🏽‍♀️ I’m super happy for you👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽😇

One other supporter gushed over the couple and wrote ‘Omg y’all got me crying I’m so happy for you Porsha you deserve everything congrats 💍💍💍💎

Porsha’s fans are extremely excited, and they cannot wait for her to give birth already.

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Getting an Eminem feature is just as rare today as it was in the early 00’s so best believe when an artist gets a verse from Mr. Mather’s he’s going to try to shoot that clip ASAP like a Harlem representative.

This time around it was Compton’s own Boogie that was able to get Slim Shady in the booth for the cut “Rainy Days” and for their video the two find themselves in a room riddled with writings and an occasional stormy cloud.

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WWE’s Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanian, Wife Maryse Are Expecting Baby No. 2

WWE stars Mike “The Miz” Mizanian and his wife, Maryse, announced on Sunday, February 17, that she is pregnant with their second child.

“We always said when we had a huge announcement that we would announce it right here in the WWE, in front of all of you,” the professional wrestler, 38, told the crowd at the WWE Elimination Chamber on Sunday, as he removed his sunglasses while standing next to his wife.

“And tonight, we got a really big announcement, so without further ado,” he continued, handing the microphone to Maryse, who was wearing an iridescent purple suit.

“We’re having another baby!” the 36-year-old said, putting her hand on her tiny baby bump before kissing her husband.

As the crowd chanted and cheered, Miz added, “Yes, I do still got it.”

The couple, who wed in the Bahamas in February 2014, welcomed their first child, daughter Monroe Sky, in March last year.

“There are moments in life that I will never forget. My wife placing a pregnancy test in front of me saying ‘congrats daddy’ will always be on top,” he captioned an image of himself and his wife on Instagram in September 2017 after they announced their first pregnancy at WWE Raw. “So many emotions are running through me…happiness, excited, afraid, nervous. But one thing is for sure as with everything in my life I always give it my all and I my promise to my wife @marysemizanin and to my unborn child I will give you both my all to be the best father I can be.”

“I have no idea what I’m doing but I will listen, learn and love the best way I know how,” The Real World alum added. They learned they were expecting a girl the following month.

Miz told Us Weekly in April last year that he and Maryse were already thinking about having another child just a month after welcoming their “dream baby.”

“Monroe has been the ultimate … the best baby that I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” he told Us.

“I’m at her service no matter what,” the doting dad added. “I’ve never had anyone have so much control over me.”

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OHMYGOSSIP — Gemma Atkinson and her boyfriend Gorka Marquez are expecting their first baby together.
The former ‘Hollyoaks’ and ‘Emmerdale’ star – who started dating Gorka after she appeared on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2017 – logged on to her Instagram account on Friday morning (01.02.19) to announce she is pregnant and share her “excitement” with all her followers.
The 34-year-old blonde beauty posted a picture of the couple’s two dogs, Norm and Ollie, who were wearing signs around their neck which read: “Guess what … mum’s pregnant. We’re going to be big brothers!”
Gemma captioned the post: “And what Amazing big brothers they will be! Myself & Gorks are beyond excited and happy and feel incredibly blessed to be meeting our new family member later this year. Baby Marquez!!! We love you loads already @gorka_marquez (sic)”
Dancer Gorka, 28, posted the same image of the pooches on his Instagram account and wrote a caption praising his gorgeous partner.
He wrote: “@glouiseatkinson Thank you for the greatest gift in life. Myself and Gem are beyond thrilled to be welcoming our new family member later this year! Baby Marquez. (sic)”
The couple confirmed their romance last year whilst they were on the ‘Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour’.
Gemma was partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec on the BBC One ballroom contest and reached the final but behind-the-scenes she got close and fell in love with Gorka – who had been partnered with singer Alexandra Burke with whom he made the final too.

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A month ago, one of the most disturbing optics to hit the internet emerged, of a Black woman lying on the floor, clutching her toddler to her body while several members of the New York Police Department pried her child from her tight clasp.

The incident, which took place in a public benefits office in Brooklyn, New York, on December 7, reminded many of the violence Black women experience for merely existing. Jazmine Headley, a 23-year-old mother who visited the office to inquire about her SNAP benefits and a subsidy for her son to attend day care, was accosted by the building’s city peace officers and later five New York Police officers because she opted to sit on the floor in the crowded waiting area.

“You’re hurting my son!” Headley screams in the terrifying video.

On Tuesday, Headley sat before New York City Council members as she explained how her life was violently disrupted due to the officer’s actions.

“It’s not just the fact that I was arrested. It was the harsh way that I was treated by people who are supposed to help me,” she said.  “In my case, I was just sitting. A peaceful act,” Headley said during her emotional testimony.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who was one of the main advocates for Headley’s release, personally apologized to her. One that was way overdue and will no doubt, still no soothe the pain she experienced.

“I also want to apologize. I’m sorry on behalf of the city of New York. I’m sorry you ever had to go to that HRA center. I’m sorry that you and your baby had to experience that trauma,” Johnson said.

Headley, for her refusal to move was arrested and spent four nights in Rikers Island until she was released after a judge dropped the impending charges against her.

“You deserve so much more than you received and I am deeply, deeply apologetic that you had to have this experience and I am similarly, deeply, deeply grateful for your bravery,” Johnson said.

In response, the city council will introduce 13 bills which would look into city offerings for residents who rely on government assistance. They include a quarterly report on use-of-force-incidents from the Department of Social services and the creation of the “Office of the Special handlers,” which would respond to complaints and questions, according to The New York Times.

But what Headley also needs is a direct apology from the officers who failed her and provided an environment of chaos instead of intending to diffuse and protect.

To date, none of the police officers involved have faced disciplinary action, while two of the peace officers involved are no longer in their roles, according to report by NY1.com.

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One happy family! Jason Aldean and his wife, Brittany Kerr, have welcomed their second child together — a baby girl named Navy Rome Williams.

Kerr, 30, gave birth on Monday, February 4. “We welcomed our daughter Navy Rome into the world today at 12:45pm✨ 7lbs 12oz of pure preciousness💕,” she captioned a photo of her newborn daughter via Instagram. “We love you so much baby girl!!”

The exciting news comes less than a month after the 41-year-old country crooner revealed that his wife of nearly four years was “about to pop any second” while speaking with reporters at a party in Nashville on January 8.

Jason Aldean and Wife Brittany Aldean Welcome Second Child Together — a Baby Girl!
Jason Aldean and Brittany Aldean at The 52nd Annual CMA Awards on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images

The couple — who wed in March 2015 — revealed they were adding to their brood in a sweet Instagram post in July 2018.

“Sup everybody…… guess who is going to be a BIG brother! #thisdude #aldeanpartyof6,” Aldean captioned a photo of their tot rocking a “Big Brother” onesie. The following month, the pair — alongside their son and Aldean’s two daughters from a previous marriage ― documented the joyful occasion of finding out the baby is a girl in an Instagram post.

Aldean opened up to Us Weekly about the road to baby No. 2 during a September interview. “I’m about to have two under the age of a year and a half, so it’s exciting,” the Grammy nominee gushed at the time, referring to their now-13-month-old son, Memphis. “We’re excited to have them close together in age. I think it’s going to be fun and hopefully they’ll grow up really close and have a built-in best friend. That’s kind of what we’re hoping for.”

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Brittany Aldean and Jason Aldean at The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards on April 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jason Merritt/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM

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Got Unused Baby Gear? Rent It Out With These Services to Make Extra Cash

Stay-at-home mom Manuela Madrid needed to make some extra money for her family, so she started searching Google for “jobs for stay-at-home moms” to see if anything seemed appealing. Eventually, a baby gear rental service called BabyQuip appeared in her results.

Services like BabyQuip allow families to rent strollers, car seats, cribs and other baby items when traveling instead of lugging around their own gear. Madrid, 37, who lives in Brandon, Florida, near Tampa, had collected baby equipment over the years while raising her two children, now ages 5 and 1. She decided after doing some research that listing her gear to rent would be perfect for her.

Madrid says on average she works less than 12 hours per month, getting two rental orders and earning between $ 120 and $ 180 with each fulfillment. So if you’re a parent with some baby equipment you’re not using, here’s what you need to know to become a baby-gear renter.

How Baby Gear Rental Services Work

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When a family places a rental order with a service like BabyQuip, a local provider — an independent contractor — receives the reservation request.

These orders vary in quantity and type of gear. Each reservation includes a delivery charge, and every item has a specific per-day rental rate. Madrid says a typical order consists of portable cribs and car seats, but it can also include strollers, high chairs and playpens.

On the day of the order, the provider loads up their car with the equipment and delivers it to a predetermined location such as an airport, hotel, Airbnb or private residence. Madrid says she helps set up more complex items, like cribs, if the renter or the Airbnb host is there. Otherwise, she leaves them at the front door or check-in desk.

At the end of the rental period, the provider collects the items and takes them home to be cleaned before the next rental.

Rafi Zait has witnessed the growth of the industry since founding Traveling Baby Company in 2004. Despite an uptick in awareness, he says many people still don’t know this service exists.

“The main reason is that unless you have (a) small children, and (b) [are] traveling somewhere, you’re not going to think about it,” says Zait, 48, who is now a Traveling Baby Company customer manager and company affiliate based in Los Angeles and Orange County, California.

Kristen Knorr was one of those people who didn’t know the industry existed until about a year ago. She discovered stroller rental services when researching websites in preparation for a family vacation to Disneyland. Space was limited in her family vehicle, so she opted to place a reservation and leave the stroller at their home in Provo, Utah.

When Knorr’s family arrived at their hotel near Disneyland, a double stroller from City Stroller Rentals was waiting for them at the front desk. “That was really great, and it was a better stroller than the one we had [at home],” she says.

Having the double stroller made a three-day Disney trip with a then 2 ½-year-old and a 9-month old easier. When it was time to drive back to Utah, Knorr left the stroller at the front desk for the baby-gear service to pick up. In the past, Knorr says, she would bring her own baby gear on trips but is now open to renting, especially when her family goes back to Disneyland in February.

What Are the Pay and Hours Like?

A woman sets up a crib

Madrid and Zait both say they earn 80% of each order, and their companies keep a 20% service fee.

Zait says there are many factors that go into how much someone can earn, such as the affiliate’s location, overall demand and competition. He says the business is busier during the summer and holidays, and order requests are higher in major cities and near popular tourist attractions.

An affiliate with Zait’s company can spend about three to four hours per average week delivering, picking up and cleaning the equipment and more than 10 hours a week during the holidays. A typical affiliate with his company can make between $ 800 and $ 1,200 per month.

Madrid says she receives an average of two orders per month and spends between eight and 12 hours fulfilling orders around the Tampa Bay area. In addition to the 80% take on each reservation, she gets to keep 100% of the delivery fees.

Some Baby Gear Companies to Consider

Now that you know the basics of what to expect doing the job, here are some of the best baby gear companies to consider joining. These are companies with a national presence, but there are more companies out there. Zait says most of the industry consists of mom-and-pop providers that operate in smaller areas, such as a specific city. So also consider checking if there is a company in your area that may need extra help delivering gear.

Babies Getaway

Founded in 2012, Babies Getaway’s services are available in every city in the continental United States, according to its website. Click here to find out how to become a partner with the company. The application asks which city you wish to service, whether you have a secure location in which to store the equipment and how far you are willing to drive for deliveries.

BabyQuip

BabyQuip has providers in 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Canada. An initial sign-up fee of $ 100 covers your administrative expenses, general liability insurance and your first month of insurance coverage. Click here to sign up and learn more about BabyQuip.

goBaby

GoBaby began in New York City before expanding nationally in 2016. Now the company operates in 35 states, according to its website. Equipment owners snap pictures of their gear and list it on the goBaby marketplace for renters to reserve. Click here to find out more.

Traveling Baby Company

Traveling Baby Company currently operates in 30 locations in 15 states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Zait says people interested in becoming an affiliate can contact the company via email at info@travelingbaby.com or call 800-304-4866 to set up a phone interview.

Matt Reinstetle is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. He covers side hustles and the gig economy. Follow him on Twitter @MattReinstetle.

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Second Baby Checklist: What to Reuse and What to Buy

While becoming a parent is one of the best things that ever happened to me, it was something that I never knew I wanted. I wasn’t one of those kids who dreamed of being a mommy. In fact, I didn’t particularly like children.

But that changed when I was faced with a positive pregnancy test. My daughter Rose was born in April 2015, and while I found it hard to adjust to life as a parent, I knew that my life was more complete with her in it.

Then, in 2017, my husband Ben and I decided to try for a second baby. This time we knew what to expect. We’d saved all Rose’s baby things, so we knew we wouldn’t need to stock up on as many essential items. However, I found out that didn’t mean we wouldn’t need to spend any money on baby items.

Both before and after our son Liam was born in August 2018, we stocked up on some essentials we knew from experience we would need — and a few we hadn’t anticipated. Here’s our second baby checklist, and what some of my second-time (and third-time and fourth-time) mom friends, needed.

Yes, the Double Stroller Is Worth It

A girl sit in a double stroller attached to a bike.

As a working mom, I didn’t get to use my BOB jogging stroller as often as I would have liked with Rose. But when I did use it, I loved taking her out for walks and runs, and she enjoyed being outside.

I went back and forth on buying a double jogging stroller when I was pregnant with Liam. I wasn’t sure how much I would use it now that Rose is too independent to ride in the stroller very often.

But some of my mom friends with kids closer in age said that they couldn’t live without their double strollers. My friend Naomi Sohaba got great use out of hers. “A decent double [stroller made] it easier to get out and about, because that’s easier than staying at home with two littles,” she told me.

Rather than splurging on a new double BOB, Ben and I bought a secondhand double stroller from some friends. It can also be used as a bike trailer, so we’ll get extra use out of it that we wouldn’t have gotten with the BOB. While Rose is reluctant to ride in a single stroller, she’s happy to hang out in the double to go for bike rides.

You May Need Different Bottles

Baby bottles.

I kept the bottles from when Rose was a baby, but as any parent will tell you, there was no guarantee Liam would like the same types of bottles. Regardless, I stocked up on new nipples for the bottles I had so I would be prepared.

Second-time mom Sara Frank found out how picky babies can be when it comes to bottles. “Owen wouldn’t use the same bottles as Amelia, so we had to buy new ones,” she told me.  

Sadly, Liam wasn’t a fan of Rose’s bottles. We bought a different brand and he gave them the thumbs-up (though not literally).

Invest in a Better Diaper Bag

The main thing I looked for in a diaper bag for Rose was style. I wanted something Ben would be happy carrying around, so I went with a cross-body bag called a Diaper Dude. I soon discovered that the cross-body style was impractical and uncomfortable, so we opted for a backpack instead.

But when Liam was born and I dragged our old diaper bag out of the basement, I discovered that mice had been munching on some leftover snacks in the bag and left behind their calling cards (i.e., their poop). I threw the bag out and bought a new one, sticking to the backpack style.

As a mom of three, Kathryn Dowell splurged on a diaper bag the second time around. “I think mostly I upgraded to what I actually wanted [with my second baby],” she said. “[With] the first, I was guessing and going off other people’s experience. After that, I knew my parenting style and was willing to buy nicer versions of what I knew I needed, [like a better] diaper bag.”

Most of the moms I asked agreed. They either needed bigger diaper bags for two children close in age, or better versions of the ones they used the first time around.

Baby Carrier

A man with a baby carrier hikes up a hilly trail.

A baby carrier is one of the biggest essentials for any parent, in my opinion. A good carrier allows you to hold a needy baby while leaving your hands free to grocery shop, make dinner or do chores. With a second baby, I’ve found that a carrier becomes even more essential, as it allows you to play with your other child while holding the baby.

With baby number one, most parents don’t know the wide range of baby carriers out there and will settle for what’s available at their local box store.

With Rose, I registered for a Moby Wrap and called it a day. But as I got more involved with babywearing, I realized how many options were available and upgraded to a soft-structured carrier. I used the carrier until Rose was about two and a half and refused to be carried anymore.

With Liam, I sold my pink LILLE baby carrier and opted for a black and white one instead. I also purchased a quality ring sling to keep in the car for grocery shopping and other quick trips.

Don’t Rely on Hand-Me-Downs

If you have two children of the same gender, you might be able to get away with reusing the same clothing — unless they were born in different seasons.

My friend Halie Best’s two girls are 20 months apart, so she had to buy winter and spring clothes for her second baby rather than reusing her first daughter’s summer clothes. She also purchased another set of swaddle blankets for her second daughter.

Although I had saved all Rose’s baby clothes, there weren’t many I could use for Liam. I bought some clothes for him and received others as gifts or hand-me-downs, for which I was extremely grateful.

“Fortunately, people gave us boy clothes,” said Frank, who has a three-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son. If you have friends who have babies, ask if they have any clothes they would be willing to give (or even lend) you to save money.

Look Into Subscriptions and Memberships

Diapers and othert baby supplies sit on a table

Rather than having to go to the store every few days for baby items, Amanda Margraf signed up for an Amazon Prime Pantry subscription, which offers $ 6 off orders containing five qualifying items. Amazon currently offers existing Prime members a 30-day free trial of Prime Pantry, and it’s $ 4.99 per month after that to subscribe.

Margraf’s essential items included sanitizing wipes, Diaper Genie refills, baby wipes and diaper cream. Now that her babies are older, she still uses the subscription for household items like toilet paper.

You can also sign up for subscriptions for diapers and wipes through The Honest Company and other similar websites. In addition to saving you money, a subscription service means you don’t have to remember to buy these items from the store, as they are delivered directly to your door.

Ben and I bought a Costco membership when Rose was a baby, which paid for itself in formula purchases alone. We still have our membership, and luckily, Liam tolerates the Kirkland brand of formula, so we are able to save in the same way we did when Rose was little. If you use disposable diapers, those savings only increase, as you can buy in bulk to save money.

Whether you’re expecting your second, third, fourth or fifth baby, there are always items to add to the baby checklist, even if you kept everything from your other kids. But stick to the essentials and your new addition doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank.

Catherine Hiles is a proud mother of two adorable kids. She freelances in her spare time, in addition to reading, running and cooking food containing hidden vegetables.

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Coronation Street fans in tears as Sinead Tinker breaks down over dying before her baby son can remember her

CORONATION Street fans are in tears after Sinead Tinker broke down after she realised she could die from cancer and wouldn’t see her baby son grow up.

The seamstress – who is played by actress Katie McGlynn in the ITV soap – sobbed in fear of her son never knowing who she is in tonight’s second episode.

Sinead had viewers in tears tonight as she wept over her baby boy

The doctors told Sinead and her husband Daniel Osbourne that baby Bertie was almost out of the woods with his bowel condition.

“No surgery needed, it’s all good,” the nurse told them both.

But while it was good news for the baby, Sinead had a heartbreaking reaction.

A tearful Sinead told Daniel: “What if I die Daniel?

Bertie’s bowel condition hadn’t worsened and the nurses were confident he would be OK
Daniel tried his best to reassure his wife over her fears

“Like you said before he’s not going to remember this.

“He’s not going to remember me. I’m just going to be a photo of a stranger.

“I just can’t bear the thought he won’t know how much I loved him. I wanted to bake him birthday cakes, take him to school…”

And as she sobbed Daniel insisted it would all be fine and she would recover and be able to do all that.


But fans were already crying over Katie’s performance as terrified Sinead.

One said: “Poor Sinead, please don’t panic Sinead such a tiny baby tho #corrie”

A second added: “Awwwwww it makes me sad watching Sinead Daniel and Bertie #Corrie @itvcorrie”


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Vintage baby names that are making a comeback this year

These are SO adorable

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When it comes to baby names, there are so many things to think about – do you choose something with sentimental value? Or go for a moniker that will be popular in the next ten years? Or do you opt for a name on the ‘most likely to become a millionaire’ list?

More and more people are choosing traditional names, and if you like old fashioned baby names then these vintage monikers will be all the name-spiration you need.

Baby naming website Nameberry has compiled a list of names that were popular back in 1918, but which haven’t been in the top 1,000 names in recent years. They’ve then predicted that they’ll see a surge in popularity as parents try to find more unusual names for the little ones.

Would you pick any of these?

Vintage girl’s names:

  1. Agatha
  2. Alpha
  3. Althea
  4. Augusta
  5. Avis
  6. Bernadette
  7. Beryl
  8. Bessie
  9. Birdie
  10. Carmella
  11. Cleo
  12. Delia
  13. Dixie
  14. Effie
  15. Etta
  16. Fay
  17. Geneva
  18. Gertie
  19. Ida
  20. Inez
  21. Ione
  22. Iva
  23. Lelia
  24. Loretta
  25. Lorna
  26. Lottie
  27. Louella
  28. Lucinda
  29. Lula
  30. Lulu
  31. Mamie
  32. Maude
  33. Merle
  34. Minerva
  35. Minnie
  36. Muriel
  37. Myrtle
  38. Odessa
  39. Olga
  40. Opal
  41. Pauline
  42. Philomena
  43. Polly
  44. Rosalind
  45. Rosella
  46. Roxie
  47. Sibyl
  48. Theda
  49. Winifred
  50. Yolanda

Vintage boy’s names:

  1. Abe
  2. Alphonse
  3. Ambrose
  4. Archie
  5. Barney
  6. Benedict
  7. Booker
  8. Burl
  9. Cecil
  10. Chester
  11. Claude
  12. Clement
  13. Cleveland
  14. Cornelius
  15. Dale
  16. Dewey
  17. Dorsey
  18. Doyle
  19. Dudley
  20. Edmund
  21. Ferdinand
  22. Floyd
  23. Forest
  24. Garland
  25. Grover
  26. Hiram
  27. Homer
  28. Isadore
  29. Kermit
  30. Lemuel
  31. Lowell
  32. Lucius
  33. Luther
  34. Ned
  35. Noble
  36. Norris
  37. Ollie
  38. Perry
  39. Pete
  40. Roscoe
  41. Rufus
  42. Sol
  43. Stuart
  44. Thaddeus
  45. Ulysses
  46. Vito
  47. Waldo
  48. Wallace
  49. Ward
  50. Wiley

Would you use any of these adorable monikers?

We love them all, tbh.

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Omarian Dragged By Baby Mama On Instagram

Moneice Slaughter had social media on fire over the holiday when she accused her baby daddy Lil Fizz of dating Apryl Jones. Jones is the mother of Omarion’s two kids.

Omarion and Fizz are B2K bandmates.

When the group recently announced a reunion, Apryl hit up social media and blasted Omarion for being a deadbeat.

Jones hopped on Instagram Live to speak her truth about her break up with the singer and she revealed that he had the nerve to serve her court papers on Mother’s Day.

The former “Love & Hip Hop” star admits that their relationship was rocky even while they filmed the reality television show.

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“You don’t ever know what’s going on behind closed doors,” Jones said. “It was a lot that was happening. I wasn’t completely happy.” She later added, “I’ve been quiet for way too long. The fool won’t even talk to me. How am I supposed to deal with someone like that?”

When it comes to child support, she alleges that Omarion has hidden all of his assets so she’s basically “getting nothing”. Apryl claims he has manipulated his financial documents to appear he isn’t making much money.

She says another major issue is her relationship with Omarion’s mother, and how her ex puts his mom before Apryl and the kids.

“I’ve protected that man for 3 years and I gave up 5 years for that relationship.”

According to Jones, not only does Omarion barely provide financially for the kids, he doesn’t see them often either. She also wants the haters who claim she’s a golddigger to know that she has yet to take him to court for child support.

“He is going to take his kids as he should,” Apryl vowed in her Instagram Live post. “Y’all going to see him more with them.”

“Y’all going to see me working more. I am able to provide for my children, but because he is not helping me, I don’t have a sitter, a nanny or any help. His family doesn’t help me. It’s difficult.”

Meanwhile, “LAHH: Hollywood” star Moniece Slaughter hopped on Instagram to share a picture of her holding the hand of a mystery man. Fans began questioning if the male in the photo was Fizz’s and her response sparked even more controversy. She claimed the male couldn’t be Fizz because he (and her son) was in Chicago with Apryl, The YBF reports.

Apparently Apryl and Fizz are dating and Fizz and Omarion aren’t cool.

The two women decided to hop on Instagram Live to hash it out.

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Johnson & Johnson’s stock had its worst day in 16 years after an explosive report accused the consumer-products giant of lying for decades about trace amounts of cancer-causing asbestos in its namesake baby powder. J&J had evidence from lab tests dating as early as 1971 that its talcum powder contained asbestos — and lied about…
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A GoFundMe campaign to raise $ 25,000 for Jazmine Headley, the Brooklyn mother who had her toddler wrestled from her arms by police, exceeded its goal– raising $ 30,894 in just a day.

In a viral video, the 23-year-old mother holds on desperately to her one-year-old son as police officers forcibly attempt to separate the child from her arms.

 

The police were called in after Headley refused a request to stop sitting on the floor of a Human Resources Administration facility. She was on the floor, reportedly, because there were no chairs available as she waited for service.

Headley was arrested and spent time on Riker’s Island, but was freed after New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio’s office convinced the Brooklyn District Attorney to drop the charges against her, reports CBS News.

The GoFundMe was started by the Brooklyn Defender Service, the legal team that got Headley out of jail. According to a note posted on the GoFundMe page, the funds will be used to help Headley get back on her feet and also to “help her pay for child care and other expenses, allowing her to get back to the job and life that is waiting for her.”

The incident is the latest in what has become routine acts of police brutality against people of color. In May, a 23-year-old woman was violently arrested at a Waffle House in Alabama, after she refused to pay $ 0.50 cents for plastic spoons and had requested a corporate phone number to lodge a complaint.

Earlier this year, 22-year-old Stephon Clark was fatally shot by police in his grandmother’s backyard after cops mistook his cellphone for a gun.

And more recently, Jemel Roberson, an armed security guard who apprehended a shooting suspect in a Chicago bar, was mistakenly shot dead by police who thought he was the perpetrator.

 

 

 

 

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