Brooke Burke & Family At The Kid's Choice Awards & Her Latest Blog Entry


(In the above pic Brooke, 37, was snapped with David Charvet and daughters Neriah, 9, Sierra, 6, and Heaven Rain, 2, at the 2009 Kids Choice Awards. Their son, Shaya, 1, did not join them.)

Below is Brooke’s latest blog entry:

“A Mother’s Work is Never Done!”
March 27th, 2009

I am in my office and Shaya is asleep in his stroller next to me.  I just finished my usual Pilates class, which I have been taking him to.  Lately I have been so busy being pulled in a million directions that I am trying to squeeze in my baby moments.  Isn’t that the ongoing challenge of motherhood?  Not to mention the guilt that goes along with the fact that there are not enough hours in the day for everyone’s needs.
I am always hesitant about how personal to get in my blogs. I know that they end up circulating all over the internet, but I feel obligated to share my truth and real life experiences.  Besides, today I need to vent!
Here is a typical morning in my house, and this is only the beginning of my usual hectic schedule:

No need for an alarm in the morning, baby is up fussing for milk. Our two year old needs to go potty and my eyes are fighting the sunlight. My back hurts form being sandwiched in between two babies that are not yet sleeping through the night (on my side of the bed btw).  I wake up my older kids for school and hurry downstairs to get breakfast ready and make it out the door in time to beat rush hour. Thank God I made lunches last night, and I have a 30 minute drive for the kids to finish eating breakfast. Quick glance at the school calendar to make sure I have not missed anything; I have 5 minutes for myself to throw hair in a ponytail, sweats and flip flops on and grab my shades to hide the restless nights bags under my eyes. I yell for everyone to get in the car, bus is leaving!!!  Oh yeah, my COFFEE!  On some days, it’s not that bad but on most before I’ve had my morning coffee, everything is tough.  Mornings are all about the kids.
Anyone relate to that?!  Its 10:44 am, I have dropped off Neriah and Sierra at school, worked out with Shaya, wrote an article for my new internet project while he slept, had my 2nd latte, and I’m only getting started.
A mother’s work is never done…

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Kelly Rutherford Is A Green Mom!


I think Kelly Rutherford, 40, is impossibly gorgeous and classy! I tune into Gossip Girl because of her! Her son, Hermes, is 2 and she is expecting her second child, a daughter, in June. She was recently featured in a fabulous new magazine called Positively Green in which she discussed how she keeps herself and her family healthy while also helping the environment. Below is an excerpt:

Any mother will tell you that the arrival of her first child changed her life. And one of the main changes new moms make is to go green. While Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford was already somewhat green, the arrival of her son, Hermes, inspired her to kick things up a notch.

“I grew up in Newport Beach and New York and my mom always shopped at health food stores. We were allowed to have one box of cookies each week and we ate a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables,” says Kelly. This commitment to healthy eating is Kelly’s eco-foundation. “Lots of people will choose a more healthy diet in order to lose weight, but people should really be choosing to eat better for health reasons.”

Like so many women, Kelly’s preference for organic foods is twofold. First is her concern for the pesticides and insecticides that infiltrate and pollute our soil and water. Second is her wariness regarding the pesticides and preservatives that are in so much processed food. “As children, we’re born with healthy bodies and with so many diseases affecting people of all ages, we have to look at not just how to cure these diseases, but more importantly, we need to discover what is causing them.”

Kelly isn’t taking any chances with her 2 year old son, Hermes. “I was already eating well, recycling and doing my part to conserve, but when I became pregnant, my goal was to keep my body and my pregnancy as natural as possible. I stopped polishing my nails. I stopped wearing heels and I started just highlighting my hair. I also changed what I was eating to include more foods rich in iron, nutrients and minerals. We were already using products from Ecover and Seventh Generation so we weren’t introducing VOCs into our home when we cleaned.

When Hermes started eating solid food, Kelly and her husband Daniel would usually buy organic fruits and vegetables and puree everything for him. “When we couldn’t make his food, we also fed him Homemade Baby, Plum, and Tasty Baby,” says Kelly.


Around this time, Kelly and Daniel decided to remodel their Los Angeles home. They realized that this was the perfect opportunity to make their home more eco-friendly so they chose to use denim insulation, water filtration systems, no-VOC paints and high efficiency systems to reduce their home’s carbon footprint. In making decorating selections, Kelly has consistently chosen organic cotton mattresses, sheets and towels.

“We do what we can. We always take our own bags to stores and whenever we go to restaurants we either bring our own containers for leftovers, or we choose restaurants that have biodegradable to-go-boxes. We also have a Prius that we love.”

Kelly adds, “It’s all about awareness. If you don’t know why a product is bad and you don’t know what alternative is good, you can’t make the right choice. The more aware we become, the more we are able to make better choices. And even then, the reality is that it’s impossible to be perfect but without that first awareness, there’s no chance to progress.”

“Having moved so much lately, we’re taking a harder look at our “stuff” and asking, ‘Do we really need this?’ In addition to purchasing from responsible companies. we’ve worked on simply reducing our consumption,” says Kelly. But if companies aren’t making better products, consumers can’t buy them.

“I’d really love to see bio-degradable hair care products. We have a septic system so we’re cautious about the products that enter it and it’s hard to find some personal products. A lot of the time, I’ll just use organic baby products like California Baby Sunscreen and Dr. Hauschka’s bath and body lotions for babies for myself.” And when Kelly needs to be a style icon? “I love what eco-designers like Stella McCartney are doing. They’re proving that you can be green without sacrificing style.”

With every $14 subscription to Positively Green, $2 will be donated to the eco-charity of your choice!


Madonna & Family In Malawi


(In the above pic Madonna and her children were snapped visiting a childcare center in Lilongwe, Malawi.)

Madonna’s attempt to adopt a second child from Malawi is expected to be ruled on by a Malawian court on Friday. Madonna’s petition to adopt a 4-year-old girl, Mercy James, could be opposed by some human rights groups, who were also critical of Madonna’s adoption of her Malawian son, David Banda. The groups said government authorities had given Madonna special treatment by skirting laws that ban nonresidents from adopting Malawian children. One of Madonna’s lawyers said in comments outside the courtroom that the singer was asking the court to grant her an interim adoption of about 18 months. A local newspaper quoted Madonna, 50, as saying that her Malawian friends had told her that David needed a brother or sister.

In an article in the New York Post titled “SHOPPING MALL-AWI: MADONNA BUYS BABIES AS BAUBLES” Andrea Peyser writes, “The baby monster must be stopped! Stuck in a midlife crisis, Madonna is hoping to soothe the pain of being 50, manless and well past her freshness-expiration date by taking home a Third World daughter to match the last baby she bought like a human trinket.”

She continues, “There, she’s desperately seeking new ways to find attention and affection not seen since the time she simulated intercourse onstage and publicly tongue-kissed a young Britney Spears — in front of her daughter, Lourdes. Which just goes to show that when you’re rich and famous, you have nothing to fear from the child-welfare apparatus.”

Though the little girl that Madonna hopes to adopt doesn’t have a mother, she does have a devoted grandmother and a living father. The little girl’s grandmother said that taking the girl was “stealing.”

It certainly does seem odd that Madonna is adopting children that are not orphans…

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Alyson Hannigan Welcomes A Daughter On Her Birthday!


How I Met Your Mother star Alyson Hannigan and her husband, actor Alexis Denisof, welcomed a daughter…on Alyson’s birthday!

The girl is named Satyana Denisof and was born on March 24th in Los Angeles. “They’re very excited, and mom and baby are doing great,” said the rep.

Alyson and Alexis, 43, had kept the gender of their baby a secret throughout the pregnancy.

Alyson, 35, craved ginger ale during her pregnancy and revealed she felt absent minded. “I have pregnancy brain, which I never realized was a thing but it is,” she said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I sort of feel like a Koala bear where I’m slightly stoned all the time and say the wrong word.”



Tim Allen & Wife Welcome A Daughter


Tim Allen, 55, and wife Jane, 42, welcomed daughter Elizabeth on Saturday in Los Angeles. The baby girl weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces.

Publicist Marleah Leslie said that the couple, who married in 2006, is “thrilled” with the new arrival, and both mother and child are healthy.

Elizabeth is the couple’s first child. Tim has a 19-year-old daughter, Katherine, from his first marriage.