Michelle Obama says she’s the best role model for her girls

Michelle Obama says she's the best role model for her girls0429What? You mean not every tween girl is clamoring to paint their toenails in the Lincoln Bedroom?

According to First Lady, Michelle Obama, it would appear so. She said the White House isn’t the most popular sleepover suggestion for her daughers, Sasha and Malia, and their friends.

“My kids are like every other kid in the sense that everybody else’s house is more interesting than their house,” Obama said Thursday during a Take Our Daughers and Sons to Work Day roundtable with women’s online outlets for her Let’s Move!  initiative. “We do sleepovers, but [The White House] is not their first choice. I thought I would have kids over every weekend so it’s surprising.”

I would go easy on them Michelle, Secret Service agents can be pretty intimidating!

But what’s not so surprising to the First Lady is the fact that, although her daughters idolize Beyonce, they still look up to their parents as role models.

“I think in the end our kids look up to us, first and foremost, whether they admit it or not,” she tells People magazine. “We are our kids’ first and best role models … Everyone else is just a symbol of something. You don’t really get to know them well enough to idolize them or to have them impact your lives unless you’ve had a unique experience….My girls love Beyoncé. They’ve met her, but they don’t know her. They think she’s cool, they love dancing. She seems like a good mom. They’re rooting for her, but they know me. So I think for them, that’s why I’ve got to have my stuff together.”

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Jennifer Hudson Giving Beyonce Mother Tips

Beyonce & Jennifer Hudson Duet

Actress/Singer Jennifer Hudson decided to share a few parenting tips with Dreamgirls co-start Beyonce Knowles regarding super hype baby Blue Ivy. Hudson told beyonce: “”Girl, get your sleep! We talked about this when I had my munchkin. It goes so fast. She’s going to look up and [Blue]’s going to be six months. Next thing you know, she’s going to be walking,”

I think the sleep advice definitely rings true: she is going to struggle if she doesn’t sleep enough. The problem is, especially for busy parents with busy careers like Beyonce and Jay-Z , that they will NOT get their sleep. No matter what you do, unless you have a baby that sleeps all through the night(and those are probably 1% of the total baby population) you’re going to be lacking a lot of sleep for a while. In most cases, instead of trying to fix the issues, I think most parents learn how to deal with situation.

But maybe Hudson knows her stuff since, after all, she does have a 2 year old of her own – a little boy named David.

According to reports, the birth was a natural one – contrary to reports of a C-Section. Blue Ivy was brought home last Tuesday.

Make Your Baby Multilingual

Early Lingo

Celeb moms like Kourtney Kardashian, Katie Holmes and Rebecca Gayheart are using Early Lingo DVD’s to start teaching their children another language at a young age.

“I love the Early Lingo for my daughter Billie,” actress Gayheart, who uses the Italian series with her 18-month-old.

“The fun adventures with Jojo and Lulu are a great way for her to expand her abilities in learning Italian.”

“My baby son Mason says ‘hug’ now in both Spanish and English,” reveals Kardashian, who owns the Spanish series.

“We like to speak Spanish to him!”

Available in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese, each video series follows the adventures of young characters Jojo and Lulu through activities like Color & Shapes in the Park, Numbers & Counting on the Farm and Opposites at the Beach.

Using the Total Immersion Method through a combination of music, colors, live footage, animation and authentic native speakers, the DVDs are perfect for kids aged 6 months to 9 years.

The price for each DVD set costs $20.

Visit Earlylingo.com for more information.

Pregnancy Swimwear for Summer

Celeb Pregnant Swimwear

With summer officially started many of us are trying to escape the heat and take a dip in the pool or a dive in the ocean. On those scorching days nothing should stop a pregnant women from doing the same.  The last thing you want to worry at the beach is your new found curves and bump.

Here are two swimsuits at different budgets that help you to embrace your bump and rock the pregnant look.

 

This tankini by Motherhood Maternity is easy on the wallet and the eyes. It is the perfect buy for a woman at any stage during her pregnancy this summer. At $19.99, it is hard to go wrong with this suit.  It also received 4 out of 5 stars by customers.

On review states, “I love this swimsuit! It is comfortable and fits just perfect. I can’t wait to be able to go swimming in it. I absolutely love the waist of the bikini bottoms because they stretch and leave no muffin top!”

This is definitely the perfect swimsuit if you want to have some fun and also look good. It is comfortable, leaves growing room, and is perfect for a hot summer day at the pool.

 

 

This tankini is by A Pea in the Pod. It is side ruched to provide expecting mother’s the ability to adapt to the size of their belly. The design is modern and classy and the style is appropriate for any pregnant mother. While sizing runs a bit small, customers gave the overall product 4.5 out of 5 stars.

One customer said, “It is slightly snug to get into, but the suit holds up well when wet, no bagginess, and contained my ever-expanding bust well. Quite flattering for a maternity bathing suit.”

At $79.00, you get your money’s worth on this great catch. You can use this suit all summer and it will withstand all stages of pregnancy.