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Jul 30, 2010 0

Melissa Rycroft Turns in Her Tap Shoes for Baby Booties

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Melissa Rycroft Turns in Her Tap Shoes for Baby Booties
Tye Strickland and Melissa Rycroft. Photo: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures

Reality TV star Melissa Rycroft is expecting her first baby with husband Tye Strickland.  Rycroft told US Weekly that while they are thrilled, the baby news was a shock, and they weren’t trying to get pregnant.  Meanwhile, Rycroft and Strickland are quite the busy couple.  Talking with Good Morning America earlier this week, Rycroft said, “Apparently Tye and I wanted to see how many life-changing events we could fit into one calendar year… from getting engaged, married, new job, and we are now pregnant.”  The former Dancing with the Stars and Bachelor contestant tied the knot with the insurance agent in December.

What’s the best way to juggle parenthood and a busy career?

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Jul 26, 2010 1

Angelina Jolie On Brad Pitt: We Have Each Other’s Backs

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Angelina Jolie On Brad Pitt: We Have Each Other’s Backs
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Photo: Bob Charlotte / PR Photos

With six kids at home and the paparazzi waiting outside, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie depend on each other more than ever.  The 35-year-old Salt actress tells People in last week’s issue, “We have each other’s backs.”  This can come in handy when the kids are fighting.

How can you make co-parenting more effective?

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Jul 23, 2010 0

Ali Larter Pregnant!

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Ali Larter Pregnant!
Ali Larter and Hayes MacArthur. Photo: WIC/Fame Pictures

Heroes star Ali Larter and husband Hayes MacArthur are expecting their first child, People reported this week.  The couple married last August, but the actress admitted to telling MacArthur she wanted to marry him after only three weeks of dating.  She also told Cosmopolitan in 2007 that she was looking forward to having children.  Their child will be born this winter.

How soon is too soon to have a baby after marriage?

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Jul 23, 2010 0

Jesse James Wins Custody of Daughter

Posted In: Celebrity Break-Ups
Cupid's Pulse Article: Jesse James Wins Custody of Daughter
Jesse James. Photo: PRN / PR Photos

Monster Garage host and Sandra Bullock’s ex, Jesse James, won physical custody of daughter Sunny on Tuesday, reported E! Online.  James and his ex-wife Janine Lindemulder have gone through a tug-of-war custody battle over their child, specifically because James wanted to take Sunny to his home in Austin, TX.  The reason?  James told the judge that he wanted Sunny to live close to Bullock, who has a positive influence on his daughter.  Sunny will remain with her mother until the end of the summer, and will then head to Austin with James.

How can you make a move a smooth transition for a child?

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Jul 22, 2010 0

Jane Krakowski Won’t Elope

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Jane Krakowski Won’t Elope
Robert Godley and Jane Krakowski, Credit: Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

30 Rock star Jane Krakowski told People magazine last week that she and her designer fiancé, Robert Godley, will not elope Ã  la Calista Flockheart, her Ally McBeal costar.  Krakowski and Godley became engaged over the holidays this past year, but have no wedding plans as of yet.  The actress did reveal, however, that though elopement is not for her, she does think it fits Flockheart and husband Harrison Ford.

How do you know if elopement is for you?

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Jul 20, 2010 0

Bristol Palin Wants More Kids… Someday

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Bristol Palin Wants More Kids… Someday
Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin. Photo: ME/Flynetpictures.com, ME/Flynetpictures.com

It appears that being a one-time-mommy just won’t do for Bristol Palin.  But don’t worry — the recently engaged mother of 18-month-old son Tripp isn’t planning on expanding her family anytime soon.  “I’m going to wait a while, definitely,” the 19-year-old told People.  “I’m not going to rush into having another kid.”  Bristol hopes that she and fiancé Levi Johnston, 20, can provide Tripp with “a brother or sister, eventually.”

When will you know if you’re ready to enlarge your family?

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Jul 19, 2010 0

Oksana Grigorieva’s Son to Be Questioned

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Oksana Grigorieva’s Son to Be Questioned
Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson. Photo: David Gabber / PR Photos

The Los Angeles county sheriff’s department is seeking Alexander Dalton, son of Oksana Grigorieva, for questioning on his mother’s relationship with Mel Gibson, TMZ reported last week.  The department believes that Dalton, Grigorieva’s son with actor Tim Dalton, will be able to give critical evidence about the fights between Gibson and his mother.

How can a child be protected from parental problems?

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Jul 19, 2010 0

Craig Ferguson: Daddy-to-Be!

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Craig Ferguson: Daddy-to-Be!
Craig and Megan Ferguson. Photo: GHOST/Fame Pictures

And baby makes four!  Craig Ferguson announced via Twitter that he and his art-dealer wife, Megan, are expecting their first child together, reported People.  Last Wednesday, the host of The Late Late Show on CBS tweeted, “Holy crackers!  Mrs F is pregnant.  How did that happen? …oh yeah I know how.  Another Ferguson arrives in 2011.  The world trembles.”  The new addition will give Milo Hamish, Ferguson’s son from a previous marriage, a baby sibling to look forward to.

What can you do to prepare your child to be an older sibling?

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Jul 16, 2010 1

Jesse James Wins First Round of Custody Battle

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Jesse James Wins First Round of Custody Battle
Jesse James. Photo: Fame Pictures

Jesse James, ex-husband of Sandra Bullock and West Coast Choppers CEO, won the first round of his custody battle with second wife, the New York Post reported Monday.  James and ex-wife Janine Lindemulder, an ex-porn star, both provided statements against each other, including James claiming Lindemulder told him she was on anti-depressant drugs.  For now, James has sole custody of their daughter, Sunny.

Can a custody battle lead to a solid family life in the end?

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Jul 15, 2010 0

Sandra Bullock & Baby Louis Leave Austin

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Sandra Bullock & Baby Louis Leave Austin
Sandra Bullock. Photo: smtmn/Flynetpictures.com

Spotted!  Sandra Bullock was seen last weekend at an airport in Austin with baby Louis, People reported Monday.  The mother-son duo was en route to California, where Bullock attended a funeral.  Since her much publicized divorce from Jesse James last month, the actress has slowly stepped back into the public eye, attending award shows, and toting Louis around, enthusiastically accepting her new role as a mom.

How can you make traveling with kids easier?

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Jul 15, 2010 1

Bristol Palin & Levi Johnston Engaged

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Bristol Palin & Levi Johnston Engaged
Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin. Photo: ME/Flynetpictures.com, ME/Flynetpictures.com

Bristol Palin, daughter of politician Sarah Palin, is engaged to Levi Johnston, US Weekly revealed yesterday.  The couple told the magazine that they have been engaged for two weeks, despite not having the approval of their parents.  The two have rekindled their romance after splitting up last year, just months after the birth of their son, Tripp, in December 2008.

Can a baby-daddy turn into a good husband and father?

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Jul 14, 2010 0

Melissa Etheridge’s Custody Battle

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Melissa Etheridge’s Custody Battle
Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels. Photo: Chris Hatcher / PR Photos

Melissa Etheridge is singing a different tune these days as she and her ex, Tammy Lynn Michaels, are facing off in a custody battle.  According to RadarOnline, Michaels filed for full custody of the couple’s 3-year old twins last week.  The couple broke up after nearly nine years together, when Etheridge filed to officially dissolve their partnership earlier this month, citing irreconcilable differences.  The singer asked for joint custody of the children, and that the court not award any financial support to Michaels.  The actress has been verbal about her feelings concerning the issue.

What should you know before you engage in a custody battle?

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Jul 12, 2010 0

Larry King & Shawn Southwick Call Off Divorce

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Larry King & Shawn Southwick Call Off Divorce
Shawn Southwick and Larry King. Photo: Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos

Television legend Larry King and wife Shawn Southwick collectively filed to dismiss their divorce papers, TMZ reported last Thursday.  The couple had mutually filed for divorce on April 14, citing irreconcilable differences.  The Huffington Post reported that in his announcement to step down from his television show, King said he was looking forward to spending more time with his wife and children.

Can you come back from a divorce?

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Jul 12, 2010 1

Levi Johnston Makes Nice with the Palins

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Levi Johnston Makes Nice with the Palins
Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin. Photo: ME/Flynetpictures.com, ME/Flynetpictures.com

After many months of a bitter war of words, Levi Johnston apologized to Bristol Palin and her parents last week.  Talking exclusively with People, Johnston said, “Last year, after Bristol and I broke up, I was unhappy and a little angry.  Unfortunately, against my better judgment, I publicly said things about the Palins that were not completely true.”  He continued, “I have already privately apologized to Todd and Sarah.  Since my statements were public, I owe it to the Palins to publicly apologize.”  Johnston is the father of Bristol Palin’s one-year old son, Tripp.  The two called it quits in March 2009 after campaigning together during Sarah Palin’s 2008 vice presidential run.  The two are making a conscious effort to reconcile and do what’s best for the baby.

What’s the best way to mend a relationship with your ex and his or her family?

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Jun 30, 2010 0

19 Kids & Counting: The Duggar Family Welcomes Baby Josie Home

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People reported Friday that Josie Duggar, the latest addition born to Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of the reality show 19 Kids and Counting, was finally brought home.  Their 19th daughter entered the world during Michelle’s 25th week of pregnancy, and Josie has spent the last six months in neonatal intensive care.  Healthy and finally home in Tontitown, Ark., Josie weighs 9 lbs., 1 oz.  The TLC reality show chronicles this family’s daily routine, and the Duggar’s have easily added Josie to the mix.

How do you run an efficient household?

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Jun 29, 2010 1

Mark-Paul Gosselaar & Lisa Ann Russell Split After 14 Years!

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Mark-Paul Gosselaar & Lisa Ann Russell Split After 14 Years!
Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Lisa Ann Russell. Photo: Lee Roth / RothStock / PR Photos

After 14 years of marriage and two children together, Mark-Paul Gosselaar (better known as Zack Morris from Saved By the Bell) filed for divorce on June 18 from Lisa Ann Russell.  TMZ confirmed the split on Friday.  The couple’s rep told UsMagazine.com that they will remain “focused on their family and are jointly committed to their children.”

How can you focus on the kids when you dissolve a marriage?

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Jun 28, 2010 1

Mel Gibson vs. Oksana Grigorieva: Restraining Orders

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Mel Gibson vs. Oksana Grigorieva: Restraining Orders
Oksana Grigorieva and Mel Gibson. Photo: David Gabber / PR Photos

RadarOnline reported Friday that 54-year-old actor Mel Gibson filed a sealed restraining order against ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his seven-month-old illegitimate daughter, Lucia.  However TMZ reported an hour later that Grigorieva filed a domestic violence restraining order against the actor, claiming he was violent towards her.  Gibson’s restraining order was filed to keep his ex from releasing certain information, as well as ensuring child visitation rights.

How do you deal with child visitation after a not so amicable break up?

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Jun 27, 2010 0

It’s A Boy for Sean Patrick Thomas!

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Cupid's Pulse Article: It’s A Boy for Sean Patrick Thomas!
Aonika Laurent Thomas and Sean Patrick Thomas. Photo: ER/FlynetPictures.com

A rep for actor Sean Patrick Thomas and wife Aonika Laurent Thomas announced the birth of their son, Luc Laurent Thomas, in a People exclusive on Tuesday.  He was born on June 9 in Los Angeles and weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz.  The couple also has a 2-year-old daughter, Lola.

How can you ensure enough time for everyone when increasing family size?

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Jun 21, 2010 1

Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubry Take Nahla to Disneyland

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Halle Berry & Gabriel Aubry Take Nahla to Disneyland
Halle Berry, Gabriel Aubry and daughter Nahla Ariela Aubry. Photo: PR Photos Candids

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and her ex, model Gabriel Aubry, took their 2-year-old daughter Nahla to Disneyland in Anaheim, California last week, according to UsWeekly.  The three were spotted in the land of Mickey Mouse taking pictures, and of course, wearing smiles!

Is an outing with an ex (who also happens to be the biological parent to your child) an ideal situation when kids are involved?

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Jun 17, 2010 0

Tiffani Thiessen Welcomes Her First Child

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Tiffani Thiessen Welcomes Her First Child
Brady Smith and Tiffani Thiessen. Photo: ISM/Flynetpictures.com

It’s a girl! People reported that actress Tiffany Thiessen and her hubby, Brady Smith, welcomed their first daughter, Harper Renn Smith, on Tuesday.  Thiessen’s rep said Harper, who weighed in at 8 lbs., 3 oz., is “doing great.”  This is the couple’s first child.

What can first moms expect once the baby is born?

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Jun 14, 2010 0

Jesse James & Ex-Wife Janine Battle for Sunny James

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Jesse James & Ex-Wife Janine Battle for Sunny James
Jesse James. Photo: Fame Pictures

Last Friday, Jesse James allowed a long-awaited supervised meet-up between his 6-year-old daughter, Sunny James, with her mother, porn star Janine Lindemulder.  The reason for the long delay?  Up until the recent admission of infidelity by Jesse James, Lindemulder was considered to be the “bad” parent (Bitten and Bound). The former couple will be heading to court in two weeks to discuss more formal arrangements, provided Lindemulder has learned to put a filter on her conversations when near their little girl, as US Weekly reported.

Visitation is hard enough on kids these days. What can adults in this situation do to ensure equal, quality time?

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Jun 14, 2010 0

Katherine Heigl Wants to Adopt Again

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Cupid's Pulse Article: Katherine Heigl Wants to Adopt Again
Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley. Photo: Fame Pictures

While attending London’s red carpet premiere of her new movie, Killers, with Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl was asked by a reporter if she and husband Josh Kelley want to add another baby to the family. People reported that Heigl responded, “I hope so,” and she explained how hard it is to balance a career and motherhood.  Heigl and Kelly already have an 18-month-old daughter Naleigh, who was adopted from South Korea last September.What does it take to balance motherhood and a life?

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