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All the pregnant celebrity mamas due in 2020 + 2021

Bindi Irwin is going to be a mama!

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If you're expecting a baby this year you've got plenty of celebrity company, mama. From reality TV stars to bloggers and A-list actresses, there is a baby boom happening in celebrity circles right now.

Amy Schumer, Snooki and Christina Anstead are just a few of the celebrity moms who recently welcomed little ones and there are a ton more who are still waiting to meet their kiddos.

Here are some fellow parents-to-be expecting in 2020:


Bindi Irwin is expecting her first child with her husband Chandler Powell

Newlywed Bindi Irwin is pregnant!

The 22-year-old mama-to-be is expecting a baby with husband Chandler Powell, who she married in March.

"Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021," Irwin captioned an Instagram announcement showing the couple holding up a baby-sized Australia Zoo uniform.

"Chandler and I are proud to announce that we're expecting! It's an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you."

Congratulations Bindi! 🎉

Nicki Minaj is pregnant, expecting her first child! 🎉

On July 20 rapper Nicki Minaj announced her pregnancy to the world via an iconic photo she posted to Instagram with a simple caption: "#Preggers".

After months of speculation, Minaj is telling the world about her pregnancy on her terms, and we love to see it. This announcement comes nine months after Minaj and her husband Kenneth Petty tied the knot, and two years after Minaj opened up to Wonderland magazine about how much she wanted to be a mom someday.

"I've got to get married first then I'll have a child. I might be closer than people think actually," she said back in 2018. "I love children. I'm not going to put that off for much longer."

Congrats to Nicki on realizing her dream of motherhood in 2020!

Reports: Emma Roberts is pregnant with her first child! 🎉

Multiple outlets report actress Emma Roberts is pregnant, and Roberts' mom, Kelly Cunningham, has confirmed these reports on social media, E! notes (the comments have since been deleted, but Cunningham has continued to 'like' supportive comments about the pregnancy.)

This is the first child for 29-year-old Roberts and her boyfriend Garrett Hedlund, 35.

Surprise! Teyana Taylor reveals pregnancy in her new music video

When Teyana Taylor's new music video hit the internet so did the news of her second pregnancy. In the music video for "Wake Up Love" Taylor's bump makes its debut, alongside big sister Iman Tayla and Taylor's husband, Iman Shumpert.

"Everybody is just excited. I can't wait," Taylor told People. I've got three more months left until we meet our little princess."

The new single is the fifth from Taylor's upcoming release, "The Album".

Former Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder is pregnant with her first child

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Shortly after being fired from Vanderpump Rules because former co-star Faith Stowers accused Schroder and other cast members of racist actions, Stassi Schroder has confirmed she is pregnant with her first child.

Schroder has not yet publicly commented on her pregnancy but has apologized for the series of events that led to her leaving the Bravo series.

"Racially insensitive comments from my past have resurfaced. It is important that I continue to take accountability for what I have said and done, while pushing myself to do better," Schroeder wrote on Instagram. "I have grown significantly from the person I was then, and I am still filled with remorse and regret for the hurt I caused. I am grateful for the people in my life that continue to check me and push me to evolve into a more educated person."

Schroder is engaged to Beau Clark. The two had planned to get married this summer but postponed the event due to COVID-19.

Ashlee Simpson is going to be a mom of three!  🎉

Ashlee Simpson Ross is catching up to her sister Jessica when it comes to family size. Like her big sister, Ashlee will soon be a mom of three.

Simpson Ross and her husband Evan Ross shared the news on their Instagram accounts this week.

"We are pregnant and we are so excited to share it with everyone," Simpson Ross noted in her caption, adding that she understands that pregnant women are under an unprecedented amount of stress right now and that's why she supports the March of Dimes Mom and Baby COVID-19 Intervention and Support Fund.

This baby will join big sister Jagger Snow Ross, 4, and 11-year-old big brother Bronx Wentz, who Simpson Ross shares with her ex, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy.

Congrats to the growing family!

Reports: Gigi Hadid + Zayn Malik are expecting a baby! 🎉

As first reported by TMZ and confirmed by ET, Gigi Hadid + Zayn Malik will soon be parents!

The couple (who are currently quarantining in Pennsylvania with Gigi's family) just celebrated Hadid's 25th birthday and will soon have more to celebrate.

E! News reports the two (who first started dating in 2015 but later broke up) reconciled just before the 2019 holiday season.

Congratulations to Gigi and Zayn!

[Update: Gigi's mom is speaking out about the pregnancy, read more here.]

Lea Michele is pregnant, expecting first child with Zandy Reich 🎉

As first reported by People, former Glee star Lea Michelle pregnant and expecting a baby with husband Zandy Reich.

This is the first child for the couple but likely won't be the last. An only child herself, Michele has said for years that she would like to be a mom to more than one child someday,

Back in 2014, she told Daybreak, "I'm going to have like a billion of them! But mainly because I always hated being an only child, I always wished I had more siblings!"

Michele has also been public about her struggle with polycystic ovary syndrome, which she was diagnosed with right around the time Glee ended. Just a few months ago she opened up to Health about that diagnosis, and when she was asked where she saw herself in 5 years the answer was remarkably similar to what she said in 2014.

"I hope to be a mom of, like, 10 kids—if it's physically possible to pop that many out! Ha! I'm so excited about the thought of being a mom," she told Health. "I also want to continue making records, and I hope to return to Broadway. I also just really want to continue being my own boss—in the sense of creating content for myself on television and writing roles and finding projects that really serve me."

Update: A few weeks after Michelle's pregnancy news broke, her former Glee co-star Samantha Ware spoke out about racism and bullying on the set of Glee. Michelle issued a statement that reads, in part: "I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people." See her full, response here.

Hilaria + Alec Baldwin are expecting a rainbow baby! 🎉

Hilaria Baldwin just announced she and her husband Alec are expecting their fifth child. The news comes five months after she publicly suffered a miscarriage.

Baldwin broke her rainbow baby news via an Instagram video.


She captioned it: "Sound up…I'll let the baby do the talking because I don't have the words to express how this sound makes us feel. Just got the great news that all is well and all is healthy with this little munchkin. I wanted to share this with you. Here we go again."
Congratulations Hilaria!

Leighton Meester + Adam Brody are having baby no. 2! 🎉

Multiple outlets are reporting that actors Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are expecting their second child together. The couple have not made any official announcements yet, but People reports Meester is pregnant and that the couple's 4-year-old daughter, Arlo, will soon be a big sister.

Congratulations to Meester + Brody!

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are having a baby! 🎉

Katy Perry shocked fans this week when the music video for her new single, "Never Worn White" showed her rocking a bump. "Let's just say it's gonna be a jam packed summer..." Perry captioned the clip she posted to Instagram.

"OMG, so glad I don't have to suck it in anymore," Perry tweeted after the video dropped, "or carry around a big purse."

In a live stream on social media, Perry told fans she and Bloom are excited for what's to come this summer. "I am excited. We're excited and happy and it's probably the longest secret I've ever had to keep," Perry explained. "Not only will I be giving birth, literally, but also figuratively to something you guys have been waiting for. So let's just call it a double whammy. It's a two-for," she said.

Congratulations to Katy and Orlando! 🎉

Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson will be a dad in 2020! 

Moden Family may be ending but Jesse Tyler Ferguson's family is just beginning. In January the sitcom star announced he's expecting a baby with his husband, Justin Mikita.

"This is something I haven't even mentioned to anyone, if we could just keep it between the three of us and you all, but I'm actually expecting a baby in July with my husband," he said on The Late Late Show.


Report: Michelle Williams is engaged + pregnant 🎉

Mom of one Michelle Williams will soon be a mom of two!

News of the actress' pregnancy and engagement to Tony Award-winning director Thomas Kail was first reported by People and confirmed by E! News. The actress split from her former husband musician Phil Elverum nearly a year ago.

Williams and Kail previously worked together when Kail directed Fosse/Verdon, in which Williams starred. She won an Emmy for that performance and her powerful Emmy acceptance speech inspired working moms everywhere by acknowledging "what is possible when a woman is trusted to discern her own needs, feels safe enough to voice them, and respected enough that they'll be heard."

Williams' incredible speech ended with a shout out to her 14-year-old daughter, Matilda, who she shared with the late Heath Ledger: "Matilda, this is for you, like everything else."

Matilda was just 2 years old when she and Williams lost Ledger in 2008.

In the years since his death, Williams has protected their daughter's privacy with the same intensity she brings to her work. In addition to her Emmy win, she has won a Golden Globe and been nominated for four Academy Awards since becoming a mother.

Williams has demonstrated that motherhood is no impediment to professional success and we can't wait to see what she does as a mother of two!

[A version of this post was originally published October 21, 2018. It has been updated. ]

12 outdoor toys your kids will want to play with beyond summer

They transition seamlessly for indoor play.

Without camps and back-to-school plans still TBD, the cries of "I'm bored!" seem to be ringing louder than ever this summer. And if you're anything like me, by August, I'm fresh out of boxes to check on my "Fun Concierge" hit list. It's also the point of diminishing returns on investing in summer-only toys.

With that in mind, we've rounded up some of our favorite wooden toys that are not only built to last but will easily make the transition from outdoor to indoor play.

From sunny backyard afternoons to rainy mornings stuck inside, these toys are sure to keep little ones engaged and entertained.

Meadow ring toss game

Plan Toys meadow ring toss game

Besides offering a fantastic opportunity to hone focus, coordination, determination and taking turns, lawn games are just plain fun. Set them up close together for the littles and spread them out when Mom and Dad get in on the action. With their low profile and rope rings, they're great for indoors as well.

$30

Balance board

Plan Toys balance board

Balance boards are a fabulous way to get the wiggles out. This one comes with a rope attachment, making it suitable for even the youngest wigglers. From practicing their balance and building core strength to working on skills that translate to skateboarding and snowboarding, it's a year-round physical activity that's easy to bring inside and use between Zoom classes, too!

$75

Sand play set

Plan Toys sand set

Whether you're hitting the beach or the backyard sandbox, this adorable wooden sand set is ready for action. Each scoop has an embossed pattern that's perfect for sand stamping. They're also totally suitable for water play in the wild or the bathtub.

$30

Water play set

Plan Toys water play set

Filled with sand or water, this tabletop sized activity set keeps little ones busy, quiet and happy. (A mama's ideal trifecta 😉). It's big enough to satisfy their play needs but not so big it's going to flood your floors if you bring the fun inside on a rainy day.

$100

Mini golf set

Plan Toys mini golf set

Fore! This mini golf set is lawn and living room ready. Set up a backyard competition or incorporate into homeschooling brain breaks that shift focus and build concentration.

$40

Vintage scooter balance bike

Janod retro scooter balance bike

Pedals are so 2010. Balance bikes are the way to go for learning to ride a bike while skipping the training wheels stage altogether. This impossibly cool retro scooter-style is built to cruise the neighborhood or open indoor space as they're learning.

$121

Wooden rocking pegasus

plan toys wooden rocking pegasus

Your little will be ready to take flight on this fun pegasus. It gently rocks back and forth, but doesn't skimp on safety—its winged saddle, footrests and backrest ensure kids won't fall off whether they're rocking inside or outside.

$100

Croquet set

Plan Toys croquet set

The cutest croquet set we've ever seen! With adorable animal face wooden balls and a canvas bag for easy clean up, it's also crafted to stick around awhile. Round after round, it's great for teaching kiddos math and problem-solving skills as well.

$45

Wooden digital camera

fathers factory wooden digital camera

Kids get the chance to assemble the camera on their own then can adventure anywhere to capture the best moments. With two detachable magnetic lenses, four built-in filters and video recorder, your little photographer can tap into their creativity from summertime to the holidays.

$189

Wooden bulldozer toy

plan toys wooden bulldozer toy

Whether they're digging up sand in the backyad or picking up toys inside, kids can get as creative as they want picking up and moving things around. Even better? Its wooden structure means it's not an eye sore to look at wherever your digger drops it.

$100

Pull-along hippo

janod toys pull along hippo toy

There's just something so fun about a classic pull-along toy and we love that they seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor play. Crafted from solid cherry and beechwood, it's tough enough to endure outdoor spaces your toddler takes it on.

$33

Baby forest fox ride-on

janod toys baby fox ride on

Toddlers will love zooming around on this fox ride-on, and it's a great transition toy into traditional balance bikes. If you take it for a driveway adventure, simply use a damp cloth to wipe down the wheels before bringing back inside.

$88

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