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We just learned that fitness guru and Biggest Loser host and star, Jillian Michaels, is about to become the biggest/best mommy! She announced this past December that she would be leaving The Biggest Loser to concentrate on starting a family, 

“I’d like to take a year off of television and really focus on — I’m in the middle of the adoption process — and really focus on that and hopefully becoming a mother in the next year and putting all my energy into that for awhile.”

Michaels is unsure whether she’ll be welcoming a baby boy or girl — but insists at her age there is no preference! She will hopefully be bringing home a future kiddo in the next 6 months. We hope Le Top’s latest arrivals will be on the top of her list to buy for her child’s fitness and stylish wardrobe.

Le Top's Ship Ahoy collection for boys and girls - Click on photo for link

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Paulo was put in a timeout while on a playdate. His friend, Amalie, decided to join him for moral support.

I started putting Paulo in timeouts when he was about 12-months old. It seemed so silly to put him in a corner because at his age I didn’t really know if he understood the reason or grasped the concept. According to Dr. Sears, timeouts should be around one minute per year of age. So since he was a year old, he sat in the “naughty corner” for one minute.

The first time I put him in timeout, he sat for about two seconds, then ran back to me with a big smile. I guess he thought it was a game. I couldn’t help but smile back because he was just so darn cute! So just what every mother would do, I swooped him up and showered him with kisses until he giggled.

The subsequent times that followed weren’t “cute” anymore. This time I meant business! Every time he hit his sister, he was sent to the naughty corner. I guess after many timeouts, it finally clicked.  Now at 21-months, he runs up to his sister, hits her, then walks to his corner. (Stinker!) Ok, I guess he learned the wrong lesson, but in his defense, he usually hits his sister if she happens to take away the toy he was playing with.

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No, I did not say that!

My daughter was standing on the bathroom scale, and read her weight out loud to me.

I’m 49.8 libbets.

Mommy: What’s libbets?

It says right there… L-B-S. Libbets!”

–Miranda, age 6

Editor’s Note:
Please spread the giggles by sharing your funny quotes with us!

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Paulo is wearing T-Rex Touchdown from Letop's 2010 Fall/Winter Collection

I didn’t want to do it, but I had to do it. I wanted to keep my baby boy’s hair untouched by a pair of scissors because I am thinking that this is the only way for me to hold on to his “baby-ness.” Does anyone know what I’m talking about? Unfortunately, Paulo’s hair kept getting in his eyes and he was constantly rubbing his hands trying to move his long bangs out of his face. So the time has come for… Paulo’s First Haircut!

With my daughter, her first haircut was just at a nearby cheap-o haircutting salon. No frills. She was excited to do it because she has seen me do it before. She sat still through the entire session! Maybe it’s a girl thing. I don’t know. I took her before and after pictures, and saved a lock of her hair for her baby book. With Paulo, I knew this guy wasn’t going to be that easy. I’ve heard of these special children’s hair salons where they had horses, motorcycles and cars that kids can sit in. While they were watching a DVD of “Sesame Street” or “Dora the Explorer,” the hairstylist was chopping away as fast as he/she could while the child was distracted. So, I already knew that this is where I needed to go. They had him in-and-out in 15 minutes! Yeah, it was a bit more expensive but it was definitely worth it! Included with the price was a “My First Haircut” certificate, a photo and a little bag of his hair.

So now he looks older (especially in the convertible sports car) but he’s still my handsome little devil.

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Jesse (9 months) loves the camera and the camera clearly loves him back!  Whether or not he grows into a modeling career, this photogenic October darling certainly harvests happiness. In these photos Jesse models rabbitmoon‘s navy pieced shirt, linen shortall and hat from Radius collection and the fashionable  Passage collection tracksuit.  Congratulations to our Darling of the Day, Jesse!

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You can never start too early for good dental hygiene! Paulo is wearing "Peek-a-Boo Pup" from Le Top's 2010 Fall Collection.

Paulo had his first dentist appointment. I didn’t know what to expect because he’s so young (18 months old). But since his teeth came in early at 5 months and he already has most of his teeth, the dentist suggested for him to be seen early. So as a typical Type A mother, I worried. What will they do? Will they clean his teeth? Will they take x-rays? Will they need to strap him down to see his teeth? Will they find a cavity? Will Paulo cooperate? Will he cry? Will he bite? I was silently panicking in the waiting room. Meanwhile, Paulo made himself comfortable watching the movie “Finding Nemo” and practicing his toothbrushing techniques with the giant toothbrush.

After a few minutes, it was our turn. There were two chairs set up facing each other. I sat in one of them, while the dentist sat opposite from me. She was very calm and instructed me to hold Paulo facing me then to lay him back toward her so his head was resting on the pillow on her lap. She asked me to cross his arms over his chest then hold them down and keep him entertained by talking normally to him as he looked at the many colorful fish swimming in the big aquarium right next to him. (Strategic placement!) Very gently, she opened his mouth, counted his teeth, and had a quick look-see. Then she took her gloves off and gave the dental assistant her assessment of his teeth.

“No cavities, no plaque. His teeth are almost all in and they look great! You’re doing a super job of brushing his teeth!”

(If she only knew what I go through to get his toothbrush anywhere near his teeth!)

Our next dentist appointment is in 6 months. At that visit, they are going to clean his teeth. Not TRY to clean them, but actually CLEAN them. All I can say is… Good luck to the dental hygienist who’s going to be performing that task!

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No, I did not say that!

Mommy, was Lady Gaga called “Baby Gaga” when she was a baby?”

–Miranda, 6 years old

Editor’s Note:
Please spread the giggles by sharing your funny quotes with us!

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Paulo is wearing "Take Flight" from Letop's 2010 Fall Collection. It's the perfect outfit as he prepares for his big jump!

Here’s my boy trying to jump. He’s 18-months old and learning a new “trick.” I love how he bends his legs then shoots his body upward yet his feet are still firmly planted on the ground! He gets a kick out of it because he thinks he’s really jumping.

I remember when my daughter was learning how to jump. She just turned a year old and it was the exact same method and the exact same end result: her feet never left the ground either. Then one day, after much practice, a switch turned on and her feet actually took flight.

Here’s to another successful milestone for my Big Boy!

How old was your child when he/she was learning how to jump?

shop Le Top’s fall 2010 collection here

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We were at school one morning, and I wanted to get a picture of my daughter with her classmates. As I readied my camera, Miranda posed with one of her girlfriends. I noticed a boy standing a couple of feet from them so I asked him, “Why don’t you stand next to the girls so you can be in the picture, too?”

I can’t. I’m allergic to pink!”

–Seiji, 6  years old

Editor’s Note:
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Mommy, do you like my artwork?

All in a span of a week, I found myself wanting to pull my hair out because:

  • Paulo drew all over the walls and doors in the house.
  • Paulo broke my 15-year old bongo drum by hitting it so powerfully with a drumstick.
  • Paulo scratched up our leather seat when he discovered that he can “draw” with his fingernails.
  • Paulo broke a lamp because he thought running on the couch was so much fun until he dove into the end table.

Arrrgghhhhh! I tell people this story and they laugh. “Of course, he’s a boy!” My son is really testing my parenting skills, but I can’t be mad. How can I be mad and try to discipline him when I’ve got big ol’ puppy dog eyes looking up at me with such pride? All I can do is pick him up and give him a hug. Oh, boy! Wonder what’s in store for me next week.

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