April 2010

Welcome to the world Molly June Benioff, Amanda Peet and husband screenwriter David Benioff welcomed their 2nd child, another daughter and baby sister for Frances, age 3, earlier this week!

And Isla Fisher has an unconfirmed baby bump. She and husband Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) have a daughter, Olive, and are very quiet about their personal lives.


James van der Beek, of Dawson’s Creek fame, and his girlfriend Kimberly Brook are expecting, we found out when van der Beek tweeted earlier this week:

Yes, it’s true – the woman I love and I are expecting our first child… currently experiencing joy on levels I never knew existed. 11:45 AM Apr 9th via web

The baby is due this fall – congratulations!

Most of us tend to have a little soft spot for a newborn baby – the newborn baby smell (wish they could bottle that!), the innocence – makes us all wish the the world was a little kinder and more gentle.  Now, instead of just wishing for it, you can actually DO something about it – the idea behind a new non-profit:  The Baby Effect.

We love the motto:  Every Birth Can Spark a World of Change.  The Baby Effect offers new parents an opportunity to encourage friends & relatives to donate to a child-related charitable organization in celebration of the birth of their child. Charities are pre-screened so you can feel good about giving.

It’s taking the “no gifts, please” trend for children’s birthday parties to a new level – celebrating the birth day with a little ‘pay it forward’ good will.  Studies show that doing good deeds does wonders for your health and makes you feel good too!

Check out these new articles on Barefoot & Pregnant!

Bananas in Coconut Milk: Simple Flavors for a Delicate Stomach: “Morning sickness is caused by the hormones that support your pregnancy, so feeling constantly nauseated is actually a good thing (in a really bad, stomach-churning way).”

Depression During Pregnancy and Child Aggression: “In my experience, pregnant women who suffer from depression during pregnancy very likely have also had a previous history of it. There is an enormous difference between feeling sad or overwhelmed and clinical depression.”