Nayda Suleman

Wondering what happened to Nayda Suleman and her 14 children?  She’s back in the news.  This time for losing her driver’s license.  Apparently, Octomom was enjoying herself in Beverly Hills.  Yep, the Beverly Hills where Rodeo Drive is located.  She obviously wasn’t familiar with the area, she was caught driving down a one way street the wrong way. 

Now my questions is, why was she in Beverly Hills?  She certainly can’t afford to shop there.  She was just on the Wendy Williams show crying about not being able to afford her mortgage.  Nayda has stated that it costs approximately $15,000 per month to raise her 14 children.  I still wonder what was going through the fertility doctor and her head when they implanted 12 embryos in her when she already had 6 children that she couldn’t care for.  It look like neither of them have a license now.   Her fertility doctor had his license revoke and has now filed for bankruptcy. 

According to reports, Nayda was suppose to appear in court December 20 for the ticket.  She didn’t pay it, and failed to appear in court.  The end result, she loses her drivers license

Oh what is Octomom to do?  Her manager has quite or been fired, it depends on which one of them you talk to.  According to her manager, failing to appear is the norm for Nayda.  Her manager stated that she would not respond to anything relating to work.  Her manager stated that couldn’t deal with her anymore.  She feels sorry for the children, but she’s done.  Nayda apologized for her selfish behavior and has asked the management team to take her back as a client, but it doesn’t look like they’re willing to look back.   They’re so done, they’ve deleted the Twitter and Facebook accounts they created for her.  Now if I was in her situation and had a helping hand, I certainly would respond to invitations to make money. 

When will this women ever get her life together, and be able to make good decisions.  I guess when you have 14 children and don’t know how you’re going to feed or cloth them from day to day, getting anything together has to be difficult.   I saw her on Dr. Drew several months ago, and she was going a hundred miles an hour.  She doesn’t appear to be wrapped to tight if you know what I mean.  She stated that she was completely broke and couldn’t afford to make repairs in her home.  She was bathing the children in the kitchen sink.  Dr. Drew offered her a year’s free cleaning service and child care services from
Au Pair Care.  Nayda was suppose to enroll in an on-line class to get certified as a personal trainer.  I wonder if she completed that.  

Look at those adorable children (picture courtesy of Daily Mail).  It’s hard to believe they are three.  Noah, Maliyah, Isaiah, Nariah, Makai, Josiah,
Jeremiah and Jonah celebrated their 3rd birthday last month.
  I look at this woman and just shake my head.  I look at her children and said they’re just adorable.  It seems like she fails at everything that is handed to her. Her mother lost her home because she took everything she had to help Nayda with the first 6 grandchildren.  She turns around and has 8 more.  Her father mortgages the house she is currently in so she would have a place to raise his grandchildren and she is now loosing that house.   Her manager quits because she doesn’t want to work. 

I wouldn’t want to walk a day in this woman’s shoes.  I can’t image having 14 children to raise in these times.  I just hope these children receive the love they deserve and don’t suffer as a result of their mother.  What are your thoughts about Nayda Suleman and her 14 children?   

Look At My Preemie

Hard to believe that my little preemie has turned 6 months, and is doing great.  Zarriah is sporting her new ear piercings in the top picture.  We got her ears pierced yesterday, and she handled it like a trooper.  She’s so amazing.  We’re purchasing 6 month clothing for her now.  She arrived August 28, 2011 at 2lbs. 10 oz. and now weighs a whooping 13 lbs, lol.  She doesn’t believe in missing a meal, so it didn’t take long for her to catch up.     

Zarriah Gabrielle is wearing her Valentine’s Day outfit in the picture above.  She loves her fingers and they go into the mouth as soon as she gets the chance.  She’s rolling now and loves tummy time.  She’s ruling the household, mommy and daddy sleep when she says.  For several months she was sleeping through the night, but she has reverted somewhat.  She wakes up once through the night demanding her yummies. 

We’re going to try giving her fresh peaches within the next few weeks.  I canned fresh peaches last year, so we could make her baby food.  I also froze fresh zucchini, squash, and green beans from my garden.  I’ll be planting sweet peas in the spring so we can make baby food out of those as well.   

Grand parenting is such a blessing.  I am so grateful and blessed that she is thriving and there are  no major problems.  She gets congested quite often, but the doctor is telling us not to worry.  As her lungs get stronger, she will grow out of it.  I’m looking forward to seeing Zarriah sprout and come into her own over the years.   I’ll be working on her 1st year scrapbook soon, lol,   

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama was smoking hot at the 2012 Governor’s ball.  I am love, love, loving this gown.  For a mother of 2, Michelle Obama is in tip top physical condition.  The designer of this gown is unknown at this time, but she should stick to whoever it may be.  I’m not a big fan of many of her fashion statements, but when it comes to formal attire she’s in her element. 

Michelle Obama wearing Naeem Khan

Michelle Obama wearing Michael Kors
Michelle Obama wearing Peter Soronen 
From one mother to another, keep rocking the gowns Michelle.  Please leave us a comment and let us know which gown is your favorable and what you think of Michelle’s fashion sense.  Please follow Mother 2 Mother on the left, and connect with me on the right by clicking one of the social media buttons. 

Pregnant Celebrities

Mother 2 Mother is watching pregnant celebrities.  We found Jessica Simpson and her baby bump taking a stroll in LA with fiancee Eric Johnson.  Jessica is due any day!  Photo courtesy of Daily Mail.

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Blue Ivy

Beyonce has finally decided to take her precious daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, out and about.  She is strolling about New York City with Blue Ivy in a leopard print Baby Bjorn wrap.  

The second picture is Beyonce leaving the restaurant where she and Blue Ivy had lunch with daddy, Jay-Z,  at the Italian eatery Ristorante Sant Ambroeus in the West Village.

Jay-Z and Beyonce own a large portion of this Tribeca, lower Manhattan, apartment building including a Penthouse.  It is rumored that they added a 2,200 square foot nursery for Blue Ivy and her nanny.    

Check out Beyonce’s release of other pictures of her and Blue Ivy here.  Be sure to subscribe to Mother 2 Mother on the left so you don’t miss give aways and other great posts.  You can also connect with me on other Social Media sites in the upper right corner. 

Wraps for Toddlers

Wraps are in!  No, I’m not talking about wraps for food.  Dresses to wrap adorable little girls in.  I love wrap dresses and if they’re in for our little girls, I’m sure they will be making them for mom too. 

Diane Von Furstenberg has teamed up with Gap and has designed this bold dress for your toddler.  She has actually created an entire line of clothing for toddlers to celebrate life and color.  I think the tunic and leggings below are adorable.  You can find the sandals in her collection too. 

The collection is set to launch March 15, 2012 at the Gap.  Be sure to visit and see what adorable creations your toddler must have for her summer collection.  

It’s a Big World, Little Pig Book Review

Dream Big!  That’s the message that Kristi Yamaguchi sends in her new book It’s A Big World, Little Pig.  Isn’t she adorable.  Her name is Poppy.  Poppy is an ice skater, and has been invited to skate at the World Games ice skating championship in Paris.  Poppy is nervous about heading to Paris.  She lives in New York, and becomes anxious about heading to France.  It’s so far away.  She is encouraged by her friend, Emma, who tells her to “Dream Big, Pig!” Poppy’s grandparents said, “You go girl!” and her parents give her comfort by letting her know that they would be with her every step of the way.

Emma gives Poppy a good luck charm, and Poppy heads to Paris.  Once she arrives at the World Athlete Village, she is nervous and bumps into a snowboarder from China named Li.  Li and Poppy become friends and walk the village together to find the athlete check-in. Poppy becomes hungry and decides to head to the dining hall.  The dining hall is full and she scans the room for a seat.  A skier from Italy waved to Poppy and offers her a seat at her table.  They too become friends. 

Poppy leaves the dining hall and heads to the practice rink.  There she meets another skater from Japan.  They admire each other’s costumes and become friends.  Poppy skated from her heart during the competition and remembered all the friends and discoveries that she had made during the trip.  Her parents were there to support her and decided they would stay for the remainder of the week so they could visit the Eiffel Tower, museums and eat French food.  It turned out to be a beautiful trip, one that Poppy would always remember. 

Personally, I think the book is adorable and highly recommend it.  My daughter and I were big fans of Kristi’s and followed her during the Olympics and on Season 6 of Dancing With The Stars.  The lesson in her book is clear.  It teaches children to work through their fears and follow their dreams.  It also teaches them to experience new things and meet new people.  The world is a big place and should be experienced.  It also teaches children about being kind and helping another person. 

The illustrations in the book are colorful and fun and the book has a hardback cover that will help withstand little hands.  I’m sure it will become a favorite bedtime story for many children.  I’m looking forward to reading it to my granddaughter.  The only thing missing in Kristi Yamaguchi’s book is her autograph.  Now if I could just figure out how to get this book signed, lol.  

Kristi adorable book is due out March 6, 2012.  The book will sell for $16.99 in the US.  All proceeds will benefit childhood literacy programs supported by Kriti’s Always Dream Foundation.

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11 Christening Day Tips for a Memorial Event


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First, a child is the most precious of all earthly gifts from God.  In acceptance of our gift, we promise our Lord and Savior that we will raise our child in the Christian faith.  Depending on your denomination, your may have a  Christening, Dedication or Baptize an older child.  No matter which, the ceremony day is  a day of celebration.  As with any celebration, moms want to do it right.  You want to make the day special and the celebration memorable. Planning in  advance is crucial. There are so many things to do and so many people to honor in our celebration.

So, where do we start?  Here are a few Christening Day Tips to make Christening Day go smoothly:

  • Guest List – I always start with a list of guests.  Everything you purchase for your celebration depends on guest list. Furthermore, when putting together your guest list, remember the place of honor each guest has. For example, grandparents, Godparents and relatives.
  • Invitations and Thank You Cards  – The invitations should include what the celebration is, who the celebration is for, the time and Church location for the ceremony. The time and location of the celebration and the RSVP information.   It’s important to remember to leave at least an hour between the church ceremony and the start of the celebration.  This will give you a little preparation time to prepare.  You will also want to change clothes and freshen up.
  • Food Preparation – You will need to know approximately how many guests you will be feeding, so you ca ensure that you have enough food.  Just as important, you don’t want to over spend and waste food.  However, after a long week-end, left overs will be welcome.
  • Keepsake Gifts – The place of  honor the guests hold will determine the type of keepsake gifts to purchase.  When you plan a child’s birthday party, all the children receive the same goody bags.  But when you plan a Christening celebration this is not necessarily true. You will want to purchase different keepsake gifts for the people of honor in the ceremony.
  • Godparents –  A Godparent loves your child and promises to assist you in the rearing of your child in Christian faith. Furthermore, they usually are selected to rear your child in your absence. This is a great gift to you and your child and a respectable undertaking. Honor them with a special gift.
  • Grandparents – Keepsakes for grandparents are optional in my opinion.  However, grandparents are the driving force behind your Christian rearing and your child’s. They love you and your child and provide a lifetime of experience.  Their wisdom will be of great assistance to both you and your child throughout the years to come.
  • Decorations  – For decorations, a simple white and silver or  white and gold color theme is usually selected. White symbolizes your child’s purity. Silver symbolizes the connection between man and God. Gold symbolizes rejoicing in our blessings. A Christian symbol should be  selected as well. A cross is the most common, but a dove of peace or angel theme  is perfectly acceptable. Paper goods, room decorations and your keepsake gifts  should be unified in color and Christian symbol.
  • Ceremonial gown or suit – Whatever you select, it will become a keepsake. For the ceremony, depending on the child’s age, a gown and booties or shoes are a must. Also, don‘t forget a change of clothes for your child in case of a mishap.
  • Entertainment  – Some people wonder if entertainment is appropriate. I say yes.  Christian music or easy listening would be good. Bible story coloring books, games and puzzles will keep small children entertained.
  • Photographs –  Your going to be busy! You have guest to talk to  and a child to care for. Ask a family member or friend who is good to take  pictures and video if possible. If you like candid photos, supply some disposable cameras your guests can use.
  • Accommodations for your out of  town guests –  You may be able to house close family member or friends. If you can’t or there are just too many guests, supply a list of local hotels in your  invitation. If the out of town guest is a Godparent, you should offer to pay for their accommodations.  After all, they are an honored part of your ceremony and celebration.

Finally, I hope our Christening Day Tips were beneficial.  Start planning early, and you will have a beautiful as well as memorial day.

Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter




Finally a picture of Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter and oh what a beautiful baby she is.  Who would expect anything less from the famous mother and now most famous baby in the world.  Beyonce looks like a proud mother, and she looks fabulous just weeks after giving birth to this little bundle of joy.   I love the fact that mom and dad decided to trademark the name Blue Ivy Carter.  So if you had plans to try to duplicate little Blue Ivy, forget about it.  How savvy is that, lol.   

Here’s a picture of Blue Ivy‘s crib.  Daddy, Jay-Z, shelled out $22,00 for the coach at Posh Tots.   That’s a bundle of money for me, but when you’re worth several hundred million it’s a drop in the bucket.  Personally, if I had millions I would purchase this adorable crib for my little princess.  Actually, Jay-Z is quite frugal compared to Mariah Carey.  Check out the coach she purchased for her little princess.  That baby starts at $47,000, lol. 

Oprah sent a trunk full of her favorite children’s books and friend Gwyneth Paltrow has gifted Blue Ivy with a top of the line special edition Bugaboo Cameleon stroller.  The Bugaboo Cameleon is the stroller of choice for the stars.  Friend Kelly Rowland give her BFF a Swarovski-crystal studded Baby Diamond Bathtub worth $5,200.  I love royalty in America, lol.  I wish Beyonce and little Blue Ivy the best, and hope she enjoys being a mother as much as I do. 

Check out Beyonce and Blue Ivy taking a stroll in New York City here.  Don’t miss what’s happening on Mother 2 Mother.  Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr or Linkedin by clicking one or more of the Social Media buttons in the upper right hand corner and subcribe to Mother 2 Mother for future posts and give aways.  

Before Social Media

Social Media has changed the way we do business, communicate and meet new friends.  It seems to have taken over a big portion of my life.  I was thinking about my life before Social Media became a part of it and here’s how I lived it before I became a Social Butterfly:

  • Visited family 
  • Went to stores to shop 
  • Cooked frequently  
  • Cleaned the house 
  • Made to do list
  • Watched TV occasionally 
  • Talked on the house phone 
  • More physically active
  • Met friends/family at Social Functions and for lunch or dinner
  • Visited the library

As a result of Social Media I now:

  • Talk to family on Facebook
  • Send text messages
  • Shop on-line
  • Rarely cook
  • Hired a maid
  • Watch television while I’m on the computer
  • Rarely spend time with friends
  • Less active and spreading like the flu
  • Meet new friends on-line
  • Share my thoughts on Twitter
  • Own a Kindle Fire to read books & magazines
  • Blog

 I have started to spend less time on the computer.  I’m now gardening, scrapbooking, and walking 1.5 – 2 miles each morning.  Leave us a comment, we would love to know how Social Media has changed your life.