Celebrity Baby Blog / Parenting

New Mom Tatyana Ali Says Breastfeeding Is ‘Not Necessarily Instinctive’: ‘The Learning Curve Has Been Huge’

10/11/2016 at 05:45 PM ET

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Lance Gross

This article originally appeared on Essence.com.

Motherhood is actress Tatyana Ali‘s biggest role yet, and the new mom is enjoying every second!

On Friday, Sept. 16, Ali and her husband, Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, welcomed their first child, son Edward Aszard Rasberry, at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

Ali tells ESSENCE the first weeks of motherhood with her new son, named after his grandfather and great grandfather, have been blissful, exciting, and of course, a big adjustment.

“It’s so much fun,” gushes Ali. “You try to get ready, but nothing can really prepare you for what actually goes on and what it’s like.”

From the moment Ali and Rasberry met their new son, it was love at first sight. “He’s the sweetest,” says Ali. “He’s so sweet, and so far, really chill. I mean obviously he cries, he’s a baby, but [when he does] I just fall more in love. Even when I’m on the other side of the house, I just think about him all the time.”

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Justin Timberlake Credits Son Silas for Hit ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’: Fatherhood ‘Changes Everything’

10/11/2016 at 12:15 PM ET

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The Today Show

Justin Timberlake is crediting fatherhood — and his 18-month-old son — for his smash hit “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”

“It changes everything. I would have never written a song like ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling,’ ” he told Today‘s Willie Geist on Tuesday of being a father to Silas Randall.

Adds the actor and singer, 35, “I don’t know that it was directly inspired to be something that my son could listen to of mine — because there’s a lot of music he can’t listen to of mine, at least not yet.”

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Idina Menzel Admits Divorce Made Her Feel Like She’d Failed Her Son: ‘You Have a Lot of Regret’

10/11/2016 at 10:00 AM ET

Idina Menzel PEOPLE Now Son Walker

Idina Menzel is opening up about her song “Perfect Story,” and what it means to her and her family — particularly in regard to her divorce from ex-husband Taye Diggs and the impact it has had on their 7-year-old son Walker Nathaniel.

“I sang it for the first time onstage last night in front of an audience and I didn’t want to start crying,” Menzel, 45, told PEOPLE Now of the song, which is featured on her new full-length album idina.

“I felt it coming on and I had to fight it [off] because you don’t sing very well when you’re crying,” adds the former Wicked star.

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Gwyneth Paltrow on Her ‘Super Ballsy’ Daughter: ‘I Always Follow Her Lead’

10/11/2016 at 08:00 AM ET

Gwyneth Paltrow Harper's Bazaar
Alexi Lubomirski

Most moms probably expect their kids to follow their paths in one way or another. But for Gwyneth Paltrow, it’s quite the opposite when it comes to her daughter.

“My daughter is super ballsy. I always follow her lead,” the actress and lifestyle businesswoman, 44, shared about 12-year-old Apple for Harper’s Bazaar‘s November cover story. “I actually don’t need to encourage her to take risks. She likes to push herself; she wants to see how far she can get.”

Adds Paltrow, who is also mom to 10-year-old son Moses with her ex-husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, “It’s really inspiring to see that in a young woman.”

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Kristin Cavallari on Fitting in Date Nights with Jay Cutler: ‘We Have to Work on It Like Everyone Else’

10/10/2016 at 03:15 PM ET

Kristin Cavallari Carousel of Hope Ball Kids Date Night
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Kristin Cavallari and her husband, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, certainly have their hands full between flourishing careers and being parents to three kids.

But the twosome still make sure to find time for just each other, even though doing so isn’t a simple task.

“It’s hard because by the time they all go to bed at night we are so exhausted,” the former Laguna Beach cast member told PEOPLE on Saturday at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills, California.

“We try to make date night regular, but it doesn’t happen as often as we would like, especially now that he’s in the football season, so he’s really busy,” says Cavallari, 29, adding candidly, “I wish I had some secret I could tell you. I don’t. We have to work on it like everyone else.”

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Tom Brady Talks Being the Disciplinarian in His Household: ‘Typically, That’s More the Man’s Role’

10/10/2016 at 02:45 PM ET

Tom Brady

Tom Brady may have a busy season ahead of him, but his most important job is still as dad to his three kids — and that includes being tough when he needs to be.

“I need more patience with my kids,” the New England Patriots quarterback, 39, tells PEOPLE. “I have a quick fuse sometimes, so when they’re older I imagine them going, ‘Dad, you were so hard on me.’ ”

Adds Brady, who is dad to 3½-year-old daughter Vivian Lake and 6½-year-old son Benjamin with supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen, as well as son Jack, 9, from a previous relationship, “I think discipline’s important, and typically that’s more the man’s role in the house.”

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Carrie Underwood Admits She’d ‘Feel Guilty’ Getting Help at Home: ‘I’m Learning’ to Ask for Assistance

10/10/2016 at 08:00 AM ET

Carrie Underwood
Jeff Lipsky

Carrie Underwood is embracing the wonders — and challenges — that come with motherhood.

The country star talked to Redbook about how 19-month-old Isaiah Michael — her son with husband Mike Fisher — changed her life.

“I definitely feel like it’s changed me as a person,” Underwood, 33, says in the cover story of the magazine’s November issue.

“I’m happier. I’m in a better mood a lot of the time. He’ll be watching cartoons and I’ll be watching him. I’m completely in love. I love it when he’s sleepy and I get to hold him and smell him. He doesn’t know I’m staring at him and being all googly-eyed!”

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