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Cheryl James-Wray of the group Salt-n-Peppa and son Chapelle snapped a picture together while celebrating an intimate dinner with Deepak Chopra and Russell Simmons on August 27, 2012. The duo stood out with their bold colors and calm style. Chapelle is just too cool for school in this pic!

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Earlier this month, Dwyane Wade took a ride on a private helicopter through the Swiss Alps to the headquarters of luxury watch maker Hublot. The Miami ‘Heat’ player was joined by his sons, his nephew, his girlfriend Gabrielle Union, and some friends.

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Tamera Mowry-Housley is in her third trimester of pregnancy and has opened up about her experiences. “I’m starting to feel pregnant! I feel blessed to have an easy pregnancy—a lot of women don’t have that experience. I feel the extra weight and my feet swell if I’m standing too long,” explains the actress.

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For most kids, a trip to the doctor’s office is something that brings on stress and fear for both the child and the parent. Here are  4 ways that can help ease a child’s fear of going to the doctor’s office and make the trip more pleasant for everyone.

1. Don’t use a threat of seeing the doctor as a means of discipline- This can cause a child to have a fear that wasn’t there before and make them associate going to the doctor with negative thoughts. Instead of teaching kids that going to the doctor helps them stay healthy or get better when they aren’t feeling well, they’ll see the doctor as someone mean that’s set out to hurt them.

2. Stay calm- Children first look to their parents on how to act and react to all situations. If you are calm, your child will be more calm as well.

3. Comfort them- Let kids know that everything is ok by giving them hugs, kisses and back rubs as a means of comfort to help ease fears and soothe kids after shots.

4. Tell the truth- If your child is getting shot and asks if it’s going to hurt, be honest. Let them know that it will hurt, but only for a little while. Kids trust parents to tell them the truth.

5. Preparation is key-Some experts suggest that you read books such as The Berenstain Bears Go the Doctor, Elmo Goes to the Doctor, Madeline and Curious George Goes to the Hospital to prepare your kids for their visit to the dentist.

Many of these tactics will make a trip to the doctor pleasant for both parent and child.

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Proud parents Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon recently uploaded new pictures of their one-year old twins Moroccan and Monroe. The photos, which were uploaded on the twins’ site Dembabies.com, show the kids triumphantly showcasing their skills as professional walkers, which not all babies their age can boast. That’s right, Morroccan and Monroe are officially toddlers!

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Paris,14, Prince,15, and Blanket,10, Jackson were photographed at Six Flags Great America on Monday in Gurnee, Illinois with some family members and friends. The kids were accompanied by their co-guardian TJ Jackson, whose son Royal Jackson(far right), was also present.

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The 2012 Olympic Games were filled with thrills and kills. Athletes from all over the world came with their A-game in hopes of winning a gold medal for their country. While many athletes aspired to win for the pride of the nation they were representing, super moms had their country and children in mind during the competition. Here are a few Olympian moms who left a legacy at this year’s Games.

Candace Parker

Candace had Lailaa,3, on her mind when she played against France for the gold medal. She and her teammates were successful in taking home first prize, and Candace celebrated by bringing her daughter on the court. Lailaa was happy for her mom, but wanted to know where her gold medal was. “We’ll have to try and get her one,” said Parker. Candace was voted Most Valuable Player at the 2012 Olympic Games.

Chaunte Lowe

Chaunte jumped high for her kids. Jasmine and Aurora should have been proud of their mom who qualified for the final round of high jumps, and ultimately placed sixth in the Games.

Lashinda Demus

The hurdles didn’t trip Lashinda Demus up as she placed second in the final competition of the Summer Games. Demus gave birth to twin boys right before the 2008 Games. She described the struggle to remain athletic while caring for her newborns as “hard. They’re pretty stubborn. Then again, my parents say I was stubborn when I was little.”

Danielle Scott-Arruda

Danielle Arruda has made history in being the only Olympiad to compete in five consecutive Games. Arruda has competed in the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympic Games since beginning her professional career as an indoor volleyball player in the early 1990s. She has definitely given her 2-year-old daughter something to be proud of.

Tayyiba Haneef-Park

A teammate of Danielle, Tayyiba has a 2-year-old son who could have watched mommy play at the 2012 Olympic Games. Tayyiba, along with the indoor volleyball team, played well enough to compete in the final rounds of the Games.

Aretha Thurmond

Aretha Thurmond is a devoted mother of one, Theo, who lives in Seattle, Washington. She placed thirteenth at this year’s Olympic Games.

How well do you know the moms? Can you place the name with the face?

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Cali Dream Taylor is growing up fast! The little tot, who turned two on August 21st, celebrated her special day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Dad Jayceon Taylor, a.k.a The Dream, tweeted his daughter’s excitement, saying, “San Diego Zoo got somebody all fired up ha ha ha….”

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