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Halle Berry: “I Have Had No Paparazzi Since January 1st”

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Never say never.

When Halle Berry was told the paparazzi laws will never change in Hollywood, she tried to move her family to France where it is illegal to publish photos of children taken by the paparazzi.

But when a judge did not grant her appeal (her daughter’s father fought the overseas move), Halle joined forces with fellow celebrity mom Jennifer Garner to introduce new laws in California aimed at protecting children from the ever present paparazzi.

Although they were told the laws will never change and it will be impossible to make a difference, Halle and Jennifer appeared before a committee at the state assembly last August to argue that the offspring of celebrities were not responsible for being born into the public eye and should not face daily harassment by photographers.

“We’re moms here who are just trying to protect our children,” said Halle. “These are little innocent children who didn’t ask to be celebrities. They didn’t ask to be thrown into this game and they don’t have the wherewithal to process what’s happening. We don’t have a law in place to protect them from this.”

Fast forward a few months since this appeal. In a Tuesday appearance on CBS, Halle said that the impossible has, in fact, occurred.

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Giveaway: Itzy Ritzy Prize Pack ($63)

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Itzy Ritzy’s products show that parenting in style in possible. By packing function and style into one eco-friendly punch, Itzy Ritzy provides attractive solutions to everyday challenges.

We are giving away the following Itzy Ritzy prize pack, perfect for breastfeeding moms (total value: $63)!

1. Nursing Happens Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf ($24.99):

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Itzy Ritzy introduces the next big thing in nursing, the Nursing Happens™ Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf. Easily transforming from a trendy scarf to a soft, breathable nursing cover, the product is designed to be convenient and easy to use with no snaps, buckles, or complicated wrapping required. The Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf unwraps from a double-looped infinity scarf around the neck to a single loop that drapes over the shoulder for feedings. It provides full coverage for nursing moms and comfort for their precious babies.

Made of high-end jersey knit material, Itzy Ritzy’s Infinity Breastfeeding Scarf allows mother and child the opportunity for skin-to-skin bonding while nursing or bottle feeding. And moms can even infuse the scarfs with their own natural, comforting scent by wearing them during pregnancy.

2. Washable Nursing Pads ($19.99):

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These silky bamboo-rayon nursing pads are far from throwaways. Sold in a pack of six, the absorbent wonders provide comfortable reprieve from itchy disposable varieties. Along with being eco-friendly, our machine-washable nursing pads come in a range of styles, from neutral cream to Fresh Bloom.

The Itzy Ritzy Glitzy Gals Washable Nursing Pads lets you say goodbye to itchy, wasteful disposable nursing pads and say hello to comfort. This eco-friendly set of six reusable nursing pads (3 sets of 2 pads), was designed with comfort in mind with layers of soft absorbent bamboo and cotton. Glitzy Gals are lined with 100% bamboo rayon providing the nursing mom with a smart and comfortable alternative to disposable nursing pads. This is a multicolored pack featuring fresh bloom and cream pads. Product Washing Instructions: Machine wash in cold water with like colors, no bleach. Line dry recommended. Product Dimensions: 4-5/8 inches in diameter.

3. Medium Sealed Wet Bag ($17.95):

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Don’t let a mess damper your plans. Travel with our reusable wet bags, which hold everything from diapers to swimsuits to wipes to bottles to soiled clothes. With an all-cotton exterior and PVC-free lining, they can be washed and put back into stylish action again and again. Sealed seams keep smells inside and prevent spills. They only thing you’ll leak is the news about how effective they are.

The Itzy Ritzy Travel Happens sealed wet bag is the bag of a million and one uses. For diapers, swimwear & travel, wet bags grow with you from baby, toddler, teen to adult as the best way to store wet items! Baby uses include cloth diapers, disposable diapers, wipes, bibs, bottles, wet baby clothes, baby food and more. Toddler uses include potty training, sippy cups, snacks, wet clothes, swimwear and more. Teen uses include after practice sports bag, eco-friendly lunch bag, beach gear, wet swimwear and more. Adult uses include gym clothes, cosmetics, toiletries, wet swimwear, hiking, camping, travel & beach gear and more. The possibilities are endless. These wet bags have a 100% cotton designer fabric exterior and a BPA-Free, PVC-Free lining that is thick, soft and unlike any other bag! Sealed seams and lead-free zipper closure prevent leaking and keep any smells and contents inside. Being both eco-friendly and fashionable you can easily get creative by getting a few as the uses are endless! Product washing instructions: Machine washable delicate, line dry or tumble dry low.

Celebrity fans of Itzy Ritzy products include Pink, Jennifer Garner, Tori Spelling, Beverley Mitchel, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Nicole Richie.

One easy way to enter:

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This contest ends Wednesday, July 23 at 7:00 pm EST. This giveaway is open to Canada & U.S. residents only. Good luck!
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Steve Gleason Calls For A Cure For ALS

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Do you think one person really can make a difference?

When we first heard about Steve Gleason, we were truly inspired by his positive attitude amid his terminal illness. The legendary New Orleans Saints football player has been living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease over the past three years.

Well known for his blocked punt in a 2006 game that became a symbol of recovery in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Steve revealed in 2011 that he was diagnosed with ALS.

Often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Basically, it’s a death sentence.

I am all too well acquainted with this degenerative disease that traps a person’s mind and soul into a motionless body — my own father died of ALS at the age of 54.

MORE: Steve Gleason Interviews Pearl Jam, Talks ALS & Fatherhood

While Steve continues to inspire all of us, he’s taking his message one step further. Speaking through adaptive software, Steve is calling for a cure to this deadly disease.

“As big as ALS is, with enough support and a large scale unified collaboration, we believe that ALS can be solved,” Steve tells WWLTV.

Through his foundation, Team Gleason, Steve is starting Answer ALS –  a council of patients, caregivers, doctors, researcher scientists, and pharmaceutical companies to find new therapies for treatment, like using stem cells, and coordinate the search for a cure.

But they are going to need funding — and we’re talking big bucks.

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Giveaway: Konfidence Prize Pack

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Designed for healthy, happy, konfident, kids, UK-based Konfidence was founded in 1998 by Andrew Regan, a dad of five. The company has gone on to become Europe’s leading designer of premium protective swimwear for children.  The Konfidence range includes the flagship Original Konfidence Jacket and Babywarma® which continue to be best-selling swim products around the world.  In addition to high quality swimwear including wetsuits for babies and children up to 14 years, other items in the award-winning Konfidence collection include buoyancy aids, swim accessories and UV sun protection clothing.

We are giving away an Original Konfidence Child Jacket and a UV Hat to 1 lucky reader (value: $57)!

THE ORIGINAL KONFIDENCE CHILD JACKET

Take the fear out of swimming with The Original Konfidence Jacket™ featuring 8 removable floats allowing parents to adjust buoyancy levels as child becomes more confident in the water. The Konfidence Jacket promotes correct swimming position helping a child achieve a face forward swimming position.

The Original Konfidence Jacket™ is constructed of high quality, durable neoprene shell with soft Lycra/Poly interior. The wetsuit grade neoprene and unique design assure that The Konfidence Jacket will stay in place and not ride up.

Available in Small (up to 44 lbs.), Medium (up to 55 lbs.) and Large (up to 66 lbs.)
Available in Nautical Blue Wave, Fuchsia Wave, Red, Pink Hibiscus and Navy Palm.

KONFIDENCE UV HAT

UV Protective Hats for children 1-6 years. Goes great with UVsuit or T-shirt.

Perhaps the most important item for children at the beach is a UV Protective Hat. The Konfidence UV Hat is made from soft, high quality material with 40+ UVPF and styled to match the rest of the UV Swimwear Range. The legionnaire style hat protects the face, ears, and neck of the child. The quick dry material makes this the perfect hat to stay on all day, in and out of the water.

Comfortable and easy to wear a must have for the beach or pool! 0 to 12 month size now available!

Celebrity fans of Konfidence include: Brooke Anderson, Ian Ziering, JWoww, Mark Paul Gosselaar, Kevin and Danielle Jonas.

Watch the Konfidence YouTube video for more information.

Konfidence is available for purchase at buybuy BABY.

One easy way to enter:

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This contest ends Monday, July 21 at 7:00 pm EST. This giveaway is open to Canada & U.S. residents only. Good luck!
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Giveaway: Bravado Designs Prize Pack ($200)

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words, yet to the mothers who participated in a recent survey conducted by our friends at Bravado Designs, the numbers reveal that the value is much greater.

Bravado Designs, a leading manufacturer of intimate apparel for pregnant and nursing moms, surveyed over 1,000 new and expectant mothers to gather their thoughts on sharing photos on Facebook and the findings revealed that:

  • Nearly 90% of women somewhat to strongly agree that the ability of women to share breastfeeding photos on Facebook allows for a feeling of connection, community, and an appreciation of the breastfeeding journey.
  • More than 90% of women somewhat to strongly agree that the ability to share breastfeeding photos on Facebook contributes to their feeling supported in their breastfeeding journey.
  • More than 80% of women somewhat to strongly agree that the ability to share breastfeeding photos on Facebook helps women succeed in reaching their specific breastfeeding goals.
  • Eighty-five percent of those polled have not shared an image of themselves breastfeeding on Facebook, though nearly 38% say they are somewhat to extremely likely to do so now that the images will not be removed.
  • Nearly 46% of those polled feel somewhat to extremely comfortable sharing an image of themselves breastfeeding on Facebook.

Though there has been a great deal of breastfeeding backlash and a continued debate on whether it is appropriate for mothers to upload these images, there also appears to be a very positive outcome from the support of social media to show that breastfeeding is a very natural and beautiful process.

In celebration of breastfeeding moms everywhere, we are giving away the following prize pack from Bravado Designs (valued over $200):

One easy way to enter:

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This contest ends Sunday, July 20 at 7:00 pm EST. This giveaway is open to U.S. & Canada residents only. Good luck!
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Giveaway: Storksak Tote Diaper Bag ($132)

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Perfect for a multitasking mom on-the-go (that’s you!), the stylish Stroksak Tote is made of a durable, wipe-clean fabric and boasts a roomy interior. The lightweight design features several elasticated pockets and wipe-clean linings as well as an insulated bottle holder (which keeps bottles warm or cool for up to 4 hours) and a padded changing mat.

Equipped with two comfortable shoulder straps, the Storksak Tote also includes an adjustable webbed strap with built-in stroller clips. The Tote is great for schlepping mommy must-haves and beach essentials. The versatile design is currently available in the three colorblocked options as well as a Python print and multicolored Triangle graphic.

We are giving away one (1) Storksak Tote (design of choice) to one (1) lucky winner (value: $132).

Also exclusive to HerScoop readers is free ground shipping in the continental U.S. on any Storksak bag purchase at www.Storksak.com between July 4 – 25. All you have to do is enter code HerscoopVIP at checkout.

One easy way to enter:

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This contest ends Friday, July 18 at 7:00 pm EST. This giveaway is open to continental U.S. residents only. All entrants must be 18 years or older and have a valid U.S. mailing address. Good luck!
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