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NEW YORK, N.Y. — Cynthia Nixon has another redhead in her family.

The “Sex and The City” star (who is naturally blond), and her partner, fiancee Christine Marinoni, showed off the first photo of their newborn – Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni, on Sunday.

Christine, 43, gave birth to Max, last Monday and he has a shock of red hair, just like his biological mom.

Cynthia announced her engagement to Christine in May 2009 while at the Love, Peace and Marriage Equality rally in New York City, saying at the time, she had become engaged the month before.

The couple began dating in 2003, after the star split from husband Danny Mozes, with whom she has two children – Samantha, 15, and Charles, 8.

Cynthia currently stars in Showtime’s “The Big C” alongside Golden Globe winner Laura Linney.

 

 

 

 

Cynthia Nixon’s fiancee has given birth to their son.

The ‘Sex and the City’ actress and her partner Christine Marinoni, 43, welcomed son Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni into the world on Monday, their spokesperson has confirmed.

The representative said: “Christine and baby are doing great.”

No further information has been given.

Cynthia, 44, has two children,  Samantha, 14, and eight-year-old Charles, whose father is her former boyfriend Danny Mozes.

 “Maybe I’m just lucky, but I feel like Christine is so amazing with our kids – because they’re our kids.  I feel like falling in love with her is part of being amazed at how she makes our family so much better,”  said Nixon.

Cynthia and Christine started dating in 2004 and announced their engagement in 2009

 

Today I am excited to be headed with my partner and son to Boston and then to Provincetown to partake in the annual Family Week there hosted by Family Equality Council!

I’ve been to three fantastic events held by Family Equality, but they have all been for adults.  If they put on picnics, bonfires, movie nights, play dates, open swim, family happy hours and the all of the other activities of this special week for LGBT parents and their kids like they do their fabulous galas and fundraising cocktail parties, then this will be a truly wonderful week, we I expect it will be!

I’ve been in NY all week on business, so my family is reuniting with me in Boston tonight and then spending a couple of days in the city before we embark on our Family Week excursion.  While my work week was wonderfully productive and enjoyable, it was seven excruciating days without my son and is the longest I have ever been separated from him.  Hearing his little voice on my nightly calls only made it worse.  I can’t wait to snatch him up and give him a full-on bear hug! 

I’m packing up from my hotel in NY and off to JFK.  It’s been a long week away from my blog as well, so I am hoping to have time to write some updates from Bean Town and P-town.  I can’t wait!!

My personal note: I tend to believe that Jodie Foster, who has an impeccable reputation, would not attack an innocent teenager trying to take a souvenir photo.  I do believe that as a mom she would stand up to predatory and intrusive paparazzi who are invading her and her children’s privacy.  I have been caught in paparazzi crossfire before and these guys are rude and ruthless.

Los Angeles – After RadarOnline.com reported on Friday that Jodie Foster had been accused of battery by a 17-year-old boy, a rep for the actress tells People that the boy was “most definitely a professional paparazzo” who was harassing Foster and her family.

According to the police report, the incident happened May 29 at the Los Angeles shopping center The Grove: “Vict while at The Grove saw susp and began taking pics of susp with his camera then walked to the valet area of The Grove. Susp followed vict, poked him on his chest, grabbed vict by his left arm causing visible injury.”

The 17-year-old’s father told RadarOnline.com, “My son was at The Grove with his girlfriend and they were going to see a movie. He saw Jodie Foster and is a big fan so went over and took a picture of her.

“She came after him, poked him in the chest and said, ‘Do you even have a mother you slime ball?’”

Foster’s rep, however, says the police report is a complete “fabrication” of what happened. “He had a large camera bag and 100mm telephoto lens. He tailed Jodie and followed her all the way from the move theater to the valet.

“He crowded her and her two young children and took photos of them the whole time,” says the rep, adding that the actress then asked him to stop.

This morning my little darling, Stephen, who will be three in August, demonstrated just why his age is called “Terrible Twos.”  After being told “no” when he wanted to pour more syrup on his already drowning pancakes, he threw a fit and tipped over the breakfast table. A cup of hot coffee landed on the dog, a glass of orange juice shattered with shards flying in all directions, and sticky, syrupy pancakes, sausage and fruit salad flew across the room, splattering the floor and even the walls. It was a scene not to remembered but not cherished.  Our first concern was the dog, who appeared startled and frightened but not injured.  The our attention was to the bad boy in the high chair. My frazzled partner, Kira, picked him up out of the chair with an “Oh My God, NO!”  She hauled him off for a time out in his room.  He was already bawling, as he was just as shocked at the aftermath as all of us. With a deep sigh, I began picking up the broken glass, sopping up the coffee and juice and lamenting the hot breakfast of blueberry pancakes I had just made going to waste, not to mention I was just about to have my first bite, and I was so looking forward to it. Stephen was still crying in his room, Kira took the dog out for a walk, and I cleaned up.  It was another Sunday morning in our happy home.  It wasn’t even 9 am yet, and my day was already just like most days, as I go from cleaning up one mess to the next mess and from tantrum to tantrum, trying to get through the day without any major meltdowns, just to wake up and do it again the next day. The other day when I mentioned this pattern to a fellow mom, she said, “You think the twos are bad.  Wait until you hit the Terrible Threes!”

The disaster that was our breakfast table

But for all the tantrums and messes, this is what I signed up for.  It’s all part of motherhood, and this is what I wanted.

When years ago I told a friend, actually an ex,  that I wanted to have a child, she warned, “It will change your life.  It will be all about the kid.”
“Yeah, I know,” I responded.  “I’m ready for it.”
The irony of this morning’s breakfast disaster was that the orange juice glass that broke into a hundred tiny pieces was the last of a set of crystal bar glasses given to me by, yes, another ex.  It was symbolic that the remnants of my old days as a swinging single gay gal are disappearing.
Those days are over.  Motherhood is my life now, and I do love it, even as I brace myself for the Terrible Threes.

Mother’s Day on May 9 is a doubly festive occasion for two-mom households.  Not only do children get to show their love for their two moms, but moms get to show their appreciation to each other as parenting partners.  For the mom, or moms, in your life, show how much you care with one of these great gifts from companies that support our special families. 

Mommy, Mommy 

Show the world how proud you are of the two moms in your life with Zazzle custom gifts, like the “Proud Mom” babydoll T-shirt  ($17.95), “I love my mommies” T-shirt for kids ($20.95) or “I love my mommies” kid’s apron ($19.95), perfect for craft time. Zazzle.com. 

Someone’s in the Kitchen at Dinah 

‘Memba those homey slow-cook stews mom served up when you were a kid?  They’re back, and in style, with the sleek and distinctive Crock-Pot Designer Series Slow Cooker, now in stainless steel with black finishes and featuring a digital programmable display.  Mmmm good, and good looking on the counter top.  $59.99-$69.99.  Walmart. 

 

Charmed Mom 

Give Mom an elegant gift she’ll cherish through the years with a charm bracelet designed by celebrity-fave Isabelle Grace Jewelry. Create your own custom jewelry handcrafted out of fine silver and 24kt gold with charms adorned with hearts and other symbols that can represent two moms, children and pets.  Bracelets start at $200 with one charm.  Isabellegracejewelry.com. 

  

For MILPs (Moms We Like to Pamper) 

Give Mom a home mani-pedi with Priti non-toxic nail polish, created by New York City’s first organic spa, free of known carcinogens such as formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and toluene, making it safe enough for use on pregnant women and children. In 10 colors and clear coat. .43 fl. oz. ($16).  Mom can take it all off with Priti non-toxic nail polish remover, derived from natural corn, soy ingredients and orange oil to safely remove polish and nourish the nail bed for healthy nails. 4 fl. oz. ($28).  gaiam.com. 

Proud Mommas 

Show your family pride, and drive the neighborhood Prop H8rs to distraction with Family Stickers for your car with stick figures for two moms, kids and of course Fido too.  $4.75 per figure.  Familystickers.com. 

Feel Good Skincare 

Mom will feel pretty and witty and gay with all-natural anti-aging Shankara Skincare products, including Ayurveda-Energen Facial Oil II ($53), Regenesis Energen ATP Cell Serum ($48), Hydrating Cleansing Gele ($31) and Microcrystal Exfoliation Treatment ($34), all made without parabens or other unwanted additives, and Mom will be happy to know that 100% of the company’s net profits benefit worldwide service projects. Shankara.com. 

Ice Ice Mommy 

I scream, Mom screams, we all scream for homemade ice cream, and Mom can make in her own kitchen with the fully automatic Cusinart Mix It In Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker which churns out professional-quality ice cream, yogurt, sorbet and sherbet, and features three built-in condiment dispensers to mix in your favorite treats such as sprinkles, chips and nuts.  $99.  Home Depot, Macy’s, Best Buy and Cuisinart.com. 

Night Mother 

If mom is creeped out by those commercials that show the magnified pictures of critters that live in her mattress, give her a good night’s sleep with AllergyLuxe Organic bedding collection, eco-friendly, hypoallergenic bedding made from 100% organic cotton that protects against dust mite dander, pollen, pet dander and other allergens.  $59.99-$99.99. Bed Bath & Beyond. 

Mom’s Sew Great 

Mom was always handy with a needle and thread, whether was a hem in our new pants, a busted seam in our jeans or a school project, and now she can do it with ease with the new lightweight and portable Brother LX-3125E Sewing machine, with very cool interchangeable faces to express Mom’s individuality.  It features a free-arm for sewing cuffs; an automatic 4-step buttonholer; 14 stitches and 35 stitch functions; straight, satin and zig zag stitches; automatic bobbin winding system; built-in sewing light and instructional DVD.  Whew! Almost makes me want to rip my pants!  $79.  Amazon and Walmart.com. 

Good Vibrations 

Mom can enjoy a full back massage in the comfort of her own home with the Shiatsu Massaging Cushion.  The comfy cushion features deep kneading Shiatsu massage plus invigorating vibration massage that travels up and down your back.  Add soothing heat for even more relaxation.  $99.99.  Sears and Walmart. 

Earth, Mom and Water 

Give your eco-conscious Mom clean, great-tasting water everyday, without planet-polluting plastic bottles, with the MAVEA Elemaris Pitcher, a stylish BPA-free home-filtration decanter with a built-in mini-computer that measures time, volume and water hardness to alert you when to change the filter, and the company even pays you to send back filters for recycling.  $31.99-$34.99. Home stores nationwide or Amazon. 

Forget Mom Not 

A bouquet of her favorite blooms is the most tried and true mom’s day gift, but one that never goes out of style.  Win a bouquet from Teleflora.com to send to your favorite mom(s).  *See contest rules below. 

Bag Lady 

Forget the jumble of containers and rolls of plastic wrap under the counter.  Help Mom save money by keeping food fresh up to five times longer with the FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System with SmartSeal Technology, which can also turbo marinate when Mom’s in a hurry.  $139.99-$169.00.  Major retailers and foodsaver.com.

 

Getting Fresh 

If Mom likes the farmer’s market and cooking organic, then she’ll love Cooking Light Through the Seasons, a cookbook of more than 250 healthful recipes organized around the four seasons using fruits, vegetables and other ingredients when they are at their peak of flavor and freshness.  $29.95.  Amazon or barnesandnoble.com. 

  

Ms. Coffee Maker 

Wake Mom up to the smell of fresh brew with the Mr. Coffee 12-cup Programmable Coffeemaker, a contemporary and curvy re-design of a stalwart brand in coffee makers in sleek black with stainless steel accents, with a water filtration system, brew strength indicator, auto shut-off and timer.  $49.99.  Walmart. 

Mom’s a Flamer 

The outdoor grill is no longer a man’s domain, and with the Grill Daddy your Grill Momma can make her grill shine.  The steam-cleaning grill brush melts away greasy residue build-up to leave the cooking surface sparkling clean and sanitized.  $19.95.  Home Depot, Walgreens, CVS and Bed Bath & Beyond. 

  

Chill Out 

Innovative and chic, skybar Wine Chill Drops offer an unique way to chill a glass of wine or Champagne up to 20 times faster than the frige. Made of stainless steel in an elegant tear drop design, these make a perfect gift for wine-enthusiast moms and are guaranteed conversation pieces at any gathering. $49.99 for set of two drops and holders.  Williams-Sonoma, Bloomingdale’s and skybarhome.com. 

Time Out for Wining 

Give mom some chill time with fresh and fruity, affordable and delicious Mommy’s Time Out Wine, either Pinot Grigio or Rosso Primitivo varieties, produced at a small vineyard in Italy, and offered at an economical price. $8-$12.  Wine boutiques nationwide or winelegacy.com. 

Wine-Toting Mom 

Where Mom goes, her wine can go too, in the elegant, reusable skybar Wine Traveler, the on-the-go carrier that keeps pre-chilled wine cool for hours, with a handle perfect for toting to dinner parties, picnics or when presenting wine to friends and family.  $19.99.  Premium retailers or skybarhome.com. 

  

Modern Fairy-Tales 

Read little ones a bedtime story with a happy ending, with their unique families represented, whether it be two moms, two dads, single parent, multiracial and adoptive families, with Little Write Brain books that children (ages 3-8) can create themselves to read online or order hardcover versions.  E-version of books are free; hardcover books are $24.99.  Littlewritebrain.com.  Win a hardcover book.  *See contest rules below. 

Me Time for Mom 

Pulp Fiction settled the question of which was better, sex or a foot rub.  The next best thing is an at-home pedicure, and moms are doing it for themselves with the PedEgg ($10) and HeelTastic ($9.99).  The ergonomically designed egg-shaped file makes feet feel smooth and healthy, and the balm moisturizes and softens.  Target, Walgreens, CVS and Bed Bath & Beyond. 

  

Working Mom 

Whether Mom heads into the office or goes Wi-Fi at Starbucks, The Kate by ACME is the perfect companion to carry her laptop, files and other work essentials.  The designer tote combines high-fashion with functionality with a padded inner pouch along with large compartments and pockets for all mom’s papers and peripherals.  $99.99.  lowepro.com. 

Make her Mark 

A beautiful, high-precision Parker Premier pen is not only a practical gift for mom but a fashion accessory that never goes out of style.  The collection features state-of-the-art lacquering, chiseling and plating design with gold or silver detailing in ballpoint, roller ball or fountain pen styles.  $125 – $350.  Fine stationers and boutiques nationwide. 

Digi-Mom 

Now Mom won’t have to play favorites, because she can display all her favorite family photos on the Coby DP860 8” Digital Photo Frame With Multimedia Playback.  The contemporary-style stand-up or wall-mountable frame with 8” LCD screen also plays music files and features stereo speakers,  a calendar, alarm clock and SD, MMC, MS, xD, and CF card slots and USB port.  $64.99. Amazon. 

Mom Loves Getting Carded 

Not sure what to get Mom?  Get the can’t-miss gift from the one-stop online shop, giftcardmall.com, or visit the Gift Card Mall at one of their kiosks at your local grocery, drug and convenience store for a variety of gift cards, from REI, Best Buy and Sports Authority to Nordstrom, ranging from $10 to $200.  Win $100 in gift cards to your favorite retailers featured in the Gift Card Mall.  *See contest rules below. 

Mommy Memories 

Every mom loves to take video of her little ones through the ages, and with the Coby CAM3001 Snapp Mini Camcorder, Mom can whip out the pocket-sized camcorder with 1.44 LCD screen, digital zoom, 8GB memory with optional SD/SDHC card to capture great video anywhere, and she can use the included software to easily edit and upload video to YouTube to share across the miles.  $39.99. Amazon. 

Tough Love 

Who said only dads can get socks on their special day?  Give the outdoorsy mom in your life a pair she will love by eco-friendly Darn Tough Vermont, a premium-performance, all-weather sock company, one of the few left that still makes it’s product 100% in the USA, with all-natural, super soft, non-itchy merino wool, such as the classic 1/4 hike/trek sock. $15.  darntough.com.

 

Mother Loves Nature 

Mom can make a statement with the bold, artful Rainbow Tagua Nut Bracelet, a brilliant, artful display of inter-twined colorful shapes designed by a mother and daughter, sustainably made by Fair Trade craftswomen from tagua nuts that fall from palm trees, hand-cut and painted using eco-friendly, water-based dyes.  $28.  eco-artware.com. 

Look Ma, No Hands 

Mom is always multitasking, but keep her safe with her hands on the wheel with Jupiter Jack, an easy-to-use cell phone accessory that turns a car radio into a hands-free phone. She just plugs the device into the headphone outlet on her handset and tunes the radio to 99.3 FM to listen and talk on the phone. $19.99.  Walmart, CVS and Walgreens. 

Mom 2 Mom 

Mom — or Mommy and Momma, can learn how to have it all—sex, sanity, and sleep— with Sexy Mamas- Keeping Your Sex Life Alive, by Cathy Winks and Anne Semans, a refreshing guide to mothers’ sexuality. Moms will find all sorts of reassuring tips on everything from rekindling a flagging libido to planning for intimacy to sex advice for single moms. New moms and moms-to-be, as well as their partners, will all benefit from the authors’ inclusive approach. An excellent gift for that next baby shower. 

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Win a Mother’s Day bouquet from Teleflora.com of up to $100 in value, including tax and service fee.  To enter email outwithmommy@aol.com with the word’s Teleflora Bouquet Giveaway in the subject line.  Deadline for entries is midnight May 1.  Include name, address and phone number.  One entry per name and per household.  Winner will be randomly selected from entries and notified by May 2. 

Win a total of $100 in gift cards from your favorite retailers featured at the Gift Card Mall.  Choose one $100 gift card valued, or four $25 gift cards or any combination to equal $100 in total value.  To enter send an email with “Gift Card Mall” in the subject line to outwithmommy@aol.com.  Include name, address and phone number.  Then go to Gift Card Mall online https://www.giftcardmall.com/?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=BHN-PR%5C%22 and follow Gift Card Mall on Twitter http://twitter.com/GCMall  and join Gift Card Mall’s fan page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/giftcardmall.  Deadline for entries is midnight May 1.  One entry per name and per household.  Winner will be randomly selected from entries and notified by May 2. 

Win a hardcover book by Littlewritebrain.  To enter send an email with “Littlewritebrain Book” in the subject line to outwithmommy@aol.com.  Include name, address and phone number.  Deadline for entries is midnight May 1.  One entry per name and per household.  Winner will be randomly selected from entries and notified by May 2.  Book must be ordered by May 15. 

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