Last week reports surfaced that the 21-year old suffered a violent seizure after she was taken out of her medically induced coma by her doctors . She has since been induced to stop the seizures and is back in a coma
“These seizure are not new,” a source close to the families tells crownheightsmom.com exclusively. “She has been having them,” adds the source.
Daily visits to the 21-year-old’s bedside come from family on both sides – the Browns and the Houstons- including her father Bobby Brown and her grandmother Cissy Houston, the pair, whom have not been seen together since Whitney’s funeral in 2012 . Cissy, who arrived on Feb 6 had been a constant, although recently there has not been sightings of her. Cissy reportedly had been singing to her granddaughter and even celebrate her birthday early with roses .
Cissy also only stayed a week a source close to the Brown and Houston families reveals to crownheightsmom.com exclusively. “Cissy left Atlanta on Feb 12.She’s back in New Jersey.” Adds the source, “People will probably ask, why isn’t she still there with her but Cissy is not that close to her granddaughter plus people must understand she’s old and this takes a toll.”Also adds the source, “There is not much Cissy can do there, at the end of the day Bobby is there and any decisions made regarding Krissi’s health and well-being will come from him.”
Meanwhile, second cousin, Dionne Warwick, 74, has been unable to make it to Atlanta to see Bobbi Kristina . Says a Houston family source, “Dionne had a fall in January and hurt her ankle and is now back in the hospital, but just to get rehab on the ankle.” Adds the source, “She was admitted because she wouldn’t keep off her feet.” Warwick was reported to have fallen in her bathtub in January. She was just re-admitted to the hospital recently in order for the rehab and physical therapy to begin and to work..
A parent will love and protect their children by all means necessary and Bobby Brown is no stranger to this . In 2011 the R&B singer when questioned about Bobbi Kristina’s by PEOPLE responded, “I am protecting my daughter.” Since his arrival to Atlanta, Brown has been a constant at his daughter’s bedside and even delayed an upcoming Australian tour to be by her side. His protectiveness now though many may say has come a little too late. Says a source, “She needed that fatherly protection constantly the last three years.”
As Bobbi Kristina’s birthday approaches wishes for her recovery are being posted daily by well wishers on her social media . Ellin LaVar of LaVar Hair Designs in Harlem and the longtime hair stylist of Whitney Houston says, “I am speechless and saddened by the circumstances but I am keeping Bobbi Kristina and Cissy in my prayers.” Adds LaVar, “I am praying that God will bring Bobbi Kristina through this difficult situation.”…..by DEBRA LEWIS-BOOTHMAN
Valentines Day came twice for me this year. Well it felt like it did. Can you imagine my surprise when I received an invitation from Cottonelle to join them alongside the MOMS to participate in their #Go Cottonelle Go Commando launch concert with the New Kids On The Block Feb 15 at New York City’s Gramercy Theater. Yes, you heard correctly NKOTB are back!
I can go into my garage today and pull out stored magazine clippings, posters and memorabilia of my boy band love-fest through the years including those of NKOTB, NEW EDITION, NSYNC‘ BACKSTREET BOYS,BOYS II MEN and 98 Degrees . These boys all shared a special place in my heart during my youth, helping to define, with their music, who I am today.
I can remember conversations in high school like ‘ Oh my Gawd Jordan’s hair and ‘Oh my gawd….Joey’s voice.’ So to be invited to meet the KIDS-Donnie, Jordan, Joey, Jonathan, and Danny- shaking hands, exchanging plesantries, getting hugs and even a compliment from Joe on my metal spiked dress was mind blowing. Actually, just seeing them as grown-ups was surreal enough to make me feel like I’d never grown up and was literally thrown back into the vortex of the late 80s fawning over hot boy band cuties .
The boys didn’t disappoint singing many fan favorites that had the ladies swooning.
The boys all still have the right moves . Yes, they can still bust a move. They each exude charisma and their voices still make the girls swoon. The now matured “Kids” are also very good at they self described “soft talk.” . Yup, you heard right the boys took time to talk to their fans to explain why some of their favorite songs didnt make it onto albums and to even listen to a fan share how their music helped saved a friendship . Soft talk with the boys feels so good.
It was great seeing so many Blockheads fans in the house holding it down for the boys. Fans whom have stood behinds the Kids since the 80’s. Coming out in droves to Gramercy Theater defying the negative degree temperatures showed the boys that this was true love, and just for them .
There is nothing like taking a ride down memory lane . NKOTB’s performed “The Right Stuff,” “My Favorite Girl,” “I’ll Be Loving You Forever,” and “Over Girl.” Yes the boys reached into the vault performing crowd favorites.
Though now older mature studs the “boys” still exude adorable boyish qualities. Hello Joe!
Cottonelle’s #GoCommando photo booth was crazy fun. My sister Sandra and I could not get in enough selfie poses. Posing in the booth with Melissa Musen Gerstein, Brianne Manz and others was crazy fun. .
Charlie’s Angels have nothing on us moms
Overall the NKOTB knocked it out of the ballpark with their concert. I am going to continue to #GoCommando with Cottonelle . In fact you can head over to the website if you would like to take the GoCommando challenge. Grab Cottonelle at your local supermarket it has Clean Ripple texture to get you clean, giving you all the confidence you need to Go Commando. Dare a friend to Go Commando and Cottonelle will send you and your friend a personalized commando kit with a free sample.
Keep up with NKOTB on their website and on their new reality show Rock This Boat on the TV Guide Channel Network.
Supermodel Molly Sims and her baby bump wears red like no one’s business. She stuns in it!
Celebrating the release of her new book “The Everyday Supermodel” at the Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro on Jan 29, six-time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model Molly Sims shared tips on beauty, fashion, wellness, parenting and what it’s like to be in her 40s.
“It takes work, it is not handed to you,” the former model declared about looking beautiful . “In my 20 year journey, I did not look like this, ( pointing at herself .) I look better at 41 than when I was 21,” the shared with mom bloggers including Crownheightsmom who attended the afternoon luncheon and MOMS Mamarazzi event with hosts Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein co-creators of the MOMS brand. “We are all self made women, so try and embrace the now, ” Sims told the attendees whom all left with a signed copy of her book which gives advice , tells-it-like-it-is truths, and gives insider insights from some of the best industry experts from beauty, health, fitness and fashion.
The afternoon luncheon brought out many mom bloggers . It was co-sponsored by the MOMS and Big Belli Co presents 40Weeks -the movie pregnant women have been waiting for. See more at 40weeksthemovie.com. Available March 1 on DVD and Download.
The former Victoria Secret Supermodel shared chic and figure flattering style advice for every budget as well as on-the-go workouts to help women move, dance, spin and stretch their way into their hotter healthier selves . Yes, it takes work, but aren’t we all works in progress? Taking care of ourselves daily by eating and drinking healthy, treating ourselves to simple beauty regiments and daily exercise pays off.
“I did not always look like this. I worked hard to get to where I am today, ” Sims declared. “Do you think I looked like this when I was 19 years old? Well I didn’t . I worked my ass off. I was 20 pound overweight. I had brown hair, I had braces, I had acne, ” she says.
Inspiration is all around you notes Sims. “As the years go by I changed. I was like a sponge and I am still like a sponge. I look at magazines. I look at celebrities, I look at other moms. Anybody can change themselves .I am a firm believer in that you can do anything you want to do. I am from Kentucky.I went to public school. I have been a waitress, and a really bad waitress. I was a sales lady and a really good one because I was honest .I would tell customers you cant wear that but you can wear this and I always had my returning customers. If someone said to me you should do this I was ok I will try it. Some women are critical and they take it so personally. I have been told my calves are too bigs, my arms are too big, I’m too fat, your hair should be longer your hair should be shorter.I cant believe you would wear that .I have heard it all .”
She’s can relate to the every day woman. “I’m not different from you. Anything you can say I can probably say that I have been told that. I have learned from so many . I took tips from people. I always suggest that you should find someone you look up to and learn from them . Also, learn your body.
Want to feel good about yourself, Sims a big yoga enthusiast asked .”Get out of the sweatpants and put on a pair of jeans,” she says. Adding that she doesn’t follow trends . “Once it looks good on I just put a sweater or a jacket on over it.”
The “House of Style” host and “Las Vegas” star asked that those attending do something for her, “Never ever say you are going on a diet and never look at a picture and be like ugh God, I hate this picture.'”
Speaking of pictures Sims shared and showed how she’s been storing all of the thousands of photos and videos she’s amassed over the years especially those of her husband Scott Stuber and 2-year old son Brooks Alan . Sims told the group that she’s been using LYVE App the new photo sharing and storing app that saves and collects all of her photos and videos she has stored on different devices –mobile phones, computers, cameras, and ipads. She says that Lyve has really helped her to keep photos in one place . “They have installed a small device in my home office and has been working to collect and catalog just about every photograph and video I’ve ever captured with a digital camera. I don’t envy the device. During the last decade just like almost everyone else on the planet, I went bananas for photos and videos. I estimate I’ve more than 20,000 pictures and clips spread across phones, tablets and a handful of far-flung folders on a handful of computers,” she says.
A pregnant Ashlee Simpson Ross wasn’t shy about taking coloring tips from her 6 year old son Bronx while attending the February 5 Manhattan launch of Crayola’s newest product Color Alive . The pregnant star and her husband of five months, Evan Ross were smiling and having a great time seeing Bronx enjoying himself and coloring alongside mom bloggers and their kids. Excitedly showing his mum his drawings and his coloring skills Bronx was having loads of fun.
.The mum-to-be and her new hubby were not to be left out of the coloring fun jumping into the crayoning action and using the Color Alive app to bring their coloring creations to life. The young couple definitely showed that Color Alive is as much fun for adults as it is for kids.
Simpson and family also spent time mingling alongside Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, co-creators of the MOMS and amongst invited mom bloggers and their kids. The singer even stopping to take pics and a few selfies with attendees.
Dressed in black skinny leather pants and an oversized burgundy top covering her baby bump the mom-to-be glowed. Ross making his own fashion statement was fashionable in an oversized coat and worsted boots. The young couple are expecting their first child, a girl together this year
The fun afternoon saw kids and adults alike enjoying Color Alive which is available in four coloring books : Skylander, Barbie, Enchanted Garden and Mythical Creatures. Each book contain 16 pages and features a unique character and animation and comes with seven crayons including one Magic Crayon that unlocks a special virtual effect. Everyone enjoyed learning how Crayola is changing the world of coloring forever with their free Color Alive app.
My kids loved everything about the Color Alive event. They weren’t fully aware that there was a celebrity in the house as they were all about checking out the different coloring books, playing dress up in the character costumes, spending time coloring the different characters and getting to launch the app . The finger foods was also a big hit with them especially the colored french fries, the fried green beans and the chicken skewers. They could not get enough of the lemonade and found it ah-mazing that they could order their own flavors from the server at the Lemonade Stand. The Blueberry flavored offering was their favorite choice.
It was hard to pull the kids away and head for home but when told that they would each receive a swag bag of Color Alive goodies to leave with they were beyond overjoyed. When they saw that it was a mini backpack containing Color Alive loot the look on their faces? Well it was pure excited Joy! The excitement is still ongoing.
Looking to add some excitement to your kid’s afternoon . I suggest you grab yourself Crayola’s Color Alive. Trust me, it is non-stop fun for everyone in the family. Just go to crayola.com .