When a Canadian mother took to Facebook to help out her young son, she had no idea what would happen and who would respond.
Turns out Oklahoma country music star and new mom Carrie Underwood was among the thousands who responded to a post by Melissa Camus talking about how not one child had RSVP’d to her 13-year-old son’s birthday party, according to etonline.com.
Underwood’s husband, Mike Fisher, was born in Peterbrough, Ontario, Canada, and played processional ice hockey there until moving to the Nashville Predators.
“Some of you have seen me post about my son, Odin. His struggles with bullying, his difficulties with Aspergers,” his mother wrote. “Well, today is his 13th birthday. And, unfortunately, not one kid rsvp’d to his birthday ‘hang out’ invite.”
She said on the website that her son wanted to go bowling and asked members of a local Facebook group to text his birthday wishes and suggest ways to make his day the best ever, the website reported Monday.
Motherhood: Stealing precious glam-time from new moms since forever.
Carrie Underwood claims she didn’t have enough time to get her hair together in a new picture via Instagram on Sunday, March 15, but the new mom couldn’t have been more radiant in her selfie as she showed off her easy time-saving hack.
“No time to fix the hair today. Headband to the rescue! #KeepItSimple @caliabycarrie,” the American Idol winner, 32, captioned the shot, which featured a blue braided headband.
The “Something in the Water” singer and husband Mike Fisher, welcomed their first child, a son named Isaiah Michael Fisher, on Feb. 27, and obviously, late-night feedings and constant diaper changes leave no room for elaborate hair-styling sessions. However, the self-proclaimed beauty addict didn’t cut corners with her makeup.
“I don’t think I ever have makeup-free days, to be honest,” Underwood revealed to Yahoo! Style in November 2014. “I don’t want to walk by a mirror and feel like I haven’t given some sort of effort.”
NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) – Carrie Underwood launched fitness clothing line Calia by Carrie Underwood on Thursday.
The 31-year-old singer collaborated on the collection with Dick’s Sporting Goods, and will sell the clothes exclusively through the retailer and online.
“It’s been such a rewarding experience working with Dick’s Sporting Goods on all aspects of the design process for Calia, from choosing fabrics to making sure the look, feel and fit is right for active women,” the star said in a statement.
“The inspiration for this line came from my desire to have clothes that seamlessly take me from workouts to errands, to rehearsals and beyond,” she added. “As someone who is passionate about heath and fitness, I’m excited to offer women a wardrobe that will move with them and encourage them to stay the path of leading an active lifestyle.”
The country singer welcomed her first child, a son, with husband Mike Fisher on Friday, Feb. 27, Underwood announced Tuesday on Facebook.
“Tiny hands and tiny feet … God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher — born February 27,” the first-time mom captioned a sneak peek of her newborn.
Underwood, 31, used the family’s furry members — and pink and blue t-shirts — to announce her pregnancy in
“In honor of ‘Labor’ Day, Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn’t be happier,” the mom-to-be, who debuted her baby belly days later, captioned the photo.
Despite Paisley’s very public announcement, Underwood and the Nashville Predators hockey player made sure to keep their own reveal more private. “[It was] just the two of us in a nicer setting, but we both knew,” she said. “So, that was just confirming our suspicions. We didn’t really speak of it before because we were both just like, ‘Whatever. It’s all good.’ But we knew it was a boy.”
“We need to lock that down here pretty soon,” she told PEOPLE in February. “We joke a lot about funny things that go with Fisher, but there’s not some family name that I have had to be like, ‘No! That’s terrible!’ ”
As for Fisher, 34, his focus was preparing for his future as a father. “It’s something we’re really looking forward to. I’m just thinking about wanting to be the best dad I can be,” he said.
Huge congratulations are in order for Carrie and Mike on the birth of their son, Isaiah Michael. From what we can tell he’s going to be handsome guy for sure! Carrie took to Twitter to share the news this morning. We the fans are over the moon excited for you two.
Carrie Underwood and her husband, Nashville Predator Mike Fisher, are showing their support for an important cause.
The country music superstar and her husband joined in with Tennessee Senator Bob Corker to show people how to take part in the End It Movement for Shine a Light on Slavery Day, which takes place on Friday (Feb. 27). They posed for a pic that Corker posted in a tweet, with each of them sporting a red X on one hand.
According to its website, the End It Movement is “a coalition of the leading organizations in the world in the fight for freedom. Our amazing coalition partners are doing the work, on the ground, everyday, to bring awareness, prevention, rescue and restoration.”
The group’s statistics estimate that 27 million people exist in slavery around the world today. That number includes more than 60,000 people in the United States alone. Despite the fact that slavery is illegal in every country of the world, it continues to exist in forms such as bonded labor, forced labor and human trafficking. Slavery is the second-largest form of organized crime in the world, generating more than $150 billion annually.
Even more distressing is the fact that nearly 55 percent of forced laborers are women and girls. According to the End It Movement, nearly one out of every five victims of the slave trade is a child, and the average age at which a person enters the sex trade in the United States is 12-14 years old.
The website encourages people from all walks of life to join in by marking a red X on one hand and posting a photo to social media using the hashtag #EndItMovement. You can also donate directly to the organization, or even build your own team to take part in the movement.
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Carrie’s new sporting good line is set to debut this Thursday (March 5th) and now you can preview the items that Carrie and her team have been coming up with here. Everything from Headbands, Yoga Pants and more are in this exciting new collection. For more information on the line visit the CALIA by Carrie Underwood official website here and be sure to check out their Instagram page for more updates.
Kevin Branscum said he was not prepared for the news that a donation from Carrie Underwood would help save his partner. Branscum wants to talk with Underwood personally to express his gratitude. “I just want to thank her,” the Checotah man said. “Everything caught me totally off guard. I’m grateful. Branscum and his German shepherd, Gino, have been a team since 2012. Branscum is a K-9 narcotics investigation officer for the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department, and Gino is his track, apprehension and narcotics detection dog. What started as a simple surgery for Gino quickly turned into something more serious.
“We went to the vet to treat an ear hematoma Gino had,” Branscum said. “We scheduled surgery to drain the blood out. They were prepping for surgery and the plan was to put him to sleep and clean his teeth. Before putting him to sleep they had to do some blood work.”
However, Gino’s blood work showed that he had contracted heartworms from a mosquito during the summer. Gino’s surgery is on hold while Branscum helps Gino get well, but it has become stressful and expensive. “We’ve been going to vets for months, and we’ll be done with treatment in May,” Branscum said. “Treatment includes pills and injections. We started a pill which he has to take for 30 days, and he has 120 pills to take. March 9th he starts injections. There’s three altogether. Once he’s done, they will run test.”
The total cost for the heartworm procedure is almost $2,000, and each vet visit for Gino is $100. Branscum said he will have spent around $4,000 from December until now.
When animal rescuer Bernita Rittenhouse heard about Gino, she sprang into action to help. Rittenhouse was able to get a message to Underwood, who donated two autographed guitars, one for Gino and one for the Eufaula Fire Department to raise funds.
The details have not been worked out to determine when the fundraisers will take place or how they will be conducted. The guitar for Gino will be auctioned, but Rittenhouse doesn’t have the specifics on how or when it will be auctioned.
Underwood’s support for Gino has left Branscum speechless. “I’m grateful,” he said.” There’s really no words for it. It’s awesome. Being that she’s from around here makes it even that much more special. I was definitely surprised.” Because Gino is privately owned, the sheriff’s department cannot help with Gino’s mounting medical bills. But the community has heard Gino’s story and has reached out to Branscum to help in any way they can. Checotah schools is doing a fundraiser,” Branscum said. “They got wind of it, and I want to just thank the community for such a big success. This wasn’t in my agenda, and it makes all the difference in the world.”
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He Admits He Has “No Clue” What Her Life Will Be Like as a Parent
So here we are, some eight years later, and so much has changed.
Paisley has since become a father to two boys. And now Underwood is on the verge of having her first son.
So surely he’s got some advice for her. Or maybe he doesn’t.
“I have no clue what to tell her,” Paisley told me during his recent visit to Chicago. “I’ve gotten a few of texts from Carrie … like, ‘Who’s your pediatrician?’ And, ‘How do you do that?’ Or, ‘What’s this?’”
Even though Paisley has the fatherhood thing down to a science, he admits it’s very different for a female artist.
“My kids get to be home with my wife, their mother,” he noted. “And it’s a much different thing when it’s the mom going on the road. I cannot imagine what it would be like if she’s got a weekend with three shows, and she’d have to just leave breast milk in the fridge. That would be rough.”
Paisley’s own sons Huck and Jasper come out on the road now and then, but he told me if it were up to them, they would always be there.
“It’s easier for them to be home because they have school and homework. But they do like it out here,” he said of the road. “They are really good kids, and this age is the greatest thing ever.”
Even Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher doesn’t quite know what to expect about life with a new baby.
“I think that’s important, and obviously kids are going to add a different dynamic that I can’t wait for. I think it’s going to be awesome,” Fisher recently told The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville. “(Having kids) is something that a lot of people say it’s hard to explain until it really happens, and then it’s the greatest thing ever. I’m just kind of thinking about wanting to be the best dad I can be.”
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