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Atlanta entrepreneurs Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker appear to have closed their new restaurant before it even opened.

A loyal reader emailed a photo that shows the RHOA cast members took down that gigantic "Blaze" sign over their shuttered steak & seafood restaurant in Southwest Atlanta.

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If you recall, Kandi and Todd announced the opening of their newest establishment in the Camp Creek Marketplace last month. They also placed a "NOW HIRING" sign in the window.

But, according to my spy, the big Blaze sign came down days ago and there is no indication that the restaurant will be opening its doors anytime soon.

The new restaurant was inspired by their infant daughter, Blaze Tucker, who was delivered via surrogate on Nov. 22, 2019.

The couple already own and operate three "Old Lady Gang" soul food restaurants around the metro Atlanta area.

My spy noted that Blaze steakhouse may have been in conflict with Blaze Pizzeria restaurant chain in Atlanta.

But a quick search of Atlanta businesses turns up other "Blaze" establishments, such as Blaze strip club, the Atlanta Blaze men's lacrosse team, Blaze radio, and Blaze Sports America, among others.

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Another explanation is that the funding for Kandi and Todd's new restaurant fell through. They managed to secure funding for Blaze restaurant through the government's PPP coronavirus stimulus relief package.

According to Screenrant.com, the couple received between $150,000 and $350,000 in PPP funds set aside for struggling small businesses amid the pandemic.

The loans were approved on April 29 and the funds were disbursed through TruFund Financial Services, despite the fact that Kandi allegedly has a net worth of around $30 million.

According to Screenrant.com, Kandi and Todd shouldn't have been entitled to the PPP loans in the first place since they pass themselves off as a wealthy couple.

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A stressful marriage can take a toll on a woman's health. Women who suspect their husbands may be cheating on them are especially vulnerable.

Kandi Burruss took to her Instagram Stories to confess that she gained 20 pounds since May. Ironically, that's around the time when rumors swirled about her husband, Todd Tucker, and a certain voluptuous real estate agent.

The 44-year-old mom of three said she was struggling to lose 10 pounds, leaving her with 30 pounds as her weight loss goal.

"Okay so today is Wednesday, I believe it's the, is it the 16th of September? This is the first day back to working out," Burruss said.

Kandi added: "I gained 20 pounds since May. Since you know... well not at the beginning of Covid."

Marital stress can cause symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, forgetfulness, insomnia and mood swings.

Women tend to pile on the pounds by eating greasy, fatty foods, rather than healthy foods from all 5 food groups (dairy, vegetables, fruit, grain and protein).

Kandi continued: "The beginning of Covid i was working out and i was in shape. And even then I wanted to lose 10 pounds but I ended up getting lax and comfortable and I ended up gaining 20."

"So that means I have have 30 pounds of which I would like to lose. I just want to better myself overall. I just want to get used to making working out a regular routine."

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In the video titled, "I need help! Thank God for family... I hope I can stick to this 7 am workout schedule," Kandi explained that her cousin Patrick has volunteered to work out with her.

"He's a trainer. He got up and came to my house at 7 to workout and that's going to be my regular time. I hope I can stick to this."

Kandi and Todd share two children. They also have grown daughters from previous relationships.

Here are some tips to handle stress in a marriage:

1. Seek Self-Awareness

Pick the most common stress response for you and your spouse. When you notice this behavior, acknowledge the presence of difficult emotions and discuss them.

2. Listen

Listen to your spouse. Sometimes thoughts and emotions are misinterpreted because you don't listen. If you're having a hard day, ask your husband to listen to you.

3. Explore

Encourage your spouse to explore his feelings and describe what's going on inside him. Try not to be judgmental or accusatory, but have empathy for what your spouse is feeling. Name and validate painful emotions. Offering comfort for past hurts can help reduce painful emotions.

4. Seek out stressors from your spouse's childhood

Seek out your husband's feelings. Ask him about his childhood. If he feels overwhelmed, anxious and burdened, ask him if he felt overwhelmed, anxious and burdened as a child. Ask him what happens when he feels this way.

5. Resolve stress

After listening, ask, "How can I help?" Perhaps he needs some time alone after an emotionally exhausting conversation. You don't have to anticipate what he needs, you just have to ask.
 

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Kandi Burruss often leaves her children with her husband, Todd Tucker, while she's out taking care of business. As you know, the reality TV star is the main breadwinner in the household.

Todd shared a video of their daughter Blaze Tucker on his Instagram page.

Todd takes Blaze for a ride in the stroller around the neighborhood. He mentions that it's 87 degrees outside.

Little Blaze looks absolutely miserable under a blanket in hot weather.

Wrapping a baby in a blanket in 87-degree weather is a no-no. Babies tend to overheat quickly because they have a smaller skin surface area to remove heat than adults.
 

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Walking with @blazetucker and the family.

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The average temperature of a baby is 97.5 degrees vs. 98.6 degrees in adults. Studies have shown that thick clothing, too many layers, blankets, and high temperatures increase the risk of SIDS, or infant sleep death.

A fever in a baby is considered 100.4 degrees and higher. 100.4 is a low grade fever in an adult.

The easiest way to tell if a baby is overheating is to touch her skin. She will feel unusually hot and the back or her neck may be perspiring.

It's okay to let toddlers walk around the house in diapers during warm summer months. The room temperature should be kept between 68 degrees and 72 degrees.

It should not feel too cool or too warm to an adult. If the room feels warm or hot to you, imagine how it feels to a small baby who doesn't have as much skin surface to remove heat like you do.

Signs of Overheating in Babies

The signs of overheating in babies include:

  • Fever witout sweating
  • Skin feels warm/hot to the touch
  • Baby seems listless or lethargic (low energy)
  • Your baby is cranky and miserable
  • Baby has a rapid heartbeat
  • Baby seems dizzy or confused
  • Baby is vomiting or rejects food
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    If your baby is too warm, becomes restless or throws the blanket out of the crib, she is probably overheated. Take her temperature and turn the thermostat down.

    A baby's head radiates heat. Avoid putting hats on a baby's head during warm summer months.

    How to Cool Your Baby Down

    If you suspect your baby is overheated, there are steps you can take to avoid a trip to the emergency room.

  • Offer your baby could fluids
  • Turn down the thermostat
  • Dress your baby in light clothing
  • Give your baby a lukewarm or room temperature sponge bath
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    If symptoms don't improve, contact your baby's physician

    This has been your Medical Minute.
     

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    Kandi Burruss shared a photo of her sleeping daughter, Blaze Tucker, with her followers on Instagram. The one-month-old baby was delivered by a surrogate using Kandi's previously frozen egg, fertilized by her husband Todd Tucker's sperm.

    In the photo taken by baby photographer @weelovephotography, little Blaze sleeps peacefully while swaddled in a blanket. A headband ringed with intricate flowers and pearls adorns her head.

    In another post on Thursday, Kandi shared her IVF journey with her followers. She explained her reasons for using a surrogate (pictured) to carry her and Todd's second child after suffering complications during her pregnancy with her son, Ace Tucker.

    "My pregnancy with Ace came with many complications, which is why our family decided to use a surrogate," she wrote.

    "My first daughter, Riley, was conceived and birthed into the world as easily as could be. Little did I know that 13 years later when I wanted to continue this story, that I would be faced with the struggle of infertility due to non-cancerous fibroids."

    The 43-year-old mother-of-three said she overcame her fears that the surrogate would keep her baby or that she wouldn't bond with the child.

    In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an expensive procedure for women who can't conceive on their own. Each "cycle" can cost as much as $15,000 and is not guaranteed to produce results.

    Below are excerpts from Kandi's post:

    First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. At least that is what most of us are taught, but no one ever shares that the journey to the baby carriage can come with sadness, doubts, and fertility obstacles. My first daughter, Riley, was conceived and birthed into the world as easily as could be. Little did I know that 13 years later when I wanted to continue this story, that I would be faced with the struggle of infertility due to non-cancerous fibroids.

    My pregnancy with Ace came with many complications, which is why our family decided to use a surrogate (pictured here!). When we looked into this I went through a series of emotions and questions like: how is this going to affect my bond with my child? what if the surrogate tries to keep my baby? what are others going to think? Will the baby share DNA with the surrogate from the pregnancy even though it is my eggs?

    She continued:

    "I've had an amazing husband to lean on, and my surrogate has been so encouraging, but it's been great to talk to other women who really understand my fears and pain firsthand. All in all I have to say to each of you: your journey to the baby carriage may not be the same as someone else’s, but you are not alone in this journey to motherhood."

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    Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker are expecting another child via in vitro fertilization (IVF) and a surrogate.

    According to editors at E!, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and her husband Todd will soon add another bouncing baby to their family.

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    The former Xscape star's surrogate journey will be documented on the upcoming season 12 of RHOA.

    Though IVF was routine among white Hollywood stars for decades, the IVF trend among urban stars was popularized by part-time singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 39, who reportedly had all three of her IVF children delivered via surrogates.

    Kandi took advantage of IVF to conceive her son Ace Tucker and deliver him herself.

    Earlier this year, the 43-year-old reality star and part-time singer expressed her hopes to expand her family to include another baby.

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    "It was a blessing we was able to get (our son) Ace through IVF, but in the process of doing IVF, we still have two more embryos. And with that being said, as soon as we had Ace, we knew that we would want to possibly use our other embryos, but I had a high-risk pregnancy last time, so that's why we decided we would consider surrogacy," Kandi explained to The Daily Dish. "Todd and I are both nervous about it. I think it's easier for Todd to handle or deal with because as a man he's used to somebody else carrying the baby."

    Kandi also got advice on the process from openly ghey TV host Andy Cohen, who welcomed a son in February 2019 via surrogate.

    "I had made a comment. I said something like, 'I guess I'm gonna have a baby mama.' And he said to me, 'Don't you ever say that because you are the mother,'" Kandi recalled during an appearance on Busy Tonight. "'And to say she's your baby's mom is taking away from you.' It made me feel better."

    Kandi is already mom to daughter Riley, 17, and Todd is dad to daughter Kaela, 22.

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