Ciara: BFF Kim Kardashian Gives the Best Parenting Advice

Ciara and Kim Kardashian on October 26, 2010 in New York City
Ciara tells Us Weekly her BFF Kim Kardashian — mom to daughter North with fiance Kanye West — has been sharing parenting advice and tips as Ciara prepares to welcome her first child in May. Jerritt Clark/Getty

BFFs Ciara and Kim Kardashian have seen each other through many friendship milestones over the years, and now Kardashian is guiding her pal through another big moment: The birth of her first child—a baby boy with her rapper fiance Future. "We [go] over really personal stuff from the woman's side of things. We've had great conversations and it's been really cool," Ciara told Us Weekly of how Kardashian—who became a first-time mom herself in June 2013 when she gave birth to daughter North with fiance Kanye West—has helped her navigate impending motherhood.

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What else do the girls gab about? Baby gear, of course! "I'm obsessed with the Orbit stroller [Kim has] and she showed me how it works—the simplest things are so fun to you as a mom," the "Get Up" singer shared.

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Engaged since October 2013 when Future proposed with a 15-carat diamond ring on her birthday, Ciara confirmed her pregnancy three months later by sporting a sizable bump during an appearance on The View. The singer was feted by Kardashian and other pals including LaLa Anthony at a March baby shower that revealed she and her fiance would soon welcome a baby boy into their family.

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Though their baby's gender is now out in the open, Ciara has chosen to keep her son's name a secret until his arrival. As she tells Us, her baby's first name was an easy decision, but the middle name threw her for a loop. "I went with what felt right in my soul and my gut. I didn't second guess it," the mom-to-be—who may very well have her first child in her arms on Mother's Day—said.

"I didn't even know what to expect, but it's been a very easy process. And it's been so much fun," Ciara continued of pregnancy and parenthood prep. "Honestly, it's been the coolest experience in my life. Being able to know that I can do that is such a blessing. I'm literally obsessed with kids, so I'm excited about being able to have my own to obsess over."

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After her son is born and she settles into motherhood, Ciara will have another life experience to share with Kardashian: Wedding planning! "I'm more about prepping for the baby and his room and everything, so I have my mind running on the wedding, but I'm looking forward to when I don't have this big bump so I can start trying on dresses," Ciara told Us.

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