Hate is such a strong word, of course (how’s “abhor?”). But let’s face it: sometimes your fellow-Mommy soul mate comes attached with the child of your nightmares. How is it that a woman who is so cool, and seems to agree with so many of your parenting philosophies, has a kid so diametrically opposed to yours (or so you’d like to believe)? You love hanging out with her, but you don’t know how much more of her child you can take. Here’s what to do before smoke starts pouring from your ears:
In an exclusive Modernmom interview with Emily Proctor, the "CSI: Miami" star revealed the scoop about being pregnant for the first time (her baby is due in December!) and what kind of mommy she hopes to be. She is so sweet and we have a hunch she'll be a great mommy!
Brooke Burke made lunches, picked up the carpool, hugged and kissed all four of her children, put out the usual daily fires and managed to dazzle the world on her first night as host of Dancing with the Stars. All whilst rocking a sequined gown. I'm in awe. She looked amazing in an embellished silver gown with a cutout. She interviewed the contestants with confidence, grace and ease. Read on for a recap of the night's events.
After a divorce, you may feel lonely and need the support of some good friends. Unfortunately, you may have lost some of your friends during the divorce, especially if they were his friends or the wives of his friends. What you need is a fresh perspective and a fresh set of friends. Making new friends can be difficult later in life, but it isn't impossible. You simply have to make a conscious effort to get out there and be social.
Summer is a perfect time to catch up with friends, lounge around and indulge in cold sweet treats. The days are longer, the work schedules are more relaxed and we tend to feel more spontaneous. But, having fun doesn’t mean we can’t keep our sexy summer bodies intact and stay beautiful. Here are 5 ways to beat the social bulge without too much compromise:
It was around the year 2001. I was flipping the TV channels in bed and accidentally stumbled upon a movie. I had always loved Dennis Quaid, so I was curious as to why I hadn’t seen this particular one. There you were. Your sweet face. The Parent Trap. How charming, and lovely, and beautiful, and sweet and innocent. I remember thinking, “Who is this girl? She’s such an incredible actress.”
Becoming a mother for the first time can leave you lonely and vulnerable. It might even make you question what you still have in common with your single BFFs (who wouldn't know a bassinet from a basset hound. ) Naturally, it can be extremely helpful to expand your circle and add some other new moms to the mix. But before you get sucked into friendships that will do more harm than good, make sure to familiarize yourself with some of the energy-draining, stress-producing sharks that commonly infest the playgroup waters:
Immediately after I committed to getting involved with Blue Seals, David and I set out for Louisiana. I needed to see with my own eyes what was going on down there so we could figure out a way to contribute. It saddened me to hear some of the Twitter feedback when I tweeted that we were off to explore the Gulf and help with the oil spill. Someone actually wrote that my involvement sounded like a “publicity ploy.” My first reaction was disappointment at how jaded people are, then I thought: So what! If I can use myself and my celebrity as a “publicity ploy” to bring attention to a desperate situation, I am totally willing to do just that. So off we went, not knowing what the days ahead would show us.
Some of you asked us for some tips on what to do with your girls rather than with your guys -- we loved that idea. After all, we all could use a little more time with our bff's right? (maybe even more so than a date night...) Ok, so here are our top 10 cheap things to do on your next girls night.
I can't believe DWTS is almost over. I remember the feeling I had during Season 7 when Derek and I danced our way to the mirror ball trophy. This season has flown by, way too fast! It has never been a closer competition!