Megan Sayers

Megan is the former managing editor of ModernMom and a passionate advocate for the use of semi-colons. She loves social media, Jeopardy, and Shamrock Shakes. Follow her on Twitter @MeganSayers

Blended: Interview with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler

Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler are two of the most likable, generally endearing actors in Hollywood - and the best news is that in person, they're every bit as affable and adorable as the characters we've grown to love.  The two have quite the movie-making history. Their first time working together was back in 1998 with The Wedding Singer, which Barrymore recounts as sort of kismet. "I called him because I [knew] that we ... Read Post...

"Nuts About You" Mother/Daughter Bracelet Craft

Looking for a fun way to entertain your kids during those long summer days? We've got the perfect mother-daughter craft idea! These bracelets are absolutely adorable and so simple to make - all for less than $5!!! Here's what you need: Read Post...

"How Frozen Should’ve Ended" Finally Tackles Mr. and Mrs. Elsa's Questionable Parenting Choices

Let me start by saying that I love love LOVED the movie Frozen - because of course I did, I'm a human being.The girl power theme, the bonds of sisterhood, Olaf. I'm totally on board.Except.....from my initial screening, I was like "WTF is up with these parents?" Because seriously? Somehow it seemed like the best way to keep your daughter safe was by teaching her to shut everyone out and repress ... Read Post...

5 New Mom Facebook Fails

So you're a new mom, and of course you want to share every adorable baby photo and every precious anecdote about your little bundle of joy with all of your friends. But wait! Before you hit Facebook, there are a few simple rules that every parent should follow. Seriously, it will make the virtual world a much better place for the rest of us. Here are five common new mom Facebook fails: 1. Creating an account for your baby Read Post...

My OMG Moment With Kristin Chenoweth At The Rio 2 World Premiere

I wouldn't say I get starstruck easily or that I spend an inordinate amount of time glued to the latest Hollywood gossip but there are a handful of celebrities I really admire and respect - maybe because I love their work, or I've been impressed by an interview or because they just seem like genuinely nice people.Thanks to my job, I've been lucky enough to meet a few of the people on ... Read Post...

The Incredible Ice Hotel That Inspired Elsa's "Frozen" Palace

Do you want to build a snowman? (More importantly, have you learned all the words to the song yet?)Like everyone else in the world, we're totally obsessed with Disney's smash hit animated musical Frozen. So to celebrate the big release on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, we took an amazing trip to Quebec, Canada along with the film's directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. We toured the Hôtel de Glace, which ... Read Post...

Giuliana Rancic: My Son is the Reason I Cut My Hair

She's a well-known television host with her own reality show, but five minutes into the conversation and you forget all about the fact the Giuliana Rancic is a celebrity. She's so open and bubbly, so down-to-earth...  it's almost like catching up with an old friend. Read Post...

6 Things I Want To Tell The Girl Having Sex By The Dumpster

On Monday morning, I woke up to a text message from my 19-year-old sister.  I assumed it was St. Patrick's Day-related, since my family is part Irish and my dad loves to cook elaborate holiday dinners. I was part right.The message read " St. Patty's Day at University of Delaware," along with this (NSFW) photo: Apparently, two college students had been photographed having sex in broad daylight by a pair of Dumpsters on ... Read Post...

Here Is What It's Like To Be A Single Mom In America

According to the The Shriver Report, more than 42 million women living in America are on the brink of poverty. Katrina Gilbert is one of them. The 30-year-old is the subject of a new new HBO documentary that shows what it's like to be a single mom in America. "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," produced by Maria Shriver, is an effort to show the day-to-day challenges that so many ... Read Post...

Beyonce & Jennifer Garner Join Sheryl Sandberg To Empower Our Daughters

When a woman is described as "bossy," do you hear it as a compliment? Do you admire her assertiveness? Probably not. Lean In author (and Facebook COO) Sheryl Sandberg wants to ban the five-letter word that's been used for too long to tear down women and girls who like to take charge. And Beyonce is helping her. The pop superstar has joined Jennifer Garner, Condoleeza Rice and other powerful voices to promote LeanIn.org ... Read Post...

16 Snow Day Activities To Keep Your Kids From Driving You Crazy

The east coast has been hit with yet another snow storm, which equals parents everywhere slowly losing their minds while trying to entertain cooped up kids.Don't worry, we've got you covered with a few great ideas for snow day activities. Check them out below:1. Make your own paper snowflakes. Here's a tutorial for ones that are so pretty, you'll want to leave them hanging up on the walls.2 ... Read Post...

How To Fix The Scary iPhone Bug That Could Get Your Email Hacked

By now you've probably heard about the iPhone security flaw that could allow hackers to intercept your email and passwords. Are you freaking out? I definitely went on a deleting spree last night - there are some pictures from a bachelorette party in Palms Springs that no one ever needs to see. (They aren't even explicit, I just look like such an idiot.)Anyway, here's what you can do to keep your shiz ... Read Post...

Hot Pockets Recalled Because They Might Have Diseased Animal Meat

Today in the worst news ever, Nestlé USA’s Prepared Foods Division has announced a recall of my very favorite frozen treat.Why?  Because Hot Pockets ® Philly Steak & Cheese sandwich might, MIGHT be made with the meat of "diseased and unsound animals." Oh God, I ate one last night.  The sandwiches (if that's what you want to call a frozen hunk of crust, meat and cheese with a hot lava center) were recalled because ... Read Post...

Blair Waldorf Married Seth Cohen - XOXO, Gossip Girl

Spotted! Which nerdy heartthrob from Orange County was spotted wearing a gold band on a VERY significant finger?  According to multiple media outlets, Adam Brody and Leighton Meester (a.k.a. Seth Cohen and Blair Waldorf) have tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony.There's some photographic evidence adding credence to the rumors:There's some photographic evidence adding support to the rumors. Brody snapped a pic with a fan at LAX in ... Read Post...

5 Car Sing-Along Songs That Aren't Incredibly Terrible

So you're chaperoning this month's class trip and now you're trapped in the car with several little people who are amped up on sugar and super excited to visit the museum/zoo/Renaissance Fair.There's a lot of energy and that can quickly take a dark turn, and lead down the road of every parent's nightmare: 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall. This is why it's important to ... Read Post...

Valentine's Day Gifts For Moms Who Hate Flowers

I spend most of the year pretending to be selfless and non-materialistic, blah blah blah, but if I'm being honest, every once in awhile I want to open up a pretty box and find an awesome present inside.Which leads us to my big Valentine's Day confession: I get SO bummed out when my significant other gives me flowers. They die in like two days, they're messy and I'm just not ... Read Post...

3 Life Lessons We Can Learn From R.L. Stine's Goosebumps

If you grew up in the '90s, you probably remember Goosebumps. Written by R.L. Stine, the horror fiction series for children was known for its sweet cover art, scary titles and super cool 3-D lettering on the front (it was bumpy, like Goosebumps, get it?). But the iconic books aren't just about thrills and chills - no, no. There are some underlying life lessons that kids can find buried beneath all the gory and gruesome monsters, ghosts, aliens and more. Don't believe me? Check out a few things we can all learn from our favorite spooky tales: Read Post...

5 Tech Accessories We Love

It’s always fun to dress up your phone with an accessory that shows off your personality or adds new functions and features to your gadget.So to help you stand out from the crowd, here are a few of our favorite tech accessories: 1. Adopted Leather Wrap CaseLooking for a sleek and chic phone case? Check out the signature Leather Wrap Case from Adopted. The luxe leather backing feels great in your hand ... Read Post...

Can Someone Explain Why Madonna Thought It Was OK To Post This Photo Of Her Son?

When I was in college, I was basically obsessed with Madonna. Forget grunge rock and Nirvana, "Like a Prayer" was my go-to karaoke song and I hung in there all the way through the Ray of Light album and her Kabbalah phase.But then things started to get weird. Instead of aging gracefully, the Material Girl started trying a little bit too hard to be the coolest fifty-something on the block.I first pointed this ... Read Post...

Raising A Pop Star: Interview With Justin Bieber's Mom Pattie Mallette

Raising a teenager is hard enough, but can you imagine raising a 19-year-old with unlimited resources at his disposal? How do you keep one of the most famous pop stars in the world grounded when he's growing up in the spotlight?Justin Bieber's mom Pattie Mallette shared her answers to these questions in an interview with ModernMom on the eve of the release of Bieber's new movie "Believe."The film, which opens ... Read Post...

10 Holiday Movies We Can't Imagine Christmas Without

Every year, after all the presents are wrapped and under the tree, you can find my family curled up on the couch for Christmas Eve Movie Night. My brother usually suggests Die Hard (nice try) while my dad mentions some obscure version of A Christmas Carol that is frankly terrifying - but ultimately we go traditional. As years of practice have made me an expert in the field, I have put together a definitive list of ... Read Post...

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral - Which Of These Did Kate Winslet Name Her Son?

When Kate Winslet welcomed her son with fiancé Ned Rocknroll, we all wondered what SURNAME the couple was going to give their little bundle of joy.Turns out we were asking the wrong question.[Read "Most Bizarre Celebrity Baby Names"]According to Us Weekly, the baby's name is Bear Winslet. It's the third child for the Oscar-winning actress, 38, who has a son and a daughter from previous relationships. It's the first ... Read Post...

Conan O'Brien's Boozy Brunch Date With An American Girl Doll

Does your daughter have an American Girl doll? If so, this video of Conan O'Brien visiting the American Girl store is going to make your day.Forget tea parties... after touring the wardrobe department and hair salon, the talk show host goes straight for the hard stuff and shares a boozy lunch date with American Girl doll Agnes (she's gluten-free).Here's a fun fact: When I was growing up, there were only ... Read Post...

This Family's Christmas Video Is Way Better Than The Holiday Cards I Forgot To Send

Every year, I swear that I'm going to send out beautiful holidays cards complete with personal notes to everyone in my address book. That plan falls apart around Thanksgiving, and by mid-December, I'm lucky if I've managed to buy gifts for all immediate family members.So obviously I'm crazy jealous of "the Holderness Family," who took it to the next level and managed to put together an adorable and hilarious video ... Read Post...

Kim Kardashian Shares New Photos Of Baby North

After months of keeping her baby girl under wraps, Kim Kardashian has finally revealed some adorable new photos of baby North West.In the two pictures posted on Instagra, the 5-month-old is seen looking cute and cuddly - and in one, she's even smiling!Kardashian, 33, shared the photo above with the caption "LOL" as well as one of little North with Riccardo Tisci, the new creative director of Givenchy."#NewStylist" the reality star mama ... Read Post...

Talking Turkey With Owen Wilson And Woody Harrelson

In the new animated film Free Birds, Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson play turkeys who travel back in time to get off the Thanksgiving menu for good and although the friendship between their characters has a rocky start, the camaraderie is certainly evident off-screen. During our interview, the two traded quips, jokes and even finish each other's sentences. It's not hard to imagine what filming must have been like... in fact, they joked that director Jimmy Hayward had to separate them for goofing off. Read Post...

5 Fabulous Fall Bags for Fashionable Moms

When I was in college, my roommate (who went on to become a buyer for Lucky Brand) had one fashion rule that's stuck with me over the years: "Don't cheap out on shoes and handbags." Her point was that you should pay for quality when it comes to pieces that you're going to use for years. Plus there's the added bonus that a good pair of boots and a sleek  tote can make the most boring jeans and t-shirt outfit look elegant and pulled together. So if you're going to splurge on something this fall, here are some beautiful bags we absolutely love: Read Post...

Cool Back to School Decor Ideas

It's almost time to send your kids back to school and you know what that means... homework is coming. After spending 7(ish) hours a day sitting in a classroom, it's hard to get those butts back in the seat to study! Decorating a student's work space can make it considerably more inviting, though. A fun and fashionable work space can make homework seem more like an activity and less like a punishment, so try out these simple DIY work space decorations! Coffee Can Organizers Read Post...

Celebrity Weight Loss Secrets: Belly Wrapping

What do Jessica Alba, Kourtney Kardashian and Brooke Burke have in common? These hot mamas all used belly binding to get back in shape after giving birth! "I bound my post-pregnancy belly for 40 days and nights and I absolutely believe that wrapping your belly is the best method to get your body back," Brooke Burke told us in an exclusive interview. "After four babies, the proof is in the pudding but I didn't do it without help," said the Dancing with the Stars co-host, who created her own line of wraps for new moms. Read Post...

15 Recipes Nominated For Best Oscar Party Snack

Quick, what's your favorite part of watching the Oscars? Playing Project Runway judge in your PJs as the stars walk the red carpet in couture? Pretending you've seen all the contenders for Best Picture? (Thank you, Wikipedia!) Practicing your own acceptance speech in the bathroom mirror with a hairbrush?Wrong. Those answers are all wrong. Obviously, the best part of watching an award show is the excuse to eat many delicious somethings. Here ... Read Post...

15 Photos Of Pets We Love Too Much

Today is National Love Your Pet Day and here at ModernMom, we're like "Psssh, b*tch please," because we already love our pets so impossibly much it almost seems silly to hold a one day celebration. It's like having a National We Love Oxygen Day... duh.But who are we to dictate holiday law? And of course, any excuse to look at pictures of adorable puppies (and kittens and hedgehogs and bunnies and ... Read Post...

5 Droolworthy Slider Recipes For Your Super Bowl Party

The big game is this weekend, and no matter whether you're rooting for the Broncos or the Seahawks, I think it's safe to agree we're all on Team Super Bowl Snacks.From chips and dips to wings, there's no shortage of greasy, cheesy, tasty treats that go hand in hand with all things football. But my personal favorite is the slider, also known as the fun-size sandwich or the mini mouth ... Read Post...

Felicity Huffman Interviewed By Her Daughter

Fans of "Desperate Housewives" watched her character raise six plus kids while living on Wisteria Lane, but Felicity Huffman doesn't just play a mom on TV. The woman known for her role as Lynette on the beloved ABC series has two daughters (Sophia, 12, and Georgia, 10) with her husband and fellow actor William H. Macy.  She's also the founder of What the Flicka? - a website for moms and women to come laugh, share stories, tips, and experiences.  Read Post...

Julie Andrews on Helping Every Child Find the Princess Inside

Julie Andrews has teamed up with Target and The Walt Disney Company for the first ever National Princess Week - a celebration of each child's unique spirit, or "sparkle," as the lovely lady herself calls it. "Throughout my career as an actress and author, I've encouraged children to use their imaginations and dream big," she said. Andrews has written several children's books with her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton including a New York Times best-selling series about a little girl who finds the princess inside of herself. Read Post...

Don't Blame the Vending Machine!

Maybe it's just me, but when I hear the phrase “My lunch came from the vending machine,” it doesn't typically bring to mind images of health and happiness. Vending machine meals are what you do in college, during your first years in the work force as an underpaid and overworked entry level employee, or when you’re low on time and running on empty. Chips, candy, soda... the glass-front dispensary has long been a symbol for all things junk food. Read Post...

Mirror Mirror's Lily Collins on Snow White and Sunscreen

Who's the fairest of them all? The age-old question comes to live on the big screen, in the upcoming film Mirror Mirror which hits theaters on March 30. It features Julia Roberts as the "wicked" (she's really more neurotic than evil) queen, Lily Collins as her fair-skinned rival and Armie Hammer as the dashing royal prince. But don't expect the traditional damsel in distress - Collins as Snow White is feisty and fierce, bringing a fresh twist to the classic tale. Read Post...

Sarah Michelle Gellar Hosts Group Shower For Military Moms

Sarah Michelle Gellar showed her support for a worthy cause at a benefit for military moms-to-be held on Wednesday in the Pacific Palisades. The "Ringer" star hosted an Operation Shower group baby shower for 40 expectant mothers with spouses that are deployed or seriously injured. Read Post...

The Worst Valentine's Day Gifts Ever

They say it's the thought that counts, but sometimes it can be hard to see past a truly terrible gift.  Come February 14th, there's a ton of pressure on men to get just the right thing for the lucky lady in their life. While they might not be the most creative choices - flowers and chocolates are usually a safe bet (unless your special someone is allergic to flowers and/or chocolate). And of course, it's hard to go wrong with jewelry. Read Post...

Ricki Lake on Marriage, Parenting and Her New Talk Show!

It's Ricki! You may know her from Hairspray, her daytime television talk show - and most recently her stint on Dancing with the Stars - because Ricki Lake is nothing if not memorable. She's smart, sassy and full of personality. We had a chance to chat with this 43-year-old mom of two about her work, her family and her upcoming engagement. Check out the interview below: Dancing with the Stars Read Post...

Exclusive Interview With Super Bowl Sideline Reporter Michele Tafoya

Who's ready for some football?!  I'm a huge sports fan and with the Super Bowl on Sunday, I was super excited to get the chance to chat with Michele Tafoya. She's the sideline reporter for NBC's Sunday Night Football, which means she's going to be inches away from all the action on the field! Read Post...

What's Your Favorite Awkward Family Photo?

From braces and bad hair to long forgotten fashion mistakes, we all have photos from our past that we'd just as soon leave packed away in the attic gathering dust. But thanks to Doug Chernack and Mike Bender, those gawky and goofy pictures can be immortalized on the Internet, providing enjoyment to millions around the world. These two longtime friends are the brains behind Awkward Family Photos, a super popular blog based on reader submissions of... you guessed it: Awkward family photos. Read Post...

Girly Tech Gifts For Tweens & Teens

Think that tech toys are only for boys? Think again, and think pink! This holiday season, there are tons of great girly gadgets that make the perfect gifts for tweens and teens. (And for more great ideas, be sure to visit our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide!) Read Post...

How Much Do The Duggars & The Kardashians Have In Common?

What do the Duggars and the Kardashians have in common? (Hint: it's more than their apparent affinity for taking family photos posed on a staircase.) Reality TV Shows Well, the most obvious answer is that both families have their own reality shows.  Read Post...

Gel Nails: The Newest Way To Get A Perfect Polish!

If you're a busy mom, manicure maintenance isn't always at the top of your list. Enter gel nails - a great way to get "perfect 10 nails" that really last without the damaging effects of acrylics. Read Post...

Apple's Big iPhone Launch Event & Keynote

Apple's big keynote address just wrapped up and there's still no iPhone 5, although there is a new phone and a new operating system hitting the market. Tim Cook, who has headed up the company since Steve Jobs' retirement in August, hosted the event at Apple's Cupertino campus. He kicked off the event with “Good morning, this is my first product launch since being named CEO.”  Read Post...

Exclusive Interview With Jennifer Garner

Who doesn't love Jennifer Garner? The fresh-faced beauty from West Virginia is an incredibly talented actress who defies typecasting. She was as convincing as an international assassin in "Elektra" as she was playing a gawky teenage girl trapped in an adult's body in "13 Going On 30." She's also married to actor Ben Affleck, with two beautiful daughters and a third baby on the way. Read Post...

ModernMom Book Club - Our Newest Feature!

If you're anything like us, you've always wanted to join a book club. It sounds great - a bunch of women gathering to discuss literature over a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine). But it just never seems to work out. Schedules conflict, calendars get too crazy and that book sits unread on your nightstand. That's why we're so excited to introduce a new feature on the website - our Book Club for ModernMoms! Read Post...

Ali Landry On Family, Fashion & How To Fight Stretch Marks!

Ali Landry has a lot going for her. The former Miss USA is a model and actress, best known as the super-hot Doritos Girl in some especially memorable Super Bowl commercials and for her role on the UPN sitcom "Eve." She's also married to a handsome film director, with an adorable four-year-old and a baby on the way. Read Post...

Josie Bissett: From Melrose Place To Boogie Monsters!

You might know her best as Jane Mancini, but since the end of Melrose Place, Josie Bissett has been one busy lady. The talented actress is in her fourth season on a new hit television series and this fall she'll be joining Lifetime's morning show, "The Balancing Act," as a co-host. She's also raising two kids (Mason, 12, and Maya, 9) as a single mom. And of course, in her spare time, she's authored a best-selling series of children's books.  Read Post...

Sweet & Sassy: The Sugar Mommas Give You Recipes With A Story

Kimberly Reiner and Jenna Sanz-Agero have traveled the country to find America’s best sugary recipes, and the stories behind them, for their new book, "Sugar, Sugar: Every Recipe Has A Story." Known as the "Sugar Mommas,"  these two are an unlikely pair: Reiner is a fudge queen, while Sanz-Agero is a bona-fide rock star (she's the lead singer of the female rock group Vixen). But these self-proclaimed "sugar floozies" share a love for baking, tasting and sharing sweet treats! Read Post...

Why Are More Teens Getting Vaccinated Against Tetanus Than Cervical Cancer?

Less than half of the teenage girls in the country have been vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer. New research shows that only 49% of teen girls have received even the first dose of the three part series, which is spread out over six months. That figure is significantly less than the teen immunization rates for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, and meningococcal meningitis.  Read Post...

Wayne Newton For A New Generation Of Fans

From singer to actor to stage performer - Wayne Newton has done it all, and done it well. This is a man who has performed with Jack Benny and Lucille Ball, and done more than 30,000 solo shows in Las Vegas during the course of his career. His voice has made him an entertainment legend- and a very charming man. Seriously, I found myself blushing during our phone interview, and it's not hard to imagine him running around with the members of the Rat Pack, having a drink with Frank Sinatra or calling someone a "doll." Read Post...

Best Back-To-School Fashion - Twitter Party Recap

This is article is a sponsored post for T.J. Maxx and Marshalls We had a blast chatting about the best back-to-school fashions  at our Twitter Party last night! Special thanks to everyone who stopped by.  Congratulations to @Joeyfrom SC , @Fashionalities , @Martiferg , @sunrae17 , @nilimonicky , @ChaCha572 who were the lucky winners of $50 giftcards from T.J. Maxx and Marshalls. Read Post...

Soleil Moon Frye's Happy Chaos Book Launch Lives Up To Its Name

Happy chaos reigned at the Soleil Moon Frye's book launch party yesterday in Beverly Hills, with kids tumbling through the backyard, covered in glitter and frosting. The bash, which was hosted by Target, had countless activity stations set up for little ones - they could decorate cupcakes, glitter-paint picture frames, tie-dye t-shirts or put together wooden boats to sail around in the swimming pool. There were even a few "kid" activities that were fun for adults, like the henna tattoo tent and the hair feather booth. Read Post...

Baby K'Tan And Operation Shower Give Military Moms Baby Showers

Baby K'Tan has teamed up with Operation Shower to throw baby showers for expectant military moms, as a way to recognize and honor them for their sacrifices. During four upcoming events hosted by Operation Shower, each mom-to-be will receive a Baby K’tan Baby Carrier as well as gift boxes filled with baby supplies, clothing, toys, books, and more courtesy of Baby K’tan, LLC and other donors. Read Post...

Exclusive Interview With "Spy Kids" Star Jessica Alba

Since her breakout role over a decade ago as the lead in the television series "Dark Angel," Jessica Alba has been a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. In fact, she's even played a superheroine, as Sue Storm in the popular Fantastic Four franchise.  Read Post...

Ask An Expert: What's the Skinny on Skincare?

Great skin never goes out of style. But between scars, acne, dark under-eye circles, stretch marks and sun damage, we've got our work cut out for us! Not to worry ladies, we've got you (and your skin) covered.  We tapped an expert, Dr. Ellen Gendler, a dermatologist for Venus Razors, to answer all your tough skincare queries.  Read Post...

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