Laura a.k.a Laura Stanley
I'm a Purdue University graduate with my degree in Apparel Design and Technology and a minor in Art and Design. I love mozzarella cheese and tomatoes with fresh basil, and I couldn't be more excited about my summer internship with ModernMom!
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Labor Day is the last hurrah before school starts and summer officially ends. But after Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, not to mention all the other summer parties, how can you make your Labor Day barbeque something memorable and unique? Instead of the usual burgers and hot dogs, try a few of our favorite family recipes. They’re sure to wow your guests and send them back-to-school with great memories of summer. Note: each recipe serves six, so halve, double, or triple the recipe as you need. Santa Maria Tri-Tip Barbeque
"As it turns out, confession can be a very powerful aphrodisiac." In "Wife 22" by Melanie Gideon, Alice Buckle's marriage has gotten boring. She's been married for twenty years and has two teenage kids who don't seem to need her very much anymore.
If you've read a few Nicholas Sparks' novels, you may have wondered whether the author has some type of magical formula for creating such compelling stories of romance. (One part of the equation: Good people who fall in love despite their differences, usually in North Carolina.)
Did you love The Notebook? If so, your heart is sure to melt when you watch Nicholas Sparks' new film Safe Haven - which tells the beautiful story of an unlikely romance between a woman with a difficult past and a widowed father of two.
Did you love The Notebook? If so, your heart is sure to melt when you watch Nicholas Sparks' new film Safe Haven - which tells the beautiful story of an unlikely romance between a woman with a difficult past and a widowed father of two. Katie (Julianne Hough) hesitantly falls in love with Alex (Josh Duhamel) after escaping an abusive relationship. Together, they find security and happiness together in a sleepy North Carolina coastal town.
Childhood obesity is an epidemic in this country. To try to encourage healthy eating habits, schools are swapping out the cardboard pizza for grilled chicken salads and the chocolate milk for skim milk.
What’s invisible and smells like bananas? Monkeyfarts! If your kids like to have their funny bone tickled, they'll love the new book "Monkeyfarts!: Wacky Jokes Every Kid Should Know."
She started as a Disney star, but Demi Lovato has come a long way since then. Now the talented singer-songwriter is a judge on the "X-Factor" alongside Britney Spears and Simon Cowell. The 20-year-old is also doing her part to speak out against bullying. She is the official ambassador for Secret's “Mean Stinks” campaign, and she participated in the Young Women’s Leadership School in East Harlem for their “Drama Free School Year” anti-bullying assembly.
Following her recent announcement that she's expecting her first child with boyfriend Gerard Pique, Shakira showed off her baby bump onstage at a concert in Baku, Azerbaijan. Before the concert, the Columbian singer tweeted, “In a few minutes, it will be our baby’s first time on stage and precisely at a football event! Magic Shak.”
With Halloween around the corner and costumes constantly growing more provocative, maintain your cool mom status and your dignity with some of these creative costume ideas. The best part? You probably have some of this stuff in your house! Gumball Machine
After 34 years of marriage, pop-star parents Tina and Joe Simpson are filing for divorce. "It is an amicable split and there is no third party involved," the couple's rep told People. "Any other related allegations are completely false. The family appreciates your respect for their privacy at this time."
A recent outbreak of fungal meningitis due to tainted steroid injections has led to, now, 24 deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So far, there have been 312 cases across 17 states and 5 joint infections which brings the count to 317 cases. Despite the recall of the steroid product by the New England Compounding Center, the number of cases continues to grow, with new cases in Michigan, New Jersey, Indiana, and Virginia.
How much fun are Jack o’ Lanterns? I love visiting the pumpkin patch, picking out just the right one and deciding what funny face it will become. My little sister was the queen of picking the biggest and heaviest pumpkin in the patch and then lugging it back home. But God love her, she’s not the most graceful being and there were more than a few bumps and bruises along the way.
Halloween is so close, and your kids are probably champing at the bit to start the celebration. Well, that usually means candy and sweets and more craziness from the kids. Not necessarily. You can surprise them with a wicked cool lunch and rest assured they’re eating well. Spider Pigs Spider Pig, Spider Pig, does whatever a spider pig does… like taste great!
The smell of roasting pumpkin seeds is the second best part of carving Jack o’ Lanterns for Halloween… the first best thing is, of course, carving funny faces into a pumpkin.
Nicole Sullivan has made us laugh as the dog walking Holly on "The King of Queens." We loved her, too, in "$#*! My Dad Says." Now the comedienne is starring in her own show on Nick at Nite, "Wendell & Vinnie." Combined with her successful efforts to find a healthier lifestyle with Jenny Craig, Nicole seems to have found her groove.
"Every family has its demons" Based on the 1966 TV Series, "Dark Shadows" has risen from the grave in a delightfully dark comedy from Tim Burton now available on DVD.
It looks like Kate Gosselin is back on the hunt for a new job. After leaving the TLC spotlight (when they canceled her family's reality show "Jon and Kate Plus 8" - later titled "Kate Plus 8), Kate was welcomed as a blogger for CouponCabin.com. But unfortunately, after just 11 months, the mom of eight seems to have gotten her pink slip there as well.
Winter is coming, and that means germs are a-spreadin’. How do you prevent a cold from ruining you or your child’s week? Here are a few great tips to keep you and your loved ones healthy: Stop using antibacterial soap!
What do you get when you cross a rock star with a White House party crasher? A tear-jerking, 11.42 carat proposal, obviously! Journey guitarist Neal Schon met Michaele Salahi (nee Holt) 16 years ago during his band’s concert in D.C. Enamored of her, he had a crew member bring her and her friend backstage.
Distance runners everywhere rejoice - the holiday for carbo loading is upon us. October 17th is National Pasta Day! Every family has their favorite noodle dish, but if you want to switch things up a little bit, we've put together a list of three of our favorite pasta meals. Serve with a salad of crisp greens and your favorite vino (milk for the kids), and you’ll be celebrating right! American “Pasketti” and Meat Sauce
Two more cases of fungal meningitis were confirmed Tuesday by the Florida Department of Health. According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this brings the total number of cases to 231 - with 15 deaths across 15 states.
A daredevil skydiver captured the world's attention yesterday, after performing a record-breaking jump from 128,100 feet - more than 24 miles above the Earth. Felix Baumgartner, 43, made the dive Sunday supported by NASA alumni and aircraft designers from the Red Bull Stratos team. With 10 minutes of oxygen and a pressurized suit, Baumgartner free fell for 4 minutes and 19 seconds, just 17 seconds short of the world’s longest free fall.
For older generations, studying involved a trip to the library and poring over several tomes of information. Now, thanks to the Internet, students have quick research tools like Google and Wikipedia. That should mean that there is less work for them to do in order to find the information they need. If that's the case, shouldn’t studying be a simpler task for this generation? Shouldn't kids be less likely to cheat in order to get ahead? Unfortunately, not so much.
A Pennsylvania mother has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 19-month-old son, whom she shot in the head while he lay sleeping in his crib. Holly Pallone told police that she was trying to unload a handgun that she planned to sell, when went off.
Tara Stiles is one busy lady! The former model turned yoga expert just released her yoga DVD collection entitled "This is Yoga," held a launch party for the series complete with a nighttime yoga session, and even had time to answer our questions about her passion for yoga.
The pink party® was established by Elyse Walker in honor of her mother, Barbara Feder, who discovered her cancer when she had Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer. She didn’t have the benefit of the treatments available today, but thanks to pink party®, Dr. Beth Y. Karlan, MD, and the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute have received over $6 million dollars in funding for treatment and research. We were lucky enough to get Dr. Karlan's perspective on how helpful and inspiring the event is:
You have the party favors, the healthy snacks, the not-so healthy snacks, and all the kids have great costumes. But how do you serve up a great Halloween Punch for the little ones that is special enough for the occasion, and isn’t filled with sugar? Easy! You’ll Need: 2 liters of Sprite Zero 2 cups of No-Sugar-Added Apple Juice 1 cup of Light Pomegranate Juice Plastic Glove Filtered Water Directions:
Does your daughter love all things Disney?
Poopy news for parents: an explosion at a Japanese chemical plant over the weekend could lead to a global diaper shortage. The plant, which is operated by Nippon Shokubai Co., is one of the world's largest producers of acrylic acid. Acrylic acid is a key component of super absorbent polymers or SAP, which absorb large amounts of liquid and make disposable diapers absorbent. Reuters reports that the plant makes a whopping 20 per cent of the world's SAP.
School picture day is close at hand, just in time to get good pictures of the kids to give out to relatives at Christmas. Like many people, I have been a victim of terrible school pictures… I’m talking about the images that would have been made into Internet memes if the Internet had been around back then (okay, the Internet was around, but no one knew how to use it).
Talk about scary snacking! Just one day after the peanut butter recall was expanded, Dale and Thomas Popcorn has pulled a staggering 700,000 bags of gourmet popcorn because of potential listeria contamination.
Are schools in America getting the job done? All the reports of bullying, poor teachers and how the government is ruining the school systems by linking performance to funding are enough to worry any parent.
Wedding bells tolled in Hawaii for Antonio Sabato, Jr. and his new bride, Cheryl Moana Marie. The couple exchanged their vows in a sunset ceremony on the island of Kauai, at the romantic and private Anini Beach estate overlooking the ocean waves. The intimate ceremony was attended by only 18 of their closest friends and family.
With Halloween around the corner and costumes constantly growing more provocative, maintain your cool mom status and your dignity with some of these creative costume ideas. The best part? You probably have some of this stuff in your house!
Do you have trouble fitting workouts into a busy schedule? If you don't have time to hit the cardio machines at the gym or wake up for an early jog, you should check out "Addicted to Sweat."
When an actress gets pregnant - what happens to her character? Television shows have come up with all kinds of creative ways to deal with the problem of a main character's obviously expanding waistline. Some use baggy clothes and shooting angles to cover it up, others write in a storyline about weight gain and many take a more direct route and decide to write pregnancy into the plot. It's a classic case of art imitating life. Here are some of our favorite actresses whose pregnancies were intertwined with their characters’ on-screen lives.
Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor showed they still have what it takes at the London Olympics, bringing home their third consecutive gold medal for beach volleyball.
After several years in a toxic union, one New Zealand woman sent the remains of her marriage vows into the next frontier. No, literally. Rebecca Gibbs built a rocket, loaded her wedding ring into it, and shot that sucker right into space. "It was uplifting, liberating, and it was really supposed to be a positive step, which it was," she told New Zealand online publication Stuff.co.nz. "It was also a lot of fun blasting a rocket into the sky."
Are string bikinis ever appropriate for kids under the age of 8? That's the question many parents are asking after checking out Elizabeth Hurley's recently expanded line of swimsuits for children. The British actress has been slammed for the collection, which features pieces like the "Mini Cha Cha" leopard print string bikini and triangle top available in sizes "2 - 3Y."
Did you know that car crashes are the number one killer of children under 12 in the United States? That's a pretty scary statistic. This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and we want to encourage parents everywhere to make sure their little ones are safe. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), "The best way to protect them in the car is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way."
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. People around the globe are involved in efforts to raise money for this cause - and one we especially love is the pink party®, founded by Elyse Walker. Elyse has raised over $6 million dollars through her annual pink party®to support Dr. Beth Y. Karlan, MD and Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. She is passionate and committed to celebrating life as well as finding a cure for cancer.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a mom for the third time over! Melissa Joan Hart and her husband, Mark Wilkerson, welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday night. Tucker Wilkerson weighed in at 8 lbs and 5 oz. He joins big brothers Braydon, 4, and Mason, 6, - who are excited to meet the newest member of the family!
Yesterday, we found out that Shakira is temporarily replacing Christina Aguilera on The Voice for Season 4. Today, the "Hips Don’t Lie" singer announced more exciting news. She’s having a baby!
"Up All Night" is a clever and candid look at a couple attempting to adjust to life after baby. The hit comedy stars Christina Applegate and Will Arnett as new parents, and it's funny... because it's true. They argue about has gotten less sleep, attempt to relive their wild days on date nights without the baby, and try to maintain their relationships with kid-less friends (Maya Rudolph is hilarious as Applegate's high-maintenance boss and best friend). But what about the real star of the show... baby Amy!
Despite the fact that whooping cough is reaching epidemic levels in much of the nation, more California parents who send their children to private schools are foregoing some or all vaccines for their kids.
Have you jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon yet? If you love cooking, crafts, DIY projects, fashion and more - you might just want to give it a go. I’ve got a pinboard for crafty Christmas projects, tasty but simple recipes, home décor ideas, and sewing projects. I mean, sure I’ve also got a pinboard solely for pictures of cute puppies, but who doesn't love puppies? The point is that Pinterest can be a very useful tool, especially if you know how to use it. Getting Started
New York City has thrown down the gauntlet in the war against obesity, passing a groundbreaking measure that prohibits the sale of large sodas in city restaurants, stadiums and movie theaters. Proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the ban on sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces was approved by the city's board of health today.
Did you know that September 12th is National Chocolate Milkshake Day? It's true -it's the day of the year officially dedicated to indulging your sweet tooth. Although the concept of milkshakes have been around since 1885 (back then, the recipe called for a shot of whiskey!), the modern incarnation was invented by a Walgreen's employee in Chicago in 1922. According to CNN, this brilliant inventor "added two scoops of ice cream to a drink called a malted milk." And, thus, history was made.
When you’re in the mood for a good romantic book that will bring you drive you through an emotional roller coaster and leave you in tears, you reach for a Nicholas Sparks novel. Sparks is consistent when it comes to penning the ultimate love story for any age. His characters go through a plethora of different conflicts and issues to end up together. Safe Haven is as expected, a fabulous love story. What makes it stand out among his other novels, though, is the action and intensity.
While the days of relaxing in the summer sun with a book are over until next year, maybe (just maybe) you have some extra free time now that the kids are back in school. If so, now's the time to pick up a beach read you might have missed - “Maine” by J. Courtney Sullivan.
Everyone gets excited about finding money. I mean seriously, how great is it when you spot a $20 bill on the street? But what if you found a large sum of money? Would you turn it in? For young Abbie Jacobson, it wasn't even a question.When the 8-year-old found a little green silk pouch containing $4,000 in cash, she didn't hesitate to turn the money into the police. The only identification was a bank card with the name Ra Rim on it.
The best part of any home renovation show is watching the carpenters at work. It's so amazing how they start with nothing but some pieces of wood, and end up with a one-of-a-kind armoire. They aren't bad to look at either (no, seriously, do you have to be adorable to be a carpenter, or does being a carpenter make you adorable? These are the philosophical questions that burden me).
People suck. Sometimes, this is more true than others. You’d rather curl up in a hole, under a rock than deal with anyone. In “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple, one mother drops everything and disappears.
We've all heard the saying, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Getting proper nutrition jump starts your metabolism and helps you keep your energy up through the entire day. Sometimes though, it’s tough to get your little sleepyheads to eat in the morning. But with a little creativity and some healthy ingredients, you can make sure their little bodies are revved up and ready for a good day. Sunshine Smoothie
Bad news for germaphobes everywhere - we've got some creepy crawly news that will make your skin tingle. According to a recent study published by the Journal of Medical Microbiology, rosacea may be linked to bacteria carried by tiny mites that live in the sweat and oil glands on the face.
If you’re looking for a salty sweet treat, but you need a good excuse to splurge, get your plastic baggies ready - today is National Trail Mix Day! Hikers and campers (as well as moms) love this portable snack because it gives you an extra boost of energy. So to celebrate this delicious holiday in style, we've got some fantastic mix up ideas to mix up a batch of your very own homemade trail mix! Super Antioxidant Blend Dried cranberries Dried blueberries Dried cherries Almonds Pepitas Yogurt drops
Graduating high school is quite the life milestone, and nothing could ruin the big day like being denied a diploma. But after completing her four years with a brilliant 4.0 GPA, that's exactly what happened to one valedictorian from Prague, Oklahoma. Kaitlin Nootbaar offended her school's administration when she uttered the word “hell” during her class speech. Because of that four-letter-word, Prague High School Principal David Smith is refusing to hand over her diploma until she issues a public apology.
My grandpa used to say, “I only like two kinds of pie: hot and cold.” It’s since become something of a family motto. But frankly, even with so many yummy kinds of pies, if you add a scoop (or two… or, okay, let’s be honest, you can’t even find your pie under the ice cream) you have an All-American treat worthy of your double workout. Well, if you really only have an hour to work out today and you are shaking your fist at me for making pie sound so darn good, here’s a recipe that lets you have your pie and ice cream, too.
Forget marriage counseling or couple's retreats - apparently the real key to a happy marriage is adultery. That's the underlying premise of a new book from bestselling author and sociologist Catherine Hakim, who proposes that infidelity can actually revive a tired marriage. In "The New Rules: Internet Dating, Playfairs, and Erotic Power," Hakim maintains that not only is it natural to think about being with another man, it would be healthier to act on those fantasies. Say what?
A new study published in the journal, Nature, found that a man’s age may affect his child’s chances of developing autism or schizophrenia. This is because random mutations in the chromosomes provided by the father become more prevalent as the man gets older. The research was prompted by the belief that increasing cases of autism in the last few years may be due to the increasing age at which couples are starting families. However, it also noted that the age of the mother had little or nothing to do with the outcome of her child developing autistic traits.
Everyone’s heard the phrase “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But regardless of what life has given you, get your pitchers ready! Why? Because August 20th is National Lemonade Day! To celebrate this sweet occasion, here are a few of our favorite lemonade recipes: Lavender Lemonade
Every time you turn around, there’s another bit of technology you have to keep up with. Keeping up with old friends on Facebook, responding to e-mails, talking on the phone, browsing on Pinterest.... STOP! PUT THE PHONE DOWN! CLOSE YOUR LAPTOP! Take ten minutes and spend some quality time with your little ones.
This weekend, Missouri Representative Todd Akin (R) made a statement to Fox’s KTVI-TV in St. Louis that confused the masses and sparked national outrage: “From what I understand from doctors, it [referring to pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down.”
Good news - your breakfast might not be trying to kill you after all! The Internet was all abuzz yesterday with the news that eating egg yolks could be as detrimental to your heart as smoking cigarettes. A study by Canada’s Western University claimed that people who eat three or more yolks per week had two-thirds as much plaque buildup in their arteries as those who smoked.
Alanis Morissette has opened up about her battle with post-partum depression following the birth of her son, Ever Imre, in December of 2010. For more than a year after, she struggled with depression so severe she felt physical pain and struggled to complete even basic tasks.
Growing up doesn't have to mean forgetting the fun of a good knock-knock joke! August 16th is National Tell a Joke Day - so take a minute to lighten up :) Not only will sharing a laugh with your friends, family, and co-workers lighten your mood, it’s good for you, too! Studies have shown that there is a strong correlation between laughter and good heart health. (And chocolate, too!)
Did you watch the Closing Ceremonies on Sunday? One of the most buzzed-about performances came from the Spice Girls, who rocked the stadium after entering a-top bedazzled British cabs.
Make a wish on a shooting star and it’s sure to come true, or so we’ve heard. If you want your chance to see your wishes come true, you might want to step outside tonight to observe the beautiful, yearly event of the Perseid meteor shower. The showers have already started, but the peak of the star show will be August 12 between 2 and 5 am. Between 60 and 100 meteors per hour are expected during peak hours.
In a historic paradigm shift, the Pope has declared that Catholics can use condoms under certain circumstances - ending the blanket ban on that particular form of contraception. According to Pope Benedict XVI, the use of condoms has been deemed morally justified when the sole intention is to help stop the spread of AIDS by reducing the risk of HIV infection.
Backpacks are packed with shiny and sparkly new school supplies (they can put glitter on ANYTHING these days) and your kids are bouncing off the walls with glee. School is starting soon! And because you’re a fabulous mommy, the number one thing you’re worried about it how to keep your kids healthy now that you’re sending them off to spend their days in a building full of strange germs and "mystery meat" school lunches.
Unless you live on the coast, hitting the beach isn't always an option when the weather gets unbearably hot. For many, the best way to cool down is by taking a swim in a lake, creek or watering hole. But is it safe to swim in freshwater?
Katy Perry is on the rebound - but is she headed for another heartbreak? The 27-year-old pop star has been spotted out and about since her split from ex-husband Russell Brand last year, and starting back in June, there were rumors that she'd found a new flame.
You wake up at 5am to a baby crying, but your husband rolls over and continues snoring. With a freshly diapered baby on one hip and a cup of tea in the other hand, you start breakfast, wake up the other kids, get everyone ready for school, get yourself ready for work, and all before six thirty. Your husband strolls into the kitchen looking fresh around seven, gives you a peck on the cheek, and heads off for work. You drop the kids off at school and daycare and spend the next eight hours getting nagged for something a co-worker did. You pick up the kids and head home
On August 1, Obama’s Affordable Care Act went into effect. The most controversial part of this act was the requirement for insurance companies to offer full coverage for preventative health care services, like contraception.
For more coverage on the 2012 London Olympic Games, check out the Olympics Spotlight Page
For more coverage on the 2012 London Olympic Games, check out the Olympics Spotlight PageIt’s always fun to talk to your friends about the weird sports they play. At Purdue (and a few other universities I’m aware of) there are Quidditch teams.
For more coverage on the 2012 London Olympic Games, check out the Olympics Spotlight PageBefore the games even started, we had our favorites picked for the finals and one of the obvious choices was gymnastics’ reigning world champion, Jordyn Wieber.
When Katie Medley gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Tuesday, her husband was with her at the hospital. But he wasn't in the delivery room - he was in a medically induced coma on the floor below. The Medleys were in attendance at the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado. Caleb Medley was shot in the eye and taken to the hospital in critical condition. He underwent three surgeries and remains under heavy sedation in intensive care.
For more coverage on the 2012 London Olympic Games, check out the Olympics Spotlight Page The Olympics are here! Get your friends and family together for the Summer Games, and while you're watching, snack on these fun and delicious Olympic-themed treats. At the end of the night, you'll get the gold medal in well, food! Olympic Torch Popcorn Ingredients:
Parenthood is never without challenges, but some parents have a tougher journey than others.
The transition between the free for all of summer and the tight schedule of the school year is a little rough for most families. Getting back to a set bedtime, waking up early, and coordinating pick-ups and drop-offs seems so daunting that you almost would rather send your kids off with the circus and wipe your hands of the whole school matter. Well, the good news is that we are right at the perfect time to start mentally preparing for school to start, and with a little family teamwork, you and the kids will be ready to go back.
A two-year-old’s screams may have saved his sister’s life on Tuesday when a man attempted to abduct her in broad daylight. The little boy was walking home from collecting water with his 10-year-old sister in Philadelphia when a man grabbed her, covered her mouth with his palm and lifted her off the ground. She struggled against him, biting and kicking, and he dropped her to the ground. According to her father, the little girl learned techniques to escape a kidnapper from the NBC show, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
A fun day at the beach ended in tragedy for one New Jersey family, when a 12-year-old boy died after the tunnel he was digging in the sand collapsed on him. The boy and his brother were playing in the sand at a beach in Long Branch when a sand tunnel caved in and trapped him, according to police and witnesses. The weight of the sand crushed his chest and prevented him from breathing.
Lately there has been more and more buzz about the possible dangers of BPA (bisphenol A) - an industrial chemical commonly used in plastic bottles and food packaging. As of Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the chemical from baby bottles and children's drinking cups.
As the national awareness of bullying becomes more prevalent, it’s no surprise that concerned parents in New York City pulled their daughter from her public school and placed her in a private school after learning that she was experience bullying at the hands of other students.
“When a parent loses a child, there is no greater pain.” In a statement to TMZ, Sylvester Stallone, 66, addressed his grief and the public speculation over the death of his son.
Uma Thurman and her boyfriend, Arpad Busson, welcomed their first child together on Sunday, July 15.
While she technically cannot be charged with a crime, a mother from Illinois is on the receiving end of a firestorm of criticism for doing what most see as unspeakable. She left her mentally disabled daughter at a bar in a completely different state. When 19-year-old Lynn Cameron had to use the restroom, her mother, Eva Cameron, stopped at the Big Orange Bar in Caryville, Tennessee. Then she left her by the side of the road and returned home to Algonquin, Illinois.
It sounds unbelievable but it's true! A woman from the U.K. gave birth to twins - in different countries! Twenty-eight year old Donna Keenan and her boyfriend, Joe Fox, 24, had just returned home after a routine doctor’s appointment to watch the big football game (Euro 2012 Finals) on July 1. Her water broke an hour and a half after getting home, and her contractions started coming really fast.
Pardon my enthusiasm, but it's about time someone made a movie about a princess who isn't swooning over a boy and dying to get married!
It sounds like something out of a movie: A Marine's girlfriend tells him she's been raped, and he goes after her rapist. But it's far from fiction. A former Marine from Texas (who has not been identified), found out that his girlfriend was raped back in 2010 when she was 17 years old by a 24-year-old man. She claimed that the man got her drunk and the next morning she couldn't remember what had happened... until he showed her the video he took of him and another man raping her.
Get your kids cooking with this awesome recipe from two gourmet dads - Dean McDermott and Chris Pegula (a.k.a. The Diaper Dude). Dean and Chris share a tatsty pizza recipe that will encourage your little ones to help out in the kitchen. They'll love making a meal they can brag about to the rest of the family Ingredients Homemade or pre-made pizza dough in the tube (you can also use the biscuits that come in a tube) Olive oil spray Favorite pizza toppings Cookie sheet
Kids ask questions. Yours have probably been asking lots of them ever since they learned the word, "Why?" And that's all well and good as long as they're asking how car engines work and why the sky is blue... but there comes a time when you have to sit down with your precious little angel and explain puberty, sex, and all those wonderful topics to them.
Life doesn't always go according to plan. If you’ve ever experienced the panic that comes with waiting for your period to come, you know this very well. Luckily, there’s a fast and safe way to make doubly sure you don’t become pregnant if your normal method of birth control fails - Plan B. The emergency contraceptive pill is available through your healthcare provider or your pharmacist, and when used properly, can prevent you from becoming pregnant in a pinch.
Nora Ephron, the talented writer behind some of the most iconic romantic comedies, passed away Tuesday at the age of 71. To honor her legacy, we've put together five of our favorite quotes from her films. Here's to you, Nora. 1. "I'll have what she's having!" - Woman in the restaurant in "When Harry Met Sally."
Paula Deen has been the butt of many jokes since she first dropped a "little bit" of butter into a frying pan. She's even playfully acknowledged the jokes on her show whenever a recipe calls for butter (which is more often than not).
Nora Ephron passed away on Tuesday in New York from complications with leukemia. She was 71 years old. Ephron was the gifted writer behind classic films such as Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally - which set the standard for romantic comedies.
I just recently got engaged to my boyfriend of a year and a half. Right in front of my family and half of my graduating class, next to a campus landmark, he asked me to spend my life with him. We celebrated with my family and shared the news with his family. Then he had to go home to LA, and I had to begin the month-long process of wrapping up my college life and moving to California. This was right about the time panic set in. Everyone and their brother began calling, emailing, and sending cards (some with money… WIN!) and they all wanted to know when we were
It's no secret that Jenny McCarthy is one hot mama. The blonde bombshell - who has a son with autism - has been very open about showing her support for causes that aid autism research, but now she's showing off more than her passion for activism.
Vanessa Lachey (née Minnillo) shared some big news with the world on Wednesday, using her website banner to announce the sex of her baby! "It's a BOY! Nick and I are incredibly excited to share the news that we are expecting a baby boy," she wrote. "We can't wait to meet him soon!!!!"
There are some times in your life when it’s just not in the plan to have a baby (or another baby). But if you’re a mom, it may feel strange to think about starting birth control again - and there's a lot of new information out there! Here's an overview on some common forms of birth control: Condoms
Big news! The Rancics are having a boy! At Giuliana and Bill Rancic's baby shower on Sunday in Los Angeles, Bill spilled the sex of the baby, saying "We are beyond excited to be having a little boy."
"You are being watched. The government has a secret system: a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because I built it. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people, people like you. Crimes the government considered irrelevant. They wouldn't act, so I decided I would. But I needed a partner, someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You'll never find us, but victim or perpetrator, if your number's up...we'll find you."
Showtime has pulled the plug on "Weeds," announcing today that the eighth season of the hit comedy will be the final season. The show, starring Golden Globe winner Mary-Louise Parker, centers around her character - a suburban widow and mother of two who begins selling marijuana to make ends meet.
Breast cancer survivor Robin Roberts has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood disorder likely triggered by her cancer treatment. The 51-year-old "Good Morning America" anchor got the news on the same day that the ABC news program beat NBC's "Today" show in viewer ratings for the first time in 16 years. “Talk about your highs and lows!” she said in a statement.
Miss Pennsylvania is turning in her crown. And right after that, she may be getting sued by the organization's co-owner, Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Trump announced on Good Morning America that he plans to sue Sheena Monnin, a.k.a. Miss Pennsylvania, on the basis of calling the Miss USA pageant “fraudulent.” "She lost and if you look at her compared to the people who were in the top 15, you would understand why she’s not in the top 15," he said. "It’s a very, very sad situation.”
When she went into labor at 4 in the morning on May 13, Rachel Rodger and her husband Jason rushed to the hospital. Because it was her second child, she had been warned that it could be a quick delivery. But on the way, the couple was stopped TWICE by police in Scone, U.K.
Is the world's largest social networking site going to let kids join in an effort to save face? Perhaps in an attempt to boost stock prices after their latest price dip, Facebook is reworking their policies to potentially allow users under 13 to create profiles.
In an effort to combat flagging ratings, and drive up viewers during the 2012 Olympics in London, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) established a dress code regulation last year stating that female players needed to wear skirts. And if you think that sounds pretty sexist, you aren't the only one. The policy sparked an uproar, and faced with increasing pressure, officials finally retracted the new dress code - just two months before the Olympic Games.
Jeff Blackburn, a garbage truck driver from Seattle, proved to be a real life super hero when he rescued a baby strapped inside a runaway stroller that was heading for traffic. On May 31, Blackburn was on his normal route when he spotted a young mom jogging with her baby in a stroller. She stopped to chat with her friends and turned the stroller sideways at the top of the hill. Suddenly, the stroller started rolling towards a busy intersection. That's when Blackburn sprung into action.
It's official: Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman are married. The 37-year-old actress and her art consultant fiancé tied the knot over the weekend at her Montecito estate in southern California. The bride wore a white Chanel dress, keeping with the classy but comfortable garden theme of the wedding.