I am the author of The Mommyologist, a blog where I laugh at how life has changed since my son entered the picture. My words have been quoted in TheNew York Times, CNN.com, and a few TV programs have even dared to put me on camera. Before becoming a full-time writer for The Stir, I dished out celeb gossip for Babble and wrote for CBS CT. I currently reside in the boonies, but long for the city, the coast, or a combination of both.
Most twins are born within such a short duration of each other that it's sometimes easy to forget which one of them is "older." But would you believe a mom from Bermuda actually gave birth to twins eight days apart? Yep. It's a phenomenon known as a "delayed interval birth."
Edonna Bean's pregnancy was progressing along normally, and then in her 18th week, one of the twins' amniotic sac ruptured. Doctors in Bermuda were fairly confident that the baby was not going to make it -- but there was no way Edonna and her husband Ryan were going to give up on their babies.
And that's when Edonna says something miraculous happened.
You guyyyyssss? Could they possibly be any cuter? Check out Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici together in New York City -- posing in front of the big tree in Rockefeller Center.
The two of them taking a romantic trip to the Big Apple wouldn't be anything to get too excited about normally -- but the fact that the snowstorm that just hit the East Coast kept them apart for a day longer than expected makes their getaway extra sweet.
Mmm, mmm, mmm! 'Tis the season for all things delicious -- and yummy holiday desserts are definitely at the top of my splurge list right now. But sometimes it's tough to find new recipes to fit my palate that are also kid-friendly -- which is why I'm bouncing off the walls over this awesome Gingerbread Cupcakes recipe from Betty Crocker.
OMG. Gingerbread. It's the best. I mean ... how can you have Christmas without the sweet, yet subtle spicy flavor of gingerbread? You simply can't -- and I know even my picky kiddo won't be able to resist these precious treats.
I mean -- she's just amazing ... right? Not only is she going above and beyond by sticking to the whole "breast is best" philosophy even though her child is over a year old -- she's also doing the rest of the world a favor by making sure she looks nothing short of her very best.
Shame on moms who neglect their hair, skin, and nails because they're too busy doing things like working, shuttling their kids from place to place, and trying to keep the house clean and get a decent meal on the table. There's no reason you shouldn't be able to get everything in.
If you haven't already picked up a little something to give your child's teacher for the holiday season -- you might want to make a note to go shopping sometime this week. We only have a few more days until they're out of school until after the new year -- and waiting until the last minute to put teacher gifts together is never fun!
But what should we buy for the wonderful people who make such a difference in our child's lives? We want them to know how much we appreciate them -- but the idea of getting them something they aren't going to like is really, really stressful.