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.
Whoa! It took a while for us to get a really good glimpse of it up until this point, but now there's no disguising Halle Berry's growing baby bump. We were all shocked when the announcement came that she is expecting baby number two at the ripe old age of 46, and we couldn't wait to watch her pregnancy progress and become more obvious.
And now that she only has a few months to go, Halle has officially "popped," which is probably why she has no problem stepping out in more snug-fitting outfits, like this little black dress she wore while out running errands earlier this week.
A 19-month-old boy is happy and thriving today, thanks to a lifesaving device doctors at the University of Michigan implanted in his throat when he was a small baby.
Kaiba Gionfriddo was born with a condition called tracheobronchomalacia. It causes a baby's airways to collapse due to weakness, but it's often hard to diagnose and can be confused with asthma. (Scary.)
When Kaiba was 2 months old, his parents were eating at a Waffle House when he turned blue and stopped breathing. Doctors at the emergency room wound up discharging him because they believed he had aspirated something. But when it happened again a couple days later, the poor baby wound up being put on a ventilator. Mom April Gionfriddo says, "He ended up spending four months in the hospital."
We can sit here and speculate all day about what caused them to split, but most fans assume that Kristen Stewart's cheating is probably what put an end to her relationship with Robert Pattinson.
According to Us Weekly, Rob just couldn't get over the thought of Kristen locking lips (and possibly more) with Rupert Sanders -- and he didn't hesitate to remind her of her actions whenever he got the chance.
One source said, "He really put her through the ringer. Ultimately, it was like, 'Either we move past this or we don't.' It wasn't good for either of them."
Another insider added, "Rob always brings up the cheating scandal to Kristen. He hangs it over her head."
OMG. Does Khloe Kardashian's striped dress show off just how amazing her slimmed down figure is, or what? She stepped out on the blue carpet in this white and orange striped little number at Hpnotiq's Glam Louder event in Beverly Hills -- and I think it's safe to say that she turned more than a few heads.
Stripes, and in particular horizontal stripes, have such a bad rap, and many women avoid them altogether for fear of looking much bigger than they actually are.
But in Khloe's case, the stripes only make her recent 25-pound weight loss even more noticeable, and they show off her curves perfectly. (I SO want this dress.)
Yay! We only have one more day to go before Memorial Day weekend, which most of us will celebrate with family, friends, outdoor fun, and of course, backyard cookouts complete with all sorts of delicious goodies.
And as far as finding the perfect red, white, and blue themed dessert goes, this patriotic cupcakes recipe from Taste of Home definitely fits the bill. These adorable treats are so much more fun and interesting than simply whipping up a batch of cupcakes and throwing colored frosting on them.
The different hues are incorporated into the cake itself -- but don't worry, they're easy enough for an amateur baker (like me) to assemble.