A former staff writer at People and Us Weekly, I have covered everything from hero pets to hurricanes to the secrets of celebrity slim-downs (which is basically avoiding carbs and anything else that you might actually enjoy eating). My work has also appeared in Essence and Self Magazine. Now an editor at The Stir, I spend my downtime hanging out with my hubby, toddler, and Shih Tzu in New York City. My other favorite pastime -- reality TV. I swear I've learned everything I need to know to survive this life from Snooki, Kim K, and NeNe Leakes.
A soy latte ... but on weekends, mama definitely needs a mimosa!
Season 3 of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo ends with a bang ... or at least the possible consequences of one. Mama is freaking out because she thinks she may be pregnant. The reason? She is two weeks late. The last time that happened, she was expecting Alana. Now she's experiencing all the classic symptoms: mood swings, exhaustion, and out-of-control appetite (at least more so than usual).
She figures it's either a baby or menopause. Change of life at 33 -- not likely. You know what that means.
Children's food allergies are no joke. As the parent of a child who is allergic to nuts, I appreciate the fact my son's school is nut-free. I think it's wonderful that classrooms across the country take the health threat seriously. However, even I have to admit that some schools take things too far. Case in point: a daycare in Ottawa suspended a 2-year-old for three daysbecause she was in possession of a cheese sandwich. The situation is even more ridiculous once you learn the details.
People always get nervous when a classic movie gets a post-millennial update. The latest? The beloved musical Annie. They can't imagine even the slightest tweak to the story of the curly-haired, red-headed orphan taken in by a once cold-hearted billionaire. So it wasn't a huge surprise that fans were thrown by the news that young Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis would take on the lead role. The issue? She's black. The original Annie wasn't. But I think once they take a look at the film's trailer, everyone will see all the changes to the film are for the better.
Did you know that there are certain characteristics that a woman prone to cheating will have? According to a recent survey, they are typically between the ages of 20 and 35, college educated, and work in an office job. Other telltale signs, according to Victoria Milan, an extramarital dating site for married people: they are flirtatious, intelligent, have a sense of humor, and consider themselves to be honest. I'm not sure if I buy that profile. It sounds like just about every woman I know -- and they are not all cheaters. However, after reading the stats, my curiosity was piqued. I wondered what motivates a woman in a committed relationship to cheat on her man, so I asked. Here is what they had to say:
It's pretty safe to say that no parent wants their daughter to do porn. And when we hear of a young person who has fallen into that world, we can't help but assume there are a tragic set of circumstances that led her there. But what if it were the choice of a smart, rational, ambitious college student? I am specifically referring to the Duke University student who has been mercilessly harassed since classmates found out that she moonlights as an adult movie star. The reason?