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!
Kids. They are an endless source of pride for parents ... but also plenty of embarrassing moments too. Just ask Diana Brown. Her 10-year-old daughter Dejannah got stuck in the washing machine and they had to call the fire department to get her out. The little girl claims it was an accident while she was simply taking out a load, but here's why we are not buying it.
It's that time of year again! You know, when we pay someone to scare the pants off us at haunted houses across the country. No one does it better than Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, Canada. It's so scary, we've been told thousands (yes, thousands) run away screaming. If you doubt how terrifying the experience is, we have photographic evidence to prove it. Check out the 15 most frightened and funny reactions.
Think ghost stories are simply fodder for silly horror movies and campfire tales? Think again. You may tell your kids there are no such things as evil spirits, ghoulish figures, and things that go bump in the night, but many insist that's just not true. We asked readers to share their real life supernatural encounters and what they said will chill you to the bone.
There are parenting fails and then there are parenting fails that verge on being downright criminal. A video has emerged of a very egregious example of the latter. Police say a mom was drunk when her baby boy's stroller rolled onto the tracks at a subway station in Melbourne, Australia.
There is a lot of mystery surrounding George Clooney's fiance Amal Alamuddin. Yes, we know she's gorgeous. We know she's smart (she's a top lawyer after all). But what we really want to know is how the hell did she manage to snag the biggest bachelor of them all? She has succeeded where so many starlets and divas have failed. Another amazing feat: the latest details about the Clooney wedding prove that the big day is actually more about her than the huge star. That must be a Hollywood first.