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!
I would have thought the rules about the appropriate age to wear makeup would be pretty lax in the Kardashian household. After all, they have made millions by living glamorous, stylish, enviable lives. Though, while Kourtney Kardashian says she was allowed to slap on cosmetics at an early age, there will be different rules for her daughter Penelope.
When you first start seeing a guy, he lavishes you with attention. He plans special dates, calls you all the time, texts you sweet "I miss you" messages. And while things slow down a bit after you've been together awhile, the romance ramps up again once you tie the knot. That would be the proverbial "honeymoon period," during which many couples are giddily in love once again. But that too typically comes to an end and the result can be an attention-starved, bitter wife. If this has happened to you, you MUST WATCH THIS VIDEO! One woman has found a surefire way to get a man's attention. Ladies, take note.
When you are a married celebrity, breakup rumors are par for the course. Even at the hint of trouble, the tabloids and blogs will jump all over it. And Ellen DeGeneres is certainly no exception. Recently her marriage to Portia de Rossi was called into question. An entertainment magazine claimed that credible sources had revealed that the five-year union was in shambles. Stars often don’t respond to articles like this because they are taking the so-called "high road.” But this often just fuels the speculation and rumors. Ellen, however, broke the mold and handled this perfectly. Take a look.
There are some icky things about parenthood that every mom-to-be expects to experience. The sniff test to find out if your little one has made a stinky. Fishing toys out of the toilet. Getting spit up on. If there were an actual job description written somewhere, those would all be on it. But five years into motherhood, I find myself totally unprepared for some new experiences. Take last night for instance. (WARNING: This is definitely a TMI moment.) I sat down on the commode to discover the seat was wet ... really wet. The first thing that went through my mind was, "What the HELL??" Then I remembered that our little boy had used our bathroom instead of his before bedtime. Ugh. So gross. For some reason, he thinks the notion of aiming in the middle of the seat is more of a suggestion than a rule. The whole incident got me thinking of all the surprisingly gross things parenthood brings with it. Check it out. I bet you can relate to them all!
Rarely do I see a commercial that has any redeeming value these days. Those cheap gimmicks are more likely to inspire an eye-roll than my whipping out my wallet. Not so of the new Pantene ad. It's quite honestly one of the most thought-provoking and culturally relevant TV spots ever to hit the tube. It's one every single woman should watch. Why? Because it drives home one simple fact every woman is forced to acknowledge at some point. And that is life is not fair for the so-called fairer sex. Take a look: