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!
Smartphones. For all the amazing benefits they provide, they are also responsible for an international epidemic. We can't put them down no matter what is going on. In one particularly startling case, a man was shot on a commuter train and no one looked up from their phones. I think it's crazy and clearly I'm not alone. I hear about more and more people going on "cell phone diets." And companies are even getting on the purge: Giorgio Armani pledge to donate clean water for a day to children in need if a people could stay off their smartphones for 10 minutes. So I decided to give it a try. I went without my cell phone for 24 hours and I'll be honest, it wasn't pretty.
When you hear the phrase "celebrity sex tape," certain images quickly come to mind. You think about a pair of impossibly hot people getting in on in front of a camera - right? Unfortunately, that's not always the case. There are plenty of not-so-gorgeous stars who like to capture those intimate moments. That's perfectly fine, of course. That is until the freaky footage is released onto the masses. Take a look at the stars behind the least sexy Hollywood sex tapes of all time.
If you thought the Women Tell All special was harsh on Juan Pablo Galavis, wait until you hear this. E! News reports that it's not just his castoffs that despise him. Crew and producers apparently hate him too. According to a source, "Everyone on the show is just so over him and cannot wait for this season to be over. He's the worst Bachelor ever." Oh how the hunky have fallen. The biggest issue seems to be his anti-gay comment some weeks ago. He happened to make the gaffe during the same weekend as Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's wedding and they worried that it overshadowed the blessed, made-for-TV event. As if anything could take attention away from the fact that the walking Ken Doll and his pick were finally gonna do it. They also took issue with him jokingly using the R-word in in a tweet. But I say poor Juan Pablo deserves a break. Check out the 5 reasons he isn't as bad as all the haters say.
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.