A former staff writer at People Magazine 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 down time 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.
Sipping on: a soy latte... but on weekends, mama definitely needs a mimosa!
A few crazed fans always come along with superstardom. If you are lucky, they will just mail you a bundle of creepy letters your assistant can chuck in the trash. Some stars, however, end up with some really scary stalkers. Though, it seems one unhinged fan has found a new way of terrorizing his idol. Rapper J. Cole received one of the mostdisturbing tweetswe have ever seen.
What would you do to save your home? Sadly, that is a question tens of thousands of people have had to ask themselves in recent years. Likely inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey, one Detroit couple ended up doing something they never dreamed of to keep their family of seven from being homeless.
Two-year-old Ireland Nugent's tragedy is one we will never forget. As she played in the yard, her father accidentally backed over her legs and feet with his riding lawnmower. It's an unimaginable accident, but one that thankfully has a happy ending. Just two months after being rushed to the hospital, the toddler was outfitted with prosthetic legs and took her first steps. Watch this amazing moment -- and be sure to have tissues ready.
The moms dig into a cannabis-infused three-course meal.Being a mom is hard. Really hard at times. Even after our little ones start sleeping through the night, playing independently, and finally understanding the command "go to sleep," we moms are still perpetually exhausted. It took me years to finally accept that is what it's like to be a mom -- always pulled in a million different directions thanks to family, work, preschool auctions, recitals, playdates, etc. I've accepted it as just a way of life. Not so for everyone.
A group of Beverly Hills moms proudly admit they've turned to marijuana to cope with this constant frenzy. In fact, it goes beyond the occasional puff-puff in the bathroom when the kids are asleep, with the window open and a towel rolled up along the bottom edge of the door. These women are having lavish dinner parties with pot as the preferred main dish.
Can you imagine turning your car onto a seemingly peaceful neighborhood street and seeing this sign: THIS IS A GLOCK BLOCK. WE DON'T CALL 911.
An ominous warning, but a necessary one according to the people who live in Clackamas County, Oregon. They say their town is plagued with crime and the police haven't been able to curb it. Their solution? Become vigilantes. When something goes down, they don't call the cops. True to the sign, they pick up their glocks and handle the criminals on their own. This takes the notion of neighborhood watch to a new and scary level.