I have produced prose professionally for most of my adult life, adore alliteration, and prefer to write with an actual pen. Along the way, I have earned a black belt (and a few black eyes) in multi-tasking. In any spare time, I watch copious amounts of reality television and run recreationally to preserve my sanity and out of necessity to keep up with my 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter.
Some couples know before they're even pregnant what they will name their future children. Others hem, haw, debate, fight, and drag their heels until the last minute because they just can't decide on a baby name.
Still others employ some very creative and unusual ways to name their children. And really, as long as they end up with a name that's not too far out there, then it's really not about the journey in this case, but about the destination -- settling on a name your child will carry for life. Here are five of the most creative ways we've seen people name their children lately.
I always kind of felt for Gregg Leakes when it came to his arguments with NeNe. She can be so demanding and overbearing, and he just seemed to be in the way to some extent. After tonight's premiere of I Dream of NeNe, however, I'm starting to wonder how much of the real Gregg we've ever seen.
The big question is what did he do that led to the end of their first marriage -- specifically, did he cheat he on NeNe? They both seem to agree that what went wrong between them was his fault, and he got more than a little bit defensive when the therapist tried to talk about what happened. "There are some things that are personal that are going to die personal," he said.
It was somewhat surprising to hear reports earlier today that Zac Efroncompleted a stint in rehab about five months ago. He's not ever been known for wild, outlandish antics, but good for him for getting help if he needed it, we thought.
A source told E! Online that he's currently focused on his career and has put his partying on hold. "He's healthy, happy, and not drinking." Great ... but it may not be that simple. TMZ is reporting that his problems were MUCH more serious than just a little booze.
My daughter has gorgeous, long, thick hair that curls at the ends, and forms sweet little tendrils around her face ... once in a blue moon. The other 99 percent of the time, it's a tangled, twisted mess or back in a ponytail or braid to avoid said tangled, twisted mess.
Our battle with the hairbrush is not fun, and we've tried a host of detanglers. Some of them work quite well, but when I see the list of chemicals in them, I think I'd rather go back to the battle of the brush. Sure, there are natural detanglers out there, but they are expensive, and my daughter has a LOT of hair. So I've found a host of recipes for homemade detanglers that are easy to make as well as effective for adults and toddlers alike. Here are five of my favorites.
Ryan and Amber SuffernRyan Sufferndid want a remote control car and helicopter for Christmas, but then the 8-year-old thought of something he wanted much more. In a moving letter to Santa, he asked for help to stop kids from bullying his twin sister Amber.
According to CNN, Amber is overweight and also struggles with attention-deficit disorder and some mental and mood disorders. She had complained before of not wanting to go to school and how kids teased her, but her mother, Karen Suffern, said she didn't know the full extent that it was affecting her until she asked her kids to write their Christmas lists.
Yes, it's a little early for Christmas letters, but the single mom wanted to start saving for what she was sure would be lists full of pricey electronics and toys. Instead she read something completely different.