In a former life, Suzanne Murray was a lawyer, a journalist, and a green lifestyle guru. She's launched several web sites, and has worked at the Washington Post Company, the Boston Review, and myriad women's magazines. In her current life, she's the Parenting & Political Editor at The Stir/Moms Matter 2012. She's also raising 9 chickens and one adventurous 4-year-old.
First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a Kid Reporter gaggle in the White House Library during the annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House, April 21, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
More than 30,000 people showed up at the White House yesterday for the 2014 "Hop Into Healthy, Swing Into Shape" Easter Egg Roll, but 7 kid reporters (including my daughter) were lucky enough to have a more intimate meeting with First Lady Michelle Obama on the floor of the White House Library.
A few months back, the American Academy of Pediatrics released home birth recommendations. To sum them up for you, the AAP advocates hospital births, yet some studies show that home births are just as safe -- if not safer. In fact, home births are becoming more and more popular every year. Between 2004 and 2009, the number of home births in the U.S.increased by nearly 30 percent. Interestingly, home births are more common among white women aged 35 and over, and among women who have had other children. The exact reason for the rise is not clear, but experts say it may have to do with women wanting less medical intervention during their birth experience.
Will & Kate lookalikes at St. Mary's HospitalWhere, oh where, is that Royal Baby?! After a false alarm a few days ago when Kate and Prince William left for London from her parents home in the country and a lookalike royal couple showed up at St. Mary's hospital as if the birth was imminent, we've seen neither hide nor hair of the Duchess of Cambridge.
So where has she been?
Apparently, she's been taking her doctor's advice.
Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Ryan MurphyThis weekend, Fox announced that the premiere of Glee would be postponed and now series co-creator Ryan Murphy shares more info on the future of Glee and his feelings about the tragic death of co-star Cory Monteith.
Murphy revealed that the he held an emergency intervention with Monteith at his Paramount office in March. Cory resisted the idea of getting treatment and said he wanted to finish out the season. Murphy says he assured Cory that his job would be waiting for him when he got back so Cory left for rehab.
His subsequent death has been very hard on the cast and the crew says Murphy in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter: