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.
One decision every mom has to make when she has a baby boy is whether or not to circumcise. It's a touchy subject (literally) and a very personal decision. In the 1970s and '80s, about 79 percent of baby boys were circumcised, but the trend in recent years has been to keep baby boys' foreskins "intact." According to the CDC, the circumcision rate in the U.S. in 2010 was down to about 55 percent. And Doctors Opposing Circumcision estimates that world-wide, 85 percent of men haven't been circumcised.
While some moms know right away what they'll do, others struggle with the circumcision decision. Below are some factors to consider when deciding whether or not to circumcise your son. Determine which ones are most important to you and that should help you make a choice.
Check out that baby bump!If you haven't yet heard the big new in Hollywood: Halle Berry is 3 monthspregnant. At the "ripe old age of 46," Berry is expecting her second child -- a boy -- with actor Oliver Martinez, 47. The baby will be little brother to Nahla, 5, Berry's daughter with model Gabriel Aubry.
According to Berry, Nahla has been longing for a sibling -- but she hoped it would be a girl!
At a stand-up performance in Cincinnati on Friday night Kathy Griffin announced that her Bravo talk show had been canceled. And while there's been no further comment on the matter from her or from Bravo, it's pretty clear she wasn't joking.
Melissa McCarthy is the funniest woman on the planet so it was shocking to hear her tell Jimmy Fallon last week that she was "terrified" the last time she hosted "Saturday Night Live" a few seasons ago. The show was perfect and she showed everyone what SNL used to be and what it could still be. It was the best show in a long, long time.
Last night, McCarthy hosted again and, once again, she stole the show. (Maybe they should just call it the Melissa McCarthy Show and she could be on every week?) Dennis Rodman (Kim Jong Un's BFF) and Peter Dinklage (of Game of Thrones) made cameos.
If you missed it, not to worry, here are the highlights.
Well, these 3 boys will certainly have a good "What I Did on My Spring Break" story to share when they get home. It was dark, it was rainy and they spent the night surrounded by alligators and panther snakes. Yep, it will be an exciting story to share someday, but today, this Ohio family of 5 is likely just glad to be alive.
The Schreck family spent a scary, cold stormy night stuck in the Florida Everglades wilderness. And by stuck, I mean literally stuck. The airboat they were on got stuck in vegetation so deep that dad Scott Schreck, 44, was unable to move it. Not only that, but they were lost.
But because Schreck was an experienced outdoorsman he knew the one thing that would save his family's life.