Hi, I'm Jack Domenic's (single) mom -- he's two! I'm the author of the Target Breakout Book Rattled! (Broadway Books, 2009) and the founding blogger of Glamour magazine's Storked! blog. When I found out I was pregnant and my boyfriend bailed, I traded NYC living for the NJ burbs. I drive a Jeep now, have mom friends and can make pasta 1000 different ways. When The New York Times gave my book a favorable review on Father's Day 2009, I did a vindication dance in the mirror with my son on my hip.
On Monday the television show Huge, starring Nikki Blonsky, premiered on ABC Family. Blonsky plays Willamina Radar and goes by "Will." Her mom and dadshipped her to "fat camp" to lose weight, but the rebellious Will isn't having it.
In fact, she tearfully and with much conviction asked her counselor on her first day: "I don't want to change. Why should I?" This got me thinking about body image and the pressures girls, teens, women, and moms alike face -- and where exactly that pressure comes from.
A common pregnancy side effect is swollen feet and ankles, a product of your body retaining more water. Changes in your blood chemistry also cause fluid to move into your tissue -- hi puffiness! It's not pretty and can even be uncomfortable at times.
While there's no quick remedy to nix swelling completely, the good news is there are cute and comfy sandals to sport this season that promise to give your tootsies some much needed TLC.
Turns out Madonna really is a "Material Girl." The queen of pop shelled out a whopping $2 million on a new home gym designed for her NYC mansion, which hosts, among other rooms, 13 bedrooms, a closet just for her luggage, and a hair salon -- gulp!
According to the British Mirror, Madonna is adding another floor to her pad to accommodate a dazzling, full-service gym that promises to keep her arms, abs, butt, and legs looking just as they are -- toned and lean -- because this is a top priority to the mega rock star and mother of three.
The couple was in South Africa doing a charity event for Bobbi Bear under a special tree where kids who were abused retreat to get healing and soak up positive energy. Little did the famous parents-to-be know that in addition to honoring children who came to the event, their child would be honored too.
My friend is due to give birth next month and the baby girl to be is being named "Summer Joy." When I asked my friend how she came up with the fun and sunny name, she said: "It's summer! This baby will bring much joy!" OK! Plain and simple -- I get it.
She also said her surfer husband, born and raised in Laguna Beach, California, loves summer. What's more, the parents-to-be were married in the summer of 2008 on the beach.