I'm a transplant from the plains of Colorado, now raising a son in the wilds of brownstone Brooklyn where the buffalo mozzarella roam. Before joining The Stir I worked for a start-up grassroots organization and contributed to blogs like Civil Eats and One Little Bite (of the dearly-departed Cookie Magazine) -- all from my lovely window-seat office. Most of the time I'm contemplating my next meal. I love kale and doughnuts equally.
What does the way you feed your baby say about what kind of mother you think you are? A whole lot. A new study shows that when first-time moms buy anything related to feeding their babies -- whether it's breast pumps or formula -- they're basing those decisions at least partly on their image of themselves as mothers. So for most moms, it's not just about feeding your baby the best food you can. It's also about feeding your baby in a way that shows what kind of mother you are (or want to be, anyway).
So women who buy nipple shields to help them breastfeed, even when it's excruciatingly difficult, do so partly because they see themselves as "natural" moms. Moms who formula feed may buy organic formula because that helps them see themselves as nutrition-minded, and compensates for not breastfeeding. It's not just about what moms think is the best for their babies.
Server Cece Bruce of Indianapolis says she was having a lot of trouble from one of her other customers, and one of her regulars, known as "Miss Jo," noticed. And that's why Miss Jo left the extra generous tip. Cece says she tried to refuse it, but Miss Jo insisted. "I didn't think I was worth $400 but, you know, she feels I am."
We like to think twins have a special connection throughout their whole lives. After all, they shared the womb together. But I've never seen a twin connection like this! A set of newborn twins spontaneously began holding handswhen they were placed next to each other. They're facing away from each other, but their little hands are clasped together. A lucky nurse happened to catch the amazing moment with a photo.
Daniel and Maria were delivered by C-section. Just minutes after they were born, Dr. Javier Rodriguez says, "They naturally held hands," in a way he describes as "instinctive." But this was the first time he'd seen anything like this. Aww, aren't you just dying over this photo?
What is with this trial? It's one of the strangest we've ever seen. Earlier this week in her last testimony, Jodi Arias made the case for life because she wants to sell t-shirts supporting victims of domestic abuse. Um ... sure, Jodi. Well, that poor jury. They're having a real hard time deciding on her fate. Life in prison or death? Today the jury returned to court to say: We can't decide! The Arias jury is deadlocked.
The jury HAS to reach a unanimous decision. No one is getting executed if there's a single juror who doubts that's the right sentence for the crime. That's why the judge sent them right back to their deliberation and told them to come back when they have a consensus on Jodi's punishment.
Are we still talking about why Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart broke up? Yes indeed we are! Today's rumor is that upon the morn of Rob's birthday, whilst Kristen was in the shower, Rob found texts from Rupert Sanders on Kristen's phone. Yes, this is a story people are telling.
A source tells The Sun, "Rob was looking at her phone on the morning of his birthday as he wanted to take a picture of something when she was in the shower." Riiiight, he wanted to take a picture of something with his girlfriend's phone. That's pretty much the ONLY reason a boyfriend who doesn't trust his girlfriend ever picks up her phone. Definitely not so he can find out if she's cheating on him or anything. Go on, Source.