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.
Another teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the murder of his siblings. Today Salt Lake City, Utah police arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection to the deaths of his two brothers, ages 4 and 10. The boys are believed to have died of knife wounds. Their bodies were found in their home on Wednesday night. Their mother had left them in the care of their older brother while she took her other children to a dance recital. When she returned, she found the 4-year-old's body and called 911. The 10-year-old was found after a search. And the 15-year-old was found and arrested just before midnight.
Just days after Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart split up, the most embarrassing thing happened. The Teen Choice Awards announced their nominations, and Robsten are up for Most Romantic Actor/Actress. Awkward! I guess if they win, there won't be a big, wet, sloppy kiss at the podium. The two have also been nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress.
What happens when they run into each other at the awards show? Maybe one or both of them will just be a no-show! Then again, the Teen Choice awards aren't until August. A lot could happen in that time. They could possibly reconcile before then. And monkeys might fly out of my butt.
Usually when a couple splits up, the silver lining is that they never have to talk to each other ever, ever again. In fact, most of the time, it's best if they just cut off all contact, period, so they can move on with their lives. But when parents divorce, it's way more complicated. You do still have to talk with each other, probably all the time, because of the kids. You have to work out a parenting plan during your divorce. And you have to work out visitation and a million other little details like civilized people.
Since separating from my husband, I've learned a few things the hard way. Thankfully, we get along pretty well and we're on the same page about most things, so it hasn't been too hard. But here's what I've learned works.
Have you seen the new promo for season 8 of Keeping Up With the Kardashians? It has the best beginning: Kim Kardashian gesturing to her body and asking, "How the f*** did I get like this?!?" Wait, before I keep writing, I've gotta watch that promo again. Can someone please make me a gif of that one line?
Okay, now I really want to see that episode, just to hear Kim commenting on her growing baby bump ... gee, that phrase just doesn't seem adequate in this context. Her burgeoning pregnancy curves, how's that?
Watching a toddler fall into a zoo exhibit has to be one of the scariest things for a parent to experience. We all remember what happened to that toddler who fell into a wild dog exhibit last fall. They're not called wild animals for nothing. But one 3-year-old got lucky. A gorilla rescued a toddler who fell into its exhibit, cradling the boy and protecting it from the other gorillas. It even carried the boy to the door to make it easier for paramedics to take the toddler away.