I'm a single mom and a blogger which means trouble. Before joining The Stir I contributed to blogs like Civil Eats and One Little Bite. I know how to spatchcock a chicken, split an infinitive with insouciance, build a tomato cage out of chicken wire, and shoot a bow and arrow. I've lived in New York City for almost 20 years, which makes me official. I lean in because I'm hard of hearing.
Once again, the foreign press has gathered together to announce to Hollywood what they think of this year's movies and TV shows. The 2013 Golden Globe nominations are in! And this year it's all about the struggle to survive in America. The movies 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle are dominating the Globes with seven nominations each, including for best picture (drama and comedy, respectively). Are these the two most fascinating movies of the year?
Are you sitting down? We have epic Teen Mom news. You know how we've been wondering if Jenelle Evans is pregnant -- what with the weight gain and everything? Well, she is. Multiple sources tell In Touch thatJenelle Evans is indeed pregnant -- she's expecting her second child, and Nathan Griffith is the father.
Oh. My. God. You guys. I just ... I need a moment. WHAT IN SAM HELL IS THAT GIRL THINKING?!?
Deep breath. 'Mkay, I'm going to be professional about this and give you a few quotes from her friends explaining how Jenelle is feeling about being an unwed teen mom for the second time.
It's that time of the year, my friends. No -- I don't mean Christmas, although merry merry and good luck with all that. I mean the festival for the rest of us: Festivus. This is the holiday made famous by the ancient television show, Seinfeld, in which we all stand around the aluminum Festivus pole and air our grievances. Then we perform feats of strength. It's really that simple, and I honestly don't understand why this holiday isn't more popular, especially with those of you with children.
Oh wait, now I remember why: Because no one knows how to cook for Festivus. Well never you fear! We have a Festivus recipe roundup that will help you prepare a feast -- no, actually, it's not going to be a feast because that would not be in the Festivus spirit. But with a minimum of effort, you can present a holiday meal that will embarrass no one.
Will eating more papaya make me prettier? Maybe ... if I'm also slathering it on my face every week. Old Man Winter and his pal, Holiday Stress, have just arrived to wreak havoc on my skin and hair. But I'm ready for them! Celeb esthetician and glam guru Scott-Vincent Borba just gave us his best tips for eating our way to glowing skin and shiny hair.
First off, Borba told me to trade my vitamin supplements for high-nutrient foods. "Food is better than supplements because it won't damage your organs," he said. And by food, he means superfoods that can feed you inside and out. His new book, Cooking Your Way to Gorgeous, is loaded with recipes for delicious and beautifying meals and for super-charged skin and hair treatments you can make at home. Borba gave us some inside scoop on some of his favorite foods to feed specific beauty challenges.
Think back to when you were a new parent, up at all hours with your baby and hardly getting any sleep at all. Having trouble remembering? Yeah, me too. It's all kind of a blur. But there is one incident I remember with mortifying clarity.
Just a few days after giving birth, I was so sleep-deprived and disoriented that when I went to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I forgot to lift the toilet lid. And I sat down. And I peed all over the damn place. There was this split second when I thought, "Wait, something here feels amiss -- " but my foggy brain took too long to figure out which crucial step in my bathroom practice I had forgotten.
At least I know I'm not the only one. Okay, none of my friends admitted to this particular bathroom disaster. But they will cop to other crazy, sleep-deprived antics -- anonymously, of course.