Most babies have fairly a predictable sense of humor and often the thing that makes them happiest is your big, smiling face. Fortunately, babies don't care if we're wearing makeup, they think we smell like love itself, and your coffee-stained bathrobe feels just as wonderful to them whether it's been washed this week or not. If your baby could talk she'd say, "Mom, don't worry about the zit on your nose, let's both hide under this blanket for awhile. There, isn't that cozy?" (Your baby is off-the-charts empathetic, by the way -- most kids aren't that tuned in until they're seven. What an amazing parent you are!)
As babies get into their first year, though, it's fun to find new ways to crack them up.
1. Feathers. For the baby who doesn't like being aggressively tickled, a feather can do the trick. (Freeze the feather overnight first to kill anything that might be living in it. Ugh, or maybe skip the feather and tickle her with a cotton ball.)
The usually classy Elisabeth Moss (Peggy on Mad Men) has been a closed book when it comes to talking about her very short marriage to Saturday Night Live star Fred Armisen. But she recently opened up about their divorce for the first time, and what she had to say about him was the opposite of nice:
"One of the greatest things I heard someone say about him is, 'He's so great at doing impersonations. But the greatest impersonation he does is that of a normal person.' To me, that sums it up."
Eeps! So much for taking the high road. You certainly can't blame her for being angry -- especially given all the nasty rumors that Arimsen's cheating had led to their split. Still, publicly bashing your ex is a delicate matter, and this might not have been the best time or place to dish on how "abnormal" this dude is.
Traveling with kids is no easy task, especially during this season of peace and good will overbooked flights and cranky passengers and employees. Traveling with babies and toddlers on a good day is challenging, but the holidays take on a whole other level of crazy. Which is why this guest post on Free Range Kids struck me. It's basically the solution to all travel problems: The parents who are stressed out by crazy normal kids who don't understand the concept of sitting in one place until you're back on the ground, and those child-free passengers who hate them.
It's simple, really. If you're not traveling with a child, why not help those who are?
Such sad news about Steve Jobs, the Apple Inc. founder whose innovative mind has so dramatically reshaped our world: He died Wednesday, at age 56, after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. But as I read the many obituaries and tributes rapidly spreading across the web, on a computer that he invented, I'm struck not only by how much his work has affected our lives, but also by how little we knew about the way Jobs, an intensely private man, lived his own life.
Here are five things you might not have known about Steve Jobs:
Labor Day may signal the inevitable end of summer, but we've still got a few good months of grilling and cookouts left to go. We're here to make sure you don't waste them by slathering bad BBQ sauce on perfectly good meat. That's why we embarked on a blind taste test of eight different supermarket BBQ sauces to see which one is the most flavorful and deserving of your ribs, chicken, and pork. As it turns out, there was one sauce in particular that completely blew all the other competitors away.