I am a writer and occasional editor. My work has appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, First for Women, Woman's World, AOL, YourTango, and various other publications. Interests include holistic health/fitness, beauty/style, reading, pop culture, astrology, summer, baking, and cooking with lots of veggies and spices! I've lived in Chicago, Boston, London, L.A. and Manhattan and now reside in north NJ with my Jersey boy husband. In our free time, we frequent BYOB spots, buy overpriced (but so yummy!) eats at Whole Foods, and do bizarrely huge loads of laundry.
Whether we're consumed by work, play, or something in between, "busy" only begins to describe how most of us feel. Even in the summer, there's no denying that most moms' itineraries are jam-packed. As a result, you might feel like you're not doing everything you can in the way of charity. The truth is, we all wish we could give more.
But busy moms actually do cover a lot of ground, even if you don't realize it. We're helping one another -- and our communities -- all the time! Here, 10 ways busy moms give back every day.
All the 29-year-old Cape Coral mom wanted to do was try to deliver vaginally (or have a VBAC) before agreeing to what would be her fourth cesarean -- if it was necessary. But Bayfront Health Port Charlotte threatened to call the state Department of Child and Families, because, according to the hospital's letter, a VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section) could lead to "death or serious injury" to the baby. They threatened to force a C-section on Goddall "with or without [her] consent."
Most new moms resign themselves to the fact that the weeks and maybe even months after giving birth are not going to be among the most stylish they've ever had. Or the sexiest. But Dita Von Teese is on a mission to change that way of thinking once and for all. The fashion star has paired up with Destination Maternity to launch a limited edition "capsule" maternity collection called Von Follies by Dita Von Teese.
Dita's motivation for the line: “Elegant underpinnings are a simple way to create everyday moments of luxury and beauty, and why wouldn’t a new mother enjoy beautiful lingerie, too?” Right on! But elegance and beauty isn't all the undies are supposed to offer mamas!
All of Bachelor Nation is waiting with bated breath as we gear up for Bachelorette Andi Dorfman to make her final pick on tonight's season finale. Who will it be: NickViall or JoshMurray? Well, if the men's tweets are any indication, the answer couldn't be more obvious.
It's not uncommon to hear that a whole airplane full of people were annoyed by one child, but what happened recently on a Delta flight was icky enough to make international headlines. Aboard a flight from Beijing to Detroit last week, a Chinese child proceeded to do his business right out on his plane seat -- albeit on top of newspaper that his parents laid down for him.
Apparently, passengers and the flight attendant asked the parents to bring the child to the restroom, but the kid's grandpa insisted that he go at his seat. Eek. Clearly, it was an uncomfortable situation for everyone present!