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, reading, pop culture, jewelry, 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 produce (but it's so pretty!) at Whole Foods, and do bizarrely huge loads of laundry.
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Of all the Fifty Shades of Grey cast members, Rita Ora has been above and beyond one of the most candid. Case in point: Her interview with MTV on the red carpet at the Movie Awards this past weekend, in which she had no qualms getting into some of the behind-the-scenes scoop ...
While hosting an event in New York City for No Ceilings, a project of the former secretary of State and the Clinton Foundation that evaluates the progress of women and girls, the 34-year-old former first daughter made the announcement.
In her new book,The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone covers everything from her pregnancy to her beliefs on circumcision and vaccination. Though the book has only been out for two days, it's already got tongues wagging, as does a recent interview the famous vegan actress did with People about her parenting philosophies, in which she says she's "not against Western medicine. The problem is we’re using it as a first step for everything, even when it’s not needed."
Alicia deserves applause for bravely putting that sentiment out there! She's right: We are far too quick to jump to conventional medicine "fixes" -- which can be disappointingly closer to temporary bandages than true cures -- for too many of our ailments.
No matter where you stand in the battle over breastfeeding -- to definitely do it, to definitely not, to guilt mothers who aren't doing it or can't do it -- we can all agree on one thing: Using the word "sexy" to describe the act of feeding your child is nothing short of utterly out to lunch. And yet, that's exactly the wording a Republican state lawmaker named Rep. Shelley Hughes opted for in a press release on behalf of the Alaska state House majority earlier this week.
Like lots of moms, Jessica Simpson's Instagram is a delightful ode to her happy family life. Her latest post fits right in, offering an adorably gasp-worthy glimpse of her almost-2-year-old daughter Maxwell playing with her fiance Eric Johnson at the beach.
"Maxi and Daddy at the beach. Yikes and Yay. Good Lord! She has NO FEAR!" the proud mama captioned her pic. Why "yikes" and "yay"? Well, you've just gotta see it to get it ...