I'm a high heel wearing writer, magician, sleuth, and twin mama with tattoos. My not-so-secret past includes doing time as the Editor of Playgirl magazine. I get personal on Mommy With Tattoos and mouthy at Daily Momtra. I'm obsessed with taking naps, 70s vintage, chocolate chip cookies, reality TV, and Mexican food (not too spicy, please).
We turn on the news and see images of the conflict in Syria, but we have the liberty to shut off the TV, walk out the door, and not be in the midst of the crisis. We perhaps are somewhat desensitized by what we see on television -- or our inner defense mechanisms protect us from delving deep into who the conflict is affecting. People. With faces and names and stories just like us. And children. They are living in the horror, amongst the bombs, suffering. Dying.
Save the Children UK created a chilling 94-second video showing the transformation of one child's life as war breaks out where she lives. I didn't think seeing it would give me the range of emotions that it did. Watch it and see what I mean.
It seems that everyone loves Jennifer Lawrence. She's cute and pretty and funny and down-to-earth and makes good movies and trips and falls a lot. You know what I call that? The Julia Roberts formula. J. Law has it down stumbling all over the place because she's tripping on her fancy gowns. Soon she'll be barefoot just like Julia likes to be.
This isn't a bad thing. Someone has to be the "new" Julia and who better than Jennifer. But it does leave me with some questions. It left Jared Leto with some questions, too. He told Access Hollywood this about J. Law and her tripping and falling bits: "You know, I'm starting to wonder if this is a bit of an act." Gasp! An act? Why yes! A Julia Roberts act!
One of the things we so often take for granted is having a clean toilet to go to the bathroom in. Until, of course, we are out and about and the urge strikes ... an undeniable urge to pee (or worse) that cannot be ignored. And has to happen now. It's awful when that happens.
So there you are left wondering which disgusting public restroom you can do your business in ... or what restaurant you can pretend to be dining in just so you can use their loo. Fear not, people who have to pee really bad, there's an app for that! One called Airpnp! And it's perfect for three very specific kinds of people.
I'm not sure why some of us wait for St. Patrick's Day to make Irish Soda Bread -- it's so delicious! But because we so rarely have it, it's such a treat when we do.
The trick to the best Irish Soda Bread out there is making sure it's moist, and I have just the right recipe complete with sweet currants, a bit of orange zest, and of course that yummy buttermilk that makes this recipe a hit.
Support. Essential for breastfeeding. And I'm not just talking about a great pillow to help baby be at the perfect angle. I mean support from your partner. Which is why this new campaign is so fantastic -- dads are breastfeeding!
Well, they would if they could. Hector Cruz and his team are showing support in so many ways with "Project: Breastfeeding," helping to normalize breastfeeding so it's not seen as an obscene act. They are also bonding the family, showing dads how they can support and be educated. They have this campaign to share the knowledge of how to help fathers become a part of the whole process.