I'm the mama of a sweet toddler girl, a neat freak, and a serious fan of summertime. My work has appeared on many websites, including TheHuffington Post, The Fashion Spot, and McSweeney's. In another life, I lived in Los Angeles and worked on sitcoms, such as The Big Bang Theory and The George Lopez Show. I'm constantly rearranging furniture, prefer my laundry to dry on a clothesline, and refuse to let go of the dream that one day my husband and I will own a quaint hotel somewhere on the coast of Italy. Kids stay free. Breakfast buffet included.
Poor Rob Kardashian. The guy can't seem to catch a break. From his issues with his weight to his mom and sisters' constant jabs, the dude always seems to be the butt of someone's joke or the odd man out. And Rob's latest "sexy" tweet of his sister, Kylie, certainly isn't helping things. The lone Kardashian boy recently tweeted a photo of his youngest half-sister looking, well, rather sultry in a bikini, along with the caption, "MEN." Not exactly sure what the heck it means, but, it is a bit of an odd photo to post and not totally surprising that fans gave Kardashian crap for "pimping out his little sister."
We've all heard the rumors. In fact, it's impossible not to hear the rumors, because they're literally everywhere right now -- Kate Middleton is pregnant with baby number two, according to numerous (numerous) sources. Sure, there always seems to be "the Duchess is pregnant" gossip floating around, but this time it really does seem true. (For those of you not up to speed, Kate's "friend," Jessica Hay, let it slip that she and Prince William are expecting again. Hay also happens to be the person who let it slip when Kate was pregnant the first time.)
Okay, so it may sound a little crazy to some at first, but when you think about it, is it? According to reports, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have hired a baby double for North. British magazine Grazia is claiming the celeb couple held auditions in Los Angeles for body doubles for both North and North's nanny in order to throw paparazzi off and keep their 13-month-old safe. They apparently found a tot who is a "spitting image" of their daughter and shelled out $500,000 to keep North out of the limelight as much as possible.
All right, there's no way of sugar-coating this: Sunday's episode of RHONJ? Snooze-fest. It was one of those non-episodes Bravo likes to throw in once or twice every season. Sure, it was entertaining to watch and a perfectly relaxing, blissfully mind-numbing way to unwind after a busy weekend, but good lordy, nothing happened. We saw the ginormous Christmas trees of Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga -- and the ungodly amount of gifts they gave their children (including a cute puppy for the Giudice girls). But other than that? Not a heck of a lot going on.
That said, though, we'd be remiss if we didn't discuss a couple of things. Let us chat.
Here's something terrifying: So far this year alone, 15 kids have died from heatstroke after being left in their parents' cars -- and it's only July. According to KidsandCars.org, on average, 38 children die every year from vehicular heatstrokeafter being forgotten in cars. Now, you may think you're not the "type" to leave your child in your car, but the scary reality is there is no type. In the last decade alone, parents from all walks of life -- pediatricians, soldiers, nurses, rocket scientists -- have accidentally left their kids in the car with dire results.