I met my husband at 18, got married at 23, and then worked (and played) hard for seven years before becoming a mom. It took us five months to like each other again after our daughter was born. I wish I'd known to expect that! At my day job I've labored in television news, print, and on the web, where I've helped launch many a blog, but I am most proud of this one — right here.
As for my kids, they crack me up. One of them recently picked up a phone, looked me sternly in the eyes, and said, "Shhh mommy, I am on a very important work call!" At least I know they're listening to me.
A little 4-year old girl going by the name Maria, with blond hair and blue eyes, was found in a Roma community in central Greece. Police raided the area looking for drugs and weapons but one astute prosecutor, along for the raid, noticed Maria's little head poking out from under some sheets. The prosecutor became suspicious because the girl clearly looked nothing like her "parents" and, in fact, later DNA tests confirmed she was not!
Sandra Bullock stepped out this weekend with her little boy Louis, her hand firmly in his. But this outing was so much more fun than just a normal sighting — because they were both decked out in awesome costumes for a Halloween party they were attending. Louis, 3, wore an adorable black long-sleeve costume with skeleton bones, while mama wore a white spooky dress. I love that Sandy got into her costume enough to get in full make-up — now that is dedication. And Louis has a mask in hand, which he will no doubt put on once they get to the party!
A 33-year-old crazed Bieber fan proudly admitted to spending $100,000 to try to look like his favorite guy. Yes, you read that correctly! $100,000 to look like Justin Bieber. That was his life savings, by the way, and he says he knows he still has more to do! Toby Sheldon is 33, lives in L.A., and has had multiple surgeries over the past five years to change his physical appearance to look like Justin. And you won't believe what he's had done!
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, of Sopranos fame, has been a mom for just two months to little Beau Kyle Dykstra — but it sounds like it's been an eye-opening experience.
In the most recent issue of Us Weekly we find out that it took 36 hours of labor for Sigler to finally give birth to little Beau, and that he weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. We also get to hear her thoughts on motherhood ... which so many new moms will be able to relate to. Her comments will easily remind parents how they felt when their kids were first born. How once you have a child, that child changes your view on almost everything else that comes your way.
Two months is a long time in the life of a newborn — where baby relies on mom and dad for everything. So hearing Jamie-Lynn say how it's affected her life — and then seeing the sweet photo of her, Beau, fiance Cutter Dykstra, and their pup — it really paints such a wonderful picture of her family.
A waitress from New Hampshire, named Sarah Hoidahl, saw two women that came in on her shift were struggling to figure out what they could order. Not because they were picky, but because they were members of the National Guard and had been furloughed because the government shutdown — and money was tight. So Hoidahl, a single mom to a 15-month-old baby boy, sent them a note and told them that she would pick up their bill for them. The women were so touched that they posted the note on the New Hampshire National Guard Facebook page and the image went viral. Next thing you know Ellen DeGeneres came knocking. She had Sarah on her show last week to tell her story, and then surprised her in the most amazing way!