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.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy has finally admitted that he and Kate Upton are an item. And can I just say ... it's about freaking time! I never understood this need for secrecy. Did they feel like they needed to hide it just in case their relationship only lasted 10 seconds? Or was it to avoid the public scrutiny? I mean, I guess both reasons would make sense. It's hard to keep any relationship going, let alone one that is so ridiculously in the public eye. Well, whatever the reason, the cats (officially) out of the bag now. But for the record — we knew it was true back in September — even if they refused to admit it!
Beyonce has shared the sweetest mom and baby photo on Tumblr! It's really a photo that all parents can relate to because of its simplicity. A playful moment between a mom and her baby girl. In this case the baby girl is the adorable Blue Ivy and mom happens to be a super star. And that's part of why this photo is so precious. No fanfare. Just the two of them innocently peeking out over the white hammock they are sitting in. And it will make your heart melt ... because, it's perfect.
Effective immediately, NBC has canceled two shows that just premiered a few weeks ago. The cop drama with Blair Underwood, Ironside, and the comedy Welcome to the Family. Man that was fast. I hadn't even been able to watch my DVR'd version of either yet. Yikes ... maybe I am part of the problem. But really -- is it fair to cancel them after just three episodes? The shows barely had a chance to build up a following. For all we know Ironside could have been the next Breaking Bad.
Investigators piecing together the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have revealed something that little Jesse Lewis did on that day to help save six of his classmates. It was simple, but it was powerful. And it is a testament to the character and strength of a 6-year-old boy who deserved so much more from his life.
An employee at Walmart, on break at 2:30am, saw a woman getting assaulted. He didn't sit by and watch. He didn't drive away and pretend he didn't see anything. He jumped out of his car to help her. Then he ended up getting pummeled. Then Walmart fires him for fighting on the job. Wait. What? Does that make any sense to you at all?