With all the recent talk about childless women, can a niece or nephew inspire motherhood? Growing up in a Christian, Midwestern household, it was natural for me to fantasize about marriage, a wedding and an incredible husband...but what about babies? I didn't feel that longing...until my nephew arrived.
There is one new show that seems more realistic than, say, Zooey Deschanel being single for longer than 36 seconds. It's "Up All Night," the new comedy on NBC starring Christina Applegate, Maya Rudolph and Will Arnett (aka Mr. Amy Poehler). It's funny, it's original, and I think it might just be the most feminist new show on television right now.
A few months before Lily was born, I jolted up from a rare, deep sleep. I'd been dreaming about a dinner of lobster and clam chowder and it was fantastic. The next weekend, I ate it. As I savored every bite, I wondered when on earth I'd be able to have another meal like that. It certainly wasn't the most child-friendly restaurant—would I ever eat there again? In six months? In a year? Five years?
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If my husband and I aren’t careful, kid-centric talk hijacks our conversations. We talk about things they did that day. (Hilarious. Or frustrating. Usually both.) We talk about dreams for their futures. (Please let them marry non-felons.) And then usually we’re too tired to do much other than watch a re-run of The Rachel Zoe Project. I mean Mad Men.
Last night at MTV's Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, Beyoncé Knowles stepped onto the red carpet in a long, orange-colored flow-y dress. She walked a few feet, then paused in front of the cameras. And then, she put one arm on either side of her stomach and pulled the dresses fabric against her body to reveal a rotund baby bump that all her fans had been hoping for since she married Jay-Z back in 2008.
The Daily Beast's picks for the wildest celebrity baby names of 2011— so far, with suspected crazy baby-namers Keri Russell, Lily Allen, Tori Spelling, Jenna Fischer, and January Jones due in the coming months.
I think it's hard to admit that you want kids. After all, we're told that this is the quickest thing that makes guys run the other way. But if you want something, you have to say it out loud—right? So I applaud these celebrity women who, since the start of 2011, have been totally upfront about wanting to have kids sometime in the very near future. Maybe it's going around?
Breast cancer risk can be lowered in African-American women by breastfeeding, new research suggests. Research led by Julie R. Palmer, ScD, of Boston University, found that having multiple children raised the risk of a kind of aggressive breast cancer known as ER-negative, but that breastfeeding reduced it.
If you've heard the term Natural Family Planning (NFP), it's probably almost a certainty actually, that you were given some bad information about it. As someone who has practiced NFP with my wife for around six years, I know I've heard more than my fair share of misguidance from family, the media and even priests. Sometimes it's honest confusion or simply a passing along of misinformation, but other times it's a blatant attack on a somewhat mysterious practice that many in our culture chalk up to some form of crazy desire for 20 kids or an exercise in Pope-worshiping. Despite what critics say, Natural Family Planning can be good for your marriage.
A blood test from mothers can determine the sex of a fetus as early as seven weeks into a pregnancy, says a new report. The test was not created for the purpose of determining the sex of a fetus, but instead to detect medical conditions. However, it does predict "boy" or "girl" with great accuracy.
After three months of being a tattooed mom, I have felt those judging eyes as I walk away. In all likelihood, any opinion they formed about me has morphed into something else. Which just makes me want to tattoo the following down my arm: I’m a breastfeeding, baby-wearing, co-sleeping, cloth diapering mom. I’m married. I own a home and a late model car. I have never received a speeding ticket, let alone been convicted of a crime. Too long?
Singer Fantasia Barrino is pregnant with her second child. Is her former lover Antwaun Cook the father?
It had to come sooner or later: There is now a way to announce your pregnancy on Facebook. In the "Friends and Family" section, you can now add "Expected: Child" as one of the family members, and announce the baby's due date (month, day and year), as well as its sex and name. Would you announce your pregnancy on Facebook?
"Don't cha" call her a grandma! At 44, America's favorite Alaskan is going to be a grandparent for a second time. Her eldest son, Track, 22, is expecting his first child with wife, Britta Hansen. Sarah already has one grandchild, Tripp, the son of DWTS turned author, Bristol. And to make the story more salacious? This could be Sarah's second out-of-wedlock grandchild. Reportedly, Britta looked pregnant during her baby shower, leading many to believe she was already with child long before heading down the aisle.
New mom Kourtney Kardashian says she's never been happier…or healthier. Now that son Mason has stopped nursing, she's been able to get her exercise routine back on track, and she says she feels amazing, especially when she's rocking a bikini! "I'm really excited to offer some advice, particularly to new mothers. I'm proof that even after having a baby, you can look better and sexier than ever!"