Shaming and ridiculing teens is definitely NOT the correct way to prevent teenage pregnancies--which is why I think New York City's newest campaign to prevent adolescents from becoming parents is horrible and terribly misguided.
The U.S. is one of the few developed countries with a very high rate of teenage pregnancies, something which I've never really understood. We're living in a pretty modern country where, despite the fact that poverty and lack of education do exist, we're so much better off than many other places in the world. Rampant teen pregnancies is why I've always maintained that it's extremely important to speak clearly and openly to teens regarding how to prevent pregnancy, but also about their options once they do become pregnant.Continue Reading >
When a woman becomes pregnant, everyone around her tries to guess the baby's gender. So when I heard that there ARE ways to determine the gender of an unborn baby (without actual lab tests), I was floored.
That exactly what Jena Pincott claims to have found out in her new book, Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies? She takes down those old wives tales a notch and actually shares some super interesting info on how to tell if you should be shopping for pink or blue.
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Celebrity pregnancies are in full bloom--and with that comes all the fun at guessing at what these tiny celeb tykes will be named. Take for example Jessica Simpson, who is currently pregnant with baby number two. Simpson has been more than open about her pregnancy and the baby's gender (she's having a boy!) and now, there are rumors that she plans on naming him Ace.
Whether the baby name hearsay is true, we can't wait to find out what his REAL name is going to be! However, Simpson hinted in an Elle magazine interview last year that people would understand the meaning of the name. "It's nothing shocking and nothing you'll have to add to the dictionary," she added. Hmm, while we wait for her to confirm the rumor, we've come up with a list of names that we are sure will guarantee future success and riches--some or all may inspire her--or you if you're expecting!
Check out our list after the jump!
If you're constantly struggling to get your kids to eat their fruits and veggies the reason may have something to do with your diet during pregnancy. A new report reveals that pregnant women who consume more fruits and vegetables are more likely to have children who are less fussy eaters. This proved to doctors that babies get a taste for healthy foods before birth through the amniotic fluid and after through breast milk.
Researchers say that babies are already hardwired to enjoy salty and sweet foods, and may have a harder time adjusting to the initial taste of green vegetables. But by adding these to your pregnancy diet, you may just avoid having to deal with the picky eater woes.Continue Reading >
Great news in Hollywood today: Penélope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem are expecting their second child together!
The 38-year-old actress and mom of 2-year-old Leo just made the official announcement to Spanish TV station TVE, explaining that the couple was "tremendously happy and excited" to learn of the pregnancy.Continue Reading >
I thank God every day for the advances we've made in technology and genetics. Thanks to Cochlear Implants, my son who is profoundly deaf, "hears" and speaks like any other teen. In fact, you wouldn't even be able to tell that he's deaf! Shortly after his diagnosis, we had him tested to identify whether his hearing loss was genetic. We were told that if they could identify the specific gene that caused it, we could find out whether he'd be only deaf or whether he would also have issues with his eyes, heart or kidneys.Continue Reading >
Can we please give Kim Kardashian a break, people? The 32-year old reality star, who's pregnant with rapper Kanye West's baby, has been under a lot of stress lately between her divorce battle with ex Kris Humphries and constant scrutiny about her weight. Kim has been so worked up that she had to file a legal declaration in which she states that the pressure of the divorce case has really posed a threat towards her health and pregnancy. She's doing what she can to finally wrap things up with Humphries, move on with her life and be happy. So why can't people just let her be?Continue Reading >
They say you can tell a lot about a person by just their name. And in case you didn't know, now there's an app for that! You remember why you chose your child's name and the important reason you chose it. But there's always more to a name and now you can find out what your child's personality might be like according to this trusty baby name picking app!
Nametrix: Doctor or Dancer?, as it's called, is a software that uses public data of names to determine what professions, political parties, and other categories are mostly connected to them. Are you curious to see what career is most affiliated with your name? Read on to find out!Continue Reading >
Gone are the days when a pregnancy announcement was shared with direct family members. Now with social media being the mainstream, most new parents share their news with Facebook friends, other Instagrammers, or the Twittersphere. Then there are some parents whose announcement are creative and humorous as a reddit user shared on the popular site.
The user, ChaingunXD, shared the hilarious memehis pregnant friend sent him which shows a baby holding two fake guns with a sign above him that reads: "Sibling Rivalry. Coming this Summer" Ha! How's that for creative?Continue Reading >
Inspired by my own musings on the unexpected benefits of motherhood and a post on Yahoo's Life of Mom video blog about the hidden benefits of pregnancy, I've spent some time today reminiscing about all the awesome things I got to do while pregnant, but have absolutely no excuse for now. So instead of dwelling on things that once were (okay ... maybe dwelling a little), I thought I'd help all the pregnant ladies out there (or those of you considering getting pregnant!) find a few ways to take full advantage before it's too late. Below are my top five secret perks of pregnancy. Be sure to try them out shame free!Continue Reading >