If you don't follow the blog Daisy the Curly Cat, you should. In it Daisy and her brother Harley share her curly cat world in a fun and fashionable manner. As an accomplished blogger, humorist, and feline model, Daisy is often seen showing off a variety of clothing. I view Daisy as a feline blogging sensation. Since 2006, she has entertained and inspired me, and she was one of the motivating factors behind my own pet blogging. Daisy the Curly Cat won the 2012 Petties Award for funniest blog. She also has had her own Hallmark greeting card! In this slideshow interview, you can learn more about Daisy and see some of her fun feline fashions and antics. Be sure to follow her online and on the Daisy Facebook Page for more! Click through for an interview with Daisy the Curly Cat! -By Carleen Coulter
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If you don't follow the blog Daisy the Curly Cat, you should. In it Daisy and her brother Harley share her curly cat world in a fun and fashionable manner. As an accomplished blogger, humorist, and feline model, Daisy is often seen showing off a variety of clothing. I view Daisy as a feline blogging sensation. Since 2006, she has entertained and inspired me, and she was one of the motivating factors behind my own pet blogging. Daisy the Curly Cat won the 2012 Petties Award for funniest blog. She also has had her own Hallmark greeting card! In this slideshow interview, you can learn more about Daisy and see some of her fun feline fashions and antics. Be sure to follow her online and on the Daisy Facebook Page for more! Click through for an interview with Daisy the Curly Cat! -By Carleen CoulterRead More »from An Adorable Interview with Daisy the Curly Cat
- Babble.com | Decorating Guide – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 1:10 PM EDT
As it turns out, I'm in love with all things plaid. I love it on everything from the vintage wool blanket at the foot of our bed, to a thrifted Thermos I picked up recently; I'm simply mad about plaid. As we head into fall and winter, I can think of no better way to warm up your decor than with the inherent coziness of plaid! But no, no, I'm not talking your grandmother's plaid. (No offense, grandmas.) I'm talking plaid that feels more modern than country, more vintage than kitsch. Are you wild for plaid, too? Click through for 7 modern ways to decorate with plaid! Your home will thank you.
-By Cyd Converse
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- Babble.com | Parenting – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 1:09 PM EDT
PregnantAs if being a teenager in foster care isn't tragic enough, imagine having to go to court to get permission for your abortion. Going to court would entail telling your case worker and then your attorney and probably a dozen other people before even getting to the judge. And if you're lucky enough to have a closed court room, there's still the bailiff, stenographer, and attorneys present.Read More »from Should This Foster Teen Have Been Denied an Abortion?
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Now, imagine after going through all of these channels, plus counseling, THREE ultrasounds, and testifying twice, being told by the Nebraska SUPREME COURT that you're too immature to consent to an abortion.
Yet, somehow she's mature enough to become a mother against her wishes.
Nothing about the court's decision makes sense to me, and it breaks my heart. During the appeals process for consent for an abortion, this foster teen's own parents' rights were terminated. Her world is being turned upside down, and she doesn't have any say in the
- Babble.com | Parenting – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 1:03 PM EDT
One of the wonderful editors here at Babble sent out an email yesterday wondering if anyone would be interested in covering Time Magazine's story Reproductive Medicine's Gift: 5 Million Babies. Naturally, as a woman who's in the middle of her 6th IVF cycle (3 fresh, 3 frozen), I jumped on the opportunity.
From the second I read the title, I knew people who don't truly understand infertility and the struggles that go along with it would be the firsts to get outraged by this number.
5 million babies in an already overpopulated world?! they'd scream.
Why don't all these women just adopt?! they'd shout, while likely holding their own precious - and naturally conceived - child.
I'm not going to go there with those folks, because they don't and never will get it. And if you happen to be one of those folks, do us all a favor and go click a different page. This post isn't your cup of tea.
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 12:51 PM EDT
,I think it was well over a decade ago that I bought my first copy of Martha Stewart Living. I wasn't a cook or a crafter or a maker of things so it never appealed to me, but some girlfriends and I were having a holiday ornament making party and the cover promised some tutorials on fancy ornaments.
But when I got home and actually began reading the magazine it became clear that her idea of "handmade" was way out of the skill set of my friends - and the budget for the materials alone was more than any of us could afford.
These days it would never occur to me - or, frankly, almost anyone I know - to look anywhere outside of the internet for handmade ornament tutorials. And for those of us that have no desire to craft at the level of Martha Stewart, there are hundreds (if not hundreds of thousands) of women like me that have learned how to make fabulously adorable things and have shared how to do it on their blogs. The internet has provided a stage for, well, everyone, and women inRead More »from Is Martha Stewart's Drop in Revenue the Reason She's Trash-Talking Bloggers?
- Babble.com | Beauty – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 11:23 AM EDT
From Cinderella's magical blue gown to Snow White's sensible yet snappy black ballet flats, Disney Princesses epitomize style and fashion. There is much to be learned from studying the eleven official Disney Princesses. They encourage us to to take risks, not just in life, but in fashion. Their bold choices - from capes to crowns - inspire us to do more with what we've got in our closets and make more daring selections during future shopping hauls. With nearly 75 years of Disney Princess images, the number of Disney Princess beauty tips to be discovered is virtually infinite. To get us started, here are my favorite 7 beauty tips from Disney Princesses. -By Amy Lupold BairRead More »from The Fairest One of All: 7 Beauty Tricks We Can Steal from Disney Princesses
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- Babble.com | Parenting – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 11:13 AM EDT
Some of the most popular Halloween costumes represent other cultures: tons of kids dress up every year as Native Americans or as "Geisha Girls." In fact, those kinds of costumes are so popular that at least one costume supplier puts them in their "classic costumes" category: along with "robot" and "clown," you can find "Spanish Dancer," "Sassy Samurai," and "Dream Catcher Cutie."
The question is, do those costumes celebrate another culture, or simply stereotype it?
A woman in Asheville, North Carolina says costumes like the "Cherokee Cutie"- which features a very short dress-are demeaning, and likens the costume to blackface. A couple years ago, students at Ohio University's Students Teaching About Racism (STARS) program came up with a powerful and thought-provoking campaign: "we're a culture, not a costume." Under a banner that reads, "this is not who I am, and this is not okay," a Japanese-American student holds a photo of a Geisha Girl costume. A Mexican-American studentRead More »from Is it Ever Okay for Your Kid to Dress as Another Ethnicity for Halloween?
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 11:13 AM EDT
When it comes to a wedding dress, most of us only get a chance to wear it once. But imagine if you had the opportunity to relive the magic you felt when you put on your wedding dress for the first time again and again. One woman is doing just that, and with the help of her husband, is creating some new memories in the process. Jennifer and her husband Jeff have taken her wedding dress across the globe and chronicled the journey. According to the stats on their website One Dress, One Woman, One World, Jennifer has worn her dress in 148 photos shoots and it has traveled approximately 147,500 miles to over 19 countries. Their love for adventure, travel, and one another has resulted in a photography project that is taking them across the globe, getting its start when the two of them exchanged wedding vows "in the most remote, uninhabited place in the world" - Easter Island. The dress that was "hand carried" to the ceremony location after traveling by flight thousands of miles and laterRead More »from 7 Stunning Photos of the Wedding Dress Worn Around the World
- Babble.com | Parenting – Thu, Oct 17, 2013 10:36 AM EDT
Brad Pitt's new movie, 12 Years a Slave, is about to be released, but would he let his kids watch it? The film has an R-restricted rating, meaning that no person under 17 can watch the film without being accompanied by an adult.
In a promotional interview with Today, Brad was asked this very question by Ann Curry and replied, "Maybe my eldest I would, right now." He was of course referring to his 12-year-old son Maddox. He added: "I'd rather for the others to get a little bit older and understand the dynamics of the world a little more."
Brad has five other children with his partner Angelina Jolie: Pax, 9, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 7, and Vivienne and Knox, 5.
The film is based on the true story of Solomon Northup, who is abducted and sold into slavery, after already living as a free man in upstate New York. Pitt was a producer on the film, and took a role as a Canadian who is working on the plantation where Northup ends up. For Pitt, making 12 Years was the very definition of whatRead More »from Would You Let Your Child Watch an R-Rated Movie? Brad Pitt Would!
- Babble.com | Shine Food – Wed, Oct 16, 2013 1:00 PM EDT
black and white cookiesAs a life-long New Yorker, I can attest to a life-long relationship with the black and white cookie. And yet our relationship has been, well, "complicated." See, for a pretty basic dessert, plain yellow cookie base topped with a simple fondant-style icing (half chocolate, half vanilla), it is almost impossible to find one that passes muster. While the icing is usually acceptable (it's pretty hard to wreck powdered sugar, water and corn syrup), the cookie inevitably disappoints. Hard. Dry. Bland. If you've ever had one of those ubiquitous shrink-wrapped discs at the local deli or produce market, you know just what I mean. But here's the thing: black and whites are SUPER easy to make! Seriously, you don't need a mixer or any other fancy equipment. They come together quickly. And the homemade cookie is SO superior to store-bought or "bakery" version that you will never eat one that doesn't come out of your kitchen again.Read More »from Empire Taste of Mind: Make Classic New York Black and White Cookie
Black and White Cookies
from Martha Stewart
For the cookies: