Between the barrage of reminders and the scramble to find the right card, it's easy forget why we really celebrate Mother's Day. It's a reminder of one of life's wildest moments: the day you met your first love. A few weeks ago we asked the Shine community to share their first photos as a mom. We had a feeling we'd get some beautiful responses, but we didn't know they'd make us tear up. Take a look at some of our readers' first mom photos, and keep sharing your own on our Flickr pool. Box of tissues recommended.Read More »from Happy Mother's Day! 20 Amazing First Mom Photos From The Shine Community
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, May 11, 2012 2:09 PM EDT
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, May 11, 2012 12:12 PM EDT
(Photo by FOX via Getty Images)[Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping and/or adorable photo from today's news. We don't even have the words for it, do you?]Read More »from So This Happened...Jennifer Lopez' Twins Grew Up (and Are Adorbs)
Celebrity babies grow up so fast. It seems like just the other day J.Lo had only one responsibility: rationalizing the movie Gigli. Now she's got two unfathomably cute toddlers, Emme and Max (who looks like a mini Marc Anthony, yes?) They joined their pretty mama at a taping of American Idol last night and even got to sit at the judges table. Someone deserves serious Mother's Day breakfast in bed for that.
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Thu, May 10, 2012 3:03 PM EDT
Proms can drive some moms to madness. See With all of the concern over what kids are wearing to prom this year, another issue has been largely ignored: crazy prom parents.Read More »from Crazy Prom Moms Accused of Lysol Attack, Paying for Kids' Internet Dates
Two Colorado moms have been accused of spraying dancing students in the face with Lysol.
Jennifer Farmer and Hannah Rockey, parent chaperones at Manitou Springs High School's senior prom, thought the teenagers were dancing inappropriately, according to Colorado's KKTV local news.
"They were like, 'This is inappropriate,' and they would show what was inappropriate. Then they would say this is what we would rather see," recounted Katie Spurlin, a high school senior at the event.
When their directions weren't heeded, the moms allegedly took matters into their own hands. They're accused of spraying Lysol disinfectant on kids who wouldn't stop dancing. Witnesses also say the moms hurled insults at the girls, calling them "sluts" and "whores." Real nice.
Some students complained the spray got into their eyes and hair, forcing them not only to leave the
Read More »from So This Happened...Baby Elephant Learned to Walk!
[Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping (or adorable) photo from today's news. We don't even have the words for it, do you?]
A baby Asian elephant, born two days ago at the Tierpark Berlin zoo in Germany, was photographed learning to walk on his wobbly three-toed legs. In this moment, he'd lost his balance and his mommy, Nova, used her trunk to help him back up.
(ThinkStock Photos)[Every Wednesday, Shine finds an answer to one of life's little mysteries. If you've got a burning question you want answered, tweet it to @yahooshine #burningquestions or share it in the comments section.]Read More »from Burning Question: What Do Babies Dream About?
If you've ever looked at a sleeping baby and wondered what the heck is going on in her brain, you're not alone. It's a question comes up a lot on internet searches, and only a little in scientific research, since babies don't make the most communicative subjects. To find out what the average baby might be dreaming of, we went to the source: Dr. Edward Kulich, a pediatrician specializing in children's sleeping habits and author of the The Best Baby Sleep Book.
"Since we know that babies experience REM sleep, the stage of sleep most commonly associated with dreams, we can assume that infants assimilate their daily experiences," Kulich tells Shine. So what parts of their day might come up in their dreams? "Feeding, smelling, eliminating, feeling warm and cozy, hungry, or bored, or the
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Beauty – Wed, May 9, 2012 2:28 PM EDT
Brad Pitt has more in common with Marilyn Monroe than just blonde highlights. They're both brand ambassadors for Chanel No. 5 perfume. Pitt has been selected to be the new face of the famed women's perfume. Chanel made the official announcement via Twitter Wednesday morning, adding Pitt to its roster of famous spokespeople. As the first male face of the fragrance, he joins an exclusive club of big-screen beauties doling out Chanel to the masses. -Piper Weiss, Shine Staff
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(Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)Read More »from So This Happened...Tyra Banks Had Crazy Eyes
[Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping photo from today's news. We don't even have the words for it, do you?]
Last night Tyra Banks went where no smokey eye has gone before. At a gala event for the The Moth storytelling series, the model mogul looked like she applied her eyeshadow with a paint-roller. Either that or someone needs to call a Ghostbuster.
(Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)[Shine's daily spotlight of the most jaw-dropping photo from today's news. We don't even have the words for it, do you?]Read More »from So This Happened...Marilyn Monroe Rises Again
Last night while you were sleeping, Marilyn Monroe's giant torso was hoisted up the side of a Chicago high-rise. The 26-foot-tall sculpture of the American icon has spent the past year hovering over the crowded Magnificent Mile district of the Windy City. She's now set to travel west to Palm Springs, California where she'll serve as public art in a new state for another 12 months.
Because of her enormous size (she weighs 40,000 pounds) she had to be split in two pieces and hauled out of the city by a crane. Not pictured: Marilyn's legs, waiting patiently for a lift.
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Healthy Living – Mon, May 7, 2012 8:31 PM EDT
While every single competitor headed to London has superhero chops, a few take a really awesome picture. NBC's official Olympics site has portraits of every 2012 athlete headed for the games. Most are just as you'd expect: face forward, dressed in a team uniform, looking serious. But a handful of official bio portraits don't follow the pack. If they gave out gold medals for most attitude in a single snapshot, these guys would make a clean sweep.
Read More »from Most Surprising Portraits of 2012 Olympic Athletes (or the 9 People I'm Rooting for This Summer)
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Mon, May 7, 2012 4:24 PM EDT
Out: Carla. In: Valerie.Move over Carla, there's a new first lady in France. Valerie Trierweiler is next at bat as Premiere Dame now that that Francoise Hollande has beaten Nicolas Sarkozy in the country's presidential election. Like Carla, Valerie is taller, better looking and perhaps more well-known in certain circles, than her partner. But the similarities between the two women end there. Let's compare:Read More »from France's New First Lady Valerie Trierweiler Vs. Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. No Comparison.
Carla: Singer-songwriter, actress, ex-supermodel.
Valerie: Journalist. She originally wrote about politics for Paris Match, but has switched to arts and culture due to, ahem, a major conflict of interest.
NUMBER OF KIDS
Carla: 2. Her youngest, Guila, was born last year, while Sarkozy was in office.
Carla: Marie-Antoinette. As wife of the "bling bling president" Bruni-Sarkozy has developed a reputation for living big. When she's not photographed cavorting on exotic beaches with her husband, she's busy dressing in Chanel and trying to adapt the