After years of unsuccessfully trying to have kids, Mia and Rozonno McGhee got the ultimate surprise: sextuplets. Now that their children are 3 years old, the couple have had some time to figure out what works. They stopped by the "Daily Shot" studios (kids in tow!) to offer up some of the parenting tips they've learned along the way.
Their first tip is "Punish them according to their personality," because what works for one child, like a timeout, doesn't necessarily work for another, who might learn more from having a favorite toy taken away.
The McGhees' second tip is work together as a team. While the pair admit they sometimes disagree about parenting, they know they have the same goal in mind. "We always try to make it work for the family," Mia says.
Mia and Rozonno also explain that they work better as parents when they're able to plan for quality time together without the kids. "Always take out time for yourself" is their third tip. "For...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Tue, Sep 17, 2013 10:11 AM EDT | Comments
"The Biggest Loser" is now in its 15th season, and host Alison Sweeney is as passionate as ever about inspiring people to live healthier lives.
"Everyone relates to feeling unhappy with their weight," she says. "It's an ongoing battle. Even if you've beaten it, you're still dealing with it. Every day you have to make healthy decisions."
Making healthy decisions can be challenging, especially if the smell of bacon is in the air on set. After craft services cooked up BLTs for the staff during one taping, Alison gave them a hard time for torturing the contestants. "It was brutal," she says. "Everybody could smell bacon." The host told the story so often that craft services started featuring healthier foods. "The producers were like, 'Ali can't go on telling people about that.'"
In her continued efforts to promote healthy living, Alison partnered up with Arnold Bread for the Feed Your Better campaign and sweepstakes, which encourages participants to...Read More »
There's an app for everything these days, and Sara Chipps knows the ones you need right now. The techie gave guest host Michael Yo a few pointers on what he should have on his smartphone.
The first app is Key Me. Simply scan your keys with the app. "If you ever lose your keys or you're locked out of your house," you can send the information to a key maker who will re-create the key, saving the money potentially spent on a locksmith.
Sara's second suggestion is the Tile App, an app that sends you small tiles to stick on your valuable or easily lost items, such as phones, remotes, laptops, or bikes. "It shows you exactly where your items are," she explains. It also comes in handy in the event of theft. "It will notify the police with the directions" to your prized possession.
Another one of Sara's favorite apps is Hue, which sends the user light bulbs to put in lamps around his or her house. "It l...Read More »
Dr. Doris Day, a dermatologist and medical journalist, says acne can occur at any age. Luckily, we can do some things to help prevent potential pimples. The doctor stopped by the "Daily Shot" studios to highlight some of the more surprising sources of breakouts.
Day says one source is pillowcases. "If you don't wash them often enough and you don't have a good-quality pillowcase," she says, dirt "can build up and make acne worse."
Day also sees many patients with body acne due to too-tight clothing at the gym. "Spandex is not very breathable," she explains. "Also, it's tight, so there's friction." She suggests wearing looser clothing to prevent unsightly body breakouts.
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In an age in which many of us are glued to our cell phones, Day suggests we clean our phone screens regularly to help prevent breakouts. Dirt accumulates on our face just from "having a lot of makeup on and the pollution and grime of the day," she said. "That pressure over time can actually make th...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Sep 13, 2013 11:04 AM EDT | Comments
Camila Alves is a successful model and handbag designer, and her husband isn't bad-looking, either. The native Brazilian and wife of Matthew McConaughey stopped by the "Daily Shot" studios to talk about what she and her actor hubby expect from their three children.
"I am a little strict on the kids," Camila admits, and she says she expects her kids to always say "Yes ma'am," "No, ma'am," "Thank you," and "Please." The famous couple also teaches their children to introduce themselves properly when entering a room. "It's not your room. Somebody else was there before you," she says. "Acknowledge them, look them in the eye, shake their hand, say 'How are you?'"
Camila stresses that communication is key, and she avoids tension by making sure she and Matthew enforce the same rules and never send mixed messages. "We've got to be on the same page," she says, "because if the kids can start thinking that they can have an out here to do something, they st...Read More »